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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for Shards Cybersecurity

Effective Date: 09 May 2024


Welcome to Shards Cybersecurity. Based in Slovakia with operational reach across the United Kingdom and the European Union, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our clients' personal data. This Privacy Policy details our protocols for the collection, handling, and protection of personal data, conforming strictly to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) of the United Kingdom.

Scope and Consent

This policy applies to all information collected through our digital platforms and services. By accessing our services, you consent to the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal data as described in this policy.

Data Collection, Purpose, and Use

Types of Data Collected:

  • Personal Identifiers: Contact details such as names, email addresses, and telephone numbers.

  • Professional Information: Job titles, company names, and industry details.

  • Digital Footprints: IP addresses, browser types, operating systems, and activity logs to enhance service functionality and security.

Purposes of Data Collection:

  • Service Provision: Delivering tailored cybersecurity solutions that meet your specific needs.

  • Communication: Addressing inquiries, providing support, and maintaining an open line of communication.

  • Marketing and Promotions: Informing you about new products, services, and offers tailored to your interests, based on your consent.

Legal Basis for Processing

  • Consent: Explicitly obtained for marketing communications and certain cookies.

  • Contractual Performance: Necessary for the execution or initiation of contracts to which you are a party.

  • Legal Obligations: Complying with our legal responsibilities.

  • Legitimate Interests: Conducting and managing our business operations to enable us to give you the best service/product and secure experience.

Subscription Management

You may subscribe to our newsletters or updates by providing your email address through designated forms on our website. You can withdraw your consent and unsubscribe at any time via the link provided in our emails or by contacting

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

We employ cookies to facilitate the functionalities of our website, analyse site usage, enhance user experience, and deliver targeted advertising. We categorise cookies used as follows:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies: Vital for website functionality, not requiring consent under privacy laws.

  • Analytical/Performance Cookies: Aggregate data about site usage to improve website performance.

  • Functional Cookies: Enhance user experience by remembering user preferences and settings.

  • Targeting/Advertising Cookies: Employed to deliver advertisements more relevant to you and your interests.

Users are provided with the opportunity to manage their cookie settings upon their first visit to our site, where they can accept all cookies, decline non-essential cookies, or tailor their preferences.

Data Sharing, Disclosure, and Third Parties

We only share your data with third parties under strict conditions. The entities with which we share data include:

  • Service Providers: Companies that provide services on our behalf, such as data analysis and email delivery.

  • Legal Requirements: When required by law or as necessary to protect our services, we may disclose your information to authorities or other legal entities.

International Data Transfers

Personal data may be transferred to countries outside the EEA. We ensure all such transfers comply with legal requirements and are safeguarded by appropriate mechanisms, including standard contractual clauses and adequacy decisions.

Data Security Measures

We implement robust security measures to protect your data against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage. However, no internet-based site can be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Data Retention

We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Your Legal Rights

Under data protection laws, you have rights including:

  • Access: The right to be provided with a copy of your personal data.

  • Rectification: The right to request correction of inaccurate or incomplete data.

  • Erasure: The right to ask us to delete or remove personal data when there is no good reason for us to continue processing it.

  • Objections and Restrictions: The right to object to processing of your personal data and the right to request restriction of processing.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be updated periodically to reflect changes in our practices or regulatory changes. We will provide notice of any significant changes through our website or through direct communication.

Contact Information

Should you have any questions or concerns about our privacy practices or wish to exercise your rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer at

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