In line with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we’ve now got this nifty information to help you decide if we are going to allow us to send you info through the email. We need to be able to explain this clearly and concisely, so we took to the Intertubes and dug up this list of pertinent questions to answer for your piece of mind.
So what information are we collecting?
Just your email mate
Who is collecting it?
Wittin Limited is a startup that desperately wants to send details out to people through email and we’d love it if you’d let us.
How is it being collected?
Well, the actual details of information transmission over the internet and the digital data stored in databases is kind of boring. Let’s suffice it to say that if you put your email in the form it will go to a MailChimp list that we use to then contact you.
Why is it being collected?
Because without your email address we can’t send you an email.
How will it be used?
These questions are getting repetitive now. It will be used to send you emails at fairly distant intervals detailing information about Wittin and our activities.
Who will it be shared with?
Now, this is like the TSA question you get at airports about did you pack your own bag. Actually, as this information goes to live in a MailChimp list we are technically sharing it with them. We do that for the convenience of sending emails. After that, we believe that people who share details with advertisers should be disciplined harshly.
What will be the effect of this on the individuals concerned?
Now here’s a question I can get behind. You will be amazed at all the cool things that Wittin are doing. So amazed that you’ll definitely stop what you’re doing and dance a jig. Or if a jig isn’t your thing you can come hang out with us as we attempt to put some citizen might behind public sector data analysis.
Is the intended use likely to cause individuals to object or complain?
Now I’m not sure why this question is here. It’s kind of like asking a criminal, “Did you do this crime?” Everyone is going to say, “No.” But to answer it, we do not believe it will cause people to object. Our goals are to improve public services for all citizens, I’m sure someone out there could possibly complain, but hopefully, that fella doesn’t want to subscribe to our newsletter. Our newsletters can get a bit raucous sometimes, but unless you’re Mary Whitehouse we should be just dandy.
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