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Privacy Notice

Updated on May 20th 2018

Privacy Notice

 

1.  INTRODUCTION

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets out clearly the responsibilities of Data Controllers and the rights of Data Subjects. As a Data Controller we take our responsibilities under the GDPR seriously. We are committed to processing your personal data in a transparent, lawful and secure manner.

This Privacy Notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site www.branchingouteurope.com. It also explains how we comply with the GDPR in using your personal data for marketing purposes.

This Privacy Notice applies to users of www.branchingouteurope.com, customers (current and previous), new business prospects and suppliers.

We have separate notices tailored to the needs of our employees and anyone wishing to apply to work with us.

 

1.1 Who we are

Branching Out Europe Limited is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

Our business is focused on delivering tailored sales, marketing and lead generation consultancy services to companies/business clients.

Our full contact details are:

Full name of legal entity: Branching Out Europe Limited

Postal address and sales office: Beechwood House, Christchurch Road, Newport, Gwent NP16 5SU, United Kingdom.

General email address: info@branchingouteurope.com

Company website address: www.branchingouteurope.com

Office phone number : +44 2921 25 25 15

The director responsible for data protection and compliance with the GDPR within our business is Del Jones. She can be contacted on dataprotection@branchingouteurope.com should you have any questions about how we process your personal data.

It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at dataprotection@branchingouteurope.com.

 

2.  WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

Personal Data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymised data.

The personal data we hold may include some of the following :

·         your name

·         title

·        business email address– unless you consent to us using your private email address

·         office address

·         office phone number

·         IP address and

·         social media ID’s in the public domain from LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

For Suppliers we may also hold your banking details to pay for your services for the duration of our contract.

We do not collect or process any Sensitive Personal Data about you, hold any credit card details or data about criminal convictions and offences.We will not share your Personal Data with any third parties for their own marketing purposes.

 

3. HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may collect personal data about you by you providing the data directly to us (for example by filling in forms on our site, landing pages or by sending us emails). By using our website and providing us with your data, you warrant to us that you are over 13 years of age.

We may automatically collect certain data from you as you use our website by using cookies and similar technologies. Please see our Cookie Notice for more details https://www.branchingouteurope.com/cookie-notice/.

We may also acquire your personal data through research carried out by our own team or from publicly availably sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.

We may receive data from third parties such as analytics providers such as LinkedIn and Google based outside the EU, advertising networks such as Facebook based outside the EU, such as search information providers such as Google based outside the EU, providers of technical, payment and delivery services, such as data brokers or aggregators.

 

4. MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS 

Our lawful ground of processing your personal data to send you marketing communications is either your consent or our legitimate interests (namely to grow our business).

Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, we may send you marketing communications from us if

(i)            you made a purchase or asked for information from us about our goods or services or

(ii)          you agreed to receive marketing communications and in each case you have not opted out of receiving such communications since or

(iii)         if you work for limited company, we may also send you marketing emails to a business email address without your consent. However you can still opt out of receiving marketing emails from us at any time.

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you, or by emailing us at dataprotection@branchingouteurope.com at any time.

If you opt out of receiving marketing communications this opt-out does not apply to personal data provided as a result of other transactions, such as purchases, warranty registrations etc. 

 

5.  MORE ABOUT HOW WE MAY PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA 

We may process the following categories of personal data about you:

·         Communication Data that includes any communication you send to us whether that be through the contact form on our website, through email, text, social media messaging, social media posting or any other communication that you send us. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, for record keeping and for the establishment, pursuance or defence of legal claims. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to reply to communications sent to us, to keep records and to establish, pursue or defend legal claims.

·         Marketing Data that includes data about your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences. We process this data to enable you to partake in our promotions such as competitions, prize draws and free give-aways, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of this advertising.  Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.

·         Customer Data that includes data relating to any purchases of goods and/or services such as your name, title, billing address, delivery address email address, phone number, contact details, purchase details and your card details. We process this data to supply the goods and/or services you have purchased and to keep records of such transactions. Our lawful ground for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps at your request to enter into such a contract.

·         User Data that includes data about how you use our website and any online services together with any data that you post for publication on our website or through other online services. We process this data to operate our website and ensure relevant content is provided to you, to ensure the security of our website, to maintain back- ups of our website and/or databases and to enable publication and administration of our website, other online services and business. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business.

·         Technical Data that includes data about your use of our website and online services such as your IP address, your login data, details about your browser, length of visit to pages on our website, page views and navigation paths, details about the number of times you use our website, time zone settings and other technology on the devices you use to access our website. The source of this data is from our analytics tracking system. We process this data to analyse your use of our website and other online services, to administer and protect our business and website, to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and to understand the effectiveness of our advertising.  Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to enable us to properly administer our website and our business and to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.

·         We may use Customer Data, User Data, Technical Data and Marketing Data to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you (including Facebook adverts or other display advertisements) and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you. Our lawful ground for this processing is legitimate interests which is to grow our business. We may also use such data to send other marketing communications to you. Our lawful ground for this processing is either consent or legitimate interests (namely to grow our business).

Where we are required to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to deliver goods or services to you). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a product or service you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.

We will only use your personal data for a purpose it was collected for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. For more information on this please email us at dataprotection@branchingouteurope.com. In case we need to use your details for an unrelated new purpose we will let you know and explain the legal grounds for processing.

We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law.

We do not carry out automated decision making or any type of automated profiling.

 

6.  DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA  

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:

•      Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.

•      Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers

•      Government bodies that require us to report processing activities.

•      Third parties to whom we sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets.

We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

 

7.  INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS  

In providing services to you, or in the execution of our marketing and business activities, some of the systems, applications and cloud services we use require that data is transferred outside of the European Economic Area. In such cases we only do so to countries where adequate data protection agreements and schemes are in place, so that we remain compliant with the GDPR.

Where we transfer your data to these third parties outside of the EEA, we will ensure that certain safeguards are in place to ensure a similar degree of security for your personal data. As such:

•      We may transfer your personal data to countries that the European Commission have approved as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data by; or

•      If we use US-based providers that are part of EU-US Privacy Shield, we may transfer data to them, as they have equivalent safeguards in place; or

•      Where we use certain service providers who are established outside of the EEA, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe.

If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time. 

 

8.  DATA SECURITY  

We continue to take all reasonable steps to protect and process your data securely. Our business is Cyber Essentials certified. We have security measures in place to prevent,to the best extent we can, your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, altered, disclosed, or accessed without authorisation. We also allow access to your personal data only to those employees and partners who have a business need to know such data. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they must keep it confidential.

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach if we are legally required to.

 

9.  DATA RETENTION  

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for we look at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.

For tax purposes the law requires us to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they stop being customers.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

 

10.  YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS  

Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.

You can see more about these rights at:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at dataprotection@branchingouteurope.com.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive or refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you.

If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We should be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

 

11.THIRD-PARTY LINKS  

This website may 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 these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

 

12. COOKIES  

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