Hot Soap Studios Ltd values your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information.
‘Data Controller’ means the person or organization which determines when, why and how to process Personal Data and implements appropriate technical and organizational measures to comply with the Law;
‘Data Protection Officer’ means the person who is formally appointed with the purpose of ensuring that we are aware of and comply with our data protection responsibilities and obligations according to the Law;
‘Data Subject’ means a living, identified or identifiable natural person about whom we hold Personal Data;
‘Personal data’ means data about the Data Subject who can be identified: (a) from that data; or (b) from that data and other information to which we have or are likely to have access;
‘Processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaption or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction;
‘Special Categories of Personal Data’ means the information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health conditions, sexual life, sexual orientation, biometric or genetic data;
For the purposes of this Policy, Personal Data includes Special Categories of Personal Data.
‘Third Party’ means the recipient of your Personal Data as defined below.
The kind of information we collect about you
The purpose of the Processing of your Personal Data is largely based on each of our services that you have requested:
- Contact details (e.g. name, email address, physical address, phone number);
- Personal Correspondence (e.g. emails that you send to us, information posted publicly on our social media channels);
- Payment information (e.g. payment card information, account number, IBAN);
- Digital identification (e.g. IP address, when you log onto our website)
- Voice recording
- Any additional information that can be necessary for the provision of particular services (e.g. Album Creation)
In the event that you provide us with Personal Data about other individuals, you warrant to us that you have obtained such individuals’ permission to do so.
We do not collect or process Personal Data of children without prior consent from their parents or legal guardian.
We also may collect images and video data via security cameras located at the private areas, entrances and exits of our premises for monitoring and security purposes. Footage is securely stored and is only accessible to management level. Footage may be shared with competent authorities if required and/or mandatory under the provisions of any legislation. For this purpose, we have placed signs inside and outside of our premises communicating the use of security cameras.
On what legal basis do we process your Personal Data
We may collect and process your Personal Data for any or all of the following purposes:
- Are necessary to enter into a contract and/or to perform the contract in order to fulfill the services that you have requested (e.g. Recording, Editing, Mixing);
- You have given consent to the processing of your Personal Data for a specific purpose (e.g. Social Media Marketing, Voice Recording)
- Consent may be withdrawn at any time by contacting our Data Protection Officer at the contact details provided below.
- Are necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests or of a third party (e.g. legal claims), except where these interests are overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms, especially in cases where the Data Subject is a child;
- Is required for complying with the Law and/or any applicable law (e.g. the obligation of keeping records).
Who Receives your Personal Data
Your Personal Data are only accessible by the following Third Parties:
- The employees with a need for access to fulfill the purposes set out above;
- Any of our sub-contractors and/or service providers, including but not limited to IT service providers;
- Marketing service providers (e.g. to send e-mails – if you consent/opt-in to receive information about offers, newsletters and other such promotional offers etc.);
- Credit/Debit Card Processing Companies (i.e. process credit/debit card payments for delivery).
In case of an absence of your consent, your Personal Data will not be disclosed to any Third Party, other than the above-mentioned, unless the disclosure is required and/or mandatory under the provisions of any legislation, regulation or upon governmental, supervisory, competent authority request.
When we enter to an engagement with a Third Party pursuant to which your Personal Data may be processed by that party, we enter into a processing agreement with that party in order to ensure that this Third Party processes the Personal Data strictly according to our instructions and implements the appropriate administrative, physical and technical measures to protect the Personal Data from unauthorized or accidental use, collection, access, damage, loss or disclosure.
This Policy applies solely to Personal Data collected by Hot Soap Recordings and not to other third-party websites. Please be aware that third-parties have their own Data Protection Policies. We encourage our users to read the Privacy Policies of each website visited.
Transferring your Personal Data outside European Union (‘EU’) and European Economic Area (‘EEA’)
We generally do not transfer your Personal Data to countries outside of EU and EEA (‘Third Countries’), except where required by the purposes set out in this Policy. If we need to transfer any Personal Data to Third Countries, we always ensure that the transfer meets the relevant requirements of the Law and we take all steps required to ensure that your Personal Data continues to receive our standards of protection.
When can Personal Data be transferred outside of the EU and the EEA
- If the European Commission has made a finding that the Third Country, territory or sectors within the Third Country ensures an adequate level of privacy protection (Adequacy Decision);
- The Third Party has signed the standard data protection clauses (i.e. contract) adopted by the European Commission and agreed to apply the privacy standards of protection of the European Union;
- The Data Subject has provided consent to the transfer.
Retention of Personal Data:
We will retain your Personal Data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or for as long as is required/permitted by applicable law.
The camera recordings will be retained for 30 days.
Protection of Personal Data:
To safeguard your Personal Data from unauthorized access, collection, use, damage, loss, disclosure, copying or similar risks, we have introduced appropriate administrative, physical and technical measures such as up to date antivirus protection, encryption and the use of privacy filters to secure all storage and transmission of Personal Data to Third Parties. We also allow access to Personal Data only to those employees who need to know such data and they will only process your Personal Data on our instructions.
However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. While security cannot be guarantee, we try to protect the security of the Data Subject’s Personal Data and we constantly review and enhance our information security measures.
Your rights in relation to your Personal Data
Right to access:
Request access to your Personal Data (commonly referred to as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of your Personal Data that we hold about you;
Right to rectification:
Request to correct or update any of your Personal Data which we hold. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected. We strive to retain only Personal Data that is accurate, complete and up to date;
Right to data portability:
Request the transfer of your Personal Data to another party;
Right to erasure:
Request to delete your Personal Data. However, we may need to retain certain information for legal or administrative purposes, such as record keeping and detect fraudulent activities.
Right to restrict processing:
Request to restrict the use of your Personal Data;
Right to object:
You have the right to object to the collection and use of your Personal Data (e.g. when we use your Personal Data on the basis of your consent, you can withdraw that consent at any time);
How can you exercise your rights in relation to your Personal Data:
If you wish to exercise any of your rights, you may contact our Data Protection Officer in writing or via email at the contact details provided below:
Name: Andreas Matheou
Address: Makariou 98, Philis Court, flat 21, Larnaca, Cyprus, 6017
The Data Protection Officer has the right to require the individual making the request to provide certain identification documents/information to be able to verify his/her identity.
The Data Protection Officer will respond to your requests within thirty (30) days after receiving your email/letter.
Right to lodge a complaint:
You have the right to lodge a complaint about the use of your Personal Data by contacting the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection in Cyprus at the contact details below:
Office address: Iasonos 1, 1082 Nicosia, Cyprus
Postal address: P.O. Box 23378, 1682 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel: +357 22818456
Fax: +357 22304565
Effect of Policy and Changes to Policy
We keep this Policy under review, and we may modify it from time to time without any prior notice. You should review our Policy on our website periodically to ensure that you are aware of any such modifications/updates.
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