Thevirtualstudio.co.uk collects some Personal Data from its Users.
Users may be subject to different protection standards and broader standards may therefore apply to some. In order to learn more about the protection criteria, Users can refer to the applicability section.
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Leah Matthews T/A The Virtual Studio,
41 Bolney Drive, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 5HQ
Owner contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Among the types of Personal Data that thevirtualstudio.co.uk collects, by itself or through third parties, there are: Tracker; Usage Data; first name; last name; phone number; company name; address; country; county; email address; ZIP/Postal code; city; website; password; picture; Data communicated while using the service.
Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using thevirtualstudio.co.uk.
Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by thevirtualstudio.co.uk is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for thevirtualstudio.co.uk to provide its services. In cases where thevirtualstudio.co.uk specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service.
Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.
Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published or shared through thevirtualstudio.co.uk and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to the Owner.
The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of thevirtualstudio.co.uk (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.
The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:
In any case, the Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
The Data is processed at the Owner's operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.
Depending on the User's location, data transfers may involve transferring the User's Data to a country other than their own. To find out more about the place of processing of such transferred Data, Users can check the section containing details about the processing of Personal Data.
If broader protection standards are applicable, Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Data transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the Owner to safeguard their Data.
If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the information provided in the contact section.
Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.
The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.
Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right of access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after expiration of the retention period.
The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Service, comply with its legal obligations, respond to enforcement requests, protect its rights and interests (or those of its Users or third parties), detect any malicious or fraudulent activity, as well as the following: Analytics, Contacting the User, Content commenting, Displaying content from external platforms, Handling payments, Hosting and backend infrastructure, SPAM protection, Platform services and hosting and Registration and authentication provided directly by thevirtualstudio.co.uk.
For specific information about the Personal Data used for each purpose, the User may refer to the section “Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data”.
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC or by Google Ireland Limited, depending on the location thevirtualstudio.co.uk is accessed from, (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of thevirtualstudio.co.uk, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.
Wordpress Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.
Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.
By filling in the contact form with their Data, the User authorizes thevirtualstudio.co.uk to use these details to reply to requests for information, quotes or any other kind of request as indicated by the form’s header.
Personal Data processed: address; city; company name; country; county; email address; first name; last name; phone number; website; ZIP/Postal code.
Content commenting services allow Users to make and publish their comments on the contents of thevirtualstudio.co.uk.
Depending on the settings chosen by the Owner, Users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an email address among the Personal Data provided by the User, it may be used to send notifications of comments on the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments.
If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when Users do not use the content commenting service.
Thevirtualstudio.co.uk has its own internal content comment system.
Personal Data processed: email address; first name; last name.
This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of thevirtualstudio.co.uk and interact with them.
This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
Google Fonts is a typeface visualization service provided by Google LLC or by Google Ireland Limited, depending on the location thevirtualstudio.co.uk is accessed from, that allows thevirtualstudio.co.uk to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Font Awesome is a typeface visualization service provided by Fonticons, Inc. that allows thevirtualstudio.co.uk to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.
Personal Data processed: Usage Data.
Unless otherwise specified, thevirtualstudio.co.uk processes any payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means via external payment service providers. In general and unless where otherwise stated, Users are requested to provide their payment details and personal information directly to such payment service providers. Thevirtualstudio.co.uk isn't involved in the collection and processing of such information: instead, it will only receive a notification by the relevant payment service provider as to whether payment has been successfully completed.
PayPal is a payment service provided by PayPal Inc., which allows Users to make online payments.
Stripe is a payment service provided by Stripe Inc.
This type of service has the purpose of hosting Data and files that enable thevirtualstudio.co.uk to run and be distributed as well as to provide a ready-made infrastructure to run specific features or parts of thevirtualstudio.co.uk.
Some services among those listed below, if any, may work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.
