Privacy & Cookies Policy
This policy applies to personal information we collect when you use our website (www.tlaimmigration.co.uk) (the “Website”), and otherwise interact with us. The policy applies to:
“Website Users”, i.e. all users of our website, including entrepreneurs, investors, TLA advocates, sponsors and supporters, and members of the wider tech community.
Other members of the Global Tech Advocates network are run by independent entities, with their own data protection policies. Please contact these entities directly for more information on how they process your data.
2. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE WILL USE IT
1. We collect personal information so that we can manage the Tech London Advocates Immigration Working Group community and achieve our mission of promoting London as a hub for tech and digital business. The information we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and on the choices you make.
2. We will only use your personal information where we have a valid lawful basis to do so.
3. The table below summarises what information we collect about you, and explains how we collect it, how we intend to use it and what our legal basis is for doing so.
|What information will we collect about you?||How will we collect information about you?||Why are we processing information about you?||What is our legal basis for processing information about you?|
|Feedback, questions and other information you provide when you contact us.||Collected when you get in touch with us via our website, via social media, by emailing us or otherwise, or more completing forms on our website.||To respond to your queries, provide you with information and to improve the operation and management of the Tech London Advocates community and the services provided by our third party partners (such as Funding Connector and TLA Triage).||To enable us to pursue our legitimate interest to improve the operation and management of the Tech London Advocates community and the services provided by our third party partners (such as Funding Connector and TLA Triage).|
|Newsletter sign up||Collected when you subscribe to our newsletter.||To provide you with an email newsletter.||To enable us to send a newsletter via our third party provider Mailerlite.|
Device and usage data including IP addresses and device identifiers
Device event information including crash logs, hardware settings, browser type and browser language
|Automatically collected and stored in our server logs when you interact with our Website.||
To analyse the traffic to our Website and to improve the user experience of our Website.
To protect the security of our Website.
|To enable us to pursue our legitimate interests to:
– understand how our site is used;
– improve user experience of our site
– maintain the security of our computer site; and
– protect our rights.
4. Third party services on our website
Our Website provides you with opportunities to sign up to a newsletter. We use Mailerlite to collect names and email addresses of contacts requesting subscription and to send email newsletters to you. You can unsubscribe at any time from the footer of newsletters or by contacting us with a request.
5. More about the information we collect and why
If you have provided your consent to our processing of your personal information, please note that you are entitled to withdraw this consent at any time by contacting us.
6. If you have any questions or require any further information regarding our use of your personal information please contact us(see ‘How To Contact Us’ below).
3. SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
1. We may share your personal information with your consent or as necessary with selected third party service providers and other companies that support us in the performance of the activities set out in the table above, or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so that is not overridden by your interests and fundamental rights (for example, to operate and maintain the security of our computer systems). When you sign up to our newsletter, we will share your personal data with our third party operations and database management suppliers, The Remote Company (t/a Mailerlite).
2. We may also share your personal information with other third parties, for example in the context of the possible sale or restructuring of the working group. We may also need to share your personal information with a regulator or otherwise to comply with the law.
3. We require all our third party service providers and all other companies within our group to take appropriate and stringent security measures to protect your personal information in line with our policies. We do not allow our third party service providers to use your personal information for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal information for specified purposes in accordance with our instructions.
4. Individuals may sometimes contact us to request that they are put in touch with you. We may connect these individuals to you via LinkedIn or another networking / social media platform. We will not share your email address with a third party without your consent.
4. RETAINING YOUR INFORMATION
1. We will only retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting obligations.
2. In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.
5. TRANSFERRING YOUR INFORMATION OVERSEAS
1. We may transfer your personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA). If we do so we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection and is treated in a way consistent with EU and UK laws on data protection.
6. CHILDREN’S INFORMATION
1. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16. If you become aware that your child or any child under your care has provided us with information without your consent, please contact us.
7. KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SECURE
1. All information that you provide to us is stored on secure servers. We have put in place (and ensure that anyone we share your personal information with has put in place) appropriate measures to protect the security of your information.
