Privacy Policy

Veracity Group UK Ltd cares about and respects your privacy. We will be clear and transparent about the information we are collecting and what we will do with that information.

This Policy sets out the following:

  • Who we are and how to contact us
  • What personal data we collect and process about you in connection with your relationship with us as a customer and through your use of our website, mobile applications and online services;
  • Where we obtain the data from;
  • What we do with that data;
  • How we store the data;
  • Who we transfer/disclose that data to;
  • How we deal with your data protection rights;
  • And how we comply with the data protection rules.

All personal data is collected and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Definitions

  • Personal Data: Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
  • Usage Data: Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
  • Cookies: Cookies are small pieces of data stored on a User’s device.
  • Data Controller: Data Controller means a natural or legal person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be, processed. For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your data.
  • Data Processors (or Service Providers): Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
  • Data Subject: Data Subject is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.
  • User: The User is the individual using our Service. The User corresponds to the Data Subject, who is the subject of Personal Data.

Who we are

Veracity Group UK Ltd is the data controller for this website.

Registered office address: Fallapit, Nr Totnes, Devon  TQ9 7QE, United Kingdom

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about our Privacy Policy, our practices, or our Services, you may contact us by email at admin@veracity-group.co.uk, by phone to +44 (0) 203 793 5938 or by mail to the address above.

We will respond to all requests, enquiries or concerns as soon as possible and in any case within 30 days.

What personal data do we collect?

We collect and use personal data only as it might be needed for us to deliver to you our products, services and websites (collectively, our “Services”). Your personal data includes information such as:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Other data collected for the purpose of providing the service(s) you have ordered that could directly or indirectly identify you

Much of what you consider personal data is collected directly from you when you:

  • create an account or purchase any of our Services (e.g.: billing information, including name, address, email address, telephone number);
  • request assistance from our Customer Services team (e.g.: telephone number);
  • complete contact forms or request newsletters or other information from us (e.g.: email address, name); or
  • participate in contests and surveys, apply for a job, or otherwise participate in activities we promote that might require information about you.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Data we collect and the specific context in which we collect it.

We may process your Personal Data because:

  • We need to perform a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights
  • For payment processing purposes
  • To comply with the law

What do we use your personal data for, why and for how long

We strongly believe in both reducing the amount of data we collect and limiting the use and purpose of that data to only:

  1. Data for which we have been given permission
  2. Data necessary to deliver the Services you purchase or interact with
  3. Data we might be required or permitted to keep for legal compliance or other lawful purposes.

These uses include: Delivering, improving, updating, and enhancing the Services we provide to you. We collect information relating to your purchase, use, and/or interactions with our Services. We utilise this information to:

  • Improve and optimise the operation and performance of our Services (again, including our websites and mobile applications)
  • Diagnose problems with and identify any security risks, errors, or needed enhancements to the Services
  • It is in our legitimate interests in operating our business (e.g. for administrative purposes).
  • Sending you communications about the services you have asked for and any changes to such services. These communications are not made for marketing purposes and cannot be opted-out of
  • Detect and prevent fraud and abuse of our Services and systems
  • Customer Services communications: we use your data to manage our relationship with you as our customer and to improve our services and enhance your experience with us;
  • Collecting aggregate statistics about use of the Services
  • Understand and analyse how you use our Services and what products and services are most relevant to you.
  • Provide tailored services: we use your data to provide information we believe is of legitimate interest and benefit to you, during the period in which you use our Services, such as special offers
  • Marketing: from time to time we may contact you with information regarding ancillary products and services via e-communications if you have opted-in to receive such communication. You will also be given the opportunity on every e-communication that we send you to indicate that you no longer wish to receive our direct marketing material.

Often, much of the data we collect is aggregated or statistical data about how individuals use our Services, and is not linked to any personal data, But as it is itself personal data, or it can be linked or linkable to personal data, we treat it accordingly.

We will only process your personal data where we have a legal basis to do so. The legal basis will depend on the reasons for which we have collected and need to use your personal data.

In most cases we will need to process your personal data so we can enter into our contract to provide your requested services to you.

We do not supply services targeted at young people. Only children aged 16 or over can provide their own consent. For children under this age, consent of the children’s’ parents or legal guardians is required.

We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to provide the Services you have requested and thereafter for a variety of legitimate legal or business purposes. These might include retention periods:

  • mandated by law, contract, or similar obligations applicable to our business operations;
  • for preserving, resolving, defending, or enforcing our legal/contractual rights; or
  • needed to maintain adequate and accurate business and financial records.

