Updated 23rd of March, 2023.
For what purposes is personal data collected and used?
We collect, store, and process your data for the following purposes:
- To provide you with services and products;
- To communicate with you and to handle your inquiries and requests;
- To handle and update your account, if you have created one in relation with our products and services;
- To update and manage our customer register;
- For billing, purchase confirmation, and transaction verification;
- To offer personalized discounts, benefits, or coupons;
- To fulfill our contractual obligations;
- To fulfill legal obligations and respond to legal claims;
- For recruitment or subcontracting, if you have expressed your wish to work with us;
- To improve our products, services, customer experience and business overall;
- To conduct marketing and advertising activities;
- For analytical and statistical purposes;
- To produce personalized and targeted content and marketing;
- For remarketing and re-engagement;
- To conduct surveys, research, customer profiling, innovation; business planning and strategy;
- To establish or build a business relation between our company and the organization or entity you are part of.
We do not transfer, share, disclose, assign, sell or rent your personal information to third parties, which are not in connection with our business operations. However, we may share certain personal information with third parties under circumstances which might be deemed a “sale” under the California Consumer Privacy Act. If you are a California resident, you can request that we exclude your personal information from such sharing arrangements by emailing us at contact[at]techenthusiast.com.
What data do you collect about me, and from which sources?
We offer a range of products and services dedicated to IT businesses and IT professionals. Depending on which services or products you use, various data from different sources may come into play.
Much of the data we process is voluntarily provided by yourself. For example, when you decide to subscribe to our newsletter, you share your name and email address with us.
Information such as your contact details might be shared with us through a referral or when you or your company and Tech Enthusiast are engaged in a contract or project together – for example, your colleague carbon copies you into and email that is sent to us and this data is saved into our customer register.
We also receive technical data and access data which is automatically collected when you interact with our products, services, and content. Our tools collect this information so that we can understand our customers’ behavior better, allowing us to further develop our business and offering. Most important tools that collect technical and access data are:
To sum it up, we typically process following personal data considering you: your name, email address, phone number, job title and field of expertise, details on the organization you represent, IP address, country, location, other personal information as applicable. If we request that you share particular personal information with us, you may of course refuse to do this. We may, however, be unable to provide you with the same range of offering or service this case.
What is the basis for processing my personal data?
The products, services, and content we provide are intended for professional use only, within the field of IT. You must be at least 18 years old and work within the field of IT in order to interact with our products, services, and content. Because of our professional offering, we consider our customers corporate customers. Hence, we process your personal information and other customer information based on:
- your consent;
- an agreement which you are a party to;
- our statutory obligation or a law;
- our legitimate interest, which includes the offering of our services, products, content; customer relationship or other relevant connection; employment relationship; recruiting; subcontracting and direct marketing.
We may process your data on other grounds as well, such as an engagement made by you.
Who processes my personal data and is it transferred to anyone else?
We may also share your information with competent courts and authorities, when we are legally required to do so (for instance, to allow such bodies to investigate, prevent, or take action against illegal activities), or we have to take action to protect our rights or any third party rights.
Is my data transferred outside the EU?
In most cases your data is located and processed in the European Economic Area. However, some of our service providers have multinational operations or use data storage facilities outside of EEA. In these cases, we take steps to make sure that your personal data receives an adequate level of protection regardless of what country your data is located- or processed in. We achieve this by carefully selecting our service providers and working with only those that are GDPR compliant, furthermore, with Data Processing Agreements in place we ensure that our service providers are as committed to protecting your privacy as we are. If you have questions about the international transfer of personal data, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by email.
How long is my data stored?
We will not store your personal data for longer period than is necessary for its purpose or required by contract or law. The storage times for personal data may vary based on its purpose and the situation. Typically, we store your personal data for as long as you are using our services, products, content or for as long as we have another purpose to do so and, thereafter, for no longer than is required or permitted by law or necessary for internal purposes. We erase your personal data after this storage period or when you request us to do so.
How is my data stored and kept secure?
Your data is stored on the servers provided by our service providers, which are secured according to general industry standards and practices. We consider and keep your personal data confidential and do not disclose them to anyone else than those who need it for their work or confidentially to our service providers based on contracts we have made with them. Access to your personal data is protected with user-specific logins, passwords, and user rights.
Is it mandatory to provide personal data? What happens if I don’t give it to you?
No, it is not mandatory to share with us your personal data, but not providing it might change or limit how we are able to do business with you or what we can offer you. You can forbid us from processing your personal information anytime by sending us an email and stating your request.
What rights do I have relating my personal data?
According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to:
- obtain information on the processing of your personal data;
- access your data;
- rectification of your data;
- the erasure of your data and to be forgotten;
- restrict the processing of your data;
- data portability;
- object to the processing of your data;
- not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing.
Please note that not all of these rights can be exercised in all situations, depending on factors such as the basis for the processing of your personal data.
How can I use my rights?
You can use your rights by sending us an email at contact[at]techenthusiast.com. In such case, we ask you to provide us your name, contact details, phone number as well as a copy of valid personal ID, such as a driver’s license or passport, so we can verify your identity. In some cases will also require your consent ID, found on the cookie permissions feature on the bottom left corner on our website. We will get back to you as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days after receiving your email. If you consider that the processing of your personal data is not lawful, you can also notify a supervisory authority in Finland.
Who can I contact in privacy matters?
You can contact your Controller:
- Tech Enthusiast
- Business ID: 2527436-6
- VAT number: FI25274366
- Suopursunkatu 19, 21280 Raisio, Finland
- Markus Leinonen
We will get back to you as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days after receiving your email. If you consider that the processing of your personal data is not lawful, you can also notify a supervisory authority in Finland.