Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Privacy policy
1.       Introduction

1.2    This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of  www.theclique.network visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3    By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

1.4    Our website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls, you can specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications and limit the publication of your information. You can access the privacy controls via your profile settings on our member’s platform

1.5    In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to The Clique Network LTD.  For more information about us, see Section 17.

2.       Credit

2.1    This document was created using templates from SEQ Legal  https://seqlegal.com.

3.         Security

3.1    The Clique operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

4.         Consent

4.1    By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by The Clique. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

5.       How we use your personal data

5.1    In this Section 5 we have set out:

         (a)     the general categories of personal data that we may process;

         (b)     in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;

         (c)     the purposes for which we may process personal data;

         (d)     the legal bases of the processing.
 

5.2    We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. The Clique gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

5.3    Message boards/forums: Users of the site's Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn't register to visit the site. During registration, the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.

5.4    "E-mail this to a friend." Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a friend". The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.

5.5    We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. The Clique may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

5.6    The Clique may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.

5.7    We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.

5.8    The Clique uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

5.9    As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. The Clique never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

5.10    When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

5.11    The Clique creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

5.12    We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data may include your name, email address, job title, industry and employer, LinkedIn link to your account, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details. The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

5.13    We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website ("profile data"). The profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

5.14    We may process your personal data that are provided in the course of the use of our services ("service data"). The service data may include the type of events you have attended. The discussions you have taken part, the blogs you have posted at, the groups you are part of. The source of the service data is you.  The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

5.15    We may process information that you post for publication on our website or through our services ("publication data"). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

5.16    We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services ("enquiry data"). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you] The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

5.17    We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website ("transaction data"). The transaction data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and our legitimate interests, namely our interest in the proper administration of our website and business.

5.18    We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

5.19    We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.

5.20    We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy were necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

5.21    We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

5.22    In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 5, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

6.       Opt-Out Policy

6.1  We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

       (a)    Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.

       (b)    Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

7       Providing your personal data to others

7.1    We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy

7.2    We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

7.3    We may disclose name, address, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details to our suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

7.4    Financial transactions relating to our website and services may be handled by our payment services providers. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.

7.5    We may disclose your enquiry data to one or more of those selected third party suppliers of goods and services identified on our website for the purpose of enabling them to contact you so that they can offer, market and sell to you relevant goods and/or services. Each such third party will act as a data controller in relation to the enquiry data that we supply to it; and upon contacting you, each such third party will supply to you a copy of its own privacy policy, which will govern that third party's use of your personal data.

7.6    In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

8.       International transfers of your personal data

8.1    In this Section 8, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

8.2    The hosting facilities for our website are situated in United States of America (U.S.A). The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws of each of these countries. Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission.

8.3    Newsletters provides are situated in United States of America (U.S.A).  The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws of each of these countries. Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely [the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission

8.4    You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such personal data by others.

9.       Retaining and deleting personal data

9.1    This Section 9 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

9.2    Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

9.3    We will retain your personal data as follows:

         (a)      Name, address, telephone number, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details. Will be retained for a minimum period of 24 hours following submission, and for a maximum period of 12 months following the last contact or communication between us. Your account will be automatically deleted if you haven’t been active for 12 months.

9.4    In some cases it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the following criteria:   

         (a)    the period of retention of personal data not included in point 9.3  will be determined based on the same retention criteria and periods of point 9.3  

9.5    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 9, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

10.       Amendments

10.1    We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

10.2    You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

10.3    We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging system on our website.

11.     Usage tracking

11.1    The Clique tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. The Clique does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

11.2    The Clique sometimes tracks and catalogues the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

12.       Your right

12.1    You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:

           (a)  the payment of a fee currently fixed at GBP 10;

           (b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address.

12.2    We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

12.3    You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

12.4    In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

12.5    You can delete anytime your profile or unsubscribe from our newsletter.

13.       About cookies

13.1    A cookie is a file containing an identifier a string of letters and numbers that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

13.2    Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

13.3    Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

14.    Cookies that we use

14.1    We use cookies for the following purposes:

           (a)    Authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website

           (b)    status - we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website

           (c)    personalisation - we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you

           (d)    security - we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing       

         fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally

           (e)    advertising - we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you

            (f)    analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services

           (g)    cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally

15.    Cookies used by our service providers

15.1    Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

15.2    We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

15.3    We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: https://adssettings.google.com.

15.4    You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or by using the Network Advertising Initiative's multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at http://optout.networkadvertising.org.  However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-ins available at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996.

16.    Managing cookies

16.1    Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

           (a)    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

           (b)    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

           (c)    http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

           (d)    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

           (e)    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari);

            (f)    https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy

16.2    Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

16.3    If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

17.    Our details

17.1    This website is owned and operated by The Clique Network LTD.

17.2    We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 11329314, and our registered office is at International House, Cromwell Road, Kensington, London SW7 4EF.

17.3    Our principal place of business is in London.

17.4    You can contact us:

           (a)    using our website contact form;

           (b)    by telephone, on the contact number published on our website;

           (c)    by email, using the email address published on our website