The DPA & GDPR May 2018
We and this website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which comes into effect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
What are cookies? 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 enables the website to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website.
Website Visitor Tracking
This website uses tracking software (Google Analytics) to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Contact & Communication With us
Users contacting this us through this website 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. In accordance with GDPR regulations, if at any point there is a security breach of this data we will inform you of this breach.
Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.
Data we collect
By joining Spanish Obsessed as a member, we will store the following information about you:
- Your username
- Your first and last name (if provided – non-compulsory)
- Your email address
- Your password is encrypted, meaning that it cannot be accessed or read by anyone.
- Your password hint (if provided – non-compulsory)
- Your IP address
Using Spanish Obsessed’s courses, we collect and store the following data about you:
- Lessons taken (if “lesson complete” is clicked)
- Quizzes taken, and scores (if any)
Your right to destroy and request your data
You have a right to destroy and request your data. You can delete your data by selecting “Delete my account” in the user dashboard, and entering your password. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To request any data we have about you, email email@example.com.
Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages
We operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news we supply/publish, operated through Send in Blue (sendinblue.com), who are fully GDPR compliant. Users can subscribe through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission (this is provided on signing up as a new member). Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time by using the link in the footer of each email sent. We will never share your email address with any third party, other than the email provider (Send in Blue), who securely store your email address.
Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data.
External Website Links & Third Parties
Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Policy & Usage
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
Resources & Further Information
- Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
- The Guide to the PECR 2003
v.1.0 May 2018 Edited & customised by: Spanish Obsessed ltd