Personal Data Protection and Processing User Privacy Notice

  • At Sorwe Information and Mobile Technologies A.S. ("Sorwe") we attach high importance to the security and confidentiality of your personal data and we adopt the highest level of security measures to keep your data safe. With Sorwe’s “Data Controller and/or data processor” title, we operate in accordance with “Data Protection Laws” such as the EU GDPR and the UK GDPR.
  • Controller for personal data
  • A “controller” is a person or organisation who alone or jointly determines the purposes for which and the way any personal data is or is likely to be processed. Unless we notify you otherwise Sorwe is the controller of your personal data for the purpose of this website, its customer data and employee data.
  • Processor for personal data
  • Where we carry out services for our customer we act in accordance with their instructions and under Data Protection Laws we act as the “processor” or its equivalent.
  • This privacy notice applies to the processing of personal data by us in connection with any:
  • •  Customers: For the provision of services by us.
    •  Suppliers: For the provision of products and services to us by suppliers or service providers.
    •  Visitors: For the provision of services by us as a visitor on our website.
  • Types of personal data
  • Personal data or personal information means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed. This is known as anonymised data. Anonymised data falls outside the scope of Data Protection Laws.
  • Sorwe may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together:
  • • Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier and title.
    • Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
    • Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details.
    • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details for the provision of services you have purchased from us.
    • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our website and mobile application.
    • Profile Data includes your username and password, searches made by you, your ratings and comments, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
    • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website and services.
    • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing and cookies records from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
  • How we collect your personal data
  • Directly from you: You give us your personal data in your direct interactions with us. Such personal data includes Identity Data, Contact Data, Financial Data, Profile Data, Usage Data, Technical Data, Marketing and Communications Data (i) by filling in forms on our website (ii) by leaving ratings and comments (iii) by corresponding with us by email or post (iv) by calling us over the telephone.
  • This includes personal data you provide when you:
  • •  subscribe to our services.
    •  subscribe to our publications.
    •  request marketing to be sent to you.
    •  give us feedback or contact us.
    •  make enquiries to us by email, telephone or any other medium.
    •  participate in our marketing or other promotional events.
    •  contact us if you have any concerns.
  • From use of our website
  • Sorwe gathers information and statistics collectively about visitors to the Sorwe website. Analysis of this information demonstrates the most frequently used sections of the website and assists us in continually improving the online service. You give us your personal data, which includes Profile Data, Usage Data, Technical Data and/or Marketing and Communications Data when you use our website or which we have agreed with you to use or when you review any publications or marketing material we send you. Please see our cookies notice for more information Cookie Policy
  • Indirectly: Third-party sources: We receive Identity Data, Contact Data, Financial Data, about you from third parties when:
  • •  we provide our services or other parties send us your personal data to enable the provision of those service.
    •  you provide your personal data to a third party for the purpose of sharing it with us.
    •  we interact with governmental or regulatory bodies or other authorities in relation to you or on your behalf.
  • Providing personal data
  • Where we need to collect personal data by law or under the terms of a contract we have and you do not provide that information when requested we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you for example to provide you with our services. In this case we may have to cancel our service but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
  • How we use your personal data
  • We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Pursuant to Data Protection Laws, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
  • •  Performance of a contract: Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you. For example when you sign up to our services.
    •  Legal obligation: Where we need to comply with a legal obligation. For example for accounting or legal purposes.
    •  Legitimate interests: Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests or those of a third party and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
    •  Consent: We do not generally rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data. Where we do rely on consent you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Please contact us at to withdraw consent. Please also see Marketing communications.
  • Purposes for which we will use your personal data
  • We have set out below in a table format a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
  • Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below. You can contact us at
  • Purpose/Activity Type of data Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
    To sign you up as a customer for the provision of our services. (a) Identity
    (b) Contact
    Performance of a contract with the company where we provide our services.
    To respond to any enquires (a) Identity
    (b) Contact
    (c) Financial
    (d) Transaction
    (e) Technical Data
    (f) Profile Data
    (g) Usage Data
    (h) Marketing and Communications
    (a) Performance of a contract with you
    (b) Necessary for our legitimate interests
    To process and deliver our services to you including:
    (a) Manage payments, fees and charges
    (b) Collect and recover money owed to us
    (a) Identity
    (b) Contact
    (c) Financial
    (d) Transaction
    (e) Marketing and Communications
    (f) Technical Data
    (g) Profile Data
    (h) Usage Data
    (a) Performance of a contract with you.
    (b) Necessary for our legitimate interests i.e., to recover debts due to us
    To manage our relationship with you which will include:
    (a) Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy notice
    (b) Asking you to leave a review or take a survey
    (c) Dealing with your concerns and queries
    (a) Identity
    (b) Contact
    (c) Profile
    (d) Marketing and Communications
    (e) Financial
    (f) Transaction
    (g) Technical Data
    (h) Usage Data
    (a) Performance of a contract with you.
    (b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
    (c) Necessary for our legitimate interests i.e., to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services
    To administer and protect our business and this website and mobile application including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data (a) Identity
    (b) Contact
    (c) Technical
    (a) Necessary for our legitimate interests for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise
    (b) Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
    To deliver relevant website and mobile application content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you (a) Identity
    (b) Contact
    (c) Profile
    (d) Usage
    (e) Marketing and Communications
    (f) Technical
    Necessary for our legitimate interests i.e., to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy
    To conduct listing, reporting, verification analysis studies regarding the usage of the products and services offered by Sorwe to produce statistical and scientific information on this issue, to improve our products and services accordingly, to increase the satisfaction of our products and services and to make customizations for the user in this context

