Clearmatics Technologies Ltd respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your Personal Data. We want to be transparent with you about how we collect and use your Personal Data, including in making available our company website (“Site”), and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
- Who we are and how to contact us
- Your rights relating to your Personal Data
- Marketing communications preferences
- What Personal Data we collect
- How we use your Personal Data and why
- What happens when you do not provide necessary Personal Data?
- Personal Data from Third Party Sources
- Who we share your Personal Data with
- How we keep your Personal Data secure
- How long we store your Personal Data
- Our policy on children
- Third party links
Who we are and how to contact us ¶
You can contact us by emailing
We ask that you not send us, and you do not disclose to us, any sensitive personal data (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the Site or otherwise to us.
If you send or disclose any sensitive personal data to us when you submit user-generated content to our Site, you consent to our processing and use of such sensitive personal data in accordance with this policy. If you do not consent to our processing and use of such sensitive personal data, you must not submit such user generated content to our Site.
Your rights relating to your Personal Data ¶
By law you have the right to:
- Request access to your Personal Data. This enables you to receive a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
- Request correction of the Personal Data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
- Request erasure of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove Personal Data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
- Object to processing of your Personal Data. This right exists where we are relying on a Legitimate Interest as the legal basis for our processing and there is something about your particular situation, which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes.
- Request the restriction of processing of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of Personal Data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
- Request the transfer of your Personal Data. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
- Withdraw consent. This right only exists where we are relying on consent to process your Personal Data (“Consent Withdrawal“). If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with access to the certain specific functionalities of our Site. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
How to exercise your rights¶
If you want to exercise any of the rights described above, please contact us using the contact details shown here.
Typically, you will not have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, except in relation to Consent Withdrawal, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive, or, we may 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 and keep you updated.
We will reply to your complaint as soon as we can.
If you feel that your complaint has not been adequately resolved, please note that the GDPR gives you the right to contact your local data protection supervisory authority, which for the UK, is the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Marketing communications preferences ¶
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time using the contact details shown here.
What Personal Data we collect ¶
All the Personal Data we collect, both from you and from third parties about you, is outlined in the table below.
|Category of Personal Data Collected||What this means|
|Identity Data||First name, surname, usernames or similar identifiers.|
|Contact Data||Your email address, phone number, postal address and social media profiles.|
|Marketing and Communications Data||Your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.|
|Technical Data||Internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website or use our services.|
No Special Categories of Personal Data¶
We do not collect any “Special Categories of Personal Data” about you (this 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). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
How we use your Personal Data and why ¶
We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it as listed below, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose.
What is our “legal basis” for processing your Personal Data?¶
In respect of each of the purposes for which we use your Personal Data, the GDPR requires us to ensure that we have a “legal basis” for that use. Most commonly, we will rely on one of the following legal bases:
- Where we need to perform a contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you (“Contractual Necessity“).
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests (“Legitimate Interests“). More detail about the specific legitimate interests pursued in respect of each Purpose we use your Personal Data for is set out in the table below.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation (“Compliance with Law“).
- Where we have your specific consent to carry out the processing for the Purpose in question (“Consent“).
Generally we do not rely on your Consent as a legal basis for using your Personal Data other than in the context of direct marketing communications.
We have set out below, in a table format, the legal bases we rely on in respect of the relevant Purposes for which we use your Personal Data.
|Purpose||Category(ies) of Personal Data Involved||Why we do this||Our Legal Basis for this Use of Data|
|Customer Relationship Management||Identity Data, Contact Data||To record the relevant contact information of individuals who we communicate with for commercial or operational reasons during the normal course of doing business.||Legitimate Interests. We have a legitimate interest to hold information where we believe that doing so is in the reasonable expectations of individuals who have contacted us (or vice versa) and with whom the business communicates with for commercial or operational reasons, excluding explicitly communications for marketing purposes.|
|Fraud Prevention||Identity Data, Contact Data||To keep our website and associated systems operational and secure.||Legitimate Interests. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring the ongoing security and proper operation of our services, website and associated IT services and networks.|
|Marketing||Identity Data, Contact Data, Marketing and Communications Data||To form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which services and offers may be relevant for you.||Consent.|
|Suppression||Identity Data, Contact Data||Legitimate Interests. Limited personal information is held in instances where individuals have asked us to not hold their personal information to ensure that the company can remain compliant with their request.|
What happens when you do not provide necessary Personal Data? ¶
Where we need to process your Personal Data either to comply with law, or to perform the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with the functionalities of the Site).
