This document refers to personal data, which is defined as information concerning any living person (a natural person who hereafter will be called the Data Subject) that is not already in the public domain. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seeks to protect and enhance the rights of data subjects. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU. It should be noted that GDPR does not apply to information already in the public domain. The Shredding Alliance Limited is pleased to provide the following Privacy Notice:
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) we are the data controller.
The Shredding Alliance uses the information collected from you to provide quotations which may require both email and telephone contact. The Shredding Alliance also acts on behalf of its clients in the capacity of data processor. When working exclusively as a data processor, The Shredding Alliance will be acting on the instruction of its client, and will work in accordance with the secure shredding standard BS EN15713.
Some personal data may be collected about you from the forms and surveys you complete, from records of our correspondence and phone calls and details of your visits to our website, including but not limited to personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The Shredding Alliance may from time to time use such information to identify its visitors. The Shredding Alliance may also collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website.
Any information The Shredding Alliance holds about you and your business encompasses all the details we hold about you and any sales transactions including any third-party information we have obtained about you from public sources and our own suppliers such as credit referencing agencies.
The Shredding Alliance will only collect the information needed so that it can provide you with consulting services, The Shredding Alliance does not sell or broker your data, although coincidentally there may be times when your information could be contained in data that The Shredding Alliance has purchased from a third-party list broker, for marketing reasons.
Legal basis for processing any personal data
To meet The Shredding Alliance’s contractual obligations to clients and to respond to marketing enquiries.
Legitimate interests pursued by The Shredding Alliance and/or its clients
To promote the marketing and consulting services offered by The Shredding Alliance and/or to market the services and/or products offered by The Shredding Alliance’s existing clients.
Through agreeing to this privacy notice you are consenting to The Shredding Alliance processing your personal data for the purposes outlined. You can withdraw consent at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to us, see last section for full contact details.
The Shredding Alliance may on occasion pass your Personal Information to third parties exclusively to process work on its behalf. The Shredding Alliance requires these parties to agree to process this information based on our instructions and requirements consistent with this Privacy Notice and GDPR.
The Shredding Alliance do not broker or pass on information gained from your engagement with us without your consent. However, The Shredding Alliance may disclose your Personal Information to meet
legal obligations, regulations or valid governmental request. The agency may also enforce its Terms and Conditions, including investigating potential violations of its Terms and Conditions to detect, prevent or mitigate fraud or security or technical issues; or to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of The Shredding Alliance, its clients and/or the wider community.
The Shredding Alliance will process personal data during the duration of any contract and will continue to store only the personal data needed for two years after the contract has expired to meet any legal obligations. After two years any personal data not needed will be deleted.
Data is held in the UK using multiple servers. The Shredding Alliance does not store personal data outside the EEA.
Your rights as a data subject
At any point whilst The Shredding Alliance is in possession of or processing your personal data, all data subjects have the following rights:
- Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
- Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
- Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply you have a right to restrict the processing.
- Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
- Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
- Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right not to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
In the event that The Shredding Alliance refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why, which you have the right to legally challenge.
The Shredding Alliance at your request can confirm what information it holds about you and how it is processed
You can request the following information:
- Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation (The Shredding Alliance) that has determined how and why to process your data.
- Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.
- The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
- If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of The Shredding Alliance or a third party such as one of its clients, information about those interests.
- The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
- Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
- How long the data will be stored.
- Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
- Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
- How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (Data Protection Regulator).
- Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal
- data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
- The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
- Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.
To access what personal data is held, identification will be required
The Shredding Alliance will accept the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested: a copy of your national insurance card, driving licence, passport, birth certificate and a utility bill not older than three months. A minimum of one piece of photographic ID listed above and a supporting document is required. If The Shredding Alliance is dissatisfied with the quality, further information may be sought before personal data can be released.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by The Shredding Alliance or its partners, you have the right to complain to The Shredding Alliance Managing Director. If you do not get a response within 30 days you can complain to the Data Protection Regulator.
The details for each of these contacts are: