Instant messaging sharing, networking and collaboration between individual consumer users, between individuals, and among members of teams within an organisation; and
Other services made available via the Sites or Apps in the future.
Abatis (UK) Limited will be what’s known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT WHEN YOU USE THE SERVICES?
HOW WILL WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
INFORMATION THAT WE SHARE
TRANSFERRING YOUR INFORMATION OUTSIDE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA)
ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND CORRECTION
HOW LONG WE KEEP HOLD OF YOUR INFORMATION
COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
HOW TO CONTACT US
1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
We collect information when you set up an Abatis (UK) customer account and use the services available for communicating with Abatis (UK) (such as instant messaging, chat, AI Chat bots, etc.) We also collect information about you when you use the form on this website to contact us. We collect information from you to provide our services and to permit your use of the Services. When you create an account to use the Services, we may collect name, email and address information that can be used to identify you.
2. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT WHEN YOU USE THE SERVICES?
Our servers automatically record Log Data of how account holders and non-account holders use the Services. Log Data may include a user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the pages or features to which a user browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, frequency with which of the Services are used by a user, search terms, the links a user clicked on, the ads a user clicked on, and other statistics. We use this information to administer the Services and improve and enhance the Services by expanding features and functionality and tailoring them to users’ needs and preferences.
We use IP address information to generate aggregate non-identifying information about how the Services are used.
We collect information that your mobile device sends when you use the Services, including a device identifier, user settings and the device operating system, as well as information about your use of the Services.
We may collect and store information about where you are located by converting an IP address into an estimated geolocation or through GPS or sensor data about nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers. We may use location information to improve and personalise the Services for you. You can disable this feature on your mobile device at any time.
Account holders can invite non-account holders to try the Services through a specific function available in the Services. When an Account holder issues an invitation, we collect the invitees phone number or email address to send an SMS or automated email with a link to the appropriate app store or distribution platform where the App is made available.
3. HOW WILL WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
We collect your personal information for a number of reasons:
to provide the Services as set out in our Terms of Service;
to contact you when new features are released or with updates from the Services;
to respond to your inquiries;
improve the service we offer; and
inform you of other services that may interest you.
To process your information, we mainly rely on the following legal bases:
Performance of a contract: The use of your information is necessary to perform the contract that you have with us to use the Services
Legitimate interests: We may use your information for our legitimate interests, such as to provide you with the most suitable service, website experience, emails or newsletters, or to improve and promote services, along with administrative and legal purposes.
Consent: We may rely on your consent to use your personal information for direct marketing purposes. You may unsubscribe at any time using the ‘unsubscribe’ function included in all emails, by phone, or by emailing us direct at and putting ‘Unsubscribe’ in the subject line.
4. INFORMATION THAT WE SHARE
We may share your information with third party service providers for us to administer and provide the Services. We use third parties for support services, such as SMS service providers for account validation, mapping and points-of-interests services, translation services, and support services. We use these third party services solely to process or store your information for the purposes described in this policy.
We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for industry research and analysis, demographic profiling and other similar purposes.
No third parties have direct access to your personal data unless permitted by law.
5. INFORMATION SECURITY
We work hard to keep your data safe. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of your personal data, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information provided.
We protect the information we collect from or about you from unauthorised access, use or disclosure by encrypting all data while it is stored and in transit via the Services. This data includes user information, messages and any content attached to the messages. If you have a security-related concern, please contact us using the contact details at the end of this policy.
By posting any Personal Information of a sensitive nature within Abatis (UK), you are consenting to such information being available within the controls you have selected (for example, available to the audience of users you select as being capable of viewing your post or profile information).
6. TRANSFERRING YOUR INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA)
In order to use the Services, the personal information you give us may be transferred and stored on computers outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. When your personal data is outside of the EEA, we ensure that any party we use with access to your information has implemented the necessary security and privacy measures to ensure that your personal data is kept secure and confidential. We have an extensive GDPR Policy in place to which a User agrees if using the Abatis (UK) website or app, the GDPR policy is located at
7. ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND CORRECTION
You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. We will provide you with this information within twenty-eight (28) days of receiving your request and verifying your identity.
As an account holder who uses the Services, you can access and modify the information associated with your account through the settings feature on your account profile. You may ask us to correct information you think is inaccurate or delete your information and account by contacting us using the detail provided at the end of this policy.
If you have a complaint about how we have handled your personal data you can contact us at and putting ‘Complaint’ in the subject line, or talk to a member of our team. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way not in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
8. HOW LONG WE KEEP HOLD OF YOUR INFORMATION
Abatis (UK) Limited and the information we collect about you are subject to various regulatory and legislative requirements. In addition, we will retain your personal information based on the Terms of Service agreed for your use of the Services.
9. COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
For further information about cookies visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. You can change your browser options to not accept cookies or to prompt you before accepting cookies. Please note, however, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the Services as a result.
Web Beacons, or clear gifs, are tiny graphics with a unique identifier typically embedded invisibly on web pages. They may be included on our Services for the following purposes:
to deliver or communicate with cookies;
to track and measure the performance of our Services; and
to monitor how many visitors view our Services.
10. OTHER WEBSITES
12. HOW TO CONTACT US
Using the website contact form
Writing to us at: Abatis (UK) Limited, The Woodstock, 12 Kestrel Close, Ewshot, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5TW
II. What personal information we collect
When You create an Abatis User Account, purchase a subscription, download a software update, or contact us, we collect a variety of information, including Your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and contact preferences. When payment, or payment information, is required, we may direct You to submit credit card information through a third-party provider.
When You, as an Abatis Account Holder, acquire information regarding Your customers and then upload that information to Abatis we will store whatever personal information regarding Your customers that You have uploaded on Abatis’ production servers.
III. How we use Your personal information.
The personal information we collect allows us to keep You posted on Abatis’ latest product announcements, software updates, and upcoming events. If You don’t want to be on our mailing list, You can opt out anytime by navigating to the unsubscribe link in the last e-mail You received from Abatis. You will have the option to unsubscribe from an individual list, or from all Abatis lists.
We also use personal information to help us create, develop, operate, deliver, and improve our products, services, content and advertising, and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes.
We may use Your personal information, including date of birth, to verify identity, assist with identification of users, and to determine appropriate services. For example, we may use date of birth to determine the age of Abatis’ Account holders.
From time to time, we may use Your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to Your interaction with Abatis, You may not opt out of receiving these communications.
We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Abatis’ products, services, and customer communications.
IV. Collection and Use of Non-Personal Information. We also collect data in a form that does not identify any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it:
We may collect information such as business, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, referrer URL, and the time zone where an Abatis product is used so that we can better understand customer behaviour and improve our products, services, and advertising.
We may collect information regarding customer activities on any of our websites. This information is aggregated and used to help us provide more useful information to our customers and to understand which parts of our website, products, and services are of most interest. Aggregated data is non personal information.
We may collect and store details of how You use our services. This information may be used to improve the relevancy of results provided by our services.
We gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to administer the site, to learn about user behaviour on the site, to improve our product and services, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Abatis may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
In some cases we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the Abatis website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our marketing communications. We also use it to account for Affiliate activity and pay Affiliate commissions and bonuses.
VI. Disclosure to Third Parties. At times Abatis may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with Abatis to provide products and services, or that help Abatis market to customers. Personal information will only be shared by Abatis to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.
Affiliates. Abatis will provide Your email address to affiliates or users who refer You to us, or through whom You create an Abatis account.
Service Providers. Abatis shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to You, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, and assessing Your interest in our products and services. Abatis also shares Your information with financial institutions who provide payment (both to and from You) services. Finally, Abatis provides Your personal information with API integrators You have chosen, and other third-party software services to assist You with seamless instant messaging, chat bot AI and calling services. These companies are obligated to protect Your information and may be located wherever Abatis operates.
Legal. It may be necessary − by law, litigation, or requests from government authorities within or outside Your country of residence − for Abatis to disclose Your personal information. We may also disclose information about You if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate. We may also disclose information about You if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users.
Corporate Change. Additionally, in the event of a reorganisation, merger, or sale of Abatis we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
VII. Protection of Personal Information. Abatis takes the security of Your personal information very seriously. When Your personal data is stored by Abatis, we use computer systems with limited access housed in facilities using physical security measures. When You use some Abatis products and services that by their nature are public facing, such as when You post on an Abatis forum, the personal information and content You share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information You choose to share or submit in these instances. For example, if You list Your name and e-mail address in a forum posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features.
IX. Access to Personal Information. You can help ensure that Your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to Your Abatis account. For other personal information we hold, we will provide You with access (including a copy) upon Your request. We may decline to process requests that are frivolous, vexatious, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Access, correction, or deletion requests can be made by contacting
X. Children & Education. We understand the importance of taking extra precautions to protect the privacy and safety of children using Abatis products and services. Children under the age of 18, are not permitted to create their own Abatis IDs; instead, a parent must obtain the account and provide the parent’s information to Abatis. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 18 we will delete the information as soon as possible.
XI. Third Party Sites and Services. Abatis websites, products, applications, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. Our products and services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties is governed by their privacy practices. We encourage You to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.
XII. Your Rights Under the GDPR. If You are a citizen or a resident of a country in the European Union, the GDPR grants You the following rights:
a. Access to Your Personal Data. You have the right to receive a copy of Your personal data that is subject to processing by Abatis. Ordinary requests will be granted without charge to You within one calendar month of when You make the request. In cases of excessive, unreasonable, or repeated requests Abatis may charge You a reasonable fee and may require additional time to grant Your request. Also, Abatis may use reasonable means to confirm Your identity before granting any request for data so as to prevent granting fraudulent requests. To request a copy of Your personal data, please contact us by e-mail at
b. To have Your Data Corrected. If Your personal data is erroneous or outdated, You have the right to have it corrected. To do so, please contact Abatis via e-mail at , or simply log in to Your account to correct it.
c. To be Forgotten. You have the right to be forgotten by Abatis. You may exercise this right by e-mailing us at . We will comply with Your request, at no charge to You, within one calendar month by deleting Your account, along with all of Your personally-identifiable data that is subject to any Abatis processing. Naturally, after we grant Your request You will not have access to any Abatis products or services unless and until You open a new Abatis account. Abatis may use reasonable means to confirm Your identity before granting any request for data so as to prevent the granting of fraudulent requests.
d. To Restrict Processing of Your Data. You can request that Your data not be processed via Abatis partners. You can make that request by e-mailing us at and, if you wish, you can even specify which third parties to restrict from processing Your data. We will respond to Your request, at no charge to You, within thirty (30) days from when You make Your request. Please be advised that some of our partners, e.g., Stripe, are essential to Abatis services, so that if You block processing by them, Abatis’ services may be unavailable to You.
e. Portability. You have the right to receive a copy of Your personal data that is subject to processing by Abatis in a portable format, or to have it transferred directly from Abatis to another party. Ordinary requests will be granted without charge to You within one calendar month of when You make the request. Abatis may use reasonable means to confirm Your identity before granting any request to transfer data to You or another party so as to prevent granting fraudulent requests. To request a copy of Your personal data in a portable format, or to request a direct transfer of Your data, please contact us by e-mail at .
XIII. Your Responsibility Under GDPR. If You are an Abatis User, then that probably means You are a corporate entity, using the Abatis software to protect the data of Your customers, or to offer services based on the capabilities of the Abatis software. With respect to the customer data that You provide to Abatis, Abatis is a data processor and will comply with its obligations under the GDPR; but with respect to Your customers, You are probably a data controller, and if any of Your customers are citizens or a resident of a country in the European Union, then You must ensure that You comply with Your obligations as a data controller under the GDPR; namely, You must ensure that You afford Your Customers the rights identified in section (a) above. Abatis sells software; it does not provide legal advice or legal services, nor does it sell a “done-for-you” GDPR compliance package. Please consult legal counsel of Your own choosing for advice on what You need to do to comply with GDPR.
XIV. Our Companywide Commitment to Your Privacy. To make sure Your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to Abatis employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company. GDPR introduces adherence to a “code of conduct” as a mechanism for demonstrating sufficient guarantees of requirements that the GDPR places on data processors. In this context, Abatis (UK) uses AWS Amazon's compliance with the CISPE Code of Conduct.
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Registered Address: The Woodstock, 12 Kestrel Close, Ewshot, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 5TW