Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy2018-12-03T17:07:55+00:00

Background

Awaken IT Ltd 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.awakenit.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.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
“Cookie” 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 EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and
“We/Us/Our” means Awaken IT Ltd, a limited company registered in England under company number 06842427, whose registered address is Cedar Lodge, York Road, Shiptonthorpe YO43 3PH, and whose main trading address is Market Weighton Business Centre, York Road, Market Weighton, YO43 3GL.
  • Our Site is owned and operated by Awaken IT Ltd, a limited company registered in England under company number 06842427, whose registered address is Cedar Lodge, York Road, Shiptonthorpe YO43 3PH.
  • Our VAT number is GB 947 935077
  • We can be contacted by email at gdpr@nullawakenit.co.uk, or by using our contact form.
  • This Privacy Policy aims to give you information on how Awaken IT Ltd collects and processes your personal data through the use of this website, including any data you provide when making an enquiry or when signing up for our newsletter.
  • This website is not intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
  • Our Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that We have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.
  • As 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:
    • The right to be informed about Our collection and use of personal data;
    • The right of access to the personal data We hold about you (see section 12);
    • The right to rectification if any personal data We hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Us using the details in section 14);
    • The 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);
    • The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
    • The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
    • The right to object to Us using your personal data for particular purposes; and
    • Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.
  • If 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.
  • For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
  • Personal Data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymised data).
  • Depending upon your use of Our Site, We may collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data. Please also see Our Cookie Policy.
  • We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
    • Identity Data: including first name, last name, username or similar identifier, title, date of birth and gender.
    • Contact Data: including billing address, shipping address, post codes, email address & telephone numbers.
    • Technical Data: includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, language, browser plugin-types and version, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
    • Profile Data: includes your username and password, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
    • Usage Data: includes information about how you use our website, how you arrived on our website and the site you exit to.
    • Marketing & Communications Data: includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties, and your communication preferences.
    • Professional Data: includes business/company name, job title, profession and business address, business email address and business telephone numbers.
  • We do not collect any special categories of data about you. This includes details about your race, ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union memberships, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
  • All 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 GDPR at all times. For more details on security see section 7, below.
  • Our 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:
    • Providing and managing your Account in our support area;
    • Providing and managing your access to Our Site;
    • Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Site;
    • Supplying Our products and services to you (please note that We require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you);
    • Personalising and tailoring Our products and services for you;
    • Replying to emails and enquiries from you;
    • Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by following the link at the bottom of our marketing emails, or by emailing us as gdpr@nullawakenit.co.uk;
    • Market research;
    • Analysing your use of Our Site and gathering feedback to enable Us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience;

Purposes for Which We Will Use Your Personal Data

Purpose/Activity Type of data Lawful Basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest
To register you as a new customer (a) Identity

(b) Contact

  • Performance of a contract with you
To Process and deliver your order including:

  • Manage payments fees and charges
  • Collect and recover money owed to us
(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Financial

(d) Transaction

(e) Marketing and communications

  • Performance of a contract with you
  • Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)
To manage our relationship with you which will include:

  • Notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy
  • Asking you to leave a review or take a survey
(a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Profile

(d) Marketing and communications

  • Performance of a contract with you
  • Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
  • Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our products/services)
To provide you with support including:

  • Managing your account on the support area of our website.
(e) (a) Identity

(f) Contact

(g) Profile

(d) Useage

(e)Technical

  • Performance of a contract with you
  • Necessary for our legitimate interests (to ensure you can use our products).
To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and customer experiences (a) Technical

(b) Usage

  • Necessary for our legitimate interests to define 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)
To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you (a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(d) Usage

(e) Profile

(f) Marketing and communications

  • Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)
To send you our email newsletter (a) Identity

(b) Contact

(c) Technical

(d) Usage

(e) Profile

(f) Marketing and communications

  • Your specific opt-in consent
  • With 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 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 GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
  • Third parties whose content appears on Our Site may use third party Cookies. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for more information on controlling Cookies. Please note that We do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data they collect and use and advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.
  • You have the right to withdraw your consent to Us using your personal data at any time, and to request that We delete it.
  • We 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):
    • 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.
    • By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
  • We 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.
  • Some or all of your data may be stored outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using Our Site and submitting information to Us. If We do store data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR.
  • Data 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. We use SSL encryption on our website, enabling secure HTTPS connections (denoted by the green padlock in the URL bar).
  • We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising, and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
  • We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
  • The third party data processors used by Us and listed below are located outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). Where We transfer any personal data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR:
    • We use MailChimp as our marketing automation platform. By opting-in to receiving our email marketing & communications, you acknowledge that the information you provide will be transferred to MailChimp for processing in accordance with their Privacy Policy and Terms.
    • We use Google Analytics to compile statistics about the usage of our website. Find out more how Google safeguard your data, and view the Google Privacy Policy.
  • In 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 requirements, a court order, or a governmental authority.

What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?

  • We may, from time to time, expand or reduce Our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Our business. Any personal data that you have provided will, where it is relevant to any part of Our business that is being transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use that data only for the same purposes for which it was originally collected by Us.
  • When you submit personal data via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. In particular, We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes. You can choose to opt-in when making an enquiry. You have the the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails or by emailing us at gdpr@nullawakenit.co.uk.
  • You 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.
  • You may restrict Our use of Cookies. For more information Our Cookie Policy.
  • 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 gdpr@nullawakenit.co.uk or using our contact form.
  • 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 this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.
  • For more information about the cookies we use, please see Our Cookie Policy.

 

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact Us by email at gdpr@nullawakenit.co.uk, or by using our contact form. Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data We hold about you (as under section 12, above).

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.