This policy tells you:
This policy covers the services that are offered by SEAC.
What’s not covered in this policy?
Our services sometimes link to services run by other companies, like some online content providers. Those companies have their own privacy and cookies policies, so remember that the information you give them will follow their rules and not ours.
We’re strongly committed to keeping your information safe. And to do this we design our services with your safety in mind. At the same time, no service can be completely secure – if you have any concerns that your SEAC account or personal information has been put at risk, for example if someone could have found out your password, please get in touch straight away.
Where we store your information
We’ll give details about why we need your personal information and how we’ll use it before you begin, unless it’s obvious.
We might ask for your name and contact details, your date of birth or other details, depending on what you’re doing. If you apply to take part in a program on leadership, for example, we might ask you about your leadership experiences.
Devices are lots of things like:
We automatically collect some technical information from these devices and web browsers. This is primarily to ensure data is properly formatted. This data might include:
What if I have a SEAC account?
When you register for a SEAC account, or update your details or settings we ask for some personal information, like your email address and age.
We also collect information about how you use our services, like the articles you read and the programs you take.
When you give us any personal information we always stick to these principles:
We have to have a valid reason to use your personal information. It’s called the “lawful basis for processing”. Sometimes we might ask your permission to do things, like when you subscribe to an email. Other times, when you’d reasonably expect us to use your personal information, we don’t ask your permission, but only when:
We use your information for these types of things:
Personalisation is turned on in your account settings.
If you don’t want to receive personalised services you can turn this option off.
Even if you have personalisation turned off, we still collect information about how you use SEAC products, but it will be anonymous. For example, we’d be able to see that someone looked at a particular story on our site, but we wouldn’t be able to tell that it was you.
And sometimes how you might share things with other people.
You’re not a guinea-pig here, but knowing how you use our services could lead to the next big technology breakthrough.
We might use your information to contact you about different things, like:
We’ll only contact you when we need to or when you’ve given us permission.
We’ll never contact you to ask for your SEAC account password. If you receive such a request do not comply, and please contact us immediately.
We’ll only send you marketing emails or contact you about SEAC programs, services and your views on issues about SEAC if you’ve agreed to this.
Keep in mind, even if you unsubscribe, we may still contact you.
We’ll never sell your personal information. We do share it with others in these ways:
Like post a comment which other users can see.
In order for us to give you quality experiences and to understand how you’re using our services we often use other companies to process your personal information on our behalf. For example, sending you emails about things we think might interest you, or to ask you what you think about our services.
We make sure that your personal information is looked after as if we were handling it directly. We carefully select these companies, only share with them what they need to do the work and we make sure they keep your information secure.
We do research activities and sometimes collaborate with research partners. Every now and then we share our content and data with them. This might include information we’ve collected about you. But we’re careful about what we share and what our research partners can do with it.
We might also share your information if we have to by law, or when we need to protect you or other people from harm.
This depends on what information you’re talking about.
You can delete your account. Your account information is immediately deleted. Keep in mind:
We might have collected other personal information that you might ask to be deleted that has nothing to do with SEAC account.
Remember, you’re in control of your personal information.
You have the right to:
Bear in mind, sometimes we might not be able to help. Like if the law tells us we can’t.
Cookies are bits of data which are stored in your computer or mobile when you visit a website or app.
To do a few different things:
A few things on our websites wouldn’t work without some cookies. Tech people call these “strictly necessary cookies”. They’re always on when you visit us.
But we want to use others like functional, performance and advertising cookies to make your experience more enjoyable. We’ll only use them if you’ve agreed. You can always change your mind.
Bear in mind there are some other cookies out there from other companies. These “third-party cookies” might track how you use different websites, including ours. For example, you might get a social media company’s cookie when you see the option to share something. You can turn them off, but not through us.
Some are erased when you close the browser on your website or app. Others stay longer, sometimes forever, and are saved onto your device so they’re there when you come back.
When you first visit us, we’ll tell you about our cookies and ask you to agree if we can use them. You can always change your mind by going to your settings.
Stopping all cookies might mean you can’t access some SEAC services, or that some of them might not work properly for you.
Another way to control some tracking is in the settings on your device.
We update this policy sometimes. If we make important changes, like how we use your personal information, we’ll let you know. It might be a notice, an email, or a message in your app.
If you don’t agree to the changes, then you can always stop using our services, delete your account and stop giving us any more personal information. We’d be sorry to see you go.
Find out more and contact us about your rights.
For any other questions or comments about this policy speak to our Data Protection Officer.