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Scythian Mining Group Privacy Policy

Scythian Mining respects your privacy and is committed to protecting and respecting your personal data.

This privacy policy contains important information on how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (‘our site’) and about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Please note that our website and services are not intended for children, and that we do not knowingly collect personal data relating to children.

We ask that you read this Privacy Notice, and any other privacy or fair-processing notice provided to you on specific occasions, so that you have a clear understanding of how we interact with your personal data. Each relevant notice supplements, and does not override, the others.

Your acceptance of this privacy policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of our site. If you do not accept and agree with this privacy policy, you should stop using our site.

Personal Data

You may be asked to provide personal data whilst you are in contact with us. Personal data is information about a living individual from which that individual can be identified (whether by one piece of data alone or through a combination of data).

Anonymous data, from which a person’s identity has been removed, is not personal data.



For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulations ((EU) 2016/679) and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation and the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘Data Protection Legislation’) the data controller is Scythian Mining Group, a company registered in England and Wales, with company registration number 11038421, whose registered office is at 25 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HH.

As a controller, we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal data.

Information we may collect and how we use it

In the course of our business, we may collect, use, store and transfer the following types of personal data:

  • Identity Data such as name, title, date of birth and gender.

  • Contact Data such as postal address, email address and telephone numbers.

  • Technical Data such as internet protocol (IP) address, 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 this website.

  • Profile Data such as email, interests, preferences and feedback.

  • Usage Data such as information about how you use our site.

  • Marketing and Communications Data such as preferences in receiving marketing and your communication preferences.


In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set above, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

We do not collect special categories of personal data about you (this includes particularly sensitive data concerning your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, sex life or sexual orientation, and genetic data and/or biometric data. We also do not collect information about criminal convictions or offences. If you provide Special Categories of Personal Data through our site as part of a recruitment campaign and are subsequently employed by us, this type of personal data will be processed in accordance with our staff handbook and employment contracts and any prevailing employment and statutory legislation.

We may also provide you with information about offers and services that are similar to those that you have already received, or we feel may interest you. If you:

  • have already concluded a contract with us (for example, you have already entered into a contract with us for the supply of services), we will only contact you by electronic means (email or text) with information about offers and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous contract. If you do not want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out at any time by contacting us or unsubscribing by using the links provided in our electronic communications and at the point of providing your details.

  • are a potential new customer (for example, you are enquiring about our services), we will contact you by electronic means only if you have provided your explicit consent to this. If you are happy for us to use your personal data in this way, please tick the relevant box situated on the website page on which we collect your details. Again, if you do not want us to use your data in this way, you can opt out at any time by contacting us or unsubscribing by using the links provided in our electronic communications.


How we collect personal data

We obtain personal data from the following sources:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity and Contact Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:

    • sign up for the Newsletter;

    • send CVs and recruitment related information to us via our site;

    • contact us through our site;

    • request marketing to be sent to you; or

    • give us some feedback.

  • Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our site, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.

  • Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties which include:

    • Technical Data from analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU; and

    • Contact Data from providers of technical services.


Where we store your personal data
We may share personal data with third parties which we work closely with that are based outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside of the EEA.

Should we do so, and whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

  • we will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission;

  • where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe;

  • where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Use of Cookies

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see our Cookie Policy.

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we fairly consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to receive an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Disclosure of information

You agree that we may disclose your information (including personal data) to the following categories of third parties:

  • any member of the Scythian Mining Group which means any subsidiaries as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

  • suppliers, agents and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;

  • professional advisers including but not limited to, lawyers, accountants and insurers;

  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site; and

  • data storage providers, in connection with cloud storage and hosting services;

Your personal data will not be shared with third parties for third party marketing purposes unless you have provided your express consent.

We may disclose your personal data to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • where we have your consent to do so;

  • to provide and/or improve our services;

  • in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;

  • if Scythian Mining Group as a legal entity, or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about you will be one of the transferred assets; and

  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights of Scythian Mining Group, our customers, publishers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


In all cases, we require third parties to use your data lawfully and only for specified purposes, and to observe strict standards of security.

Your legal rights

Under Data Protection Legislation, in certain circumstances you have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • Right to be informed. You have the right to be informed in a clear and transparent manner, about the collection and use of your personal data – this Notice helps us to meet our obligations in that regard.

  • Right to access. You have the right to request access to your personal data, and the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you and supplementary details about that information.

  • Right to object to data processing. You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time by contacting us or ticking a box to opt out of receiving marketing materials.

  • Right to restrict processing. You may ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following circumstances:

    • if you do not think your personal data is accurate;

    • where we are found to be processing unlawfully but you do not want us to erase your personal data;

    • where you need us to continue holding your personal data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or

    • you have objected to our use of your personal data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

  • Right of rectification and right of erasure. Also known as the right to be forgotten. You have the right to request that we remove or destroy certain personal data about you where there is no compelling reason for its retention. Please note, however, that there are limitations on this right, and in some instances we may be entitled or required not to implement your request.


Where we are relying on consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw consent at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. 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.

You can also exercise these rights at any time by contacting us at We may reject requests that are unreasonable or require disproportionate effort (for example, such a request would result in a fundamental change to our existing practice) or risk the privacy of others.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

How we keep your personal data secure

We have security measures in place designed to prevent data loss, to preserve data integrity, and to regulate access to the data. Only our authorised employees and third parties processing data on our behalf have access to your personal data.

All our employees who have access to your personal data are required to adhere to our privacy policy and we have in place contractual safeguards with our third-party data processors to ensure that your personal data is processed only as instructed by us.

We take all reasonable steps to keep your data safe and secure and to ensure the data is accessed only by those who have a legitimate interest to do so. Once we have received your personal data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Personal Data retention

We may retain information about you, including personal data, for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was first collected unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. In determining data retention periods, we take into consideration contractual obligations, legal obligations and the expectation and requirements of our customers. When personal data is no longer needed, we will securely delete or destroy it.

In some circumstances we 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.

Changes to our privacy policy and your duty to inform us of changes

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

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.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this privacy policy or data processing or you would like to make a complaint, please contact us via email at, by telephone on +7 777 647 1638 and by post to Scythian Mining Group, 25 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH.

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