Last updated February 2020
At this thing called money, we try to provide accurate information on personal finance, money management and investing for informational and educational purposes. Our content should not be construed as professional financial advice and may not directly apply to your individual situation. We strongly recommend you consult an Independent Financial Advisor before making any serious financial decisions.
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How we make money
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If you have any questions on these policies, please just get it touch with me directly via the contact form.
Kath – Founder, This Thing Called Money
This Thing Called Money is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy explains how we use the information we collect about you and how you can instruct us to limit the use of that information if you wish to.
If you have any questions about this policy, please just get in touch with us via the contact form.
If you do not agree with our policies, you must not use our website or submit information to us through it.
How we collect information
Automatically collected data
When you use our website, we may automatically collect the following information – Technical information (such as IP address, browser type, time-zone, device type) and Information about your visit (such as pages visited, what time you visited and what you searched for).
Data volunteered by you
When you use our website, you may choose to provide us with your information in number of ways including – by completing forms on the website, writing to us via email, subscribing to newsletter or other subscriptions.
The data we collect includes your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, social media account details and any other information you may provide to us through any means on our website.
How we use your information
We use your information to provide the best possible service to you. This can include:
- Dealing with any requests or enquiries
- Providing a personalised service for you
- Providing you with information related to a service you have requested
- Notifying you about changes to our services or policies
- Gathering information to form statistical or trend analysis or market research campaigns
- Meeting legal, regulatory and compliance requirements
- Monitoring website usage
If you stop using our website, we may continue to use your personal information in accordance with this policy and as permitted by law. However, if you wish us to stop emailing you with information in connection to this website, you can at any time use the unsubscribe links in the emails you receive, to opt-out of marketing communications.
The internet is not a secure medium. However, we have put in place various security procedures and technical measures to make using our website as secure as possible.
Please be aware that communications over the internet, such as emails, are not secure unless they have been encrypted. We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.
Our employees and data processors that have access to your personal information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your information and adhere to the terms in this policy.
Disclosing your personal information
We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for the purposes of marketing or sales.
There may be circumstances where we are compelled to disclose your personal information in accordance with the applicable law, and we would need to comply with this.
Your personal information may, for the purposes set out in the policy be disclosed for processing to: employees, third party consultants or contractors, affiliates, government bodies and law enforcement agencies, public authorities where we are required to do so by law and any third party where you have explicitly provided your consent. In the case of a sale or merger, your personal information may be permanently transferred to a successor company.
Retention of your personal information
Your personal information will be retained, from your last use or purchase of our service or goods, for a period of 3 years, unless longer retention is required by law.
We may keep an anonymised form of your personal information – which will no longer refer to you – for statistical purposes without time limits, only to the extent that we have a legitimate and lawful interest in doing so.
Your rights in relation to your information
You have the right to make a subject access request (SAR), where you request a copy of the personal information that we hold on you. If you would like to make a SAR, please get in touch with us, providing brief details of the information you would like. This helps us to locate your data more easily.
Please not that we will require proof of your identity before providing you with any of the personal information we may hold on you.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority if you believe that your personal information is not being processed in accordance with the applicable data protection law.
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