What is personal data?
Current regulations specify that personal data (PII, or "personally identifiable information") is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. In other words, a piece of data – whatever its nature – becomes a PII when a link can be made between this data and an individual (identified or identifiable).
There are two types of PII:
• Information that identifies an individual either directly (e.g. name and
surname) or indirectly (e.g. website username); this information is considered "nominative";
• All other information qthat is not "nominative" and does not allow an individual to be identified, but is associated with "nominative" information enabling identification (e.g.: a comment that a user leaves on a site is not PII of that particular person but becomes so when the user is registered along with his username in a database; the latter frequently associating the comment with the user's email address, or first and last name).
There are many "nominative" details allowing an individual to be identified. Other than first and last name, the main PII are website usernames, email addresses, phone numbers or IP addresses. Sometimes, it may be a combination of several pieces of information that makes them "nominative" and hence permit identification, as for example date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY) combined with post code of residence.
Moreover, data collected from professionals (e.g. customers, prospects, suppliers, partners, etc.) are also considered PII for the purposes of GDPR if they relate to a physical person (an individual) and not to a legal person (a company).
In summary, only information that is completely anonymized and cannot be linked to an identified or identifiable individual – even indirectly from a username – cannot be considered PII.
If however your use of our services is limited to our site "Misgroup.io", then simply reading our Legal Notice ("Personal Data" and "Cookies" sections) will be enough to inform you of the rules of use related to collecting your personal information on this site.