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Privacy Policy

Effective starting: 1st October 2020

Introduction

When it comes to your Personal Data (“Personal Data”), Platform One (“Platform One”, “we”, “us”), as well as our employees, contractors and service providers are committed to providing you with transparency and choice. Platform One is committed to providing reliable and trustworthy information to our customers using a variety of means, which are supported by a comprehensive privacy program. We aim to process Personal Data in accordance with applicable legislation, while taking into account and transparently balancing the relevant interests of our customers, ourselves and other stakeholders.

This Privacy Statement (“Statement”) provides an overview of how Platform One, via our websites, products and services, handle privacy, and how we protect your Personal Data.

This Privacy Statement applies to the Platform One websites, products and services that link to or reference this Statement and describes how we handle Personal Data and the choices available to you regarding collection, process, access, and how to update, correct and delete your Personal Data. Additional information on our Personal Data practices may be provided in offer descriptions, contractual terms, supplemental privacy statements, or notices provided prior to or at the time of data collection. If you are in the European Economic Area, and unless stipulated otherwise contractually, the Controller of your Personal Data is Platform One Limited, which has its principal place of business at Tintagel House, 92 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TY.


What this statement covers

This Statement describes the following general aspects of our collection and processing of Persona Data concerning you.

  • What Personal Data we collect;

  • How Personal Data is used and for what purposes;

  • When and why Personal Data is transferred to third parties;

  • How we maintain the accuracy, integrity and security of your Personal Data;

  • How your Personal data is retained and destroyed;

  • What individual rights available to you as it pertains to your Personal Data;

  • How we may process the Personal Data of children under 13 years of age; and

  • Who to contact with questions regarding the use of your Personal Data.


Personal data we collect

When you visit and use our websites, products and services, we may collect data or ask you to provide certain data, including Personal Data, about you as you use our websites, products and services and interact with us, for the purpose of helping us manage our relationship with you. "Personal Data" is any data relating to an identified or identifiable individual, and may include name, address, email address, phone number, login (account number, password), marketing preferences or social media account. If we link other data with your Personal Data, we will treat that linked data as Personal Data. This data may include:

  • Contact details, such as name, mailing address, email address and phone number;

  • Data you provide to us to receive technical assistance or during customer service interactions;

  • Data about other people that you may provide with any program or services;

  • Data about your computer or device, including browser type and settings, IP address and traffic data relating to your Internet connection; and

  • Platform One product performance data and details about how you use our products and services.

When you choose to provide us with Personal Data about third-parties, we will only use this data for the specific reason for which you elect to provide it. It is your responsibility to ensure that when you disclose to Platform One Personal Data of individuals other than yourself – such as your contacts, your users or other third-parties – you abide by applicable privacy and data security laws, including informing users and third-parties that you are providing their Personal Data to Platform One, informing them of how it will be transferred, used, or processed, securing appropriate legal permissions and safeguards required for such disclosures, transfers and processing. If you choose to provide Platform One with a third-party's Personal Data (such as name, email, and phone number), you represent that you have the third-party's permission to do so. Examples include forwarding reference or sending job referrals. You also acknowledge that when we interact with such third-party individuals whose Personal Data you share with us, it is our duty to inform them that we obtained their Personal Data from you.


How we process your personal data

We use your Personal Data for the purposes outlined below:

On the basis of fulfilling our contract with you or entering into a contract with you on your request, in order to:

  • Create and manage your Platform One Account, when you take out a license to access our products and services;

  • Verify your identity and entitlement to products or services, when you contact us or access our services;

  • Manage your accounts and licenses; and

  • Provide you with technical and customer support.

On the basis of your consent, in order to:

  • Subscribe you to a newsletter, send product updates or technical alerts;

  • Send you marketing communications and information on new products, services and assets;

  • Solicit your opinion or feedback, provide opportunities for you to test software;

On the basis of legal obligations, we are obligated to, for instance, keep records for tax purposes or answer compelling orders and provide information to public authorities.

On the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective delivery of our products, services and communications to you as well as to our other customers and partners, in order to:

  • Communicate commercial promotions and provide quotes for our products and services;

  • Research and implement product improvements and product updates;

  • Evaluate and improve the performance and quality of our products, services and websites;

  • Provide you with a customised experience when you visit our websites;

  • Allow interoperability within our applications;

  • Secure our systems and applications;

  • Allow for the provisioning of services;

  • Enforce our legal rights; and

  • Share your data with partners for sales conversions and lead generation.

