Echo Chat Ltd ("we") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
SCOPE OF POLICY
Echo Chat mobile application software ("App") available on our site or hosted on the Apple App Store ("App Site"), or from the Google play store once you have downloaded or streamed a copy of the App onto your mobile telephone or handheld device ("Device").
This policy 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.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) and all related data protection legislation having effect in the United Kingdom from time to time., the data controller is Echo Chat Ltd (company number: SC621055) whose registered office is at Compt Hall. Brightons. Stirlingshire. FK2 0RW.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
We will collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us (Submitted information):
On registration, your phone number
Your photo and buddy name within our chat function
technical information, including the type of mobile device you use, a unique device identifier (for example, your Device's IMEI number, the MAC address of the Device's wireless network interface, or the mobile phone number used by the Device) and mobile network information
The provision of certain of your personal information is required from you to enable us to provide our Services to you. We will inform you at the point of collecting information from you, whether you are required to provide the information to us.
Please note that as part of the functionality of the App, our logo will appear within the address book of your phone, providing you with a short cut to making calls via the App.
We will hold your personal information for a period of 1 year after you have had zero credit on your account or you ask us to close your account.
You are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
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 Sites; 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.
SHARING OF INFORMATION AND TRANSFER OUTSIDE THE EEA
We do not share your personal information with other third parties.
The App is hosted on servers outside of the EEA depending on your geographical location, however we have ensured that necessary protections are in place to protect your data - for example, that such hosting companies are signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. Otherwise, to the best of our knowledge, understanding and belief your information will not be transferred outside of the EEA or to any country not approved by the European Commission.
Reasons we can collect and use your personal information
We rely on the following grounds as the lawful basis on which we collect and use your personal data:
The processing is necessary for the performance of the contract between us in relation to provision of App; and
The processing is necessary for achieving our legitimate business interests.
Under the data protections laws, you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
fair processing of information and transparency over how we use your use personal information
access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address
require us to correct any mistakes in your information which we hold
require the erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations
receive the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations
object at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing
object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you
object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information
otherwise restrict our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
use our echo chat function, call or write to us using the contract details set out below;
let us have enough information to identify you i.e. your phone number and/or buddy name; and
let us know the information to which your request relates.
Keeping your personal information secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
How to complain
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.
The data protection laws also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
Changes to this privacy notice
This privacy notice was last updated June 2020.
We may change this privacy notice from time to time and will keep you updated of any changes we make.
How to contact us
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information we hold about you please contact us using our chat function or write to us at Echo Chat Ltd. Compt Hall. Brightons. Stirlingshire. FK2 0RW.