    To use data analytics to improve our website and mobile application, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
    (a) Technical
    (b) Usage
    (c) Identify
    (d) Profile
    Necessary for our legitimate interests to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy
    Note: Where applicable consent will be used for data analytics obtained through cookies or similar technologies. See our cookies notice
    To be able to make market research, promotion and necessary information about our products and services, to evaluate complaints and suggestions, and to contact you directly through communication channels shared with Sorwe. (a) Identity
    (b) Contact
    (c) Technical
    (d) Usage
    (e) Profile
    (f) Marketing and Communications
    Necessary for our legitimate interests to develop our products/services and grow our business
  • To Whom Processed Personal Data Can Be Transferred and For What Purpose
  • We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
    •  Internally: Your personal data will be used by our employees and contractors who are working on providing your services to you on a need-to-know basis.
    •  Suppliers: This would include service providers who support our business including IT and communication suppliers and outsourced business support to ensure our service runs smoothly.
    •  Professional advisers: This would include lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
    •  Law enforcement bodies, regulators and other authorities: This is to comply with our legal requirements or adhere to good practices.
    •  Advertising networks and analytics service providers: This is to support and display ads on our website, apps and other social media tools.
    •  Third parties: This is in the context of the acquisition or transfer of any part of our business or in connection with the business reorganisation. If a change happens to our business then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.
  • How we safeguard personal data when we transfer it internationally
  • We ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded whenever we transfer personal data pursuant to Data protection Laws by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
    1. We will only transfer your personal information to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal information; or
    2. We will use specific contracts approved by law. For example we will use Article 46 UK/EU GDPR safeguard mechanisms to transfer personal data to countries which requires safeguard measures in place.
  • Data security
  • We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. We adhere to global information standards for information security such as such as ISO 27001. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
  • The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will take reasonable measures to protect your personal data, Sorwe cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted and any transmission is at your own risk.
  • Data processing time
  • We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
    To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
    Sorwe may anonymise your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
  • Individual Rights
    Under certain circumstances, you have rights under Data Protection Laws. You can:

    Request access to your personal data: This is known as a "data subject access request" and enables you to receive a copy of the personal data Sorwe hold about you.
    Request correction of your personal data: This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
    Request erasure of your personal data: This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. Note: We may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you at the time of your request.
    Object to processing of your personal data: This is where we are processing your personal data based on a legitimate interest or those of a third party and you may challenge this. However, we may be entitled to continue processing your information based on our legitimate interests or where this is relevant to any legal claims. See also Marketing communications.
    Request restriction of processing your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the information's accuracy (b) where our use of the information is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it (c) where you need us to hold the information even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or (d) you have objected to our use of your information but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
    Request transfer of your personal information (“data portability”): This is where in some circumstances we will provide to you or a third party you have chosen your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format.
    Right to withdraw consent: This is where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. This will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. Depending on the processing activity, if you withdraw your consent we may not be able to provide certain services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
    Automated decision making: This is where decisions are made about you by automated means. We do not carry out automated decision making.
  • Keeping personal information accurate and current
  • It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us. If you wish to update your personal data please contact us. See Contact us.
  • Carrying out your rights
    You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data or to exercise any of the other rights. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information or to exercise any of your other rights. This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
    We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at
  • Concerns and complaints
    We would appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns in the first instance. Please see Contact us section. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, in particular in the country of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes data protection laws.
  • Changes to our privacy notice
    This privacy notice may be changed from time to time in response to legal, technical or business developments. We will take appropriate measures to inform you when we update our privacy notice. We will obtain your consent to any material privacy notice changes if and where this is required by applicable Data Protection Laws.
  • Contact us
    If you would like more information about the way we manage personal information that we hold about you please contact us at:
    Email address:
    Postal address: Suite 3 Stanta Business Centre, 3 Soothouse Spring, St. Albans, AL3 6PF. London, UK
  • This version was last updated on 31 August 2022.