We will only process any special categories of Personal Data (“Sensitive Personal Data”) relating to you for specific purposes outlined above because either: 1. You have given us your explicit consent to process that data; or 2. The processing is necessary to carry out our obligations under employment, social security or social protection law; 3. The processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or 4. You have made the data public.

On the basis of our legitimate interest, we and our third-party partners, may combine the data we collect from you over time from our websites, products and services with data obtained from other sources. We combine your data with other sources to improve user experience on our websites and services we provide. In some instances, Platform One and the third-parties we engage may automatically collect data through cookies, web logs and other similar applications. This data is used to better understand and improve the usability, performance, and effectiveness of our websites, products and services to help tailor content or offers for you. Please reference the "Tracking Technologies, Cookies & Do-Not-Track" section below for more information.

On the basis of legitimate interest, we process Personal Data for network and information security purposes. Pursuant to Recital (49) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), organisations have a recognised legitimate interest in collecting and processing Personal Data to the extent strictly necessary and proportionate for the purposes of ensuring network and information security. According to said Recital (49), network and information security means the ability of a network or of an information system to resist events, attacks or unlawful or malicious actions that could compromise the availability, authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of stored or transmitted data, or the security of the related services offered by, or accessible via those networks and systems. If you believe that your Personal Data was unduly collected or is unduly processed by Platform One for such purposes, please refer to the “Your Rights” and “Contact Us” sections below.


Marketing and community networking

Platform One has a legitimate interest in promoting our commercial offerings and to optimise the delivery of communications to that effect to our customers and audiences that are most likely to find them relevant. We will therefore collect and process data to that end as explained below. However, where we are legally required to obtain your consent to provide you with certain marketing materials, we will only provide you with such marketing materials where we have obtained such consent from you. If you do not want to continue receiving any marketing materials from us, you can click on the unsubscribe function in the communication or e-mail.


Messages

In addition to the purposes described above, we may, in compliance with applicable legal requirements, use your Personal Data to provide you with advertisements, promotions and information about products and services tailored to you and your needs. This may include demographic data or trend data provided by third-parties, where permitted. Contact details, including phone numbers, mail and email addresses, may be used to contact you. If you do not want us to use your Personal Data in this way, you can simply choose not to consent to such use of your data on the webpages and/or forms through which such Personal Data is collected. You can also exercise this right at any time by contacting us as explained below.


Data from third-parties

Third-parties may provide us with Personal Data they have collected about you from you or from further online and offline sources, such as marketing data from our partners and third-parties that is combined with information we already have about you, to provide you with more relevant communications and better tailored offers. We make reasonable efforts to verify that the third-parties we engage for such purposes are reputable and law-abiding and we will not solicit them to disclose to us Personal Data we do not have a lawful purpose to collect and process. However, we are not liable for any processing of your Personal Data by such third-parties prior to, during or after them providing it to us. We may combine such Personal Data with the Personal Data we already have about you to provide you with a better experience, evaluate your interest in our products or improve the quality of our offerings.


Tracking technologies, cookies & do-not-track

A cookie is a commonly used automated data collection tool. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or device by websites that you visit or HTML-formatted emails you open, to make websites work, or work more efficiently. We and our partners may use cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, scripts or other similar technologies on our websites or emails to:

  • Ensure the proper functioning of our websites and the proper delivery of legitimate electronic communications;

  • Tailor information presented to you based on your browsing preferences, such as language and geographical region;

  • Collect statistics regarding your website usage;

  • Provide us with business and marketing information; and

We use different kinds of cookies:
  • Essential cookies are necessary to provide you with services and features available through our websites. Without these cookies, services you may need, such as account information, cannot be provided.

  • Analytics or customisation cookies collect data that is either used in aggregate form to help us understand how the website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise the website for you.

If you do not wish to receive cookies you may be able to refuse them by not agreeing to the use of them upon entering the website. If you do so, we may be unable to offer you some of our functionalities, services or support. If you have previously visited our websites, you may also have to delete any existing cookies from your browser. We gather certain data automatically and store it in log files. This data may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We may combine this log data with other data we collect about you. We do this to improve services we offer you, to improve marketing, analytics, or site functionality. We use local storage, such as HTML5, to store content data and preferences. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5 content.

