Last updated May 2018.
About Herring Ltd
Herring Ltd is the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) registered data controller. The data protection officer is Mr Trou Herring.
Information covered by this policy
Personal information is information, or any combination of separate pieces of information, that could be used to identify you.
Herring Ltd is committed to protecting the privacy of our users and protecting their personal information and supports the Data Protection Act. We have implemented technical, administrative and physical procedures designed to protect personal information from loss, misuse or alteration.
The personal information we collect from you is only that which is required by us to provide you with the information, products and/or services you have requested. When you submit your personal details to us as described below you will be deemed to consent to its use by us in the ways indicated below.
Personal information – what is collected and how?
We collect information directly from you when you contact us by telephone, letter, fax or email, including name, email address, postal address and telephone number (landline and/or mobile) and if you request to be added to our mailing lists for appropriate newsletters. We may also obtain information about you from other sources, including publicly available sources, such as the Land Registry, Electoral Register, online telephone directories, social media platforms or referral agents.
Personal information – why is it collected?
The information collected is required for several reasons including i) to allow us to contact you to respond to your enquiries, ii) to customise the content of our website to meet your specific needs. iii) to make you aware of additional information that you may find of interest, iv) to provide newsletters or Information Sheets (i.e. about our workshops/packages) which we believe to be relevant and of interest to you; v) to advise you of our services that may be of interest, based on your location or information you have provided; vi) or vii) to contact you regarding site updates and enhancements.
Personal information – how will it be used?
We use your personal information as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998 (“Information”) in accordance with all relevant data protection legislation including the Data Protection Act 1998. We will also ensure all our data protection procedures are fully compliant with the procedures set out in the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Please see the clause below entitled “use of information” for more specific details.
By using our website (“Website”) you accept the terms of this Data Protection Statement.
Personal information – who will it be shared with?
We will not share your data with anyone for marketing purposes. However, there are occasions when it must be shared such as:
- credit reference agencies, debt collection and tracing agencies.
- to protect, defend or exercise the rights and property of Herring Ltd (including enforcing our Terms and Conditions).
- when required by law and/or government or regulatory authorities.
- to appropriate third party companies who assist us in delivering appropriate information.
Personal information retention period
Personal information – what will be the effect of this on individuals concerned?
By processing your data, Herring Ltd will send you occasional newsletters by email or post, on occasions will post you our leaflet, and otherwise may contact you to notify you of our services close to your location.
Individuals’ rights under GDPR
The GDPR creates some new rights for individuals and strengthens some of the rights that currently exist. An individual’s rights under GDPR are:
- The right to be informed.
- The right of access.
- The right of rectification.
- The right to erasure.
- The right to restrict processing.
- The right to data portability.
- The right to object.
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
The right to be informed
This obligates the data controller’s need to provide at your request “fair processing information”, typically through a privacy notice such as this, in order to provide transparency over how Herring Ltd’ uses personal data.
The right of access
The right of rectification
You have the right to have your personal data corrected if it is inaccurate or incomplete. If Herring Ltd has disclosed your personal data to third parties, we must then inform them of the rectification where possible, and inform you about the third parties to whom your data has been disclosed, if appropriate.
The right to erasure
This is known as the “right to be forgotten”, and the principle underpinning this right is to enable an individual to request the deletion or removal of personal data where there is no compelling reason for its continuing processing. Some requests, however, can be refused for specific reasons as set out on the ICO.org.uk website. We may also have to retain some basic details to ensure we do not start processing your data again, should it be provided to us through a purchase of data.
The right to restrict processing
You have the right to “block” or suppress processing of personal data, i.e. request not to be contacted for marketing or information dispersal. In this case, your data would be retained to ensure that the restriction is respected in future.
The right to data portability
This right allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services, i.e. to move, copy or transfer personal data from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way (an example would be a bank allowing you to access your personal online banking data and then upload it to a price comparison website to compare and identify your best value banking options).
