Don’t worry! The fact that we’re providing a privacy notice doesn’t mean we’re doing anything sinister with your information. UK data protection regulations specify that we must supply you with certain information at the time that you provide your details. This is to let you know what your rights are with regards to your personal data and how we process it (which is the legislation’s way of saying how we use it).
The identity and contact details of the data controller
The data controller is Fancy Guppy. You can contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07541795771.
The purpose of and legal basis for processing
We collect data when individuals subscribe to our mailing list. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, the legal basis for this data processing is consent, as you are agreeing to us processing your data when you when you choose to subscribe.
We will retain your information for as long as it is relevant, since you have provided your information to subscribe to a mailing list it wouldn’t make sense for us to set a time limit for how long we’ll retain data. Instead, we will continue to process your data (i.e. send you emails), for as long as you want us to.
At any time, you can update your preferences (to start or stop receiving certain types of messages from us) or unsubscribe form our mailing list altogether. These options are provided on the bottom of every email that we send out. It is as easy to unsubscribe as it is to subscribe, all you have to do is click the ‘Unsubscribe’ option at the bottom of any of our emails.
Under UK data protection regulations, you have the right to
- Be informed i.e. by being provided with information in privacy notices like this one
- Access your personal data.
- Rectification of inaccurate or incomplete information.
- Erasure, also known as the right to be forgotten.
- Restrict processing to block or suppress use of your personal information.
- Data portability, allowing you to move, copy, or transfer your information in a secure way.
- Object to your personal information being processed based on certain legal bases.
- Not be subject to automated processing which risks a potentially damaging decision being taken without human intervention.
- Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, such as the Information Commissioners Office.