We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
We are a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 09556652 and our registered address is at 72 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7AH. The best way to contact us is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act (the Act) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are the 'data controller'. We have notified the UK Information Commissioner's Office that we process personal data under Data Number ZA113822, and have appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee data handling issues.
We may collect, process and store information about you that is provided to us by you, or collected from your visits to our Website. Such information may have been collected, for example, in relation to the creation of your profile, posts and contributions or in providing you with newsletters, competitions and email alerts.
We aim to keep information provided by you secure at all times. We retain the information for as long as you are registered with the Website, in order to continue to be able to provide our services to you. We have a policy of deleting information if it is no longer required for these purposes.
We use your information:
We do not use your personal information for the purposes of profiling. We will not sell your name, address, e-mail address, or personal information to any third party without your permission. Sometimes we may ask for your permission to share your information with business partners, sponsors, advertisers and promoters, for example if you enter a prize draw or promotion. We may share your information with any third party involved in that prize draw.
We share your information with our carefully selected service providers to enable us to carry out our services. We also share information where obliged to do so in order to comply with any applicable laws or lawful government and/or regulatory requests. In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, your personal data may be disclosed and/or transferred to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets with the aim of providing continuity of service, subject to the safeguards and requirements of the Act and GDPR and other applicable legislation.
Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites including but not limited to our partner networks, advertisers, corporate members and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept responsibility or liability for their policies. Please review those policies before you submit any personal data to third-party websites.
Under the UK Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you have rights under the law as a data subject.
You have the right to see any personal data that is held on you, and additionally to request an electronic copy of all such data be provided to you. Some exceptions apply, such as the need to not compromise another individual's privacy by the disclosure. You may be asked for further proof of identify before any personal data can be disclosed.
You have the right to request that any inaccurate or out of date information that we hold on you be corrected, revised or updated. You can directly edit, change and remove information on your profile at any time, and you can also manage the way your data is shared with other members on the site.
You can request that we suspend all use of your data for a period of time. You may also request the complete deletion of your account and all information associated with it ('the right to be forgotten') with the exception of information required to fulfil legal or statutory requirements, as well as the retention of records relating to the request being carried out.
You have the right to opt out of all marketing contact at any time. Opting out of receiving marketing materials does not include emails or other communications that we need to send to you in relation to the provision of the services for which you are signed up. Such communications include password reminders, announcements of changes to our services, or membership features that you can customise directly through your account settings such as notifications of new messages, new followers and recruitment approaches.
In all cases, please contact email@example.com (or by any of the methods detailed on our 'contact us' page) with your request. We will endeavour to respond promptly, and aim to fulfil the request within 30 days unless it is a particularly complex one, in which case we will keep you informed of the progress and the expected time to completion.
If you are unhappy with the way we undertake any of our privacy obligations, EU nationals can complain to the data protection authority in their country. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office (https://ico.org.uk/concerns/).
The information you provide to us will usually be stored and processed on servers based within the United Kingdom and/or within the European Economic Area ('EEA'). We may additionally store the data on carefully selected portable devices, in paper files, and in disaster recovery/backup storage. Any storage outside the EEA must meet an adequate level of protection and appropriate legal safeguards in accordance with data protection legislation which provide a comparable level of protection for personal data.
Information may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our carefully selected suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. In any event and irrespective of where or how your data is stored, we do our best to ensure that your personal data is kept securely and in compliance with relevant data protection legislation at all times.
In the event of a suspected breach of our systems, we will immediately investigate whether any personal data has potentially been compromised, and if so how seriously. The relevant data protection authorities will be advised of any significant security incidents. Any individual who is personally affected by a serious breach will be contacted by within 72 hours with details of what has happened, and advice of what steps they should now take as a consequence. EU nationals can further make a complaint to the data protection authority in their country: in the UK, this is the Information Commissioner's Office - https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
Our Website uses "cookies", which are small text files that are stored on your computer and can be retrieved by us to assist us in customising your experience with our online services. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our Website and help us improve our Website. The information saved supports the functionality of the Website. During some processes, data is temporarily stored as you move from step to step. This improves your experience of the Website, and data is only stored for as long as is necessary for you to complete the process.
EU Cookie Directive. In accordance with directive 2009/136/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, on your first visit to the Website we are required to obtain your explicit consent for any and all cookies used by the Website. This appears as a message at the top of the home page on your first visit. Once you click on 'Accept', a cookie with the sole purpose of recording your consent will be saved so that you do not see this message again. No other use will be made of this cookie, which is stored indefinitely unless you request otherwise.
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From time to time, the Website may improve its functionality in such a way that requires other types of cookies, including:
You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, this may result in limited functionality and as a consequence you may not be able to access all or parts of our Website.
All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be e-mailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at The Engineering Community Limited, 72 Lowther Street, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7AH.