1. Our commitment to you.
Trade Stairlifts takes privacy seriously. This notice describes how we collect and use your and your customer’s personal data.
2. What personal data do we collect
We may collect the following information about you and your customers:-
Name and contact details: address, telephone number, mobile number, call recordings, CCTV recording (where applicable), email address.
We may need to collect Sensitive Personal Information about your customers, in order to ensure we provide the best product and services to you. This information will be limited and held securely, a request for deletion can be made at any time
3. Use of information we collect
We will use your and your customer’s personal data and other information for several general purposes including:
- Supplying services, administering contracts, fulfilling requests for information or services.
- Providing product updates and technical information.
4. Who may process data
We do not forward your personal to third parties for marketing purposes.
Such processing may include processing and transferring data outside the European Economic Area. Personal data will not be sold or transferred to other unaffiliated third parties without your prior consent.
Where any personal data is processed by us, we will comply with relevant Data Protection legislation at all times. We are registered to process data under the Data Protection Act and you may refer to the Office of the Information Commissioners website for further information at www.ico.org.uk
5. Lawful basis for the processing of personal data
Acorn collect and uses customers’ personal data because it is necessary for: -
- the pursuit of our legitimate interests
- complying with our duties and exercising our rights under a contract or complying with legal obligations.
Our Legitimate Interests
- Selling and supplying goods and services to our customers
- Improving existing products and development of new products
- Preventing, investigating and detecting crime, fraud or anti-social behaviour
- Handling customers contacts, queries, complaints or disputes
- Handling legal claims or regulatory enforcement actions taken against Acorn
6. Security measures
We are serious about guarding the security of your personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use and disclosure, unauthorised destruction or accidental loss. However we cannot guarantee the protection of your personal data in relation to use of our website as, due to the nature of the Internet, the website is theoretically accessible by any user of the World Wide Web. You should be aware that when you disclose personal data on the website it may be collected by another user and may result in unsolicited messages from other Internet users.
7. Your rights
As a data subject whose personal information we hold, you have certain rights. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the information supplied in the Contact us section below. In order to process your request, we will ask you to provide two valid forms of identification for verification purposes. Your rights are as follows:
The right to be informed
The right of access
You may request a copy of the personal data we hold about you free of charge. Once we have verified your identity and, if relevant, the authority of any third-party requestor, we will provide access to the personal data we hold about you as well as the following information:
- a) The purposes of the processing
- b) The categories of personal data concerned
- c) The recipients to whom the personal data has been disclosed
- d) The retention period or envisioned retention period for that personal data
- e) When personal data has been collected from a third party, the source of the personal data
If there are exceptional circumstances that mean we can refuse to provide the information, we will explain them. If requests are frivolous or vexatious, we reserve the right to refuse them. If answering requests is likely to require additional time or occasions unreasonable expense (which you may have to meet), we will inform you.
The right to rectification
When you believe we hold inaccurate or incomplete personal information about you, you may exercise your right to correct or complete this data. This may be used with the right to restrict processing to make sure that incorrect/incomplete information is not processed until it is corrected.
The right to erasure (the ‘right to be forgotten’)
Where no overriding legal basis or legitimate reason continues to exist for processing personal data, you may request that we delete the personal data. This includes personal data that may have been unlawfully processed. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure erasure.
The right to restrict processing
You may ask us to stop processing your personal data. We will still hold the data, but will not process it any further. This right is an alternative to the right to erasure. If one of the following conditions applies you may exercise the right to restrict processing:
- a) The accuracy of the personal data is contested
- b) Processing of the personal data is unlawful
- c) We no longer need the personal data for processing but the personal data is required for part of a legal process
- d) The right to object has been exercised and processing is restricted pending a decision on the status of the processing
The right to data portability
You may request your set of personal data be transferred to another controller or processor, provided in a commonly used and machine-readable format. This right is only available if the original processing was on the basis of consent, the processing is by automated means and if the processing is based on the fulfilment of a contractual obligation.
The right to object
You have the right to object to our processing of your data where
- Processing is based on legitimate interest;
- Processing is for the purpose of direct marketing;
- Processing is for the purposes of scientific or historic research;
- Processing involves automated decision-making and profiling.
8. Changes to this policy
We may change this privacy notice from time to time. When such a change is made we will post a revised version on the website. Your continued use of the website will indicate your agreement to any such change.
If you have any further enquiries or concerns about our privacy notice or wish us to remove you from our system please email us at email@example.com or write to us at the Trade Stairlifts Address, Telecom House, Millennium Business Park, Steeton, West Yorkshire, BD20 6RB.
Should you wish to discuss a complaint, please feel free to contact us using the details provided above. All complaints will be treated in a confidential manner.
Should you feel unsatisfied with our handling of your data, or about any complaint that you have made to us about our handling of your data, you are entitled to escalate your complaint to a supervisory authority within the European Union. For the United Kingdom, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), who is also our lead supervisory authority. Its contact information can be found at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/.