This Privacy notice contains important information about the information we collect through this site and through use of our services. It contains details of who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information together with your rights in relation to your personal information and how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint. We ask that you read this carefully.
OpenCorporates is a trading name of OpenCorporates Ltd, which is a company incorporated in England and Wales (Company Registration Number 07444723).
In order to provide our services, we collect, use and make available certain personal information. We do this in accordance with the principles set out in this Privacy Notice, and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom).
For the purposes of GDPR, we are a “controller” of personal information.
In the course of operating this website and providing services, we collect the following personal information about you.
If you register for an account with us, we will collect the following information from you:
This site, like many others, uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the US. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
More information about how Google uses this information can be found here.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
We use the personal information we collect to:
We will retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this policy, except where a longer period is permitted or required under applicable law.
We rely on two principles as the lawful basis on which we collect and use your personal information – namely consent and our legitimate interest.
Under the General Data Protection Regulations, it is lawful for us to process your personal information if we have a legitimate interest in doing so provided this legitimate interest is not overridden by the need to protect your rights and interests. In practice, this means that we will process your data when
We may also process your information in ways that you have consented to. Whenever we ask you for consent, we will do so in a way that is unambiguous, requires a clear affirmative act (i.e. an opt-in rather than an opt-out) and gives you all the information necessary to make an informed decision as to whether you wish to provide us with such consent.
You have the right to withdraw any consent you have provided at any time. If you wish to do so, please contact our data team at email@example.com
In providing the services through this website, we often work with third party suppliers who are based outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Where we transfer your personal information to a third party outside of the EEA we will ensure that adequate safeguards are in place that are designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal information, such as ensuring the recipient:
Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
We hope our data team would be able to resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information (see Contact us below).
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, or the information we hold about you, please contact our data team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to contact us for any other reason, we can be contacted:
By Email: email@example.com
By Post: OpenCorporates Ltd, Aston House, Cornwall Avenue, London, N3 1LF, United Kingdom
This privacy notice was published on 25 May 2018 and last updated on 25 May 2018.
We may change this privacy notice from time to time, when we do we will inform you via email if you have a registered account with us.