To enable us to provide the best possible service, The Secret Scavenger collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Secret Scavenger purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use its website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of this website.
The Secret Scavenger also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Such IP addresses are not used to identify our visitors however and The Secret Scavenger does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as is described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors choose to interact with The Secret Scavenger in ways that require personally-identifying information to be gathered. The amount and type of information that The Secret Scavenger gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
In every case, The Secret Scavenger collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the website. The Secret Scavenger does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities..
All of the information that is collected by The Secret Scavenger will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
The Secret Scavenger discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on behalf of The Secret Scavenger or to provide services available through The Secret Scavenger and (ii) that have undertaken not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country. By using The Secret Scavenger , you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
The Secret Scavenger will not rent or sell personally-identifying or potentially personally-identifying information to anyone other than to project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organisations, as described above,
The Secret Scavenger discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in the following circumstances:
- (i) When required to do so by law;
- (ii) If you give permission to have your information shared;
- (iii) WhenThe Secret Scavenger believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of The Secret Scavenger, third parties, or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of the The Secret Scavenger website and have supplied your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Secret Scavenger and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Secret Scavenger takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access to, use, alteration, or destruction of personally-identifying or potentially personally-identifying information.
Use of personal information
The Secret Scavenger uses the information you provide to register for an account, attend our events, receive newsletters, or use certain other services.
We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We would like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to such communications, you may opt out later at any time.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Legal grounds for processing personal information
We rely on one or more of the following processing conditions:
- our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you;
- explicit consent that you have given;
- The fulfilment of legal obligations.
Access to data
You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all your personal information, please follow the instructions at the end of this policy.
Retention of personal information
We will retain your personal information on our systems only for as long as we need to in order to provide the products or services that you have asked us to provide. We keep contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that we delete that information from our live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, we may keep certain limited information about you to enable us to honour your request.
Rights in relation to your information
You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information we hold about you. In particular, you may have a right to:
- Request a copy of personal information we hold about you;
- Ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete;
- Ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the “Retention of personal information” section);
- Object to our processing of your personal information; and/or withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).
If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please follow the instructions at the end of this Privacy statement.
Third Party Links
Additionally, information about how you use our website is collected automatically using “cookies”. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.