The right to object
Individuals have a right to object (on “grounds relating to his or her particular situation”) to:
- processing of their data based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority (including profiling);
- direct marketing (including profiling); and
- processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.
If you wish to discuss/request any of the above rights, please email the Data Protection officer on firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you access the personal information we hold about you?
If you would like to see the data we hold about you, you can submit a subject access request by emailing email@example.com. As long as your request is not manifestly unfounded or excessive, we will provide you with this information free of charge, within 30 days of receipt of your written request.
However, we reserve the right to make a charge if providing this data requires we retrieve data from backups or storage facilities. We may request proof of identity before we release the data to you.
Use of information
We use the information we collect to provide you information about our products, offers and services, to deliver to you advertisements, offers or other content tailored to your interests, and to conduct other Herring Ltd business operations. The following are examples of how we may use the information we collect:
- Answer your questions or respond to your enquiry.
- Process payment for purchases or other services.
- Pass your details onto the appropriate office contact to help with your enquiry.
- Protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions.
- Send you email and/or postal messages with information about Herring Ltd services and other content we think may be of interest to you.
- Allow you to participate in social sharing on our websites.
- Enforce our Terms and Conditions and otherwise manage our business.
Herring Ltd will only process your information in pursuance of our legitimate interest if we receive any requests related to, for example, a quotation/survey request, email, a call-back, or specific marketing materials; we will use your personal information to fulfil your request.
Where we need to manage your account and protect you against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, we will do so in accordance with our legal obligation placed on us under law. We will seek consent from you if we need to process your data for solely identified purposes.
To ensure meaningful consent is obtained from you, Herring Ltd will provide you with reasonable notice ensuring that your consent is provided on an informed basis.
We will use this personal information as follows:
- For internal administration purposes.
- To send information leaflet by post, and also occasional newsletters by post or email about our services.
- To market our packages or services to you.
- We store personal information on secure servers with access limited to authorised personnel, or on paper files which are kept in our secure premises. We will not release personal details to third parties unless this is necessary in order to fulfil our contracted duties.
- We may also transfer Information as required to obtain legal advice, comply with legal requirements, protect its rights and property, and the safety of its employees, clients, suppliers and others.
- You have the right to request Herring Ltd not to send such information or to pass information to third parties for such purposes.
- You can exercise that right by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. You can specify whether you would be happy to continue to receive email or postal contact, or if you would prefer to receive neither.
Our web-servers may automatically store the following Information about you: your ISP, your IP address, your web browser type and version, the number of colours your screen is displaying, your operating system, the URL you clicked to get to the Website, time/ date, HTTP accept string (e.g. mime data types that the browser accepts), the locale setting of the computer/ browser and all other data made available by your browser and this Information is used to make the Website operate more efficiently.
You do not have to provide any information in order to use the Website.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
This website uses sharing tools. Sharing tools allow you to share content through social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When you use one of these buttons, the social networking site may place a cookie on your computer. This would be a third-party cookie set by the social networking site.
Data protection rights
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you certain rights including a right to request a copy of your Information and to have inaccurate Information corrected (a “subject access request”).
We may request proof of identity before we will release the information to you which we will supply within 30 days. We have the right to refuse this request if we consider it is manifestly unfounded or excessive.
You have the right to submit a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO.org.uk) if you feel we have not treated your request fairly.
For more information on data protection legislation and related matters please visit the Information Commissioner’s website at www.ico.org.uk.
Jurisdiction and applicable law
Summary of terms
Web Server: A Server that delivers web pages to your computer.
Browser: A software application (e.g. Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) used to locate and display Web pages.
IP (Internet Protocol): All networks connected to the Internet speak IP, the technical standard that allows data to be transmitted between two devices.
TCP/IP: (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
Want to know more?
If you remain concerned about information disclosure or have any questions about this Privacy Statement, this website or your dealings with Herring Ltd you can contact us via e-mail on this site:
19 St. Christopher’s Way
Tel: 01332 898 504