Privacy Policy

This privacy policy relates to all transactions made with AbleForce Services Limited (‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’), including via our website.


www.ableforceservices.co.uk (our website) is provided by AbleForce Services Limited. We are the controller of personal data obtained via our website, meaning we are the organisation legally responsible for deciding how and for what purposes it is used.


We take your privacy very seriously. Please read this privacy policy carefully as it contains important information on who we are and how and why we collect, store, use and share any information relating to you (your personal data) in connection with your use of our website. It also explains your rights in relation to your personal data and how to contact us or a relevant regulator in the event you have a complaint.


We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal data about you. When we do so we are subject to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). We are also subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) in relation to goods and services we offer to individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA).


Given the nature of our website, we do not expect to collect the personal data of anyone under 13 years old. If you are aware that any personal data of anyone under 13 years old has been shared with our website please let us know so that we can delete that data.


This version of our privacy policy is primarily written for adults, including parents and guardians of child users.
This privacy policy is divided into the following sections:


1. What this policy applies to2. Personal data we collect about you
3. How your personal data is collected
4. How and why we use your personal data
5. Marketing
6. Who we share your personal data with
7. How long your personal data will be kept
8. Transferring your personal data out of the UK [and EEA]
9. Cookies and other tracking technologies
10. Your rights
11. Keeping your personal data secure
12. How to complain
13. Changes to this privacy policy
14. How to contact us


What this policy applies to


This privacy policy relates to all transactions between you and us, including via our website.
Where the transaction is via our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties. Those third party websites may also gather information about you in accordance with their own separate privacy policies. For privacy information relating to those third party websites, please consult their privacy policies as appropriate.


Personal data we collect about you


The personal data we collect about you depends on the particular activities carried out through our website. We will collect and use the following personal data about you:
1. your name, address and contact information, including email address and telephone number
2. any delivery addresses specified for your order
3. information to check and verify your identity, eg date of birth
4. your gender, if you choose to give this to us
5. location data, if you choose to give this to us]
6. your billing information, transaction and payment card or other payment method information]
7. bank account and payment details
8. details of any information, feedback or other matters you give to us by phone, email, post or via social media
9. your account details, such as username and login details
10. your activities on, and use of, our website
11. information about the services we provide to you
12. your contact history, purchase history and saved items
13. information about how you use our website and technology systems
14. your responses to surveys, competitions and promotions


If you do not provide personal data we ask for where it is required at the point of collection, it will delay or prevent us from providing products and services to you.
We collect and use this personal data for the purposes described in the section ‘How and why we use your personal data’ below.


How your personal data is collected


We collect personal data from you:
1. directly, in person, by telephone or text or when you enter or send us information, such as when you contact us (including via email), send us feedback, purchase products or services via our website, post material to our website and complete customer surveys and
2. indirectly, such as your browsing activity while on our website; we will usually collect information indirectly using the technologies explain in the section on ‘Cookies and other tracking technologies’ below.


How and why we use your personal data


Under data protection law, we can only use your personal data if we have a proper reason, eg:
1. where you have given consent
2. to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
3. for the performance of a contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract, or
4. for our legitimate interests or those of a third party
A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your personal data, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests. We will carry out an assessment when relying on legitimate interests, to balance our interests against your own. You can obtain details of this assessment by contacting us (see ‘How to contact us’ below).
The table below explains what we use your personal data for and why.

