This Privacy Notice is designed to help you understand everything you need to know about the what, why and how’s of our data gathering and processing operations, and what your legal rights are.
We hope you’ll take some time to read this document; we’ve tried to keep it all as simple as possible and we will keep you informed if there are any changes to the way we process your personal data in the future, before making them.
IT World Insights takes its responsibility of protecting your data very seriously and we do advise you to get to know our practices — If there’s anything in this policy you don’t understand or if you want to ask any questions, please feel free to contact us using any of the details below.
What kind of personal data might we ask you to provide?
IT World Insights will only ever ask for personal data if it is required for a specific purpose; with that in mind, we have created a full list of all the kinds of personal data that we may ask you to provide in order to achieve those purposes. The kinds of personal data we may collect are:
|Data subjects:||Data categories:|
|Temporary or agency staff||Name, address, telephone, email, work and education history,|
|Client||Name, address, telephone, email,|
|Prospect||Name, telephone, email,|
|Leads||Name, address, DOB, telephone,|
|Partners||Name, address, telephone, email|
Why do we collect personal data?
We will use personal data firstly to fulfil any contractual obligations that exist between us and yourself; where we request personal data be provided to meet the terms of any such contract you will be required to provide the relevant personal data or we will not be able to deliver the goods and/or services you want. In such cases, the lawful basis of us processing the personal data is that it is necessary for the performance of a contract.
We may also process your personal data in accordance with our legitimate business interests; this is on the considered measure that we need the personal data to achieve the various purposes and that it could be reasonable for an individual to expect their data to be used for those purposes.
Our data processing activities conducted on the lawful basis of ‘legitimate interests are:
- To provide you with goods and services you are looking for
- To inform you of other goods and services we provide, or offers that may interest you (direct marketing)
- To recognise when customers re-engage with our services
- To allow us to support and maintain our products in active service
We may also process your personal data in order for IT World Insights to comply with our various legal obligations; this might include:
- Providing for financial commitments between us and yourself, or to relevant financial authorities
- Cooperating with relevant authorities for reporting criminal activity, or to detect and prevent fraud
- To investigate any insurance claims, claims of unfair dismissal, claims of any kind of harassment or of discrimination, or any other claim whereby we may have to defend ourselves.
Where we have received your consent to do so we will process your personal data for the following purposes:
- To inform you of the goods and services provided by our partners or other third-party organisations
- You may withdraw your consent for us to process your personal data for these purposes at any time; after a withdrawal of consent request is received we may contact you to verify the request.
- Withdrawing your consent for us to process your personal data will not affect the lawfulness of the processing beforehand.
Where did we obtain your personal data?
Other than collecting data directly from you;
We source personal data from some publicly accessible sources such as Companies House
We may gather personal data from sources including:
From third party organisations, which can mean your personal data has been provided directly by another company for a specific purpose, or where you may have accessed our platforms through a third party online service
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Who might we share your information with?
In order to achieve the above-stated purposes for which we process your personal data, we may need to share your personal data with various third-party service providers who act as data processors.
We may share your personal data with third party organisations acting as data controllers or with specific individuals, groups or other organisations who act as neither data controllers nor data processors, but only where we are either legally required to do so by law or where doing so is necessary to achieve the intended stated purpose of processing the data.
In the event that we sell or reorganise our business, or if otherwise required by law or by an authorised regulator, we may transfer your personal data as a part of the general business data to the relevant parties.
Where is my data going to be stored?
IT World Insights will not transfer your personal data to any country outside the European Union (EU) other than those that have been granted an adequacy decision under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We may be required to transfer your personal data to organisations that intend to transfer the data outside the EU. Where such transfers of data take place, we shall ensure that contracts are in place between the parties involved that ensure the recipient organisation has a suitable standard of data protection in place.
How long will we keep your data for?
We will keep your personal data only for as long as required in order to achieve the purposes for which it was gathered, in line with this privacy notice.
For determining when personal data should be erased we shall take into consideration the amount of and sensitivity of the personal data we have, the amount of harm that could be caused by a data breach, the benefits of the purposes the data is being used for and any legal requirements that we are bound to.
You may request that we erase your personal data at any time, though in cases where there is a remaining relevant or legal reason why we are required to keep the data we may opt to restrict the amount of processing being conducted to what is absolutely necessary in line with your legal rights in order to minimise the impact the processing will have.
You are Rights, Our Responsibility
There are several rights granted to you immediately upon providing us with your personal information; some of these are mentioned above. We’d like you to know that at IT World Insights we take your rights as a Natural Person seriously and will always conduct ourselves in a way that is considerate of our responsibility to serve your legal rights.
You have the Right of Access
This grants you the right to confirm whether or not your personal data is being processed, and to be provided with relevant details of what those processing operations are and what personal data of yours is being processed.
If you would like access to the personal data we have about you, we ask that you contact us by using any of the details below.
The Right to Rectification
This one is fairly straightforward; if you notice that the data we have about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you may request we rectify the mistake. We will make every effort to respond to requests of this type immediately.
The Right to Objection
The right to object is a basic freedom all democracies enjoy. If you wish to object to the way we use or have used, your personal data you may do so freely.
The Right to Portability
This is a legal right afforded to you that states we must pass on all of the details you have provided to us in a machine-readable format, either to you or to another provider of your choosing.
The General Data Protection Regulation was created to unite principles of data privacy within Europe.
Data Protection used to be subject to every single country in the EU which has led to remarkable differences. This situation will now be changed by a unique law that applies equally to each EU Member State.
IT World Insights is committed to our continued efforts to provide the best services possible to our clients, which includes compliance with all applicable laws and regulations including GDPR.
IT World Insights has also started a partnership with a platform provider whereby all leads generated within the EU will be stored on a server within the EU and will be accessible directly by our clients. This is to prevent personal information from being transferred outside of the EU.
If you have any specific concerns that you would like to address, please let us know and we are happy to discuss them in person or on a call.