Saturday, July 13, 2024




1.1          Everyone has rights which cover the way in which their personal data is handled. During the course of our activities, we will collect, store and process personal data relating to our bloggers. We will endeavor to do this in a transparent way, and view treating your data with care as an essential aspect of our business in order to run a successful platform.

1.2          Our data users are also required to comply with this policy when processing personal data on our behalf. Any breach of this policy may result in disciplinary action.


2.1          The types of personal data that Kayhan Life may be required to handle include information about current, past and prospective bloggers and other editorial and media contacts and public relations professionals that we communicate with. The personal data, which may be held in a paper filing system or electronically are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and UK data protection laws.

2.2          This policy and any other documents referred to in it sets out the basis on which we will process any personal data we collect from Data Subjects, or that is provided to us by Data Subjects or other sources.

2.3          This policy sets out rules on data protection and the legal conditions that must be satisfied when we obtain, handle, process, transfer and store personal data for the Services.

2.4          Questions about the operation of this policy or any concerns that the policy has not been followed should be referred in the first instance to Natasha Phillips, Managing Editor, [email protected]


3.1          Data is information which is stored electronically, on a computer or mobile device, or in certain paper-based filing systems.

3.2          Data subjects for the purpose of this policy refers to bloggers, about whom we hold personal data. A data subject need not be a UK national or resident. All data subjects have legal rights in relation to their personal information.

3.3          Personal data means data relating to a living individual who can be identified directly or indirectly from that data (or from that data and other information in our possession). Personal data can be factual (for example, a name, address or date of birth) or it can be an opinion about that person, their actions, and behavior.

3.4          Data controllers are the people who, or

organisations which determine the purposes for which, and the manner in which, any personal data is processed. They are responsible for establishing practices and policies in line with the Act and the GDPR. Kayhan Life is the data controller of all personal data collected stored and processed for our Services.

3.5          Data users are those of our employees whose work involves processing personal data. Data users must protect the data they handle in accordance with this data protection policy and any applicable data security procedures at all times.

3.6          Data processors include any person or

organisation that is not a data user that processes personal data on our behalf and on our instructions. Employees of data controllers are excluded from this definition but it could include suppliers which handle personal data on our behalf.

3.7          Processing is any activity that involves

use of the data. It includes obtaining, recording or holding the data, or carrying out any operation or set of operations on the data including organizing, amending, retrieving, using, disclosing, erasing or destroying it. Processing also includes transferring personal data to third parties.

3.8          Special category data includes information about a person’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health or condition or sexual life, or about the commission of, or proceedings for, any offence committed or alleged to have been committed by that person, the disposal of such proceedings or the sentence of any court in such proceedings.


Anyone processing personal data must comply with the eight enforceable principles of good practice. These provide that personal data must be:

(a)        Processed fairly,  lawfully and transparently.

(b)        Processed for limited purposes and in an appropriate way.

(c)        Adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose.

(d)        Accurate.

(e)        Not kept longer than necessary for the purpose.

(f)        Secure.

Your rights as a data subject:

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

· Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.

· Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.

· Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.

· Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.

· Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.

· Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.

· Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.

· Right to judicial review: in the event that Organisation Name refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. You have the right to complain as outlined in clause 3.6 below.


5.1          The Act and the GDPR do not prevent the processing of personal data, they are there to ensure that data processing is done fairly and without adversely affecting the rights of the data subject.

5.2          For personal data to be processed lawfully, it must be processed on the basis of one of the legal grounds set out in the Act and the GDPR. These include, among other things, the data subject’s consent to the processing, or that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject, for the compliance with a legal obligation to which the data controller is subject, for the interest of the public, as a vital interest to the data subject or for the legitimate interest of the data controller or the party to whom the data is disclosed.

5.3          When we collect and process personal data, we do so only in accordance with the real and present legitimate interests of our business and taking into consideration the fundamental rights and freedoms of the relevant data subjects, in particular:

(a)        our collection and processing of personal data is limited to those activities specifically permitted by the Act or the GDPR;

(b)        we always endeavour

to notify data subjects of our collection and processing of personal data in accordance with this policy; and

(c)        data subjects have the right to request that we not collect and process their personal data at any time in accordance with this policy.

5.4          When special category data is being processed, additional conditions must be met. When processing personal data as data controllers in the course of our business, we will ensure that those requirements are met. They include seeking specific consent, to carry out an obligation, the personal data is information that has been made public by the data subject or to process a legal claim.


6.1          If we collect or process personal data, we will always endeavour to inform bloggers about:

(a)        The source from which we obtained their personal data;

(b)        The purpose or purposes for which we intend to process that personal data;

(c)     The categories of personal data;

(d)     How long personal data will be retained for;

(e)        The types of third parties, if any, with which we will share or to which we will disclose that personal data; and

(f)        The means, if any, with which data subjects can limit or prevent our use and disclosure of their personal data.

6.2          We will also inform data subjects whose personal data we process that we are the data controller with regard to that data.


We will ensure that personal data we hold is accurate and kept up to date. We will check the accuracy of any personal data at the point of collection and at regular intervals afterward. We will take all reasonable steps to destroy or amend inaccurate or out-of-date data.


We will not keep personal data longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes for which they were collected. We will take all reasonable steps to destroy, or erase from our systems, all data which is no longer required.


We will take all reasonable security measures against the accidental loss of, or damage to, personal data. We will ensure that personal data is kept confidential and only accessed on a need-to-know basis; that all members of staff will securely update and maintain completeness of personal data and measures will be undertaken to prevent accidental and deliberate unauthorised access.

This section is applicable to staff freelancers and contractors, who will be asked to ensure compliance with these points.


10.1        From time to time, we may transfer personal data we hold to a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), provided that one of the following conditions applies:

(a)        The country to which the personal data are transferred ensures an adequate level of protection for the data subjects’ rights and freedoms.

(b)        The blogger has given his consent.

(c)        The transfer is necessary for one of the reasons set out in the Act or the GDPR, including the performance of a contract between us and the blogger, or to protect the vital interests of the blogger.

(d)        The transfer is legally required on important public interest grounds or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

10.2        Subject to the requirements in clause 10.1 above, personal data we hold may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work on our behalf, or for one of our suppliers. That staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of contracts with the blogger, the processing of payment details and the provision of support services.


11.1        Kayhan Life may share personal data it holds with any member of our group, which includes our subsidiaries, such as other media outlets.

11.2        Kayhan Life may also share a data subject’s personal data in order to comply with a legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any contract with the blogger; or to protect our rights, property, or safety of our employees, customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


12.1      As data subjects, bloggers must make a formal request for information we hold about them. This should be made in writing to [email protected] in the first instance. What information the data subject requires should be outlined in this email…Every attempt will be made to respond to your request within one month.

12.2        Kayhan Life employees will refer a request to the publisher or CEO for assistance in difficult situations.


We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Where appropriate, we will notify our bloggers of those changes by email.