Privacy Policy and GDPR Statement

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Dark Justice collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the http://darkjustice.co.uk (“Site”).

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users who use this website only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Cookies are packets of information sent to your web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it accesses the server that sent the cookie. Some cookies are removed when you close your browser session. These are the “Session Cookies”. Some last for longer periods and are called “Persistent Cookies”.

We may use Persistent Cookies to remember your log-in details and make it easier for you to log-in the next time you access the Service.

Aggregated and Analytical Information

We may use standard analytics tools. The privacy practices of these tools are subject to their own privacy policies and they may use their own cookies to provide their services (for further information about cookies, please see the ‘Cookies’ section in this policy).

We use Google Analytics. For further information about how Google uses your personal information, please refer to:www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.

How we use collected information

Dark Justice may collect and use Users personal information of users who visit this website for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our Site
    We may need your information display content on the Site correctly.
  • To improve customer service
    Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To send periodic emails
    We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

Users may find content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
For example the database section of our website we do NOT control the content that is shown via it and it is NOT hosted or controlled by Dark Justice.

Changes to this privacy policy

Dark Justice has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

 

GDPR STATEMENT

Dark Justice is controller of data.

ICO Registration number: ZA548521

Dark Justice is a Data Controller sourcing from newspapers and updating personal data on convicted paedophiles who have been caught in operations by us. This is made available within the closed cases section of our website.

We comply with the following GDPR principles:

  • Article 5(a): “processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to convicted paedophiles” Dark Justice will review all submissions, and if appeals have been submitted article will be corrected to show the outcome of such appeals where necessary.
    Only publicly verifiable information about the convicted paedophiles will be used in the closed cases section of our website which is seen by the general public.
  • Our researchers will document the sources where information about the case was found on each closed case. As the data collected is made publicly available by the data subject.
  • Article 5(b) “collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.” Dark Justice was created to bring awareness to the epidemic our children face online and our closed cases database was built to show the cases we have had involvement with. We also see our work as a forum of journalism and the public have a right to be made aware of cases we have been involve in.
  • Article 5 (c) “adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;” Dark Justice will only store information on convicted paedophile which will assist and improve the above-mentioned legitimate purpose. We do not store information (even if it is publicly available) which does not help with this purpose.
  • Article 5 (d) “accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;” Because Dark Justice have had involvement with each case that is listed in our closed cased section we are notified of any apples and when we are made aware we carefully keep track of such things to make sure the information is correct and upto date.
    We also welcome feedback from the people listed and they can contact us if they feel the information is incorrect and our research team will investigate such complaints.

What are the lawful bases for processing?

The lawful bases for processing are set out in Article 6 of the GDPR. At least one of these must apply whenever you process personal data.

Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for your legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests. (This cannot apply if you are a public authority processing data to perform your official tasks.)

Legitimate Interests

Legitimate interests is the most flexible lawful basis for processing, but you cannot assume it will always be the most appropriate. It is likely to be most appropriate where you use people’s data in ways they would reasonably expect and which have a minimal privacy impact, or where there is a compelling justification for the processing.

There are three elements to the legitimate interests basis.

  • identify a legitimate interest;The general public want to see cases we have had involvement with and this information is publicly available via news websites and public court rooms.  Dark Justice collects this publicly available information and makes it available to the general public who follow our cause. We therefore believe we have a legitimate interest for processing this data and making it available to showcase our work because of public interest. And because we feel we have the right under the free press laws to publish such information that is already available online.

We use personal information for journalistic activities to support a free press and to support individual and societal rights to receive information.
The closed cases section in the past has helped solve a case where one of the offenders named went on to offend again and due to our closed cases section helped identity the offender and he was jailed.

  • show that the processing is necessary to achieve it; In order for the general public to be aware of what it is we do we create closed cases for paedophiles who have been convicted due to our work so it is necessary to create a closed case for each offender, this also shows how wide spread the problem of online grooming is.
  • balance it against the individual’s interests, rights and freedoms. The suspect shown within the closed cases section have broken the law and have been convicted for a serious crime that was said in public open court with no press restrictions.

Dark Justice and Fairness Principle

Fairness means that you should only handle personal data in ways that people would reasonably expect and not use it in ways that have unjustified adverse effects on them. Assessing whether you are processing information fairly depends partly on how you obtain it. In particular, if anyone is deceived or misled when the personal data is obtained, then this is unlikely to be fair.

Dark Justice deals only with journalists, news websites and the crown courts for its information that is made publicly available. And only creates closed cases on cases we have had direct involvement with that way we are made aware of any appeals and details about the case, this is to keep it fair and to only show public correct information.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.

This document was last updated on August 18, 2019