Privacy Policy

Please read our terms carefully before using the dc byte platform.

1 Introduction

1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of individuals (“you”, “your”) using the DC Byte Platform. In this Privacy Statement we explain how we will handle your personal data.

1.2 Our DC Byte Platform 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 communications including (but not limited to) direct marketing communications. You can access the privacy controls via our DC Byte Platform at https://dcbyte.com/dashboard/account, by signing in and going to ‘Account Settings’. You can also at any time amend or update your personal data and other details via our DC Byte Platform at https://dcbyte.com/dashboard/account, by signing in and going to ‘Account Settings’.

2 About DC Byte

2.1 Our DC Byte Platform is owned and operated by DC Byte Ltd (“DC Byte”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

2.2 We are a company registered in England and Wales under registration number 10922025. Our registered office is Warden House, 37 Manor Road, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, CO3 3LX.

2.3 You can contact us by (a) post, to Eagle House, 163 City Road, London EC1V 1NR, United Kingdom, (b) using our DC Byte Platform contact form, (c) telephone, on 020 8064 0350 or (d) email, using the following email address: [email protected].

3 Our Data Compliance Officer

3.1 Our Data Compliance Officer is Edward Galvin. You can contact our Data Compliance Officer in writing using the following contact details: DC Byte Ltd, Eagle House, 163 City Road, London EC1V 1NR, United Kingdom. The tasks of our Data Compliance Officer include (for example) monitoring our compliance with applicable data protection laws and acting as contact for individuals whose data is processed by us.

4 Your rights

4.1 In this Section 4, we have summarised the rights that you have under applicable data protection laws. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries below. Accordingly, you should read the applicable data protection laws and guidance from the UK Information Commissioner for a fuller explanation of these rights. You can do so by using this link https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.

4.2 You may exercise any of your rights below in relation to your personal data by contacting our Data Compliance Officer in writing using the following contact details: Compliance Officer, DC Byte Ltd, Eagle House, 163 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 1NR.

4.3 Your principal rights under the applicable data protection laws are:

(a) the right to access;

(b) the right to rectification;

(c) the right to erasure;

(d) the right to restrict processing;

(e) the right to object to processing;

(f) the right to data portability;

(g) the right to complain to the UK Information Commissioner; and

(h) the right to withdraw consent.

4.3 Your principal rights under the applicable data protection laws are:

(a) the right to access;

(b) the right to rectification;

(c) the right to erasure;

(d) the right to restrict processing;

(e) the right to object to processing;

(f) the right to data portability;

(g) the right to complain to the UK Information Commissioner; and

(h) the right to withdraw consent.

4.4 Right to access: You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your personal data and other details via our DC Byte Platform at https://dcbyte.com/dashboard/account, by signing in and going to ‘Account Settings’.

4.5 Right to rectification: You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed. You can ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that your personal data is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact our Data Compliance Officer in writing using the following contact details: Data compliance, DC Byte Ltd, Eagle House, 163 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 1NR.

4.6 Right to erasure: In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data has been unlawfully processed. However, there are certain general exclusions of the right to erasure. Those general exclusions include where processing is necessary for: exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; compliance with a legal obligation; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You can erase your personal data by requesting DC Byte to do so in writing to : Compliance Officer, DC Byte Ltd, Eagle House, 163 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 1NR. The consequences of erasing your personal data are that DC Byte will remove any personal information from our systems, you will cease receiving any market updates or general correspondence from us (other than relating to the deletion of your personal information) and that you will no longer be able to make use or access any of the account-dependent features of the DC Byte platform.

4.7 Right to restrict processing: In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful, but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another individual or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

4.8 Right to object to processing: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You may exercise this right at any time by writing to the Compliance officer at DC Byte Ltd, Eagle House, 163 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 1NR.

4.9 Right to object to processing (direct marketing): You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including, for example, profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

4.10 Right to object to processing (scientific, historical research or statistics): You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

4.11 Right to data portability: To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is consent, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

4.12 Right to complain to the UK Information Commissioner: If you consider that our processing of your personal data infringes the applicable data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with the UK Information Commissioner(www.ico.org.uk) which is the UK data protection regulatory body.

4.13 Right to withdraw consent: To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

5 Your data protection questions

5.1 If you have any questions, concerns or issues about your personal data, then please contact our Data Compliance Officer in writing by using the following contact details: by email: [email protected]; by post, DC Byte Ltd, Eagle House, 163 City Road, London, United Kingdom EC1V 1NR.

6 Changes to the DC Byte Privacy Statement

6.1 We may update the DC Byte Privacy Statement from time to time by publishing a new version on our DC Byte Platform. If we make changes to this Privacy Statement, we will post the revised Privacy Statement on the DC Byte Platform and update the “Effective Date” date at the top of this Privacy Statement.

6.2 If you disagree with the revised Privacy Statement, you may cancel your account. If you do not cancel your account once the revised Privacy Statement becomes effective, your continued access and/or use of the DC Byte Platform will constitute acceptance of the revised Privacy Statement.

7 How we collect your personal data

We collect your personal data from various sources. These are as follows:

Personal data you provide us about you

7.1 We collect your personal data that you provide us when you do the following:

(a) fill in a webform on our DC Byte Platform e.g. to contact us;

(b) when you sign up for an account with DC Byte;

(c) provide personal data in the account area of our DC Byte Platform;

(d) get in touch with us by email, telephone, letter, and/or some other means;

(e) subscribe to receive communications from us about our products and services e.g. by a newsletter etc.; and

(f) participate in a survey, market research etc.

