What information we collect from you
How we protect your information
Visiting our websites from outside the United Kingdom
How you can contact us
As a Data Controller
We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or provide us in any other way. This includes information that can identify you (personal information), including your first and last name, telephone number, postal and e-mail addresses, user name and password. We will also request further information about you and your life experience to complete our surveys. You can choose not to provide information to us, but in general some information about you is required to enjoy the benefits of our service and incentives. In addition, some information is also required for you to interact with our site.
Information about others
You will have the opportunity to provide contact information for other people through our Web site for referrals.
Information about other Sources
We will obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from our affiliated entities, business partners and other independent third-party sources and add it to other information about you. For example, if you visit YourPoll by clicking-through from a site operated by one of our business partners, and you have registered with that partner, then information about you that you have provided to that partner may be shared with us. Examples of other information we may receive includes contact information and demographic information.
Automatic collection of Information
We automatically collect some information about your computer when you visit YourPoll. For example, we will collect session data, including your IP address, Web browser software, and referring Web site. We also may collect information about your online activity, such as content viewed, and pages visited. One of our goals in collecting this automatic information is to help us understand the interests of our users and customise your user experience.
Cookies and other Web technologies
To help us customise the content, website experience, and advertisements provided to you on our websites and on other websites across the Internet, for example, when you access a web page, a cookie is automatically set by us, our service providers, or our partners to recognise your browser as you navigate on the Internet and to present you with information and advertising based on your apparent interests.
To help measure and research the effectiveness of website features and offerings, advertisements, and e-mail communications (by determining which e-mails you open and act upon).
The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers should tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable non-essential types of cookies. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to access many of the tools offered on our sites.
Our sites also may use Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or Web bugs), which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that are placed in the code of a Web page. We use Web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our sites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party Web site, and to improve site performance. We also may allow our service providers to use Web beacons to help us understand which e-mails have been opened by recipients and to track the visitor traffic and actions on our site. This helps us measure the effectiveness of our content and other offerings.
The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.
We will never use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information of visitors to our site. We will not link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website.
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We do not share your personal contact information (such as email addresses) with third parties.
How we use your Information
If you have signed up as the owner or manager of an organisation we have an agreement with, we will send you e-mail messages at the email address you provide to us.
We want to make it easy for you to take advantage of opportunities on our website. One way we do this is by sending you SMS, email or postal messages that contain information about your apparent interests.
With whom we share your information
YourPoll may share your information with the following entities:
Our clients with whom we are contracted
Business partners with whom we may offer products or services in conjunction. You can tell when a third party is involved in a product or service you have requested because their name will appear either with ours or separately. Please note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners.
In some situations, we MAY share your information:
- In response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
- When we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or act regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of YourPoll, our clients, or others; and in connection with our Terms of Service and other agreements.
- In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Other than as set out above, you will be notified when personal information about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have us share such information.
We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including clients, advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors our Web site receives. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest.
How you can access your information
We endeavour to ensure that your information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, and complete. You can close your YourPoll account by contacting us at the email address listed below. We will send you an e-mail to confirm your request. Please note that after you close an account, you will not be able to sign in or access any of your personal information. However, you can open a new account at any time. Please also note that we may retain certain information associated with your account in our archives, including for analytical purposes as well as for record-keeping integrity.
If you do not hold an account with us or wish to contact us in relation to any personal information, you may ask us to access, delete, modify, restrict processing or object to processing the information that we hold about you by e-mailing us at the email address listed below.
Your choices with respect to the collection and use of your information
As discussed above, you can choose not to provide us with any information, although it may be needed to take advantage of certain features offered on YourPoll.
You also can add or update information and close your account as described above.
Whether registered as a Judge on YourPoll or not, you also will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe from promotional messages in any such e-mail we send.
How we protect your information
We want you to feel confident about using YourPoll, and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. We have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. Only authorised employees are permitted to access personal information, and they only may do so for permitted functions. In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your personal information between your system and ours, and we employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorised persons from gaining access to your information.
We take the security of your data seriously and treat your data as if it were our own. Our partner where data is maintained and processed is certified as compliant with ISO 27001:2013 for Information Security Management Systems that provides an additional level of confirmation that our security systems operate to the highest levels.
As per the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, each data subject has specific rights that must be allowed.
Right to be informed
All data subjects should have access to information on how their data is to be used. This policy is designed to provide information on what data we collect and how we process it on behalf of our clients.
This information is readily available, regularly reviewed and updated as and when necessary.
Right of access
All individuals have the right to:
- confirmation that you are processing their personal data;
- a copy of their personal data; and
Any request for data subject access must be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be responded to within the requirements of the latest legislation.
Right to rectification
All individuals have the right to rectification of data. This may be done verbally or in writing.
To request rectification verbally, contact YourPoll Limited on the numbers provided at the end of this policy or write to email@example.com
Right to erasure
All individuals have the right to erasure or be forgotten. A request may be made verbally or in writing. YourPoll will respond to all requests within 1 working day, and if it is found to be a valid request, will be actioned within 30 days of the request.
Right to restrict processing
All individuals have the right to restrict processing. Any request received by YourPoll will be considered alongside the reasons for restriction and will be restricted immediately while investigation of the reason for the restriction occurs. If the reason for restriction is resolved, the data may be utilised again, and you will be informed of the restriction being lifted.
Right to data portability
All individuals have the right to data portability. All requests for data portability will be responded to and identity checks performed prior to provision of data.
Right to object
All individuals have the right to object to the processing of their data in certain circumstances. As YourPoll values its Judges and clients, we will stop processing data for an individual that objects immediately. YourPoll will maintain a record of objections to ensure no further processing occurs in the future. An objection may be made verbally or in writing and will be processed within 1 calendar month.
Rights related to automated decision making & profiling
The GDPR has several rights applicable to you in the area of automated decision making and profiling for marketing purposes. These rights apply where automated systems, with no human input are used, and as such YourPoll does not use any automated systems for decision making or profiling individuals.
All individuals have the right to opt-out or unsubscribe from communications with YourPoll. Any individual may unsubscribe using the links in e-mails, following instructions on any SMS, verbally responding to telephone calls, or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org and including “Unsubscribe” in the subject line.
If you have any complaints about the way in which we process data, we have a team of support specialists who may be able to help you rectify the situation. They can be contacted on the telephone number provided in this document or by e-mailing or writing to the e-mail or physical address indicated.
If you would like to escalate your complaint, you can write directly to the data protection representative on email@example.com, who will assist you as much as is possible.
If you feel that your concerns have not been dealt with or handled sufficiently, you have the right to escalate your concern to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and further information can be found by using the website page https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/raising-concerns/
Please note that the ICO guidelines have time limits for raising concerns.
YourPoll is a general audience site and does not offer services directed to children. Should an individual whom we know to be a child under age 18 send personal information to us, we will delete or destroy such information as soon as reasonably possible.
Visiting our websites from outside the United Kingdom
If you are visiting our Web site from outside the United Kingdom, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United Kingdom where our servers are located, and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United Kingdom applies to all processing activities carried out by YourPoll and as such all applicable laws and regulations apply. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Policy.
How you can contact us
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