Privacy Policy - Melanie Schilling

PRIVACY POLICY (APPLICABLE TO RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA AND UNITED KINGDOM)

GMB Digital and Media PTE. LTD. (we, us, our) recognises and values the protection of your personal information.

We recognise that you have an interest in our collection and use of your personal information via our website, which is located at www.melanieschilling.com (our Website). We have implemented this Privacy Policy in order to be open and transparent about how we collect, hold, and use your personal information, and under what circumstances we may disclose or transfer your personal information. This Privacy Policy also outlines your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

As a resident of a country that the GDPR applies to our activities, you have particular rights with respect to your personal information. This Privacy Policy sets out information about:

  • information we collect and hold about you;
  • our use and disclosure of your personal information;
  • the legal basis we rely upon to process your personal information;
  • your rights over your personal information;
  • the security of personal information;
  • our disposal of personal information, when no longer needed;
  • overseas transfer of personal information;
  • the use of cookies and online tracking technologies;
  • privacy relating to persons aged under 16 years; and
  • contacting us with any questions or concerns that you may have.

By clicking ‘accept’ after having had opportunity to review this policy, you are deemed to have consented to us collecting, using and disclosing your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information we collect and hold

We will obtain personal information about you when you visit our Website. Wherever possible, you can elect to remain anonymous, or use a pseudonym, in interacting with us (for example, when making an enquiry). We generally will only receive personal information directly from you or a third party who you have authorised to deal with us.

From time to time, we may ask you to supply personal information such as your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, e-mail address or cookies and usage data. Additionally, we may request information such as business and financial information, information about your needs and preferences. We may not be able to provide you with our services if you do not provide the personal information we request. However, under no circumstances will we request any information from you that may disclose your:

  • political, religious or philosophical opinions, beliefs, associations or affiliations;
  • health and sexuality;
  • racial or ethnic origin;
  • membership of a trade union, or a professional or trade association; or
  • criminal records.

We may also conduct surveys or market research and may seek other information from you on a periodic basis. These surveys will provide us with information that allows improvement in the types and quality of services offered to you, and the manner in which those services are offered to you.

How we collect your personal information

We use various methods to collect personal information about you, including:

Direct interactions – you may provide us with your personal information by filling in forms or by corresponding with us, in various ways.

Automated technologies or interactions – we may, as you interact with our Website, automatically collect information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this information by using cookies and other online technologies. You can control how cookies are used by accessing your Internet browser settings, which allow you to control the placement of cookies on your computer or device. You can change the settings to allow or block the storage of cookies. Alternatively, you can adjust your browser settings to provide alerts when a cookie is being sent for storage on your computer or device.  Please refer to your Internet browser’s manual or help function for more information on adjusting the settings of your specific browser.

Use and disclosure of your personal information

When we hold your personal information, it will be used for the following primary purposes:

  • to ensure the proper functioning of our Website;
  • to ensure the proper functioning of our business and operations;
  • performing obligations in the course of or in connection with our provision of the goods and/or services requested by you
  • responding to, handling, and processing queries, requests, applications, complaints, and feedback from you;
  • to inform or update you of other products and services available from us where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes; and
  • to assist us with our auditing, marketing, planning, billing, product development and research requirements.

We will not use or disclose (or permit the use or disclosure of) information that could be used to identify you in any circumstances, except:

  • to ensure the proper functioning of our business and the Website;
  • where such disclosure is required for performing obligations in the course of or in connection with our provision of the goods and services requested by you;
  • to communicate promotional offers and special events to you;
  • where the law requires us, or authorises us, or a third party holding data on our behalf, to do so; or
  • where you have given express consent to us for a prescribed purpose.

We will not sell, distribute, rent, licence, disclose, share or pass your personal information on to any third parties, other than those that are contracted to us, and who have agreed to keep the information confidential.

Should a third party approach us, with a demand to access your personal information, we will take reasonable steps to redirect the third party to request the information directly from you, wherever it is lawful and reasonable for us to do so.

If we are compelled to disclose your personal information to a third party, or we believe in good faith that we are so compelled, we will take reasonable steps to notify you of this in advance, provided that it is lawful and reasonable for us to do so.

Legal basis we rely upon to process your personal information

The GDPR sets out numerous grounds upon which we may lawfully collect and process your personal information, including:

  • where you have provided us with your consent to do so;
  • where we need to perform a contract with you;
  • where we are required to comply with the law;
  • for payment processing purposes; and
  • when processing of your personal information is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights.

