Data Controller: This is the legally-appointed person or entity that, solo or in partnership with other people or entities, decides upon the purposes for and means of controlling and processing Personal Data. In the present case, Immediate Edge is the Data Controller.
Personal Data: This is any information related to a legally identifiable person, which means someone that can be directly or indirectly identified through the use of a uniquely identifying factor such as name, ID, address (both physical and IP), or other criteria related to someone’s physical, mental, demographic, economic, cultural, social, or other backgrounds. This Personal Data can include things such as names, addresses, photographs, government-issued documents such as passports or driving licenses, financial records, emails, other personal correspondence, contracts, and more. This Personal Data definition is according to Art.4(1) of the GDPR, which addresses the protection of Personal Data.
Processing of Personal Data: This is used to cover any operation or sequence of operations surrounding Personal Data. This can include the collection, recording, storage, organisation, updating, dissemination, retrieval, amendment, modification, merging, linking, blocking, erasure, and destruction of Personal Data.
GDPR: REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC.
When using Immediate Edge, you can expect us to collect two forms of personal data: Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Non-Personally Identifiable Information (Non-PII). This information is required for the functioning of Immediate Edge and our ability to provide services to you and may be collected from you via the following forms:
(a) Information that you give to us: Personal Data consensually given to us by you when requesting information from us or completing (contact) forms on our website. Filling in any of the website forms or applying for our services constitutes your informed, freely given consent to our collection of the respective Personal Data provided in those forms.
(b) Information regarding your use of our website: Demographic, behavioural, and other statistics surrounding your use of our website that we receive from Google Analytics and other cookies. This data is used alongside information about our other users to identify different consumer groups rather than individuals.
(c) Correspondence: When you contact us through email, contact forms, and so forth, we may store our conversation with you, or collect your contact information so we may respond to your inquiry. Nevertheless, data that is irrelevant to the fulfillment of your request or the basic functioning of Immediate Edge will not be processed.
Immediate Edge requires some of your Personal Data in order to function as intended and be able to provide the services advertised on our website, as well as to better understand the performance of our website and improve our content. Overall, there are four primary legal reasons why Immediate Edge as a Data Controller decides to process your Personal Data, which are in accordance with all applicable legislation about personal data collection and processing, and respect the user’s rights regarding data protection:
(a) Contract performance: This is when your Personal Data is legally required for creating or making a part of a legal contract between you and Immediate Edge.
(b) Consent: This is when you have provided your Personal Data for various other reasons with explicit, informed consent.
(c) Legal obligation: Where the use of your Personal Data is required for us to satisfy our legal obligations under EU and other applicable privacy laws.
(d) Legitimate interest: Immediate Edge makes use of your Personal Data to achieve a legitimate interest, and our reasons for doing so are determined to take precedence over recognised data protection rights, except for cases where the data subject’s freedoms and rights outweigh the legitimate interests of Immediate Edge.
Note that Immediate Edge does not store user data on its proprietary servers, as it is not the Data Processor. After a user creates an account with us and provides their explicit consent, we send their data to one of our third-party partners, who serves as the Data Processor.
All questions and concerns regarding data processing need to be addressed to the Data Processor, in this case, the third-party brokerage assigned to you after registration with Immediate Edge.
The Data Controller (Immediate Edge) will use your Personal Data for the following necessary purposes:
(a) For communication and registration: Wherever you reach out to Immediate Edge, through a contact form or otherwise, we will utilise the information you provide in order to meet your requests and inquiries. All data you provide this way is given with your explicit and informed consent.
(b) For promotions of Immediate Edge: When you provide us with your consent, Immediate Edge may reach out to you to share with you various relevant opportunities in the form of promotional material, marketing developments, or important news regarding Immediate Edge.
(c) Security improvements and boosting the user experience on the Immediate Edge website: In order to boost our security and provide you with a better user experience when using our site, we may utilise your Personal Data as it pertains to your use of our website.
You have likely heard of cookies before. Let us briefly explain how they work. Basically, a cookie is a small file of text that is sent to the device you are using to access our website, whether that be a laptop, PC, or smartphone. By doing so, it allows Immediate Edge to recognise the device you are using as unique and identify you upon subsequent returns to our page.
