Our commitment to you


At Tech That Talks, your privacy is a top priority. Your privacy is at the core of the way we design and build the services and product, so that you can fully trust them and focus on building meaningful connections.

We appreciate that you put your trust in us when you provide us with your information, and we do not take this lightly.

We do not compromise with your privacy. We design all of our products and services with your privacy in mind. We involve experts from various fields, including legal, security, engineering, product design and others to make sure that no decision is taken without respect for your privacy.


So, what will we do with your data?

We train our AI systems with information on how people use it.  It’s just to ensure we can keep on improving our services and functions.

Special categories

It’s the detail that makes you special.

Your health and sexual orientation, individual religious and political beliefs are some of your “Special Data Categories”. It’s sensitive information and we are ready to protect it, however we can only store and process it lawfully if you give your explicit consent.

You can use our services without talking about these aspects of your life however we don’t know how your conversations within our services  will unfold and for this reason we will ask you to consent at the time you sign up. We will never, ever use your personal data in a way you would not expect (that’s just not how we roll). We've made serious commitments to using our technology for good, and that means we will never profit from your personal information.


Where this privacy policy applies

This Privacy Policy applies to websites, apps, and other services operated by Tech That Talks. For simplicity, we refer to all of these as our “services” in this Privacy Policy.

Some services may require their own unique privacy policy. If a particular service has its own privacy policy, then that policy -- not this Privacy Policy -- applies.

 

Privacy Policy

About us and this notice

Tech That Talks ('we' or 'us') are a 'data controller' for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018 ("Data Protection Laws"), and we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal information. 

This Privacy Notice (the "Privacy Notice") relates to Tech That Talks and is located on/can be found at the website www.techthattalks.com If you would like this notice in another format (for example: audio, large print or braille) then please contact us at the address below. 

We take your privacy very seriously and we ask that you read this Privacy Notice carefully as it contains important information about our processing and your rights.

 

How to contact us

Our Compliance Officer - We have appointed the following Compliance Officer:

  • Name of Compliance Officer: Adam Gara
  • Address: 7 Carlisle Street, Soho, London, W1D 3BT
  • Telephone number: +44 203 773 6978
  • Email: TTTPrivacy@techthattalks.com 

Please contact us, or our compliance officer, if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the information we hold about you. If you wish to contact us, please send an email to TTTPrivacy@techthattalks.com, write to us at Hays Galleria 1, Hays Lane, London SE1 2RD or call us on +44 203 773 6987.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. We will email you when changes are made.

 Useful words and phrases

Personal Data

This means any information from which a living individual can be identified. This will include information such as telephone numbers, names, addresses, e-mail addresses, photographs, voice recordings. It will also include expressions of opinion and indications of intentions about you (and your own expressions of opinion/intentions). It will also cover information which on its own does not identify someone, but which would identify them if put together with other information which we have or are likely to have in the future.

Special categories of data
This means any information relating to:

  • Racial or ethnic origin;
  • Political opinions;
  • Religious beliefs or beliefs of a similar nature;
  • Trade union membership;
  • Physical or mental health or condition;
  • Sexual life;
  • Genetic data or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying you.

Processing

This covers virtually anything anyone can do with personal data, including:

  • Obtaining, recording, retrieving, consulting or holding it;
  • Organising, adapting or altering it;
  • Disclosing, disseminating or otherwise making it available; and
  • Aligning, blocking, erasing or destroying it.

Data Subject

The person to whom the personal data relates.

ICO
This means the UK Information Commissioner's Office which is responsible for implementing, overseeing and enforcing the Data 7 Protection Laws.

Data Controller
This means any person who determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, any personal data are processed. 

Data Processor
This means any person who processes the personal data on behalf of the data controller. 

Data Protection Laws
This means the laws which govern the handling of data. This includes the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the Data Protection Act 2018.

What information do we collect and hold?
We collect the following personal data about you when you register to use and download the App.

