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Privacy & Data Protection Policy
QA Media Ltd understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.qa-financial.com (“Our Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with Our obligations and your rights under the law.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 12, below;
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998 and
“We/Us/Our” means QA Media Ltd, a limited company registered in England under company number 09369820, whose registered address is c/o Rumford & Co, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA, United Kingdom and whose main trading address is Bentinck House, 3-8 Bolsover Street, London W1W 6AB, United Kingdom.
2. Information About Us
2.1 Our Site is owned and operated by QA Media Ltd, a limited company registered in England under company number 09369820, whose registered address is c/o Rumford & Co, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA, United Kingdom and whose main trading address is Bentinck House, 3-8 Bolsover Street, London W1W 6AB, United Kingdom.
2.2 Our VAT number is 223690319.
2.3 Our Data Protection Officer is Kirstine Kennedy, and can be contacted by email at [email protected], by telephone on 0203 196 0141, or by post at Bentinck House, 3-8 Bolsover Street, London W1W 6AB, United Kingdom.
3. What Does This Policy Cover?
4. What Data Do We Collect?
4.1 Your name;
4.2 Your business/company name
4.3 Your job title;
4.4 Your contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
4.5 IP address;
4.6 Your web browser type and version;
4.7 A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to;
5. How Do We Use Your Data?
5.1 All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with Our obligations and safeguard your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 For more details on security see section 6, below.
5.2 Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for Our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to Our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in Our legitimate interests. Specifically, We may use your data for the following purposes:
5.2.1 Providing and managing your Subscription Account;
5.2.2 Providing and managing your access to Our Site;
5.2.3 Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site;
5.2.4 Supplying Our products AND/OR services to you (please note that We require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you);
5.2.5 Personalising and tailoring Our products AND/OR services for you;
5.2.6 Replying to emails from you;
5.2.7 Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by either using the opt-out links contained in our emails or by contacting us at [email protected];
5.2.8 Market research;
5.2.9 Analysing your use of Our Site and gathering feedback to enable Us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience;
5.3 With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email AND/OR telephone AND/OR post with information, news and offers on Our products AND/OR services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.
5.4 You have the right to withdraw your consent to Us using your personal data at any time, and to request that We delete it.
5.5 We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or its retention will be determined on the following bases):
5.5.1 Until an individual informs us that he/she wishes us to remove the data;
5.5.2 Until data is our of date, irrelevant or no longer required.
6. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
6.1 We only keep your personal data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 5, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
6.2 [Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein).
6.3 Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
6.4 Steps We take to secure and protect your data include:
7. Do We Share Your Data?
7.1 Subject to section 7.2, We will not share any of your data with any third parties for any purposes.
7.2 In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.
7.3 We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising, and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
7.4 We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
7.5 We may sometimes use third party data processors that are located] outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). Where We transfer any personal data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the Data Protection Act 1998:
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7.6 In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal requirements, a court order, or a governmental authority.
8. What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
8.2 In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.
9. How Can You Control Your Data?
9.1 When you submit personal data via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. In particular, We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails and at the point of providing your details [and by managing your Account).
9.2 You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
10. Your Right to Withhold Information
10.1 You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
11. How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). Under the Data Protection Act 1998, We require the payment of a small fee which will not exceed £15. Please contact Us for more details at [email protected], or using the contact details below in section 13.
12.2 All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
12.3 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a <> requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
12.4[Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in section 12.5. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 12.9, but please be aware that Our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
12.5 The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
Name of Cookie Purpose Strictly Necessary
13.6 Our Site uses analytics services provided by <>. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products AND/OR services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
13.7 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information.
13.8 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following Cookies:
|Type of cookie||Example||What it does||Your options|
|Functionality||_qa_financial_platform_session||The cookie controls the access to the site and its functionality||The cookie is necessary for the site to function and can't be turned off|
|Functionality||cookieconsent_dismissed||The cookie allows you to be logged in subsequently without being asked for credentials again. This cookie is only present if you have requested us to securely remember your identity for subsequent automated logins||If you remove this cookie, you will be asked to enter your credentials again|
Third party cookies :
|Third Party||Example||What it does||Your options|
|Cloudflare||_cfduid||The __cfduid cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the visitor's machine is known trusted, then the cookie can override the security setting. It does not correspond to any userid in the web application, nor does the cookie store any personally identifiable information.||This cookie is strictly necessary for site security operations and can't be turned off.|
|Google Analytics||_ga||Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps us to understand how our users engage with our websites and so allows us better to tailor our websites to our users’ needs. The tool uses a cookie in order to evaluate use of content and compile reports for us on activity on our Site.||See your options there: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaopto ut|
|Zoho SalesIQ||the cookie allows i) us to identify qa-financial.com website visitors that have already shared information with us and ii) collect information as Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, referring URL, files accessed, time zone and operating system for anonymous users.This information is used by us for follow up sales/marketing with relevant persons at QA Financial Ltd.||If you do not want visitors to QA Financial Ltd to be tracked by Zohos SalesIQ, please email us at [email protected] Please include the following information: The name of the organisation|
12.9 In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
12.10 You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
12.11 It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
13. Contacting Us