Do-Not-Track

There are different ways you can prevent tracking of your online activity. One of them is setting a preference in your browser that alerts websites you visit that you do not want them to collect certain data about you. This is referred to as a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) signal. Please note that our websites may not recognise or act in response to DNT signals from web browsers. There is currently no universally-accepted standard for what a company should do when a DNT signal is detected. In the event a final standard is established, we will assess how to appropriately respond to these signals. For more detailed information about cookies, Do-Not-Track and other tracking technologies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org and https://allaboutdnt.com.


How we disclose your personal data

We do not sell, lease, rent or give away your Personal Data. We only disclose your Personal Data as described below, within Platform One Ltd, with our partners, with service providers that process data on our behalf and with public authorities, as required by applicable law. Processing is only undertaken for the purposes described in this Statement and the relevant product and service privacy notices. If we disclose your Personal Data, we require its recipients to comply with adequate privacy and confidentiality requirements, and security standards.


Service providers processing data on our behalf

We may use contractors and service providers to process your Personal Data on our behalf for the purposes described in this Statement and the relevant product and service privacy notices accessible below. We contractually require service providers to keep data secure and confidential and we do not allow our data processors to disclose your Personal Data to others without our authorisation, or to use it for their own purposes. However, if you have an independent relationship with these service providers their privacy statements will apply to such relationships.


Public authorities

In certain instances, it may be necessary for Platform One to disclose your Personal Data to public authorities or as otherwise required by applicable law. No Personal Data will be disclosed to any public authority except in response to:

  • A subpoena, warrant or other process issued by a court or other public authority of competent jurisdiction;

  • A legal process having the same consequence as a court-issued request for data, in that if Platform One were to refuse to provide such data, it would be in breach of local law, and it or its officers, executives or employees would be subject to liability for failing to honour such legal process;

  • Where such disclosure is necessary for Platform One to enforce its legal rights pursuant to applicable law;

  • Where such disclosure of Personal Data is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat of bodily or other significant harm to the data subject or other individuals potentially concerned.

  • Tintagel House, 92 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TY


Cross-border transfers of personal data

Cross-border transfers of personal data among Platform One entities and to third-party vendors: we are an international company and, as such, we process data in multiple countries.

To conduct our business, and in accordance with this Statement, your Personal Data may be transferred to Platform One in the UK, United States, and to subsidiaries of Platform One located worldwide. All transfers will occur in compliance with data transfer requirements of applicable laws and regulations. Where Personal Data originating from the European Economic Area is transferred to Platform One entities to process such Personal Data on our behalf who are located in countries that are not recognised by the European Commission as offering an adequate level of Personal Data protection, such transfers are covered by alternate appropriate safeguards, specifically standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission.

If we are involved in a reorganisation, merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your Personal Data may be transferred as part of that transaction. We will notify you of any such deal and outline your choices in that event.


How we protect your personal data

We take reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, organisational, and physical security and risk management measures in accordance with applicable laws to ensure that your Personal Data is adequately protected against accidental or unlawful destruction, damage, loss or alteration, unauthorised or unlawful access, disclosure or misuse, and all other unlawful forms of processing of your Personal Data in our possession.

Securing Personal Data is an important aspect of protecting privacy. Our security department applies policies, standards and supporting security controls at the level appropriate to the risk level and the services provided. In addition, appropriate security controls are communicated to application owners and technology teams across the business to support secure development of products and a secure operating environment. We pay specific attention to the protection of Personal Data and the risks associated with processing this data. These measures include:

Physical Safeguards

We lock doors and file cabinets, control access to our facilities, implement a clean desk policy, and apply secure destruction to media containing your Personal Data.

Technology Safeguards

We use network and information security technologies such as ESET anti-virus and endpoint protection software, encryption, intrusion detection, and we monitor our systems and data centres to ensure that they comply with our security policies.

Organisational Safeguards

We conduct regular company-wide, as well as role-specific and targeted training and awareness programs on security and privacy, to make sure that our employees understand the importance of protecting your Personal Data, and that they learn and maintain the necessary knowledge and skills effectively to protect it in practice. Our organisational privacy policy and standards also guide our handling of your Personal Data.

