1.2 The Website is owned and operated by Visual Voices (“we”, “our”, “us”). We are registered in the Republic of Cyprus under non-profit company number HE386100 and have our registered office at Antigonou 3, Cyprus.
1.3 This means that data which you transmit through our website, or in the case where you contact us through any means of communication mentioned in the Website, an entity of the Group may process your personal data on our behalf.
1.4 Please read this Policy carefully. By submitting your acceptance on the relevant notifications posted on the Website, you are deemed to have read, understood, agreed to and consented to the Policy.
1.5 This Policy should be read alongside the Website Terms and Conditions of Use found here.
2. COLLECTION OF 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 a contract or Memorandum of Understanding, we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
· Where it is necessary for our legitimate 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 obligation.
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
Data retention: How long will you use my personal data for?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
Type of Data||
To contact you when you communicate with us first.
Name and Surname|
(c) Telephone Number
Necessary for our legitimate interests (depending on the reason you contact us, we will reply back)
This depends on the reason for your primary enquiry
To use data analytics to improve our website, services, user experiences, heat mapping and session recording.
We use the following analytics provider:
Phone: +1 855-836-3987
(b) Usage Data
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of users to keep our website updated and relevant)
We will not retain such information for more than a year
You can ask us to stop sending you communicational messages at any time.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
3. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
· Direct interactions: You may give us your name, surname, telephone, email by contacting us through the post, telephone, e-mail or through any other means. This includes personal data you provide when you communication with us.
· Third parties or publicly available sources: We will receive personal data about you from various third parties such as analytics providers.
4. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table above:
· Third parties to whom we may choose to collaborate, after contacting you to inform you about, and have received your consent.
5. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
In case we do transfer your data outside of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least that we use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
6. DATA SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
7. CHANGES TO THE POLICY
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to make changes to any part of this Policy. Should this Policy be amended, we will publish details of the amendments on the Website and we will post a notice on the Website to request your acceptance of the amended Policy.
8. THIRD-PARTY LINKS
If this Policy or any part of it should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable under the laws of any country in which this Policy is intended to be effective, then to the extent that it is determined to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall in that country be treated as severed and deleted from this Policy and the remaining terms of this Policy shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable in that country.
10. EVENTS BEYOND OUR CONTROL
We are not responsible for any breach of this Policy caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
11. PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 16
The Website is a general audience website that is not designed nor intended to collect personal data of persons under the age of 16. Persons under the age of 16 should not provide any personal data on this Website. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.
12. THE RIGHTS OF WEBSITE USERS WHO SUBMIT PERSONAL DATA THROUGH THE WEBSITE
12.1 If you submit or have already submitted to us, personal data about you through the Website, then you have the following rights under this Policy and the relevant legislation on the protection on personal data.
· You may at any time cancel the consent you have given us to process your personal data:
· You may at any time send us any of the following requests:
o A request for us to permanently delete all or some of your personal data from our records.
o A request for you to access your personal data that are in our records.
o A request for us to provide you with a copy of your personal data that are in our records, in digital or hard copy form.
o A request for us to update or correct your personal data that are in our records.
o A request for us to forward to another party of your choosing, a copy of all or some of your personal data that are in our records.
o A request for us to limit what we do with your personal data or to stop all processing of your personal data.
12.2 If you wish to exercise any of the above rights or if you wish to notify us of a breach of your personal data you will be able to do so by contacting us at any of the following:
Address: 3 Antigonou, Nicosia, Cyprus
12.3 You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, The Office of the Commissioner for the protection of personal data, however we would appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the supervisory authority.
12.4 At any time after providing your consent, you will have a right to withdraw it by contacting us electronically or in writing using the above contact details.
12.5 Please keep in mind that if you cancel your consent, or if you make a request for us to permanently delete personal data from our records, or if you make a request for us to stop all processing of your personal data, or if you make a request for us to limit what we do with your personal data, in a way that we are no longer in a position to effectively process a pending application, comment, suggestion or complaint you have submitted through the website, then we will not be in a position to respond.
13. CONTACTING OUR DPO OR THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
13.1 Our appointed Data Protection Officer is the Law Firm Anastasios M. Anastasiou LLC who can be contacted at:
Address: Kyriakou Matsi 16, Eagle House, 8th Floor, 1082, Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357 22510165
Fax: +357 22318214
13.2 The competent authority in Cyprus for the enforcement of personal data protection legislation is:
The Office of the Commissioner for the protection of personal data
Address: Iasonos 1, 1082 Nicosia Cyprus or P.O.Box 23378, 1682 Nicosia Cyprus
Fax: +357 22304565
14. COOKIES POLICY
Note: General information about cookies
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie.
We use the following cookies:
necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation
of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into
secure areas of our website.
cookies. They allow
us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move
around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our
website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are
looking for easily.
cookies. These are
used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to
personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your
preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
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