Pillar Project Data Protection Policy, including Data Subject Rights and Cookies and Tracking Guidelines
This Data Protection Policy (hereinafter, “Policy”) applies to all activities of Pillar Project with respect to the protection of personal data that we collect, process and store in the course of our business activities, including through our websites and applications (or “apps”), as well as other electronic interfaces with data subjects that we operate. Pillar Project is registered in the UK, with registered company number 10937870 and its head office located at 86-90 Paul Street London EC2A 4NE
For any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data (as explained below) please contact our Data Protection Officer here: [email protected]
Pillar may revise this Policy from time to time, and such changes shall come into effect from the moment we notify you of such changes and/or updates, either on the websites, apps or in some other reasonable and transparent manner.
Your personal data is collected and stored lawfully, fairly and transparently by Pillar. In processing your data, we act in good faith, in a proportionate manner, and with the appropriate technical and organisational measures in line with the industry best practices.The collection, processing and use of personal data may also be carried out by external data processors on our behalf, in the course of Pillar’s business and supply of services. We require them to comply with relevant legal data protection rules and legislation applicable to the services they provide us, within the framework of our contracts with such external processors.
Pillar will ensure that the data stored about you is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary.
Your personal data will not be stored for longer than is strictly necessary for providing our services to you.
Pillar will take all reasonable efforts to ensure that the personal data stored is up-to-date and accurate.
Pillar will only process data which has been specified for a particular purpose in the Consent Procedure.
Pillar will have appropriate security measures, in accordance with best industry practice, to ensure the protection of your personal data.
We will only process your personal data if we can rely on a valid lawful basis:
We will only process personal data if you have explicitly consented to such processing. This consent will be gained through a clear, affirmative action of clicking ‘I agree’ on the Consent Procedure. Your data will be used solely for the purposes stated in the Consent Procedure.
If we are required to process your data, following a court order, governmental action or change of legislation, we will do so notwithstanding your consent.
You are entitled to receive from Pillar, upon request, a copy of the data we have collected from you in a commonly-used and machine-readable form, subject to technical feasibility and lawfulness considerations. Please forward your access request to our Data Protection Officer [email protected]
You have a right to receive a copy of your personal data and / or to have your personal data transmitted from Pillar, without hinderance, to another data controller if such a transmission is technically feasible. Pillar are not required to carry out this transmission if it involves adapting or changing processing systems.
You have a right to rectify any inaccurate personal data Pillar holds on you. This should be carried out by notifying our Data Protection Officer directly in writing at [email protected]. Pillar will respond to this request within 30 days.
You may revoke or withdraw your consent at any time by notifying our Data Protection Officer directly using this Consent Revocation Form and sending it here [email protected]. Upon receipt of your Form, we may continue to store your data but will not use your data unless we are legally obliged or authorised to carry on using it.
You are entitled to receive from Pillar, upon request, information about the type of data Pillar is processing about you. This will include information about the purpose for which your personal data is being processed, the retention period of the data and which third-parties the data will be shared with. This information will be provided in plain, clear language, in a transparent and easily accessible format.
You may request the deletion of all or part of your personal data held by Pillar. Upon receiving your request to our Data Protection Officer using this Data Deletion or Correction Form, we will delete your personal data from all of our records, as soon as reasonably possible and when technically feasible, unless there is an overriding legal interest or other legal basis for the continuation of the data processing.Please understand that in the event of deletion or correction of personal data upon your request, Pillar may not be able to further provide services via the websites, apps and other interfaces in whole or in part. In requesting data deletion, you irrevocably agree and waive any claim against Pillar’s inability to provide said services, or any interruption or malfunction resulting therefrom. Note that your request for deletion may also be rejected by Pillar for lack of relevant or accurate information provided by you, because it is manifestly unfounded, excessive or because of inadequate verification of your identity.
Pillar does not intentionally take any potentially-damaging decision concerning you based on automated processing operations without human intervention; and commits to giving you the opportunity to obtain human intervention in such a decision, express your point of view, and obtain an explanation of the decision. Please send your request regarding automated decision-making with this Automated Decision-making Form to our Data Protection Officer [email protected]
Personal data relating to children and minors – Pillar does not knowingly collect or process personal data relating to children and minors under the age of 16 years, unless we are legally obliged to do so. If we become aware that personal data was transferred to us or collected by us relating to children and minors under the age of 16 years, or under the age of 13 without the informed consent of a parent or legal guardian, we will delete such personal data without undue delay. Please forward your request with this Children and Minors Data Deletion Form to our Data Protection Officer [email protected] the implementation of these data protection rights, Pillar is committed to providing a timely, transparent and appropriate response to your requests.
