This website ‘https://www.hotoctopuss.com’, is operated by the Hot Octopuss Ltd (Hot Octopuss).
Who we are and how you can contact us
Hot Octopuss is a limited company registered in England & Wales. Our registered company number is 07556613 and our registered office address is: Larch House, Parklands Business Park, Denmead, Hampshire, United Kingdom, PO7 6XP
For general queries about the Hot Octopuss website please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To update your marketing preferences or unsubscribe from our mailing list please email info@ hotoctopuss.com.
For data protection related queries including questions about the use of your personal data please email email@example.com.
What personal data do we collect about you?
When you browse our website, we may collect and use certain information about your device and use of the website. We use surveys to demonstrate our methodologies and to better understand our marketplace and audience. Participation in any survey is completely optional. The information collected may include details of your IP address or unique device identifier, opinions, interests, motivations, location data, details of any cookies that we may have stored on your device, and details of the pages accessed, search terms entered, or links clicked within the website. For further details please read on.
From time to time, and only where permitted by law, we may acquire information about you from third parties. This may include publicly available profile information on third party social medial sites (such as Facebook and Twitter), and lists acquired from third party agencies.
What we use your personal data for
We use your personal data in the following ways:
- information that you provide is typically used for verifying your age, dealing with your enquiries and providing you with information that you have requested and/or responding to specific queries you may have regarding Hot Octopuss products or careers
- information that is collected automatically is typically used for business analytics reasons, to send you communications that may interest you and/or to assist us to improve the information, products and services we provide.
- information that we acquire from third parties may (where permitted by law) may be combined with other information about you in order to update or supplement our records and to provide you with relevant information.
We may share personal data about you with:
- other third parties, where required or permitted by law, for example regulatory authorities or government departments in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials; when we consider disclosure to be necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity and/or in the context of organisational restructuring.
Personal data you are legally obliged to provide
You are not under a legal obligation to provide us with any of your personal data but please note that if you elect not to provide us with your personal data we may be unable to provide you with the information you request and/or progress your application.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Where might information be sent?
What rights do you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How long will information be kept?
We only keep your personal data for as long as we actually need it. This would be considered from the perspective of whether or not you would still be interested in receiving information from us regarding our products, services or career opportunities. Generally, this means that if you have not engaged with our emails for a period of one year we will remove you from our database. Please note that we may anonymise your personal data or use it for statistical purposes. We keep anonymised and statistical data indefinitely but we take care to ensure that such data can no longer identify or be connected to any individual.
Changes to this policy
We will review and update this policy from time to time. This may be to reflect a change in the products or services we offer or to our internal procedures or it may be to reflect a change in the law.
Each time we update our policy we will update the policy version number at the end of the policy and the date on which that version of the policy came into force.
This is policy version 1.0.0 which came into effect on 01.07.19