The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enforceable since 25 May 2018, provides rights to individuals and requires organisations to provide information about their processing in a clear and transparent way. We endeavour to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (amended) and other relevant legislation. We have published this Privacy Statement to take into account to explain how we collect, store and use personal data.
This Privacy Statement applies to any personal data collected that may be collected through this website www.difme.eu
How to contact us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or would like to contact us about any other matter, please click here
How is your data collected through this website?
When you provide your contact details to us when requesting information about our products or services, either via the telephone, our online enquiry forms or face-to-face
When you enrol in our online course
When you sign up for email newsletters
When you register to attend one of our events or webinars
Via openly available public sources (e.g. LinkedIn or company websites)
Online course participant information (e.g. test scores, time and date course taken)
The types of personal data we collect
The personal data you submit may include:
- Your Full name
- Contact details including your Email address
- Job Title
- Company name
- User name (for the online course)
- Online course participant information (e.g. test scores, time and date course taken)
This website does not collect any special categories of personal data, as defined under the GDPR. Our products and services are not aimed at children.
How is your personal data used?
Your personal data may be used for the following purposes:
- To fulfil a query, request for services and/or to administer our services
- To facilitate your attendance at one of our events or webinars, or facilitate access to one of our online courses
- To send email newsletters
About our email newsletters
On the DIFME website we invite you to opt-in and give your consent to receive our information . You can unsubscribe from these at any point by sending us an email here. We do not conduct any segmentation of our newsletter audiences.
Your rights regarding your personal data
You have a number of rights under data protection law, which have been strengthened under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
Access: You have the right to access the personal data we may hold about you and the purposes for which we are using it. We may ask for proof of your identity. On receipt of such a request we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, at most within one calendar month.
Rectification: You have the right to request that we amend any personal data which is incorrect or requires updating.
Erasure: You have the right to request that we delete any personal information pertaining to you. We will assess any deletion request on a case by case basis and will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, at most within one calendar month. If you have authored any content on the DPN and would like this to be deleted, please let us know.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please click here.
If you are concerned about the manner in which we have collected and used your personal data, please contact us using the contact details above – we will do our best to help.
Sharing of your personal data
We will not share your personal information with any third parties for them to use for their own marketing purposes.
We may disclose your personal data if required to do so by law.
How long we store your personal data for?
We will only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for the purposes we are using it for. How long we retain data will vary depending on the purposes it is used for. We routinely update our email newsletter lists to ensure those who are not engaged are removed.
Updates to this Statement
We review and update this Statement regularly to take account of changes to our processing and regulatory changes. We encourage you to review it from time to time. If we make any significant changes to this Statement, we will endeavour to communicate this to you where possible.
We will update this Notice if change the cookies we use.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files which contain information about your internet usage that is held in your browser or on your computer’s hard drive. There are different types of cookie: some are essential for the site to operate properly, whereas others are aimed at enhancing and personalising your user experience. Cookies can help us to understand how consumers are interacting with our website, which helps us to improve our site and to deliver a better service to you.
What types of cookies do we use?
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, we cannot provide some of the basic functionalities of our website.
These cookies generally collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and the pages that they don’t. This helps us to understand and improve the site, so it is easy to use and includes helpful content. They also allow us to fix bugs or glitches on the website. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies visitors, so we can’t identify you individually.We use Google Analytics to track usage of our websites and interaction with our newsletters. For example, to see what content you click on, so we can analyse what content is of most interest to our audience.
These cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make as you browse the site. They provide more enhanced and personal features. The information collected is anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other sites once you leave our site.
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