Privacy and Data Protection
Silicon South Dorset Ltd is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the same reason we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer – see our Cookies Policy for details.
Transfer of Personal Data Outside of the EU: The data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area. We will always ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure the privacy of your personal data in accordance with the standards set out in relevant data protection legislation.
Risks Involved in Transmitting Personal Data over the Internet: Transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. So, whilst Silicon South will do its best to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure the security of data transmitted by you to the Site. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use appropriate security procedures and features to prevent unauthorised access to it. We will notify you promptly in the event of any breach of your personal data which might expose you to serious risk.
Uses made of the information
We may use information held about you in the following ways to provide you with member services and carry out our other reasonable functions in our role as a creative network and member organisation (see https://www.siliconsouth.org.uk for details)
We may also use your data or permit selected third parties to use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you where you have clearly and specifically notified us that you wish to receive such information from such third parties. You have the right to request us not to disclose any of your personal data or information or to pass information to third parties. We will inform you before collecting your data, if we intend to disclose your information to any third party and you can exercise that right by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also notify us by contacting us at [email protected].
We do not disclose individual information to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate anonymised information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We would comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience using the personal data we have collected from you and from others.
We will hold your personal data for as long as:
We will review your data every five years to establish whether we are still entitled to process it. If we decide that we are not entitled to do so, we will send you one further email notifying you of our decision and asking you to positively indicate whether you wish us to continue processing your data.
Unless we receive a positive indication, we will cease processing your data except that we will retain your data in an archived form in order to be able to comply with future legal obligations.
Your rights: You have the following rights in respect of your personal data held by us:
You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ 0303 123 1113.
For more details, please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to [email protected] or Silicon South, c/o THIS Workspace, The Echo building, 18 Albert road, BH1 1BZ
Silicon South reserves the right to change this policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Site and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the policy on your first use of the Site following the alterations. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.
Accessibility Silicon South aims to provide advertising, marketing, media and PR information that is accessible to all user groups. The following features aim to enhance navigation for screen reader users, keyboard navigation and users of text-only browsers.
Structured, semantic markup This site’s markup (HTML) is semantically correct, usingHTML elements for their given purpose. Well structured HTML has semantic meaning for a wide range of user agents (browsers without style sheets, text browsers, PDAs, search engines etc.)
Images All content images used in this site include descriptive alt attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty alt attributes.
Font sizes You may change the font size of this document to your preference through your browser:
Style sheets This site uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for visual layout. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the use of structured semantic markup ensures that the content of each page is still readable and clearly structured.
Forms All forms follow a logical Tab sequence.
1.1 Silicon South Dorset Ltd has rules regarding the content and format of Job Advertisements whose purpose is to ensure that users who search the Site jobs database get results which are presented as clearly and informatively as possible. You agree that Silicon South Dorset Ltd may, at its discretion and without liability to you, remove from the Site any Job Advertisement which is posted in breach of these rules. The rules may change from time to time and you are advised to refer to them regularly.
The rules are:
1.2 Job Advertisements which appear to discriminate on grounds of age, sex, race or disability are illegal and may result in proceedings being taken against both the advertiser and the publisher. If Silicon South Dorset Ltd believes that a Job Advertisement may be discriminatory it may at its discretion either amend the advertisement or remove it from the Site without liability to you to make any refund of amounts paid or due to be paid in respect of the posting or otherwise and will inform you accordingly.
1.3 You agree to deal fairly and professionally with individuals who may respond to Job Advertisements that you have posted and Silicon South Dorset Ltd does not guarantee any response to your Advertisements or that responses will be from individuals suitable for the job advertised. It is your responsibility to carry out such checks and procedures as are necessary to ensure that candidates are suitable for the job advertised and have the required qualifications and personal characteristics.
1.4 Job Advertisements that you post may also appear on third party recruitment websites pursuant to agreements from time to time between Silicon South Dorset Ltd and the proprietors of such websites.
Content of All Advertisements
2.1 All Advertisements must comply with the following terms and conditions:
If you decide within seven days of paying for membership, that Silicon South membership is not for you and you have not taken advantage of any of our services, including advertising jobs, you can cancel your contract with us and your payment will be returned to you.
If you have paid to attend a workshop or event and cancel up to ten working days before the event is due to take place, your payment will be returned to you. If you cancel within ten working days of the event taking place, we are unfortunately not able to refund your payment.
All refunds will be made via Stripe.
Silicon South Dorset Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Our company number is 8783518. Our registered office address is at; 37 Commercial Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0HU