Please also use the Glossary to understand the meaning of some of the terms used in this policy.
1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE.
2. THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU.
3. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA.
5. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA.
6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS.
7. DATA SECURITY.
8. DATA RETENTION.
9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.
1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE
We do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Microtalk Communications Private Limited is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as "we", "us" or "our" in this policy).
1.3. CONTACT DETAILS
Our full details are:
Our data privacy manager is Jayanta Ghosh
Email address: email@example.com
Postal address: Microtalk Communications Private Limited , 501 Shaila Tower, J-1/16, Block-EP&GP, Sector V, Saltlake City, Kolkata 700091, India Telephone: 033 6623 6623
If you think you have been aggrieved by any act of ours in violation of the law, we encourage you to contact us directly either by email or phone or post sent to any of the addresses mentioned above to resolve your question or issue. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the appropriate authorities available to you under applicable Indian laws.
We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the authorities, so please contact us in the first instance.
1.5. THIRD-PARTY LINKS
2. THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
Personal Data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:
Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
Contact Dataincludes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details.
Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
Usage Dataincludes information about how you use our website, products and services including Call Detail Records detailing the calls you make through our services.
Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to determine the total number of calls our customers make to a certain country.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
2.1. IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA
Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
3. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
a) Talk to us on the telephone to order services, to create an account or to manage your account or to make a payment;
b) Submit an enquiry through our web site;
c) Send us an email;
d) Create an account through our website;
e) Request marketing to be sent to you.
Automated technologies or interactions. When you use our telecommunications services our systems automatically record information required to provide the services which include:
a) Your phone number
b) Your IP address
c) The number you are calling
d) The start date and time, the end date and time and duration of the usage
e) Data usage
f) User authentication details (PINs, user name, password)
We do not record any telephone conversations unless this is a feature of a service we offer and unless you have specifically enabled this feature (through your on-line account) or specifically requested (by email, phone, chat, letter).
3.1 DATA FROM THIRD PARTIES
We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
a) call signalling information including your phone number and the number you called passed to us from your landline, mobile or internet service provider (to enable us to onward route your calls);
b) data routing information passed to us from your Internet Service Provider;
c) analytics providers such as Google Analytics based outside the India;
d) advertising networks such as AOL based outside the India;
e) search information providers such as Google based outside the India.
Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services such as PayPal based inside the India.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
a) Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
b) Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
c) Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
Please see the Glossary below to find out more about the types of lawful basis that we will rely on to process your personal data.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data.
We will send your marketing communications material promoting our own services and offers from time to time. You have the right to withdraw consent to receive this marketing material at any time by contacting us on the details at the beginning of this policy or on the usual contact details we publicise on our web site for customer service.
We do not send third party direct marketing communications to you. We do not pass any of your details to third parties for them to send you marketing communications.
4.1. PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE WILL USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data.
|Purpose / Activity||Type of Data||Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest|
|To register you as a new customer||Identity Contact Financial||Performance of a contract|
|Service Provision||Technical (IP Addresses, Phone Numbers, Post Codes)||Performance of a contract|
|Invoicing||Contact||Performance of a contract|
|Payment Collection||Contact Financial||Performance of a contract (collecting pre-payment whan balance is low)Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)|
|Manage overdue payments||Contact Financial||Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)|
|Marketing Promotions||Contact||Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)|
|Service Usage||Transactions||Necessary for our legitimate interests (to plan, manage and protect out network)|
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.
4.3. PROMOTIONAL OFFERS FROM US
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods from us or if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition, subscribed to our newsletter or registered for a promotion and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
4.4. THIRD-PARTY MARKETING
We do not share your personal data with any company outside of our company for marketing purposes.
4.5. OPTING OUT
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to us contacting you in order to provide our products or services.
4.6. COMMUNICATION YOU CANNOT OPT OUT FROM WHILE YOUR ACCOUNT IS OPEN
Whilst you have an open account for our products or services, you cannot opt-out of communication which is a necessary part of providing that service. These service communication examples include:
a) phone calls from our call centre agents to collect payment, update your details, investigate suspected misuse;
b) welcome letters, payment details confirmation, invoices, call details, payment failure notifications sent by post;
c) 2-stage verification PIN, forgotten password, low balance reminders, payment acknowledgement sent by sms;
d) service welcome, service instructions, forgotten password, change confirmation, low balance, overdue payment and payment failure notified by email.
If you chose to close your account (and therefore to stop using our services), then the above communications will be stopped.
4.7. CHANGE OF PURPOSE
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
5. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
Some of our suppliers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Some are external third-party companies and some are Microtalk group companies. Their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA. Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
a) Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. For further details, see European Commission: Model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries.
b) Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US. For further details, see European Commission: EU-US Privacy Shield.
Please Contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
7. DATA SECURITY
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
Our systems are monitored 24/7 to identify security breaches (using automated and human monitoring). If we identify any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
8. DATA RETENTION
8.1. HOW LONG WILL YOU USE MY PERSONAL DATA FOR?
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
8.2 THE LAW
By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see your legal rights below for further information.
In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the legal right to:
a) Request access to your personal data.
b) Request correction of your personal data.
c) Request erasure of your personal data.
d) Object to processing of your personal data.
e) Request restriction of processing your personal data.
f) Request transfer of your personal data.
g) Withdraw consent.
For more detail about your legal rights please see the Glossary below. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please Contact us.
9.1. NO FEE USUALLY REQUIRED
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
9.2. WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
9.3. TIME LIMIT TO RESPOND
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
10.1 LAWFUL BASIS
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.
10.2 THIRD PARTIES
We may share your personal data with the following third parties:
a) Service providers acting as processors based in India and outside India who provide IT and system administration services.
b) Suppliers based in India and outside India from which we purchase telecommunications services who need certain service provision and signalling data in order to provide services which you have requested from us.
c) Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Home Affairs, Revenue & Customs, Police, Information Commissioners Office and other regulators and authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in India who require access to data we hold and reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
d) Credit agencies acting as processors or joint controllers based in India who require personal data to assess you for credit.
10.3 YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
You have the right to:
Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:
a) if you want us to establish the data's accuracy;
b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it;
c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.