Privacy Policy

TechCheffs is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information collected from individuals in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

For the purposes of the GDPR, TechCheffs is both a data controller and data processor. This means that we are responsible for ensuring that any personal data we collect and process is done so in compliance with GDPR requirements.

What personal data do we collect?

TechCheffs may collect personal data from individuals in a variety of ways, including when they visit our website, register for our events or services, or communicate with us. The types of personal data we collect may include:

  • Contact information (such as name, email address, phone number, and postal address)
  • Professional information (such as job title, company name, and industry)
  • Demographic information (such as age, gender, and location)
  • Information related to event attendance or service use (such as registration information and attendance history)
  • Other information that individuals may choose to provide to us (such as feedback or inquiries)

How do we use personal data?

TechCheffs may use personal data for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Providing services, such as event registration or customer support.
  • Communicating with individuals about TechCheffs’ events, services, or other offerings.
  • Conducting market research or analysis to improve our offerings.
  • Maintaining and improving the quality of our website and services.
  • Complying with legal or regulatory requirements.

We may also use personal data to send marketing communications, such as newsletters or promotional emails, to individuals who have provided their consent to receive such communications. Individuals may opt out of receiving these communications at any time by following the instructions provided in the communication.

How do we protect personal data?

TechCheffs takes appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage. We limit access to personal data to those who have a business need to know and require that they maintain the confidentiality and security of the data.

How long do we keep personal data?

TechCheffs retains personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law. We regularly review our data retention policies to ensure that personal data is not kept for longer than necessary.

What are individuals’ rights with respect to personal data?

Under GDPR, individuals have certain rights with respect to their personal data, including the right to:

  • Access their personal data.
  • Correct inaccurate or incomplete personal data.
  • Delete personal data in certain circumstances.
  • Object to the processing of their personal data.
  • Restrict the processing of their personal data.
  • Receive a copy of their personal data in a commonly used and machine-readable format.
  • Withdraw consent to the processing of their personal data (if processing is based on consent).

Individuals may exercise these rights by contacting TechCheffs using the contact information provided below.

How can individuals contact us about personal data?

Individuals may contact TechCheffs with questions or concerns about the processing of their personal data by emailing us at [insert email address]. We will respond to requests in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

1.        TechCheffs as a data controller:

TechCheffs is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Personal Data. As a Data Controller, TechCheffs is responsible for determining the purposes and means of processing your Personal Data. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, process, use, disclose and maintain your Personal Data in connection with your use of our website and services (collectively, the “Services”).

2.        General definitions:

1. In this Privacy Policy, unless the context otherwise requires, the following general definitions apply:

2. “Data controller” means TechCheffs, which determines the purposes and means of processing personal data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of the Website and the Services.

3. “Data Protection Laws” means applicable laws and regulations relating to the use and/or processing of personally identifiable information and data and privacy.

4. “Personal Data” means any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. This includes data such as your name, contact information, payment information, and other similar information that we collect in connection with your use of our Services.

5. “Purposes” means the purposes for which we collect and process your Personal Data, as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

6. “Services” means the services offered by TechCheffs, which may include innovation consultancy services, organizing software development events and programs, and outreach to related communities for updates and events.

7. “Service Partners” means third-party collaborators and partners who help us deliver our Services.

8. “User” or “you” means the individual accessing or using our Website and Services.

9. Except as otherwise defined above, capitalized terms in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as those given in the Terms of Service.

3.        How we collect personal data

We may collect your Personal Data when you provide it to us directly or when we collect it through automated means, such as cookies or other tracking technologies. We may also collect your Personal Data from third-party sources.

4.        Types of personal data we collect

We may collect the following types of Personal Data in connection with your use of our Services:

1.        Contact and registration information, such as your name, your organization’s name, date of birth, email and mailing addresses, and telephone number.

2.        Specific usage data from your use of the Website and the Services.

3.        Technical information related to your use of the Website and the Services, such as IP addresses, browser information, and mobile device information.

4.        Payment details, if applicable, in order to process payments for purchases made on the Website or as part of the Services.

5.        Aggregated information, such as statistical or usage data, which may be derived from your Personal Data but is anonymized.

Note that we do not collect your national identification number (e.g. NRIC for Singapore Users) unless required by applicable law.

