Ashtead Technology Limited (the “Company”) is committed to respecting your individual data rights. Privacy, confidentiality and trust are integral to our business and we believe that everyone who communicates with us, visits our website or interacts with the Company in another way should be confident that we will act transparently and fairly and that we will hold personal data securely and in accordance with the law.
This policy describes how we protect your individual rights and it provides information on how we collect and process your personal data when you are in touch with us whether that is in writing by e-mail or letter, if you sign up to receive our newsletter, submit an enquiry regarding our services, log in to Aperto or simply visit our website.
It is important that you read this privacy notice and any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide so that you are fully aware of how and why we use your data.
The Company is the data controller and is responsible for personal data it receives or which is collected by our website including via Aperto. This privacy notice applies to personal data in e-mails or other written enquiries received at the Company’s head office in Aberdeen or at one of our other sites in the UK from anywhere in the world. It also applies to personal data collected by our website no matter where you may be situated.
The Company will, occasionally, transfer personal data to another of the Ashtead Technology group companies and (as explained below) arrangements are in place to ensure that, in that event, you and your personal data have the protection provided by the law in the UK.
When you communicate with the Company or visit our website, depending upon how you use our website, we may collect and use the following kinds of information:
We may also obtain some personal data from publicly available sources.
We do not collect personal data from automated technologies. Nor do we collect any special categories of personal data, criminal convictions and offences. Special category data concerns:
Our website is not intended for children (under 16) and we do not knowingly collect data from or concerning children.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including:
Direct interaction. You may give us your identity, contact and financial data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email, via Aperto or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you
Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as follows:
Technical Data from the following parties:
We will only use your personal data when the law allows it. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
We will not normally rely on your consent as a basis for storing or processing your personal data. In the unlikely event we have asked for your consent for a particular matter you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
We will only use your personal data for one of the purposes listed above. If we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another purpose, the alternative will be a purpose which is compatible with the purpose we relied upon when we first collected the personal data. Before we use the personal data for an alternative purpose we will also take into account:
We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes described above.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We will store all personal data responsibly on our secure servers and will take all reasonable precautions to prevent personal data from being lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
We limit access to your personal data to members of staff, agents or third parties who have a business need to know. Your personal data will be used only on our instructions and subject to strict obligations of confidentiality. We will not sell, distribute or lease to a third party any of the personal data we collect.
In the unlikely event that we suffer a data breach, we will notify you and any applicable supervisory authority, when we are required to do so.
We will not share your personal data with third parties other than as described above. We may pass the information to other members of the Ashtead Technology group and other Ashtead locations some of which are not in the European Economic Area (EEA). That will occur only where it appears another Ashtead Technology group company or location could provide a more relevant service to you. The Ashtead Technology group maintains the integrity of personal data wherever located. All of the Ashtead Technology group maintain a high level of protection for your personal data and all appreciate the importance of maintaining the security and integrity of personal data.
We will retain your personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for and for no longer, particularly after the purpose(s) are completed.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we take into account the extent, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we acquired your personal data, whether we can achieve those purposes by other means, and any applicable legal requirements. Where we wish to retain personal data after the purpose is complete, whenever possible the data will be encrypted or otherwise anonymised.
Any information we use for marketing purposes will be stored and used until you notify us that you no longer agree to us holding your personal data or, where our only contact is sending you a newsletter, you “unsubscribe” from our newsletter.
Where Ashtead Technology need to collect personal data by law, or in connection with a contract we have with you, if you fail to provide the data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you. In that case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us. We will bring any issue of this kind to your attention at the earliest opportunity.
Our website may from time to time include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control third-party websites and cannot be responsible for their privacy arrangements. If you follow a third party link you will leave our website. We encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
You have certain rights concerning personal data we hold or use. If you wish to exercise any of the rights described below, please submit a request in writing to our data privacy manager, details of whom are provided below. You have a right to:
If you wish to make any of the above requests please contact the data privacy manager. Please be aware that we will need to confirm your identity on every occasion that you make a request. That is for your protection. To that end we may request specific information from you to confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights) is secure. To expedite our response, we may contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request.
In general, you will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data or to exercise any of your rights. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive. In those circumstances, we may also refuse to comply with your request.
We try to respond to all requests within one month. Some complex requests may take us longer. In that event, we will notify you and keep you updated.
At any time, you can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages by contacting our data privacy manager, the details of whom are noted below.
We have appointed a data privacy manager who is the point of contact and is responsible for addressing any questions or concerns you may have concerning this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact the data protection manager using the details below
Our full contact details are:
Name: Ashtead Technology Limited,
Address: Discovery Drive, Arnhall Business Park, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6FG, Scotland
Data privacy manager: Peter Simpson
Telephone number: +44 (0)1224 771888
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (https://ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to address any of your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
This Privacy Notice was last updated on 17 May 2018.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
Your privacy is important to Ashtead Technology. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Ashtead Technology collects, and the ways in which Ashtead Technology uses that personal information.
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