The European Union has taken a mammoth step in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 25, 2018. The aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world that is vastly different from the time in which the 1995 directive was established. Although the key principles of data privacy still hold true to the previous directive, many changes have been proposed to the regulatory policies; the key points of the GDPR as well as information on the impacts it will have on business can be found below.
Underwater Contracting (UCO), a division of Pirie & Smith Limited (company number 02873291), is committed to protecting the privacy of our clients and users of our website. We want to provide a safe and secure user experience. We will ensure that the information you submit to us via our website is only used for the purposes set out in this policy.
The Information We Collect and How We Use It
When volunteering your contact details via our website, Pirie & Smith Limited may collect your personal details, including but not limited to your name, email address and any other relevant information from the message you submitted. We may use customer contact information to send the user follow-up information, as well as information about our companies and their product offerings.
We may also use your information:
- 1. to provide consultancy services to you;
- 2. to maintain our business relationship, where you are a user of our website, a client or candidate;
- 3. to answer your enquiries;
- 4. to send you industry updates, occasional charity fundraising competitions and our ‘Harbour Herald’ publication. Where we do so, you can ask us to unsubscribe from such communications;
- 5. to fulfil contractual obligations with our clients;
- 6. to third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as professional advisors, IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business technology systems, research and mailing houses and function co-ordinators;
- 7. we may also release personal information to regulatory or law enforcement agencies, if they require us to do so. We will also disclose your information where we are permitted and requested to do so by law.
You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the information supplied by you that we hold. We may ask you to verify your identity and for more information about your request. We also have the right to charge an administrative fee for this service. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request and will give you reasons for doing so.
If you would like to make a request for information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You also have the right to ask Pirie & Smith Limited to stop using your information. However, if this involves a request for deletion of your file, please be aware that we may not be required or able to do so, particularly where your file also holds information about our clients or financial information that we need to keep for periods of up to six years, i.e. that relate to tax matters. Where we are unable to comply with your request we will provide reasons for failing to do so.
If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about Pirie & Smith Limited’s online privacy commitment, please feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com or call our Aberdeen office.
If you have any enquires you can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org