1.1 At Visually Reviewed we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We work hard to keep your information safe and secure. We follow strict procedures on how personal information is stored and used and we also limit who sees it to help stop any unauthorised person getting hold of it.
1.4 Two quick things we hope you will find useful:
- 1.4.1 We will not spam you;
- 1.4.2 We will not sell, distribute or otherwise make your personal information public.
2. What information do we collect?
2.1 We may collect the following information:
- 2.1.1 Contact information such as name, email address, company and phone number (where it is provided to us in the contact forms on this website)
- 2.1.2 Usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is Google Analytics. This usage data may be processed [for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services]. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.
- 2.1.4 When you make an enquiry of us we will collect your name, contact information and details about the service you are interested in so that we can provide you with information that is of interest to you.
- 2.1.5 We may collect certain other information that you give us, for example, if you report a problem with our website to us.
3. What do we use this information for?
3.1 We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- 3.1.1 Internal record keeping.
- 3.1.2 We may use the information to improve our services.
- 3.1.3 Where necessary, we may contact you by email or phone.
- 3.1.4 We may process information for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters. The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is Legitmate Interests.
- 3.1.5 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
3.3 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
4. What is the GDPR?
4.1 The GDPR is a regulation intended to strengthen and unify data protection for everyone within the European Union (EU). The GDPR requires greater openness and transparency of companies on the other hand, while also imposing tighter limits on the use of personal data. You can learn more here.
5. The legal basis we have for processing your personal data
5.1 The GDPR requires data collectors, such as Visually Reviewed, to have a legal basis to use the personal data of EU residents. Therefore, this section shall apply to any such personal data collected by Visually Reviewed.
5.2 Visually Reviewed uses the personal data that you provide to supply you with high-quality products, content and services as you request, to send important notices, and for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to provide you with the information you need to make the most informed technology purchasing decisions.
5.3 We may also use your personal data to offer you products, content or services that may be of interest to you, based upon to your interests or the preferences you shared with us, and may share your personal data with third party sponsors of content, events, and other services or offers.
5.4 The legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent. In certain circumstances, we may otherwise process your personal data if Visually Reviewed has a legitimate interest in doing so and Visually Reviewed is not infringing any of your rights and freedoms.
5.5 When Visually Reviewed processes your personal data for Visually Reviewed’s legitimate interests, Visually Reviewed will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not override your interests. Visually Reviewed will not use your personal data in circumstances where your rights and freedoms override our legitimate interests, unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law.
6. What are the data subject rights?
6.1 The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides certain rights for EU data subjects. You may decline to share some personal information with us, in which case we may not be able to provide some of the features and functionality of Visually Reviewed. These rights include, but not limited to, the right to object to the restriction of the processing of your Personal Data, and to your access to, rectification, erasure, and portability of your own Personal Data. Requests should be submitted through our contact us page or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
6.2 If you have any unresolved privacy concerns, please contact the EU Data Protection Authority and lodge a complaint.
7. How do you work with third party online advertising?
7.1 Our Site may contain links to third party websites. When you click on a link to any other website or location, you will leave our Site, App or Services and go to another site. We have no control over, do not review, and are not responsible for, these websites or their content.
7.3 The European Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) has developed a guide to online advertising and has developed an approach to managing online advertising with EDAA member companies available at www.YourOnlineChoices.com. To find out more about how to manage cookies and other similar technologies, see our Cookies Policy.
8. Do we collect information on children?
8.1 We do not knowingly collect and process information from children (anyone under the age of 13). This Website is not directed to children under the age of 13 and are not eligible for services. If a child under 13 submits personal information to us and we learn that the personal information is a personal information of a child under 13, we will take steps to remove the information from our databases.
8.2 If you believe that we might have any personal information from a child under 13, please email us at email@example.com.
9. Retaining and deleting personal data
9.1 You have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include:
- 9.1.1 The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed
- 9.1.2 You withdraw consent to consent-based processing
- 9.1.3 The processing is for direct marketing purposes
- 9.1.4 The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
9.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes. If you are a potential client of our business, we will retain any information you may provide through the website only for as long as is necessary to fulfil our contractual commitments to you, unless otherwise agreed by you. Exclusions to the right to erasure include where processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
9.3 If you require us to erase the data we have on file, please email a formal request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Your rights regarding your personal information
10.1 We have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
10.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:
- 10.2.1 The right to access;
- 10.2.2 The right to rectification;
- 10.2.3 The right to erasure;
- 10.2.4 The right to restrict processing;
- 10.2.5 The right to object to processing;
- 10.2.6 The right to data portability;
- 10.2.7 The right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
- 10.2.8 The right to withdraw consent.
10.3 You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.
10.4 You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
10.5 In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are certain general exclusions of the right to erasure. Those general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
10.6 In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
10.7 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
10.8 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
10.9 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is consent, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
10.10 If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
10.11 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal. You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us. To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by emailing email@example.com.
11.1 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.
12.1 Our website, like many others, uses small files called Cookies to help us customise and improve your experience of it. ‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the web browser software (for example, Internet Explorer, Chrome or Safari) on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences.
12.2 You can think of Cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and provide the best experience for you. Cookies can also enable tracking of site visits and can help companies understand how their site is being used and how it can be further improved.
14. External links
14.1 Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
14.2 The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
15. Advertisements and affiliate links
15.1 This website may contain affiliate links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
16. Social media platforms
16.1 Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the Terms and Conditions as well as the Privacy Policies held with each social media platform respectively.
16.2 Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
16.3 This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
17. Shortened links in social media
17.1 This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: https://bit.ly/3g3DAKq).
17.2 Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
19. Identity and contact details
19.1 This website is owned and operated by Visually Reviewed Ltd. We have a legal duty to protect personal information that we collect under the Data Protection Act 1998, (the “DPA”) and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, (the “GDPR”). For the purposes of the DPA and GDPR, we are the ‘Data controller’ and are located at:
Visually Reviewed Ltd,
2 Rutland Avenue,
- 19.3.1 By post, to the postal address given above,
- 19.3.2 Using our website contact form,
- 19.3.3 By telephone, on the contact number published on our website,
- 19.3.4 By email, using the email address published on our website.
19.4 If you have questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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