Right Information and access
Right to rectification
Right to erasure (right to be ‘forgotten’)
You have the general right to request the erasure of your personal information in the following circumstances:
the personal information is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected;
you withdraw your consent to consent based processing and no other legal justification for processing applies;
you object to processing for direct marketing purposes;
we unlawfully processed your personal information; and
erasure is required to comply with a legal obligation that applies to us.
HOWEVER, WHEN INTERACTING WITH THE BLOCKCHAIN WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ENSURE THAT YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS DELETED. THIS IS BECAUSE THE BLOCKCHAIN IS A PUBLIC DECENTRALIZED NETWORK AND BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY DOES NOT GENERALLY ALLOW FOR DATA TO BE DELETED AND YOUR RIGHT TO ERASURE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE FULLY ENFORCED. IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES WE WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO ENSURE THAT ALL PERSONAL DATA THAT IS HELD BY US IS PERMANENTLY DELETED.
We will proceed to comply with an erasure request without delay unless continued retention is necessary for:
Exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
Complying with a legal obligation under EU or other applicable law;
The performance of a task carried out in the public interest;
Archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes, under certain circumstances; and/or
The establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims.
Right to restrict processing and right to object to processing
You have a right to restrict processing of your personal information, such as where:
you contest the accuracy of the personal information;
where processing is unlawful you may request, instead of requesting erasure, that we restrict the use of the unlawfully processed personal information;
we no longer need to process your personal information but need to retain your information for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims.
You also have the right to object to processing of your personal information under certain circumstances, such as where the processing is based on your consent and you withdraw that consent. This may impact the services we can provide and we will explain this to you if you decide to exercise this right.
HOWEVER, WHEN INTERACTING WITH THE BLOCKCHAIN, AS IT IS A PUBLIC DECENTRALIZED NETWORK, WE WILL LIKELY NOT BE ABLE TO PREVENT EXTERNAL PARTIES FROM PROCESSING ANY PERSONAL DATA WHICH HAS BEEN WRITTEN ONTO THE BLOCKCHAIN. IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES WE WILL USE OUR REASONABLE ENDEAVOURS TO ENSURE THAT ALL PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA HELD BY US IS RESTRICTED, NOTWITHSTANDING THIS, YOUR RIGHT TO RESTRICT TO PROCESSING MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BE FULLY ENFORCED.
Right to data portability
Where the legal basis for our processing is your consent or the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, you have a right to receive the personal information you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or ask us to send it to another person.
Right to freedom from automated decision-making
As explained above, we do not use automated decision-making, but where any automated decision-making takes place, you have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision, as well as request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers.
Right to object to direct marketing (‘opting out’)
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes unless:
You have a business relationship with us, and we rely on our legitimate interests as the lawful basis for processing (as described above) you have otherwise given your prior consent (such as when you download one of our guides)