Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how driverless.global uses and protects any information that you may choose to give us when you use this website.

driverless.global is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

driverless.global may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated on May 27th 2018

What is our Legal Basis for processing your personal data?:

Consent – You, as an individual, consent to give us your clear, informed agreement to process your personal data. This is given on an opt-in basis.

What we collect:

We may collect, but only ever with your absolute consent, the following information:

• Your name and email address, whenever you send us an enquiry or a listing request.
• Other information, such as, Job title, Company name, Location, URL, Company overview, Events details and dates.
• Images and logos that you may send us to publish on your requested listing or article.

When you send us your data via our web forms, for our various listing services, we log the time, date and your IP address. This gives us a clear record of the details of your contact and requested service.

We will only ever collect the bare minimum amount of personal or any other information, with your absolute agreement, that will enable you to acheive an effective listing on our site.

What we do with the information we gather:

• Firstly, we will use your submitted details that you may enter on our enquiry web contact form, to respond to your enquiry and for ongoing matters related to that enquiry, as necessary.

•  If your enquiry is a request to add a business listing, an events listing, or an article listing, we will enter your requested information on to our relevant listings pages.

•  We will send you occasional emails of possible interest, but only if you tell us we can do this, by way of a dedicated subscription to our basic mailing list, using a seperate form, with a specific opt in request.

How long do we keep the information that you supply to us?:

For General enquiries -
We hold your name and email address, only for the time required for the purpose of dealing with your enquiry. Should ongoing communications develop, we will keep your contact information for as long as required, by mutual agreement.

For Business Listings -
We will hold your information for as long as you require the listing, or until you instruct us to remove the listing.

For Events Listings -
We will hold your information until the event expires, unless you instruct us to remove the event listing, before the expiry date.

For Articles submitted by you -
We hold your information for as long as the article remains on the website, or until you instruct us to remove the article.

For Mailing list subscriptions -
We hold your details for as long as you remain subscribed to our mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time and your removal request will be dealt with promptly and no longer than 7 days.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your Personal data and any other information that you supply to us, is totally secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect online.

How we use cookies:

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer or other mobile or handheld device (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’), when you visit certain web pages.

Cookies are essential to the effective operation of our website and to enable you to shop with us online. Cookies are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to our customers, both on this website and elsewhere. The information collected by cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.

You can find out how to manage and/or delete cookies at this page:
http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx?page=2 

What do cookies do?

Cookies do lots of different things, like letting you navigate between pages effectively, storing your preferences, and generally improving your experience of a website.

If our website did not use cookies, you would appear to be a new visitor every time you moved to a different webpage; for example, after entering your log in details and moving to another page the website wouldn’t recognise you and would ask you to log in again.

It is possible that certain parts of a website may not work correctly withought some cookies being set. These issues can be of a minor nature or occasionally can prevent key site functions from working correctly.

Some other examples of what cookies can do include:

saving the contents of your shopping basket as you proceed through the checkout process;

Remembering your account log in details so you can see information relating to your orders and manage your account;

Recording the areas of our website that you have visited and for how long, as well as which products you viewed and purchased. We use this information to help us improve our website so that it is easy to use and so we can improve the services we provide to our customers. It also helps us to recommend relevant products and offers on our website.

Are cookies safe?

Yes cookies are 100% safe. Cookies do not harm your computer, they do not contain any information that could be used by others to identify you personally and they do not contain any confidential information, such as your email address or payment details.

What are the different types of cookie used by driverless.global?

We currently place 9 cookies in total on www.driverless.global as follows:

Cookie Category: Statistics
Category total - 5 cookies placed
Description - Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

1. Cookie name: _ga
Cookie purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the web site.
Data is sent to: Germany

2. Cookie name: _gat
Cookie purpose: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
Data is sent to: Germany

3. Cookie name:_gid
Cookie purpose: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Data is sent to: Germany

4. Cookie name:_gat_gtag_UA_115064939_1 1  
Cookie purpose: Google Analytics cookie, Used to throttle request rate.
Data is sent to: Germany

5. Cookie name:nrid  
Cookie purpose: Session cookie for session identification and to ensure you receive the page you requested.
Data is sent to: Germany

Cookie Category: Marketing 
Category total - 4 cookies placed
Description: Marketing cookies are generally used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

1. Cookie name: collect
Cookie purpose: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Data is sent to: United States

2. Cookie name: r/collect
Cookie purpose: Used to send data to Doubleclick.net about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Data is sent to: United States

3. Cookie name: nrid
Cookie purpose: Visitor ID Cookie set during pageload used to identify uniquely each visitor. It also helps the extension to tell whether the visitor has seen an information box.

4. Cookie name: rstbox_HASH
Cookie Purpose: 
A Close Event Cookie cookie which is set every time a box is closed. Typically it is used by the extension to decide if an information box should stay hidden depending on the visitor choice.

About Google Analytics and IP address anonymization
We have activated Google Analytics IP address anonymization. This anonymizes the IP address as soon as technically feasible at the earliest possible stage of the collection network.

A more detailed explanation of the IP anonymization feature is as follows. When activated, the feature sets the last octet of IPv4 user IP addresses and the last 80 bits of IPv6 addresses to zeros in memory shortly after being sent to the Analytics Collection Network. The full IP address is never written to disk in this case.

For those interested in code, to anonymize the IP address we use the set command to set the anonymizeIp field to true on the tracker as highlighted in the 
source code extract below, which is present and active on every site page at driverless.global :

<!-- BEGIN Advanced Google Analytics - http://deconf.com/advanced-google-analytics-joomla/ -->
<script type="text/javascript">
 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){
 (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o),
 m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m)
 })(window,document,'script','//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga');
ga('create', 'UA-115064939-1', 'auto');    
ga('require', 'displayfeatures');
ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true);
ga('send', 'pageview');
</script>
<!-- END Advanced Google Analytics -->

Further information about Googles privacy policy and Analytics Cookies can be found here:
Google Privacy Policy - Google Analytics Cookies

To find out how you can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Youtube
We often embed Youtube videos on our pages. This means an external page is being displayed within our page. Wherever possible, we enable Privacy-enhanced mode – This means that the URL changes from www.youtube.com to a subdomain www.youtube-nocookie.com .

You can read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page:
http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en-GB&answer=171780

How can I manage and delete cookies?

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

• We will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any third parties, unless we have your absolute permission or are required by law to do so. 

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

• Whenever you are asked to fill in any form on our website, look for the box(es) that you can check / tick to indicate that you have read and accept the terms of our privacy policy and that you give your permission for your supplied information to be used for the purposes described.

• If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, such as subscribing to our basic mailing list, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us at https://driverless.global/resources/personal-data/leave-mailing-list or you can email us with your request at mail (at) driverless (dot) global. Your request will be actioned within 7 days.

• You may also request the following:


For some of the above requests, there may be a seperate identity confirmation process required, prior to any personal data being released or changed. This will be advised and sent to you following your request.

You can also contact us in writing, with a request for any personal data that we hold about you, to be sent to you by the regular postal service. If you choose this option, we will also require proof of your identity, before we process any changes. We will send you the necessary forms and details, should you choose this option. There will be a small charge for this service.

Our Mailing Address is:
Driverless.global
Suite 23847
Chynoweth House
Trevissome Park
Truro
TR4 8UN
United Kingdom

- Right to be forgotten requirement

- Data access requirement

- Data breach notification requirement

- Data rectification system requirement