The term “personal data” includes any information that enables you to be identified, such as your name, physical address, e-mail address and phone number.
Nature of the Data Collected and Purpose of the Data Processing When You Access this Web Site
ABACASTM collects the IP address of the computer you are using to browse the site. If this address is a “static” or fixed IP address, ABACASTM could in certain circumstances theoretically be able to identify you, and therefore, this type of information could be considered personal data. However, ABACASTM only collects this type of information to compile usage statistics on an anonymous basis and to validate the origin of the “subscriber”; ABACASTM does not collect IP address data to identify you. Apart from your IP address, no personal data is transmitted when accessing this Web site. Unless you submit personal data about yourself by filling in a form on the Web site or by sending us an e-mail, we will not maintain any other personal data as a result of your access and usage of the site. The Web site invites you to register with us on-line, by providing information through a form page. We may use the information you submit by registering to send you customized marketing information by post, on-line download or e-mail. You may request to cease receiving such information at any time following registration. You may request to be removed from our e-mail list by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the email subject line or by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email. You may request to be removed from our postal mailing list by sending an e-mail message to email@example.com or by sending a letter to:
The site may also require you to register to enjoy certain services and privileges provided through the site, such as on-line reporting, support or education. The information provided in the context of registering for these services is collected to respond to your inquiry, process an order, to provide you with access to specific account information or to enable us to provide you the aforementioned on-line services securely through password protection. In addition, in order to better understand the needs of the visitors of this Web site and to adapt the Web site to these needs, we occasionally conduct on-line surveys and perform “anonymous peer analysis”. Participation in the surveys is optional. The data collected through these surveys is used for statistical analysis of visitors and subscribers, ABACASTMproduct assessments and for direct marketing purposes.
Disclosure of Personal Data
Unless we tell you otherwise, we do not sell or rent your personal data to any third parties. When involved in a joint marketing partnership, ABACASTM may share information which you have submitted to us with the partner company which is subject to applicable non-disclosure obligations.
Use of “Cookies”
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Transfer of Your Data to Other Entities Belonging to the Group of ABACASTM Companies and to Third Parties
ABACASTM may disclose your personal data to other entities belonging to the ABACASTM group of companies and to third parties to the extent that such disclosure is not incompatible with the purposes for which the personal data is collected as mentioned above. ABACASTM complies with EU Anti Spam Legislation, by ensuring that you are notified of the option to opt-in to receive emails and always include opt-out instructions in all marketing emails.
Security of Your Data
At ABACASTM, we realize that top-of-the-line security is of the utmost concern when dealing with sensitive information. We also recognize that in using our service, you trust us with the most important information and documents you own – we understand the significance of your commitment.
ABACASTM takes all reasonable precautions including stress testing using ethical hacking to adequately prevent others from freely accessing the information you provide or that we compile. In all cases, we exceed the standards as set out in the Data Protection Act 1988, the General Data Protection Regulation, and the Processing of Personal Data Regulations. Account details are encrypted with bank-level security including AES-256 encryption with a uniquely-derived key for each user following the recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology to ensure your security. Despite these precautions and although such unauthorized access is highly unlikely, we feel obligated to inform you of the risk and advise you that ABACASTM is not liable for any damages caused by such unauthorized access. We do however perform our security functions with the utmost of care.
Bank-level security means that your important personal information is encrypted and protected using the same industry-leading technology that banks use. For more details about both our operational practices and commitment to security, please keep reading.
Securing Your Data at Rest
Within our systems, all your data is stored using AES-256 encryption with a uniquely derived key for each user following the recommendations of NIST 800 Series Special Publications. We encrypt every single personally identifiable field in the database, including your name and email address. For searching and indexing, we hash a small number of fields using HMAC. We apply the same encryption technique to all files you upload.
As with all systems such as ours, the security of your information depends on you. You must choose a strong password (we enforce this as best we can) and you should never share your password with anyone. To supplement your security, ABACASTM uses 2FA (two factor authentication).
Securing Your Data in Transit
All communications between you and ABACASTM are encrypted via SSL using 2048-bit certificates and we require SSL on all communications. We are implementing perfect forward secrecy so that even if someone eavesdrops on your communication, they will still not be able to decrypt the data in the event that our key is compromised.
Operational Procedures to Keep the Site Secure
ABACASTM follows best practices to keep your data secure. In addition to severely restricting access to operational environments (including private keys), we regularly audit our environments and code for security issues and apply patches expeditiously. We use commercial services that regularly check our site and we also retain our own security experts to probe and verify the security of our site.
Administrative Access to Your Information
Because your security and privacy is paramount to us, we limit what access our administrators have to your account to the limited set of data necessary to help grant you access to your account (by triggering confirmation emails, for example) and help you restrict access to your account in urgent circumstances (such as by limiting or removing access). ABACASTM administrators can never see any documents that you upload. They may have access to limited meta-data (such as the general classification of the upload) but not the data itself (they will never be able to see the content). ABACASTM logs and regularly audits and records all accesses to your account.
Third Party Sites
This policy only addresses our activities from our servers. Other sites (including those that we link to within an advertisement banner or otherwise, and third party sites or services which we cobrand) may have their own policies, which we do not control, and thus are not addressed by this policy.
Your Right to Access, Correction, and Deletion
You have the right to ask ABACASTM about the information we hold about you. In addition, you have the right to correct or delete any information we hold about you subject to regulatory and compliance requirements and restrictions. If you wish to know which information ABACASTM holds about you or if you wish to correct and update this information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org . ABACASTM endeavors to honor your request within four weeks of receipt. If you want us to delete your private data and unsubscribe you from any mailing list or email list in the future, we will attend to your demand within four weeks of receiving your email. In addition, if you have registered on www.abacasexchange.com, you may log onto such site and, using your password, update your profile. If you wish to opt out of future marketing communications, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the message received or email us at email@example.com
You have the right of protection under the guidelines of the Equality Act 2010 or British Standard 8878. Abacas has constructed its website in accordance with this legislation.