Privacy Policy

In this privacy policy (the “Policy”), when we refer to “StoryScience” or “StoryScience Ltd” / “we” / “us” / “our” we mean StoryScience Limited and their respective affiliates and subsidiaries.

 

We gather and process your personal information in accordance with this Policy and in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations and laws (“GDPR”). This Policy provides you with the necessary information regarding your rights and obligations, and explains how, why and when we collect and process your data.

This Policy sets out how StoryScience Ltd collect, use, protect and share any information that you give us when you use this website, in compliance with the GDPR.

 

StoryScience Ltd take personal privacy seriously and are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this Policy.

 

StoryScience Ltd may revise this Policy from time to time by amending this page and the changes are binding on you. Any revisions will be in line with the GDPR requirements. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make.

 

What we collect

StoryScience Ltd will never collect any unnecessary personal data from you and do not process your information in any way, other than as specified in this Policy. We process your personal information to meet our legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with our products and services.

 

We may collect the following information:

  • Your name
  • Contact information including email address
  • Other information relevant to any enquiries you make
  • If you apply for a position with us, we may collect personal information relating to past employment, qualifications and education, opinions from third parties about you, past employment history and other details about you, which may be provided to us by a third party that provides background screening services to us.
  • If we collect or receive your personal information in the context of our provision of services, we may receive information from third parties such as parties relevant to the services we are providing and others such as regulators and authorities. That information could include your name, contact details and other information relevant to the services that we are providing to our client.

 
How we might collect information:

  • Meeting notes
  • Information you have shared with us / provided to us
  • Published data
  • Business cards you have given us
  • CVs and/or application letters you have sent us
  • Cookies

 

What we do with the information we gather

Your privacy is very important to us. We take your online safety very seriously and will never disclose, share or sell your data without your consent, unless required to do so by law. We only retain your data for as long as is necessary and for the purposes specified in this Policy.

 

What Reasons for holding your data

  • To enable us to engage in marketing and business development activity in relation to our services. This may include sending you market insights, industry information, newsletters, and other information that may be of interest to you.
  • To enable us to communicate with you effectively and efficiently at any point where you have applied for a position with us, to review and process your job application.
  • To provide services to you when you engage us.
  • To comply with legal and regulatory obligations that we have to discharge.
  • To establish, exercise or defend our legal rights or for the purpose of legal proceedings.
  • To record and monitor your use of our website for our business purposes which may include analysis of usage, measurement of site performance and generation of marketing reports.
  • Use your data for our legitimate business interests, such as undertaking business research and analysis, managing the operation of our website and our business.
  • Use it to look into any complaints or queries you may have.

 

Testimonials

I understand my testimonial and feedback given at StoryScience events (the “Testimonial”) may be used in connection with publicising and promoting StoryScience. I authorise StoryScience to use my name, place of work, and the Testimonial I provide at StoryScience events.

I authorise StoryScience to copy, exhibit, publish or distribute the Testimonial for purposes of publicising StoryScience’s programs or for any other lawful purpose, without approval of the finished product.

These statements may be used in printed publications, multimedia presentations, on websites or in any other distribution media. I agree that I will make no monetary or other claim against StoryScience for the use of the statement.
 

Submitting a query via our website

In submitting your personal data via the website, you consent to being contacted via the details provided so that your inquiry can be responded to. A backup of your data will be held for 30 days but only authorised individuals will be able to access your data. If you would like your data to be removed before this, please contact us.

 

Lawful processing

We rely on the following legal grounds to process your personal information, namely:

  • Consent – we may (but usually do not) need your consent to use your personal information. You can withdraw your consent by contacting us (see above).
  • Performance of a contract – we may need to collect and use your personal information to enter into a contract with you or to perform our obligations under a contract with you.
  • Legitimate interest – we may use your personal information for our legitimate interests, some examples of which are given above.
  • Compliance with law or regulation – we may use your personal information as necessary to comply with applicable law/regulation.

 

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

 

Your rights

You can contact us and request to know about the personal information we hold on you, including:

  • The personal data we hold about you
  • The purposes of the processing
  • The categories of personal data concerned
  • The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed
  • Duration we intend to store your personal data
  • If we did not collect the data directly from you, information about the source.

 

If you believe that we hold any incomplete or inaccurate data about you, you have the right to ask us to correct and/or complete the information and we will strive to update/correct it as quickly as possible; unless there is a valid reason for not doing so, at which point you will be notified.

 

You also have the right to request erasure of your personal data or to restrict processing in accordance with data protection laws, as well as to object to any direct marketing from us and to be informed about any automated decision-making that we use.

 

If we receive a request from you to exercise any of the above rights, we may ask you to verify your identity before acting on the relevant request; this is to ensure that your data is protected and kept secure.

Please write to StoryScience Ltd, C/O Helrik & Louw 72 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BL.

 

Further information about your information rights is available on the ICO’s website: https://ico.org.uk/ 

 

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information in which you provide whilst visiting external sites, these sites, are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us.

 

You may also be interested in reading our Terms of use

 

Privacy Policy for Ticket Purchases

Introduction

This policy sets out how we collect, process and hold your personal data if you visit our event ticket shop or otherwise provide personal data to us. We are StoryScience Limited of The Ministry, 79-81 Borough Road. We are the data controller of your personal data.
 
This policy affects your legal rights and obligations so please read it carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us.
 

