Hugehug.net is owned and operated by Hugo Finley as a sole trader. We help clients in the capacity of charity consulting, start-up support, Course Creation and Delivery, GDPR Consulting and project managing website builds.
Where Hugehug.net is processing your information, including in relation to our administration and website, for the purposes of data protection legislation, it is a controller of your personal information.
In plain English: You don’t have to share data, but without sharing it, we cannot provide you with services.
Providing us with personal data is purely consensual. You are not obligated under any laws to provide us with any personal data, but without providing such personal data, we cannot provide you with Services.
This privacy notice applies to the personal information we collect about you when you interact with HugeHug (for example when you use our Website or Services). It sets out:
Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, or because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate interests. Specifically, we may use and you consent to us using your data for the following purposes:
Information you provide to me voluntarily
You may give us your personal information when you:
Where we request information from you, HugeHug will collect the information set out in the relevant forms or pages, or as explained to you. You may choose to provide additional information to us when you contact us or otherwise interact with us or provide information to a third party to be referred to us.
Information we collect automatically
We, or the companies which work on our behalf, collect data related to visitors to our websites automatically, including what pages you have viewed, for how long and your website journey.
Information is also collected about how you arrived at our websites in the first place, including what links or adverts of HugeHug you have viewed or clicked on to reach this website or any search terms you have used. Where you see an advert for HugeHug outside of this website, for example on social media, we will place a cookie on your browser so that, when you access this website, we recognise that you have seen an advert for HugeHug elsewhere. Information collected automatically using cookies or other tracking technologies includes your IP address.
Information that is available publicly
Your personal information may be available to us from external publicly available sources: for example, geo-demographic information and information from public registers such as listed directorships, information from the electoral roll and press reports. In addition, depending on your privacy settings for social media services, we may access information from those accounts or services.
We collect, store and use the following types of information:
The following sections describe in more detail how HugeHug may use your information, and in particular the legal grounds on which we rely in doing so.
What we use your personal information for:
We use the information collected for a number of purposes, including:
The legal grounds on which we rely are:
When we rely on our legitimate interests, these are as follows:
We, or one of the companies who work on our behalf, share your personal information with the following third parties:
To help us fulfil contracts and to pursue our legitimate interests, we share your personal information with third parties who provide services to HugeHug or who act on our behalf, for instance, vendors, IT and other suppliers, research agencies, payment processors, financial institutions. We do not authorise these companies to use or disclose your personal information except for the purpose of providing the service we request of them. HugeHug is based in the UK, but some third-party data processors will be based outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).
Google Analytics and Drive
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Note: If you’d like to opt-out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Other circumstances in which we will disclose your information
We will disclose your information to local and foreign regulators, governments, law enforcement authorities, advisors, courts, tribunals and arbitrators when we have a legal obligation to do so or when we believe our compliance with the request to be fair, reasonable and lawful, eg to detect, prevent or investigate security breaches, fraud or other crimes.
We will also disclose your information to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, for example: (i) to enforce my Terms and Conditions; (ii) to ensure the safety and security of my users, consumers and third parties; and (iii) to protect our rights and property and the rights and property of my website visitors, consumers and third parties.
Location of third parties
Some potential recipients of your information might be located outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), in jurisdictions that do not have the same data protection laws as those in the EEA. If we do transfer your information outside the EEA we will take appropriate steps to protect that information, which include:
Whenever HugeHug collects or processes your personal data, we will only keep information about you for as long as I need to fulfil the purposes for which we are processing your information or for an appropriate retention period thereafter. At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted or anonymised. Examples of our retention periods are:
You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:
More information about the right to complain can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/. If you have any questions about these rights, or you would like to exercise them, please contact us using the details within section 10 (How can I contact HugeHug about its privacy notice?) below.
Please be aware that you are under no obligation to provide us with your personal information. However, failure to do so may, in some circumstances, will prevent us from being able to provide you with services, or otherwise interact with you.
When exercising your data protection rights we may ask you to verify your identity in order to help us respond efficiently to your request.
If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, please email or write to us using the details outlined in section 10 (How can I contact HugeHug about its privacy notice?) below.
All of these rights are free to exercise and we will do our best to respond to you as quickly as possible and in any event, within 72 hours of receipt of your written request. We will inform you within 72 hours of receipt of such a request if we will need longer to respond, for example, due to the complexity of the request.
I want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Please always let me know if you think that it is not and needs updating. Details of how to get in touch are in section 10 below.
We may use the information you provide to send you communications about HugeHug’s Services or news. This might be by email with your consent marketing in furtherance of our legitimate interests.
You can change your marketing preferences at any time by clicking on the “[unsubscribe]” link in the footer of our emails, or by writing to us or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org). All details can be found in [section 10](How can I contact HugeHug about its privacy notice?) below. You can also unsubscribe from receiving any further marketing communications.
Where we provide links to other websites, we do so for information purposes unless otherwise indicated. The other websites are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy notice. If you access other websites using the links provided, the operators of these websites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy notice, which may differ from ours.
On some pages of the HugeHug website, third parties that provide content, applications or plug-ins through these websites may track your use of content, applications and plug-ins or customise the content, applications and plug-ins for you. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on our websites (e.g., Facebook or Twitter), the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.
HugeHug and Hugo Finley have a Twitter page, managed by us at:
Hugo Finley has his own profile on LinkedIn and HugeHug has a page too, they are as follows:
In plain English: We don’t knowingly collect information about children.
I will not knowingly contact or engage with children under the age of 18. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided me with their personal data, please contact me, and I will act in accordance with the applicable law.
You can contact us by email as follows:
To find out more about HugeHug and who I am, please look at the About Section of HugeHug.net.
HugeHug may need to update this Privacy Notice from time to time. You can see when the Privacy Notice was last updated by checking the date at the top of the page. A summary of changes can be found in this section, along with the date they were made.
If we make any updates, such as materially changing how we use your personal data, we will alert you as required by applicable privacy laws.
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection. In the UK this is:
Information Commissioner’s Office
0303 123 1113 (local rate)
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