When we no longer need your personal data, we will securely delete or destroy it.

Security of your personal data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We follow generally accepted standards in the storage and disclosure of your personal data, and to protect it against accidental loss, destruction or damage. The data you provide to us via our website is protected using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology. SSL is the industry standard method of encrypting personal information so that it can be securely transferred over the Internet.

We may disclose your information to trusted third parties for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We require all third parties to have appropriate technical and operational security measures in place to protect your personal data, in line with UK and EU law on data protection rules.

Service Providers

We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.

International Data Transfer

If you utilise our Services from a country other than the UK and EU, where our servers are located, your communications with us may result in transferring your personal data across international borders. In these cases, your personal data is handled according to this Privacy Policy. Some of our business service partners (e.g. cloud storage/backup and accounting system providers) operate outside the European Economic Area (EEA), such as USA and New Zealand. While countries outside the EEA do not always have strong data protection laws, we require all services providers to process your information in a secure manner. In addition we only work with companies in the USA who are certified under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

Sharing your personal data

We may share your personal data with the following third parties for the purpose described in this Privacy Policy:

  • Government authorities, law enforcement bodies, regulators for compliance with legal requirements;
  • Trusted service providers we are using to run our business such as our hosting partners, domain name registries, call centres providing assistance to our customers, cloud service and e-mail marketing service providers assisting our marketing team with running customer surveys and providing targeted marketing campaigns;
  • Credit and debit card companies which facilitate your payments to us, and anti-fraud screening, which may need information about your method of payment to process payment or ensure the security of your payment transaction;
  • Legal and other professional advisers, law courts and law enforcement bodies in order to enforce our legal rights in relation to our contract with you;
  • Social media:You may be able to access third party social media services through our website or before coming to our website. When you are registered with your social service account, we may obtain the personal information you choose to share with us through these social media services pursuant to their privacy settings in order to improve and personalise your use of our website. We may also use social media plugins on our website. As a result your information will be shared with your social media provider and possibly presented on your social media profile to be shared with others in your network. Please refer to the privacy policy of these third-party social media providers to find out more about these practices.

Cookies and site tracking

This site uses cookies to enable us to improve our service to you and to provide certain features that you may find useful. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy.

Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable us to recognise your browser and help us to track visitors to our site; thus enabling us to understand better the products and services that will be most suitable to you. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you wish, you can change these browser settings by accepting, rejecting and deleting cookies. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. If you choose to change these settings, you may find that certain functions and features will not work as intended. The cookies we use do not detect any information stored on your computers.

For more information about cookies and how to stop cookies being installed visit the following website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

We use tracking software to monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of the websites. This software does not enable us to capture any personal passenger information.

Your Data Protection Rights

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request information about whether we hold personal information about you, and, if so, what that information is and why we are holding/using it.       
  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Object to automated decision-making including profiling, that is not to be subject of any automated decision-making by us using your personal information or profiling of you.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request transfer of your personal information in an electronic and structured form to you or to another party (commonly known as a right to “data portability”). This enables you to take your data from us in an electronically useable format and to be able to transfer your data to another party in an electronically useable format.
  • Withdraw consent. In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.

If you want to exercise any of these rights, then please email us at admin@veracity-group.co.uk or contact us by post at Veracity Group UK Ltd, Fallapit, Nr Totnes, Devon  TQ9 7QE, United Kingdom.

Please include your full name, email address associated with your Account, and a detailed description of your data request. Such requests will be processed in line with local laws. We will respond to any requests for access to personal information within 30 days.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

Communicating with you.

We may contact you directly, or through a third-party service provider, regarding products or services you have signed up for or purchased from us, such as is necessary to deliver transactional or service related communications. We may also contact you with offers for additional services we think you’ll find valuable if you give us consent, or where allowed based upon legitimate interests. You don’t need to provide consent as a condition to purchase our goods or services. These contacts may include:

  • Email
  • Text (SMS) messages
  • Telephone calls

You may also update your subscription preferences with respect to receiving communications from us by sending an email to admin@veracity-group.co.uk.

If you make use of a service that allows you to import contacts (e.g. using email marketing services to send emails on your behalf), we will only use the contacts and any other personal information needed for the requested service. If you believe that anyone has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request that it be removed from our database, please contact us at admin@veracity-group.co.uk.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to this privacy policy

Veracity Group UK Ltd has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

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