‘We’, ‘Our’ or ‘Us’ refers to Metpark UK Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales with company registration number and registered office at Paddock Business Centre, Paddock Rd, Skelmersdale WN8 9PL. ‘You’ refers to a visitor to this website (www.metparkuk.co.uk)
We have tried to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as possible however please do contact us if you have any queries or would like further explanation.
We may update this policy from time to time. If we do so, we will publish the changes here.
2. WHAT IS PERSONAL DATA?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
The personal data that we use is set out in section 4, below.
3. YOUR RIGHTS
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
· The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Notice should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions using the details in section 11.
· The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Section 10 will tell you how to do this.
· The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in section 11 to find out
· The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details in section 11 to find out
· The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal
· The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in section 11.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
4. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
We may collect some or all of the following personal data (this could vary depending on your relationship with us):
Information about your preferences and interests;
5. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data, securely held by us, is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:
· Supplying our products and services to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you
· Personalising and tailoring our products and services
· Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you.
· Supplying you with information by email and post.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing and research purposes, which may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message or post with information, news, and offers on our products and services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam.
We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
Personally Identifiable Information
Metpark UK will only collect your personally identifiable information (PII – your name/company name and email address) if you provide it voluntarily by completing our online enquiry form or by contacting us by telephone. If you do not want this information to be collected by us, please do not submit it.
How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
We will only store or transfer your personal data within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”). This means that your personal data will be fully protected under the GDPR or to equivalent standards by law.
We use a secure system to store any personal information you provide to Metpark UK. This system is only accessible to specific people working within Metpark UK, and is constantly monitored and updated to keep your information secure. If you get in touch in other ways – in person or over the telephone – your personal information is treated with the same care and consideration.
We will never sell, trade, rent or pass on any of your details to any other party unless legally compelled to do so. We will not retain your personal information longer than it is necessary to do so (i.e. for the duration of the project/s about which you have enquired) or use it for anything other than the purpose in which it was provided to us.
6. COOKIES & ANONYMOUS TRACKING INFORMATION
When you visit the website, we may collect anonymous information about you. We collect this information using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device), which we can access when you visit our site.
This information is classed as ‘none personally identifiable information’ (Non-PII) and is collected to help us improve the performance of the website so we can provide information relevant to you and deliver the best possible user experience. The kind of information we collect includes your IP address, location, browser, the type of device you were using when you visited the website and what pages you visited on the website.
When you visit the site for the first time you will be advised that you are receiving cookies. You can also configure your browser to not accept them or visit the site using your browser’s anonymous user setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)
We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/ for detailed guidance.
7. SOCIAL BUTTONS
On the website you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to share or bookmark the web pages on this site on websites outside of this one. In order to do this, the social buttons require the user to either already be logged into a social network or to log into a social network. This connects the user to an external site, therefore adding scripts from domains outside of Metpark UK. In most cases these websites will be able to identify you and will have access to your personally identifiable information.
You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on the Metpark UK website. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information.
In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting the Metpark UK website and the specific pages you have visited, even if you don’t click on the social button but are already logged into their services from a previous session (e.g. Google and Facebook). You should check the respective policies of social network websites to see how they track you online and how they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information. It is advisable to always log out of a social media network when you leave the website at the end of a session.
8. EXTERNAL WEB SERVICES
We use a number of external web services (or plug ins) on the website, mostly to display content within our web pages, allow a user to contact us through an enquiry form, view a map showing the location of our offices or improve the load time of our images and content therefore improving the user experience. These plug ins are developed by third parties.
For example, to show our Twitter stream we might use a Twitter widget, to improve the loading speed of our website we might use a cache widget and to display lots of detailed images we might use a ‘slider’ widget. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, but these are the most common.
As with the social buttons we cannot prevent these third parties, or their associated external domains, from collecting information on you and how you are using the website. If you are not logged in to external services/websites (such as Google, Facebook, Linked In or other social media accounts) then they are less likely to be able to identify but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, downloads, location etc.
If you have any concerns about the information any of these services may be collecting about you or how they might use it you should cease using the website immediately or should visit it in your browsers anonymous mode.
9. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
10. ACCESSING, UPDATING OR DELETING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You are entitled to access, update or request the deletion of the personal information that we may hold on you. Email your request to email@example.com or contact us on 01695 566880. An administrative fee may be payable.
11. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS…
If you have any questions or concerns about our collection or use of your personal information please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01695 566880.