Covsec Limited, a company limited by shares registered in England under company number 08797100 whose registered office is at:
The Square, Magor
and operates this website.
This type of information relates to how many views are associated with our content; written or recorded, how many times content is saved or favourited, and/or other areas of the site that automatically store non-personal information about the sites’ usage, popularity or positive or negative impact. We perform statistical analyses of users of the site, and their viewing and participation patterns, for product development purposes and to generally inform advertisers about the nature of our audience.
We may collect non-personal information about the computer, mobile device or other device you use to access Covsec services, such as IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.
We use various technologies, including Google Analytics cookies, to manage covsec.co.uk and track use of the content we provide, including:
Aggregated data about email click-through rates and video viewing.
Information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies Demographics and other details that are provided to Covsec to help us customise the site based on your preferences.
We will collect and use information about your location (such as your country) but we don’t collect any exact data of you or your device.
We use your information for limited purposes and do not sell it to any third parties. Specific uses are defined below.
We may use the information that we collect to fulfill your requests for services and information. For example, using your contact information to respond to your customer service requests, or to enable registration for one of our conferences.
We also use the information we collect to send email newsletters, or information about Covsec events (if you have opted in for this information). We may also use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, such as information about your account or changes to the site.
We may use the information that we collect to prevent illegal activities, to enforce the covsec.co.uk Terms and Conditions, or as otherwise required by law.
In addition to the uses identified above, we may use the information that we collect for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the appropriate use of information, we put in place commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative controls to protect your information. Please note that no method of transmission over the internet is 100% secure. Remember, when visiting a third-party site from Covsec.co.uk, we do not control the privacy policies of other parties, so please check before browsing on those sites to ensure you agree with their terms.
You can request that your account be deactivated at any time. When your account is deactivated, your user profile and all public activities will be hidden apart from your profile photo which will remain within The Dream Gallery. If you are a contributor your articles will remain public along with your profile photo. To unsubscribe from our newsletters, click on the link at the bottom of a newsletter you have received.
The organisation processes personal data in accordance with the following data protection principles:
The organisation processes personal data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
The organisation tells individuals the reasons for processing their personal data, how it uses such data and the legal basis for processing in its privacy notices. It will not process personal data of individuals for other reasons. Where the organisation relies on its legitimate interests as the basis for processing data, it will carry out an assessment to ensure that those interests are not overridden by the rights and freedoms of individuals.
We hold personal data under the following permitted reasons provided by the GDPR- so one of these reasons will apply to your data:
(a) Consent: the individual has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose.
(b) Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract you have with the individual, or because they have asked you to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
(c) Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for you to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).
(d) Vital interests: the processing is necessary to protect someone's life.
(e) Public task: the processing is necessary for you to perform a task in the public interest or for your official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.
(f) Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for your legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party unless there is a good reason to protect the individual's personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.
As a data subject, individuals have a number of rights in relation to their personal data.
Individuals have the right to make a subject access request. If an individual makes a subject access request, the organisation will tell him/her:
The organisation will also provide the individual with a copy of the personal data undergoing processing. This will normally be in electronic form if the individual has made a request electronically, unless he/she agrees otherwise. To make a subject access request, the individual should send the request to [email address] or use the organisation's form for making a subject access request. In some cases, the organisation may need to ask for proof of identification before the request can be processed. The organisation will inform the individual if it needs to verify his/her identity and the documents it requires. The organisation will normally respond to a request within a period of one month from the date it is received. In some cases, such as where the organisation processes large amounts of the individual's data, it may respond within three months of the date the request is received. The organisation will write to the individual within one month of receiving the original request to tell him/her if this is the case. If a subject access request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, the organisation is not obliged to comply with it. Alternatively, the organisation can agree to respond but will charge a fee, which will be based on the administrative cost of responding to the request. A subject access request is likely to be manifestly unfounded or excessive where it repeats a request to which the organisation has already responded. If an individual submits a request that is unfounded or excessive, the organisation will notify him/her that this is the case and whether or not it will respond to it.
Individuals have a number of other rights in relation to their personal data. They can require the organisation to:
To ask the organisation to take any of these steps, the individual should send the request to the email address on our website.
The organisation takes the security of personal data seriously. The organisation has internal policies and controls in place to protect personal data against loss, accidental destruction, misuse or disclosure, and to ensure that data is not accessed, except by employees in the proper performance of their duties.
If the organisation discovers that there has been a breach of personal data that poses a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals, it will report it to the Information Commissioner within 72 hours of discovery. The organisation will record all data breaches regardless of their effect.
Individuals are responsible for helping the organisation keep their personal data up to date. Individuals should let the organisation know if data provided to the organisation changes, for example if an individual moves house or changes his/her bank details.
Individuals may have access to the personal data of other individuals [and of our customers and clients] in the course of their [employment, contract, volunteer period, internship or apprenticeship]. Where this is the case, the organisation relies on individuals to help meet its data protection obligations to staff [and to customers and clients].
Failing to observe these requirements may amount to a disciplinary offence, which will be dealt with under the organisation's disciplinary procedure. Significant or deliberate breaches of this policy, such as accessing employee or customer data without authorisation or a legitimate reason to do so, may constitute gross misconduct and could lead to dismissal without notice.