Data Protection Policy
Data Protection Policy
Last updated: August 4th, 2020
When visiting Myflightrefund.ca and applying for our service, data related to your use of the website and our service is collected, processed and stored. It is a priority of Myflightrefund.ca, that your data is handled professionally and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
On this page you can read about what type of information we collect, with what purpose and how the data is being processed. You will also find information on how to gain insight and object to data collected about you.
What information do we collect?
When you file a claim on Myflightrefund.ca, subscribe to a newsletter, or in other ways make an inquiry, we will ask for information about you which is necessary for us to process your inquiry. Depending on the stages your claim for compensation will go through, we may ask for information such as:
- Phone number
- Booking number
- Travel plan
- Power of Attorney
- Photo ID – still required by a few airlines
- Bank details – only in connection with a payout of compensation
Why do we collect personal data?
The data we receive from you will be used for the exclusive purpose to file a claim with the respective airline, to obtain compensation for you and your fellow passengers, if any. Besides your contact information, the remaining data is required by the airlines, national transportation authorities, lawyers, and national courts in order to process your case.
Without providing us with the information mentioned above, we may not be able to process your case, and hence it is not possible to enter into a contract with us for the provision of our service. We will ask you for as little information as possible, while still enabling us to win your case.
How is your data being processed?
Your data will be processed on the basis of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We demand adherence to these rules by all our partners, e.g. lawyers, with which we cooperate to provide our service.
Data relating to you will be stored in our secured IT systems and files for as long as is necessary to process your case and to comply with relevant legal requirements for documentation. As we are subject to Danish law, we must, according to the Accounting Act (“Bogføringsloven”), Articles 9 and 10, store documentation for 5 years. Therefore, we will, as a general rule, save the information, after your case is completed, for minimum 5 accounting years. Ensuing the elapse of 5 years after creation and approval of the last Financial Reports that have been affected by your case, most of our information from your case will be deleted within a period of 12 months. Some of the information will be anonymized so that it is not possible to identify you as a person, and kept for statistical purposes.
Forwarding of data to third parties
In order to help you claim compensation, your data may be forwarded to - and processed by - the concerned airline(s), national transportation authorities, our lawyers, and national courts.
Myflightrefund.ca will not forward your personal data to any third parties, unless it is one of the parties mentioned above or one of our partners that help us provide our service. These partners include Trustpilot, who help us collect feedback from our clients and Mailchimp, who help us forward relevant information to users who subscribe to a newsletter. For these services you can unsubscribe and have your personal data deleted at any time.
Data processing in other countries
We will only send your data to another country if this becomes necessary to process your case. This would be limited to EU member states and other countries trusted by the EU Commission such as Norway and Switzerland.
We will not send your data to a country that is labelled by the EU to be unsafe with regard to data protection, unless special and legally binding guarantees are given. Without such guarantees, we will not transfer your data to such potentially unsafe destinations without asking you for an additional, explicit permission for doing so; and in this case, we are obliged to inform you about the risks that are attached to such a transfer in advance.
Information and objection to data collection
You have the right to receive information about your own personal data. If the data we store about you is incorrect or in any way misleading, you can demand that we rectify such data or delete it.
It is possible to request information and portability of your data, object to the processing or withdraw your consent at any time. This should be done by writing to: email@example.com. Such a demand will include that we will inform our partners as well.
If you withdraw your consent or have your data deleted before your case is completed, you may be liable to pay costs in accordance with Myflightrefund.ca’s Terms and Conditions.
In case, you want to raise an objection against Myflightrefund.ca’s handling of your personal data or the handling of your request for information, you can lodge a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority. In UK this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Myflightrefund.ca is a part of the Danish company Flyforsinkelse.dk with headquarters in Valby, Denmark. The company can be contacted in the following ways:Data Protection Officer (DPO): Valeriy ShchetkoE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: Temporarily closed due to Covid-19Address: Myflightrefund.ca
7-2 King Street West
Hamilton ON L8P 4S0