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We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Our person who deals with Data Protection is Sam McNair and she can be contacted at [email protected]
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to be informed about:
You also have the right to information that is concise, transparent, intelligible, easily accessible and presented to you in clear and plain language rather than in “legalese”. We would encourage you to get in touch with the contact given above if you have any questions about this policy statement or our procedures with regard to data processing. This will not in any way affect your right (mentioned above) to complain to the ICO.
Finally, we commit to informing you if, at any time, we update our privacy information and always to seek permission if we plan to use your personal data for a new purpose.
We process and store details of:
These details will typically be provided when we trade with you, when we make contact with you, when you take out a subscription with us or when you sign up to receive a newsletter giving future details of our products/services. We only keep them for as long as necessary and you may, at any time, contact us to ask for them to be removed (see “the right to be forgotten” below).
We use the information that we collect and store about you to:
Under normal circumstances we will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary – typically such periods of time that we trade, or expect to trade, with you either as a customer or supplier.
This organisation has carried out a legitimate interests assessment (LIA) which can be seen on request. In doing so, we have checked that the processing is necessary and that there is no less intrusive way to achieve the same result. We will only use your data in ways that you would reasonably expect, unless we have a very good reason. We will not use your data in ways that you would find intrusive or which could cause you harm and we have considered and introduced safeguards to reduce the impact where possible.
This organisation is committed to applying the principles set out in the GDPR. To that end, we will always strive to ensure that:
In applying the above principles, this organisation recognises that it has a general obligation to implement technical and organisational measures to show that it has considered and integrated data protection into all data processing activities. We have built safeguards into products and services from the earliest stage of development and privacy-friendly default settings are the norm for all our services. All of our employees are trained in the requirements of GDPR and as far as possible we aim to ensure that contracts, website designs, publicity materials and HR policies are all in line with the GDPR requirements.
On receipt of a request for access to the data which we hold about you, we will respond without delay and at the latest within one month of receipt. Information will be provided free of charge although a reasonable fee may be applied when a request requires excessive work, particularly if it is repetitive. This fee will reflect the amount of administrative work involved.
Also known as data erasure, the “right to be forgotten” set out in the GDPR entitles you to ask any data controllers (including this organisation) to erase your personal data and to cease further dissemination. You can make such a request either verbally or in writing and we will respond as quickly as possible, and at the latest within one month. We understand that there is a particular emphasis on the right to erasure if the request relates to data collected from children and such requests will always be given the highest priority.
Please note, however, that there are certain circumstances in which the right to erasure may not apply. These include where processing is necessary for one of the following reasons:
In addition, any organisation is allowed to refuse to comply with a request for erasure if it is manifestly unfounded or excessive, taking into account whether the request is repetitive in nature. We will, however, explain and justify any such refusal.
Within one month of collecting your personal data, we will inform you of the purposes for processing that data, the retention periods and with whom it will be shared. Any information which is provided to you will be concise, transparent, intelligible, easily accessible and presented in clear and plain language.
Either verbally or in writing, you may ask for inaccurate personal data to be rectified, or to be completed if it is partial. We will respond as quickly as possible and certainly within the one-month time period allowed under the GDPR. In the unlikely event that there is disagreement over the accuracy of the data, we will do our best to resolve this and you will, of course, have right to take the matter to the ICO if we cannot reach agreement. If that situation arises, we are prepared to consider restricting processing of the contested data during the time it takes to resolve the issue with the ICO. The ICO can be contacted on 0303 123 1113.
This organisation recognises that, under the GDPR, you must be able to move, copy or transfer personal data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way, without hindrance to usability. The requested information will be provided free of charge in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable form. However, it should be noted that the right to data portability only applies:
You have the right to object to:
We will stop processing personal data for direct marketing purposes as soon as an objection is received.
Profiling refers to the automated processing of personal data to evaluate certain things about an individual. Together with making a decision solely by automated means, it is covered by the GDPR and will require the individual’s explicit consent. We will only collect the minimum amount of data needed and will retain it only for as long as is necessary. Anyone affected by an automatic decision has the right to ask for it to be reconsidered and we have additional checks in place for profiling/automated decision-making systems to protect vulnerable groups such as children.
While we will take all appropriate measures to prevent illegal access to your data, we have to prepare for that possibility. Should there be a significant data breach affecting your data and rights, we will notify you (and the ICO) as soon as possible. To minimise any possible danger, we will use encryption and/or pseudonymisation where it is appropriate to do so. We will also have backup systems in place in the event that an outside organisation attempts to disrupt access our data.
Given that all members of the European Economic Area (EEA) (that is, all EU Member States, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) have to comply with the Union’s standards on data protection, and particularly with the GDPR, we can legally transfer data to those countries. However, if we have reason to send data to non-EEA countries, we recognise that they must have equivalent standards in place. This is not a matter for individual organisations to assess but must be based on, for example, standard data protection clauses in the form of template transfer clauses adopted by the European Commission or compliance with an approved Code of Conduct approved by the ICO.
Should such transfers take place, we will make it clear which of these provisions we have adopted to ensure safety. (Among the countries recognised by the commission as having equivalent standards are Switzerland, New Zealand and Canada. USA companies that have certified with the EU-US Privacy Shield programme are also considered to be safe destinations).
A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer or device by our site when you visit certain parts of it and/or use certain of its features. For example, we may monitor how many times you visit, which pages you go to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data whether required for billing purposes or otherwise. We may also look at the originating domain name of a user’s internet service provider, IP address, operating system and browser type. This information helps us to build a profile of our users. Where appropriate, this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually.
Cookies are also used to remember your settings (language preference, for example) and for authentication (so that you do not have to repeatedly sign in). You can set your browser not to accept cookies and there are a number of websites which explain how to remove cookies from your browser. However, it is possible that some of our website features may not function as a result.
Please note that there are some links on our website to other sites where you may find useful information. This does not indicate a general endorsement of those sites and, as we have no control over how data is collected, stored, or used by other websites, we would advise you to check their privacy policies before providing any data to them.
Last updated on 01/11/2018 by S. McNair who can be contacted at [email protected]