Personal Data – any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Processing – any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data subject – a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.
Child – a natural person under 16 years of age.
We/us (either capitalized or not) – AssuringBusiness
We promise to follow the following data protection principles:
The Data Subject has the following rights:
Information you have provided us with
This might be your e-mail address, name, company name, business/home/billing address, telephone number etc. – mainly information that is necessary for delivering your expected level of engagement with us which may include obtaining information about or procuring/using a product/service, subscribing you to your chosen mailing lists, or to enhance your customer experience with us. We may also save the information you provide us with in order for you to access member areas, comment or perform other activities on the Site.
Information automatically collected about you
This includes information that is automatically stored by cookies and other session tools, for example, your IP address, your activity history on our Site (if there is any) etc. This information is used to improve your customer experience and to enable us to present relevant information or advertisements. Some of this information is also used to help protect the Site and users against malicious activity. When you use our services or look at the contents of our Site, your activities may be logged.
Publicly available information
We might gather information about you that is publicly available.
When visitors leave comments on the Site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the Site, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the Site can download and extract any location data from images on the Site.
We use contact forms to make it easy for you to interact with us for example by sending enquiries, requesting information about our products and services or joining a mailing list. Although we will necessarily store and process information from the contact form to be able to deal with the request we will not automatically add these details to our marketing and mailing lists, unless the contact form makes it clear that this will happen as a result of you submitting your information and you confirm your acceptance to this. In any event, you will always have the choice to opt-out of all marketing and mailing lists at any time.
We use your Personal Data in order to:
We use your Personal Data on legitimate grounds and/or with your Consent.
On the grounds of entering into a contract or fulfilling contractual obligations, we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
On the grounds of legitimate interest, we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
As long as you have not informed us otherwise, we consider offering you products/services that are similar to your purchasing history/browsing behaviour to be our legitimate interest.
With your consent we Process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
We Process your Personal Data in order to fulfil obligations arising from law and/or use your Personal Data for options provided by law. We reserve the right to anonymise Personal Data gathered and to use any such data. We will use data outside the scope of this Policy only when it is anonymised.
We are required to save your billing information for accounting and tax purposes for six (6) years.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our Site as members, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile and retain this data indefinitely until you choose to delete that data and disable your account. All registered members can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Site administrators can also see and edit that information. We reserve the right to review and disable members that have not accessed the Site membership area for more than a year but if we do this we will notify you of our intent to do so before it happens.
Other information gathered about you will only be maintained for a period reasonably necessary for the obligation to service your chosen level of engagement, but not longer than one year unless you provide permission to do so. Prior to this time limit will will seek permission to use and store the data for a further year. If you do not give repeated permission the data that we are not obligated by law to retain will be deleted from our systems or anonymised.
We might process your Personal Data for additional purposes that are not mentioned here, but are compatible with the original purpose for which the data was gathered. To do this, we will ensure that:
We will inform you in advance of any further Processing and purposes if and when this should occur and give you the option to opt-out.
If you have an account/membership on this Site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the Personal Data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any Personal Data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Please use our Member Page (you need to be logged in) to edit your details, or visit Privacy Tools to view or delete your Personal Data, or email our Admin team here and we will process your request for you.
We do not share your Personal Data with strangers. Personal Data about you is in some cases provided to our trusted partners in order to either make providing the service to you possible or to enhance your customer experience. We only work with Processing partners who are able to ensure adequate level of protection to your Personal Data. We share your data with:
Our processing partners:
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
We might disclose your Personal Data to third parties if you have consented to it or if there are other legal grounds for it. If any portion of AssuringBusiness is sold, your Personal Data may be part of the business assets that we transfer.
We also reserve the right to use, disclose and share your Personal Data to investigate, prevent or take action with respect to any potential or actual crime, circumstances that threaten the safety, rights and freedoms of any person, violations of our Terms and Conditions or as otherwise required by law.
We do our best to keep your Personal Data safe. We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS). We use anonymising and pseudonymising where suitable. We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks deploying various technical and operational controls with this objective.
Even though we try our best we cannot guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of known data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.
If you have an account/membership with us, note that you have to keep your username and password secret and use passwords that are considered difficult to guess or hack.
We do not intend to collect or knowingly collect information from children. We do not target children with our services.
A cookie is a tiny data file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make websites work. You can control your cookies at the browser level and we also provide tools on our Site to enable your choice to opt-in or opt-out of cookie use. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.
You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. We also provide tools on our Site to enable you to opt-in or opt-out of cookie use. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.
Specifically we use these cookies (cookie names):
(ads/ga-audiences) via Google Adwords to help serve relevant ads based on your browsing history.
(NID) via Google.com to reflect user browser preferences.
(AWSALB) via McAfee Secure which is used to enable users to validate our Site security credentials and assess potential risks. They in turn use Amazon Web Services to host their system. This cookie allows them to deliver their service seamlessly from multiple services using a load balancer, so the cookie simply records which server cluster is serving you.
(trustedsite_session, truestedsite_visit) via McAfee Secure which is used to check that your IP address is trusted.
(bcookie, bscookie, lidc) via LinkedIn to enable active links to some of our people profiles.
(slimstat_tracking_code) via Slimstat which is a website tracking and analytics tool to help us understand user behaviour and improve the performance of our website.
(cookie_notice_accepted) to track acceptance of Site cookies using Cookie Notice.
(wordpress_test_cookie, wordpress_sec_(IDstring), wordpress_logged_in_(IDstring), wp-settings-1, wp-settings-time-1) via WordPress to support user/member logon and related page/panel presentation.
Last modification was made 28 May 2018.