Last Updated: May 2018
Like every online business, Translating Me collects personal information. Think of it as our way of getting to know you better. It means we can provide you with taylor made support, for things that you actually want (pre move packing list for example) and helps us to gain further insights into the global expat market. Plus if you have a specific question, it means we can help you super-speedily.
Since we have your details, it only seems fair for you to have ours:
Translating Me Ltd is a company incorporated in England and our company number is 09743470
We are a data controller registered with the Information Commissioners. Basically, we make sure to tell all concerned about the information we have, after all honesty is the best policy.
Its very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at email@example.com
Still got a burning question? feel free to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.
How we learn about you
When you sign up for our mailing list, download one of our super helpful guides or purchase a product, we ask you questions about where you live, where you are moving too, and the type of job you would like to create. This gives us ideas for future research, informs our blog post content, and helps build super helpful, and useful products and services.
We may collect data about you by you providing the data directly to us (for example by filling in forms on our site or by sending us emails). We may automatically collect certain data from you as you use our website by using cookies and similar technologies.
We may receive data from third parties such as analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU, advertising networks such as Facebook based outside the EU, such as search information providers such as Google based outside the EU, providers of technical, payment and delivery services, such as data brokers or aggregators.
We may also receive data from publicly availably sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.
What We need to Know.
Remember, we’re in this together. When you join with other expats to become part of the Translating Me community, you’re entering a contract and that’s one of the bases we use for processing your data. We process your data in the following ways:
First things first, our clients are much more than a name and email address. But we need to know these so we can send you super useful information to help you settle into expat life, and keep you inspired as to how you can use this time abroad to support your career.
Another way to think about it is, the more we can learn about expat life, the easier it will be for future expats to not feel so lonely
Don’t fancy these updates? You can unsubscribe by emailing email@example.com at any time.
When you purchase one of our online products, or attend one of our events, we need to process your details to ensure you get to the right place, or can download your product. This includes your name, title, billing address, delivery address, email, purchase details and your card details. Our lawful ground for processing this information is to ensure you receive the product your purchased.
User & Technical Data
We are very proud of our website, and are constantly updating it to ensure its useful, secure, and easy to access for all expats past and present. To do this, we monitor, how long you spend on our websites (translating me and our translating me abroad teachable site), your log in data, IP address, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our website, page views and navigation paths, time zone setting, details about the number of times you use our website, and other technology on the devices you use to access our websites. The source of this data is from our analytics tacking system (google analytics and squarespace analytics). All this data informs our content going forward and enables us to properly administer our website and business
We like to keep you in the loop so, from time to time we will send you relevant promotions, competitions, and give aways. However we understand not everyone wants to receive marketing, of if you do not want to receive messages from us you can unsubscribe here (but remember this will mean you don’t stay in the loop with our discounts and free resources).
Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to study how customers use our products and services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy.
We may use Customer Data, User Data, technical Data and Marketing Data to deliver useful content and advertisement to you (including Facebook adverts or other display advertisements) and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you. Our lawful ground for this processing is legitimate interests which is to grow our business.
We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
We require your explicit consent for processing sensitive data, so when you submit your details, we will send you a further communication asking for you to confirm your consent to this processing.
Where we are required to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a product or service you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.
We will only use your personal data for a purpose it was collected for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. For more information on this please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org In case we need to use your details for an unrelated new purpose we will let you know and explain the legal grounds for processing.
We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.
We do not carry out automated decision making or any type of automated profiling.
4. MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS
Our lawful ground of processing your personal data to send you marketing communications is either your consent or our legitimate interests (namely to grow our business).
Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, we may send you marketing communications from us if (i) you made a purchase or asked for information from us about our goods or services or (ii) you agreed to receive marketing communications and in each case you have not opted out of receiving such communications since. Under these regulations, if you are a limited company, we may send you marketing emails without your consent. However you can still opt out of receiving marketing emails from us at any time.
Before we share your personal data with any third party for their own marketing purposes we will get your express consent.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or OR by emailing us at email@example.com at any time.
If you opt out of receiving marketing communications this opt-out does not apply to personal data provided as a result of other transactions, such as purchases, warranty registrations etc.
Sharing your data with others
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
Other companies in our group who provide services to us.
Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers
Government bodies that require us to report processing activities.
Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.
We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Sharing data Internationally
Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your personal data, so European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.
Many of our third parties service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is in place:
We will only transfer your personal data to countries that the European Commission have approved as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data by; or
Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or
If we use US-based, providers that are part of EU-US Privacy Shield, we may transfer data to them, as they have equivalent safeguards in place.
If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
How we keep your data safe
We have put in place security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorisation. We also allow access to your personal data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they must keep it confidential.
We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to.
How Long We Keep your Information For
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.
For tax purposes the law requires us to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they stop being customers.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.
You can see more about these rights at:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you.
If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We should be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.
This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
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