As the controller, these are some of the things we have put together for people who visit our website to know.
For the purpose of clarity and compliance, the following terms would be clearly defined as they relate to the modus operandi on data protection policy of our website.
Personal data entails every single information about the individual who uses the website. They include all forms of bio-data including name, sex, location, height, skin color, etc. that is particular to a particular individual. Sometimes, they may go beyond biodata to other areas of the individual, including health status, race, social and financial status, among others. All of these data are used to identify an individual, and they are what make each individual user unique.
A data subject simply means the distinct individual who has all the personal data gathered above. A data subject is an individual who uses the website or controller.
Processing is the means by which the controller gathers and makes use of the personal data of the data subject. After the controller has garnered all the personal data, it begins a process of separating, analyzing, structuring and utilizing the personal data for the use of each data subject. The controller can process the personal data as it pleases at any particular point in time, so long it is still acting in accordance with the laws and stipulations of the General Data Protection Regulations.
Profiling is the process through which the processed personal data of a data subject is used in determining his or her behavioral instincts, preferences, reliability, performance, movement, location and other aspects of living of such subject. Remember all the data has been collected and processed in the past, profiling would now allow the controller to use such data for predictive purposes in determining what could be expected from such a subject in the present and future.
The next stage after profiling is Pseudonymisation, and it is a very important step in data protection policy. The truth is, data profiling allows for the controller to predict a data subject in some ways, but the process of pseudonymization kind of take that power away. This process ensures that a particular set of personal data cannot be narrowed down to a subject data except further input are made. This process protects the data subject in some way and prevents it from being easily narrowed down by the controller.
Controller Responsible for the Processing
The controller responsible for the processing is a natural body or bodies who are in charge of operating the website at a particular point in time. Such an individual (s) is/are able to profile the personal data of each subject data and use the result to take decisions on behalf of the controller.
As the name implies, a processor may be an individual, body, agency or group which has been given the power to process personal data on behalf of the controller.
A recipient is simply the individual, body, agency or group which receives the data which has been processed by the controller. Sometimes, a recipient can also be a third party with the legal jurisdiction to receive such processed data.
As mentioned above, a third party is also a recipient of processed personal data. However, before such a data can be sent to such individual, body, agency or group, they must have a legal jurisdiction which permits them to receive such data.
Consent talks about the express or implied permission of a subject data for their data to be profiled and processed by the controller.
- It allows the controller to identify individual persons on the site.
- Individual data are stored on the site and this would prevent against entering your data each time you wish to visit the site.
- It makes the website more user-friendly.
Collection of General Data and Information
Our website is built to collect the general data of each individual that uses our website in a bid to serve you better. These data that are collected are primarily used for the enhancement of the best individual user experiences and they are stored on the server. Some of the data we are interested in may include: