Privacy Policy

allens printers limited privacy Notice

what’s included in this privacy notice?

Allens Printers Limited (“Allens”) is a litho printing company. You can find out more information about us here [www.allensprinters.com].

This document (our “privacy notice”) sets out information relating to how we use personal information relating to individuals we have dealings with, including customers and suppliers. It also sets out information about what rights individuals have in relation to their personal information and various other matters required under data protection law.

In particular, this privacy notice provides information to individuals about how they can object to our use of their personal information, how they can withdraw any permissions they have given to us to enable us to process their personal information and how they can make a complaint.

This privacy notice contains the following sections:

section heading Page number
Who does this privacy notice apply to? 2
What’s our approach to privacy? 3
  • how will we use your personal information?
5
When will we use your personal informaton for Direct marketing? 6
when will WE sharE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH OTHERS? 9
circumstances in which we will send your personal information outside the Eea 12
what rights do you have UNDER DATA PROTECTION LAW? 13
  • when and How can you withraw your consent?
16
how can you get in touch with us and who is our Data privacy manager? 17
how can you complain about our use of your personal information? 17
how will we notify you of any CHANGES TO our privacy notice? 17

 

  1. Who does this privacy notice apply to?

This privacy notice applies to:

  • our customers/clients;
  • our suppliers;
  • individuals who use our website;

In the sections below, when referring to the individuals listed above, we use the terms “you” or “your”.

what’s our approach to privacy?

We take your privacy extremely seriously and want you to feel confident that your personal information is safe in our hands.

We will only use your personal information in accordance with data protection law applicable to England and Wales from time to time.

Under data protection law, when we use your personal information, we will be acting as a data controller. Essentially, this means that we will be making decisions about how we want to use your personal information and why.

Below, we summarise the main rules that apply to us under data protection law when we use your personal information:

We must be upfront about how we intend to use your personal information and must use your personal information fairly. Providing privacy information to individuals (such as in this privacy notice) is one aspect of using personal information fairly.
We must only use your personal information if we have a legal basis to do so under data protection law. These legal bases include:

  • That we need to use your personal information to perform a contract between us (or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract);
  • That we (or someone else) has a legitimate reason for needing to use your personal information and those legitimate interests are not outweighed by your rights or interests. We must balance our respective rights and interests before we can rely upon this legal basis.
We are only permitted to share your personal information with others in certain circumstances and if we take steps to ensure that your personal information will be secure.
Generally speaking, we must only use your personal information for the specific purposes we have told you about. If we want to use your personal information for other purposes, we need to contact you again to tell you about this.
We must not hold more personal information than we need for the purposes we have told you about and must not retain your personal information for longer than is necessary for those purposes (this is known as the “retention period”). We must also dispose of any information that we no longer need securely.
We must ensure that we have appropriate security measures in place to protect your personal information.
We must act in accordance with your rights under data protection law.
We must not transfer your personal information outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) unless certain safeguards are in place.

 

  1. how will we use your personal information?

How we will use your personal information, the legal bases we will rely upon, how long we will keep your personal information and other details will depend upon who you are and why we need your personal information in the first place.

In this section, we provide specific privacy information relating to the different categories of individuals that this privacy notice applies to.

OUR CUSTOMERS/CLIENTS

What personal information we will use
  • Your name;
  • Your address;
  • Your email address;
  • Your telephone number;
  • Bank or credit card details;
  • Details of any enquiries or complaints.
How we will obtain the personal information
  • Provided by you when ordering goods or services from us, or making an enquiry or complaint.
What purposes we will use the personal information for
  • We will use your name, address and other contact details to supply goods and/or services to you and to communicate with you about such supply. We will also use this information to deal with any enquiries or complaints you make;
  • We will use your bank or credit card details to take payment for goods and/or services;
  • Other than your bank or credit card details, we will keep a record of the information listed above for our internal administrative purposes.
The legal bases for processing we rely upon
  • Our use of your personal information in connection with the supply of goods or services to you, taking payment and dealing with any enquiries or complaints is necessary for the performance of the contract between us or to take steps prior to entering into the contract;
  • Our use of your personal information for our internal administrative purposes is based on our legitimate interests in ensuring that our business is run properly and efficiently.
How long we retain the personal information and why
  • We only use your bank or credit card details for the purposes of taking payment. We do not store such information;
  • We usually keep records relating to any purchase of goods or services you make for [ten (10) years] in case any contractual disputes or defective product claims arise and also to ensure we have the necessary information about the goods and/or services provided should you wish to place further orders.
Consequences of not providing/permitting us to obtain personal information
  • Without your name, contact details and payment information we will be unable to supply goods or services to you.

 

[wHEN WILL WE use your personal informaton for Direct marketing?]

