The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation are intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within Great Britain and the European Union respectively. AptoLink Ltd has been proactive in ensuring that our systems, policies and procedures are up-to-date and in line with these regulations in order to continue to provide highest level protection and uphold the privacy of our customers, employees or anyone else whom we hold data on. As such, the contents of this document may change. Please make sure you check this document regularly for any changes.
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Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:
“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.
We may collect personal details including names, addresses and contact details, as well as education and employment details where pertinent to providing you with goods and services. Details of your training and goods and services you have or may receive will be collected, where required. Additionally we may collect information regarding your physical or mental health if it is relevant to the services we provide. Furthermore, if you are an employee, partner or direct customer of AptoLink Ltd, we may collect financial details in order to carry out our transactions with you.
The types of data we may collect and process include:
We may also process sensitive classes of information that may include:
We collect and process information from the following:
We process personal information to enable us to provide education and training to our customers and clients; to promote our services, to maintain our own accounts and records and to support and manage our employees and customers.
AptoLink Ltd collects data in order to fulfil contractual, legal or legitimate obligations. If you are a customer, AptoLink Ltd collects information in order to provide services to you. This may include information required to carry out training, assessments or installations of hardware and software. We may process financial information in order to undertake the financial requirements of services rendered. If you are an employee of AptoLink Ltd, we will collect information in order to comply with employment law, process finances and maintain or fulfil contractual obligations related to your employment. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.
AptoLink Ltd will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act 2018 and the European Unions’ General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavor to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary.
Information we hold on you will either have been provided to us by either yourself or one of our partners. All data provided to us will have been collected from you with your knowledge and consent. We will only ever be given data essential for us to provide our services, or contractual, legal or legitimate obligations to you.
Consent is required for AptoLink Ltd to process you data, but it must be explicitly given. By consenting to this Privacy Notice you are giving us permission to process your Personal Data specifically for the purposes identified. When asking for your personal data, we will always tell you why and how the data will be used.
You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting AptoLink Ltd using our Contact form.
Your information will not be sold or rented to third parties, and we do not share any of your data with third parties for marketing purposes.
We may pass your information to third party service providers, subcontractors or associated organizations working on behalf of AptoLink Ltd as well as other companies within the same group. When we use third-party service providers, we disclose only the personal information necessary to deliver the service. We have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes.
If you are an employee of AptoLink Ltd, we may share information to current, past or prospective employers, employment and recruitment organizations and financial organizations with your consent.
We will seek your consent if we are required to provide any information about you to any further third parties not mentioned, and will only do so if necessary, providing only what information is necessary, unless we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
Where necessary, we may share information with:
AptoLink Ltd is required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.
AptoLink Ltd will process your data for as long as is required to fulfil any contractual, legal or legitimate requirements to you. Furthermore, AptoLink Ltd will hold your data for up to three years after those requirements have concluded, unless there is a legal or contractual or legitimate requirement for us to hold your information for longer.
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject have the following rights:
If you would like to exercise any of your rights as listed above, you can contact us either using our Contact page or by writing to us at:FAO Data Protection officer
If you would like to find out more information about your rights regarding your data and privacy, please visit ico.org.uk if you are based in the United Kingdom or eugdpr.org if you are in the European Union.
You retain the right to lodge a complaint directly to the supervisory authority. For more information, please visit ico.org.uk.
On occasion, it may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information overseas. When this is needed, information is only shared within the European Economic Area (EEA). Any transfers made will be in full compliance with all aspects of the data protection act.
At AptoLink Ltd, the security of your data is important to us. When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely. Your information is stored securely on our on-site servers or a UK-based, encrypted cloud service, and we are constantly taking steps to monitor and improve our security. Any data sent or stored remotely is encrypted.
Any physical copies of your data are stored securely and destroyed using a secure confidential waste disposal company.
Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.
At your request, AptoLink Ltd can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If AptoLink Ltd does hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:
When making a request to see what information we hold on you, you will be required to provide documentation to confirm your identity. This is to protect your data from being accessed illegitimately. The following forms of identification are suitable:
We may contact you by telephone to verify your identity and also ask a number of security questions to confirm your request.
We are concerned with the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ your parent/guardian's will need to give us permission before you provide us with your personal information.
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies of the owners and operators of that third-party site, and recommend that your check the policy of that site.
The term 'AptoLink' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Unit 5, 16 Hollybrook Road, Southampton, SO16 6RB. Our company registration number 10821155. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.
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