2. You should be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of the information transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access or inadvertent disclosure.
8. UPDATING AND ACCESSING YOUR INFORMATION
1. You have the right under data protection laws to access information held about you, subject to certain conditions, and to request its rectification or deletion.
If you would like to access, update or amend the information which we hold about you or would like us to stop using your personal information please contact us (see ‘How To Contact Us’ below).
9. YOUR RIGHTS
1.By law you have the right to:
- Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it. We will need to prove your identity before we release any personal information to you.
- Request correction or erasure of your personal information (unless we have the legal right to retain it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
- Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
- Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
- Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.
- Change your data processing preferences at any time. If you have changed your mind you can contact us by email (see ‘How To Contact Us’ below), or in respect of marketing messages you can unsubscribe by using the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our marketing messages.
2. You should be aware that if you ask us to stop processing your personal information in a certain way or erase your personal information, and this type of processing or data is needed to facilitate your use of the Website or to enable you to continue acting as a member of the Tech London Advocates community, you may not be able to use the Website as you did before and/or we may have to remove you from our list of advocates. This does not include your right to object to direct marketing, which can be exercised at any time without restriction.
3. If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact us (see ‘How To Contact Us’ below).
4. No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights in relation to your data). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
5. What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
6. Right to withdraw consent
In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. To withdraw your consent, please contact us (see ‘How To Contact Us’ below). Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.
1. If you are an Advocate, we may send you information by email and/or via social media about the Tech London Advocates community, other groups in the Global Tech Advocates network and the work of our third party partners, which may be of interest to you (including, for example, news, commentary, promotional materials and details of forthcoming events).
2. You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your information to other members of our group. Unsubscribing from marketing emails will not prevent you from continuing to act as an Advocate. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, you can unsubscribe by using the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our messages or by contacting us (see ‘How To Contact Us’ below).
3. We will not provide your personal information to any other third party businesses for marketing purposes, including other members of the Global Tech Advocates network.
5. Cookies can store a range of different information, for example your preferences, session information and information on which pages you access or visit. They can also be used to alert you to new areas that we think might be of interest to you when you return to our site, and to record past activity in order to provide you with a better service when you return to our site.
6. Web browsers allow control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
7. We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
8. You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:
|_ga||third party||2 years||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.|
|_ga_VTSWBSN03R||third party||2 years||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.|
|_gat_gtag_UA_206871433_1||third party||1 minute||This cookie is set by Google and is used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||third party||1 day||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.|
|CONSENT||third party||16 years 3 months 24 days 8 hours||These cookies are set via embedded youtube-videos. They register anonymous statistical data on for example how many times the video is displayed and what settings are used for playback.No sensitive data is collected unless you log in to your google account, in that case your choices are linked with your account, for example if you click “like” on a video.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||persistent||1 year||Set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin, this cookie is used to record the user consent for the cookies in the "Advertisement" category .|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||persistent||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Analytics".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-functional||persistent||11 months||The cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category "Functional".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||persistent||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-others||persistent||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Other.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||persistent||11 months||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Performance".|
|IDE||third party||1 year 24 days||Google DoubleClick IDE cookies are used to store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads and according to the user profile.|
|test_cookie||third party||15 minutes||The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||third party||5 months 27 days||A cookie set by YouTube to measure bandwidth that determines whether the user gets the new or old player interface.|
|YSC||third party||session||YSC cookie is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos on Youtube pages.|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||third party||never||These cookies are set via embedded youtube-videos.|
|yt-remote-device-id||third party||never||These cookies are set via embedded youtube-videos.|
12. OTHER WEBSITES
1. Our website contains links to other websites. This policy only applies to our Website. When you link to other websites, you should read their privacy policies.
13. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
1. We keep this policy under regular review and will post any updates on this webpage. This policy was last updated in June 2020.
14. HOW TO CONTACT US AND COMPLAINTS
1. Tech London Advocates Immigration Working Group is the data controller in respect of your personal information.