In addition to data protection law, if we use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, we may also be subject to additional rules that regulate direct marketing. The term “direct marketing” essentially means directing marketing material or advertising at a particular individual.

To ensure compliance with both data protection laws and the specific rules relating to direct marketing, we will only use your personal information to tell you about our latest offers or to inform you of products and services which we think may be of interest to you in the circumstances outlined below:

Direct marketing by [telephone or] post
Direct marketing by email, text or other forms of electronic communication
  • We will only contact you in this way if:
  • you have given us your express consent to do so; or
  • you are an existing customer and we want to tell you about similar products or services that may be of interest to you and you have not opted out of receiving such communications.

 

Our legal bases for such processing under data protection law will either be your consent or reliance upon our legitimate interests in developing our business.

We will retain your personal information unless and until you inform us that you no longer wish to receive direct marketing information from us. You can ask us to stop sending direct marketing to you at any time by [contacting us using the details set out here [include link to contact details] or going to the “unsubscribe” section of our website].

OUR SUPPLIERS

What personal information we will use
  • Your name and contact details;
  • Your bank account details.
How we will obtain the personal information
  • Provided by you when you agree to supply to us or provide us with services.
What purposes we will use the personal information for
  • To enter into an agreement with you, to contact you, to administer the agreement between us and to pay you.
The legal grounds we rely upon
  • The use of your personal information to enter into an agreement for supply of goods or services, for correspondence in relation to the services and associated matters and to make payment for goods/services provided will be necessary for the purposes of taking steps prior to entering into a contract with you and for the performance of the contract between us.
How long we retain the personal information and why
  • We will retain your personal information for the duration of the provision of services and for [7] years thereafter incase there should be any contractual dispute.
Consequences of not providing/permitting us to obtain personal information
  • Without your personal information, we will not be able to engage you to provide us with goods/services nor will we be able to pay you.

 

 

WHEN WILL we sharE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH OTHERS?

Sometimes, we will need to share your personal information with others. This section sets out details of who we will share your personal information with and why. It also tells you about our legal basis for doing so under data protection law and steps we will take to protect your personal information.

[We will never sell your personal information on to third parties.]

OUR SERVICE PARTNERS

Who are our service partners?
  • On occasion we outsource items, should we need to arrange a direct despatch we will share your name and address for delivery purposes on that order only.
  • We haven’t included the names of our service partners in this privacy notice because their identity will change from time to time. [However, if you would like further information about any of our current service providers, [please contact us.]
Why we need to share your personal information with them
  • We use the service partners described above to enable us to perform our contracts with you.
The legal bases we rely upon when sharing your personal information
  • [The sharing of your personal data with suppliers and sub-contractors is necessary for the performance of our contract with you.]
What precautions do we take?
  • We enter into contracts with our service providers which require them to put appropriate security measures in place and which restrict their use of your personal information.

 

PROVIDERS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Who will we be sharing your personal information with?
  • We haven’t included the names of our IT providers in this privacy notice because their identity will change from time to time. However, if you would like further information about any of our current IT providers, please contact us using the details set out here.
Why we need to share your personal information with such providers
  • We use suppliers of information technology products and services in connection with the supply, maintenance and/or improvement of our IT network and the creation, development hosting and maintenance of our website;
  • [We use analytics and search engine providers to assist us to improve our website.]
The legal bases we rely upon when sharing your personal information
  • We rely upon our legitimate interests in ensuring that our business can function properly and efficiently and that our IT network is secure;]
  • [The sharing of your personal data with analytics and search engine providers is based on our legitimate interests in having an efficient and user-friendly website.]

 

OTHER THIRD PARTIES

We may also need to share your personal information with others in the following circumstances:

If we sell, transfer or merge parts of our business or our assets As we continue to develop our business 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. During any such process, we may need to disclose your personal information to other parties (such as potential purchasers or investors). Where we do so, we will be relying upon our legitimate business interests.

However, we will only share your personal information in this way if the third parties in question agree to keep your personal information safe and private.

Also, if, for example, a merger happens, the purchaser will only be able to use your personal information in the ways set out in this privacy notice.

Legal or regulatory requirements On occasion, we may be required to disclose your personal information to organisations such as the courts or the police to comply with legal obligations we are subject to and/or to prevent fraud or crime.
Protecting our business From time to time we may need to disclose your personal information in connection with steps we need to take to protect our business interests or property. [For example, if you default with payment, we may disclose your personal information to credit reference agencies or debt collection or tracing agents.]
Professional advice and legal action We may need to disclose your personal information to our professional advisers (for example, our lawyers and accountants) in connection with the provision by them of professional advice and/or the establishment or defence of legal claims.

