Data We Collect and How We Collect It
We obtain a variety of data (collectively the “data”) through our web scraping platform and from trusted third-party data partners via API’s and as data dumps.
The Data Collected when you visit our website (https://datahut.co/)
We also may collect data from you when you visit our website (https://datahut.co/), such as to express interest in buying our data services or sign up for our newsletters. If you share personal data with us, such as your name, phone number, address, etc. we may use this data to send you information about new products and services.
Also, when you visit our website ( https://datahut.co/), we or third-party platforms we work with may collect other data from your electronic device that you use. This data may contain pseudonymized information, such as a unique browser identifier, data about your device and your activity on our website. It will also collect data about the web pages you access. We may use this data for our marketing purposes.
We (or our partners) may collect or associate data using “cookies.” Cookies help us make your experience on Datahut website better and personalized. Datahut may allow certain third parties to place cookies on the Datahut website.For example, we utilize Matomo to analyze usage patterns for the Datahut website. Matomo generates a cookie to capture information about your use of the Datahut website.
You may disallow or delete cookies or web beacons to the extent permitted by your browsers or other applications. If you do so, the performance of certain features of the Datahut website may be limited or not to work at all.
How We Use and Share the Data We Collect
Datahut aggregates the Data from our data partners and through our web scraping platform. Our customers – a variety of organizations from startups to large enterprises– in turn, use the Data for a variety of commercial purposes, including competition analysis, pricing analysis or fraud detection among many other use cases. No party outside Datahut except our partners can access the personal information we collected while you visited the website such as email and project requirements.
We may also use and share the information for legal, auditing and accounting purposes and also to improve our internal processes. We might even share the data with a law enforcement agency in case of a formal request. In the event of an acquisition, any data we hold will likely be shared with the successor entity,
Our products and data services are not intended to collect Information from children under the age of 16. If you believe we have obtained data from a person under the age of 16, please contact us at the below contact information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Datahut protects Information in our possession against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We regularly review our Data security, storage, and processing to ensure compliance with industry best practices. However, as no physical or technological safeguards are 100 percent secure, we do not guarantee the security of any particular elements of data that we hold.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
From May 25, 2018, a new data privacy law known as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (or the “GDPR”) is in effect through the EEA countries what GDPR gives its citizens control over their personal data. By doing so, it also simplifies and unifies the regulatory environment in all the EU countries.
GDPR’s effect on web scraping is it just puts breaks on scraping personally identifiable information of individuals within EU. The GDPR requires Datahut and our customers and visitors to provide them information about the processing of their “Personal Data.” “Personal Data” is a broad term used in Europe that means, generally, data that identifies or can identify a particular unique user or device. To comply with the GDPR, we provide the below representations and information, which are specific to persons located in EU countries (so please don’t rely on the below, if you’re not):
a. Legal grounds for processing the Personal Data
The GDPR requires Datahut to tell you the details of the legal basis Datahut is relying on processing any Personal Data about the customers or users. The legal basis for us processing the Personal Data is provided below
You provided your consent. To ensure the data services that involve the use of publically available data in combination with other Personal Data (e.g., we’d require your email to send a proposal ), we rely on your expressed consent. To obtain your consent, we rely on our compliance guidelines designed to ensure that we only facilitate the collection of legally obtained and compliant data.
Legal Obligations. Processing of data may be necessary for us to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations.
b. Transfers of Personal Data
As Datahut works with global organizations, we may need to transfer your Personal information to storage/servers outside of the country from which it was initially provided. When we transfer Personal Data outside of the EEA or Switzerland, we take steps to make sure that appropriate protocols are in place to protect your Personal Data. You may contact us at the contact information below for more details on the measures we have in place to protect your Personal Data and privacy rights in these circumstances. email@example.com
c. Personal Data Retention
As a general policy, we retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to provide our data services, or to comply with legal or contractual obligations. Datahut reserves the right to retain your Personal Data as long as we have a legitimate reason to keep it for legal, accounting or auditing needs.
d. Your Rights as a Data Subject
Right to Correct or Delete: If you wish to exercise your right to correct or delete Personal Data, you may contact us to do so.
Right to Lodge Complaints: As a customer or user, you have the right to file a complaint with a GDPR supervisory authority. We request you first consult with us, so that we may work with you to resolve any claim or concern you might have. You can ask with us through the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.