The interDependence Agency Privacy Policy

Last Modified: 19th August 2019

1. Introduction

“The interDependence Agency Ltd” (referred to as “we”, “us”, and “The interDependence Agency”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you are visiting or using the interDependence Network Platform and associated mobile applications, as well as its websites (this includes the domains interdependence.agency, interdependence.community, interdependence.network and their associated subdomains), herein referred to collectively as “the Platform”.

Capitalised terms not otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meanings given in the Terms and Conditions. This policy together with the Terms and Conditions explains what types of personal and non-personal information we collect when you use the Platform and 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 disclosing your personal information to us by using the Platform, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information as stated in this policy. The interDependence Agency uses the personal information we collect from you to provide our service to you. We will not rent, sell or share your personal information with any other company.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), and European Union, General Data Protection Regulation, the data controller is The interDependence Agency Ltd of 27 Old Gloucester Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3AX which is a registered with Companies House, UK. Registered Number 11689026.

2. What personal information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

If you register as a user of the Platform, you will be asked to complete a form that will require your email address, first and last name, and chosen password.

If you register as a user of the Platform and wish to access any of our location-based features, you will be asked to complete a form that will require your country, city, town and postcode.

To comply with financial regulations and Anti Money Laundering (AML) laws, you will also be asked for your telephone number, date of birth and depending on the size of any Donation made proof of identification may be required.

When you contact us by email or telephone or through any contact form provided on the Platform, we may ask you to provide some or all of the information as set out above.

We may collect, store and use information about your computer, mobile device or other items of hardware through with you access the Platform and your visits to and use of the Platform (including without limitation your IP address, geographical location, browser/platform type and version, Internet Service Provider, operating system, referral source/exit pages, length of visit, page views, Platform navigation and search terms that you use); and In order to improve your experience in using the Platform, we may store information relating to your previous browsing. We may also ask you to complete surveys and give feedback that we use for improving our service.

3. How do we use personal information?

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To manage and administer the Platform;

  • The improve your user experience of the Platform;

  • To enable you to use the Platform;

  • To send you newsletters;

  • To deal with enquiries, complaints and feedback from you;

  • To send you emails offering you to take part in a survey and/or give feedback;

  • To analyse and improve the services offered on the Platform;

  • To publish anonymised statistics about the usage of the Platform.

4. When might we disclose personal information?

Except to the extent required by any applicable law or governmental or judicial body, we will not disclose your personal information to any third party.

5. Newsletters

If you wish to subscribe to any newsletter published by us or wish to receive other targeted and relevant promotional communications from us, we offer you the option to “opt-in” to this service(s). If you change your mind and wish to stop receiving any such communications, please click the “unsubscribe” link in any email from us.

6. Our use of cookies and web beacons

Cookies are text files stored, either on a temporary or persistent basis on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used for authenticating, session tracking and maintaining specific information about the use and users of the Platform.

The data collected by cookies is anonymous. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer's hard drive by searching for files with “cookie” in it and deleting them. In addition, if you want to stop cookies from being stored on your computer, you can edit your browser settings so that cookies are blocked. Unfortunately, if you block cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Platform. For more information about cookies, please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org

In order to improve the Platform and the services we offer you, we may use (temporary and persistent) cookies, authorised third parties cookies, web beacons and/or other technologies to collect non-personally identifiable data. This non-personally identifiable data helps us to track browsing behaviour, to create specific or tailor-made offers or advertisements, and to monitor and record the visits and use of the Platform.

In order to understand how people use the Platform and for marketing analysis and quality improvement purposes, we (and/or third-party service providers) may collect, record, process and use on an anonymous basis certain information (including the total number of transactions, viewed pages, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp information and details like the number and location of mouse clicks on a given page, mouse movements, scrolling activity and the search words you use) while being on and using the Platform.

If you register with us or if you continue to use the Platform, you agree to our use of cookies.

7. 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. 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 third-party secure servers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). We take the security of your personal data very seriously. In particular, we use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that appropriate security measures are in place to protect your personal data. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and so we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted through the Platform; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

8. Your Rights

The Act gives you the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party 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@interDependence.agency.

9. 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 £20 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

10. Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this 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.

11. Contact Us

Questions, comments, and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@interDependence.agency.

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