You OR Your: shall refer to the users of our Platform.
Platform: shall refer to the TechieMatter Platform whereby its Services shall be used.
Data: the information that we collect from you while using the Platform.
Services: means TechieMatter services and described in the Terms and Conditions.
Account: shall refer to the User account on the Platform.
Important information and who we are
TechieMatter "C Corp", herein referred to as “TechieMatter,” “we,” “us,” “our,” is the controller for this platform and is responsible for Data.
Data that we collect
Data means any information about individuals and legal persons from which the correct identification can be determined. It does not include data in which the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of Data about you, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Identity Data including first name, middle name, username or similar identifier, date of birth and/or gender.
- Contact Data including phone number, WhatsApp, e-mail and postal addresses.
- Financial statements including bank account details such as bank name, account number, IBAN, payment card details, cardholder name, expiry date, verification code, operators’ wallets, and billing address.
- Technological Data including 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 the Platform.
- Profile Data including your username and password, your interests, preferences, reviews, feedback, and survey responses.
- Usage Data including information about how you use our Platform and your payment and transfers history.
- Geolocation Data.
- The company incorporation documents which includes and are not limited to (Articles of Association, Commercial Registry, Tax Card and investment gazette.)
In addition to the categories noted above, we may also collect certain location Data if you have instructed your device to send such Data via the privacy settings on that device.
We do not collect any special categories of Data (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
If you fail to provide Data
Where we need to collect Data by law, by using our Platform, and you fail to provide the required Data, we may not be able to perform our Services. We will notify you if this is the case at the time.
How is 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 phone or e-mail or otherwise. This includes Data you provide when you undertake the following:
• Create an Account on, or exploit, our Platform; or
• Provide us with feedback or contact us.
Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our Platform, we will automatically collect technical data about your browsing actions and patterns. We collect this Data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.
How we use Data
To the extent possible, we want to provide you with relevant content and a tailored experience when you use
Services, and we use Data about you to do that.
We will only use Data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use Data in the following circumstances:
• 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;
• Where we need to comply with a legal obligation;
• Where we need to set up your Account and administrate it;
• Where we need to carry out surveys;
• Where we need to personalize content, user experience or business information;
• Where you have given consent.
Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Data although we will get your consent before sending third party direct marketing communications to you via e-mail or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
Purposes for which we will use Data
A) Performance of our Services:
We process Data because it is necessary for the performance of our Services through our Platform. In this respect, we use Data for the following: i. To prepare a proposal for you regarding the Services we offer; ii. To provide you with the Services as set in the scope of our Services, or as otherwise agreed with you from time to time; iii. To deal with any complaints or feedback you may have; iv. For any other purpose for which you provide us with the Data which we collect In this respect, we may share Data with or transfer it to the following: i. Subject to your consent, independent third parties whom we engage with to assist in delivering the Services to you; ii. Our Professional Advisers where it is necessary for us to obtain their advice or assistance, including lawyers, accountants, IT or public relations advisers; iii. Our Data storage providers. the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Egyptian law no. 151 for year 2020. Due to the said purposes, in particular to guarantee security and a smooth connection setup, we have a legitimate interest to process this Data.
B) Legitimate interests:
We also process Data because it is necessary for our legitimate interests, or sometimes where it is necessary for the legitimate interests of a third party. In this respect, we use Data for the administration and management of our business, marketing purposes, archiving or statistical analysis.
C) Legal Compliance:
We also process Data for our compliance with a legal obligation which we are under. In this respect, we will use Data for the following:
- Resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems;
- Prevent fraud and other potentially prohibited or unlawful activities;
- Comply with relevant laws, respond to legal requests, prevent harm, and protect our rights and the rights of other users and third parties;
- As required by tax authorities or any competent court or legal authority.
We will send you marketing about Services we provide which may be of interest to you, as well as other information in the form of alerts, newsletters, notifications for discounts and deals, or functions which we believe might be of interest to you or in order to update you with information which we believe may be relevant to you. We will communicate this to you in a number of ways including by telephone, SMS, e-mail or other digital channels as appropriate.
E) Promotional offers from us:
We may use 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 merchants, products, Services, discounts and deals may be relevant to you. You will receive marketing communications from us in case of using our Platform, and you have not opted out of receiving these marketing communications.
F) Third-party marketing:
- We will get your express opt-in consent before we share Data with any third party for marketing purposes.
- You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by logging into the Platform and checking or unchecking relevant boxes to adjust your marketing preferences, or by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time
H) Change of purpose:
We will only use 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 contacts us on the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org If we need to use 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 Data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law
I) Opting out:
Where you opt-out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to data provided to us as a result of a redemption of a Service, warranty registration, Service experience online, or other relevant transactions.
Disclosures of Data
We may share Data with the parties set out herein in relation to the specified purposes for which we will use the Data above.
Data of Children
Our Services are not intended for children, which we consider to be: (i) individuals that are 16 years of age or below, or the age of privacy consent in your jurisdiction; or (ii) when processing Data on the basis of a contract, the age of legal capacity to enter into the agreement.
We will only collect or process Data belonging to children under very limited circumstances. We might need to collect personal information belonging to children as part of our Service. We will only collect personal information belonging to children if it is provided by and with consent of a parent or guardian. If we become aware that we have processed the personal information of a child without the valid consent of a parent or guardian, we will delete the personal information.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent Data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to Data to those employees, contractors, third party service providers and other parties who have a valid need to know. They will only process Data in accordance with our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected Data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long will we use Data?
We will only retain Data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory or reporting requirements. We may retain Data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
To determine the appropriate retention period for Data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of Data, the purposes for which we process Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, or other requirements
When it is no longer necessary to retain Data, we will delete it
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 data (or exercise any of your other rights). This measure is security to ensure that data is not disclosed to anyone who does not have the right to receive it.
We may also contact you to ask you for further information to improve our Services.
How do we deal with the “right to be forgotten”?
You have the right to request the erasure of Data that we hold about you in certain circumstances, for example if it were not acquired for, or has ceased to be necessary for, a lawful purpose. This is known as the right to be forgotten. Where you request that we erase your Data, we will usually only do so where the Data has ceased to be publicly available or where we no longer use it.
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best Service 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 Data or for our legitimate interests. We do not use 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). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.
Comply with a legal obligation means processing Data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation that we are subject to.
Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers and auditors as the case may be, who provide consultancy, banking, legal and accounting services. Also, Employers, Verifiers and Experts.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
You have the right to:
Access to Data on our Platform. This enables you to receive a copy of Data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the 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 personal Data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove Data where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove 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 Data to comply with local law.
Object to processing of Data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your 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 to where we are processing 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 Data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of Data in the following scenarios:
- If you want us to establish the Data's accuracy.
- Where our use of the Data is unlawful, but you do not want us to erase it
- 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.
- You have objected to our use of Data, but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process Data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any process carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide the Services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
You will not have to pay a fee to access Data (or to exercise any of the other rights).
How to contact us? If you have any questions about how we use Data, or you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us on our contact details.