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    For the definition of terms used within this Privacy Policy refer to the ICO website or look at the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). We suggest you start with the ICO website.

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    What personal data do we hold and why?

     

    Your name and contact information, provided by you, will be used to respond to your enquiries, requests for further information, and to communicate with you during the provision of our services to you.

    As our client we will also hold information about your business activities as part of the delivery of our services.

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    All third parties we use - including those who provide email and storage solutions used in our day to day work - are selected for, and monitored on, how they meet the requirements of current UK data protection legislation and the requirements of GDPR.

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    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. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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    We will store your personal information for a maximum of two years after your last communication with us, or from the date of completion of our services, whichever is the latest. If you wish to stop hearing from us prior to that time then email privacy@thecriticsguide.com.

    If you are a sole trader or partnership, financial transactions between us might include some personal data. We are required to keep this information for the current financial year plus an additional six years.

    Whilst we store your information we store it securely to prevent unauthorised use.

    How to change information or contact us about anything concerning our use of your personal data

     

    If there are any changes in your details that we need to reflect, you need to check the accuracy of the details that we hold about you, or if you have any other questions about this Privacy Policy, email privacy@thecriticsguide.com.

    Should you feel that you need to complain about how we are handling your personal data, email privacy@thecriticsguide.com or use the 'Contact' form on our website. Your ultimate point of contact for all data protection matters in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office. See the Contact us page on the ICO website.

    What is this privacy notice changes?

     

    If changes to The Critics Guide Data Protection Policy (and hence this Privacy Policy) include any significantly different use of your personal data, we will let you know and give you the option to agree to the new use.

     

     

    Cookie Policy

     

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    The EU cookie law is a piece of privacy legislation that seeks to improve personal privacy on the internet. It was originally adopted by other EU countries in 2011, but the UK was given a year to comply after it updated its Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, which brought the directive in to UK law.

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    Last updated: May 25, 2018.

     
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