SiteGround Hosting is a hosting service provided by SiteGround Hosting Ltd.
iubenda Consent Solution is a service that facilitates the collection and management of proofs of consent provided by iubenda srl.
Personal Data processed: Data communicated while using the service.
These services have the purpose of hosting and running key components of thevirtualstudio.co.uk, therefore allowing the provision of thevirtualstudio.co.uk from within a unified platform. Such platforms provide a wide range of tools to the Owner – e.g. analytics, user registration, commenting, database management, e-commerce, payment processing – that imply the collection and handling of Personal Data.
Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.
WordPress.com is a platform provided by Automattic Inc. that allows the Owner to build, run and host thevirtualstudio.co.uk.
By registering or authenticating, Users allow thevirtualstudio.co.uk to identify them and give them access to dedicated services. The Personal Data is collected and stored for registration or identification purposes only. The Data collected are only those necessary for the provision of the service requested by the Users.
The User registers by filling out the registration form and providing the Personal Data directly to thevirtualstudio.co.uk.
Personal Data processed: company name; email address; first name; last name; password; phone number; picture; website.
This type of service analyzes the traffic of thevirtualstudio.co.uk, potentially containing Users' Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.
Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google LLC or by Google Ireland Limited, depending on the location thevirtualstudio.co.uk is accessed from.
Personal Data processed: Tracker; Usage Data.
iubenda ConS JS library localStorage (IUB_DATA) temporarily stores pending data in a storage space internal to the User's browser (localStorage) until it's received by the API, then it is deleted.
iubenda consent Cookie (_iub_cs-X) is set by the iubenda Cookie Solution and stores User preferences related to Trackers in the local domain.
Remote iubenda consent Cookie (_iub_cs-X) is set by the iubenda Cookie Solution and stores User preferences related to Trackers under the .iubenda.com domain.
Users may exercise certain rights regarding their Data processed by the Owner.
Users entitled to broader protection standards may exercise any of the rights described below. In all other cases, Users may inquire with the Owner to find out which rights apply to them.
In particular, Users have the right to do the following:
Where Personal Data is processed for a public interest, in the exercise of an official authority vested in the Owner or for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner, Users may object to such processing by providing a ground related to their particular situation to justify the objection.
Users must know that, however, should their Personal Data be processed for direct marketing purposes, they can object to that processing at any time without providing any justification. To learn, whether the Owner is processing Personal Data for direct marketing purposes, Users may refer to the relevant sections of this document.
Any requests to exercise User rights can be directed to the Owner through the contact details provided in this document. These requests can be exercised free of charge and will be addressed by the Owner as early as possible and always within one month.
While most provisions of this document concern all Users, some provisions expressly only apply if the processing of Personal Data is subject to broader protection standards.
Such broader protection standards apply when the processing:
The User's Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Owner in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of thevirtualstudio.co.uk or the related Services.
The User declares to be aware that the Owner may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.
For operation and maintenance purposes, thevirtualstudio.co.uk and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with thevirtualstudio.co.uk (System logs) use other Personal Data (such as the IP Address) for this purpose.
More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from the Owner at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.
Thevirtualstudio.co.uk does not support “Do Not Track” requests.
To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.
Should the changes affect processing activities performed on the basis of the User’s consent, the Owner shall collect new consent from the User, where required.
Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.
Information collected automatically through thevirtualstudio.co.uk (or third-party services employed in thevirtualstudio.co.uk), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use thevirtualstudio.co.uk, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.
The individual using thevirtualstudio.co.uk who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.
The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of thevirtualstudio.co.uk. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of thevirtualstudio.co.uk.
The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.
The service provided by thevirtualstudio.co.uk as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.
Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.
Cookies are Trackers consisting of small sets of data stored in the User's browser.
Tracker indicates any technology - e.g Cookies, unique identifiers, web beacons, embedded scripts, e-tags and fingerprinting - that enables the tracking of Users, for example by accessing or storing information on the User’s device.
This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).