Privacy Notice

BACKGROUND:

Beaconplus Limited understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of all of our clients and prospective clients and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

Information About Us

Beaconplus Limited, a company registered in England, under number 3256550. Registered address: 112/114 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool, FY3 9XH
Main trading address:   8 Haig Court, Haig Road, Parkgate Industrial Estate, Knutsford, WA16 8XZ
VAT number:  685 9348 72

Data Protection Officer:   Flemming Christensen
Email address:   dpo@beaconplus.co.uk
Telephone number:   01565 755 600
Postal Address:   Same as Main Trading Address above.

What Does This Notice Cover?

This Privacy Information explains how we use your personal data: How it is collected, how it is held, and how it is processed. It also explains your rights under the law relating to your personal data.

What is Personal Data?

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

The personal data that we use is set out below.

What Are My Rights?

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
a) The right to be informed about our collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Notice should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact us to find out more or to ask any questions using the details in Part 11.
b) The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Part 10 will tell you how to do this.
c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Part 11 to find out more.
d) The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details in Part 11 to find out more.
e) The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
f) The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
g) The right to data portability. This means that you can ask us for a copy of your personal data held by us to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
h) Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. Please note that we do not use your personal data in this way.

For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 11.

Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

What Personal Data Do You Collect?

We may collect and store some or all of the following personal data (this may vary according to your relationship with us):

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Home address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Business name and details
  • Job title and profession
  • Bank details
  • Credit card details
  • Information received from other sources, such as publicly available information
  • Information about your preferences and interests
  • Information about your usage, charges, costs, accounts and payments for your telecommunications services and utility supplies
  • Details of contact we have had with you in relation to the provision, or the proposed provision, of our services
  • Our correspondence and communications with you
  • Other data needed for the performance of our contract with you.

Your personal data is mainly obtained from you/your colleagues, but we may also obtain this directly from third parties such as your service providers/suppliers, or from publicly available sources.

How Do You Use My Personal Data?

Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:

  • Providing and managing your account.
  • Supplying our services to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you or arrange a contract on your behalf.
  • Personalising and tailoring our services for you.
  • Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you.
  • Supplying you with information by email and/or post (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by emailing us on dpo@beaconplus.co.uk and include the word ‘Unsubscribe’ in the subject title).

With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email, telephone, text message and/or post with information, news, and offers on our services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.

We do not use automated systems for carrying out decision-making and/or profiling.

How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?

We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):

  • We will only keep the personal credit card details for the time it takes us to complete the transaction for which you provided the details.
  • We may keep any personal bank details until you cease to be a client of ours, as these would be needed for any contracts we arrange on your behalf.
  • We must by law (HMRC) keep any data used for the purpose of invoicing you, including copy invoices and associated data needed to calculate our fees, for a minimum of six years after the end of the relevant accounting period.
  • We may keep any other personal data for a period of up to two years after you ceased to be a client of ours or after you first enquired about our services, unless you have agreed or asked us to keep this for longer.

How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?

We have put in place commercially reasonable and appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.  In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know.  They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach, where we are legally required to do so.

We will only store your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.

Do You Share My Personal Data?

We may sometimes contract with the third parties to supply products and/or services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery, and marketing. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some or all of your personal data that we hold.

We may check your accounts, tender, negotiate and arrange contracts with third parties on your behalf. These may include telecommunications (including mobile phones) and utility companies. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some or all of your personal data that we hold.

If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law.

In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, for instance, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.

How Can I Access My Personal Data?

If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.

All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 11. To make this as easy as possible for you, a Subject Access Request Form is available for you to use.  You do not have to use this form, but it is the easiest way to tell us everything we need to know to respond to your request as quickly as possible.

There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.

We will respond to your subject access request within one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.

How Do I Contact You?

To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details (for the attention of Flemming Christensen):

  • Email address: dpo@beaconplus.co.uk.
  • Telephone number: 01565 755600.
  • Postal Address: Beaconplus Limited, 8 Haig Court, Haig Road, Parkgate Industrial Estate, Knutsford, WA16 8XZ

If you are dissatisfied with our handling of any complaint you also have the right to raise concerns with The UK Information Commissioner Office (ICO):  https://ico.org.uk

Changes to this Privacy Notice

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.

Any changes will be made available on our website: www.beaconplus.co.uk

 

Beaconplus Limited
8 Haig Court, Haig Road, Parkgate Industrial Estate, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8XZ

* We may record our telephone calls for training purposes.


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