CONTENTS - (last updated: 14 June 2013)
- Legal and copyright notices
- Section 2 - Information collected and how this is used
- Section 3 - General procedures and administration of privacy practices
Important legal notice - All information on this website is subject to the following disclaimer, copyright notice and EU statutes and regulations related to personal data protection.
This website is owned by Handshake Solutions Limited and operated through its website handshake.uk.com (hereafter "We, Us, or Our"). The purpose of this website is to enrol members who will deposit personal information at this website in order to establish and demonstrate their personal property rights in that data; further, to avail themselves of the data repository services and to enhance their privacy by these actions; further, to avail themselves of the information offered to them by the website. It is our policy to maintain timely and accurate information on this website; we accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this website.
The handshake.uk.com website maintains and presents general information to its members throughout. This information is:
1. Of a general nature, not intended to address specific circumstances of any identifiable individual or entity;
2. Not presented as legal, financial nor professional advice;
3. Not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
4. Sometimes linked to external sites over which we have no control and for which we assume no responsibility;
5. Members and visitors who need professional or legal advice should always consult a suitably qualified professional.
Certain data or information on our various websites may have been created in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. We accept no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this website or any linked external websites.
It is the goal of handshake.uk.com to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons, and in particular their property rights in all forms of their personal data; further, our goal is to protect the data with respect to processing, transmitting and maintaining its economic worth on behalf of each member.
This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of handshake.uk.com (or any successor) in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national laws or to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.
Copyright Notice © Handshake Solutions Limited. United Kingdom Prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of any information at handshake.uk.com or subsidiaries. All rights are claimed and reserved as granted by the UK Intellectual Property Office.
It's very simple. The data collected and stored by handshake.uk.com is your data, provided by you and it will be vigorously protected. You have property rights in your data and you will determine how it is used. Your information is stored in a secure database, to which you have access for review or updates. In addition, the website recognises and uses the guidelines provided by the UK Information Commissioners Office, which states:
Anyone who processes personal information must comply with eight principles, which make sure that personal information is:
a. Fairly and lawfully processed
b. Processed for limited purposes
c. Adequate, relevant and not excessive
d. Accurate and up to date
e. Not kept for longer than is necessary
f. Processed in line with the users rights
h. Not transferred between locations without adequate protection
Federal Trade Commission five core principles of privacy protection protection: (1) Notice/Awareness; (2) Choice/Consent; (3) Access/Participation; (4) Integrity/Security; and (5) Enforcement/Redress. handshake.uk.com also follows the requirements and recommendations of the European Union Directive on privacy and data security. handshake.uk.com is committed to protecting your privacy and to developing technology that gives you the most powerful and secure online experience. Sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and the general procedures explain data collection and use in those situations.
Collecting your personal information
The primary data collection method is the presentation of periodic requests for information to members. Offering data by answering request for information questions is not mandatory for membership, but the benefits of data ownership and compensation for this data extends only to those questions answered.
We will give you the chance to opt in or out for each piece of information we receive from you. Generally, this information is requested when you are asked to register and to respond to consumer requests for information via e-mail or other electronic method, join a limited-access affiliated website, or when purchasing and registering your membership or products you may purchase from our website.
During registration the service assigns a personal identification number and sends it to your computer in the form of a small text file, called a "cookie." The use of this cookie allows you to use our services in the future without having to type in all your information. We do not transfer any information or allow any information to be transferred between websites or to be transmitted to clients of our marketing data products without your express agreement and participation in the revenues of such transfers.
Use of your personal information
We use your personal information for seven primary purposes. Other than these, we do not transmit member data to anyone for any purpose. As your agent, we are not allowed to share any of your information without your express permission.
Uses may include:
1. To populate the data categories in your secure account. This action occurs when a member answers requests for information questions; answers are held for transmission onto the database via a secure batching process. This data enables members to evidence ownership of their data.
