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PRIVACY POLICY

1. INTRODUCTION.

 

a. We are Launch in Translation (Hereinafter referred to as “Launch in Translation” “We” “Our Blog” and “Us”). We are dedicated to the privacy of our Blog visitors and users. We are committed to protecting and safeguarding your personal data. This privacy policy gives you an insight on how we collect and use your data to maximise your experience on our Blog. It shows how we collect, use, protect the information collected and your rights regarding your privacy.

b. The first time you access Our Website, you will be informed about our use of your data and the data we collect. By accepting the prompt, you consent to this Privacy Policy. Please read this policy carefully and note that only the English version of this policy is binding, all other translations are only for convenience purposes.

c. This Privacy policy should be read and used together with our Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

2. ABOUT US.

As a Blog, we bring food for thought and discussion about a variety of topics around translation (in particular creative translations), such as the tricks of the trade, the life of the translator, the ingredients of a professional translation, and the various types of translations (especially according to industries and channels), [ALV2] we also allow you to access links to translators’ social media platforms so as to contact translators as you wish.

We are based in the United Kingdom. Regarding any issue related and connected to your privacy on our Blog, we can be contacted through info@launchintranslation.com. We would endeavour to respond to your email timeously.

3. HOW WE COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION.

To maximize your experience on our Blog, we collect information in the following ways:

a. When you provide them to us either by access, use, request certain information from us or interact with us either online or offline in any manner whatsoever such as email or otherwise, including but not limited to when you give us feedback.

b. As you interact with any of our Blog, we may automatically collect Technical information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive technical information about you if you visit other websites or when you visit our sites and applications or use our applications on third-party sites or platforms using one or more devices which employs our cookies whether or not you are logged in or registered. To disable cookies, please refer to our Cookies Policy here.

c. In line with our Cookies Policy, Launch in Translation may use cookies to track user traffic patterns in order to create user’s personalized/targeted services, offers, promotions, adverts, products, and capture trends, in accordance with our services. For safety and security purposes, service improvement, and data collection, we may use software that receives and records the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of the computer’s users used to interact/contact our Blog. We do not attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our Blog.

d. Even though we allow you to access the links to Translators’ social media accounts on our Blog, We do not collect any information about your social media accounts. It is also advisable that you read the privacy policy of these social media platforms to understand how your privacy is ensured by them.

4. INFORMATION WE COLLECT.

Through the mediums stated in 3, either from those provided to us by you, through third parties or through passive and automated means, we collect the following information from you.

a. Automated technologies or interactions: As you use our site, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and usage patterns. We collect this data by using cookies, server logs and similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites that use our cookies. Please refer to our Cookie Policy below this Privacy Policy.

 

b. Compliance Information: Information provided needed for compliance purposes as required for our services as needed or required by law.

 

c. Information about your visits to and use of our Blog including the referral source, length of visit, page views, and Blog navigation paths.

d. Information that you post to our Blog with the intention of publishing it on the internet, which includes your comments on our blog posts or feedback.

 

e. Information contained in any communications that you send to us by email or through our Blog, including its communication content and metadata.

f. We host our blog on Wix.com. In addition to the information here, Wix.com may collect additional information. Please familiarize yourself with Wix.com‘s Privacy policy that can be found here.

Please note that the information we collect from you are categorised as follows: (a) Internet and device information (browsing history; IP address, cookies, device details, browser information) (b) inference information about you; (c) legally-protected information (if you reveal gender or race in our comment sections by your own volution); (d) sensory information (if you send an email); (e) usage Information (such as information about how you use our Blog.

We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

 

5. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM YOU.

In line with regulatory provisions, applicable laws, your preferences as set on our Blog or third party platforms, we use information collected from you or related devices in the following manner or any other manner as stated on the relevant pages of our Blog:

a. Administering, improving and ensuring that we maximize the potentials of our Blog for your use.

b. Internal use by our staff and contractors to ensure the maximization of your use of our Blog.

 

c. Analyzing data usage trends and preferences in order to improve the accuracy, effectiveness, security, usability or popularity of our Services.

 

d. Technical activities, such as bug detection and error reporting, etc.

 

e. Security, Fraud, and Legal Compliance, including to detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.

 

f. If you are located in Europe or the UK, we process information as listed in this policy as necessary (i) to fulfil our obligations under our contract with you or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, or (ii) for our legitimate interest, such as to maintain our relationship with you or to protect you when you use our Blog.

g. Your information for the purposes for which it was collected, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to obtain an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us. We will notify you if we need to use your information for unrelated purposes 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.

6. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM YOU. 

Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties. The way in which we may disclose information collected from you are:

 

a. Service providers who provide IT and system administration services

 

b. Government bodies that require us to report processing activities

 

c. Security services who protect our Blog against malicious activity

 

d. We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

7. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

 

a. Our blog is hosted on Wix.com. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to offer our services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.

 

 

8. YOUR RIGHTS AND CONTROLS ON YOUR INFORMATION.

 

a. Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.

b. You can see more about these rights at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at info@launchintranslation.com

In ensuring that we address your requests:

c. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in such circumstances.

 

d. 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 any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

e. 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, requires additional efforts or you have made several requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

9. AMENDMENTS

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our Blog. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you understand any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through email or any other choice of communications as set by you.

10. CHILD PRIVACY.

Our Services are not designed for use by individuals under the age of 18 in the European Economic Area (EEA). For minors outside the EEA who are between the age of 13 and 18, the use of our Blog or any of our services must be through the use of an account owned and operated by a parent or legal guardian. The parent must also provide affirmative consent and supervise the use of their account. Users are solely responsible for any use of their account by a minor. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided personal information to Launch in Translation through the Services, please contact us at info@launchintranslation.com and we will delete that information from our databases to the extent required by law.

11. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

a. We keep your personal data in an identifiable form for as long as we have a legitimate reason to use the data and as required by law. 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.

 

b. We also collect information for our legitimate interest, on the basis of consent, to improve the quality of service provided to you, to respond to your questions, for legal reasons, to make and receive payment for the security of our Blog, to enforce our Term and Conditions, to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation and to create anonymous data.

c. We will only keep and retain the collected information as needed and pertinent for the collected data and as permitted by law. As soon as we no longer need to keep the data, we will remove it from our Blog and systems. We will also take the needed steps to anonymize the collected information.

d. When we no longer need to use your information, we will remove it from our systems and records and/or take steps to anonymize it and take other steps to protect them. We regularly review our security procedures to consider appropriate protection methods. However, please be aware that despite our best efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

12. THIRD PARTY LINKS

Our Blog may include links to third-party websites. 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, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

13. CONTACTING US.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding Launch in Translation’s policy or our attitude to the protection of your information. You can reach us on info@launchintranslation.com

 

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