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You can access the Sked Social Service through our websites or through applications on devices.
Last updated 25 November 2020. In effect as of 25 November 2020.
Sked Social’s Service enables users (“you”) to appoint us as your agent to schedule and send posts from your Accounts on social media Platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Information about how the Service works for Instagram is set out in this post.
First, we are satisfied that we possess a legitimate business interest in collecting and using your personal information. We are a commercial enterprise which is constantly innovating and improving the user experience in the social media communications industry. We therefore believe that the collection and collation of core personal information is integral and necessary for our business to function and to provide the Service to our customers. We have also considered alternate modes of operating and weighed the balance of the impacts of our information processing on individuals. We take the view that there is minimal or no harm to the rights and freedoms of the valued users of our Services but also we are content that this assessment applied to our employees, suppliers and partners whose Personal Information we hold.
Secondly, we are obliged to process much of the personal information we receive in order to fully perform our contractual terms and conditions with our user (customers) and suppliers (as well as with our own employees as their employer). Thirdly, on rare occasions, we will also process personal information where we need to comply with other legal obligations – for example connected with any regulatory requests made of us by a data protection authority or other regulator or perhaps in the conduct of litigation relating to a dispute where data in Sked Social’s possession or control, which may include personal information, is compelled to be provided to assist a Court.
The information we collect and hold will depend upon the services you request from us and may include the information you provide us when you purchase or try our services. This information will include your name, address, contact details, social media handles and profile information from your Accounts and other information that you include in posts on your Accounts (a lot of which would likely be regarded as personal information under the GDPR).
We collect information about you when you download trials from our range of websites (for example skedsocial.com).
The use of the facilities and services available through our websites will determine the amount and type of information we collect. The only personal information we collect when you use our websites without signing up for a service is what you tell us about yourself, for example, by completing an online form when you request information, or when you send us emails and we record your email address. If you sign up for the Service, then other personal information described above will be collected.
When you use the Service, we automatically record information from your device, including the following (some of which would be likely regarded as Personal Information under the GDPR):
We may use internal and external analytic and product platforms as well as cookies to better understand usage patterns on our websites and the Service so we can improve the design, user experience and relevance of our services and at times to offer additional relevant services.
You are free to choose not to provide your personal information to Sked Social and can set your browser to non-acceptance of cookies, but it may mean that we are unable to provide you with all or some of the Service or the full functionality of our websites.
We use a range of tools and services to provide you the best service. Some of these tools and services give us information about you.
For example, when you connect a social network or other account to Sked Social, we will collect information (some of which may be personal information) from that third party about you for the purposes of providing you our service. The data you provide us will be collected and stored by that third party according to their privacy policies and practices.
Generally, we will only use and disclose your personal information to:
We may make certain automatically-collected, aggregated, or otherwise non-personally-identifiable information available to third parties for various purposes, including: (i) compliance with various reporting obligations; (ii) for business or marketing purposes; (iii) for industry research or benchmarking; or (iv) anonymous data analytics and reporting and (v) to assist such parties in understanding our customers’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, and/or functionality available through the Service.
We will not share or include your personal information in such aggregated data with any other third party unless we have your express consent to do so.
If you do not want your personal information to be transferred to a server located in the United States, or at other secure sites nominated by Sked Social from time to time, you should not provide Sked Social with your personal information or use the Service. In future we may be able to provide alternate locations and domiciles for the storage of key servers and data sets. If you are interested in learning more about these alternate locations, please contact us at the address below.
In most cases, you can gain access to the personal information that Sked Social holds about you, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. If you would like to check or amend your contact details, please contact us. We will deal with all good faith requests for access to personal information as quickly as possible.
Sked Social is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We have invested resources into designing and maintaining what the GDPR rules refer to as “organisational and technical measures” – such measures help us to take reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
Your data is stored on secure servers, and all data transferred between you and the Service is encrypted. Passwords are also used internally within the business and we encourage regular updating and changing of these among our staff.
Please note that the internet is not always a secure method of transmitting information.
Transmission of personal information over the internet is at your own risk, and you should only enter personal information to the Service within a secure environment.
In line with our security breach protocols, we will advise you at the first reasonable opportunity upon discovering or being advised of a security breach where your privacy rights and freedoms are prejudiced or compromised.
Sked Social’s credit card payment processors are Chargebee, Stripe and Pin Payments, which are certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1 standards.
Sked Social never requests sensitive credit card data from our customers. All payment card related data is sent direct from the customer’s browser to Chargebee and from there to Stripe’s or Pin Payments’ API over encrypted connections.
We use your personal information for the following non-exhaustive list of purposes.
We use the information that we collect, including personal information, in order to provide our services to you, including:
We will only retain your personal information for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal information for a longer period in the event of a complaint, regulatory request to us, or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in connection with the data we hold.
To determine the appropriate retention periods for each kind of data, we consider (i) the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, (ii) the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of those personal details, (iii) the purposes for which they are processed, (iv) whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and (v) the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
Article 5 of the GDPR codifies several key principles which provide you the individual, with key rights. Principles such as purpose-limitation, storage-limitation, data accuracy, data security and integrity and data minimisation are honoured by Sked Social as follows expression of your rights:
In applying the spirit of the GDPR to all our users, employees and partners as we do, we fully expect to honour your right to ask for a copy of any personal information that Sked Social holds about you in our records, to correct any inaccuracies and to update any out-of-date information. We will provide you with a copy of the personal information undergoing processing in electronic emailable form. Any additional copies will incur a fee to cover our reasonable costs (including our employees’ time to assist with this additional work).
 GDPR has an extra-territorial application and as such applies to the protection of personal data relating to EU citizens wherever they may be located in the world. Sked Social as a corporately responsible organisation is content to apply GDPR as a high general standard for our entire business, as supplemented and refined by the data protection laws applying in the specific jurisdictions and territories in which we operate.
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