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Privacy Policy

Sustainable OneWorld Technologies C.I.C. ("We" or “us”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this website, and us, the owner and provider of this website.

For the purpose of the applicable Data Protection laws, the data controller is Sustainable OneWorld Technologies C.I.C. of 83 Willingham Road, Over, Cambridgeshire, CB24 5PF (registration number 08448582).

This policy only applies to our site. If you leave our site via a link or otherwise, you will be subject to the policy of that website provider. We have no control over that policy or the terms of the website and you should check their policy before continuing to access the site.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We keep certain basic information when you visit our website and recognise the importance of keeping that information secure and letting you know what we will do with it.

Definitions and interpretation

In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:

Data – collectively all information that you submit to Sustainable OneWorld Technologies C.I.C. via the website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws.

Cookies – a small text file placed on your computer by this website when you visit it. Details of the cookies used by this website are set out in the clause below Information we may collect about you.

Data Protection Laws – any applicable law relating to the processing of personal data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK.

GDPR – The General data Protection Regulations (EU) 2016/679

Sustainable OneWorld Technologies, SOWTech, we or us – Sustainable One World Technologies C.I.C., a Community Interest Company, 83 Willingham Road, Over, Cambridgeshire, CB24 5PF (registration number 08448582).

Information we may collect from you

As part of the registration process for Lynn’ Letter, we collect personal information, including your name, email address and organisation. We use that information to be able to send you the newsletter, to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don't rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard Internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site sowtech.com (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

To recognise you when you return to our site.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies.

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you is stored on password protected computers and may be transferred to other members of SOWTech by email.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

To notify you about changes to our service.

If you do not want us to use your data in this way please email info@sowtech.com.

Retention of data

Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your data for the length of time necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that he data be deleted. Even if we delete your data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Your rights

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Lynn McGoff at info@sowtech.com.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing at any time by contacting us at info@sowtech.com.

Our site may contain links to and from the websites of our partner organisations, collaborators and organisations with similar interests. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. However, we advise that you check this page regularly to keep up to date with any necessary changes. This policy was last amended on 5 June 2018.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@sowtech.com.