SIFT Limited (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is SIFT Limited of Bridge House, 48-52 Baldwin Street, Bristol, BS1 1QB.
GDPR Statement of intent
As a business, SIFT is all about building valuable connections. This means that we are working through the impact and implications of the GDPR for both our audiences and our clients.
Although the GDPR is 95% of the way there; there are elements of the regulations that are still being debated by the EU Article 29 working party. Final guidance from the ICO; specifically around consent, is not expected to be released until December, 2017. Ahead of this, we are working through the ICO 12-point plan to ensure compliance. We are also using the GDPR as an opportunity to review the way we collect, store, process and safeguard personal data. This is to ensure that we (and our clients) are marketing to our audience in a way that complies with the GDPR and that will continue to deliver the best possible results and experience on both sides.
As part of this process, we have now become a certified member of the Direct Marketing Association which operates under similar guiding principals to the GDPR:
From this point on, we will be working with the support of the DMA’s legal and compliance team to ensure that we are continuing to work towards GDPR compliance.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site, using social media logins and/or other plugins, or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you subscribe to a newsletter or use some of the social media functions on our site. The information you give us may include (but is not necessarily limited to):
Information we collect about you. Each time you visit our site or interact with the emails we send to you, we may automatically collect the following information:
Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we or any of our group companies operate or the other services we provide.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways (the following lists are not exhaustive):
Information you give to us. We will use this information:
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may also share your information (including personal data) with selected third parties including:
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking (or omitting to check) certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and please state the site it is in reference to.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
A cookie is a small text file written to your hard drive that contains information about your account and use of this site. Cookies do not contain any personal information about users. Cookies enable us to collect useful information and to improve your experience when accessing and using our site.
The cookies we use on our site include:
We use this service to limit spam attacks across the sites.
We use a service called Mollom to monitor and protect our website from malicious activity. Mollom operates a web service that tries to determine the quality of member registrations and messages posted to our website, and particularly tries to determine whether these registrations/messages are to be considered as unsolicited registrations/messages (also called “spam”).
The data Mollom stores about you:
The content of your message, your name or nickname, IP address, user ID, OpenID, email address, URL of your website, and the date and time you post a message or registered.
For Mollom’s full terms and conditions, please click here.
We use this this service to bring advertiser messages to our audience.
DFP is an advertisement software as a service application run by Google. We use DFP to serve third-party advertisements to our audience. These third-party advertiser can drop cookies on to your browser. As site owners we do not directly control these cookies. You can find more information about the third-party advertising cookies on your browser from our site and others by visiting Network Advertising Initiative (NAI). If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
This policy will help you understand what data Google collects, why they collect it and what they do with it.
This Policy gives you details on how Google uses your data and how you can control what you send to them, when using third party sites such as ours.
We use this service to improve your experience across the sites.
This service runs in the background and drops one or more cookies to your computer, or handheld device. It helps us measure how you interact with our websites content by tracking your user journey and site interactions. The cookies store non-identifiable information about your browsing history, we use this data to analyse patterns and trends to help improve your experience.
The data Google Analytics stores about you:
Non-identifiable data such as, visits, pages views, time on site, and the journey you take through the site.
For more details on Google Analytics please visit their website http://www.google.com/analytics/
We use this service as a platform to power our content management system.
Drupal (http://drupal.com/) is our content management system and sets cookies to store user initiated interface preferences. This helps make your visits easier and the site more useful to you. Our Drupal content management system stores the data that you pass when signing up for an account or interacting with the site, such as filling in a web form to download a PDF.
The data Drupal stores about you:
Drupal stores any information that you enter into a field on our site, for example; your comments, private messaging, email address, your name, company size, company turnover.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our site, you can do this through your browser settings. The “help” function within your browser should provide information about this. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
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