Website users and clients
This site is owned by the International Grounded Theory Alliance
The website is run for the IGTA by Grounded Solutions Ltd. Registered data controller ZA273467
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and clients; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
(1) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including your email address and the nature of your enquiry);(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including your email address);(e) any other information that you choose to send to us; and(f) information about your Grounded Theory research project.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit;
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Our advertisers/payment services providers may also send you cookies.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
(3) Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:(a) administer the website;(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;(d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;(h) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications) ;(i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website; and
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
The lawful basis for collecting and using your information as a data controller will relate to one or more of the following:
Consent: you have given clear consent for us to process your personal data for a specific purpose.
Contract: the processing of your personal data is necessary for a contract you have with us, or because you have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for us to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).
Vital interests: the processing is necessary to protect someone’s life.
Public task: the processing is necessary for us to perform a task in the public interest or for our official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.
Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.
Retaining your personal data
We will retain your personal information for as long as we have a working relationship plus 12 months, or as needed to fulfil the purposes described in this policy including for the purposes of satisfying any legal accounting or reporting purposes. For example as a private limited company, we are required to keep records of your financial transactions with us for six years.
(5) International data transfers
Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States and Japan) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Areas (EEA).
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
(6) Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure password- and firewall- protected computers.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
(7) Policy amendments
(8) Your rights
The right to be informed
The right of access
The right to rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to object.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00). You may instruct us to rectify erroneous data, or to not process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes). In some cases you can ask us to erase your personal data, to further restrict its processing, or to object to its processing.
Where we have gained your consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time.
(9) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites. We request that you submit your abstracts using the software provided by Oxford Abstracts. Details of their privacy and security arrangements are available here.
(10) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated
If you fail to gain satisfaction from us as regards your rights regarding your personal data, you may complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office