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Privacy policy

WiSEAN GDPR Data Protection Statement

 

Introduction

At WiSEAN, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This GDPR Data Protection Statement explains how we collect, use, store and protect your personal data in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679.

The data controller responsible for your personal data is:

Jacky Forsyth, WiSEAN [j.j.forsyth@staffs.ac.uk]
 

Personal data we are collecting

If you join WiSEAN as a member through the website, we will receive, collect and store the data you provide us, which includes the following personal data about you:

Identification data: Name, discipline or area of expertise and bio.

Contact data: Email address.

The reason why we collect this information is because WiSEAN members have asked for a database of members to improve collaboration and networking.

 

In addition, we may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information and methods used to browse away from the page.

 

How we collect personal data
When you sign up to be a member of WiSEAN, we collect personal information (name, discipline or area of expertise, bio and email) that you provide to us.

This information will go on the members-only page on the WiSEAN website (wisean.net).

 

Purpose and legal basis for processing personal data

We will use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To fulfil our contractual obligations to you (e.g., processing and delivering your orders).

  • To comply with legal obligations (e.g., record-keeping and reporting obligations).

  • For our legitimate network interests (i.e., to improve networking and collaboration between members).

  • Based on your consent.


Data Retention

We will retain your personal data for as long as you remain a member of WiSEAN.

 

Your rights under the GDPR

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • Right to Access: You have the right to request access to your personal data that we hold.

  • Right to Rectification: You have the right to request correction of any inaccurate personal data.

  • Right to Erasure: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data.

  • Right to Restrict Processing: You have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data.

  • Right to Data Portability: You have the right to request the transfer of your personal data to another party.

  • Right to Object: You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances.

  • Right to Withdraw Consent: If we are processing your personal data based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

 

Data security

We have implemented appropriate technical measures to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure. We regularly review and update our security measures to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your personal data.

Changes to This GDPR Statement
We may update this GDPR statement from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will notify you of any significant changes by posting the new statement on our website or through other appropriate communication channels.
 

Changes to your personal information

You can change your personal information that we have about you at any time, by logging into the website’s members area.


Contact us
If you have any questions or concerns about this GDPR statement or our data protection practices, please contact us at: Jacky Forsyth, j.j.forsyth@staffs.ac.uk

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