Recco Project and Safety Consultants understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, https://www.reccoconsultants.com (“our site”) and will only collect and use personal data in the ways that are described here, as well as in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
What Does This Notice Cover?
This privacy information explains how we use your personal data, how it is collected, how it is held and how it is processed. It also explains your rights under the law relating to your personal data.
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 below.
What Are My Rights?
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
The right to be informed about our or 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 below.
- The right to access the personal data we hold about you
- The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete
- 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 hold
- The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data
- The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes
- The right to withdraw consent. This means that, if we are relying on your consent as the legal basis for using your personal data, you are free to withdraw that consent at any time
- The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we are using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases
- Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided below.
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, please firstly contact us direct; if still dissatisfied, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
What Personal Data Do We Collect?
We may collect some or all of the following personal data (this may vary according to your relationship with us):
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Business name
- Job title
- Payment information and financial data
- Information about your preferences and interests
- Relationship status
- Information regarding dependants
- Proof of identity
How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data 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 or more of the following purposes:
- Providing and managing your account
- Supplying our services to you. and your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you.
- Personalising and tailoring our services for you
- Communicating with you; this may include responding to emails or calls from you
- Supplying you with information by email and post that you have opted-in to receive and to which you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by written instruction.
- With your permission, and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes; this may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message or post with information, news, and offers on our 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); you will always have the opportunity to opt-out
How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for a maximum of 6 years after our contractual obligations have been determined by you, or as long as regulatory requirements dictate.
How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
We will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK unless you establish secure communications from overseas. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.
We share your data within the group of companies of which we are a part of. Where this involves the transfer of personal data outside the EEA, our group ensures that personal data is protected by requiring all companies within the group to follow the same rules with respect to personal data usage. These are known as “binding corporate rules”. More information on binding corporate rules is available from the European Commission.
The security of your personal data is essential to us and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:
- Document shredding
- Password protected computers
- Password protected mobiles
- Access to sensitive data dependent on requirement
- Secure data storage
- Commercial grade IT network
- Controlled key holding processes
Do You Share My Personal Data?
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties without your prior consent for any purposes, subject to one important exception. In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or to comply with legal obligations, via a court order, or on the instruction of a government authority.
We may sometimes contract with the following third parties to supply services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery, and marketing. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some or all of your personal data that we hold.
If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law.
How Can I Access My Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown below. There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests), a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within 7 days and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request, providing the information you have provided is not part of an ongoing investigation. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
How Do I Contact You?
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details:
Data Protection Controller Name: Tara Taylor
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal Address: 299 Stanstead Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 1JB
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.