We are fully committed to compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the new General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR). This privacy and data protection policy sets out our commitment to protecting personal data and how we implement that commitment with regards to the collection and use of personal data.
How we collect personal information
As part of our day to day business we may collect and store the following information about you:
Your job title and the type of business you operate or work in;
Your business address;
Your telephone number and email address;
Your business bank or building society account details and credit or debit card information.
We collect personal information when you provide it to us. We may collect this information during normal business transactions conducted by email, telephone, by post and in person, via briefs, purchase orders, business enquiries and other documents that you supply to us, and that is required by us in order to provide you with our services.
When you use our website, we may collect the following information:
Your IP Address;
Device and other tracking information, such as browser information, device identifiers, operating system, geolocation or information gained from cookies.
We do not give your information to third parties unless you give your prior written consent.
How we use personal information
Authorised employees, agents, suppliers and subcontractors may have access to your personal information for the following purposes:
- To provide you with the services you have requested
- To verify your identity and/or location in order to provide you with our services and enter into contractual agreements about those services
- To send you information, such as contracts, project and financial information, terms and conditions (and changes to them) and/or other administrative information
- To respond to your enquiries and fulfil your requests
- To monitor usage of our website
- To send you marketing communications that we believe may interest you (rarely, and in the form of news updates)
- To fulfill our legal obligations.
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Although we will do our best to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the complete security of your data transmitted. As such, you acknowledge and accept that we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to the website, and that any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access to that information. All personal information is stored on password-protected machines that are only accessible by the senior management team and finance officer.
Retention of information
We store this information for as long as your account with us is active, as needed to provide you with services, or as long as we are legal obliged to; in the case of financial information (such as invoices and accounts), this is for a period of 7 years. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
Access to your personal information
Removal of personal information
If you wish to have the personal information we hold about you removed, please request this in writing, by writing to the Data Controller, Modern Designers, 1st Floor, 22 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1EA. If you are concerned that we are not using your information in accordance with the law, please contact us in the first instance and we will do our best to resolve your query. If you are not satisfied with the resolution, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection, the Information Commissioner’s Office, which can be contacted on 0303 123 1113 (UK local rate).
Last updated: 24 May 2018