The Social Element Privacy Policy

The Social Element Limited (“we” or “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of access and any other documents referred to on it) 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.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller of any personal data you provide to us is The Social Element Limited of 2 Riding House Street, London W1W 7FA, United Kingdom.

Our nominated representative for the purpose of the Act is Treena Hales, Chief Operating Officer.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in a form on our site at www.The Social Element.com (our website). This includes information provided at the time of requesting further materials or posting comments, or subscription to our blog.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
    We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, blogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to aggregate information to help us better understand our website community. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Cookies

 

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy.

Our website uses Google Analytics Advertising Features for remarketing.  We use standard remarketing which means that once you have visited our webiste, you may be shown ads when you browse other Display Network websites or use Display Network apps.  More information on remarketing may be found here: https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/2453998?hl=en-GB

You may opt-out of the Google Analytics Advertising Features you use, including through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out). See here for more information – http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

If you would prefer not to receive this remarketing after visiting this and other third party websites, Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web are set out here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

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 website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features with the aim of preventing unauthorised access.

Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.

 

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that 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.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of access and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Social Element, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at info@thesocialelement.agency

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

Contact
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@thesocialelement.agency.

 

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