Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on 27th May 2020.

 

The Preparation Group Limited

Professional Preparation Contractors (UK) Limited

“Company”, “Us”, “We” consider that “Data Control” in respect of Personal Data that we collect, for the purposes of Data Protection and Privacy Laws uses and manages in accordance with the “Privacy Policy”.

Protecting your privacy is extremely important to us.  We are committed to protecting all Personal Data provided to us, by businesses or individuals, visitors and users of our Website.  Personal Data is information which relates to an identifiable individual directly by name, email address or indirectly by internet protocol (IP) address, telephone number, age etc.  Personal Data is obtained by site usage or when you voluntarily provide the information to us, for example, filling in forms on our website.

This Policy explains what Personal Data we collect, how we use and manage it and the rights you have in relation to your Personal Date.  You should read this Policy in full to ensure you are happy with our privacy practices.

 

What Personal Data Do We Collect?

In the context of its business activities the Company collects Personal Data from:

  • Employees
  • Users of our Website
  • Job Applicants
  • Business contacts including customers and suppliers
  • Individuals who contact us by any means
  • Consumers/Contractors

 

How Do We Collect Your Personal Data?

We collect Personal Data from you when:

  • You visit our Website
  • Complete forms on our Website
  • Contact our Teams
  • Place an order with us
  • Provide a business card
  • Visit our premises
  • Connect via social media
  • Visit us at an exhibition
  • Attend Training Courses

 

Personal Data, What Do We Collect?

We may collect Personal Data such as your name, job title, gender, email address, telephone number, home or business address, photo identification, qualifications, communication with you, (including meetings, telephone discussions, text messages, financial, payment history and credit rating information).

When you use out Website certain information, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, time zone, language that is sent by your browser is collected as standard procedure.

 

How Do We Process Your Personal Data?

Personal Data is processed for the following purposes:

  • To communicate with you and third-party contacts
  • To comply with applicable laws and other business-related purposes, including producing orders and contracts, managing accounts and records, legal, regulatory and internal investigations, general business activities, debt administration and supporting corporate social responsibility activities
  • To provide you with information about our products and services to fulfil your requests
  • To email you
  • To contact you about products, services, news and notify you of any changes to your services and to provide you with information of goods and services that may be of interest to you
  • To manage and administer warranties
  • To conduct research and advertising
  • To answer your queries
  • To allow you to report any problems with our Website, to help us improve our products and services
  • To carry out analysis in relation to the use of our Website

 

Person Data, What Do We Collect?

We may collect Personal Data such as your name, job title, gender, email address, telephone number, home or business address, photo identification, qualifications, communication with you, (including meetings, telephone discussions, text messages), financial payment history and credit rating information.

When you use our Website certain information, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, time zone, language that is sent by your browser is collected as standard procedure.

 

How Do We Process Your Personal Data?

Personal Data is processed for the following purposes:

  • To communicate with you and third-party contacts
  • To comply with applicable laws and other business-related purposes, including producing orders and contracts, managing accounts and records, legal, regulatory and internal investigation, general business activities, debt administration and supporting corporate social responsibility activities
  • To provide you with information about our products and services to fulfil your requests to email you
  • To contact you about products, services, news and notify you of any changes to your services and to provide you with information of goods and services that may be of interest to you
  • To manage and administer warranties
  • To conduct research and advertising
  • To answer your queries
  • To allow you to report any problems with our Website, to help us improve our products and services
  • To carry out analytics in relation to the use of our Website

 

Who Do We Share Your Personal Data With?

The Company may share your Personal Data within our company who have a “need to know” that data for business or legal reasons such as administration, processing an invoice or order or to direct an enquiry to a specific department for resolution.

We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties including IT supplies, HR advisors, Legal and Insurance Providers or other service providers engaged by the company for the purpose of providing services requested by you and to protect intellectual property rights of any information displayed and available on the Company’s Website for the purpose of seeking legal or other professional advice, to respond to a legal obligation or request, or, to enforce the Company’s Website Terms and Conditions of Use.

We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties in the event that we merge, sell, or purchase any business or assets, to include the prospective buyer or seller.

Only with your consent will we disclose your Personal Data to third parties offering products or services that may be of interest to you.

If you choose to submit information by posting, comments, testimonials or other social media platforms, the information you submit may be available generally to the public and may be read, collected and used by others who access this information.