2. To aggregate the data as requested by you into marketing products
3. To help us create and deliver content and services to you pursuant to the agreement between you and handshake.uk.com.
4. To establish and administer your account with handshake.uk.com. Your reward is deposited to this account.
5. To make the website easier to use by not making you enter your personal information more than once.
6. To help you locate services or information on our website and alert you to new services.
7. To allow you to purchase any services or products that might be offered.
Agent - principal relationship
The relationship between handshake.uk.com and the member in regard to a member's data, identity and information is one of agent-principal. The member expressly appoints the company as his/her general agent to represent the member in the collection, secure storage, aggregation and marketing of all data specific to the member. In return for this appointment and to encourage the continued sharing of member data for this purpose, the company will pay the principal part of the profit for marketing the data's economic value. The primary data collection method is the presentation of periodic request for information to members. Offering data by answering request for information questions is not mandatory for membership, but the benefits of data ownership and compensation for marketing this data is based upon the member's participation. Request for information questions unanswered do not generate property rights nor monetary returns in such questions. Members who do not participate in half or more of request for information questions presented may be subject to having their membership terminated.
Data security and backup architectures are mission critical to the collection, maintenance and use of consumer data at handshake.uk.com. Legacy system security software and procedures such as Resource Access Control Facility (RACF), firewalls, off-site storage, redundancy and SSL encryption are utilised. Internal security is established using authentication and security levels and access. Separate server platforms and procedures have been established for development, QA and hosting activities. Data broker clients are thoroughly verified and authenticated
This concerns those who are members of handshake.uk.com. Visitors' policies are also detailed, though minimal information is collected (what information is collected by server logs, specifying cookie uses, pointing to privacy policies of partners, affiliates, and other relevant third parties). The services at handshake.uk.com are intended for those over thirteen years of age and the website will not accept an enrolment for anyone under the age of thirteen.
The data at handshake.uk.com is collected using three methods. The primary collection method is by presenting request for information questions to members, whose answers are written to their personal account (handshake.uk.com database). Secondly, publicly available data may be added to member accounts to build and enhance their participation in handshake.uk.com data products. Finally, data could include the actions of a member while being online in the website. This would include typical use to generate cookies. We do not transfer any information or allow any information to be transferred between websites or to be transmitted to clients of our marketing products without your express agreement and participation in the revenue of such transfers.
The data controller is the person with the authority and responsibility for managing the member database and access to the individual member record by category and individual data elements. You, as a member of handshake.uk.com, will be in contact with the data controller under the following events: (1) setting up your data record when joining handshake.uk.com; (2) requesting access to your record to view, maintain and update your information; (3) to delete your records and cancel your membership.
In the event you cancel your membership, the data controller will oversee and ensure that your data record is deleted from the main database. The controller will authenticate this deletion and mail a Notice of Deletion to your last known mailing address.
During your membership, the data controller will manage the use of your data in marketing data products offered by handshake.uk.com on your behalf. The controller will also audit the processing of data sales and revenues to ensure the contractual obligations are met and reward are deposited to your account.
Any person acting under the authority of the controller or of the processor, including the processor himself, who has access to personal data, must not process them except on instructions from the controller, unless he is required to do so by law.
The controller must implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, in particular where the processing involves the transmission of data over a network, and against all other unlawful forms of processing. Such measures shall ensure a level of security appropriate to the risks represented by the processing and the nature of the data to be protected. The controller may factor in technology issues and related costs.
If a processor acts on behalf of the controller, either internally or as a vendor, the controller must choose a processor providing sufficient guarantees of technical security and organizational measures governing the processing to be carried out, and must ensure compliance with those measures.
The carrying out of processing by way of a processor must be governed by a contract or service level agreement or other legal act binding the processor to the controller and stipulating in particular that the processor shall act only when and as instructed by the controller.
The data we store is protected using SSL (Secured Socket Layer) encryption of data transmissions and of the data within the member's data record. Inquiries on this policy or other privacy related questions can be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.