This Privacy Statement aims to give you information on how Cyprus Friendly collects, uses, discloses and processes your personal data through your use of the CyprusFriendly.com website com (hereinafter referred to as “the Website”) and the means by which this is done. The Privacy Statement as a means of notifying the website visitors of  their rights in accordance with local law and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

CyprusFriendly.com is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience.

By accessing, browsing and/or using this Website, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Statement and acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree, to be bound by these terms conditions, and notices contained herein and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

For the purposes of this Privacy Statement “Personal Data” refers to all  data which relates to a living individual who can be identified from such data such as for instance, name, address and/or identification number. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

About ‘CyprusFriendly.com’

CyprusFriendly.com is an online directory service and blog offering to visitors a collection of listed online shops and information about online shopping.

CyprusFriendly.com (referred to as ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’, ‘CyprusFriendly’ or the ‘CyprusFriendly.com’) is committed to protecting your privacy and handling your data in an open and transparent manner. The personal data that we collect, and process depends on the service requested and agreed in each case. 

In this privacy statement, your data is sometimes called “personal data” or “personal information”. We may also sometimes collectively refer to handling, collecting, protecting, recording, organizing, structuring, storing, adapting or altering, retrieving, consulting, using, disclosing by transmission, disseminating or otherwise making available, aligning or combining, restricting, erasing or destructing your personal data or any such action as “processing” such personal data.

For the purposes of this statement, personal data shall mean any information relating to you which identifies or may identify you and which includes, for example, your name, address, identification number.

If you have any questions, or want more details about how we use your personal information, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at email: cyprusfriendly@mail.com

1. What personal data we process and where we collect it from

We collect and process different types of personal data which we receive from our customers (potential and current) via their registration and visit of our site, in the context of our business relationship.

We process data in the context of providing information, recommendations and other services to you. The categories of data that might be collected and processed, include:
contact information (including email address, phone number,name)
location information (country,city)
any other information you may provide to the website

2. Why we process your personal data

We collect several types of information from and about users of our Services, in order to provide a great user experience by providing personalized content and ads.

 3. You have provided your consent

Provided that you have given us your specific consent for processing (other than for the reasons set out hereinabove) then the lawfulness of such processing is based on that consent. You have the right to revoke consent at any time. However, any processing of personal data prior to the receipt of your revocation will not be affected.

4. Children’s data

We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy. We do not collect personal data in relation to children but only provided that we have first obtained their parents’ or legal guardian’s consent or unless otherwise permitted under law. We do not provide any services to children. For the purposes of this privacy statement, “children” are individuals who are under the age of eighteen (18).

5. Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

6. How we treat your personal data for marketing activities and whether profiling is used for such activities

We may process your personal data to tell you about products, services and offers that may be of interest to you or your business. Your consent is required in such cases.

The personal data that we process for this purpose consists of information you provide to us and data we collect and/or infer when you use our services, such as information on your transactions. We study all such information to form a view on what we think you may need or what may interest you. In some cases, profiling is used, i.e. we process your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects in order to provide you with targeted marketing information on products.

We can only use your personal data to promote our products and services to you if we have your explicit consent to do so or, in certain cases, if we consider that it is in our legitimate interest to do so.

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes, which includes profiling, by contacting at any time CyprusFriendly.com  


7. How long we keep your personal information for

We will keep your personal data for as long as we have a business relationship with you [as an individual or in respect of our dealings with a legal entity you are authorized to represent or are beneficial owner].

Once our business relationship with you has ended, we may keep your data for up to ten (10) years in accordance with the directive of the Data Protection Commissioner (http://www.dataprotection.gov.cy).

We may keep your data for longer than 10 years if we cannot delete it for legal, regulatory or technical reasons.

For prospective customer personal data [or authorized representatives/agents or beneficial owners of a legal entity prospective customer] we shall keep your personal data for maximum of 3 years from the date of notification of the rejection of your application for card acquiring services and/or facilities or from the date of withdrawal of such application, as per Data Protection Commissioner directive (http://www.dataprotection.gov.cy). 

8. Your data protection rights

You have the following rights in terms of your personal data we hold about you:

  • Receive access to your personal data. This enables you to e.g. receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it. In order to receive such a copy you can contact us at the email: cyprusfriendly@mail.com
  • Request correction [rectification] of the personal data we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to erase your personal data [known as the ‘right to be forgotten’] where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it.
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms.

You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data, for direct marketing purposes. This also includes profiling inasmuch as it is related to direct marketing. Please note that we will do so only if you have provided your consent.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, then we shall stop the processing of your personal data for such purposes.

  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data, i.e. use it only for certain things, if:
    • it is not accurate,
    • it has been used unlawfully but you do not wish for us to delete it,
    • it is not relevant any more, but you want us to keep it for use in possible legal claims,
    • you have already asked us to stop using your personal data but you are waiting us to confirm if we have legitimate grounds to use your data.
  • Request to receive a copy of the personal data concerning you in a format that is structured and commonly used and transmit such data to other organisations. You also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly by ourselves to other organisations you will name [known as the right to data portability].
  • Withdraw the consent that you gave us with regard to the processing of your personal data at any time. Note that any withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before it was withdrawn or revoked by you.

To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any other questions about our use of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer at the email: cyprusfriendly@mail.com We endeavour to address all of your requests promptly.

Right to lodge a complaint

If you have exercised any or all of your data protection rights and still feel that your concerns about how we use your personal data have not been adequately addressed by us, you have the right to complain by sending an email to our Data Protection Officer at email: cyprusfriendly@mail.com. You also have the right to complain to the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection. Find out on their website how to submit a complaint (http://www.dataprotection.gov.cy). 

9. Changes to this privacy statement

Currently, our website does not collect any personal data such as name, email, gender, phone number but we may do in the future.

We may modify or amend this privacy statement from time to time by updating this page.

We encourage you to review this statement periodically so as to be always informed about how we are processing and protecting your personal information.

10. Frequently asked questions

To help you understand the basic principles of data privacy law and address some of the common questions that arise with regard to the protection of your personal data, please refer to cyprusfriendly@mail.com

11. Cookies

The CyprusFriendly.com Website consists of “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize cyprusfriendly.com pages, or register with CyprusFriendly.com site or services, a cookie helps CyprusFriendly to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal preferences, such as pages you visit, shop you favorite, and so on. When you return to the same CyprusFriendly.com Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the CyprusFriendly features that you customized. You have the ability 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. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the CyprusFriendly.com services or Websites you visit.