Data Protection Policy

This Privacy Policy regulates Users' access to and use of the services included on the Website as the holders of data eligible for protection, in accordance with the personal data protection regulations in force. Matrimony Magazine & Awards fully complies with the personal data protection legislation in force and with the confidentiality commitments typical of its activity.

1. Controller

We hereby inform you that MATRIMONY MAGAZINE & AWARDS (hereinafter, “www.matrimonymagazine.co.uk”), with office at 9 Cedar Lane, Hereford HR4 7QQ and email address [email protected], is the Controller of your personal data.

2. Matrimonymagazine.co.uk acting as Data Processor

Matrimonymagazine.co.uk shall act as the Data Processor in the following services and any others that may arise in the future:

    The Controller of the data provided in relation to those services rendered by matrimonymagazine.co.uk shall be the actual User and consumer (wedding suppliers), who must comply with the data protection regulations, must have obtained consent from the data subjects for processing their personal data and must have applied all the guarantees required for processing their personal data.

    The User shall be responsible at all times for the images published and the names included. Notwithstanding the foregoing, matrimonymagazine.co.uk has the power to remove the content if it is illegal.

    Matrimonymagazine.co.uk shall handle the data according with the standard contractual clauses set forth by the European Comission.

     3. Categories of the personal data processed

    The personal data to be processed shall be the personal data that the User has provided to matrimonymagazine.co.uk when completing the online registration form, through social media, through the customer service or through any other means (chats, telephone calls, emails, etc.).

    Regarding social media, the privacy policy envisaged therein shall be applied.

    The categories of data which matrimonymagazine.co.uk can have at its disposal are as follows:

    Identification data: First name, last name, image, identity number, social media username (full name if the person accesses or interacts through social media).

    Contact data: Telephone number, email address, postal address, social media username (email if the person accesses or interacts through social media).

    Economic-financial data: Bank data (if this applies).

    Professional users: 

    Identification data: First name, last name.

    Corporate contact data: Telephone number, email address, registered office.

    Business data: Activity and business. Data included in the professional's data sheet/profile. Users accept that, once they register, their photographs and user profile will be publicly visible for the other users of matrimonymagazine.co.uk as well as on the various Internet search engines.

    In the event that Users' data are collected through social media, the applicable privacy policy shall be that of the specific social media.

    4. Mandatory or optional information provided by Users and veracity of the data

    The fields marked with an asterisk (*) in the registration form to be completed by the Users are mandatory so that the request can be met; the other fields are voluntary.

    Likewise, when the data are provided through any other means, at the time of processing the Users shall be notified whether or not it is mandatory to provide such data.

    The Users guarantee that the personal data provided to matrimonymagazine.co.uk are truthful and updated, and they are responsible for notifying any changes thereto, where the Users are the only parties responsible for providing inaccurate or false data and for the harm that this may cause to matrimonymagazine.co.uk or to third parties as a result of using the services provided by matrimonymagazine.co.uk. Likewise, matrimonymagazine.co.uk states that the data that it collects are adequate, pertinent and not excessive in relation to its specific scope, purposes and services.

    5. Purpose and legitimacy of the processing

    The Users' data provided to matrimonymagazine.co.uk through any means so that it can render the services required by them are collected for the following purposes:

    • Enable Users to rapidly and easily search for companies that provide the services and products related to the wedding event by province, activity sector, type of service and location.
    • Advertise the services and products of wedding-related companies by creating a data sheet with their contact details, location, service and/or product description and photographs, where applicable.
    • Facilitate contact between the companies which advertise their products or services on the Website and the users interested in them via information requests through emails, forms and telephone calls.
    • Enable Users to create a personal data sheet that can be accessed by the other Website users.
    • Provide Users with all the information required to hold a wedding through articles and advice published on the Website.
    • Create a Website community for participation so that all the Users, whether or not they are registered, can access it.
    • Provide Users with the wedding planning assistance service, consisting of giving advice and help on locating and selecting wedding organizers; matrimonymagazine.co.uk telephones the Users and sends the information requests in the name of the Users and with their express consent to the organizers which were suggested to the Users.

     Matrimonymagazine.co.uk is legitimized to process the Users' data with the aforementioned purposes so that it can comply with its contractual obligations as a result of the requests made by Users.

