WAVES Magazine Privacy Policy

Updated September 9, 2021

This Privacy Policy applies between you, the User of this Website, and WAVES BFTCI (“WAVES Magazine”, “we”, “us”, “our”), the owner and provider of this Website. WAVES takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

When you visit the Website, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the terms of this Privacy Policy, including regarding the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Table of Contents

  • Definitions
  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy information for California residents
  • Privacy information for EEA and UK visitors/users
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes of business ownership and control
  • Changes to our Privacy Policy
  • How to contact us


Datacollectively all information that you submit to WAVES via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
Cookiesa small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website;
Data Protection Lawsany applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation;
WAVES, we, us or ourWAVES BFTCI 
User or youany third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by WAVES and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to WAVES and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
Websitethe website that you are currently using, https://wavesmagazinetci.com/, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

What data do we collect?

WAVES collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.);
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
  • Financial information such as credit / debit card numbers, card type, expiration date etc.; and
  • User-generated content such as comments or materials you post to any forums on the Website. This information will be available for others to view. 

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide us with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Subscribe online or elect to receive marketing communications from us;
  • Make payments to us, through this Website or otherwise;
  • Contact us through the Website, by telephone, e-mail or through any other means; and
  • Use or view our Website via your browser’s cookies.

We may also receive your data automatically to the extent that you access the Website, for example:

  • we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
  • we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed “How do we use cookies”.

How will we use your data?

WAVES collects and uses your data for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping;
  • To deliver any marketing materials that may be of interest to you;
  • To process your order and manage your account;
  • Respond to user feedback and other user inquiries, such as volunteering applications, pitch submissions or informational inquiries;
  • To facilitate contests, sweepstakes and promotions and to process and deliver entries and rewards;
  • To assess and track the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns;
  • To monitor and analyse trends, usage and activities in connection with our services;
  • To personalise and improve the services;
  • To detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect the rights and property of WAVES and others; and
  • To carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the data was collected.

If you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed “What are your data protection rights?” below.

How do we store your data?

We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:

  • access to your account is controlled by a password and a user name that is unique to you.
  • we store your Data on secure servers.
  • payment details are encrypted using SSL technology (typically you will see a lock icon or green address bar (or both) in your browser when we use this technology).

Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we keep your personal data for as long as we need it for the purposes for which it was collected or until you request that the Data be deleted.

When we decide how long we will keep your information we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, why we need it, and any relevant legal requirements (such as legal retention and destruction periods).

We may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes.

Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.


WAVES would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like.

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop WAVES from contacting you for marketing purposes.

What are your data protection rights?

WAVES would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You have the right to request WAVES for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that WAVES correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that WAVES erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that WAVES restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to WAVES’ processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that WAVES transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: wavesbftci@gmail.com.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our Websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

WAVES uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our Website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in;
  • Understanding how you use our Website; and
  • Ensuring you find what you are looking for easily.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our Website uses:

  • Functionality – WAVES uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our Website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
  • Advertising – WAVES uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our Website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. We sometimes share some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our Website.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our Website features may not function as a result.

Privacy Information for California Residents

The following information applies to California residents regarding “personal information” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)).  This information and the rights discussed below do not apply to information collected from or about our employees, former employees, candidates, contractors, service providers, or business contacts. 

Additional Information for California Residents

The CCPA requires us to provide additional information about the collection, use, and disclosure of your information. 

  • We may collect, use, and disclose for our business and commercial purposes, the following categories of information about you or your use of our services: Identifiers (such as name, address, email address); commercial information (such as transaction data); financial data (such as credit card information collected by our payment processor); user-generated content; device information and identifiers (such as IP address); internet or other network or device activity (such as browsing history or app usage); location data; audio or visual information (such as if you participate in a phone survey or submit a photo); characteristics of potentially protected classifications (such as gender); inference data; and other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you. 

California Privacy Rights

California residents can make certain requests about their personal information under the CCPA. Specifically, if you are a California resident, you may request that we:

  • Provide you with information about: the categories of personal information we collect, disclose or sell about you; the categories of sources of such information; the business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your personal information; and the categories of third parties with whom we share personal information. Such information is also set forth in this Privacy Policy.
  • Provide access to and/or a copy of certain information we hold about you;
  • Delete certain information we have about you;
  • Opt-out of the sale of personal information; and/or
  • Provide you with information about the financial incentives that we offer to you, if any.

Please note that certain information may be exempt from such requests under applicable law.  For example, we may retain certain information for legal compliance and to secure our Website. We may need certain information in order to provide the Website to you; if you ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to use the Website.

The CCPA further provides you with the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising your rights under the CCPA. 

If you would like information regarding your rights under applicable law or would like to exercise any of them, please click here or email us at wavesbftci@gmail.com. 

Sale of personal information

California law broadly defines “sale” in a way that may include the delivery of targeted advertising on the Website or other sites, including allowing third parties to receive certain information, such as cookies, IP address and/or browsing behaviour.  We may share the following categories of information for such advertising which may be considered a sale (as defined by California law):

  • device information and identifiers, such as IP address, and unique advertising identifiers and cookies;
  • usage information, such as browsing history or app usage;
  • location information, such as city; and
  • inference data.

If you are a California resident and would like to opt-out of our use of your information for such purposes (to the extent this is considered a sale), you may do by contacting us at wavesbftci@gmail.com. 

Shine the Light Disclosure

California’s “Shine the Light” law, Civil Code section 1798.83, requires certain businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses’ practices related to disclosing personally identifiable information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request in email to wavesbftci@gmail.com.

Privacy information for EEA and UK visitors/users

If you are a visitor or user from the EU or UK, we will only collect and use your personal data (as defined under Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (“GDPR”)) when we have a legal basis for doing so. 

The legal basis on which we rely will depend on the type of personal data we collect and the specific context in which we are collecting it. 

We collect information from you:

  • Where the processing is in our legitimate interests (provided that these aren’t overridden by your interests or rights) (such as personalising our services and marketing for example),
  • For legal compliance purposes, or
  • If we otherwise have your consent.

If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your information, please contact us at wavesbftci@gmail.com.

Your local laws may permit you to request that we:

  • Provide access to and/or a copy of certain information we have about you;
  • Prevent the processing of your information for direct-marketing purposes;
  • Update information which is out of date or incorrect;
  • Delete certain information which we have about you;
  • Restrict the way that we process and disclose certain of your information;
  • Transfer your information to a third-party provider of services; and
  • Revoke your consent for the processing of your information.

We will consider all requests and provide our response within the time period stated by applicable law. Certain information may be exempt from such requests in some circumstances, which may include if we need to keep processing your information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. We may request you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to your request.

If you would like to exercise any of your legal rights under applicable law, please contact us at wavesbftci@gmail.com. In addition to those rights, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority. However, we encourage you to contact us first, and we will do our very best to resolve your concern.

Privacy policies of other websites

The WAVES Website contains links to other websites. Our Privacy Policy applies only to our Website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their Privacy Policy.

Changes of business ownership and control

WAVES may expand or reduce our business in the future and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of WAVES. Any Data that you provide will be transferred to the new owner or newly controlling party where relevant. The new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

WAVES keeps its Privacy Policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This Privacy Policy was last updated see above.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about WAVES’ Privacy Policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at wavesbftci@gmail.com.

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