This policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
This policy covers:
What information we collect
How we use your data
How we collect data
How long do we keep your data for?
Access to your information and correction
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
- We will never spam you with irrelevant emails
- You may opt out or in of our email communications at any time
- You have the right to remove any information we may hold on you
- We will never sell, rent, make public or distribute your personal information
- Data is a liability and therefore should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
What data we collect:
We collect the following information about you when you complete form on our website:
- Full name
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Other information you supply relevant to your enquiry
Currently, this information is stored on our website content management system and sent to the relevant internal team to reply to your enquiries.
The data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
We also hold details on our computers relating to the information you provide us with on our contact forms or email links. We do this in order to reply to your enquiry.
If you do not want us to keep any of your details on file please advise us.
How do we collect information?
HOLLINGSWORTH GROUP (UK) Ltd collects information in two possible ways:
- When you directly give it to us (“Directly Provided Data”)
When you sign up for our site, purchase our products or communicate with us, you may choose to voluntarily give us certain information – for example, by filling in contact forms. All this information requires a direct action by you at that time in order for us to receive it.
- When you give us permission to obtain from other accounts and third party data processors (“User Authorised Data”)
Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for other online services, you may give us permission to obtain information from your account with those other services. For example, this can be via google analytics, social media, cookies or by choosing to send us your location data when accessing our website from your smartphone. Please see section below on cookies and third party data processors.
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
For learn more about cookies and how you can set your browser to not accept cookies or to remove cookies from your browser history, please visit www.aboutcookies.org and www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note, blocking cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
This website uses the following cookies:
Google Analytics is considered a Third Party Data Processor:
Mailchimp is a marketing automation platform. If a visitor completes a form on our website, for example registering for an updates, then their Personal information is stored MailChimp We consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please tell us the email address that is subscribed to the mailing list.
How long do we keep your data for?
HOLLINGSWORTH GROUP (UK) Ltd will not retain your personal information longer than necessary. We will hold onto the information you provide either while your account is in existence, or as needed to be able to provide the Services to you, or (in the case of any contact you may have with our Sales, Customer Care or Support teams) for as long as is necessary to provide support-related reporting and trend analysis only.
If legally required or if it is reasonably necessary to meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our Terms and Conditions, we may also retain some of your information for a limited period of time as required, even after you have closed your account or it is no longer needed to provide the Services to you.
HOLLINGSWORTH GROUP (UK) Ltd will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information, gathered as a result of filling out the site registration form, to anyone.
Choosing how we use your data
We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.
With respect to the information relating to you that ends up in our possession, and recognising that it is your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following:
You can verify, remove or view your personal details by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01244 539922 during office hours.
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
The data controller of this website is: HOLLINGSWORTH GROUP (UK) Ltd
St. Ives Way
Please note, we are constantly reviewing how we process and protect data. Therefore, changes to our policy may occur at any time. We will endeavour to publicise any changes.
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