Privacy and Cookies Policy
Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2022
Last updated: 01 Feb 2022
Introduction and Contact Information
This privacy statement tells you what to expect when we collect your personal information. We will explain what data we hold about you, how we collect and use your data and whether we share it with other organisations.
This privacy notice applies to:
- Information we obtain about you
- How we use your information
- Sharing your information
- Where we store your personal information
- International data transfers
- Your rights of access to information
- Other rights you might have
- Changes to this policy statement
Information About You
We will generally only collect data about you directly from you and this will be done when you communicate with us and is likely to include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone numbers and if you are a shareholder, information about your current or past shareholding and (if you elect to receive dividends by bank transfer) your bank account and sort code details.
Sometimes information about you will come from other organisations such as our brokers, PR consultants or our registrar if you have made an enquiry to them which they have to pass to us. We may also receive information about you from people instructed by you such as solicitors, brokers and nominees who hold shares (directly or indirectly) on your behalf. These businesses will mainly be data controllers themselves and we encourage you to read their privacy notices for information about how they deal with information about you. A number of organisations will deal with data about you on our behalf and we will therefore deal with any matters that arise about the way they handle your data; these include our registrars (whose details can be found on our website) and the companies that host our website and our other computer systems.
If we have asked for your consent to use your data you may withdraw that consent at any time by contacting company at email@example.com
During our recruitment process we may collect information directly from you, from other organisations and/or from publicly available information, including media profiles. If necessary, we will share your information in order only to assess your application, equality monitoring and to meet legal or policy requirements for pre-employment checks. This may include checking your identity, work and education activity, criminal record and credit history. Your information will be securely stored. Unsuccessful applicant details are held for 12 months and then destroyed.
How We Use Your Information
If you are a shareholder, we use your information to keep track of your shareholding, to pay dividends (through our registrars) and to deal with enquiries you make of us. In any other circumstances we will only use your data in connection with any business that we or our subsidiaries might have with you. The maximum duration your data is held for is 12 Months.
Sharing Your Information
We will only share data about you where we have a legitimate interest to do so. Other than in a purely business context we are only likely to share details of our shareholders with companies that process your data on our behalf or our business advisers such as brokers and PR consultants or with other parties instructed by you (such as your brokers, advisers or nominees). We may have to disclose, or allow inspection of, our share register where such a request is made in the form laid down by statute and we have to comply unless we can prove that the information is not being requested for a “proper purpose” (a broad term that is not defined in the relevant legislation).
Where We Store Your Personal Information
All information you provide to us is stored securely. Where we have given you, or where you have chosen a password which enables you to access certain parts of our systems (including any hosted for us such as by our registrars), you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
The Company operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. The Company has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. However, the Company will not be liable for any loss, misuse or alteration to data in the event of a breakdown of security measures or any other unauthorised access of the data.
International Data Transfers
We do not generally process personal information outside of the European Economic Area but should this occur from time to time (for example our use of Google analytics involves some personal data being transferred to the USA) it will be done only in a way that complies with current laws and regulations.
Access to Information
You may obtain the information we hold about you by making a written request to us using the contact details above.
Subject to compliance with any laws and regulations, when you ask us about the information, we hold on you we will give you confirmation that your data is being processed, access to it and any other supplementary information we consider relevant to your request.
Your Other Rights
In addition to having access to your information (see above) and your right to the information set out in our privacy statements you have the rights to ask us to rectify any incorrect information about you, to delete information we hold about you, to restrict what we do with information about you, to require us to send information we hold about you either to you (or someone you designate) in a commonly used machine readable form, additionally you may object to how we are using information about you and the right not to have automated decisions made about you.
The above rights are not all absolute and whether you can use one of these rights may depend on the way we obtained your information or the legal basis on which we use your personal information. More information about how and when you can exercise these rights is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office.
We are committed to protecting and respecting information about you in compliance with relevant laws and regulations and for this reason we take complaints we receive about this very seriously. Please address any concerns to us at the contact address given above or to firstname.lastname@example.org. We encourage you to contact us directly if you are unhappy, but if you are not satisfied with our response or if you prefer not to raise the issue with us you may at any time complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office; for more information on this see the ICO’s report a concern links, their contact links or at one of its regional offices.
Links to other sites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. These websites have their own privacy statements and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
Supporting Site Information
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below gives more details about the specific cookies that may be used and why.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are always active and are necessary for this website to function. They cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
COOKIE NAME, PURPOSE & MORE INFORMATION
Duration: 30 days
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular, and see how visitors move around the site.
All information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated, and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
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This cookie is saved for 12 months.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
How to Disable Cookies in Your Browser
Here’s how to prevent new cookies from being installed and how to delete existing cookies. The exact procedure depends on which browser you are using.
To prevent new cookies from being installed and delete existing cookies: