What is Personal Data?Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
We require information from you in order for you to be an account holder of My Wedding Notebook or to be an active member or supplier of My Wedding Notebook. When creating an account, you may be asked to provide information about yourself including, but not limited to:
- Email Address
- First and Last Name
- Address, City and County
- Billing information (suppliers only)
- contact phone number
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which We will always work to uphold:
- The right to access the personal data We hold about you.
- The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details at the bottom to find out more.
- The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that We have. Please contact us using the details at the bottom to find out more.
- The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
- The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
- The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
- Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. We do not use your personal data in this way.
We are committed to protecting personal and financial information revealed to us. In the course of providing wedding planning and other services, we will collect some information from you. The information gathered by us is used to understand your needs and to provide you with better service. For example, the information we collected is used to:
- Improve our user features and products
- Update our database with user geographical information
- Send periodic emails to our users about promotional items, contests, special offers and announcements, including our newsletter.
- Contact you for market research purposes
We have affiliate links to many other online resources. While we do not share, trade, sell or allow access of your personal information to any third parties, we are not accountable for the practices employed by these affiliates or their websites linked to or from My Wedding Notebook nor the information or content contained on these third-party websites. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use and you agree you provide information or engage in transactions with these affiliates at your own risk.
For more information about Our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided at the bottom. Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Under the GDPR, We must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for Our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to Our use of your personal data, or because it is in Our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data will be used for one of the following purposes:
- Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our site;
- Supplying Our services to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you.
- Personalising and tailoring Our services.
- Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you.
- Supplying you with information by email and post that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time).
- Analysing your use of Our site and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve Our site and your user experience.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email with information, news, and offers on Our services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.
In some limited circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
You may access certain areas of Our site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
If you want to know what personal data We have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”. All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email at the bottom.
We will respond to your subject access request within one month of receiving it. Normally, We aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date We receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of Our progress.
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We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if We change Our business in a way that affects personal data protection.