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Cookies and Privacy Policy

Cookies Policy

Last updated: February 2018

Scantec Personnel Limited ("us", "we", or "our") uses cookies on www.scantec.co.uk (the "Service"). By using the Service, you consent to the use of cookies.

Our Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how we use cookies, how third-parties we may partner with may use cookies on the Service, your choices regarding cookies and further information about cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you.

Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies.

How Scantec uses cookies?

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioral advertising.

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

  • Essential cookies. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Third-party cookies

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third-parties cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on.

What are your choices regarding cookies?

If you'd like to refuse access to cookies please select in ‘My Consents’.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.


Privacy Policy

Scantec Personnel Ltd (“Scantec“, “we” or “us“) respects the privacy of every individual who visits our Website (as defined below) and is committed to protecting and respecting your personal data.

This privacy policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. It provides you with information about:

  • how we collect and use your data;
  • how we look after your personal data; and
  • your legal rights relating to your personal data.

This privacy policy is provided in layered format so that you can click through to the specific areas set out below.

  1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE
  2. THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
  3. HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED
  4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
  5. DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
  6. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
  7. DATA SECURITY
  8. DATA RETENTION
  9. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE

PURPOSE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to in it, available here provides information on how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our website at http://www.scantec.co.uk  (“Website“) or when you interact with us at an event or on social media, including any personal data you may provide when you contact us over our Website or otherwise interact with us.

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy or fair processing notice we may provide to you on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your personal data. This privacy policy supplements the other policies and is not intended to override them.

Our Website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect personal data relating to children.

DATA CONTROLLER

Scantec Personnel Ltd, registered in England (company registration 2450519) is the data controller and is responsible for your personal data.

We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact our DPO using the details set out below.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Title of DPO: Compliance Officer

Email address: DPO@scantec.co.uk

Postal address: Scantec, Spinnaker House, Morpeth Wharf, Birkenhead CH41 1LF

Telephone number: 0151 666 8903

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk ). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY AND YOUR DUTY TO INFORM US OF CHANGES

This version was last updated on 11th October 2018 and historic versions can be obtained by contacting us.

We recommend that you check our Website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes to this privacy policy. However, if we decide to make any significant changes to our privacy policy we will notify you by email.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

Our Website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share personal data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our Website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

PROVIDING DATA TO THIRD PARTIES

We may provide data to the following third parties:

  • Clients i.e. those recruiting
  • Intermediary partners (for payment processing)
  • HMRC and Government bodies as required
  • Banking providers
  • Training, testing & other ancillary service providers as required (on an ad-hoc basis and with explicit consent)
  • Our IT infrastructure providers

These partners may be based outside the EU. If personal data is transferred outside the EU, the privacy law requirements for doing so have been fulfilled. For example, because we have concluded EU model contract clauses to agree with these parties on how they deal with personal data. Or, if the relevant party is established in the United States, this party is Privacy Shield certified.

THE DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU

Personal data means details which identify you or could be used to identify you such as your name and contact details. It does not include data where the identity of a person has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

  1. Identity Data includes first name, last name, employer, job title and place of work.
  2. Contact Data includes email address and telephone number.
  3. Technical Data includes the display properties of your computer, internet protocol (IP) address and your browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our Website.
  4. Usage Data includes information about how you use our Website and information about your visit including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our Website (including date and time), products you viewed and searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visit of certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks and mouse-overs, methods used to browse away from the page, the content of any forms that you complete on our website and any phone number used to call our customer services number.
  5. Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.
  6. We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences other than where this is done as part of our recruitment or employment processes with prior consent.

HOW IS YOUR PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED

We use different methods to collect personal data from and about you including through:

  1. Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Profile Data by corresponding with us by post, phone, and email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
  2. make use of our Website;
  3. participate in social media functions which may be available on our Website;
  4. participate in competitions, promotions or surveys; or
  5. contact or correspond with us by phone, email or otherwise.
  6. Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our Website, we may automatically collect Technical Data and/or User Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. Please see our cookie policy for further details.
  7. third parties. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties as set out below:
  8. from third parties who have hosted an event sponsored by us that you have attended.

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data:

  • to answer any questions you may raise or respond to any comments you may send us;
  • where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests; and
  • where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending direct marketing communications to you via email or post. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.

You can find out more about these legal bases here.

PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE WILL USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA 

We have set out below a description of the ways we use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.

Please note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your personal data. Please contact us DPO@scantec.co.uk  if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data.

  • Providing services to our clients. We may process personal data to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between us and our clients (or proposed to be entered into) and to provide our clients with the information and services that they request from us. Legal basis: such processing is necessary for our legitimate interest (where we need to process personal data to provide services to our clients we ask our clients to provide the necessary information to the data subjects regarding its use).
  • Respond to communications. We may process your personal data in order to respond to any questions or comments made by you on our Website, via email or telephone. Legal basis: such processing is necessary for our legitimate interest (to respond to our customers who request information regarding our company and/or our services).
  • Relationship management. We may process your personal data to manage our relationship with you which will include: notifying you about any material changes to our terms or privacy policy and/or asking you to leave a review or take a survey. Legal basis:  such processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation and/or for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our services).
  • Business requirements. We may process your personal data in order to administer and protect our business and our Website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data). Legal basis: such processing is necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise) and/ or to comply with a legal obligation.
  • Advertising. We may process your personal data to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you. Legal basis: such processing is necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy).
  • Data analytics. We may process your personal data for data analytics purposes in order to improve our Website, products and services, marketing and/or customer relationships and experiences. Legal basis: such processing is necessary for our legitimate interests (to define the types of customers for our products and services, to keep our Website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy).
  • Recommendations about goods and services. We may process your personal data to make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods and services that may be of interest to you. Legal basis: such processing is necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our services and to grow our business).

THIRD-PARTY MARKETING 

We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside Scantec for marketing purposes.

PROMOTIONAL OFFERS FROM US 

We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered for a promotion and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

OPTING OUT 

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of other transactions.

COOKIES 

Our Website uses cookies to provide a better service to its users and to distinguish you from other users of our Website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our Website.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our Website site may become inaccessible or not function properly. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our cookie policy.

CHANGE OF PURPOSE 

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us at DPO@scantec.co.uk

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

DISCLOSURES OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may have to share your personal data with the following third parties for the purposes set out in in paragraph 4 above:

  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Website.
  • business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors that provide us with hosting, email and IT services.
  • advertisers and advertising networks that require the personal data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others.
  • professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the UK who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
  • third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy policy.
  • HMRC, regulators and other authorities who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
  • We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

Scantec may transfer only the information you provide to us to countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) for the purposes of providing you with work-finding services. We will take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information. The EEA comprises the EU member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

DATA SECURITY

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Scantec takes the following measures in particular:

  • access to personal data requires the use of a user name and password;
  • access to personal data is restricted by role
  • financial data is held in a separate system with stricter access controls
  • physical measures to protect access to the systems in which the personal data is stored

DATA RETENTION

HOW LONG WILL YOU USE MY PERSONAL DATA FOR? 

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of your personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

In certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data including a right to:

  1. request access to your personal data.
  2. request correction of your personal data.
  3. request erasure of your personal data.
  4. object to processing of your personal data.
  5. request restriction of processing your personal data.
  6. request transfer of your personal data.
  7. right to withdraw consent.

You can find out more about your rights here.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us by email at DPO@scantec.co.uk or by directly logging into your account. 

NO FEE USUALLY REQUIRED 

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee or alternatively refuse to comply with your request, if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.

WHAT WE MAY NEED FROM YOU 

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

TIME LIMIT TO RESPOND 

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.