1. Important information and who we are
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Our full details are:
Full name, registered number and registered office address of legal entity: Censornet Limited (Co. No. 05518629), the registered office of which is at Suite 4, 7th Floor, 50 Broadway, London, SW1H 0DB
Name or title of DPO: Laura Harding Email address: DPO@Censornet.com
Postal address: Matrix House, Basing View, Basingstoke, RG21 4FF, UK Telephone number: 0845 230 9590
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.
To comply with the General Data protection Regulation (2016/679) we have appointed a European representative. If you wish to contact them, their details are as follows:
Bird & Bird GDPR Representative Services SRL
Email address: EUrepresentative.Censornet@twobirds.com
Postal address: Zuid-Hollandplein 22, 2596 AW The Hague, The Netherlands
The version number and date are stated at the top of this policy. We reserve the right to make changes to this policy and the latest version will apply.
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.
2. The data we collect about you
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).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of Personal Data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
- Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, IP address, device id, MAC address, Active directory (AD) username or similar identifier, email address, telephone number.
- Contact Data includes email address and telephone numbers and, where applicable, billing address.
- Financial Data includes, where applicable, bank account and payment card
- Traffic Data includes data relating to website browsing activity, to cloud application activity, to multi-factor authentication activity and to external email messages sent and received, relating to the Censornet Web Security, Cloud Application Security (CASB), Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Email Security services and Autonomous Security Engine (ASE). It also includes data captured on our Partner Portal.
- Transaction Data includes, where applicable, details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
- Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website or our services.
- Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your feedback and survey responses.
- Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
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.
If you fail to provide Personal Data
Where we need to collect Personal Data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide or procure the provision of that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us, but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
3. How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you, including through:
- Direct You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes Personal Data you provide when you:
- apply for our products or services;
- request a free trial, or demo request, of our products or services;
- create an account on our website;
- subscribe to our service or publications;
- request marketing to be sent to you;
- request us to contact you using our ‘Contact Us’ forms;
- enter a competition, promotion or survey;
- give us some feedback;
- register for and/or attend events or exhibitions; or
- use the Censornet App. We will log Traffic Data relating to each message transmission, including the time of the transmission. We store temporary messages, until they are downloaded by the Censornet Such messages are stored in encrypted form. Any keys needed to decrypt such messages are stored on Customer’s devices and not by Censornet.
- Third parties or publicly available We may receive Personal Data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
- Technical Data from the following parties:
- analytics providers;
- advertising networks; and
- search information
- Technical Data from the following parties:
- Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services.
- Identity and Contact Data from data brokers or
- Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably
4. How we use your Personal Data
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:
- Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
- 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.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your Personal Data other than in relation to 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 clicking here or using the unsubscribe link which appears on all marketing communications that you receive from us.
Purposes for which we will use your Personal Data
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your Personal Data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Our use of Personal Data varies depending on whether you are a customer, potential customer, an officer or employee of or a consultant (“Employee”) to a customer or a Reseller or Partner.
Note that we may process your Personal Data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your Personal Data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
Marketing (Only relevant to Customers and Potential Customers)
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain Personal Data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. We have established the following Personal Data control mechanisms:
Promotional offers from us
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you.
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your Personal Data with any outside company for marketing purposes. If we receive your Personal Data from a third party, we will ensure that you have actively opted in to receive information from us or from a company of our type.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by clicking here or using the unsubscribe link which appears on all marketing communications that you receive from us.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to Personal Data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, product/service experience or other transactions.
Change of purpose
We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your Personal Data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
6. Disclosures of your Personal Data
We may have to share your Personal Data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in paragraph 4 above.
- Internal Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
- External Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your Personal Data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your Personal Data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your Personal Data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
7. International transfers
Many of our external third parties are based outside the Protected Area so their processing of your Personal Data will involve a transfer of data outside the Protected Area.
Whenever we transfer your Personal Data out of the Protected Area, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring adequate safeguards are implemented by (i) transferring your Personal Data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for Personal Data by the European Commission; (ii) relying on such Sub- Processor’s BCR-processor instrument (if any) or (iii) entering into the appropriate set of SCCs with any third party in relation to such transfer. If the SCCs are subsequently held to be invalid or if any supervisory authority requires transfers made pursuant to such SCCs to be suspended, we shall provide alternative safeguards in good faith or alter the Services so as to meet the requirement.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your Personal Data out of the Protected Area.
8. Data security
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your Personal Data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your Personal Data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your Personal Data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
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.
9. Data retention
How long will you use my Personal Data for?
We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Details of retention periods for different aspects of your Personal Data are set out in the table in paragraph 4 above. As regards Customers, by law we have to keep basic information about our Customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see Request erasure below for further information.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your Personal Data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
10. Your legal rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under Data Protection Legislation in relation to your Personal Data.
You have the right to:
Request access to your Personal Data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the Personal Data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove Personal Data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your Personal Data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your Personal Data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your Personal Data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your Personal Data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine- readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your Personal Data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
|“Controller”||has the meaning given in the GDPR.|
|“Data Subject”||has the meaning given in the GDPR.|
|“Data Protection Officer”||has the meaning given in the GDPR.|
|“Data Protection Legislation”||the GDPR, the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as replaced, amended or updated from time to time in the UK, and all applicable law relating to data protection and the processing of personal data and privacy, including where applicable the guidance and codes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner|
|“GDPR”||means (i) the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“EU GDPR”) or (ii) the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 as applicable as part of United Kingdom domestic law by virtue of section 3 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and as amended by the Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 (as amended) (“UK GDPR”), in each case as applicable to the processing of Personal Data.|
|“Personal Data”||has the meaning set out in the GDPR and relates only to personal data, or any part of such personal data, of which the Customer is the Data Controller and in relation to which Censornet is providing Service(s) under the Contract.|
|“Processor” and “processing”||have the meaning set out in the GDPR.|
|“Protected Area”||means, in the case EU Personal Data, the members states of the European Union and the European Economic Area and any country, territory, sector or international organisation in respect of which an adequacy decision under Art.45 GDPR is in force and in the case of UK Personal Data, the United Kingdom and any country, territory, sector or international organisation in respect of which an adequacy decision under UK adequacy regulations is in force.|
|“Sub-Processor”||any third party appointed to process Personal Data on behalf of Censornet related to this Agreement.|
|“SCCs”||means (i) in the case of the processing of UK Personal Data, the UK International Data Transfer Agreement issued by the Information Commissioner in accordance with s.119A and in force from 21 March 2022 or the standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries pursuant to the GDPR adopted by the European Commission under Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/914, together with the UK International Data Transfer Addendum issued by the Information Commissioner in accordance with s.119A of the Data Protection Act 2018 and in force from 21 March 2022 as appended to those clauses, populated as appropriate and with any format changes as permitted by clause 17 of such addendum; and (ii) in the case of the processing of EU Personal Data, the standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to third countries pursuant to the GDPR adopted by the European Commission under Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/914.|
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your Personal Data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your Personal Data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.
We may also rely on the legitimate interests of our customers in processing Personal Data.
Performance of Contract means processing your Personal Data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your Personal Data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.
External Third Parties
- Service providers acting as Processors based in the United Kingdom, EU and US who provide IT and system administration services.
- Professional advisers acting as Processors or joint Controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the United Kingdom and EU who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
- HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as Processors or joint Controllers based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
- Marketing and communications companies acting as Processors or joint Controllers based in the United Kingdom, EU or US who provide services including digital marketing, market research, public relations, CRM, marketing automation and data
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