Consent

We can collect and process your data if we have your consent. In many circumstances, if we rely on your consent as our legal basis for processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent, at any time.

Contractual obligations

In many circumstances, we require your personal information to comply with contractual obligations. For example, we collect your identity and contact information when we provide you with our goods or services. If you are unable to provide such information to us, we may not be able to perform the contract we have with you or your business, or enter into a contract with you or your business.

Legal compliance

We may need to collect and process your personal data, if the law requires us to. If you are unable to provide such information to us, we may not be able to perform the contract we have with you or your business, or enter into a contract with you or your business.

Legitimate interests

We will often require your personal information to pursue our legitimate interests, in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact upon your rights, freedoms or interests. For example, it may be in our legitimate interests to use your personal information for marketing purposes to assist us with the growth of our business.

Please email us if you require details of the specific legal grounds we are relying on to process your personal information.

Your rights over your personal information

You have a number of rights with respect to the personal information that we hold about you. These rights are subject to certain exemptions and differ across the jurisdictions, in which we may operate.

Request access to the personal information that we hold about you

Subject to any applicable exceptions, we will provide you with a copy of your personal information, within the timeframes set out in relevant legislation. If you reside within the EU, then we will do this at no charge, in accordance with the GDPR.

Right to rectification

You have the right to have any inaccurate information that we hold about you rectified.

Right to erasure

You will, in certain circumstances, have the right to request that we delete or remove your personal information. Whenever you have given us your consent to use your personal information, you have the right to change your mind, at any time, and withdraw that consent. In cases where we are processing your personal information on the basis of our legitimate interests, you can ask us to stop processing your information, for reasons connected to your individual situation. We must then do so, unless we believe that we have a legitimate reason to continue processing your personal information.

Right to data portability

You will, in certain circumstances, have the right to obtain your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to request that we transfer your personal information to a third party, without any hindrance from us.

Right to object

You will, in certain circumstances, have the right to object to our processing of your personal information. Where personal information is being processed for direct marketing purposes, you have a right to object at any time

Right to withdraw consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent for us to process your personal information at any time. We may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling

You will, in certain circumstances, have a right not to be subject to a decision that is based on automated processing, where the decision will produce a legal effect, or a similarly significant effect on you.

To protect the confidentiality of your personal information, we will require you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request. If you have authorised a third party to submit a request to us on your behalf, then we will ask them to prove they have obtained your permission to act on your behalf.

Security of personal information

In our organisation, personal information may be stored both electronically and in hard-copy form. We are committed to keeping your personal information secure regardless of the format in which we hold it and we take all reasonable steps to protect your information from misuse, interference, loss, and unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

However, no internet based service is completely secure and you use the Website and transmit and exchange information at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we accept no responsibility, whether we are deemed to have been negligent or not, in the event of a security that affects your privacy.

Overseas transfer of personal information

We may transfer your personal information, and have it maintained on computers, outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction, where data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. Your consent to this Privacy Policy, followed by your submission of personal information, represents your agreement to that transfer.

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and no transfer of your personal information will take place to any organisation or country, unless we consider that there are adequate controls in place to protect the security of your personal information.

Disposal of personal information not required

If we hold personal information about you, and we do not need that information for any purpose for which the information may be used or disclosed, we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify that information, unless we are prevented from doing so by law.

Cookies data and online tracking technologies

We may use cookies, beacons, tags, scripts, and other online tracking technologies (collectively, referred to as Cookies) to collect and use personal information about you and to serve you with Internet-based advertising. For further information about the types of Cookies we use and why, as well as how you can control Cookies, please refer to the above section Automated technologies or interactions.

Privacy relating to persons under the age of 16 years

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 16. If you are under 16 years of age, then your parent or guardian must provide us with consent for us to process your personal information.

Contacting us and complaints

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, or if you wish to lodge a privacy related complaint, please email our Privacy Officer at melanie@melanieschilling.com.

Amendments of this Privacy Policy

We regularly review and update this policy. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Should any significant amendments occur, notification will be provided by publication on our website 14 days prior to the changes being implemented (the Notice Period), unless the circumstances of the amendments makes it unreasonable to provide such a Notice Period. Your continued use after the Notice Period has lapsed indicates your consent to be bound by the amended Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 27 May 2021.

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