Data Protection & Privacy
Forrestal Flooring complies with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations), which comes into force on 25th May 2018; we are registered data controllers under the UK Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any questions regarding your data, please email email@example.com
The information we collect:
When you communicate with us, you are voluntarily giving us information that we collect and may process. We also use various technologies including Cookies to collect and store information when you visit our website.
Our legal basis for processing your personal information is as follows:
Either, we have obtained your consent to do so (or, the consent of a parent or guardian in the case of a child)
Or, we need to process your data for the fulfillment of the contract, which you have entered into with us. Please note if you choose not to provide any information requested, this may limit our ability to fulfill our contract with you.
Or, we are processing your data as you are an existing client. This is known as legitimate interest.
You’re in control:
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and if you believe that any of the information that we have about you is incorrect then we can rectify this. If this is the case or if you wish to see the data we hold on you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us in writing. We will comply within 30 days of receipt of your communication requesting access or amends.
You have the ability to opt-out or update how you receive marketing communication from us by clicking the Update Preferences or Unsubscribe link in any of the marketing emails we send you. You can also withdraw your consent to us using your personal information. In order to withdraw your consent, please email email@example.com or contact us in writing.
You can also ask to be ‘forgotten’ and we will remove your personal information completely from all our systems (where there is no legal obligation to retain it) and we will not communicate with you further. If you would like us to ‘forget’ you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us in writing.
You have the right to move, copy or transfer the personal data that we hold on you from one IT environment to another. In order to exercise this right, please email email@example.com or contact us in writing.
How we use and disclose the information collected:
We use the information we collect so we can provide, maintain and improve our services as well as better understand our clients’ requirements. We also use this information to offer you tailored content. We use information collected from cookies and other technologies to improve your user experience and to show you tailored ads. Please note that even if you opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us, including customised online advertising, you may still see generic online advertising from us.
We do not disclose information to companies or organisations outside of Forrestal Flooring unless we have your consent to do so, we are obliged to for legal reasons or we need to do so for the fulfilment of our contract with you i.e. to enable your project to be dealt with efficiently.
We also process data through third party companies who supply our email newsletter services (i.e. MailChimp), online advertising (e.g. Facebook, Google Adwords and Bing) and sales management platforms, our payment system, and those who conduct postal mailings on our behalf. Some of these service providers may be based outside of the EEA (European Economic Area). However, if this is the case, these will be within countries that the EU has determined offer an adequate level of data protection, like the US, where personal information is protected by the EU-US Privacy Shield.
In processing, we may be required to disclose your personal information to public authorities and fraud prevention agencies.
How we store information collected and the steps we take to protect it:
We have measures in place to protect the personal information held by us. Our websites are protected by enhanced SSL certificates. We have conducted an audit of our information storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against access to data by any unauthorised persons. Please note however that no data transmission over the internet can be considered 100% secure and as such, when you transmit any information to us, you do so at your own risk. You also have a responsibility to maintain good internet security and to notify us of any security breaches that may affect us.
If you have any concerns regarding your personal information then please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance or contact us in writing. You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk
Cookies & similar tracking technologies
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto the device you are using to access the internet when the user accesses a website. It allows the website to recognise that user’s device and store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions.
We use automatically collected information and other information collected when you visit our site through cookies and similar technologies to enable us to improve the functionality of our website, personalise our services, tailor content and information, as well as to monitor and analyse the effectiveness of our services, our website performance and third-party marketing activities and to provide customised advertisements based on your interests. For more information about cookies visit allaboutcookies.org
We only collect and store personal information on our website when you explicitly give us this data e.g. by filling out a form. Everywhere else data is anonymous.
Find full contact details on our Contact Us page.