5.        How we process and use your personal data

5.1 We will only use your Personal Data for the Purposes and to the extent necessary to perform the Services and any other related purposes, including to:

6.        verify your identity and eligibility to use the Website and the Services;

7.        administer and manage your use of the Website and the Services;

8.        communicate with you about the Website and the Services, including to provide you with updates, information, and news relating to the Services and other marketing communications;

9.        process payments for purchases made on the Website or as part of the Services, if applicable;

10.      improve the Website and the Services, including through analysis of user behavior, preferences and trends, troubleshooting, and testing;

11.      protect and secure the Website, the Services and our users, including for the purposes of preventing and detecting fraud, unauthorized access or use of the Website and the Services, and other illegal activities;

12.      enforce our legal rights and comply with applicable laws and regulations;

13.      respond to your requests, inquiries, or concerns;

14.      provide you with any other services or functionalities that we may introduce from time to time and which may require the processing of your Personal Data; and

15.      perform any other activities that are necessary or incidental to the above. 5.2 We will only process your Personal Data where we have a lawful basis to do so, including where:

16.      we have obtained your consent to the processing of your Personal Data;

17.      we require your Personal Data to perform the Services or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you;

18.      the processing is necessary to comply with our legal obligations; or

19.      the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, provided that such interests are not overridden by your rights and interests.

5.3 We may aggregate your Personal Data with the Personal Data of other users of the Website and the Services, so that the resulting information does not identify you or any other individual personally. We may use this aggregated information for any purpose, including for research and marketing purposes, provided that such use does not enable the identification of any individual.

5.4 If you have provided your consent to receive marketing communications from us, you may withdraw your consent at any time by following the opt-out instructions provided in such communications or by contacting us directly.

6.        How we disclose or export your personal data

6.1 We do not sell or rent your Personal Data to third parties for marketing purposes.

6.2 We may share your Personal Data with our Service Partners for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We may also share your Personal Data with third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as payment processors, hosting providers, IT support providers, and analytics providers. We will only share your Personal Data with these third-party service providers to the extent necessary for them to provide their services to us.

6.3 We may disclose your Personal Data if required by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with a legal obligation, (b) protect and defend our rights or property, (c) prevent fraud or illegal activity, or (d) protect the safety of our users or the public.

6.4 If we transfer your Personal Data to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or Singapore, we will ensure that the transfer is lawful and that your Personal Data is protected in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We will use appropriate safeguards, such as standard contractual clauses, to ensure that your Personal Data is protected when transferred outside the EEA or Singapore.

7.        How we maintain your personal data

7.1 We take reasonable technical and organisational measures to ensure that your Personal Data is secure and protected from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee absolute security of your Personal Data.

7.2 We retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable law.

8.        Cookies

8.1 We use cookies and similar technologies to collect certain information about your use of the Website and the Services. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

8.2 We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device until they expire or you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Website.

8.3 You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

9.        Where you provide us with third-party personal data

9.1 If you provide us with Personal Data about someone else, you confirm that you have obtained their consent to provide us with their Personal Data and that you have informed them of our identity and the purposes for which their Personal Data will be processed.

9.2 We will only use the Personal Data you provide us about someone else for the specific purpose for which you provided it to us. If you believe that your Personal Data has been provided to us without your consent or without the consent of the person whose Personal Data you provided to us, please contact us immediately.

10.       Third-party Links

10.1 Our Website may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services. If you access a third-party website or service from our Website, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of those websites or services.

11.      Your rights in respect of your personal data

You may have certain rights under applicable Data Protection Laws in relation to the personal data we hold about you. Depending on the applicable laws, these rights may include:

1.        The right to access your personal data that we hold and to receive certain information about how we process it, including the categories of personal data concerned, the purposes of the processing, and the recipients or categories of recipients;

2.        The right to request that we rectify any inaccurate or incomplete personal data that we hold about you;

3.        The right to request that we erase personal data that we hold about you where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it or where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below);

4.        The right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data that we hold about you, in certain circumstances;

5.        The right to object to us processing your personal data where we rely on our legitimate interests to do so and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes;

6.        The right to receive a copy of the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and to transmit that data to another controller, in certain circumstances;

7.        The right to withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal data at any time, where we are relying on your consent to process your personal data. Withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us at [email protected].

12.      Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the Website. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Website and Services after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any of the terms or conditions of this Privacy Policy or any revised version of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website or Services.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us at [email protected].