FinTech Fiends is part of Crystal Consulting International Limited (“we”, “us”, “our”), company number 12299886, which is registered in England and Wales at Kemp House, 152 – 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX.
You can get in touch with us via the “Contact” page of this website.
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and people who consent to be mentioned or profiled on this site.
This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and people who consent to be mentioned or profiled on this site; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
How we use your personal data
How we obtain your data
Much of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you if you communicate with us, for example via email, website contact form, social media, face-to-face interactions, telephone conversations, or using chat applications.
We may also receive personal information indirectly, for example, if someone refers you to us or suggests we profile you and sends us information about you. This information may include name, professional details, biographical information, contact details.
We may also obtain personal data from public sources and from social media accounts that we are able to view.
The legal basis for this processing is consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by getting in touch with us via the “Contact” page of this website.
General categories of personal data and legal basis for processing
Correspondence and administration data
We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us, or that someone sends to us on your behalf, or that someone else sends us that relates to you. We may also process information obtained from face-to-face and other interactions, including data from business cards, phone calls and social media.
Our website contact forms collect, as a minimum, your name and email address. We collect your name so that we know who has sent us a message and are able to address you by name if we contact you. We collect your email address in order to be able to reply to your message. Any other personal data collected via contact forms is supplied voluntarily by whoever sends it.
The legal basis for this processing is consent, namely the proper administration of our website and communications with users.
We may process information that we obtained from you, someone acting on your behalf, that someone else provided, or that we obtained from public sources in order to:
- Allow us to approach you in relation to being mentioned or profiled on our website
- Communicate with you or your representative(s) in connection with articles
- Enable us to mention or feature you on our website and promote articles relating to you on social media. This data may include:
- Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name, job title, profession, personal description, organisation, contact details)
- Personal data relating to the preparation and publication of articles, including images, opinions, career history, audio and video recordings
The legal basis for this processing is consent.
Providing your personal data to others
What we do with your information
We use data processors who are third parties to provide services such as web hosting.
We may share your information if we are obliged to do so by law, or in order to protect Crystal Consulting International Limited.
We may transfer your data to another party in connection with the sale or transfer of ownership of all or part of Crystal Consulting International Limited.
While we endeavour to keep your data secure, your use of this site constitutes confirmation that you will not hold Crystal Consulting International Limited liable for any security breach.
We retain personal information for the length of time necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, unless:
- You request deletion; or
- We have a legal right or obligation to retain it for longer
Examples of how long we retain data include:
- We retain indefinitely data relating to people profiled in articles in order to:
- Display articles relating to them on our website
- Retain a record of their agreement to be profiled on our website and sign-off on the final draft
- Contact them if necessary in relation to personal data about them that we have made public.
- We retain indefinitely the data of individuals and / or their representatives (for example, colleagues or public relations firms) who express an interest in being profiled at a later date.
- Unless asked not to, we retain indefinitely the names and organisations of individuals who decline to be profiled in order to avoid approaching them in future.
Where a third party provides us with your information, for example, if someone recommends we profile you in an article, we will either delete your data or contact you within one month to provide privacy information. Should we not obtain your consent within one month of receiving your information, we will delete your data.
The longest period for which we will retain audio or video recordings made for the purposes of drafting articles is the sooner of:
- The point at which we deem the recording to not be of use in writing the article;
- Within 24 hours of the article being posted to the website; or
- Within one month of the recording date
Notwithstanding the examples detailed in the points above, 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.
Your data protection rights
Under data protection law, you have rights including:
- Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
- Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
- Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
- Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.
- Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
Terms & Conditions of Use
These terms & conditions shall govern your use of our website.
By using our website, you accept these terms and conditions in full; accordingly, if you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use our website.
You must be at least 18 years of age to use our website; by using our website or agreeing to these terms and conditions, you warrant and represent to us that you are at least 18 years of age.
Copyright (c) 2019-2021 Crystal Consulting International Limited.
Subject to the express provisions of these terms and conditions:
- We, together with our licensors, own and control all the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website; and
- All the copyright and other intellectual property rights in our website and the material on our website are reserved.
Licence to use website
- View pages from our website in a web browser
- Download pages from our website for caching in a web browser
- Print pages from our website
subject to the other provisions of these terms and conditions.
Except as expressly permitted by other provisions of these terms and conditions, you must not download any material from our website or save any such material to your computer.
You may only use our website for your own personal and business purposes, and you must not use our website for any other purposes.
Unless you own or control the relevant rights in the material, you must not:
- Republish material from our website (including republication on another website)
- Sell, rent or sub-license material from our website
- Show any material from our website in public
- Exploit material from our website for a commercial purpose; or
- Redistribute material from our website.
We do not warrant or represent:
- The completeness or accuracy of the information published on our website
- That the material on the website is up to date; or
- That the website or any service on the website will remain available
Information on this site does not constitute financial or investment advice, and should not be relied upon for any purpose. We will not be held liable for any reliance on content posted to this site.
We reserve the right to discontinue or alter any or all of our website services, amend content, remove content from the site, and to stop publishing our website, at any time without notice or explanation.
We are not obliged to publish content or information on the site. Even in the event that an interview has been conducted with a view to publication of an article, and / or drafts have been exchanged, and / or there is an expectation that an article will be published, we reserve the right not to publish the article. We reserve the right to make all editorial judgements.
We may revise these terms and conditions from time to time.
The revised terms and conditions shall apply to the use of our website from the date of publication of the revised terms and conditions on the website, and you hereby waive any right you may otherwise have to be notified of, or to consent to, revisions of these terms and conditions.
Law and jurisdiction
These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
Any disputes relating to these terms and conditions shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.