Processing of personal data
Your privacy is important to us and we strive for a high level of protection in all processing of personal data. Within the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies from 24th July 2019.
In accordance with applicable data protection legislation, Weddingtalesantorini.com is responsible for the processing of your personal data as set out below. If you have any questions about this information, or if you wish to exercise any of your rights as set out below, please contact Weddingtalesantorini.com via the contact details listed under Contact information below.
Collection and processing of personal data
The term ‘personal data’ refers to such information which, directly or indirectly, may refer to you as an individual. Examples of such data are name, image, personal ID number, contact details, competition entries, selections made, behavior or IP address. Personal data processing refers to any action that we or a third party that we have engaged take with the personal data, such as collection, registration and storage.
Personal data may only be processed for specified and explicitly stated purposes and may not be subsequently processed for any purpose that goes beyond these purposes.
At Weddingtalesantorini.com, we process personal data that you have given us for the sole purpose of providing information and services. Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our site without telling us who you are. However, some services may require you to provide us with Personal Data, which may include your direct identifiers such as name, email address or telephone number. We may collect and use Personal Data to provide you with products or services, to market products or services which we think may be of interest to you or to communicate with you for other purposes which are evident from the circumstances or about which we inform you when we collect Personal Data from you. For example, this may concern subscriptions to our newsletters.
Legal basis for processing and storage period
Weddingtalesantorini.com processes your personal data when necessary for the performance of an agreement with you and when we have another legitimate and justifiable interest in processing your personal data, such as an interest in developing our website and/or services. If we were to process your personal data for any purpose which, according to applicable legislation, requires your consent, we will obtain your consent before commencing with such processing. The data we collect in accordance with the above is deleted when the purposes of the processing have been completed.
When you give us any personal information we’ll let you know how long we’ll hold it for. And always stick to these principles:
- we only hold your information for as long as we do the activities we told you about or have a valid reason to keep it,
- we think about what type of information it is, the amount collected, how sensitive it might be and any legal requirements,
- we design our services so that we don’t hold your information any longer than we have to,
- we may close your account if you haven’t used it in the last year. We’ll send you an email to tell you that we plan to do this before we delete anything, so please check to see if we’ve sent you any emails about this
Your information collected through the Weddingtalesantorini.com website may be stored and processed in our databases.
Security for the protection of personal data
Weddingtalesantorini.com safeguards your personal data with a high level of security and has to this end taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, amendment, dissemination or destruction. Unfortunately we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Weddingtalesantorini.com or guarantee that your information on the Weddingtalesantorini.com may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our standard technical or managerial safeguards. When you enter personal information (such as log in credentials), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). No method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Restrictions on the disclosure of personal data
We may appoint external partners to perform tasks on our behalf, such as providing IT services or helping with marketing, administration of press releases, data analysis or statistics. The performance of these services may mean that our partners, both within and outside the EU, are able to gain access to your personal data. Companies that process personal data on our behalf must always sign an agreement with us so that we are able to ensure a high level of protection of your personal data even with our partners.
Special safeguards are taken with regard to partners outside the EU, such as signing agreements that include the standardized model clauses for data transfers adopted by the EU Commission and which are available on the EU Commission’s website.
Weddingtalesantorini.com may also disclose your personal data to third parties, for example the police or other public authorities, if it concerns criminal investigations or if we are otherwise required to disclose such data by law or public authority decision. Weddingtalesantorini.com will not disclose your personal data to any extent other than described in this section.
This information about processing of personal data applies to data about you that Weddingtalesantorini.com processes within the scope of our website. Our website may sometimes contain links to external websites or services that we do not control. If you follow a link to an external website, you are encouraged to review the principles for processing of personal data and information about cookies that apply to the website in question.
Your rights and the right to lodge a complaint
Under the applicable data protection legislation you are entitled, at any time, to request access to the personal data that is processed about you, to be informed about data processing, to have erroneous personal data corrected, to request that Weddingtalesantorini.com shall stop processing and delete your personal data, to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted, to exercise your right to data portability, to withdraw consent to particular processing (where such consent has been obtained) and to object to the processing of the personal data. In such event, please contact Weddingtalesantorini.com via the contact details listed below. When we have no legitimate reason to continue to hold your information, you have the right to be forgotten. You are also entitled, at any time, to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority if you consider that your personal data has been processed in contravention of applicable data protection legislation.
Weddingtalesantorini.com is the data controller for the processing of your data. If you have any questions about how we process your personal data or want information about and contact details for the designated data protection officer/role responsible for personal data matters in other Weddingtalesantorini.com Group companies, please contact us by e-mail or post.
We’re strongly committed to keeping your information safe. And to do this we design our services with your safety in mind. We also have dedicated teams to look after your information security and privacy. At the same time, no service can be completely secure – if you have any concerns that your personal information has been put at risk, for example if someone could have found out your password, please get in touch straight away.
CLASSIFICATION OF COOKIES
Cookies can be broken down into classifications according to their lifespans and the domains to which they belong. Regarding their lifespans, they are either referred to as session or persistent.
- Session: those that are erased when the user closes their browser.
- Persistent: those that remain on the user’s computer for a predesignated period of time.
Regarding their domains, they are either referred to as first-party or third-party.
- First-party: those that come from the web server of the page visited by the user.
- Third-party: those that are stored by a different domain than that of the page visited by the user.
TYPES OF COOKIES
The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the Site:
Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the Site, and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved.
Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Site won’t work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser, but may affect the functionality of the Site.
Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users and protect user data from unauthorized parties.
Site Management Cookies
Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the Site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.
Third-party cookies may be placed on your computer when you visit the Site by companies that run certain services we offer. These cookies allow the third parties to gather and track certain information about you. These cookies can be manually disabled in your browser.
CONTROL OF COOKIES
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can remove or reject cookies in your browser’s settings. Please be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. When you first visit us, we’ll tell you about our cookies and ask you to agree if we can use them. You can always change your mind: for more information on how to control cookies, check your browser or device’s settings for how you can control or reject cookies…
OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
In addition to cookies, we may use web beacons, pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A “web beacon” or “pixel tag” is tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Web beacons and pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.