Creative Opps CIO is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Creative Opps CIO will regularly review this notice and may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 12.01.2022.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address
- job title or profession
- place of work
- date of birth
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- education and qualifications
What we do with the information we gather
We only collect and store this information when it has been provided by you, for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping
- We may use the information to improve our services
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new services, special offers or other information when you have explicitly consented to receive that information, using the email address that you have provided
Who do we share the information with
Your personal information may be shared with partner organisations who are involved in the delivery or certain projects. In very limited cases, such as for identification purposes, or if required by law, information may have to be shared with a third party. In all other cases, information is never disclosed to such a third party without your written authority.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Although we will never provide links to sites that we know are harmful in any way, you should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected]
- We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
- You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation. You can make this request by contacting us by on [email protected]. We will provide this information free of charge and within 1 month of receipt of the request.
- If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Consent for marketing
We rarely but intermittently send promotional marketing communications. When we obtain consent for marketing such as email marketing, this consent is specific, granular, clear, prominent, opt-in, documented and easily withdrawn. We have a system used to record consent and implement appropriate mechanisms in order to ensure an effective audit trail.
Collection and processing of personal information is only collected when necessary and to deliver the services that we provide. Our lawful bases for processing data is:
- “6(1)(a) the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;”
- “6(1)(b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;”
We occasionally ask you to provide sensitive information when it is necessary. This information might include race; ethnic origin; health; or sexual orientation. These are called Special Category Data, and our lawful basis for collecting and storing it is:
- “9(2)(a) the data subject has given explicit consent to the processing of those personal data for one or more specified purposes, except where Union or Member State law provide that the prohibition referred to in paragraph 1 may not be lifted by the data subject;”