This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your sensitive information and how we will deal with it. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 (‘the DPA’) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘the GDPR’), sensitive information includes what is defined as your ‘personal data’.
By visiting http://generator.org.uk (the ‘Website’) you accept and consent to the practices described in this Privacy Notice including the processing of your personal data under this lawful basis.
In this Privacy Notice, we seek to abide by the letter and spirit of the guidelines laid out by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office on its webpage on the ‘Right to be Informed’.
More formally, we are Generator North East Limited. We are a company registered in England and Wales with Company number 03670235 and our registered office is at Cluny Annexe, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ.
We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office under registration number Z2445836 and you can view more details about our registration by following the link here.
For the purposes of the DPA and in-line with the GDPR, Generator North East is the Data Controller.
If you have any concerns about the way we use your information or any questions about this Privacy Notice, please let us know. We can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or you can write to us at the address above.
We will use your information to:
We compile statistics about user trends on our Website, which are used by third party organisations to understand how users interact with businesses, brands and one another online and to advise about these things. These statistics are drawn from a dataset which does not contain any information from which you can be identified.
We will collect and process the following information about you:
Information you give us – this is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our Website, one of our partner websites or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. We only request from you the minimum data required for you to use our service.
The only information we require from you to sign up to our mailing list is your email address, but you may also want to provide us with your first and last names should you wish.
We may also interact with you using our Social Media account’s which we manage through Sprout Social. You can find out more about Sprout Social or how we interact with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn by clicking the hyperlinks in the names.
Information we collect about you – Whenever you visit our Website we will automatically collect the following information:
technical information – including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
information about your visit – this includes the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our Website (including date and time), pages you have visited, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain page and page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs).
Information we receive from other sources – This is information we receive about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data if we intend to share those data internally and combine it with data collected on this Website. We will also have told you for what purpose we will share and combine your data. We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies). We will notify you when we receive information about you from them and the purposes for which we intend to use that information.
The information and content held on our Website is deployed geographically to maximise user experience. All information that could identify individuals within the European Union is processed within the European Union. We will never share your user information with third parties for promotional purposes.
We hold some personal data with Dropbox and Google Drive, both who are contracted by us for the provision of technical services. We remain responsible at all times for the security of your information, but If you want to know more about how we interact with Dropbox or Google then you can view the Privacy Notice’s, amongst their other policies here and here.
Our newsletter and other emails are delivered to you using MailChimp, you can read more about how MailChimp handles your personal data by visiting its website here.
We store some personal data with Microsoft Office 365 and you can view its policies online here.
We may also disclose your information to third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this Privacy Notice.
We take the security of your personal data very seriously. Our approach to information security is constantly evolving and continually reviewed.
We have adopted industry best practices from both technological and business process perspectives in order to make the security of your data a key part of the way we do business.
We have policies and practices in place that not only ensure our compliance under the DPA but also the GDPR, including training and adequate procedures put in place for any staff that handle or have access to sensitive information.
We may contact you via email with updates about the services that we offer or any changes that we have made to our Website.
You can opt in or out at any time by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in our emails.
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates (including, but not limited to, websites on which our service may be advertised). If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their own privacy policies and that we are not responsible or liable for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through these websites or services, such as contact and location data. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or use these services.
You have the right to find out about what information we hold about you. You can exercise that right by contacting us and we will send you any request for information in a suitable electronic form within 20 working days. To make a request for information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and they will be in touch.
If your personal data is incorrect then you have the right to rectify this information and ensure that it is accurate and up to date. If your data is incorrect then please contact us at the email address above and a member of the team will rectify this on your behalf.
You have the right ‘to be forgotten’ and to have your personal identifiable information permanently deleted from our systems. Again, if you would like to exercise this right then please contact us. There will be no charge made for reasonable electronic access to your information, your right to rectification or for your right to be forgotten from our systems.
At Generator North East we have procedures in place to regularly review every 12 months what personal data we hold. If you have not interacted with us or accessed our services during this or the subsequent period then we will delete your personal data from our systems but will send you an email first informing you of our intention to do so. Of course, you have the right to forgotten at any point and can find out more about this in the ‘Access to Information’ section above.
Any changes we may make to our Privacy Notice in the future will be posted on this page and you will be notified of any changes made.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
As part of our overall approach to privacy and transparency, this section describes what cookies are in the context of our web and mobile interfaces, and what their use means to you. At the end, we’ve included some links to help you research cookies and their impact, and how you can use your web browser to control the way it manages cookies.
We use the following types of cookies:
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use below:
We use Google Analytics to understand general trends about our content and traffic sources; for example, where users come from, which pages are most popular, which sites provide most traffic, how our marketing efforts impact the amount of visits we receive.
Google’s statement about privacy can be found here.
The Twitter button allows our users to share our platform and services with their followers more easily.
We use Facebook button to allow you to share out platform with your friends and other Facebook users.
We use a LinkedIn button to allow you to share our platform and the services we offer with your connections. LinkedIn’s information about privacy can be found here.
We use an Instagram button to allow you to easily follow our Instagram account. You can find out more about how Instagram handles your personal data by visiting its statement on Privacy here.
Still don’t know what cookies are? Then why not follow the link conveniently located here which provides more information about what they are and how they work.
If you consider we have not addressed your problem, you can contact the UK Information Commissioner’s Office for assistance. Further information can be found here.
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