Think Global Compliance Limited (“TGC ”) understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our websites, www.thinkglobalcompliance.com and www.entitygovernance.com (the “Sites”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Please read this privacy statement (the “Privacy Statement”) carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of our Privacy Statement is deemed to occur once you click the “I Accept” button in our cookie consent notice.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Privacy Statement, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Cookie”means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our Sites when you visit certain parts of our Sites and/or when you use certain features of our Sites.;
“Cookie Law”means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
“personal data””means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our Sites. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
2. Information About TGC
The Sites are operated by Think Global Compliance Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 08711278, whose registered address is The Epworth 25 City Road, London ECIY IAA, United Kingdom.
Our VAT number is 184 6798 47.
TGC is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). Our registration number is ZA047165.
3. What Does This Privacy Statement Cover?
This Privacy Statement applies only to your use of our Sites. Our Sites may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.
4. Your Rights
As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Privacy Statement and our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
- The right to be informed about our collection and use of personal data;
- The right of access to the personal data we hold about you (see section 11);
- The right to rectification if any personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact us using the details in section 14);
- The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask us to delete any personal data we hold about you (we only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in section 6 but if you would like Us to delete it sooner, please contact us using the details in section 14);
- The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
- The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
- The right to object to us using your personal data for particular purposes; and
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, please contact us using the details provided in section 14 and we will do our best to solve the problem for you.
For further information about your rights, please contact the ICO.
5. What Data Do We Collect?
- IP address;
- web browser type and version;
- operating system;
- a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our Sites, and the site you exit to.
6. Sensitive Data
We do not seek to collect sensitive personal data as referred to in Article 9 of the GDPR.
7. How Do We Use Your Data?
All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times. For more details on security see section 8, below.
Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate interests. Specifically, we may use your data for the following purposes:
- Providing and managing your access to our Sites;
- Personalising and tailoring your experience on our Sites;
- Replying to emails from you;
- Analysing your use of our Sites to enable us to continually improve our Sites and your user experience;
You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.
We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.
8. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
We only keep your personal data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in section 7, and/or for as long as we have your permission to keep it.
Your data will only be stored in the UK.
Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data we have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through our Sites.
9. Do We Share Your Data?
In certain circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain data held by us, which may include your personal data, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.
10. Your Right to Withhold Information
You may access our Sites without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our Sites you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
11. How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and we will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org, or using the contact details below in section 14.
By using our Sites you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us. Third party Cookies are used on our Sites, e.g., Google Analytics or cookies in connection with the Linkedin and Twitter widgets used on our Sites. For more details, please refer to section 7, above, and to section 12.6 below. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of our Sites and your use and experience of our Sites will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.
All Cookies used by and on our Sites are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a cookie consent notice requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of our Sites may not function fully or as intended.
Certain features of our Sites depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings, but please be aware that our Sites may not work properly if you do so.
Our Sites use analytics services provided by Google. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling us to better understand how our Sites are used. This, in turn, enables us to improve our Sites. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our Sites, it does enable us to continually improve our Sites, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed.
You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access our Sites more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
Pursuant to Article 31 (1) of the GDPR, our Sites are not intended for use by children. We understand the importance of protecting children’s information, especially in an online environment, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain information about children.
14. Contacting TGC
If you have any questions about our Sites or this Privacy Statement, please contact us by email at email@example.com, by telephone on +44 20 3963 1950, or by post at The Epworth 25 City Road, London ECIY IAA, United Kingdom.
15. Changes to Our Privacy Statement
We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be immediately posted on our Sites and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Statement on your first use of our Sites following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.