Login with MIM
If you log into your MIM account using Facebook or Google, those companies provide us with your name and email address, which are necessary for us to log you in to the MIM app.

Google STT
We use Google Text-To-Speech technology so that you can talk to MIM. For details and specific terms please see the Google Terms Of Service.

Social Media
You may be able to use your social media login (such as Facebook Login) to create and log into your account. This saves you from having to remember yet another user name and password and allows you to share some information from your social media account with us.

Personal Data

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Date of birth

Special Categories of Data

  • None

We hold the following personal data about you as a result of you using the App.

 Personal Data

  • The ID of your mobile phone
  • Your profile
  • Any personal information you choose to record in the App
     

Special Categories of Data

  • Any special categories of data that you choose to record in the App

Personal information about other individuals
If you provide us with information about other individuals you confirm that you have informed the relevant individuals accordingly.


Why do we process your personal data?
We use your personal data for the following purposes listed in this section. We are allowed to do so on certain legal bases (please see section 'How is processing your data lawful' for further detail).

Register you to use the App
We need to know who you are, so we can register you to use the App and ensure that you have agreed to the Terms of Use.

Provide the App and the functionality enabled by the App
The App stores personal information about you and uses that information to make automated suggestions relating to the goals, ambitions or wishes that you record in the App.

Create a profile of you from the information about you stored in the App
The App uses artificial intelligence technology to create a profile of you to make automated suggestions relating to the goals, ambitions or wishes that you record in the App.

Ask you to feedback on the App and our services
We do this so we can improve our services to you.

Administer focus groups and surveys
We do this so we can improve our services to you.

Monitor the usage of the App
We do this so we can improve our services to you.

Improve the performance of the artificial intelligence systems in our App
We use an anonymised version of some of your personal data in order to train our artificial intelligence systems so that they can deliver improved functionality in the App.

 

How is processing your personal data lawful?

Personal Data
We are allowed to process your personal data for the following reasons and on the following legal basis:

Contract
It is necessary to process your personal data so you can use the App and so we can perform the contract you have with us. If we do not process your personal data, we will not be able to provide the App or provide you with the functionality in the App. The App relies on artificial intelligence technology to create a profile of you. If we cannot create a profile then we cannot make automated suggestions that may help you achieve the goals, ambitions or wishes that you record in the App.

Legitimate Interests
We use an anonymised version of some of your personal data in order to train our artificial intelligence systems so that they can deliver improved functionality in the App. It is in our legitimate interests to do this in order that our artificial intelligences systems can model users and we can improve their ability to make suggestions that help achieve individual's goals, ambitions and wishes. To safeguard the data, we anonymise it so that you cannot be identified from that data.

Special Categories of Data
We are allowed to process your special categories of personal data for the following reasons and on the following legal basis

Consent
You have given your explicit consent for us to process any special categories of personal data that you choose to record in the App. You can withdraw consent to the processing of special categories of data at any time by sending an email request to privacy@TechThatTalks.com or contacting us- see "How to contact us" section.

Who will have access to your personal data and how we keep it secure?
Below lists one some of our key service providers that act acts as our processors and with whom we share your personal data.

Who information is shared with
Amazon web services- host and provide the infrastructure on which the App is built.

Personal Data
All the personal data that we can access.

How we keep your data secure
We use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data. Whilst we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet.

If you have any particular concerns about your information, please contact us (see ‘How to contact us?’ above).

When will we delete your data?
We will generally retain your personal data and special categories of data whilst you are using the App. We will delete all the personal data stored in the App within 24 hours of the contract between us for the use of the App ending. We will keep a record of your name and address and the period during which you used the App for 5 years after the contract between us has ended.

