We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Your personal data – what is it?
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession.
The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).
How do we process your personal data?
We comply with our obligations under GDPR by:
- Keeping personal data up to date;
- Storing and destroying it securely;
- Not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data;
- Protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure;
- Ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- Your name;
- Your contact information including email address.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping;
- We may use the information to improve our products and services;
- We may periodically send promotional emails about networking and social events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided;
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- the right to request a copy of your personal data which we hold about you
- the right to request that we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date
- the right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for us to retain such data
- the right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
- the right to request that the data controller provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability)
- the right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing
- the right to object to the processing of personal data
- the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.
Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact us as follows:
Data Protection Officer
The Lahlita Project
You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office as follows:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Tel: 0303 123 1113