Privacy and Cookie Policy Information

GDPR Compliance

iConnecTel exceeds the statutory requirements necessary to comply with the EU GDPR legislation 2018. GDPR gives EU citizens control over their personal data.

Sovereign Identity

Sovereign Identity gives individuals complete control over their personal data in real-time. Users can control, access, edit and delete their data.

Cookies

In common with the majority of websites, iConnecTel uses cookies to improve the user experience. View our Cookies Policy below.

GDPR Compliance

General Data Protection Regulation (https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en)

iConnecTel complies with the EU GDPR legislation that came into effect on May 25th, 2018. Any organization that provides services to an EU citizen is subject to its provisions. GDPR gives EU citizens control over their personal data, even as it is stored and managed in third party systems. The law gives individuals the right to see what data is held, to access it, to correct it, to take it elsewhere, and ultimately to delete it.
The general principles of GDPR are:

  • The right to be informed of how personal information will be used
  • The right of access to the personal information
  • The right of rectification of personal information
  • The right to withdraw consent of use of personal information at any time
  • The right of erasure of personal information or the right to be forgotten

Penalties for violations of GDPR regulations can potentially rise to the multi-millions range. In response, organizations are adopting design principles based on the GDPR concepts of Privacy by Design and Default:

  • The controller shall implement appropriate technical and organisational measures for ensuring that, by default, only personal data which are necessary for each specific purpose of the processing are processed.
  • That obligation applies to the amount of personal data collected, the extent of their processing, the period of their storage and their accessibility.
  • In particular, such measures shall ensure that by default personal data are not made accessible without the individual’s intervention to an indefinite number of natural persons.

In addition, controllers are required to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures, such as pseudonymisation, which are designed to implement data-protection principles, such as data minimisation, in an effective manner and to integrate the necessary safeguards into the processing in order to meet the requirements of this Regulation and protect the rights of data subjects.

Sovereign Identity

“Sovereign Identity” is an advanced set of data protection design principles. It provides individuals control over their ‘Personal Data’ that ensures compliance to the GDPR principles in real-time. Individuals are able to see real-time granular proof of GDPR compliance and it provides them with the ability to control, access, edit and delete their ‘personal data’.

It changes the traditional relationship individuals have had with their services providers by making the individual the ‘Data Controller’ over their ‘Personal data’. In the past, this responsibility was passed to the service provider by individuals because there was no way to accomplish this economically. With ‘Sovereign Identity’ services providers now become ‘Data Processors’ subject to the authority of the ‘Data Controller’.

“Sovereign Identity’ has been integrated into all iConnecTel Services. If you are interested in adopting this technology for your services please refer to iTel Services – iProfile.

Cookies

What Are Cookies?
As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that
are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather,
how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these
cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the site’s functionality.
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.
How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases, there are no industry
standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to
this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in
case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how
to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that
you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this
site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Account related cookies – if you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management
    of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out
    however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.
  • Login related cookies – we use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This
    prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically
    removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas
    when logged in.
  • Email newsletters related cookies – this site offers a newsletter or email subscription services and
    cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications
    which might only be valid to subscribed or unsubscribed users.
  • Orders processing related cookies – this site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies
    are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
  • Surveys related cookies – from time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with
    interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may
    use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results
    after you change pages.
    • Forms related cookies – when you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact
      pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future
      correspondence.
    • Site preferences cookies – in order to provide you with a great experience on this site we
      provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In
      order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called
      whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which
third party cookies you might encounter through this site. This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most
widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways
that we can improve your experience.

These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can
continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google
Analytics page. Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to
produce engaging content.

These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to
understand how we can improve the site for you. From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to
the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that
you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users
appreciate the most. As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the
visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track.
This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our
advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price. The Google AdSense service we use to advertise uses
a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is
shown to you.

For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ. We use adverts to offset the
costs of running this site and provide funding for further development. The behavioural advertising cookies used by
this site are designed to ensure that we provide you with the most relevant adverts where possible by anonymously
tracking your interests and presenting similar things that may be of interest. Several partners advertise on our
behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of
our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to
provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in
various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data
they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.