The Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG Events Limited) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you how we look after your personal data when you visit our website, participate in the Big SASIG conference, and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
Please use the Glossary at the end of the privacy notice to help you understand the meaning of some of the terms used in this privacy notice.
1. Important information and who we are
Purpose of this privacy notice
This privacy notice aims to give you information on how SASIG Events Limited collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, and by your participation in Big SASIG, including any data you may provide through this website or by other means when you sign up to our newsletter, register for an event, purchase a product or service or fill in our contact form.
This website and our events are not intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children. It is essential that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice is supplemented by our website notice and overrides it.
SASIG Events Limited is the controller and is responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as SASIG, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).
Our full details are:
SASIG Events Limited
71 – 75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ
+44 (0) 1234 707035
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO, so please contact us in the first instance.
Changes to the privacy notice and your duty to inform us of changes
This version was last updated on 26 January. Historic versions can be obtained by contacting us.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
Our website and event content 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 or event, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
2. The data we collect about you
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you, which we have grouped as follows:
- Identity Data includes first name, last name and title.
- Contact Data includes company and billing address, email addresses and telephone numbers.
- Financial Data includes bank account details.
- Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of services you have purchased from us.
- Technical Data includes 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.
- Profile Data includes your password, purchases or orders you make, interests, preferences, feedback, and survey responses.
- Usage Data includes information about how you use our website and services.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from our third parties and us and your communication preferences.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (including details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, or genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
If you fail to provide personal data
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under 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 services). In this case, we may have to cancel a service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
3. How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you, including through:
- Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data in person or by filling in forms, interacting in a virtual environment, or corresponding with us by post, phone, email, online platform or otherwise. This includes the personal data you provide when you:
- wish to use our services;
- create a member account or enquiry on our website;
- subscribe to our emails, services or publications;
- request marketing and other communications to be sent to you;
- take part in a promotion or survey; or
- give us some feedback.
- Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties, such as Technical Data from analytics providers, such as Google Analytics, and public sources as set out below:
- Technical Data from the following parties:
- analytics providers; and
- search information providers.
- Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services.
- Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources, such as Companies House, based inside the EU.
4. How we use your personal data
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party), and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
See the table below to find out more about the types of lawful basis that we will rely on to process your personal data.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than sending marketing communications to you via email or sharing your personal data with specific third parties. You have the right to withdraw your consent to receive marketing communications at any time by using the unsubscribe facility on any of those emails, or by contacting us.
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
We have set out below a description of all the ways we use your personal data and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we rely on to process your personal data, where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
We provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly marketing and advertising. You can view and make certain decisions about your personal data when logged into your members area of our website.
Promotional offers from us
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile 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 (we call this marketing).
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased products or services from us and, in each case, you have not later opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will obtain your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company other than SASIG Events Limited for marketing purposes.
You can ask our third parties or us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by logging into your member’s area and checking or unchecking relevant boxes to adjust your marketing preferences, by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you, or by contacting us directly at any time.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes we collected it unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you would like an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is consistent with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
5. Disclosures of your personal data
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes in the table in paragraph 4 above.
- External Third Parties as set out in the Glossary
- Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.
- If we seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them, the new owners may use your personal data the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and treat it according to the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and follow our instructions.
6. International transfers
Some of our external third parties 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 ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
- We will only 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 protecting personal data in non-EU countries.
- Where we use certain service providers, 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 to transfer personal data to third countries.
- Where we use providers based in the US, 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 US. For further details, see European Commission: EU-US Privacy Shield.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism we use when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
7. Data security
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, accessed without authority, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
8. Data retention
How long will you use my personal data?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including to satisfy any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
By law, we are required to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for at least six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
You can ask us to delete your data in some circumstances: see Request erasure below for further information.
In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes. We may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9. Your legal rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws concerning your personal data. Please see Your Legal Rights in the Glossary below to find out more about these rights. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.
No fee is usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or exercise any other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
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 anyone who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information concerning your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
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 several requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
Big SASIG means the conference and exhibition for invited participants who will register with SASIG and, if approved, can attend the presentations, workshops and networking
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best products and service, and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before processing your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you regarding specific activities by contacting us.
Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Complying with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where we are required to by law or regulation.
External Third Parties
- Our hosting venues who require the names and organisations of attendees prior to our in-person events.
- Partners, Sponsors, Supporters and Exhibitors at events where we have your consent.
- Service providers acting as processors who provide IT and system administration services.
- Regulators, professional advisers acting as processors or joint controller, including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
- SASIG’s Supporters and Partners attending events.
- HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities, acting as processors or joint controllers, based in the United Kingdom, who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
Your Legal Rights
You have the right to:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and 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 data we hold about you corrected. However, we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
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 to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons, which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation that makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information, overriding your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or a third party. We will provide your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format to you or a third party you have chosen. 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 at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case when you withdraw your consent.