1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy (together with our terms and conditions and any other documents referred to in it) describes the type of information that we collect from you (“you/your”) through the use of our services (“Services”), or the use of our website www.uprisedigital.co.uk (“Website”), how that information may be used or disclosed by us and the safeguards we use to protect it.

We have drafted this Privacy Policy to be as clear and concise as possible. Please read it carefully to understand our policies regarding your information and how we will treat it. By using or accessing our Website or the Services, you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time and your continued use of the Website or the Services is deemed to be acceptance of such changes, so please check periodically for updates.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 25th November 2021 to add new provisions regarding the Data Protection Act 2018 and the (Retained EU Legislation) Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (the “UK GDPR”) (collectively, “the Data Protection Legislation”). 

Please check back regularly to keep informed of updates to this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our Website. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using our Website immediately.

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner”s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

If you have any comments on this Privacy Policy, please email them to info@uprisedigital.co.uk

2. Who We Are

2.1 Here are the details that the Data Protection Legislation says we have to give you as a “data controller”:

2.2 We respect your right to privacy and will only process personal information about you or provided by you in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation.

3. What we may collect

3.1 Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

3.2 We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

3.3 We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

3.4 We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences. 

3.5 Under the Data Protection Legislation we will ensure that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently, without adversely affecting your rights. We will only process your personal data if at least one of the following basis applies:

  1. a) You have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes;
  2. b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at the request of you prior to entering into a contract;
  3. c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject;
  4. d) processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person;
  5. e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; and/or
  6. f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party such as our financial payments, except where such interests are overridden by the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, in particular where the data subject is a child.

3.6 If we receive personal information in the course of providing our Services to you from another data subject, we expect you to have complete responsibility for ensuring that the contents of this Privacy Policy are brought to their attention and you have obtained their consent in the process.

3.7 In some instances, it may be appropriate for us to combine your information with other information that we may be holding about you, such as combining your name with your geographic location or your browsing or purchasing history.

4. How we may collect and use your data

4.1 We (or third party data processors, agents and sub-contractors acting on our behalf) may collect, store and use your personal information by way of different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Direct interactions. You may give us your information by filling in forms via our Website or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:

  1. a) present Website content;
  2. b) use any of our Services;
  3. c) create an account on our Website;
  4. d) subscribe to our Services or publications;
  5. e) request marketing to be sent to you;
  6. f) enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
  7. g) give us some feedback.

4.2 In addition to the above, we may use the information in the following ways:

  1. a) To personalise your Website experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  2. b) To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  3. c) If you have opted-in to receive our e-mail newsletter, we may send you periodic e-mails. If you would no longer like to receive promotional e-mail from us, please refer to the “How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?” section below. If you have not opted-in to receive e-mail newsletters, you will not receive these e-mails. Visitors who register or participate in other site features such as marketing programs and “members-only” content will be given a choice whether they would like to be on our e-mail list and receive e-mail communications from us.
  4. d) Present Website content effectively to you.
  5. e) Provide information, and services that you request, or (with your consent) which we think may interest you.
  6. f) Carry out our contracts with you.
  7. g) Provide the relevant Services to you
  8. h) Tell you our charges.

4.3 If you are already our customer, we will only contact you electronically about things similar to what was previously sold to you.

4.4 If you are a new customer, you will only be contacted if you agree to it.

4.5 We may keep a record of those links which are used the most to enable us to provide the most helpful information but we agree to keep such information confidential and you will not be identified from this information.

4.6 In addition, if you don’t want us to use your personal data for any of the other reasons set out in this section in 4, you can let us know at any time by contacting us at info@uprisedigital.co.uk, and we will delete your data from our systems. However, you acknowledge this will limit our ability to provide the best possible services to you.

4.7 In some cases, the collection of personal data may be a statutory or contractual requirement, and we will be limited in the services we can provide you if you don”t provide your personal data in these cases.

4.8 We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  1. a) Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  2. b) Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  3. c) Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation

4.9 Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to our marketing communications or sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us at info@uprisedigital.co.uk, and we will either delete your data from our systems or move your data to our “unsubscribe list”. However, you acknowledge this will limit our ability to provide the best possible services to you.

4.10 As already indicated above, with your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may lead to us contacting you by email and/or telephone with information, news and offers on our Services. We agree that we will not do anything that we have not agreed to under this Privacy Policy, and we will not send you any unsolicited marketing or spam. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the Data Protection Legislation.

5. Cookies

5.1 All Cookies used by and on our website are used in accordance with current English and EU Cookie Law.

5.2 We use cookies to distinguish users and improve our Website. Please look at our Cookie Policy for more cookie information.

6. Where we store your data and security

6.1 We may transfer your collected data to storage outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It may be processed outside the EEA to fulfil your order and to receive our Services and deal with payment. If we do store or transfer data outside the EEA, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the Data Protection Legislation. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding contractual terms between us and any third parties we engage with and the use of the UK and EU-approved Model Contractual Arrangements. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy shall be your consent permitting us to store or transfer data outside the EEA if it is necessary for us to do so.

6.2 Data security is of great importance to us, and to protect your data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through our Website. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who  need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

6.3 We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so. By giving us your personal data, you agree to this arrangement. We will do what we reasonably can to keep your data secure.

6.4 Any payments made by you, will be encrypted.

6.5 We have implemented security measures such as a firewall to protect any data and maintain a high level of security.

6.6 Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to us data via the internet and you take the risk that any sending of that data turns out to be not secure despite our efforts.

6.7 If we give you a password upon registration on our Website, you must keep it confidential. Please don’t share it.

6.8 We will keep personal data for as long as is necessary which is usually the life of our relationship and up to a period of seven years after our relationship have ended. We may however be required to retain personal data for a longer period of time to ensure we comply with our legislative and regulatory requirements. We review our data retention obligations to ensure we are not retaining data for longer than we are legally obliged too.

7. Disclosing your information

7.1 We are allowed to disclose your information in the following cases:

7.1.1 If we want to sell our business, or our company, we can disclose it to the potential buyer.

7.1.2 We can disclose it to other businesses in our group.

7.1.3 We can disclose it if we have a legal obligation to do so, or in order to protect other people”s property, safety or rights.

7.1.4 We can exchange information with others to protect against fraud or credit risks.

7.2 We may contract with third parties to supply services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data and by agreeing to this Privacy Policy you agree that we do that.

7.3 Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the Data Protection Legislation.

8.Your rights

8.1 When you submit information via our Website, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. We aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided above in this Privacy Policy).

8.2 Under the Data Protection Legislation, you have the right to:

8.3 You also have rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling as set out in section 11 below.

8.4 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.

8.5 To enforce any of the foregoing rights or if you have any other questions about our Website or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@uprisedigital.co.uk.

9.Links to other sites

9.1 Please note that our terms and conditions and our policies will not apply to other websites that you get to via a link from our Website. 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.

10. Changes

10.1 If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this page. If we decide to, we may also email you.

11. Automated Decision-Making and Profiling

11.1 We do not use personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making.

12. Terms and Conditions

12.1 Please also visit our Terms and Conditions for Website Use establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our Website.

13. Your Consent

13.1 By using our Website or Services and by way of acknowledgment, you consent to our Privacy Policy.

14. Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution

14.1 These terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of England and Wales.

14.2 The Parties will use their best efforts to negotiate in good faith and settle any dispute that may arise out of or relate to this Agreement or any breach of it.

14.2 If any such dispute cannot be settled amicably through ordinary negotiations between the Parties, they shall be subject to the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction

14.3 Any dispute shall not affect the parties” ongoing obligations under this Privacy Policy.