In this section, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of
the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries.
Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a
full explanation of these rights.
6.1 Principal rights
Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access;
(b) the right to rectification;
(c) the right to erasure;
(d) the right to restrict processing;
(e) the right to object to processing;
(f) the right to data portability;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority;
(h) the right to withdraw consent.
6.2 Right to access
You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and,
where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That
additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of
personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms
of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy
will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.
6.3 Right to rectification
You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into
account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
6.4 Right to erasure
In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay.
Those circumstances include: the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes
for which it was collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing;
the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data has been unlawfully
processed. However, there are certain general exclusions of the right to erasure. Those general
exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression
and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or
defence of legal claims.
6.5 Right to restrict processing
In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those
circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you
oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you
require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have
objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been
restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only
otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal
claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of
important public interest.
6.6 Right to object to processing
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your
particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the
processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in
the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests
pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the
personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing
which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment,
exercise or defence of legal claims.
6.7 Right to object to direct marketing
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes
(including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease
to process your personal data for this purpose.
6.8 Right to object to processing for historical research
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for historical research
purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the
processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
6.9 Right to data portability
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is consent, and such
processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data
from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not
apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
6.10 Right to complain to a supervisory authority
If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws,
you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data
protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work
or the place of the alleged infringement. In the UK the supervisory authority is the Information
Commissioner’s Office - https://ico.org.uk.
6.11 Right to withdraw consent
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent,
you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness
of processing before the withdrawal.
6.12 Providing us with written notice
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or to the postal address as