This privacy notice explains how the Atkinson Group will use any personal information we collect about you.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?
We collect information about you when you engage with us on the enquiry, supply or purchase of products, as well as when you provide information when accessing our website, or when you send us a CV in response to a current job vacancy.
This information provided by yourselves will be necessary to enable us to fulfil legitimate business interests between our Companies.
For job applications, this information will relate to your personal contact details, education and skills, marital status, nationality, and CV.
For website events, bookings, and news, this information will your personal contact details, plus any special dietary requirements (if applicable) for an event.
We may also collect information when you voluntarily complete client surveys or provide feedback to us.
WHY DO WE NEED TO COLLECT AND USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?
The primary legal basis that we intend to use for the processing of your data is for legitimate business interests. The information that we collect about you is essential for us to be able to carry out the services that you require from us effectively. Without collecting your personal data we would be unable to fulfil our legal and regulatory obligations.
HOW WILL WE USE THE INFROMATION ABOUT YOU?
We collect information about you in order to provide you with professional services, for which you engaged us.
Business purposes include the following:
- Compliance with our legal, regulatory and corporate governance obligations and good practice
- Gathering information as part of investigations by regulatory bodies or in connection with legal proceedings or requests
- Ensuring business policies are adhered to (such as policies covering email and internet use)
- Operational reasons, such as recording transactions, training and quality control, ensuring the confidentiality of commercially sensitive information, security vetting, credit scoring and checking
- Investigating complaints
- Marketing our business
- Improving our services
WHO MIGHT WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH?
We may email you about other products or services that we think may be of interest to you.
We will not share your information for marketing purposes with companies outside our group of companies.
Where third parties are involved in processing your data we will have a contract in place with them to ensure that the nature and purpose of the processing is clear, that they are subject to a duty of confidence in processing your data and that they will only act in accordance with our written instructions.
Where it is necessary for your personal data to be forwarded to a third party we will use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data in transit.
To fulfil our obligations in respect of prevention of money-laundering and other financial crime we may send your details to third party agencies for identity verification purposes.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP HOLD OF YOUR INFORMATION?
In principle, your personal data should not be held for longer than is required under the terms of our contract for services with you. However, we are subject to regulatory requirements to retain data for specified minimum periods. We also reserve the right to retain data for longer than this due to the possibility that it may be required to defend a future claim against us. We will retain your personal data for a minimum of 7 years.
You have the right to request deletion of your personal data. We will comply with this request, subject to the restrictions of our regulatory obligations and legitimate interests as noted above.
HOW CAN I ACCESS THE INFORMATION YOU HOLD ABOUT ME?
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information please email or write to us using the contact details noted below.
We have an obligation to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Please ask us to correct or remove any information that you think is incorrect.
We will send you information about our products and services that we feel may be of interest to you.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please contact us by email or post.
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY WITH HOW YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED?
You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection. In the UK this is:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
HOW TO CONTACT US
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or, write to us:
Moat Road, West Wilts Trading Estate
This privacy notice explains how the Atkinson Group will use any personal information we collect about you via cookies.
WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
Cookies are a small text files that are stored in your web browser that allows Fuel Dump or a third party to recognize you. Cookies can be used to collect, store and share bits of information about your activities across websites. Cookies are not programs and therefore cannot contain viruses or other malicious software. They are purely a string of text and numbers.
Cookies might be used for the following purposes:
- To enable certain functions
- To provide analytics
- To store your preferences
- To enable ad delivery and behavioural advertising
SESSION AND PERSISTENT COOKIES
Cookies can be classified as either ‘Session’ or ‘Persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.
Session Cookies: Session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
ESSENTIAL AND NON-ESSENTIAL COOKIES
Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.
Essential Cookies: these are cookies that are either:
- Used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or
- Strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.
Non-Essential Cookies: These are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).
FIRST AND THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.
First Party Cookies: These are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.
Third Party Cookies: These are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains. They analyse your use of our website and/or to display advertisements (including third party advertisements) to you and advertisement conversion tracking for Google AdWords.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
FUNCTIONAL AND ANALYTICAL COOKIES
Functional Cookies: These are cookies that are designed for purposes such as enhancing a website’s functionality. These are either not strictly essential for the website or functionality which you have requested to work, or are cookies which serve non-essential purposes in addition to their essential purpose.
Please see list of Cookies used on or in relation to our website:
|This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|| |
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information on how visitors use a website and helps in creating analytics reports. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.||24 Hours||Analytics|
|_gat_UA-77646846-1||This cookie is installed by Google Tag Manager which stores the Google Analytics data.||Session Only||Analytics|
|__zlcmid||This cookie is used by Zopim which appears to be connected to your chat system so that it can store a unique user ID.||1 Year||Functional|
|yith_wcwl_session_*||This cookie is used by the YITH plugin which is likely to be for the wishlist function on the website.||1 Month||Functional|
|wp_woocommerce_session_*||This cookie is used by the WooCommerce plugin to store performed actions on the website for example which products are added to the visitor’s basket during their session.||2 Days||Functional|
|yith_ywraq_session_*||This cookie is used by the YITH plugin which is likely to be for the request a quote function on the website.||2 Days||Functional|
|PHPSESSID||PHP based session for functionality on the website.||Session Only||Functional|
|wordpress_logged_in_*||This cookie is set after login to keep users logged in.||Session Only||Functional|
|wordpress_sec_*||WordPress functional cookie to provide protection against hackers, store account details.||Session Only||Functional|
|__stripe_sid||This cookie is added by Stripe which helps to provide fraud prevention.||30 Minutes||Functional|
|__stripe_mid||This cookie is added by Stripe which helps to provide fraud prevention.||1 Year||Functional|
|woocommerce_cart_hash||This cookie is used by the WooCommerce plugin to store products added to the visitor’s basket during their session.||Session Only||Functional|
|woocommerce_items_in_cart||This cookie is used by the WooCommerce plugin to store products added to the visitor’s basket during their session.||Session Only||Functional|
|moove_gdpr_popup||Cookie to confirm that the visitor has approved / declined cookies within their browser using the cookie banner.||1 Year||Functional|
ACCEPTING OR REJECTING COOKIES
There are a number of different ways in which you can accept or reject some or all cookies and similar technologies. Some of the main methods of doing so are described below:
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also be aware that clearing all cookies from your browser will also delete any cookies that are storing your preferences, for example, whether you have accepted cookies on a website or any cookies that are blocking other cookies.
You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org