The website https://fintechfiends.com/ is owned and operated by FinTech Fiends Limited (“we”, “us”, “our”).
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, service users 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, service users 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.
What type of information we have
We collect and process, or may collect and process, the following information:
– Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name, contact details, job title, profession, personal description, organisation)
– Biographical information and professional details (for example, work or personal history)
– Opinions (for example, on an industry or area of interest or expertise)
– Financial information
– Information relating to potential, current and former employees and sub-contractors
– Images, audio and video recordings
How we get the information and why we have it
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
– Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by getting in touch via the “Contact” page of this website.
– We have a contractual obligation.
– We have a legitimate interest.
Information provided to us directly by you
Some of the personal information we may process is provided to us directly by you, for example via email, website contact form, social media, face-to-face interactions, telephone conversations, or using chat applications, for one of the following reasons:
– You entered into a contract with us or expressed interest in our services. The legal basis for this processing is contractual obligation where it relates to a potential or actual contract; otherwise, the legal basis for processing is legitimate interests.
– You are a former client. The legal basis for this processing is contractual obligation where it relates to the contract, or legitimate interests if not stipulated within the contract.
External communications and publication on this website
– To enable us to communicate about you publicly or to a third party, e.g. by writing an article for publication or communicating about you to a journalist. Where the performance of a contract is involved, the legal basis for this processing is contractual obligation. Where you have given your approval, e.g. to the publication of a blog post or article on this website or elsewhere, the legal basis for processing is consent. Otherwise, the legal basis for processing is legitimate interest.
– You expressed interest in our services, or provided us with your information for another purpose. Where you expressed interest in our services, the legal basis for processing is contractual obligation; otherwise, it is legitimate interests.
– You signed up to attend an in-person or online event. The legal basis for this processing is legitimate interest.
– We added you to a mailing list. The legal basis for this processing is consent where you explicitly opted in, or legitimate interest where you did not explicitly opt in.
Suppliers, employees, sub-contractors
– You provide us with goods or services. The legal basis for this processing is legitimate interest.
– You wanted us to use your services or collaborate in some way, to invite us to an event or other activity, or you added us to a mailing list. The legal basis for this processing is legitimate interest.
You are a potential, current or former employee or subcontractor. The legal basis for this processing is contractual obligation where a contract is or was involved; otherwise, the legal basis is legitimate interest.
Information received indirectly
We may also receive personal information indirectly, from the following sources in the following scenarios:
– If someone refers you to us, or refers us to you, and sends us information about you. This information may include name, professional details, biographical information, contact details. The legal basis for this processing is contractual obligation if it relates to a contract or potential contract for our services; otherwise, the legal basis is legitimate interests.
– We may also obtain personal data from public sources and from social media accounts, for example, to try to identify potential clients, people who might be interested in some sort of collaboration, people who we might like to feature or write about on our blog, or people who might like to attend an event in which we are involved. The legal basis for this processing is contractual obligation if it relates to a contract or potential contract for our services; otherwise, the legal basis is legitimate interests.
What we do with your information
We use the information that you have given us in order to:
– Perform our contractual obligations.
– Contact you about our services or other activities, or send you newsletters.
– Communicate with you privately.
– Communicate about you publicly.
– Undertake other activities, e.g. publish blog posts on our website or write articles for publications or publish on social media.
– Communicate with you – or receive information – about goods or services that you supply or might supply to us.
– Receive information that we have requested or that you wish to send us.
We may share this information with:
– Data processors who are third parties to provide services such as web hosting.
– Contractors, or other parties with whom collaboration is appropriate to undertake our work or other activities, e.g. designers, event organisers.
– Journalists, bloggers, or other parties who are in a position to communicate information publicly.
– The public, e.g. by publishing blog posts on our website or contributing articles to publications or by publishing on social media.
– We may share your information if we are obliged to do so by law, or in order to protect FinTech Fiends Limited.
– We may transfer your data to another party in connection with the sale or transfer of ownership of all or part of FinTech Fiends Limited.
– While we endeavour to keep your data secure, your use of this site constitutes confirmation that you will not hold FinTech Fiends 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 on this website 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 for publication on this website is within 30 days 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.