Data Protection & Privacy Statement
Data Protection & Privacy Statement
Pearltech understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.pearlepa.co.uk (“Our Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with Our obligations and your rights under the law.
1.Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
- means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
- means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 13, below;
- “Cookie Law”
- means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;]
- “personal data”
- means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the [Data Protection Act 1998] OR [EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)];
- means Pearltech UK Limited, a limited company registered in England under company number 09833975, whose registered address is 42 Ocean View Road, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8ST.
2.Information About Us
2.1Our Site is owned and operated by Us
2.2Our Data Protection Officer is Robert Brown, and can be contacted by email at Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone on 0121 794 8380, or by post at 42 Ocean View Road, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8ST.
3.What Does This Policy Cover?
4.1As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
4.1.1The right to be informed about our collection and use of personal data;
4.1.2The right of access to the personal data We hold about you (see section 12);
4.1.3The right to rectification if any personal data We hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Us using the details in section 14);
4.1.4The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask us to delete any personal data We hold about you (We only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in section 6 but if you would like Us to delete it sooner, please contact us using the details in section 14);
4.1.5The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
4.1.6The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
4.1.7The right to object to us using your personal data for particular purposes; and
4.1.8Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.
4.2If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, please contact Us using the details provided in section 14 and We will do Our best to solve the problem for you. If We are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.
4.3For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
5.What Data Do We Collect?
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6.How Do We Use Your Data?
6.1All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the [Data Protection Act 1998] OR [GDPR] at all times. For more details on security see section 7, below.
6.2Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in our legitimate interests. Specifically, We may use your data for the following purposes:
6.2.1[Providing and managing your Account;]
6.2.2[Providing and managing your access to Our Site;]
6.2.3[Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site;]
6.3With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email with information, news and offers on our products and services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the [Data Protection Act 1998] OR [GDPR] and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
6.4You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.
6.5We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or its retention will be determined on the following bases):
6.5.1All data is deleted when the session ends;
7.How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
7.1We only keep your personal data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
7.2[Your data will only be stored in the UK.]
7.3Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
8.Do We Share Your Data?
8.1Subject to section 8.2, we will not share any of your data with any third parties for any purposes.
8.2In certain circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where we are involved in legal proceedings, where we are complying with legal obligations, a court order, or a governmental authority.
9.What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
9.2In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.
10.How Can You Control Your Data?
10.1In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in section 4, You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
11.Your Right to Withhold Information
11.1You may access [certain areas of] our site without providing any data at all. [However, to use all features and functions available on our site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.]
12.How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held). Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and We will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact us for more details at Robert.email@example.com, or using the contact details below in section 14.
13.2All Cookies used by and on our site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
13.3Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a prompt requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of our site may not function fully or as intended.
13.4[Certain features of our site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in section 13.5. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 13.6, but please be aware that our site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.]
13.5The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:
|Name of Cookie||Purpose||Strictly Necessary|
|Session Id||Default session cookie||Yes|
13.6In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
13.7You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access our site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, log-in and personalisation settings.
13.8It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.