 

Your Rights
As a data subject, you have the following rights under the Data Protection Laws: 

  • the right to object to processing of your personal data (not relevant for you under this Privacy Notice);
  • the right of access to personal data relating to you;
  • the right to correct any mistakes in your information;
  • rights in relation to automated decision making (not relevant for you under this Privacy Notice);
  • the right to restrict or prevent the processing of your personal data;
  • the right to have your personal data ported to another controller (e.g. if you decided you wanted to give your information to another service provider or you just wanted a copy);
    the right to erasure; and
  • the right to withdraw consent to your personal data being processed.

These rights are explained in more detail below, but if you have any comments, concerns or complaints about the use of your Personal Data by us, please contact us at TTTPrivacy@techthattalks.com (or please refer to section "How to contact us"). 

We will respond to any rights that you exercise within a month of receiving your request, unless the request is particularly complex, in which case we will respond within three months. 

Please be aware that there are exceptions that apply to some of the rights so not all of them apply to the processing we do under this Privacy Notice.

 

 

Right to object to processing of your Personal Data

You may object to us processing your personal data where we rely on a legitimate interest as our legal grounds for processing.

The section headed "How is processing your personal data lawful" explains where this is the case. 

If you object to us processing your personal data we will no longer be able to process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling grounds for continuing to do so. We believe we have demonstrated compelling grounds in the section headed "How is processing your personal data lawful".
 

Right to access personal data relating to you
You may ask to see what personal data we hold about you and be provided with:

  • a copy;
  • details of the purpose for which it is being or is to be processed;
  • details of the recipients or classes of recipients to whom it is or may be disclosed, including if they are overseas and what protections are used for those oversea transfers;
  • the period for which it is held (or the criteria we use to determine how long it is held);
  • any information available about the source of that data; and
  • whether we carry out any automated decision-making, including profiling, and where we do information about the logic involved and the envisaged outcome or consequences of that decision or profiling.

To help us find the information easily, please provide us as much information as possible about the type of information you would like to see.

 
Right to correct any mistakes in your information

You can request for us to correct any mistakes in your information, free of charge. If you would like to do this, please:

  • contact us at TTTPrivacy@techthattalks.com (or please refer to section "How to contact us");
  • let us know the information that is incorrect and how it needs to be corrected; and
  • provide enough information for us to identify you

Rights in relation to automated decision making
We profile you in order to make automated suggestions to you that may help you achieve the goals, ambitions or wishes that you record in the App. We do not make any automated decisions about you that have a legal or similarly significant effect on you and therefore the rights under Data Protection Laws in relation to automated decision making do not apply to you.

 
Right to restrict processing of Personal Data
You may request that we stop processing your personal data temporarily if:

  • you do not think that your data is accurate. We will start processing again once we have checked whether or not it is accurate;
  • the processing is unlawful, but you do not want us to erase your data;
  • we no longer need the personal data for our processing, but you need the data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
  • you have objected to processing because you believe that your interests should override our legitimate interests.
  • Copies of your Personal Data (data portability)

You may ask for an electronic copy of your personal data which you have provided to us as part of your use of the App and which we hold electronically. You can also ask us to provide this directly to another party.

Right to erasure
You can ask us to erase your personal data where:

  • you do not believe that we need your data in order to process it for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice;
  • if you had given us consent to process your data, you withdraw that consent and we cannot otherwise legally process your data;
  • you object to our processing and we do not have any legitimate interests that mean we can continue to process your data; or
  • your data has been processed unlawfully or have not been erased when it should have been.


Right to withdraw consent
Where we process your personal data on grounds of consent then you can withdraw consent to at any time. Please send email to TTTPrivacy@techthattalks.com

What will happen if your rights are breached?
You may be entitled to compensation for damage caused by contravention of the Data Protection Laws.

Complaints to the regulator
It is important that you ensure you have read this Privacy Notice - and if you do not think that we have processed your data in accordance with this notice - you should let us know as soon as possible. Similarly, you may complain to the ICO. Information about how to do this is available on the ICO's website at www.ico.org.uk.

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