Privacy Policy of Veriaty Limited

Thank you for visiting the official website of Veriaty Limited ("Veriaty"). Company Registration Number: 10586611. A company registered in England & Wales with office locations across the world, and as such we take privacy, protection of said privacy and security very seriously. The information you provide to us and our subsidiary brands (“Identifiable Information”) and how we use and protect it will be detailed within this Privacy Policy. Please ensure you check the Privacy Policy of the business, product, brand or service operated as a subsidiary of Veriety Limited, as each aformentioned have their own terms to adhere to.

Data We Collect About You

The Identifiable Information we may collect and our privacy practices depend on the nature of the relationship you have with Veriaty, its subsidiaries, affiliates and partners and the requirements of applicable law. We endeavor to collect information only relevant for our business needs.

  • Data submitted by you personally. We collect information whenever you provide it to us directly, such as when you register on one of our partner websites, use a contact form, apply for a job with us or one of our subsidiaries, this list is not exclusive but is an example of how we may collect your data. We also collect information you submit directly via e-mail or when you call us or one of our subsidiaries.
  • Research and marketing. Veriaty may also process information for marketing and research purposes that we gain from 3rd party sources, our affiliates or any other external service not operated by Veriaty. Such information may be collected by Veriaty and/or by others such as its subsidiaries in a manner consistent with any consents signed by the individuals to whom the information relates as well as regulatory and data protection requirements.
  • Employment history.Veriaty collects information from current, and former employers with your consent when you apply to work for Veriaty or one of our subsidiaries. The information we collect may depend on the level of responsibility and clearance required or by the amount of information your current or previous employer is willing to share.
  • Cookies, local storage, and log information. We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit veriaty.com or one of our subsidiary brand websites. This may include storing one or more cookies, small files containing a string of characters, to your device when you visit a website. Cookies may also store user preferences and other information. You have the ability to delete cookie files from your local storage at any time by clicking on the Privacy or History tab typically found in the settings menu of your internet browser, however, note that cookies may be necessary to provide access some features of Veriaty's website or its subsidiary websites. We may also collect and store information using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML5) and application data caches.

    When you view content provided by Veriaty on our website, or one of our subsidiary and/or partner and affiliate websites we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include: Internet protocol address, device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL, and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

How We Use the Data We Collect

We primarily use the information to advance our offerings, services, marketing and research with you.  We may also use information to develop, maintain, protect, and improve our web site and to protect Veriaty, its subsidiaries and our users, affiliates and partners. Specific reasons we may process and use the information include:

  • Administrative purposes. Veriaty may use the information collected for its administrative purposes, including, without limitation, to: (a) measure interest in Veriaty's products, offerings and services (including its subsidiary brands) research and our website content; (b) comply with regulatory requirements; (c) manage our agreements and your relationship with us (including its subsidiary brands); (d) maintain data integrity, quality and protection, and (e) prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
  • Web analytics and improvement. Veriaty uses cookies to identify return visitors, record user preferences, and measure the effectiveness of our site, including our subsidiary, partner and affiliate websites. 

    We may use 3rd party analytics and tracking tools to collect information regarding visitor behavior and visitor demographics on our website to aid website content development. This analytics data is not tied to any Identifiable Information. The 3rd party analytics and tracking tools we use may not recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals, a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers.

    Veriaty, its subsidiary brands, affiliates or partners may provide websites and online resources that are specifically designed to be compatible and used on mobile devices. Veriaty will collect information that your mobile device sends when you use such websites or online resources, like a device identifier, user settings, and the operating system of your device, to help customize the appearance of website information to your device.

  • Other uses. We may also use the information we collect via our official website or our subsidiary websites to: generally manage individual information and accounts; respond to questions, comments and requests; provide access to certain areas and features of Veriaty's subsidiary brand websites; ensure internal quality control; verify individual identity; enable individuals to register for accounts, events or participate in seminars; communicate about individual account and activities; at Veriaty’s discretion, make changes to any Veriaty policy; tailor content presented to individuals; process applications and transactions; comply with law or regulatory requirements; undertake activities to verify or maintain the quality or safety of a service, and to improve, upgrade, or enhance the service; undertake internal research for technological development and demonstration; detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, and prosecute those responsible for that activity; debugging to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality; and for purposes disclosed at the time that individuals provide information or otherwise with consent.

Your Right to Transparency

Where you have consented to Veriaty’s use of your Identifiable Information or sensitive Identifiable Information, you may withdraw that consent at any time and opt-out by following the directions provided in the consent you provided (for example, within the informed consent form or field associated with the account you register with one of our subsidiary brands) or, if no such directions were provided, by contacting Veriaty at contact@veriaty.com. Additionally, before we use Identifiable Information for any new purpose not originally authorized by you, we will endeavor to provide information regarding the new purpose and give you the opportunity to opt-out.

