Introduction & GDPR Statement
Solvd is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Solvd website and websites hosted at subdomains of the Solvd website (for example helpdesk.solvd.co.uk) and governs data collection and usage.
Solvd currently complies with applicable data protection regulations and is committed to GDPR compliance across its websites and services when the GDPR takes effect on 25/05/2018.
By using this website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Solvd collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Solvd also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Solvd. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Solvd for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Solvd Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Solvd public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Solvd does not read any of your private online communications.
GDPR – The Actual Data that we Collect
In the case of the Solvd website and sub-domains, the only personal data that we collect is as follows:
- Contact Telephone Number
- Company Name
We do not store customer’s addresses, VAT numbers, credit card numbers – in the event that a customer pays by credit card the data is only taken at the payment gateway – we have no access to that data.
We already have a procedure in place should a user request to invoke the ‘right to be forgotten’. Should this be required, we physically delete the users’ data from our any systems. Additionally, we don’t use any personal data for marketing or similar purposes. Any customer can request an actual copy of their account data by creating a ticket on our helpdesk.
We have our own Information Processing Agreement which we will sign by request. Create a ticket on our helpdesk to get started.
Solvd encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from Solvd so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Solvd is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of our website and the Solvd family of websites.
Use of your Personal Information
Solvd collects and uses your personal information to operate the Solvd website and deliver the services you have requested. Solvd also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Solvd. Solvd may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Solvd does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Solvd may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Solvd may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Solvd Ltd, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Solvd does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Solvd keeps track of the pages our customers visit on our website, in order to determine which services/pages are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within Solvd to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Solvd will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Solvd or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Solvd Ltd; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Solvd Ltd, or the public.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us via our helpdesk, at https://helpdesk.solvd.co.uk. As stated above, we already have a procedure in place should a user request to invoke the ‘right to be forgotten’. Should this be required, we physically delete the users’ data from our any systems. Additionally, we don’t use any personal data for marketing or similar purposes. Any customer can request an actual copy of their account data by creating a ticket on our helpdesk.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable.
If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.
The Solvd Web site use “cookies” to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise Solvd pages, or register on a Solvd website or services, a cookie helps Solvd to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Solvd Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Solvd features that you customised.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Solvd services or Web sites you visit.
Please visit www.aboutcookies.org for a more comprehensive guide to deleting and controlling cookies.
Security of your Personal Information
Solvd secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Solvd secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
The GDPR will introduce a duty on Solvd to record all data breaches and report certain types of data breach to the relevant supervisory authority, and in some cases to the individuals affected within 72 hours of Solvd being made aware of the breach.
Solvd Ltd is fully committed to ensuring that it can comply with the obligations it has under GDPR. We have fully reviewed our data handling practices in order to comply with GDPR.
Changes to this Statement
Solvd will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Solvd encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Solvd is protecting your information.
Solvd welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Solvd has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Solvd at firstname.lastname@example.org, or create a ticket on our helpdesk. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.