Personal Data Breaches

Platform One takes every reasonable measure to prevent Personal Data breaches. When these do occur, we have a process in place to take swift action within our responsibilities. These actions will be consistent with the role we have in relation to the products, services or processes affected by the breach. In all cases, we will work together with affected parties to minimise effects, to make all notifications and disclosures that are required by applicable law or otherwise warranted, and to take action to prevent future breaches. We systematically outline responsibilities in case of Personal Data breaches in our contracts, both with customers as well as with our vendors.

Storage of Your Personal Data

The data we collect from you may be stored, with risk-appropriate technical and organisational security measures applied to it, on in-house as well as third-party servers in the United Kingdom, in the United States, as well as anywhere Platform One or our vendors operate.

Links to Other Websites

Our websites may contain links to other websites, which are owned or operated by other companies. If you choose to visit any linked websites, we encourage you to review their privacy statements carefully, as they may differ from ours. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of websites that are owned by companies that are not within Platform One Ltd. Our websites may also link to co-branded websites that are maintained by Platform One and one or more of our business partners, who are collecting your Personal Data pursuant to their own privacy practices. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on any co-branded site to which you link for information on the privacy practices of that site.

Children’s Privacy

Our websites are not directed to, nor do we knowingly collect data from, children under 13 years of age.


Managing your personal data

We will hold your Personal Data on our systems for the longest of the following periods: 1. As long as necessary to maintain our ongoing business relationship, or as needed to provide you with the products, services or information whichyou are entitled to or can otherwise reasonably expect to receive from us; 2. For as long as necessary for the purposefor which we collected it or for which you supplied it to us in accordance with any product or service relevant activityor process; 3. Any retention period that is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, to enforce our agreements; or 4. The end of the period in which litigation or investigations might arise in respect of our business relations or other interactions with you.

For the sake of clarity where Platform One is a data controller processing your Personal Data for our own purposes, your Personal Data will be deleted or de-identified when it is no longer needed for its originally stated processing purposes, or any additional compatible purpose for which Symantec may lawfully further process such data.

Moreover, where Platform One is a data processor processing your Personal Data for the purposes and on the instructions of another data controller or data processor, we will comply with the time limits agreed with that other Controller or Processor unless we are compelled by applicable laws and regulations to delete such data sooner, or to retain it further.

If applicable, for more information about how your Personal Data may subsequently be retained on a per product basis, please refer to the product and service specific supplemental information.


Your privacy rights

Subject to applicable laws, as an individual data subject, you may have the right:

  1. to ask us to provide you with information regarding the Personal Data we process concerning you;

  2. to rectify, update or complement inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data concerning you;

  3. to delete or request the erasure of Personal Data concerning you;

  4. in certain circumstances to obtain of us that we restrict the way in which we process Personal Data concerning you;

  5. to withdraw any consent you may have given for us to process Personal Data concerning you;

  6. to object to our processing of Personal Data concerning you on the basis of our, or of third-parties’ legitimate interests;

  7. to obtain of us the portability of Personal Data concerning you which we process using automated means on the basis of your consent or of a contract you have entered into with us; and

  8. in the European Economic Area, to lodge a privacy complaint with a supervisory authority if you are unhappy with the way we have handled your Personal Data or any privacy query or request that you have raised with us.

Where your exercise of any of the rights above is dependent on Platform One’s action, we will abide by our legal obligation to take reasonable measures to ascertain your identity and the legitimacy of your request, and may ask you to disclose to us any information necessary for that purpose. We will respond to legitimate request within 1 (one) calendar month or 31 (thirty-one) calendar days (whichever is longer). In certain limited circumstances, we may need to extend our response period as permitted by applicable law. Pursuant to any such requests, we may retain certain data necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse or as otherwise required or permitted by law, including to comply with legal obligations we are subject to, as well as to establish, exercise and defend our legal claims.


Contact us

To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any other questions or complaints about our use of your Personal Data and its privacy, write or call our Privacy Team at the most convenient location below:

Platform One – Privacy Team
Tintagel House, 92 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TY
Call us: +44 20 7125 0046
Email us: privacy@platform1.cx


Changes to this statement

We reserve the right to revise or modify this Statement. In addition, we may update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes to our data practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.