In order to comply with a legal process, court order, the law or respond to government or regulation requests, we may be required to share your Personal Data.  If we have reason to believe that disclosure may be necessary to bring legal action to enforce any Company’s rights, against you or a third party, for non-payment, violation of any agreement with us, we may be required to share your Personal Data.  We may share your Personal Data to protect the safety of the Company, our customers, others or to prevent injury to our interference with, our property or right or the property or rights of other processors or anyone that could be harmed by such activities.

 

Legal

To comply with Data Privacy Laws, we are required to identify how we process your Personal Data, this typically will be one of the following:

  • Your consent
  • Company or third-parties legitimate business interests to maintain and promote our business by providing customers with feedback
  • The performance of a contract we have with you or other individuals
  • Compliance with our legal obligation

 

Recruitment

When you apply for a job with us we will collect more specific Personal Data about you such as, career history, qualifications, references and interview records.  We may also enquire about other information, such as interests and ambitions.  Any Personal Data you provide with regard to any vacancy will be processed in accordance with this Policy.

 

Transfer of Personal Data

 Considerations must be noted, that any person to whom the Company may disclose your Personal Data under this Policy may be situated in a country other than your own and that such country may provide a lower level of Data Protection than your own country.  By agreeing to this Policy, you consent to the transfer of your Personal Data to a country other than your own.  If we transfer Personal Data we will take legally required measures to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place to protect your Personal Data and to ensure it is treated in accordance with this Policy.

 

Record Retention

We will keep your Personal Data for as long as we need, for the purposes outlined in this Policy.  The period will vary depending on your interactions with us.  Where we no longer have a need to keep your information, we will delete it.

Please note where you have sent communication to “unsubscribe” receiving marketing information, we will retain a record of your email address to ensure we do not send you marketing emails in future.

 

Security

We are committed to applying reasonable organisational and technical security measures to protect Personal Data from accidental or unlawful destruction, unauthorised access, misuse, modification, disclosure, or accidental loss.

 

Your Rights

Data Privacy laws provide rights to individuals in respect of Personal Data that any organisation holds about them.  You can:

  • Request a copy of Personal Data that we hold about you, or
  • Request that we rectify, limit processing of your Personal Data or delete, you must submit your request via email to:- hello@ppcgroup.co.uk

In the event that you decide you do not want to receive commercial communications from us by telephone, email, mailshot, or post you can “opt out” by emailing hello@ppcgroup.co.uk

 Please let us know about any changes to your personal information by emailing hello@ppcgroup.co.uk

 

Amendments To This Policy

We reserve the right to amend or modify at any time by posting information on our Website.  It is your responsibility to review this Policy every time you place an order, submit information, or interact with the Company’s social media.

This Website is not intended for minors and we do not knowingly process any information about any child without the consent of parents/guardian.  Any information collected would be unintentional or purely accidental.

 

Non-Personal Data

This is information about you but does not identify you either directly or indirectly.  We may collect Non-Personal Data that you voluntarily provide.  Any information you email, post or upload, will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.  The Company will have no obligation to preserve the confidentiality or refrain from disclosing.  The Company will have no liability for and will be free to disclose, copy or distribute, images, products, ideas, suggestions, tests, comments for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

 

Cookies/Social Media

The Company and companies providing services to or on behalf of the Company may use cookies, web beacons (1×1 pixels) and other technology to collection non-personal information.  We will request your consent to use cookies on our Website.  Cookies are used to collect general usage and volume statistical data.  You can control the use of cookies at your browser, (visit www.aboutcookies.org for more information).  However, when you reject cookies some or all of your ability to use the Website may be limited.  We also use Google Analytics to track movement, administer the Website, analyse trends and gather demographic information.  To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all Websites visit http//tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.  They may also use and disclose non-personal information derived from our advertising campaigns, for scheduling and optimisation of content, delivery and they may do so if they are required to do so by law.  The Company may use any information gained through the Website for any legal purpose, including and without limitation, for purposes of developing, using and making available to third parties (at no charge or fee) information regarding security/privacy patterns, research, internal record keeping, reporting, trends, products, learning performance and other statistical information except that the Company will not report aggregated data in such a manner that reasonably permits such information to be identified with any user of the Website.  Our Website also includes social media, Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook buttons.  These features may collect your IP address, pages you are visiting on our Website and may set a cookie to enable the features to function properly, these features may be hosted by a third party.  Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the Company providing it.

 

Questions/Complaints

 If you have question or complaint about how the Company has used your Personal Data you should email: hello@ppcgroup.co.uk , If you are not satisfied how the Company has handled your concerns or complaint you must contact the Data Protection Authority.

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