Last updated: January 26, 2022
Who is Responsible for your Personal Information?
For any queries about your personal data and how it is processed, you can contact us at:
Collection of the Personal Data
Information you provide:
The information you provide to us might include your name, contact information (email address, phone number, social media handle, or profile), and your reading preferences.
In case of subscribing to our newsletter, you will be required to provide an email address to send the latest news about our blog. Also, in case submitting any work to our blog, you will provide additional information such as your academic and employment history, references, and any other information you choose to supply. Your information includes anything which identifies you, so if you contribute to a blog or provide other user-generated content to us, it may consist of personal information.
Information we collect automatically:
We collect information through compatible devices you may use to access our blog (game consoles, smart televisions, mobile devices, set-top boxes, and other broadcast devices). We will also collect certain information about how you use our websites and apps and the devices that you use to access them. This includes your IP address, geographical location, device information (such as your hardware model, mobile network information, unique device identifiers), browser type, referral source, length of visit to the website, number of page views, the search queries you make on the website and similar information. This information is collected by Google Analytics on our behalf. It may also be collected by third parties (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linkedin) using cookies and similar technology on our website.
Our website may include third-party plug-ins and apps and links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for and cannot control the privacy policies of third parties. Please ensure that you read the privacy policies on any such external websites and relevant third parties.
Use of the Personal Data
The purposes of processing personal data may be updated in line with our obligations arising from organisation policies and legislation; in particular, we may use your personal data to:
– keep in contact with you and provide you with marketing communications about our news, authors or books and those of other events that we believe may interest you;
– tell you about new website features or services;
– send you newsletters;
– share your information with third parties such as authors, co-publishers, or marketing partners so that they can contact you with information that might interest you;
– measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising;
– analyze your use of our websites and apps and your responses to our communications;
– personalize, enhance, modify or otherwise improve the services and/or communications that we provide to you.
Protection of the Personal Data
We look for opportunities to minimize the amount of information we obtain from you. We use appropriate technological and operational security measures to protect your information against any unauthorized access or unlawful use, such as:
– ensuring the physical and digital security of our equipment and devices by using appropriate password protection and encryption;
– maintaining a data protection policy for and delivering data protection training to our staff;
– limiting access to your personal information to those in our organisation who need to use it in the course of their work.
Digi-Con takes the necessary measures to prevent unauthorized access to personal data, misuse of personal data, unlawful processing, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Digi-Con uses well-known and generally accepted security technology standards such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption when processing personal data. In addition, when sending your personal data to Digi-Con through the website, mobile application, mobile website, and smart TV application, these data are transferred using SSL.
Rights of the Data Subject
Email Opt-Out. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us via email, you may opt-out by clicking the “unsubscribe” link available at the bottom of our email communications or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and providing your name and email address so that we may identify you in the opt-out process. Once we receive your instruction, we will promptly take corrective action.
Accuracy and Updating Your Personal Information. Our goal is to keep your personal information accurate, current, and complete. If any of the personal information you have provided to us changes, please let us know.
California Residents. Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use may be entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the information we shared, if any, with other businesses for direct marketing uses. At present, we do not share your personal information with third parties.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our Site may make any changes to their information at any time by contacting us at email@example.com
Right of Access. To the extent required by law, you have the right to receive confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information: the purposes of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; and the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed. We will provide a copy of your personal information in compliance with applicable law.
Right of Rectification. Our goal is to keep your personal information accurate, current, and complete. Please get in touch with us if you believe your information is not accurate or if it changes.
Right to Erasure. In some cases, you have a legal right to request that we delete your personal information when (1) it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, (2) consent has been withdrawn in certain instances, (3) the data subject has objected to the process in certain instances, (4) the personal information has been unlawfully processed, (5) the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation; and (6) the personal data were collected in relation to the offer of information society services. However, the right is not absolute. When we delete personal information, it will be removed from our active servers and databases as well as the Digi-Con Website; but, it may remain in our archives when it is not practical or possible to delete it. We may also retain your personal information as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any agreements.
Right to Restrict Processing. You have the right to restrict when the accuracy of the personal data is contested, the processing is unlawful, and the data subject opposes erasure, we no longer need the personal data, but you require it for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; or the data subject has objected to processing.
Right to Object. In certain circumstances, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal information where the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, for our legitimate interests, or for the legitimate interests of others. You also have the right to object where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes or for, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.
Right to Withdraw Consent. If you have provided your consent to the collection, processing, and transfer of your personal information, you may have the right to fully or partially withdraw your consent. Once we have received notice that you have withdrawn your consent, in whole or in part, we will no longer process your information for the purpose(s) to which you originally consented and have since withdrawn unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for further processing that override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. Withdrawal of consent to receive marketing communications will not affect the processing of personal information for the provision of our services.
Right to Complain. If you believe we have not processed your personal information in accordance with applicable provisions of the GDPR, we encourage you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also have the right to make a GDPR complaint to the relevant Supervisory Authority or seek a remedy through the courts.