PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY. IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HOW WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.
WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE APPROACH DATA PRIVACY
We are Fintech Connex Ltd (company number 12885589) whose registered office is at International House, 6 South Molton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1K 5QF.
We are the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679)) retained in the UK under the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (SI 2019/419) and known as the UK GDPR.
As a company we are committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of your personal information. We want you to be confident that your information will be properly protected whilst in our possession.
This notice explains how we, and carefully selected third parties we work with, will collect and use the personal information of our clients, suppliers, prospects, ex-employees, and users of our websites. If this describes you, please read this notice carefully and make sure you’re comfortable with the content.
If you have any questions about our use of your personal information, or you wish to exercise one of your rights under data protection legislation, please contact us. A summary of your rights is detailed in this notice.
This notice details how we use information you provide to us, including through the “Contact Us” function on our website: www.fintechconnex.com referred to in this notice as our Site.
The Site may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information through the internet is never completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal data at all times, we cannot guarantee the security of the data you send to us through our Sites. Any transmission made is therefore at your own risk. Once we have received your information we use strict procedures and security features to protect against unauthorised access.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate business interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a lawful basis for processing your personal data other than in the case of our DINk network in which case we will provide you with a separate privacy notice explaining how we process your personal data in that case. You can tell us not to send you this information by emailing us at DPO@fintechconnex.com but we may not be able to provide our services to you in some cases.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU AND THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE WILL USE IT
We hope the following table helps you to understand what information we may collect, in what circumstances and how we use that information (including how long we retain it for). Your personal information shall not be stored any longer than is necessary for the purposes set out below.
Category of information
Where it comes from
What is collected and how we use that information
How long we will keep it for
Information you give to us (Voluntary information from direct interactions)
This is information you give to us about you by:
Name; job title; email address; company name and number; contact number.
It is necessary for us to obtain and process this information in order to enter into, and perform, our contract with you to provide our services.
In order to process your enquiry and/or investigate a problem we may ask you to provide contact information (name, address, telephone number and email address).
We will only use your personal information to investigate and respond to you with the outcome of your enquiry/our investigation.
You do not have to provide this information to us, it is entirely voluntary. However, we may be limited in our ability to respond to you if contact information is not provided. We will only correspond with you in the way you have asked us to.
It is in our legitimate business interests to process this information in order to deal with your enquiry/investigate the problem you’ve raised. We’ll ensure your rights are protected.
Access to this information will be restricted on a “need to know” basis.
We will keep:
Information we collect about you and your device (automated technologies or interactions)
Each time you visit our website we will automatically collect the following information:
technical information, including your operating system, the browser you use (Device Information);
details of your use of our website including traffic data, the resources you use, where you have clicked through to our website from that of a third party, the domain name of the connecting website (Log Information);
Some online identifiers (such as static IP addresses) are your personal information.
We collect Device Information so that we can ensure adequate technical support for our website and ensure it is functioning properly on all operating systems/browsers. We want to ensure the content of our website is being presented to you in the most appropriate way to ensure it is easy to use/navigate. We also need this information in order to allow you to participate in interactive features on the website where you chose to do so.
We collect Log Information so that we can better understand how our website is used and improve its functionality/content.
Your Device Information and Log Information will be combined with that of our other users and reported back to our advertisers in statistical form. It will not be possible to identify you from this aggregated information.
These activities are in our legitimate business interests (i.e. we have a justifiable reason for processing your information in this way) or we seek your express consent where any use of your personal data collected by cookies is not strictly necessary or functional to the site.
We rely on the lawful basis of consent to process your personal information using non-essential cookies or other similar technologies. We rely on the lawful basis of legitimate business interests for processing your personal information using essential cookies.
Do I have to provide this information?
In most cases the personal information you provide to us in the table above is entirely voluntary. You are not under a statutory or contractual obligation to provide it to us.
However, where we need to collect personal data under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with services).
PROVIDING US WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION OF ANOTHER PERSON
If you need to provide us with personal information about another person you must obtain that individual’s express consent to pass us their information. You should share this notice with those individuals as it may also apply to them.
You acknowledge and understand that as part of us providing our services to you we may provide you information about third party products and services and we may share limited personal data about you in connection with our services. Our lawful basis for doing this is performance of our contract with you or our legitimate business interest (or those of a third party) or in most cases consent. Where you part of DINk, we obtain your express consent before sending you any information.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you information or connections relating to our services at any time by emailing us at DPO@fintechconnex.com but we may not be able to provide part or all of our services to you. You can also ask us to not share your information with third parties but again we may not be able to provide our services to you.
We do not envisage that any decisions will be taken about you using automated means, however we will notify you in writing if this position changes.
Why might you share my personal information with third parties?
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table above:
- other subscribers to our services in accordance with our contract with you;
- Carefully selected third parties who provide a service to us to support our core operations, such as: processing our mail, communicating with customers and prospective customers on our behalf (including via social media), running promotions, providing IT systems and administrative services and the development and improvement of internal systems and processes. This includes:
- HubSpot; and
- Other Media
- Competent authorities (statutory bodies, regulatory authorities, authorised bodies who have a role laid out by law);
- Other organisations where we are legally obligated to disclose your personal information (such as requests made in the prevention and detection of crime) or where disclosure is necessary to protect the property, rights and safety of us and our staff;
- 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;
- Other companies where we are trialling products and services which we consider may improve our offering to customers and/or our business processes; and
- Other third parties where you have given your express consent or where we reasonably believe a third party is acting on your behalf.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need-to-know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
RIGHTS OF ACCESS, CORRECTION, ERASURE, AND RESTRICTION
Your rights in connection with personal information
Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:
- Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
- Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
- Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
- Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
- Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
- Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.
If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact our Data Representative in writing (details below).
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
We have appointed a data representative to oversee compliance with this Privacy Notice. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the data representative here DPO@fintechconnex.com .
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues.
CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE
We keep this notice under regular review. Any changes we make to this notice will be posted on our Sites with a prominent notice and, where appropriate, we will notify you by email.
If, in the future, we wish to use your personal information in a way not set out in this notice we will notify you and seek your permission to do so.
If you would like to request further information about this notice or the way in which we handle your personal information, please contact us at: Fintech Connex Ltd, International House, 6 South Molton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1K 5Q.