We take the right to privacy very seriously. The Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) ‘Drone Webpage’ ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/drones states that if a drone has a camera, its use has the potential to be covered by the Data Protection Act. Guidance is provided in the ICO ‘CCTV Code’ ico.org.uk/media/1542/cctv-code-of-practice.pdf.
Whilst aerial photography for the news media or for artistic purposes, such as for film making (activities relating to journalistic, artistic and literary purposes) are exempt from provisions of the Data Protection Act, the ICO ‘CCTV Code’ does apply to information collected by systems that is then provided to the media. All other aerial photography is subject to the ICO ‘CCTV Code’.
The risk to the privacy of indivials will be assessed and minimised to ensure the rights of such individuals are maintained where possible – all in accordance with ICO guidance.
As part of our flight operations we always undetake an assessment of such issues. The flight paths on any mission will be selcted carefully to minimise any such privacy risks. A Data Protection Impact Aseessment (DPIA) will be undertaken before each flight and a copy maintained in operational record logs – in accordance with ICO guidelines.
We have details here on our website for any individuals to be able to contact us and query any such privacy issues.
Global Sustainability Matters Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 23rd May 2018.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
• email address
• username and password
• description, url if applicable (under personal details during registration)
• other information such as subscription to our newsletter, etc
Personal information is collected from the following sources:
• From you directly.
• Information generated about you when you use our services.
• We may buy information from third parties including name, address, landline and mobile number.
• Data that is provided by verified third party call centres, who are GDPR compliant.
What we do with the information we gather:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
• Internal record keeping.
• We may use the information to improve our services.
• We may periodically send promotional emails about new services, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
• From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
• whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
• if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at our contact email.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 and EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR). A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Global Sustainability Matters Ltd, 7 Hunters Walk, Witherley, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3SU.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
For further information please email us or call us on +44(0)1827 722153.