PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
Our legal basis for processing your personal data is Legitimate Interests - our requirement to retain information in order to keep providing an effective directory of all there is to discover in Walton-on-Thames for locals and visitors. We also require to hold this information for marketing and sales purposes.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
Full details of your rights can be found at ico.org.uk
GDPR gives you the following rights:
1. The right to be informed:
2. The right of access:
To see Discover Your Town's records of your personal information, so you know what is held about you and can verify it.
3. The right to rectification:
To tell Discover Your Town to make changes to your personal information if it is incorrect or incomplete.
4. The right to erasure (also called “the right to be forgotten”):
To request Discover Your Town to erase any information we hold about you.
5. The right to restrict processing of personal data:
You have the right to request limits on how we use your personal information.
6. The right to data portability:
Under certain circumstances you can request a copy of personal information held electronically so you can reuse it in other systems.
7. The right to object:
To be able to tell Discover Your Town you don’t want us to use certain parts of your information, or only to use it for certain purposes.
8. Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling.
9. The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office: To be able to complain to the ICO if you feel your details are not correct, if they are not being used in a way that you have given permission for, or if they are being stored when they don’t have to be.
When you agree to be involved with Discover Your Town, we will collect your name, address, email address and phone number, as well as any website addresses and social media links, and store it in a database in order to keep in touch. We will only use this data to send you regular updates about events, advertising campaigns and news about changes to the website. We will not subscribe you to any other email distribution lists or share your information with anyone else. The only information that we may communicate with third parties is positive testimonials from individuals in order to promote the website and in turn, the businesses, charities, activities, services and events available in Walton-on-Thames.
We will always check with you beforehand before uploading images to the website. Every image on each listing page is approved by each business/charity/event to be shared on the Discover Your Town website. Please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to update your media details.
Website analytics help us to make the Discover Your Town website function the best it can for the community, and so we may automatically collect information about which pages are clicked on and which type of internet browsers are used by visitors in order to access the website. This information will be helpful for those who are listed on the website and will help inform how to improve the frequency of interest towards our wonderful town, Walton-on-Thames. As website visitors, you will never be identified via these analytics.
As Discover Your Town is a directory, the website contains links to sites of third parties. If you would like to know more about the data protection information for these third parties, we recommend that you read their privacy policies as well. Discover Your Town is not responsible for these or the content of these sites.
Referred data above does not include data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes. If you don’t agree to Discover Your Town keeping records of information about you and your business/service/event, we will not be able to feature you on the website. We can also move our records between different computers and IT systems, as long as your details are protected from being seen by others without your permission.