Fair Processing Notice
EU Data Directive - GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation 2016 replaces the EU Data Protection Directive of 1995 and supersedes the laws of individual Member States that were developed in compliance with the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. Its purpose is to protect the “rights and freedoms” of natural persons (i.e. living individuals) and to ensure that personal data is not processed without their knowledge, and, wherever possible, that it is processed with their consent.
At Think Automotive Ltd we are committed to ensuring that the data we collect is protected, and not misused. In the context of the EU regulation, one of the GDPR principles is transparency with the users. We'll try on the following paragraphs to detail in plain words what personal information we collect, how we use it, and the control you have over your personal information.
1. What have we done to prepare for the GDPR?
Think Automotive Ltd has been preparing for the GDPR in the following ways:
1.1 Policies and documentation
Updated Think Automotive Ltd. Data Protection policy to include more information about the rights extended by the GDPR, as well as more detailed information about how Think Automotive Ltd processes personal data, as required by Articles 13 and 14 of the GDPR.
1.2 Implemented a detailed procedure to deal with data subject access requests, deletion requests, and government access requests.
2. Your Personal Data
Think Automotive Ltd will be known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us. Think Automotive Ltd.’s company registration is 00909628 and its registered address is: Thames House, Ashford Road, Ashford, TW15 1XB.
Unless otherwise agreed with you, we will only collect basic personal data about you which does not include any special categories of personal information about you (often known as ‘sensitive personal data’.
This information does, however include the likes of your name, work/personal address, contact number, email address, bank/credit card details and job title (if applicable).
There are different scenarios and reasons for which a company may request, collect and process personal data. The Lawful Basis, under which we collect and process your data are:
2.1 Legal compliance: if the law requires us, we may need to collect and process your data.
2.2 Legitimate interest: there are specific scenarios where we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests
2.3 Why we need it
We need to know basic personal data in order to provide you with the best possible customer service that you have engaged us to provide, and to assert our right to be recompensed in return for these services. If you do not provide this information then we will not be able to satisfactorily provide this service. We may also need to process your data in order to comply with Government Regulatory requests i.e Court Orders or Financial investigations. We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need in order to provide and oversee the service we have agreed to provide you with.
2.4 What we will do with it
2.4.1 All the personal data we hold about you will be processed by our staff in the United Kingdom and no Third Parties will have access to your personal data unless there is a legal obligation or legitimate interest for us to provide them with this. An example of a Legitimate interest would be when we enter your name, address and telephone number onto our Courier online systems to enable us to despatch your goods to the address you requested despatch to, and to enable the Courier to contact you directly if there was a problem with Delivery.
2.4.2 We may also use your data to occasionally email you notifications of Special Offers or Special Events. All our Customers will be emailed with an opt in or opt out option regarding email marketing.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is processed securely.
2.5 How long will we keep it
We will generally keep your personal data for a minimum of 6 years, after which time it will be destroyed if it is no longer required for the lawful purpose(s) for which it was obtained.
3. How you can change the way we communicate with you
If you do not wish us to use your data in the ways stipulated above, you change your mind about your data use, or you would like more information about how we protect your data, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You can reach us to update, delete or enquire about, the personal data you have shared with us by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more detailed information on GDPR click on this Link: https://ico.org.uk/