In summary your consent is given to us to store your data when
The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners.
1. What data we collect from you?
Users contacting SI-Directory and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.
Your data is collected to provide you with an efficient directory service, whether visiting to source information, request contact from one of our registered member’s or a subscribing member requiring effective promotion of your listing, event or advert with appropriate communication between us and you.
We will not sell, rent or supply your data to any third party companies, nor does our third party software providers.
We collect the following data from you:
b) In addition we collect any personal or business data you enter into SI-Direcory.com via the following means:
• An enquiry form to contact one of our listed members.
• Members profile page forms which may be a personal profile of you or a business owned by you.
• Your payment information retained from any purchases made on SI-Directory such as subscriptions or advertising.
• Subscription to our email newsletter but only if this was made clear to you and your permission was granted.
• An enquiry form to purchasing any advertising services.
c) We may also collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us. If you use SI-Directory to send others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.) information that may interest them through our system, we may store your personal information, and the personal information of each such recipient.
d) We may also periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from other business partners, contractors and other third parties. Examples of information that we may receive include (but are not limited to): updated delivery and address information, purchase history, and additional demographic information.
e) We may share aggregated and non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our websites and on websites of third parties. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors to our website and the most popular features or services accessed. This information does not contain any personal information and may be used to develop website content and services that we hope you and other users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.
2. With whom do we share your data?
a) SI-Directory owner and manager A. Donovan in Warwickshire, UK
b) Authorised Service Providers that perform certain services on our behalf. Services may include; processing credit/debit card payments, marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting website functionality, surveys and other features offered through our website. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
c) Business partners. When you make purchases, reservations or engage in promotions offered through our website or our services, we may share personal information with the businesses with which we partner to offer you those products, services or promotions. When you elect to engage in a particular merchant's offer or program, you authorise us to provide your email address and other information to that merchant.
d) When using our Find a Practitioner Service, we match your information and service request against our list of registered members. When you submit a match request through our website, you consent to our providing your personal information and request to the registered members we match with your request. Sharing this information with registered members allows them to contact you using the e-mail address or other contact information you provided. We may also release information to collection and/or credit agencies for past due Professional accounts.
e) Lawful investigation / demand.
In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
3. How do we use the data we collect
In general we may use date that we collect about you to:
• deliver the products and services that you have requested;
• manage your account and provide you with customer support;
• perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our products, services, or content, or products, services or content offered by others;
• communicate with you by e-mail, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices or send newsletters about products or services that may be of interest to you either from us or other third parties;
• communicate with you with regard to partially completed service requests;
• develop and display content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites;
• validate your professional membership
• enforce our terms and conditions
• manage our business
By signing up as a member of SI-Directory you are agreeing to communication between us regarding our service to you.
SI-Directory operates a newsletter, used to inform subscribers about products, services and events through SI-Directory. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties or shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates SI-Directory. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by SI-Directory's email newsletter program. If you would like a copy of the information held please email us at privacy@SI-Directory.com
Email marketing campaigns published by SI-Directory or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
We will not sell, rent or supply your data to any third party companies.
5. How we securely store your data
The software platform used for SI-Directory is provided by Brilliant Directories (BD) from the USA. All data is stored securely in an IBM Data Centre in Dallas, TX. You can read more about IBM’s Cloud Security here. If there was to be a data breach, SI-Directory would be notified. The provider would identify where the vulnerability was and repair it as quickly as possible and attempt to prevent that type of breach again.
6. Data transfer to secure storage
In addition to your data being stored securely SI-Directory also owns a Secure Site Certificate which means that whilst in transit to storage or the payment gateway your data is encrypted and secure.
As part of the EU GDPR Regulations there is an agreement called The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks which have been designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Commission and Swiss Administration, respectively, to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. IBM whom ultimately store SI-Directory data are an active participant in the Privacy Shield Framework
7. Cookie Use & Google Analytics
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small files saved to the user's computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within SI-Directory.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from SI-Directory on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from SI-Directory and its external serving vendors. When choosing to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on SI-Directory.
Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when SI-Directory uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
8. Other Tracking Technologies
We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. We also may include web beacons in promotional [or other] e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.
What is a web beacon?
Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies which are stored on the user's computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.
Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages and to understand usage patterns. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website.
9. External Links
Although SI-Directory only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout SI-Directory. (External links are clickable text / banner / links to other websites.
The owners of SI-Directory cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and SI-Directory and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
These third-party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide us with information about your activities on those websites. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites you visit by clicking on the "privacy" link typically located at the bottom of the webpage you are visiting.
10. Adverts and Sponsored Links
SI-Directory may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
11. Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that SI-Directory and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. SI-Directory nor its owners will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
SI-Directory may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
SI-Directory and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses].
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by SI-Directory and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore SI-Directory and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
12. Blogs, bulletin boards, reviews and chat rooms
We may provide areas on our websites where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others, as well as post reviews of products, establishments, contractors, and the like, or upload content (e.g. pictures, videos, audio files, etc.). Such postings are governed by our Terms & Conditions. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable web pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information. Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information.
13.Your rights and access to your data
Right of Access
As an active member of SI-Directory you have the right to access, update, request a copy or completely erase your personal data at anytime by logging into your account. You can also review and update your personal information by contacting us at privacy@SI-Directory.com.
Right to cancel membership or be forgotten
If you membership has ceased, you may ask by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to view any data we have of you, request it to be updated, request a copy or be completely erased.
Right to be Informed
If we have added your data to the Directory as a Pioneer of Structural Integration or Fascia Research we will have contacted you to seek your permission via email or social media. You have the right at any time to ask your data to be removed and deleted.
Your choices about collection and use of your data
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our website because such information may be required in order for you to register as a member of our directory service; to use our services; purchase products or services; participate in a contest, promotion, survey, ask a question; or initiate other transactions on our website.
At any time a consumer user can choose to no longer receive commercial or promotional emails or newsletters from us by accessing your user account and opting out. You also will be given the opportunity, in any commercial e-mail that we send to you, to opt out of receiving such messages in the future. It may take up to 10 days for us to process an opt-out request. We may send you other types of transactional and relationship e-mail communications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them but you can do so by email to privacy@SI-Directory.com.
14. Children's privacy
Our website is a general audience site, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.
15. No Rights of Third Parties