Privacy and Cookie Policy

Paraconic Technologies Limited (PTL) is a financial services company operating as an appointed representative of Sapia Partners LLP. Sapia Partners LLP are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm reference number 550103. Paraconic Technologies US Inc (PTUS) is a scientific consulting company that is 100%-owned by Paraconic Technologies Limited. This Privacy and Cookie Policy is issued on behalf of Paraconic Technologies Limited and Paraconic Technologies US Inc so when we mention “us”, “our” or “we” in this policy we are referring to the relevant company responsible for processing your data, which will either be PTL, PTUS or both PTL and PTUS.

We understand and respect the importance of your privacy and are committed to protect your personal data. This Privacy and Cookie Policy will inform you as to how we use your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights including:

I. Who is collecting data
II. What information we collect about you
III. How we will use this information
IV. Marketing
V. How data is stored
VI. International transfers
VII. Your rights and how to exercise them
VIII. Data retention
IX. Other websites
X. Cookie Policy

It is important that you read the Privacy and Cookie Policy so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data and the cookies which we collect.

We keep our policies under regular review. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

(i) Who is collecting data

Data will be collected by Paraconic Technologies Limited (the “Data Controller”), with business address 53 Davies Street, London W1K 5JH, United Kingdom (enquiries@paraconic.com)

Our Data Protection Officer is Xavier Botteri who can be contacted on the details below:

a. Email: xavier@paraconic.com; or
b. Post: 53 Davies Street, London W1K 5JH, United Kingdom

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commission’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

(ii) What information we collect about you

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier
  • Contact Data includes address, email address and telephone number
  • Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details
  • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us
  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, location and other technology devices you use to access this website
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communications preferences
  • We also collect information about your website usage by using cookies, see below for further details.

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when required, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods and services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case.

(iii) How we will use this information

We will use this information for the following purposes:

a. to provide the services you have requested from us and send you regular updates on such services;

b. to notify you, if you agree when you register on our website, of new products and services that we offer and we think may be of interest to you. If you no longer wish to receive these notifications you can opt out at any time by sending us an e-mail at this address: enquiries@paraconic.com;

c. to occasionally ask you to participate in one of our surveys or ask you to provide feedback to us;

d. where it is necessary for legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests;

e. where we need to comply with a legal obligation;

f. to improve the user experience on our website through the use of cookies and data analytics.

(iv) Marketing

We would like to send you information about new products and services of ours which may be of interest to you. If you have consented to receive marketing, you can opt out at a later date.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes you can opt out at any time by sending us an e-mail at this address: enquiries@paraconic.com.

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third parties for marketing purposes.

(v) How is data stored

Your data is recorded on paper and our IT systems. We may share your personal data with our third party service providers. We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

(vi) International transfers

Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.

(vii) Data Retention

By law we have to keep basic information about our customers for 6 years after they cease being customers for tax purposes. In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data – see section (viii) below for further details. In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

(viii) Your rights and how to exercise them

You have the right to determine how we use your data and to oppose to the purposes of processing at any time. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawful processing of data based on consent up to the point of its withdrawal. Consent can be withdrawn at any time. Please note in certain circumstances if consent is withdrawn, we may not be able to continue to provide you with our services.

We remind you that you also have the right to:

  • request access to the personal data we hold about you;
  • request correction of your personal data – please keep us informed of any changes
  • request erasure of your personal data
  • object to processing of your personal data
  • request restriction of processing your personal data
  • request transfer of your personal data

You can contact us to exercise your rights by emailing us at enquiries@paraconic.com or directly contacting the Data Protection Officer at the contact details indicated above. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to exercise any of the rights. This is a security measure to ensure that your personal data is not disclosed to anyone who has no right to receive it.

If you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes applicable data protection laws, as data subject you have the right, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular, in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

(ix) Other websites

This Privacy and Cookie Policy applies only to the Paraconic website – www.paraconic.com (the Site). The website may contain links to other websites. If you access websites through the links you should read the privacy policies specific to those websites.

(x) Cookie Policy

The Site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve the Site. By continuing to browse the Site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on your user experience and may prevent you from using parts of the Site.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Site, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to the Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the below table:

Cookie Type Cookie Name Purpose More information
Analytical/ performance cookies Google Analytics This cookie enables us to:

(a) Estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

(b) Understand how visitors navigate to and through the Site.

(c) Track the effectiveness of digital marketing campaigns.

(d) Recognise you when you return to our site.

You can find out more about Google Analytics here.

MANAGING COOKIES

The most popular web browsers all allow you to manage cookies. You can choose to accept or reject all cookies, or just specific types of cookies.

How to manage cookies in different web browsers

Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies. Please note that turning off cookies will restrict your use of the Site.

The following links provide information on how to modify the cookies settings on some popular browsers:

Please note that we do not currently respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

We strongly recommend that you leave Cookies active, because they enable you to take advantage the most attractive features of the Site, but this remains your personal choice.

You can also visit the About Cookies, for more information about cookies and how to manage them.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

If you would like more information about these third-party cookies, it is available from to youronlinechoices.com/UK/.

Note that when third parties are collecting information about you, these third parties are acting as controllers in their own right (ie. they are not acting on our behalf).

SOCIAL NETWORKING AND SHARING TOOLS

On some pages, we also feature embedded ‘Share’ buttons or widgets that enable you to share content with friends through a number of popular social networking sites (e.g.: Twitter; Facebook, Instagram, etc.).

These sites may set cookies which can identify you as an individual when you are also logged in to their services and even when you are not logged in to their service. This means they may be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on the Site. We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party site to see how your information is used and how to opt out.