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This policy 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 personal data and how we will treat it. By using our service and completing any forms you agree to your data being used for the purposes specified below.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2018 (the “Act”), the data controller is Swifex Ltd (company number 10538602).
Information that we collect
Swifex processes your personal information to meet our legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with our products and services. Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:
Identity data includes first name, maiden name, last name, title and date of birth as well as KYC data such as passports, driving licenses and utility bills.
Contact data includes email address, home address and telephone numbers.
Transaction data includes details about payments or card transactions made using our services.
Technical data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
Usage data includes information about how you use our website and services.
Marketing and communications data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
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 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 legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message.
Purposes for which we use your personal data
We have set out below 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. We do not process your data for automated decision-making or profiling purposes.
Disclosure of your information
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
Business partners, suppliers, and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with [them or] you, including without limitation any data processor we engage.
Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
If we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transfers will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site: any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorised access.
How long we keep your data
We will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. 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 unauthorised 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 requirements. Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data are available upon request.
We are required under UK tax law to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after you cease being a client. Where you have consented to us using your details for direct marketing, we will keep such data until you notify us otherwise and/or withdraw your consent.
You have the right to view any personal information that Swifex holds about you, including:
Personal data we hold about you
The purposes of the processing
The categories of personal data concerned
The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed
How long we intend to store your personal data for
If we did not collect the data directly from you, information about the source
If you believe that we hold any incomplete or inaccurate data about you, you have the right to ask us to correct and/or complete the information and we will strive to do so as quickly as possible; unless there is a valid reason for not doing so, at which point you will be notified.
You also have the right to request erasure of your personal data or to restrict processing (where applicable) in accordance with the data protection laws; as well as to object to any direct marketing from us. Where applicable, you have the right to data portability of your information and the right to be informed about any automated decision-making we may use.
If you wish to exercise any of your rights as detailed above, please send an email to email@example.com with “Data Protection Officer” in the subject line.
If we receive a request from you to exercise any of the above rights, we may ask you to verify your identity before acting on the request; this is to ensure that your data is protected and kept secure. In most cases, exercising your rights will be free of charge and must be provided within one month of receipt.
Consequences of not providing your data
You are not obligated to provide your personal information to Swifex, however, as this information is required for us to provide you with many of our services, we may not be able to offer some/all our services without it.
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By continuing to use our site, you’re agreeing to let us place Cookies on your device so we can access them the next time you’re on the site.
Cookies we use
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Cookies from social networks: To make sure you can use your social networks without interruption when you’re on our site we allow them to send cookies. We can’t see what their cookies read and they can’t see what our cookies read. We only allow them so that they can understand the way you use their sites, in the same way we use our cookies to understand how you use our site.
How to delete cookies: If you want to restrict or block the cookies we use, you can do so by deleting the temporary internet files and/or cookies from the settings in your browser. If you want to delete the cookies from a browser on a mobile device, you should check your device manual.