General Data Protection Regulation
Whilst we are here, we would also like to add a brief note about GDPR Compliance.
GDPR is a piece of legislation that was approved in April 2016. It replaces a previous law called the Data Protection Directive and is aimed at harmonizing rules across the European Union. The aim of the legislation is to give consumers control of their personal data collected by companies. In the UK it is enacted through the Data Protection Act 2018.
Synergy Explorers holds information on its Forum Users, which the Users themselves have entered into their profile upon registering to create an account. You, as a Forum User, have full access to viewing what information of yours is stored by Synergy Explorers, by accessing your profile from the dropdown menu. Begin by logging in as a Forum User, then selecting “Profile”, and then selecting “Edit” to edit it, or begin by using the handy link below:
Other than your email address, to open a Synergy Explorers account, you are not required to enter any personal information.
At this time Synergy Explorers does not share your personal details with any third parties, and should this change in the future, you will be contacted beforehand to notify you of such changes.
Under the GDPR legislation, you have the right to be ‘forgotten’, and this can be done by closing your account by contacting Synergy Explorers’ Volunteer Support Team. Upon closing your account, all of your personal details are deleted from the Synergy Explorers website and are no longer stored.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
• Contact information including email address and Twitter handles
• Other information relevant to administering this website
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to respond to your enquiry, to supply you with access to the discussion or other forums you subscribe to and for internal analysis for advertising or marketing purposes.
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.
Controlling your personal information
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 2018. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Synergy Explorers, The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR United Kingdom. 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.