WCMC Privacy Policy

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way.

 

In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); comments and feedback.

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated below only.

We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate the Services;

  2. To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to provide our services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 

If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us

 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect from 25 May 2018.  As an EU Regulation, the new law took effect automatically and when the UK leaves the EU, the GDPR will be incorporated into UK law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. The UK Government has also published the Data Protection Bill, which will supplement GDPR standards in the UK.

 

This means that, even post-Brexit, the Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre will need to comply with the GDPR.

The GDPR’s data protection principles are similar to those under the Data Protection Act.  The Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre must be able to demonstrate that any personal data we handle is:

  • processed lawfully, fairly and transparently;

  • collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes;

  • adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary;

  • accurate and kept up to date where necessary;
    kept for no longer than is necessary where data subjects are identifiable; and

  • processed securely and protected against accidental loss, destruction or damage

How do we protect your personal data?

The Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre takes the security of your personal data seriously.  We have internal controls and procedures in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

We endeavor to ensure that suitable organisational and technical measures are in place to prevent the unlawful or unauthorised processing of your Data and against the accidental loss of or damage to your Data. This includes

  • storing Data on an appropriately secure systems;

  • training all our staff in their data protection responsibilities;

  • maintaining detailed documentation of the data we collect, how it’s used, where it’s stored, which employee is responsible for it, etc.

Your Rights

Data subjects will have the:

  • right to be informed about the processing of their personal data;

  • right to rectification if their personal data is inaccurate or incomplete (requests to amend data will normally have to be processed within one month);

  • right of access to their personal data and supplementary information, and the right to confirmation that their personal data is being processed;

  • right to be forgotten by having their personal data deleted or removed on request where there is no compelling reason for an organisation to continue to process it (again employers will have to respond without undue delay and within one month of the request);

  • right to restrict processing of their personal data, for example, if they consider that processing is unlawful or the data is inaccurate;

  • right to data portability of their personal data for their own purposes (they will be allowed to obtain and reuse their data); and

  • right to object to the processing of their personal data for direct marketing, scientific or historical research, or statistical purposes

If you would like access to the records we hold regarding your personal data please contact us

Cookies Policy

 1. What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. In general, cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s computer.

The most important thing to know about cookies, is that they make our website a bit more user-friendly.

2. Why does WCMC use Cookies?

We use these cookies for a number of purposes, including:

  • Keeping your preferences

  • Understanding how you use our website

  • To monitor and analyze the performance, operation, and effectiveness to improve the WCMC platform

  • To understand and improve the impact of our marketing campaigns

  • For security needs and fraud-protection purposes and in order to identify and prevent  cyber-attacks

Cookies used by WCMC are -

  • “First-party Cookies” -  Cookies that are placed by Wix

  • “Third-party Cookies” - Cookies that are placed and used by third-party companies which are Wix’s partners

It is important to note that WCMC cannot access third-party cookies; nor can other third-party organizations access the data in the cookies we use on our website. WCMC doesn't allow third-parties to use the cookies for any purpose other than those described in the next sections.

3. Duration:

Depending on their function, Cookies may have different duration's. There are session cookies and persistent cookies:

  1. Session cookies only last for your online session. It means that the browser deletes these cookies once you close your browser.

  2. Persistent cookies stay on your device after the browser has been closed and last for the period of time specified in the cookie.

 

4. Categories:

The cookies used on our website fall into one of three categories: 

  1. Essential Cookies let you move around the website and use essential features like secure and private areas.

  2. Analytic Cookies let us understand how you use our website (e.g. which pages you visit), to provide statistics on how our website is used, improve the website by identifying any errors, and performance issues.

  3. Functional cookies are cookies used to remember choices users make to improve their experience.

Please click here to receive information about the type, categories, purpose and duration of cookies placed by Wix and Third-Party Service Providers.