7.2 Data we collect about you automatically: We collect your personal data when you contact us or automatically when you access and/or use our DC Byte Platform and through the use of cookies (see our Cookies Policy beta.dcbyte.com/cookie-policy). The types of personal data we will collect include, for example:

(a) name and address;

(b) demographic data;

(c) the originating IP address;

(d) the site that you visited immediately prior to visiting our DC Byte Platform;

(e) the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser);

(f) URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser);

(g) the specific actions that you take on our DC Byte Platform, including, for example, the pages that you visit; and

(h) the time, frequency and duration of your visits to our DC Byte Platform.

8 How we use your personal data

8.1 In this Section 8 we have set out (a) the general categories of personal data that we may process, (b) the purposes for which we may process personal data, and (c) the legal bases of the processing.

8.2 How you use the DC Byte Platform: We may process data about your use of our DC Byte Platform (“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 DC Byte Platform navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your DC Byte Platform 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 our DC Byte Platform. The legal basis for this processing is the legitimate interest of business.

8.3 Data in your account: We may process your account data (“account data”). The account data may include your name, and email address. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our DC Byte Platform, providing our services, ensuring the security of our DC Byte Platform and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases, and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is that this is for performance of contract (in providing you with the services offered on the DC Byte platform.

8.4 Data in your profile: We may process your information included in your personal profile on our DC Byte Platform (“profile data”). The profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, and some of your usage data. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of profiling you in order to (a) enhance, improve and personalise your use of our DC Byte Platform and communications, and (b) sent you information that it may be of interest to you (e.g. personalized offers). The legal basis for this processing is the legitimate interests of our business..

8.5 Data we get through the DC Byte Platform: We may process your personal data that is provided in the course of the use of our DC Byte Platform (“service data”). The service data may include usage data. The service data may be processed for the purposes of operating our DC Byte Platform, ensuring the security of our DC Byte Platform, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is the legitimate interests of our business..

8.6 Data we use to communicate with you: We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our communications (including, for example, direct marketing communications) with you and/or newsletters (“notification data”). The notification data may include your name and contact details. 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 the legitimate interests of our business.

8.7 Data we get when you contact us: 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. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is the legitimate interests of our business.

8.8 Data we publish on the DC Byte Platform: We may process information that you provide us for publication on our DC Byte Platform, when you create a listing (“publication data”). The publication data may include your name. The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our DC Byte Platform and business. The legal basis for this processing is the legitimate interests of our business.

8.9 Data we use to bring or defend legal claims: We may process any of your personal data identified in the other provisions of this Privacy Statement where 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.

8.10 Data we use to comply with the law: In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 8, 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 individual.

9 Providing your personal data to others

9.1 Third-party service providers: We may disclose your personal data such as your name and contact details to third party service providers to help us provide services related to us and/or the DC Byte Platform. Service providers may be located inside or outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). For example, service providers may help us provide customer service, advertising, marketing or payments services. These service providers have limited access to your personal data to perform these tasks on our behalf and are contractually obligated to use it consistent with this Privacy Statement.

9.2 Aggregated Data: We may also share aggregated information (information about our users that we combine together so that it no longer identifies or references an individual user) and non-personally identifiable information for industry and market analysis, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.

9.3 Sale/Investment: If there is (a) a sale or an asset transfer to a third party of, and/or (b) an investment in DC Byte, part of that sale, asset transfer and/or investment may include your personal data. Purchasers, investors and/or their advisers may have access to your personal data as part of the corporate due diligence they perform as part of the (a) sale or asset transfer, and/or (b) the investment. However, use of your personal data will remain subject to this Privacy Statement.

9.4 Insolvency: Your personal data may be passed on to a successor in interest as part of a corporate re-organisation or in the unlikely event of an insolvency event such as a liquidation, insolvency, bankruptcy or administration. In the case of an insolvency event, our customer database may be sold separately from the rest of the business, in whole or in a number of parts. It could be that the purchaser’s business is different from ours too.

9.5 Our insurers & professional advisers: We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice and/or managing legal disputes.

9.6 Legal compliance: In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 9, we may also 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 individual.

10 Communications

10.1 Market reports, newsletters, emails, company events

11 International transfers of your personal data

11.1 In this Section 11, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the EEA.

11.2 The hosting facilities for our DC Byte Platform are situated in The United Kingdom and European Union.

11.3 You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our DC Byte Platform may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.

12 Security of personal data

12.1 We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect your personal data provided to us. While no system or process is full-proof (e.g. hacking), we believe the measures implemented reduce our vulnerability to security problems to a level appropriate to the type of personal data involved. For your own protection, we encourage you not to include sensitive personal data, credit card or similar data in any communications you send.

13 Retaining and deleting personal data

13.1 This Section 13 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.

13.2 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.

13.3 We will retain and delete your personal data as follows:

(a) Any personal information you submit will be retained for 6 months following the date that you leave the platform, at the end of which period it will be deleted from our systems.

13.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 13, 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 individual.

14 Third Party websites

14.1 Our DC Byte Platform may contain links to third party websites. Please note that if you follow a link to any such website, we do not accept any liability and/or responsibility, because these websites have their own terms & conditions and Privacy Policies.

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