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Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy

GAIN UK – WEBSITE PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY

 

The Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures followed by Girls Are Investors UK and its affiliates (“GAIN”, “we”, “our” or “us”) regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data when you visit www.gainuk.org.initiative-uat.com (the “Website”), or otherwise interact with us. For the purposes of UK/EU data protection laws, GAIN is the controller of your personal data.

 

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully in order to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. Please note that when using the Website, this Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with our Terms and Conditions.

 

Collection of Personal Data. When you visit this Website, receive services from us or otherwise interact with us, we may collect the following data about you:

 

Information that you give to us – you may give us personal data including your name, contact details including address(es), telephone number(s) and email address when you contact us (using the online contact form or by emailing us), sign up to our newsletter or submit an Interest Form (either by becoming a sponsor or becoming an ambassador) as well as any other personal data you choose to provide as part of your submission. You are not under any obligation to provide any of this information. However, if you withhold requested information, we may not be able to accept or progress your submission of interest or respond to your communications more generally.

 

Information that we collect about you - we automatically collect basic technical information from all visitors to the Website through our automatic data collection tools, which may include cookies and other commonly used technologies (see section on Cookies below). These tools collect certain standard information that your browser sends to the Website such as your browser type and language, access times, and the address of the site from which you came to the Website.  They may also collect information about your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, or click stream data within our Website (i.e. the actions taken in connection with the website).  This information helps us improve the functionality of the website.

 

Use of your Personal Data. We may use the personal data you give us to carry out the following purposes:

 

Purpose

Lawful Basis

To contact you and to respond to your requests and enquiries when you contact us, or submit an Interest Form (either by becoming a sponsor or becoming an ambassador)

 

We have a legitimate interest to respond to your requests and enquiries for ongoing business administration

 

To send you our newsletter

 

Where we have received your consent

For business administration, including statistical analysis

We have a legitimate interest to properly manage and administer our relationship with you and to ensure that we are effective and efficient

 

To personalise your visit to the website and to assist you while you use the website

We have a legitimate interest to properly manage and administer our relationship with you and to ensure that we are effective and efficient

 

To improve the website by helping us understand who uses the website

We have a legitimate interest to properly manage and administer our relationship with you and to ensure that we are effective and efficient

 

For fraud prevention and detection and to comply with applicable laws, regulations or codes of practice

 

To comply with our legal obligations

 

You have a right to object to processing of your personal data where that processing is carried out for our legitimate interest.

 

Sharing your Personal Data. We may use selected third parties to provide us with services or technical support for the Website who may have access to your personal data. All service providers are permitted to use data only for the purpose of performing services on our behalf. We may also share your personal data with our business and events partners. Similarly, we may share your personal data as required by law to protect our rights and property, or the rights, property or safety of others, including to advisers, law enforcement agencies, judicial and regulatory authorities.

 

[International Transfer. When you are based in the EU/UK, personal data collected from you, including via the Website may be transferred to certain recipients located outside the EU/UK, which do not provide a similar or adequate level of protection to that provided by countries in the EU/UK. You hereby consent to the transfer of your personal data to recipients as described in this Privacy Policy which are located outside of the EU/UK. You may withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

 

Security. The security of your personal data is important to us. We take reasonable steps, consistent with generally accepted industry standards, including technical, administrative and physical safeguards to protect the personal data submitted to us from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no method of security or transmission over the Internet is entirely secure. You should always use caution when transmitting personal data over the Internet.

 

Retention. We may retain the information relating to you as necessary for the provision of the services, internal analytical purposes, or to comply with its legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce agreements (e.g. settlement). The criteria used to determine the retention periods include: (i) how long the personal data is needed to provide the services and operate the business; (ii) the type of personal data collected; and (iii) whether we are subject to a legal, contractual or similar obligation to retain the data (e.g., mandatory data retention laws, government orders to preserve data relevant to an investigation, or data that must be retained for the purposes of litigation or disputes).

 

Rights of Individuals. You may have certain data privacy rights which may be subject to limitations and/or restrictions. These rights include the right to: (i) request access to and rectification and erasure of your personal data; (ii) obtain restriction of processing or to object to processing of your personal data; and (iii) ask for a copy of your personal data to be provided to you, or a third party, in a digital format. You also have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of your personal data with your local data protection authority. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please feel free to contact hello@gainuk.org

Cookies. This Website uses “cookies,” which may automatically collect certain information and data. “Cookies” are small pieces of data sent to your computer browser from our web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. The data identifies you as a unique user and facilitates your ongoing access to and use of this Website. Cookies also help us diagnose problems with our server and the Website. If you don't want us to use cookies when you use this Website, you can adjust your Internet browser settings not to accept cookies. Your web browser's help function should tell you how to do this. Alternatively, to find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the Website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.  This Website will also explain how you can delete cookies which are already stored on your device. However, without these identifier files you may not have access to many features that may make your browsing of our Website smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.

 

Marketing. Where you have requested it, we may contact you by e-mail to provide information regarding events, products, services and content that may be of interest to you via our newsletter, unless you advise us that you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us. If applicable law requires that we receive your consent before we send you certain types of marketing communications, we will only send you those types of communications after receiving your consent. If you wish to stop receiving marketing communications from us, or would like to stop processing your personal data in any other way, you can contact us as described below to let us know what types of communications you wish to stop receiving.

 

Revisions to this Privacy Policy. We may revise or supplement this Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use or share your personal data, we will notify you by posting a notice on our Website, prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to refer to this Policy on an ongoing basis so you understand our current privacy practices.

 

External Links. The Website may, from time to time, contain links to external sites operated by third parties. We are not responsible for these third party sites or the content of such third party sites. Once you have left the Website, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement for the Website you visit.

 

Contact Us. If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, or if you wish to exercise your rights as described above, please feel free to contact hello@gainuk.org