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Privacy & GDPR Policy

This privacy & GDPR policy sets out how Skwigly uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

Skwigly is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Skwigly may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.

WHERE PERSONAL INFORMATION RESIDES

Website form submissions (including: Advertise with us, Write for us, Competitions, Submit press release, Event submission forms)

This data is emailed to one of the Skwigly email address which is hosted with Gmail. Additionally, each form submission will be backed up in our website database, using the Gravity Forms (WordPress) plugin. Every 6 months, we delete the backed up version in our website database. The only version which is kept after this will be the one sent to the Gmail account.

Skwigly User Account (required for Showcase submissions):

A user account can be created at any time; it will allow a user access to hidden parts and features of the site, and is required if submitting a film to the showcase. (It was also required for our now defunct chatroom). We store this data on our secure web server. This data will be stored indefinitely, unless the user requests us to delete their data.

Newsletter:

We use ‘Mailster‘ a WordPress-based newsletter plugin, to collect names and emails from users who opt-in to subscribe to our newsletter. Subscriber data is hosted on our secure web server. This data will be stored indefinitely, unless the user unsubscribes or requests us to delete their data.

WHAT DATA WE COLLECT

We collect the following personal information:

Website form submissions:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Skwigly user account:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Biographical information
  • URLs to your work and online profiles (websites, portfolios, blogs, social media pages)
  • Profession
  • Location

Newsletter:

  • Name
  • Email address

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER

Any personal data we hold at Skwigly will have been supplied at some point by the third party via a web form, account sign up, or newsletter sign up. We have only ever used this data within our company for incoming project enquiries, incoming job enquiries or marketing our news and services to people. We have never supplied this data to anyone else and have no intentions to in the future.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  1. To provide you with a product, service or information that you have inquired about
  2. We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  3. We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at aaron@skwigly.co.uk or writing to us at: Skwigly Ltd, Office 12 Berkeley House, Barnet Road, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BG.

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.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at aaron@skwigly.co.uk or by filling out the form on our Contact page.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

PERSONAL INFORMATION DELETION REQUESTS

  • Deletion requests can be made via email or the website contact form, and will be delivered to aaron@skwigly.co.uk
  • The access request or deletion request will be performed by Aaron Wood within two working days.
  • In the event of a data deletion request: all personal data will be deleted from relevant databases and webmail servers.

SECURITY

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

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