 

[CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH WE will send your personal information outside the Eea]

We don’t envisage this

We will only send your personal data outside the EEA in the following situations:

  • To comply with a legal obligation;

If we do transfer your personal data outside the EEA, we will use one of these safeguards to make sure it is protected:

  • [We will only transfer it to a non-EEA country which the European Commission has decided has an adequate level of protection for personal data. You can find more about such countries here https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en]; or
  • [We will put a written contract in place between us and the recipient that incorporates EC model clauses relating to the transfer of personal data outside the EEA. You can find out more about such clauses here ICO/international transfers]; or
  • [We will only transfer it to businesses that have signed up to a special agreement between the UK and the USA known as the Privacy Shield].

 

 

WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE UNDER DATA PROTECTION LAW?

Under data protection law, you have a number of different rights relating to the use of your personal information. The table below contains a summary of those rights and our obligations. More information about your rights and our obligations can be found on the ICO website https://ico.org.uk/.

Your rights What this involves What our obligations are
A right of access This is a right to obtain access to your personal data and various supplementary information.
  • We must provide you with a copy or your personal information and the other supplementary information without undue delay and in any event within 1 month of receipt of your request;
  • We cannot charge you for doing so save in specific circumstances (such as where you request further copies of your personal information).
A right to have personal data rectified
  • This is a right to have your personal information rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • We must rectify any inaccurate or incomplete information without undue delay and in any event within 1 month of receipt of your request;
  • If we have disclosed your personal information to others, we must (subject to certain exceptions) contact the recipients to inform them, that your personal information requires rectification.
A right to erasure
  • This is a right to have your personal information deleted or removed.
  • This right only applies in certain circumstances (such as where we no longer need the personal information for the purposes for which it was collected).
  • We have the right to refuse to delete or remove your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • If this right applies, we must delete or remove your personal information without undue delay and in any event within 1 month of receipt of your request;
  • If we have disclosed your personal information to others, we must (subject to certain exceptions) contact then recipients to inform them that your personal information must be erased.
A right to data portability
  • This is a right to obtain and re-use your personal information for your own purposes;
  • It includes a right to ask that your personal information is transferred to another organisation (where technically feasible).
  • This right only applies in certain limited circumstances.
  • If this right applies we must provide your personal information to you in a structured, commonly used and machine reasonable form
  • Again, we must act without undue delay and in any event within 1 month of receipt of your request;
  • We cannot charge you for this service.
A right to object
  • This is a right to object to the use of your personal information.
  • The right applies in certain specific circumstances only.
  • You can use this right to challenge our use of your personal information based on our legitimate interests;
  • You can also use this right to object to use of your personal information for direct marketing.
  • If you object to us using your personal information for direct marketing, we must stop using your personal information in this way as soon as we receive your request.
  • If you object to other uses of your personal information, whether we have to stop using your personal information will depend on the particular circumstances.
A right to object to automated decision making
  • This is a right not to be subject to a decision which is made solely on the basis of automated processing of your personal information where the decision in question will have a legal impact on you or a similarly significant effect.
  • Where such a decision is made, you must be informed of that fact as soon as reasonably practicable;
  • You then have 21 days from receipt of the notification to request that the decision is reconsidered or that a decision is made that is not based solely on automated processing;
  • Your request must  be complied with within 21 days.
A right to restrict processing
  • This is a right to ‘block’ or suppress processing of your personal information.
  • This right applies in various circumstances, including where you contest the accuracy of your information).
  • If we are required to restrict our processing of your personal information we will be able to store it but not otherwise use it.
  • We may only retain enough information about you to ensure that the restriction is respected in future.
  • If we have disclosed your personal information to others, we must (subject to certain exceptions) contact them to tell them about the restriction on use.

 

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, you can make a request by contacting us using the details set out here [[email protected], [email protected]].

If you request the exercise of any of your rights we are entitled to ask you to provide us with any information that may be necessary to confirm your identity.

  1. your right to withdraw consent

If you have given us your consent to use any of your personal information, you can withdraw your consent at any time. To do so, please contact us using the details set out here [[[email protected], [email protected]].].

 

how can you get in touch with us and who is our data privacy manager

You can get in touch with us in the following ways:

Postal address Allens Printers Ltd, Sloper Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AB
Email address [email protected]

[email protected]

Phone number 02920221165

 

We have appointed Data Privacy Manager to oversee our compliance with data protection law and this privacy notice. Their details are as follows Lynsey Harris If you have any questions about this privacy notice, how we handle your personal information or if you wish to make a complaint, please contact our Data Privacy Manager.

RIGHT TO COMPLAIN TO the information commissioner’s officer

If we are unable to deal with a complaint to your satisfaction or if you are unhappy with the way we are using your personal data, you also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the UK’s supervisory authority for data protection issues, the Information Commissioner’s Office.

CHANGES TO our privacy notice

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. If we make any substantial updates, we will provide you with a new privacy notice. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.