In this case, we may have to stop you using our Site have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
Personal Data from Third Party Sources ¶
In addition to the Personal Data that we collect directly from you (as described in the What Personal Data we collect section), we also collect certain of your Personal Data from third party sources. These sources are broken down in the table below, together with a description of whether they are publicly available or not.
|Third Party Data Source||Publicly Available||Category(ies) or Other Types of Personal Data Received|
|Social Media sites||Yes||Identity Data, Contact Data|
What are cookies?¶
We may collect information using “cookies“. Cookies are small data files stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device by a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer or mobile device until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site.
We use two broad categories of cookies:
- first party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device; and
- third party cookies, which are served by our partners or service providers on our Site.
Cookies we use¶
Our Site uses the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below:
|Type of Cookie||Purpose|
|Analytics & Performance Cookies||These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our Site and how users use our Site. The information gathered does not identify any individual visitor. The information is aggregated and anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to our Site, the websites that referred them to our Site, the pages they visited on our Site, what time of day they visited our Site, whether they have visited our Site before, and other similar information.
We use this information to help operate our Site more efficiently, to gather broad demographic information and to monitor the level of activity on our Site. We use Google Analytics and other third party analytics services for this purpose. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It is only used to improve how our Site works.
|Functionality Cookies||These cookies allow our Site to remember choices you make when you use our Site. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you visit our Site.|
|Social Media Cookies||These cookies are used when you share information using a social media sharing button or “like” button on our Site or you link your account or engage with our content on or through a social networking website such as Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. The social network will record that you have done this.|
You can typically remove or reject cookies via your browser settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings”, “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings.
If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Site. For example, we may not be able to recognise your computer or mobile device and you may need to log in every time you visit our Site.
Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.uk.
You can also prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Site by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link.
Who we share your Personal Data with ¶
The table below describes who we share your Personal Data with, what we share and why we share it.
Many of our external third parties are based outside the European Economic Area (“Europe“) so their processing of your Personal Data will involve a transfer of data to countries based outside of Europe.
We endeavour to ensure that people to whom we provide Personal Data hold it subject to appropriate safeguards and controls. Whenever we transfer your Personal Data out of the Europe, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
- We may transfer your Personal Data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for Personal Data by the European Commission. For further details, see European Commission: Adequacy of the protection of Personal Data in non-EU countries.
- Where we use service providers outside Europe, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission, which give Personal Data the same protection it has in Europe. For further details, see European Commission: Model contracts for the transfer of Personal Data to third countries.
- Where we use service providers based in the U.S., we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to Personal Data shared between Europe and the U.S. For further details, see European Commission: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.
|Recipients||Category(ies) of Personal Data we Share||Why we share it||Location(s)|
|Service Providers||Identity Data, Contact Data, Technical Data||Our service providers provide us with IT and system administration services.||Within Europe, The United States|
|Professional advisors||Identity Data, Contact Data||Our lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.||Within Europe, The United States|
How we keep your Personal Data secure ¶
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your Personal Data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
We limit access to your Personal Data to those employees and other staff who have a business need to have such access. All such people are subject to a contractual duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any actual or suspected Personal Data breach. In the event of any such breach, we have systems in place to work with applicable regulators. In addition, in certain circumstances (e.g., where we are legally required to do so) we may notify you of breaches affecting your Personal Data.
How long we store your Personal Data ¶
We will only retain your Personal Data for so long as we reasonably need to use it for the purposes set out above (see How we use your Personal Data and why), unless a longer retention period is required by law (for example for regulatory purposes).
The table below shows our standard retention practices:
|Category of Personal Data||Retention Period|
|Marketing and Communications Data||For as long as you continue to opt-in to receiving marketing information.|
|Contact Data||For so long as retention is necessary to fulfil the Purposes/Use for which it is used.|
Our policy on children ¶
This Site is not intended for children below 16 and we do not knowingly collect data relating to such children.
Third party links ¶
This Site 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 your Personal Data.
We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements.