Policy key definitions:
- “I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the business, Zoe Amar Communications Limited, also trading as Zoe Amar Digital.
- “you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
- GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
- PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
- ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
- Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.
Processing of your personal data
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful basis.
We use the Consent lawful basis under the GDPR for the processing of your information when you explicitly consent to subscribe to our email mailing list. Your information is used to send you marketing messages within the scope outlined to you at the point of subscription.
We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of any email we send you, or it is determined your consent no longer exists.
If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.
We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because we only process personal data for core business purposes.
Your individual rights
Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;
- the right to be informed;
- the right of access;
- the right to rectification;
- the right to erasure;
- the right to restrict processing;
- the right to data portability;
- the right to object; and
- the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
You also have the right to complain to the ICO if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.
Data security and protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.
Transparent Privacy Explanations
We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.
Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions
Currently our website does not contain adverts, sponsored or affiliate links, neither are we working with any advertising suppliers or affiliates.
Email marketing messages & subscription
Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis menitoned above for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the “Processing of your personal data” section above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an Email Marketing Service provider (EMS). An EMS is a third party service provider of software or applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.
Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons, tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as: times; dates; I.P addresses; opens; clicks; forwards; geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.
Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences and the information we hold about you at any time. This can be done by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the bottom of any email we send you and following that link through to our Unsubscribe form.
If you wish to receive our newsletters, you have to sign up to our Mailing List via our website. In doing so, you are providing consent for us to process your personal data for the specific purpose of sending you these occasional newsletters and email updates.
Our EMS provider is Mailchimp. We collect and hold the following information about you within this EMS system:
- Email address
- Name (if provided by you)
- Subscription time & date
Resources & further information
- Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
- The Guide to the PECR 2003
- Small business GDPR policy template
Last updated: August 2018.