What we use your personal data for Our reasons
Create and manage your account with us To perform our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract
Providing products AND/OR services to you To perform our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract
Conducting checks to identify you and verify your identity or to help prevent and detect fraud against you or us For our legitimate interests, ie to minimise fraud that could be damaging for you and/or us
To enforce legal rights or defend or undertake legal proceedings Depending on the circumstances:

—to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations

—in other cases, for our legitimate interests, ie to protect our business, interests and rights

Customise our website and its content to your particular preferences based on a record of your selected preferences or on your use of our website Depending on the circumstances: —your consent as gathered , eg by the separate cookies tool on our website—see ‘Cookies[ and other tracking technologies]’ below —where we are not required to obtain your consent and do not do so, for our legitimate interests, ie to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service to you at the best price If you have provided such a consent you may withdraw it at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of our use of your personal data in reliance on that consent before it was withdrawn.
Retaining and evaluating information on your recent visits to our website and how you move around different sections of our website for analytics purposes to understand how people use our website so that we can make it more intuitive or to check our website is working as intended Depending on the circumstances:

—your consent as gathered insert, eg by the separate cookies tool on our website—see ‘Cookies and other tracking technologies’ below

—where we are not required to obtain your consent and do not do so, for our legitimate interests, ie to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service to you at the best price If you have provided such a consent you may withdraw it at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of our use of your personal data in reliance on that consent before it was withdrawn

Communications with you not related to marketing, including about changes to our terms or policies or changes to the products AND/OR services or other important notices Depending on the circumstances:

—to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations

—in other cases, for our legitimate interests, ie to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service to you at the best price

Protecting the security of systems and data used to provide services To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations We may also use your personal data to ensure the security of systems and data to a standard that goes beyond our legal obligations, and in those cases our reasons are for our legitimate interests, ie to protect systems and data and to prevent and detect criminal activity that could be damaging for you and/or us
Statistical analysis to help us understand our customer base For our legitimate interests, ie to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service to you at the best price
Updating and enhancing customer records Depending on the circumstances:

—to perform our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract

—to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations

—where neither of the above apply, for our legitimate interests, eg making sure that we can keep in touch with our customers about existing orders and new products

Disclosures and other activities necessary to comply with legal and regulatory obligations that apply to our business, eg to record and demonstrate evidence of your consents where relevant. To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
Marketing our services to existing and former customers For our legitimate interests, ie to promote our business to existing and former customers See ‘Marketing’ below for further information
External audits and quality checks, eg for ISO or Investors in People accreditation and the audit of our accounts For our legitimate interests or a those of a third party, ie to maintain our accreditations so we can demonstrate we operate at the highest standards To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
To share your personal data with members of our group and third parties that will or may take control or ownership of some or all of our business (and professional advisors acting on our or their behalf) in connection with a significant corporate transaction or restructuring, including a merger, acquisition, asset sale, initial public offering or in the event of our insolvency In such cases information will be anonymised where possible and only shared where necessary Depending on the circumstances:

—to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations

—in other cases, for our legitimate interests, ie to protect, realise or grow the value in our business and assets

How and why we use your personal data—in more detail


More details about how we use your personal data and why are set out in the table below

Purpose Processing operation Lawful basis relied on under the UK GDPR [and EU GDPR] Relevant categories of personal data
Communications with you not related to marketing, including about changes to our terms or policies or changes to the products or other important notices Addressing and sending communications to you as required by data protection laws, ie: —the UK GDPR Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (Article 6(1)(b)) —your name, address and contact information, including email address and telephone number

—your account details (username)

Communications with you not related to marketing, including about changes to our terms or policies or changes to the products or other important notices Addressing and sending communications to you about changes to our terms or policies or changes to the products or other important notices (other than those addressed above) Our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f)), which is to be as efficient as we can so we can deliver the best service to you —your name, address and contact information, including email address and telephone number [and company details]

—your account details (username)

How and why we use your personal data—sharing


See ‘Who we share your personal data with’ for further information on the steps we will take to protect your personal data where we need to share it with others.