Personal data we collect

We collect, process, store and use personal data when you book a ticket to an event including your name, address and email address together with payment information. We may also collect personal data that you give to us about other people if you register them to attend an event. You agree that you have notified any other person whose personal data that you provide to us of this privacy notice and, where necessary, obtained their consent so that we can lawfully process their personal data in accordance with this policy.
 
All personal data that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate. If you provide us with inaccurate or false data, and we suspect or identify fraud, we will record this.
 
You do not need to provide us with any personal data to view our event ticket shop. However, we may still collect the information set under the Data we automatically collect section of this policy, and marketing communications in accordance with the Marketing Communications section of this policy.
 
When you contact us by email or post, we may keep a record of the correspondence and we may also record any telephone call we have with you.
 

Data we automatically collect

When you visit our event ticket shop, we, or third parties on our behalf, automatically collect and store information about your device and your activities. This information could include (a) your computer or other device’s unique ID number; (b) technical information about your device such as type of device, web browser or operating system; (c) your preferences and settings such as time zone and language; and (d) statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns. We collect this information using cookies in accordance with the Cookie section of this policy and we use the information we collect on an anonymous basis to improve our event ticket shop, our events and the services we provide, and for analytical and research purposes.
 

Marketing Communications

If you opt in to receive marketing communications from us you consent to the processing of your data to send you such communications, which may include newsletters, blog posts, surveys and information about new events. We retain a record of your consent.
 
You can choose to no longer receive marketing communications by contacting us or clicking unsubscribe from a marketing email. If you do unsubscribe to marketing communications, it may take up to 5 business days for your new preferences to take effect. We shall therefore retain your personal data in our records for marketing purposes until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive marketing emails from us.
 

Lawful processing of your personal data

We will use your personal data in order to comply with our contractual obligation to supply to you the tickets to an event that you have booked, including to contact you with any information relating to the event, to deliver the event to you in accordance with any requests you make and that we agree to, and to deal with any questions, comments or complaints you have in relation to the event.
 
We may also use your personal data for our legitimate interests, including dealing with any customer services you require, enforcing the terms of any other agreement between us, for regulatory and legal purposes (for example anti-money laundering), for audit purposes and to contact you about changes to this policy.
 

Who do we share your data with?

We may share your personal data with any service providers, sub-contractors and agents that we may appoint to perform functions on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions, including payment providers, event ticketing providers, email communication providers, IT service providers, accountants, auditors and lawyers.
 
Under certain circumstances we may have to disclose your personal data under applicable laws and/or regulations, for example, as part of anti-money laundering processes or protect a third party’s rights, property, or safety.
 
We may also share your personal data in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of assets, consolidation or restructuring, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by or into another company.
 

Where we hold and process your personal data

Some or all of your personal data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Union (the EU) for any reason, including for example, if our email server is located in a country outside the EU or if any of our service providers or their servers are based outside of the EU. We shall only transfer your personal data to organisations that have provided adequate safeguards in respect of your personal data.
 

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file containing a unique identification number that is transferred (through your browser) from a website to the hard drive of your computer. The cookie identifies your browser but will not let a website know any personal data about you, such as your name and/or address. These files are then used by websites to identify when users revisit that website.
 
Our event ticket shop uses cookies so that we can recognise you when you return and personalise your settings and preferences. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can change your browser settings either to notify you when you have received a cookie, or to refuse to accept cookies. Please note that our event ticket shop may not operate efficiently if you refuse to accept cookies.
 
We also use Google Analytics to monitor how the event ticket shop is used. Google Analytics collects information anonymously and generates reports detailing information such as the number of visits to the event ticket shop, where visitors generally came from, how long they stayed on the event ticket shop, and which pages they visited. Google Analytics places several persistent cookies on your computer’s hard drive. These do not collect any personal data. If you do not agree to this you can disable persistent cookies in your browser. This will prevent Google Analytics from logging your visits.
 

Security

We shall process your personal data in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions are encrypted using SSL technology.
 
Where we have given, or you have chosen a password, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
 
However, you acknowledge that no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take these steps to secure your personal data, we do not promise that your personal data will always remain completely secure.
 

Your rights

You have the right to obtain from us a copy of the personal data that we hold for you, and to require us to correct errors in the personal data if it is inaccurate or incomplete. You also have the right at any time to require that we delete your personal data. To exercise these rights, or any other rights you may have under applicable laws, please contact us.
 
Please note, we reserve the right to charge an administrative fee if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive.
 
If you have any complaints in relation to this policy or otherwise in relation to our processing of your personal data, you should contact the UK supervisory authority: the Information Commissioner, see www.ico.org.uk.
 
Our event ticket shop may contain links to other sites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our event ticket shop, you should note that we do not have any control over that other site. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the site in question.
 

Retention

If you register with us, we shall retain your personal data until you close your account.
 
If you receive marketing communications from us, we shall retain your personal data until you opt out of receiving such communications.
 
If you have otherwise booked a ticket with us or contacted us with a question or comment, we shall retain your personal data for 6 months following such contact to respond to any further queries you might have.
 

General

If any provision of this policy is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties and all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
 
This policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
 
We may change the terms of this policy from time to time. You are responsible for regularly reviewing this policy so that you are aware of any changes to it. If you continue to use our event ticket shop after the time we state the changes will take effect, you will have accepted the changes.

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