We use your personal data to provide the business services requested by you and to process your requests and inquiries, including those that include payment-related data, where applicable.
Your personal data is also used for the cookies and tracking utilised in the websites and apps to distinguish you from other users, to improve your use of these interfaces, and to ensure that content in the websites, apps and other relevant interfaces is presented in the most effective manner for you.
The personal data collected and used by Pillar is limited strictly to the data necessary for us to provide you with services we supply in the course of our ongoing business, while operating under the relevant data protection and other regulatory obligations.
The data collected and processed is both general in nature, (for example, for technical purposes) and may include, depending on the services you select and utilize, personal data such as your name, identifying numbers, your IP address and internet service provider, browser type, software identification, as well as the websites you have visited before being transferred to Pillar websites and apps, including keywords used for searches and the sites from which you have been transferred (e.g., search engine or linked content)
Some automatic processing of your personal data may occur. As is true of most organisations operating websites and apps, Pillar gathers certain information automatically and stores it in log files. This information includes but is not limited to IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider, referral pages, operating systems, a date/time stamp and clickstream data. We may use this information to analyse trends, to administer the website and apps, to track users’ movements through them and to gather information about our user base as a whole. Pillar may link this automatically-collected data to personal information for legitimate business purposes, such as to detect and prevent fraudulent activity; and for other legally-authorized purposes.
When you receive services from Pillar through the websites, apps and other electronic interfaces, you may also be directed to third-party processors such as payment service providers, including credit card or online payment providers. When we use such third-party payment processors, we do not store credit card details, but instead rely on the third-party service provider to process personal data in order to provide these services. We contractually require such third-party payment processors to comply with the data protection and other laws and regulations applicable to their payment processing services. Please check the respective service provider’s relevant data protection terms and compliance with applicable laws prior to usage of any such processor’s services. The same applies to any links to and from websites of third-party networks, advertisers and affiliates. Such third-party websites are governed solely by such third parties’ data protection policies and you are advised to be careful and check any such third party’s privacy policies and compliance with laws, prior to supplying them with any of your personal data to them.
Please note that Pillar may also disclose your data to a third party if we are required to do so by applicable law, court order or governmental regulation; or if such disclosure is otherwise authorised and necessary in support of any criminal or legal investigation or proceeding in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
Pillar may need to transfer the data submitted by you for the purposes described above to third parties in locations outside the country in which you are physically located. By accepting this Policy, you consent to such data transfer as described in this section.
If Pillar may need to transfer your data to a country without an adequate level of protection for your personal data. In this scenario, Pillar will provide you with relevant information about this transfer, such as the potential risks involved in making this transfer, and will require you to give your explicit and informed consent
We have taken all reasonable, industry-standard technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data against loss, alteration, theft or access by unauthorised third parties.
We will not sell, share, transfer or use the data we collect from you for purposes other than those purposes stated expressly herein above.
We will delete your personal data where the business purpose for which the data was being collected or processed ceases to apply, or if applicable data protection rules require us to delete such personal data.
The above notwithstanding, Pillar will not be liable or responsible for any damage or loss resulting from the improper use or any breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, your personal data.
This Cookies and Tracking Policy applies to all activities of Pillar with respect to the cookies that we collect and store in the course of our business activities, including through the websites, apps, and other electronic interfaces with data subjects that we operate.
A cookie is a small file sent from a website, which is then stored by your web browser. The information in the cookie can be used to recognize your last session with Pillar. Cookies cannot install malicious software such as viruses on your device, and they do not store any of your personal data or account information.
Cookies originate from two types of sources: 1st-party and 3rd-party. This classification refers to the internet domain that is placing the cookie. 1st-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time. 3rd-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the site being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that site this would be a 3rd-party cookie.
If you opt out of cookies, you may still use the websites and apps, but your ability to use some features may be limited. Many browsers allow a private mode to be activated through which the cookies are always erased after the visit, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally waive any claim or demand in this regard
“Do not track” or “privacy mode” is a function that allows users to opt out from being tracked by websites for any purpose including the use of analytics services, advertising networks and social platforms. Do not track options are available in a few browsers including:
If you have enabled the “do not track” function in your browser, you will not be tracked. This is in addition to you opting-out of the aggregation and analysis of data for the Website and App statistics.
Pillar places a high priority on the security and confidentiality of the information stored in the persistent cookies we use. For example, we do not store any of your personal information, payment information or passwords in persistent cookies.