Last updated: [25 September 2023]
2. What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) when you visit our website. They are commonly used to enhance your browsing experience and provide information to website owners.
3. Types of Cookies We Use
We use the following types of cookies on our website:
3.1. Essential Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the basic functioning of our website. They enable core features such as page navigation and secure access to specific areas. You cannot opt out of these cookies as our website relies on them to function.
3.2. Analytical/Performance Cookies: These cookies help us collect anonymous data about how visitors use our website. They provide insights into which pages are popular, potential issues, and ways to improve our site’s performance.
3.3. Functional Cookies: These cookies enhance your user experience by remembering your preferences, such as language or region settings. They may also be used to provide personalized content and services.
3.4. Marketing Cookies: Our website may include marketing cookies from third-party services, such as Google Analytics and social media platforms. These cookies track your online activity to deliver targeted advertisements that align with your interests. You can manage your preferences for these cookies in your browser settings.
4. How to Control Cookies
You have the right to control whether to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can typically modify your browser settings to decline cookies or receive notifications when a cookie is being sent. However, please be aware that disabling cookies may affect your experience on our website.
5. Third-Party Cookies
6. GDPR Compliance
We are committed to protecting your privacy and complying with the GDPR. Here’s how we ensure GDPR compliance:
- Lawfulness, Fairness, and Transparency: We process your personal data transparently, lawfully, and fairly, ensuring you understand why and how we collect and use your data.
- Purpose Limitation: We collect your data for specific, explicit, and legitimate purposes and do not process it further in ways inconsistent with these purposes.
- Data Minimization: We only collect and store data that is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.
- Accuracy: We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal data we hold is accurate and up-to-date.
- Storage Limitation: We retain your data for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.
- Integrity and Confidentiality: We process your data securely and protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure.
- Accountability: We are accountable for our data processing activities and regularly review our policies and procedures to ensure GDPR compliance.
7. Contact Us
Thank you for visiting our website and for your trust in our commitment to safeguarding your data and providing you with an excellent user experience.
GDPR Compliance Statement
1. Lawful Basis for Processing: Ensure that you have a lawful basis for processing personal data under the GDPR. Consent is one of the common lawful bases, so make sure users are properly informed and can give or withdraw consent to data processing.
2. Data Protection Officer (DPO): Appoint a Data Protection Officer if your website processes personal data on a large scale or deals with sensitive data.
3. Data Subject Rights: Inform users about their rights under the GDPR, including the right to access, rectify, and delete their personal data. Provide mechanisms for users to exercise these rights.
4. Data Security: Implement appropriate security measures to protect personal data from breaches.
5. Data Transfer: If personal data is transferred outside the EU, ensure that it is done in compliance with GDPR rules, such as using Standard Contractual Clauses or obtaining the necessary approvals.
6. Data Breach Notification: Establish procedures for reporting and managing data breaches, including notifying affected individuals and relevant authorities when necessary.
7. Privacy by Design: Incorporate privacy principles into the design and development of your website.
8. Data Processing Records: Maintain records of data processing activities as required by the GDPR.
10. User Consent: Implement cookie consent mechanisms that comply with GDPR requirements, including clear and easily accessible options for users to accept or reject cookies.