This privacy statement sets out how we will protect any information that you give us when you use this website. This is a living document and we are working to expand it in key areas, as legislation and best practice dictates.
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 19th February 2017.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- name and job title
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests
- other information relevant to surveys and offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. In particular, for the following reasons:
- We may use the information to improve services or offer new services.
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new services or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
The Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act (DPA) gives individuals the right to know what information is held about them, and provides a framework to ensure that personal information is handled properly.
We ensure all data processing complies with the eight data protection principles, which make sure that personal information is:
- fairly and lawfully processed;
- processed for limited purposes;
- adequate, relevant, and not excessive;
- accurate and up to date;
- not kept for longer than is necessary;
- processed in line with the rights of individuals;
- secure; and
- not transferred to other countries without adequate protection.
General Data Protection Regulations – GDPR
Everything we do is working in compliance of the GDPR. We are adhering to the guidelines provided by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), and to guidance produced by the EU’s Article 29 Working Party. The Working Party includes representatives of the data protection authorities from each EU member state, and the ICO is the UK’s representative. The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.
For more information, please refer to https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/