PRIVACY STATEMENT & POLICY
WTS Systems Limited understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online and through Our marketing, publicity and projects. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our website, www.wtssystems.co.uk (“Our Site”) or who come into contact with Us and Our services and where your details are included on a database under Our control. We will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with Our obligations and your rights under the law.
Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 13, below;
|means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
|means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 2018 and/or the EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
|means WTS Systems Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 0729260 the trading address being Thursby House, 1 Thursby Road, Croft Business Park, Bromborough, Wirral CH62 3PW.
Information About Us
- Our Site is owned and operated by WTS Systems Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 0729260 the trading address being Thursby House, 1 Thursby Road, Croft Business Park, Bromborough, Wirral CH62 3PW.
- Our Data Protection Officer is Chris Musselle who can be contacted by email at email@example.com by telephone on 0151 203 6119, or by post at Data Protection Officer, WTS Systems Limited, Thursby House, 1 Thursby Road, Croft Business Park, Bromborough, Wirral CH62 3PW.
What Does This Policy Cover?
- As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
- The right to be informed about Our collection and use of personal data;
- The right of access to the personal data We hold about you (see section 12);
- The right to rectification if any personal data We hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Us using the details in section 14);
- The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask Us to delete any personal data We hold about you (We only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in section 6 but if you would like Us to delete it sooner, please contact Us using the details in section 14);
- The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
- The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
- The right to object to Us using your personal data for particular purposes; and
- Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.
- If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal data, please contact Us using the details provided in section 14 and We will do Our best to solve the problem for you. If We are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.
- For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
- As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
What Data Do We Collect?
- business/company name;
- job title;
- contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
- demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
- financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
- IP address;
- web browser type and version;
- operating system;
- a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to;
- usernames and Passwords that are used for any system/software that we may interact with to fulfil our contract;
- software and vendor account details which allow us to interact with your software vendors on your behalf to fulfil our contract;
- bank account details.
How Do We Use Your Data?
- All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with Our obligations and safeguard your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and/or GDPR at all times. For more details on security see section 7, below.
- Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for Our performance of a contract with you, for the performance of our services or because you have consented to Our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in Our legitimate interests. Specifically, We may use your data for the following purposes:
- Providing and managing your access to Our Site;
- Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site;
- Informing you of news relating to Our services;
- Supplying Our products and/or services to you (please note that We require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you);
- Personalising and tailoring Our products and/or services for you;
- Replying to emails from you;
- Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by contacting Us;
- Market research;
- Invoicing you for Our services;
- Analysing your use of Our Site and gathering feedback to enable Us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience.
- With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you with information, news and offers on Our charitable causes, events, products and/or We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 and/or GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
- You have the right to withdraw your consent to Us using your personal data at any time, and to request that We delete it.
- We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.
How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
- We only keep your personal data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
- Some or all of your data may be stored outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using Our Site and/or submitting information to Us. If We do store data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the Data Protection Act 2018 and/or GDPR
- Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
Do We Share Your Data?
- We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising, and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
- We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
- In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal requirements, a court order, or a governmental authority.
What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
- In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.
How Can You Control Your Data?
- In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in section 4, when you submit personal data via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. Further, We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails and at the point of providing your details and by managing your Account).
- You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
Your Right to Withhold Information
- You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and We will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact Us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or using the contact details below in section 14.
- All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
- Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
- Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 13.9, but please be aware that Our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
- The first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device.
- Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
- The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information.
- Our Site use(s) the following Cookies:
|Preserves the visitor’s session state across page requests.
|Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
|Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
|Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website
|Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
- In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
- You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
How we protect your data
In relation to our use of personal data we take the following measures to provide and maintain security:
|Storage of Digital Files
|All digital files held by us are regularly reviewed and when deemed no longer necessary are securely deleted.
|Storage of emails and email content
All emails held by us are regularly reviewed and when deemed no longer necessary are archived into Outlook Data Files secured via password. These archives are closed off and held.
Once data on the archives is not required the files will be securely deleted.
|Transmission via email
|Any personal data we transmit via email will be contained in an attached zip file which will be password protected and encrypted to at least 128-bit AES or higher. Passwords for the recipient will be communicated on a separate communication.
|Erasure, destruction and or deletion
Any electronically held personal data will be removed from our systems using secure deletion methods, to ensure its removal we employ data erasure techniques once a month which clean any deleted files from our systems.
Any physically held personal data will be shredded and disposed over securely.
|256-bit AES keys to protect files that are stored, and encrypts data in transit with 128-bit AES SSL/TLS encryption or higher dependant on method employed.
|Access of employees
|We employ tiered access to all systems including those that contain personal data, only the relevant persons within WTS Systems have access to personal data, which allows them to perform their duties and fulfil the customer’s needs.
|Access of third parties
|While we do not openly provide personal data to third parties, we do serve notice that should we need to provide personal data to conform with legal obligations then it will be done so in accordance with our policy and we will endeavour to notify the relevant data subjects.
|Storage of electronic copies
|All personal data we store is held in encrypted containers whether that be in our online service systems or our cloud based storage devices. All data is protected using up to date encryption methods as described under “Encryption”.
|Data Protection from Disaster and unforeseen circumstances
|In the unlikely event that personal data is lost, corrupted or deleted we employ a full Backup & Disaster Recovery suite which ensures that we can recover all personal data for 30 days previous to any incident. Our Backups are protected with 256-AES encryption and are held off site in several UK data centres.