    The Users' data provided to matrimonymagazine.co.uk through any means shall also be collected with the following purposes:

    • Carry out the basic activities to analyze the content of the information provided and draft the profiles to appropriately manage the activities and services provided by matrimonymagazine.co.uk

    Matrimonymagazine.co.uk is legitimized to process the Users' data with the aforementioned purposes since it has a legitimate interest that is expressly acknowledged in the privacy regulations, so that it can provide the service properly.

    Likewise, the Users' data provided to Matrimonymagazine.co.uk through any means shall also be collected with the following purpose:

      6. Automated decisions

      Matrimonymagazine.co.uk shall not adopt decisions which may affect the Users based only on the automated processing of their personal data. All the decision-making processes related to the aforementioned purposes of the processing are carried out with human involvement.

      7. Assignment of personal data to third parties

      As a result of the nature of the service and with the aim of complying with the obligations arising from the services arranged by the Users, it shall be necessary to share their data with all the recipients stated in the first paragraph of section 5. The legitimacy for this resides in complying with the contractual obligations.

      Likewise, the Users' data can be assigned to the recipients stated below for the following reasons:

      • Public authorities: to comply with the legal obligations to which Matrimonymagazine.co.uk is subject as a result of its activity.
      • Suppliers which need to access the data to provide the services which Matrimonymagazine.co.uk has arranged with those suppliers and with which Matrimonymagazine.co.uk has signed the necessary confidentiality and personal data processing agreements required by the privacy protection regulations.

      In the event that Matrimonymagazine.co.uk has to assign personal data in the future, it will notify the Users accordingly.

      8.  Retention Periiod

      The Users' data shall be retained while the relationship with Matrimonymagazine.co.uk is maintained and, once that relationship ends for whatever reason, during the applicable legal statute of limitations with respect to the legitimate purposes for processing that personal data.

      After the relationship ends, the personal data shall be processed for the sole purpose of accrediting complying with our legal or contractual obligations. Once those statute-of-limitation periods end, the Users' data shall be deleted or, alternately, anonymised.

      When the Users request to unsubscribe from the service, Matrimonymagazine.co.uk shall deal with this by deleting the Users' data from the Database (first name, last name and email address).

      9. Data subjects' rights and claims

      The Users can exercise their right of access, rectification, erasure, portability, restriction and/or objection to the processing.

      Such rights can be made effective through the Website settings themselves. In the event that problems occur when making this effective online or if doubts or controversies arise regarding our data protection policy, you can directly contact MATRIMONY MAGAZINE (Matrimonymagazine.co.uk ) at 9 Cedar Lane, HEREFORD HR4 7QQ or by email to [email protected] stating the subject.

      If you consider that the processing of your personal data breaches the regulations or your rights, you can file a claim at Matrimonymagazine.co.uk or find out more through the Information Commissioner’s Office

      Information Commissioner's OfficeWycliffe House Water Lane Wilmslow Cheshire SK9 5AF

      Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number

      Fax: 01625 524 510

      https://ico.org.uk/

      10.  Data of Minors

      Providing the personal data of minors and, in particular, their image to the Website/Digital Magazine expressly implies that, without reservation, the Users who provide them:

      • Ensure that the stated data do not jeopardize the minors in any way whatsoever or harm any of their rights.
      • Expressly exonerate Matrimonymagazine.co.uk from any potential claims arising from this, where the Users assume that they provided the information with the full liabilities arising from such claims.

      11. Security

      Matrimonymagazine.co.uk notifies the Users that it has adopted the necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of the personal data and prevent their alteration, loss or unauthorized processing or access, based on the state of the technology, the nature of the supplied data and the risks to which they are exposed.

      12. Cookies and IPs

      The Users accept the use of cookies and IP tracking.

      Our Website traffic analyser uses cookies and IP tracking which enable us to collect data for statistical purposes such as the date of the first visit, the number of visits made, the date of the last visit, the URL and the domain name of the previous Website, the browser used and the screen resolution. Nevertheless, if the Users wish, they can disable and/or delete such cookies by following the instructions on their Internet browser.

      You can contact Matrimonymagazine.co.uk by writing to the aforementioned email or postal address or calling the telephone number stated in the Legal Terms.