How We Use Your Data?
We will comply with data protection law and principles, which means that your data will be:
Collection of personal data
We collect personal data about you when you:
On certain occasions, we will ask you to provide us with certain data about yourself, and if you agree to provide it, we will handle it in accordance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2017/676.
It is our policy to collect only the data necessary to service and respond to your request.
How will your personal data be secured?
We have put procedures in place to protect against a breach in data security and will notify you and any applicable regulator of any suspected breach, where we are legally necessitated to do so. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees who have a demonstrated business “need-to-know.” They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they will be subject to maintain strict confidentiality.
Additionally, when you use our website, data about how you use our website is automatically collected using “cookies”. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log data and visitor behaviour data. This data is used to track visitors’ use of our website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
You can set your browser to not accept cookies and obtain up-to-date data about blocking and deleting cookies via www.aboutcookies.org
Use of personal data
We will not sell or lease your personal data to third parties unless we have your permission or are necessitated by law to do so.
We would like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out later.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email or send an email to info.icmediafutures[at]aku.edu with the subject line ‘unsubscribe’.
Disclosure of your data
We may disclose your personal data to companies and/or organisations who work with us in providing the website and the associated services (such as analytics providers and website developers) and such companies and/or organisations are subject to a duty confidentiality.
We may also disclose your personal data to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with legal obligations or to protect the rights, property, or safety of AKU, our users, or others. This includes exchanging data with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection.
We may disclose your personal data to third parties, including the courts of law and/or regulators or law enforcement agencies in connection with proceedings or investigations anywhere in the world where compelled to do so. Where permitted and to the extent practicable, we will direct such requests to you or notify you before responding unless to do so would prejudice the prevention or detection of a crime (use justification: legal obligation, legal claims, legitimate interests (to cooperate with law enforcement and regulatory authorities).
Legal grounds for processing personal data
We rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:
Access to data
You have the right to request a copy of the data we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal data, please submit AKU-UK Data Subject Access Request Form (Hyperlink to the contact us form).
Retention of personal data
We will retain your personal data on our systems only for as long as we need it, given the purposes for which it was collected, or as necessitated to do so by law. We keep contact data (such as mailing list data) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that data. If you choose to unsubscribe from one or all of our mailing lists, we may keep certain limited data about you so that we may honour your request.
We may transfer your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we will endeavour to take reasonable measures to maintain an adequate level of data protection.
Rights in relation to your data
You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal data we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to (subject to the data protection law):
If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please contact us by sending an email to info.icmediafutures[at]aku.edu.
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