Privacy Policy
14/09/2018

Introduction
Definitions and Interpretation
Scope of this privacy policy
Data Collected
How we collect data
Data that is given to us by you
Data that is being collected automatically
Our use of data
Who we share data with
Keeping data secure
Data Retention
Your Rights
Links to other websites
Changes of business ownership and control
Cookies
General
Changes to this privacy policy

Introduction
This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this website and Walker Engineering (NW) Limited, the owner and provider of this website. Walker Engineering (NW) Limited take the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of this website.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

1. Definitions and interpretation
Data Collectively all information that you submit to Walker Engineering (NW) Limited via the website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;
Cookies a small text file placed on your computer by this website when you visit certain parts of the website and/or when you use certain features of the website. Detials of the cookies used by this website are set out in the clause below (Cookies) ;
Data Protection Laws Any applicable law relating to the processing of personal data, including but not limited to Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK;
GDPR The General data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;
Walker Engineering (NW) Limited, We or Us. Walker Engineering (NW) Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered office is at Units 27-31 Pit Hey place, Pimbo, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 9PS;
UK and EU Cookie Law The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EG Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
User or you Any third party that accesses the website and is not either (i) employed by Walker Engineering (NW) Limited and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Walker Engineering (NW) Limited and accessing the website in connection with the provision of such services; and
Website The website that you are currently using, http://www.walkereng.co.uk , and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
a. The singular includes the plural and vice versa;
b. References to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
c. A reference to a person includes firms companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
d. “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
e. Reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it
f. The headings and sub headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy
3. This privacy policy applies to the actions of Walker Engineering (NW) Limited and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
4. For purposes of the applicable data protection laws, Walker Engineering (NW) Limited is the “Data Controller”. This means that Walker Engineering (NW) Limited determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data Collected
5. We may collect the following data, which includes personal data, from you:
a) Gender;
b) Job title;
c) Profession;
d) Demographic information such as preferences and interests;
e) web browser type and version (automatically collected)
f) operating system (automatically collected);
in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect data
6. We collect data in the following ways:
a) Data is given to us by you; and
b) Data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you
7. Walker Engineering (NW) Limited will collect your data in a number of ways, for example:
a) When you contact us through the website by, telephone, post, e-mail and through any other means;
b) when you signup for our newsletter service online

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is being collected automatically
8. To the extent that you access the website, we will collect your data automatically, for example:

a) we automatically collect some information about your visit to the website. This information helps us to make improvements to website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the website and the way you use and interact with its content.
b) We will collect your data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies”.

Our use of data
9. Any or all of the above data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our website. Specifically, data may be used by us for the following reasons:

a) Improvement of our products / services;
b) Transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;
c) Contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the website;

In each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

10. We may use your data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “Your Rights” below).
11. For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we’ll need you consent, whether via an opt in or soft-opt-in:
a) Soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and w are marketing similar products/services. Under “soft opt-in” consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out.
b) For other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box we’ll provide.
c) If you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed “Your Rights” below.

12. When you register with us and set up and account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps , at your request, to enter such contract.

Who we share data with

13. We may share your data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
a) Our employees, agents and/or professional advisors – to obtain strategic advice.;

In each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Keeping Data Secure
14. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your data, for example:
a) Access to your account is controlled by a password and a username that are unique to you.
b) We store your data on secure servers

15. We have policies in place on how we handle our information and data properly.

16. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse of loss or unauthorised access to your data, please let us immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address: enquiry@walkereng.co.uk

17. If you want detailed information from get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identify theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit
www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Data Retention
18. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the data be deleted.

19. Even if we delete your data, it ay persist on a backup or archival media for legal, ta or regulatory purposes.

Your Rights

20. You have the following rights in relation to your data:
a) Right to access – the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.”
Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request we will tell you the reasons why.

b) Right to correct – the right to have your data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

c) Right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your data from our systems.

d) Right to restrict our use of your data – the right to “block” us from using your data or limit the way in which we can use it.

e) Right to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your data.

f) Right to object -the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.

21. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your data), please contact us via this email address: enquiry@walkereng.co.uk.

22. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at https://ico.org.uk

23. It is important that the data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if you data changes during the period we hold it.

Links to other websites

24. This website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

25. Walker Engineering (NW) Limited may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or transfer of control of all or part of Walker Engineering (NW) Limited. Data provided by users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so 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 the data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

26. We may also disclose data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

27. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.

Cookies

28. This website may place and access certain cookies on our computer. Walker Engineering (NW) Limited uses cookies to improve our experience of using the website and improve our range of services. Walker Engineering (NW) Limited has carefully chosen these cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

29. All cookies used by this website are in accordance with current UK and EU cookie law.

30. Before the website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those cookies. By giving your consent to placing of cookies, you are enabling Walker Engineering (NW) Limited to provide a better experience and services to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to placing of cookies; however certain features of the website may not function fully or as intended.

31. This website may place the following cookies

Type of cookie Purpose
Analytical/Performance Cookies They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors for the website. They also allow us to see how visitors move around the website and at what times they are using it. This helps us improve how the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

32. You can find a list of cookies that we use in the cookies schedule.

33. You can choose to enable or disable cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help of the help menu in your internet browser.

34. You can choose to delete cookies at any time; however, you may lose any information that enables you to access the website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

35. It is recommended that you ensure your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the develop of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

36. For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

General
37. You may not transfer any of your right sunder this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

38. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provision of this privacy policy will not be affected.

39. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other right or remedy.

40. This agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

41. Walker Engineering (NW) Limited reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the website following the alterations.

You may contact Walker Engineering (NW) Limited by email at enquiry@walkereng.co.uk