Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Smatch International Limited and whatsonkent.co.uk

1. Introduction

Smatch International Limited (hereafter referred to as “Smatch,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal data when you use our website, https://whatsonkent.co.uk, and our services. Please read this policy carefully to understand how we handle your data.

2. Data Controller

Smatch International Limited is incorporated in England and Wales under company registration number 15115635, with its registered office at 20, Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU, United Kingdom. Our Director, Jasper Glenn, represents the company.

3. Data Collection and Processing

3.1 Lawful Basis for Processing

We process personal data based on various lawful bases, including:

– Consent: We may process your data with your explicit consent.

– Contractual Obligation: We process data to fulfill our contractual obligations to you.

– Legal Obligation: Data processing may be necessary to comply with legal obligations.

– Vital Interest: We may process data to protect someone’s vital interests.

– Performance of a Public Task: Data may be processed to perform tasks carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority.

– Legitimate Interest: We may process data when it is in our legitimate interests, provided it does not infringe on your rights and interests.

3.2 Categories of Personal Data

We may collect the following categories of personal data:

– Personal identification information (e.g., name, email address, contact details).

– Profile information (e.g., username, profile picture, preferences).

– User activity data (e.g., browsing history, interactions on our platform).

– Information you upload or download on our platform (e.g., documents, messages).

3.3 Recipients of Personal Data

Your personal data may be shared with:

– Our employees, agents, and contractors for the purpose of providing our services.

– Service providers who assist us in hosting, maintaining, and securing our website and platform.

– Regulatory authorities or law enforcement agencies when required by law.

3.4 International Data Transfers

Your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) when necessary to provide our services. We will ensure such transfers comply with applicable data protection laws.

3.5 Data Retention

We will retain your personal data for as long as your membership is active or as needed to provide our services. Upon request for data deletion sent to info@smatch.world, we will delete your data, subject to any legal or contractual obligations that may require us to retain certain information.

4. Your Rights

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the following rights:

– Right to Withdraw Consent: You can withdraw your consent for data processing at any time.

– Right to Complain: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe your data rights have been violated.

– Data Source: We collect data from you directly, and in some cases, from publicly available sources.

– Statutory or Contractual Obligation: You may be under a statutory or contractual obligation to provide certain personal data.

– Automated Decision-Making: We do not engage in automated decision-making or profiling that produces significant legal effects.

– Recourse: If we fail to comply with this Privacy Policy or data protection laws, you can seek recourse through legal means.

5. Privacy and GDPR Guidelines

5.1 By using the Website, you acknowledge that we collect, store, and process personal information as described in our Privacy Policy. We will retain personal data until your membership is active and will delete data upon your written request to Info@Smatch.World.

5.2 We also collect information through cookies from visitors to our open blog section and open sections of the Website. For more details on how we use cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

6. Third-Party Hosting

5.1 The Website is hosted by a third-party hosting service provider, Hostinger. We may store and process data on servers provided by Hostinger. Hostinger is committed to implementing security measures to protect data. However, we do not control the hosting infrastructure, and you acknowledge that the security of data during transit and storage may be subject to Hostinger’s policies and practices. Please review Hostinger’s Privacy Policy for further information.

7. Third-Party Plugins

6.1 We may use third-party plugins and extensions to enhance the features and functionality of the Website. These plugins may collect and process certain data to enable their functionality. While we strive to select plugins from reputable sources, we do not have control over the data processing practices of third-party plugin providers. You are encouraged to review the privacy policies of these providers for more information on how they handle your data.

8. Third-Party Payment Gateway

7.1 We use a third-party payment gateway, Stripe, to process invoices, payments, and renewals for our services. When you make payments on our Website, your payment information may be collected and processed by Stripe. Stripe is responsible for the security and processing of your payment data. Please review Stripe’s Privacy Policy for details on how they handle your payment information.

9. Intellectual Property

9.1 All content and materials on the Website, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, images, videos, and software, are the intellectual property of Smatch or its licensors and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.

9.2 You may not use, reproduce, distribute, or display any of our content without our prior written consent. You may, however, print or download content for personal use, provided you retain all copyright and proprietary notices.

10. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests related to your personal data, privacy, or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@whatsonkent.co.uk. We are committed to addressing your inquiries promptly and responsibly.

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our data processing practices or legal requirements. Any updates will be posted on our website, and we encourage you to review this policy periodically to stay informed about how we protect your privacy.

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