What type of information do we collect?
CompareWise collects and processes such personal data as we receive in connection with your professional contacts with CompareWise. Personal data may also be obtained from other sources, such as publicly available registers, among other things, in relation to CompareWise’s investments in companies or corporate governance, nomination or other appointment processes.
When you wish to subscribe for information from CompareWise, such as press releases and financial reports, we ask you to provide such personal data as is required to fulfill the particular service. Examples of the categories of personal data that we collect and process include name, professional contact details, details of the company or organization that you represent, your position and other professional details.
We may compile statistics and general information regarding such matters as traffic patterns on our website. However, such statistics and general information contain no details that enable the identification of individual persons.
For security purposes, we have camera surveillance in relation to the entrances of our offices.
How do we process personal data?
Personal data is processed to conduct our business and maintain contacts with our business contacts, partners and suppliers. Certain personal data is processed to manage our investments in other companies, for corporate governance, nomination and other appointment purposes, and to enable statistics, review and archiving. Personal data may also be used to distribute press releases, financial reports, invitations to seminars and similar events.
When you register as a user of our subscription services, we ask you to provide your consent to our processing of your personal data for these purposes. Further, we process personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest in conducting our business and maintaining contacts with you and the companies and organizations that you represent. We will not transfer your personal data to any third party unless: (i) we have an agreement to do so with you; (ii) it is necessary to manage our investments, corporate governance or nomination processes; (iii) it is necessary to comply with regulatory obligations; or (iv) it is necessary when we cooperate with other companies or external suppliers who provide services on our behalf.
We do not sell any personal data to third parties. We generally process personal data within the EU/EEA. Any transfer of personal data outside of the EU/EEA must be made in accordance with applicable regulations, meaning that the transfer is made either to a country which ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data, or that there are other adequate safeguards for personal data which makes the transfer legal.
How long do we save your data?
We save and process your personal data as long as it is necessary to initiate, maintain or manage a professional relationship with you, the company or organization that you represent. We save personal data in accordance with our regulatory obligations or as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purpose of the processing. You may unsubscribe from our subscription services and similar distributions at any time, following which your personal data will not be saved for these purposes.
Rights related to personal data
You are entitled to request a confirmation as to whether any personal data concerning you is being processed by us, and in such case, obtain information of what personal data concerning you is processed. Should any part of your registered data be incorrect or incomplete, you have the right to have it corrected or completed. In accordance with applicable regulations, you have the right to request that your personal data is erased, that the processing of your personal data is restricted and object to the processing of your personal data, as applicable. Under certain circumstances, you may also request to receive your personal data transferred in an electronic format.
Note that there is always a risk involved when providing personal data, regardless of whether this is done in person, over the telephone or on the Internet, and that no technology system can be completely protected from intrusion. CompareWise has done its utmost to take appropriate technical measures to prevent and minimize the risk of unauthorized access to, inappropriate use and misrepresentation of your personal data.
This notice is subject to regular review and CompareWise reserves the right to amend the notice from time to time. Should any part of the notice prove to be in violation of applicable regulations, non-applicable or impossible to implement for any other reason, the remaining parts should not be affected thereby.
If you have any questions or comments on the content of this notice or wish to utilize any of your rights as set out above, please contact us at privacy@CompareWise.co.uk.