The reason that we utilise cookies on Immediate Edge is to provide a better user experience for you and to allow the website to operate effectively. If you wish to remove cookies, you can do so through the settings on your browser. However, be aware that this may negatively affect your experience of using the website. In some cases, it can make the website unusable.
We use the following types of cookies on Immediate Edge:
(a) Functional cookies: The most commonly-used cookies you are likely to come across, functional cookies are vital for a website to function as intended. Without the use of these, the smooth running of a website will be seriously impacted and some services may be unavailable.
(b) Google Analytics: This software allows web admins to gain vital insights into their website’s traffic and improve the overall user experience. Immediate Edge has a binding agreement with Google which means Google is unable to see or utilise any of the data collected with these cookies for its own purposes.
(c) Third-party cookies: This form of online cookie is placed on our site by third-party brokers, often via affiliate links.
If you wish to change your cookie preferences, we have compiled a handy list of pages for you to do so based on the most widely used browsers worldwide.
For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050.
For the Internet Explorer or Edge web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835.
For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-store.
For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac.
Please visit your web browser’s official web pages for any other web browser.
When using our site, only the bare minimum of data required for the proper functioning of Immediate Edge is collected. We do not store any collected personal data on our servers.
Immediate Edge does not hold your Personal Data. But at times, we might interact with third-party service providers that will process your Personal Data upon our request. This is subject to data processing agreements, and your Personal Data will not be shared without your consent and Immediate Edge’s request.
The third parties we might send your data to are third-party financial brokers who follow the GDPR and other applicable privacy laws. None of your personal data will be shared with them without you providing your explicit consent.
Immediate Edge has executed fitting safety efforts to protect the personal information of its clients. Such protective measures differ based on the type and amount of Personal Data in question. Access to your Personal Data is confined and is revealed exclusively only to the minimum staff that requires the data for fundamental purposes, such as to ensure the services you request from Immediate Edge can be fulfilled. All of our employees are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and will not disclose your data without your consent.
If Immediate Edge is legitimately committed to uncovering Personal Data, whether law enforcement or similar, said data controller would be required to comply. We shall duly inform the user and obtain their consent when a third party is requesting access to their personal data for legitimate reasons. Immediate Edge will continually evaluate demands made by such bodies to discover whether the exposure is a legitimate prerequisite and will only uncover as much Personal Data as is essential to fulfilling our lawful necessities.
Other parties that may have access to your Personal Data include Data Processors that Immediate Edge is required to work with. Besides the third-party brokers we connect our customers to, our hosting company has legal grounds to collect some of our users’ data as a technical requirement for the maintenance of our website. Any sharing of Personal Data with third parties is done according to all applicable privacy laws, with consent, and does not violate the rights and freedoms of the customers.
Immediate Edge holds your Personal Data for no longer than is required by the purpose for which it was obtained. Nevertheless, we are not answerable for information shared over internet-based forums or through third parties.
When it comes to your Personal Data, you have a wide range of rights granted by the GDPR and other relevant privacy and data protection laws. These are detailed below:
(a) Subject access: You have the right to access any of your personal data under the control of Immediate Edge.
(b) Rectification: You can request that your personal data be adjusted if it is in some way inaccurate.
(c) Erasure: Upon request, you can ask that Immediate Edge remove all of your personal data under particular circumstances. If this is agreed upon, Immediate Edge will also reach out to third-party data controllers and processors that may have copies of your data and notify them of your request.
(d) Portability: you can ask that Immediate Edge transfer your Personal Data to a third party of your choice.
(e) Raise a complaint: You can raise an issue or complaint surrounding our use of your Personal Data with any relevant regulatory body in your country of residence. When doing so, you will need to refer to the relevant local data protection laws.
(f) Restriction: you have the right to request that the Data Controller restricts the access to and processing of your data in some circumstances, such as during a formal dispute after filing a complaint.
In addition, Immediate Edge users also have the right to do the following: