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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.starshop.space

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We maintain direct control over as many processes as we can. As necessary in connection with the above purposes, your personal data may be transferred to our authorised third-party service providers and partners. We conscientiously select and review authorised third parties when possible and review their privacy and security policies. These authorised third parties may be engaged in, among other things, the processing of donations, technology support, outreach campaigns, or research projects carried out in connection with our mission. Limited members of Privacy International staff or the staff working for these third parties may also access and otherwise process your personal data in connection with their job responsibilities or contractual obligations.

Some of these personnel and authorised third parties (for example payment processors) may transfer data outside the country. We take appropriate steps to ensure that data remains within jurisdictions with adequate protections for personal data and ensure that recipients of personal data from us are bound to duties of confidentiality, where relevant or appropriate. Where this is not possible, we rely on data minimisation, the selection of trusted companies with privacy policies and auditable processes which we have reviewed and seek to ensure that there are adequate safeguards in place for protecting transferred data, for example Standard Contractual Clauses. For more information on the safeguards for transfer in a particular operation please contact us. We may also be required to disclose or otherwise process your personal data in the context of a regulatory audit to which we may be subject from time to time.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We ensure that personal data is retained only for as long as necessary in accordance with the above purposes and applicable laws. We may be required to retain your personal data for a number of years in order to satisfy legal or contractual obligations, or in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims. When your personal data is no longer necessary for these purposes, the personal data will be deleted.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Personal data shall be subject to additional safeguards to ensure this data is processed securely. For example, we work hard to ensure data is encrypted when in transit and storage, and access to this data will be strictly limited to a minimum number of individuals and subject to confidentiality commitments.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to any of our websites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. When possible, encryption is used, both in transit and storage. Access controls within the organisation limit who may access information.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If there is a data breach, we will inform you by email within 72 hours and provide recommendations.

What third parties we receive data from

This website receives no data from external third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Profiling and automated decision making under the GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces new rules in relation to certain kinds of automated decision making and profiling.

What is automated decision making and profiling?

Automated decision making and profiling are two separate, but often interlinked concepts.

  • Profiling is a form of automated processing of personal data used to analyse or predict matters relating to an individual. For example analysing an individual’s performance at work, financial status, health, interests or location.
  • Automated decision making is the ability to make decisions without human involvement. In practice, profiling can often be a precursor to automated decision making.

Profiling and automated decision making can be used in three ways:

  • General profiling – where individuals are segmented into different groups, based on data analysis
  • Decision-making based on profiling – where a human makes a decision based on profiling
  • Solely automated decision making – where an algorithm makes a decision, with no human intervention

General prohibition on certain types of automated decision making

Under Article 22(1) of the GDPR, decisions based solely on automated decision making which produces legal effects or similarly significantly affects an individual are prohibited unless:

  • It is necessary for the performance of or entering into a contract;
  • It is authorised by law; or
  • It is based on the data subject’s explicit consent

Automated decision making that involves special categories of personal data, such as information about health, sexuality, and religious beliefs, is only permitted where it is carried out on the basis of explicit consent or where it is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, such as fraud prevention and operating an insurance business.

Necessity is interpreted narrowly, and organisations must be able to show that it is not possible to use less intrusive means to achieve the same goal.

Further regulatory guidance on what constitutes “explicit” consent is expected in due course. As with general consent under the GDPR, any consent must be freely given, unambiguous, specific and informed.

What is meant by “legal effects” or “similarly significantly affects”?

“Legal effects” are things that have an impact on an individual’s legal rights or affect a person’s legal status or rights under a contract. Examples include:

  • Being entitled or denied benefits such as housing or child benefit
  • Being refused entry at a national border
  • Automatic disconnection from a mobile phone service because an individual forgot to pay their bill

“Similarly significantly affects” means decisions that have non-trivial consequences, such as:

  • Automatic refusal of an online credit application
  • Automated decisions about credit limits, based on analysis of spending habits and location
  • E-recruiting without any human intervention
  • Certain types of targeted advertising
  • Online profiling that leads to different individuals being offered different pricing

In practice, this will require an analysis of how automated decision making and profiling is used and the consequences of that for the individual.

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