Information We Share

We do not share Identifiable Information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Veriaty and its subsidiary and partner brands unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • With your consent. We will share Identifiable Information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Veriaty when permissible under our partner agreements or we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any Identifiable Information relating to sensitive Identifiable Information (i.e., racial or ethnic origins, political or religious beliefs, or sexuality).
  • With our business partners. We share Identifiable Information with our business partners, such as companies with which we jointly sponsor and/or administer research and marketing projects or jointly develop and/or market products. In such cases, our business partner’s name will appear along with ours.
  • For external processing. We provide Identifiable Information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • For legal reasons. We will share Identifiable Information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Veriaty, its subsidiary and partner brands, if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary or advisable, including to:

    • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request;

    • seek approval of and/or comply with oversight and review requirements related to any of our products and services;

    • enforce this Privacy Policy, including investigation of potential violations;

    • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; or

    • protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of Veriaty, its partner, subsidiary or affiliate brands, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
  • Business transactions. We reserve the right to disclose or transfer any information we have about you in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, any reorganization, sale, lease, merger, joint venture, assignment, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal or financing of all or any portion of our business or of any of the business assets or shares (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceeding). Should such an event occur, Veriaty will endeavor to direct the transferee to use Identifiable Information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

    All Identifiable Information sent or collected via or by Veriaty, its subsidiary or partner brands may be stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to, in the United Kingdom, our servers, the servers of our affiliates or the servers of our service providers.

Rights of Access, Rectification, Erasure and Restriction

Veriaty complies with the requirements of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S.

If you are located in the European Economic Area, you may seek confirmation regarding whether Veriaty is processing Identifiable Information about you, request access to Identifiable Information, and ask that we correct, amend or delete your Identifiable Information where it is inaccurate or has been processed in violation of the Privacy Shield Principles. Where otherwise permitted by applicable law, you may use any of the methods set out in this Privacy Policy to request access to, receive (port), object to processing (including in some cases automated decision making and/or profiling), restrict processing, seek rectification or request erasure of Identifiable Information held about you by Veriaty. This does not apply to Veriaty's subsidiaries, partners or affiliates, where such requests need to be directed at the provider individually. In situations where another method of making requests applies (such as in the context of research), we will provide you with information about how to make requests at the time you provide Identifiable Information to us. Such requests will be processed in line with local laws. Although Veriaty makes good faith efforts to provide Individuals with access to their Identifiable Information, there may be circumstances in which Veriaty is unable to provide access, including but not limited to: where the information contains legal privilege, would compromise others’ privacy or other legitimate rights, where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the Individual’s privacy in the case in question or where it is commercially proprietary. If Veriaty determines that access should be restricted in any particular instance, we will provide you with an explanation of why that determination has been made and a contact point for any further inquiries. To protect your privacy, Veriaty will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your Identifiable Information.

Retention

Veriaty, its partners and subsidiary brands retain the Identifiable Information we receive as described in this Privacy Policy for as long as you use our sites or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, comply with applicable laws, and for any additional period of time as specified to you at the time you provide Identifiable Information to us.

Information Security

The security of all Identifiable Information provided to Veriaty whether through its official website, partner, affiliate or subsidiary websites is important to us, and Veriaty takes reasonable steps designed to protect your Identifiable Information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while Veriaty strives to protect your Identifiable Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Veriaty, and you do so at your own risk. If you have reason to believe that your Veriaty Information is no longer secure, please promptly notify Veriaty at contact@veriaty.com.

Application

Our Privacy Policy applies to information we collect on our website, affiliate, partner and subsidiary brand websites, and use in the course of our business. It applies to all Veriaty owned entities and any additional U.K. subsidiary, affiliate or branch of Veriaty that we may subsequently form. All individuals whose responsibilities include access to or use of information on behalf of Veriaty are expected to protect that information by adherence to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is intended to meet requirements globally, including those in Europe, North America, APAC and other jurisdictions.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, or other sites linked from our website. Our sites may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information (including our partner, affiliate and subsidiary websites). Veriaty does not control such third-party websites or their privacy practices, which may differ from those set out in this Privacy Policy. Veriaty does not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. Any Identifiable Information you choose to give to unrelated third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy. Veriaty encourages you to review the privacy policy of any company or website before submitting your Identifiable Information. Some third parties may choose to share their users’ Identifiable Information with Veriaty or its subsidiary brands; that sharing is governed by that company’s privacy policy, not this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who may advertise our business or research, and who may use cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.

Veriaty will comply with agreements that limit how we use information provided to us.

Other Important Information & Changes to this Privacy Policy

Due to the nature of Veriaty's business, services and benefits are not marketed to children. Veriaty does not knowingly solicit or collect Identifiable Information from children. If we learn that we have collected Identifiable Information from a child, we will promptly delete that information.

Veriaty may update this Privacy Policy from time to time as it deems necessary in its sole discretion. If there are any material changes to this Privacy Policy, Veriaty will notify as required by applicable law. Veriaty encourages you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to be informed regarding how Veriaty is using and protecting your information and to be aware of any policy changes. Any changes to this Privacy Policy take effect immediately after being posted or otherwise provided by Veriaty.

Questions & Enforcement

If after reviewing this Privacy Policy, you would like to submit a request, exercise your rights or you have any questions or privacy concerns, please contact:

Privacy Officer
Veriaty Limited
Unit M3A, The Matrix, Hornbeam Park Avenue
Harrogate, HG2 8AD, United Kingdom

E-Mail: contact@veriaty.com

Veriaty will address your concerns and attempt to resolve any privacy issues in a timely manner.

Effective Date of Privacy Policy: August 29, 2019