Dated: 20 October 2016
This policy (together with our End User Access Agreement and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
Please read the following carefully to understand the types of information we collect from you, how we use that information and the circumstances under which we will share it with third parties. By visiting our website www.abaka.me and the intelligent savings platform known as ‘ABAKA’ (together, the “Platform”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (Act), the data controller is Abaka Holdings Limited of 3rd Floor, 86-90 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE, United Kingdom (“Abaka”, “we”, “our” or “us”). Our ICO Registration Number is: ZA197872.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you.
Information you give us
You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our Platform or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes (but is not limited to) information you provide when you register to use our Platform, communicate with other users of the Platform or report a problem with our Platform. The information you give us may include (but is not limited to) your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information, NI number, personal description and photograph.
Information we collect about you
With regard to each of your visits to our Platform we may automatically collect the following information:
Information we receive from other sources
We are working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, social network, sub-contractors in technical, advertising networks, analytics provider) and may receive information about you from them.
You block cookies by activating the settings on your web browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You may be able to manage other technologies in the same way. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) and other technologies you may not be able to access all or parts of our Platform.
Expiry of cookies and other technologies
Except for essential cookies and the equivalent other technologies, all cookies and other technologies will expire after 12 months.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your information with the following selected third parties:
We may also disclose your personal information to particular third parties in the following circumstances:
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The data that we collect is stored by us on our secure servers located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”).
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Platform, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
We restrict access of your personal information to those employees of ABAKA who have a business reason for knowing such information. We continuously educate and train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and privacy of customer information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with the relevant laws and regulations to protect your personal information from any unauthorised access.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
Sophisticated encryption: When you use ABAKA’s website or Platform, data is transferred from your device to us. We use advanced encryption technology to keep your data secure. Automated logout: You will automatically be logged out of ABAKA’s website or Platform if you are inactive for a prolonged period of time. Fraud: ABAKA has robust fraud screening processes to mitigate and detect fraud. Authentication: ABAKA’s platform is protected by a passcode.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Platform; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Our Platform may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our business partners, advertisers and affiliates, or other third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You have the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.