Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out the data processing practices carried out through the use of the Internet and any other electronic communications networks by Data Bubble Consultancy Limited.  If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices, please contact our Data Controller, Steve Clayton, at  steve@databubble.info.  Please note that all data thus captured will be used and processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) (up to and including 24 May 2018), the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) (from 25 May 2018 onwards) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (“PECR”).

Information collected

We collect information from visitors to this website through the use of online forms / email hyperlinks and every time you email us your details. That data is stored securely and reviewed at least once a year to determine whether or not its storage remains appropriate. If deemed no longer appropriate, such information is deleted or destroyed in a secure manner.

We collect additional information automatically about your visit to our website. Please see our cookies policy for more details.

Use of personal information

We process personal information collected via this website for the purposes of:

  • Providing and personalising our services
  • Dealing with your enquiries and requests
  • Administering orders and accounts relating to our suppliers or customers
  • Administering membership records
  • Crime prevention and prosecution of offenders
  • Maintaining information as a reference tool or general resource
  • Carrying out market research campaigns
  • Providing you with information about products and services

Your Rights Relating to the Information we Collect

Notwithstanding your general rights under law, you have the right to:

  • Request details of all information we hold about you be advised to you (under the GDPR this is referred to as “Right of Access”)
  • Request that we amend any inaccuracies (under the GDPR, this is referred to as the “Right to Rectification”)
  • Request that we delete all information about you (under the GDPR, this is referred to as the “Right to Erasure”)
  • Request that we cease all marketing communications towards you by any, or all channels (you may do this at any time, either by clicking the link within the relevant email or by contacting us directly at steve@databubble.info)
  • To complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) at any time, if you feel we are not handling / processing your data in an appropriate manner

You may exercise any of these rights (with the exception of the final right, which must be directed to the ICO) by communicating your wishes directly to us. Please email us at info@databubble.info or call us on 01274 965411. Alternatively, you can also write to us at The Directors, Data Bubble Consultancy Limited, Parkhill Business Centre, Walton Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5DZ.

In the event that you exercise any of these rights, the law allows us a defined time scale within which to comply. We will always aim to comply as quickly as possible, and always within the defined time scales.

We take your rights very seriously and will always respect your request.

Marketing

Please note that your information may be used to send you details of those products or services that we offer that we have identified as likely to be of interest to you.  This will be in accordance with the preferences that you indicated when communicating with us.

If we have received your specific consent, this may be withdrawn by you at any time, either by clicking the link within an email or by contacting us directly at steve@databubble.info.

If we have not received your specific consent, we may process your information based upon Legitimate Interests. Please see the below section on Legitimate Interests for more information.

If at any point you would like to opt-out of receiving communications from us, or would like to change the channels (such as email or post) that we use to contact you, please email us at info@databubble.info or call us on 01274 965411. Alternatively, you can also write to us at The Directors, Data Bubble Consultancy Limited, Parkhill Business Centre, Walton Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5DZ.

Legitimate Interest

Under the GDPR, there are 6 lawful grounds that can be used for the processing of personal data. Consent is one such lawful grounds for processing, but not the only one. Many organisations will rely on other lawful grounds for the processing of personal data, such as Legitimate Interest.

Relying on Legitimate Interest involves:

  • Establishing the interest of the organisation – this could be, for example, promoting goods or services offered by the organisation. Processing for direct marketing purposes is specifically mentioned in the GDPR.
  • Carrying out a necessity test – this requires consideration of whether there is another way of achieving the interest without having to use personal data. Even if there is another way, but it would require disproportionate effort, the necessity could still be established. You need to consider if there is a way to make direct marketing communication with the correct contacts without holding their personal data. It is unlikely that there would be another proportionate way of making direct marketing communications without the necessity to use personal data.
  • Balancing the interest of the organisation against the fundamental rights of the data subjects and whether the use of their personal data by the organisation could have a significant impact on their fundamental rights. In the context of B2B direct marketing, where communications relate to business services rather than the personal life of the individuals receiving the communications, it is unlikely that the fundamental rights of such individuals would be impaired. Those communications need to be measured and unobtrusive.

Our view is that it is reasonable for Data Bubble to rely on Legitimate Interest as grounds for the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes. This is for the following reasons:

  • there is a very limited amount of personal data being processed
  • it is being used solely for the purposes of marketing to the business for which the individual works and not the individual himself / herself
  • the individuals within the business are likely to be people within the organisation who might expect to be contacted for business communications
  • the nature of the communications would never impair the individual’s fundamental rights, nor could they be considered obtrusive

Notwithstanding the above, if an individual objects to our storing and / or using his / her personal data, that individual’s choices are always respected and all personal data is removed from the database.

Disclosure

We will not share your data with third parties except as required to do so by Government bodies and law enforcement agents.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites that are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy.  If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Subject Access Requests

You have the right to see what personal data we hold about you.  To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please write to us at The Directors, Data Bubble Consultancy Limited, Parkhill Business Centre, Walton Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5DZ. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 for any such request, subject to the prevailing laws surrounding the charging of fees for SARs. We, at all times, warrant to comply with the rules and regulations regarding SARs, such as the extent of the information to be provided and the time scales to be adhered to.

NB: This section no longer applies as from 25 May 2018 – please contact us directly from this date going forwards, should you wish to have access to the information held – steve@databubble.info – no charge will be levied for any such access requests.

Amendments

Please note that this privacy policy is subject to change from time to time.  It was last updated in April 2018.

Use of cookies

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Our use of cookies also allows registered users to be presented with a personalised version of the site, carry out transactions and have access to information about their account.

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