Marketing


We will use your personal data to send you updates (by email, text message, telephone or post) about our products AND/OR services, including exclusive offers, promotions or new [products AND/OR services].
We have a legitimate interest in using your personal data for marketing purposes (see above ‘How and why we use your personal data’). This means we do not need your consent to send you marketing information. If we change our marketing approach in the future so that consent is needed, we will ask for this separately and clearly.
You have the right to opt out of receiving marketing communications at any time by:
1. contacting us at customerservice@ableforceservices.co.uk
We may ask you to confirm or update your marketing preferences if you ask us to provide further products AND/OR services in the future, or if there are changes in the law, regulation, or the structure of our business.
We will always treat your personal data with the utmost respect and never sell OR share it with other organisations outside the AbleForce Services Limited group for marketing purposes.
For more information on your right to object at any time to your personal data being used for marketing purposes, see ‘Your rights’ below.


Who we share your personal data with


We routinely share personal data with:
1. third parties we use to help deliver our products AND/OR services to you, eg payment service providers, warehouses and delivery companies (where applicable)
2. other third parties we use to help us run our business, eg marketing agencies or website hosts and website analytics providers
3. our bank
We only allow those organisations to handle your personal data if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your personal data.
We or the third parties mentioned above occasionally also share personal data with:
1. our external auditors, eg in relation to the audit of our accounts, in which case the recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations
2. our and their professional advisors (such as lawyers and other advisors), in which case the recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations
3. law enforcement agencies, courts, tribunals and regulatory bodies to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
4. other parties that have or may acquire control or ownership of our business (and our or their professional advisers) in connection with a significant corporate transaction or restructuring, including a merger, acquisition, asset sale, initial public offering or in the event of our insolvency—usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of any of your personal data will be bound by confidentiality obligations.


Who we share your personal data with—further information


If you would like more information about who we share our data with and why, please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ below).
How long your personal data will be kept
We will not keep your personal data for longer than we need it for the purpose for which it is used.
Different retention periods apply for different types of personal data.
Following the end of the of the relevant retention period, we will delete or anonymise your personal data.
Transferring your personal data out of the UK
The UK and other countries outside the UK have differing data protection laws, some of which may provide lower levels of protection of privacy.
It is sometimes necessary for us to transfer your personal data to countries outside the UK. In those cases we will comply with applicable UK laws designed to ensure the privacy of your personal data.
Under data protection laws, we can only transfer your personal data to a country outside the UK where:
1. the UK government has decided the particular country ensures an adequate level of protection of personal data (known as an ‘adequacy regulation’) further to Article 45 of the UK GDPR.
2. there are appropriate safeguards in place, together with enforceable rights and effective legal remedies for you, or
3. a specific exception applies under relevant data protection law
Where we transfer your personal data outside the UK we do so on the basis of an adequacy regulation or where this is not available legally-approved standard data protection clauses recognised or issued further to Article 46(2) of the UK GDPR. In the event we cannot or choose not to continue to rely on either of those mechanisms at any time we will not transfer your personal data outside the UK unless we can do so on the basis of an alternative mechanism or exception provided by UK data protection law and reflected in an update to this policy.
Any changes to the destinations to which we send personal data or in the transfer mechanisms we rely on to transfer personal data internationally will be notified to you in accordance with the section on ‘Changes to this privacy policy’ below.


Cookies and other tracking technologies


A cookie is a small text file which is placed onto your device (eg computer, smartphone or other electronic device) when you use our website. We use cookies on our website. These help us recognise you and your device and store some information about your preferences or past actions.
For further information on cookies when we will request your consent before placing them and how to disable them, please see our cookie policy at https://www.ableforceservices.co.uk/cookies-policy/


Your rights
You generally have the following rights, which you can usually exercise free of charge:

Access to a copy of your personal data The right to be provided with a copy of your personal data
Correction (also known as rectification) The right to require us to correct any mistakes in your personal data
Erasure (also known as the right to be forgotten) The right to require us to delete your personal data—in certain situations
Restriction of use The right to require us to restrict use of your personal data in certain circumstances, eg if you contest the accuracy of the data
Data portability The right to receive the personal data you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or transmit that data to a third party—in certain situations
To object to use The right to object: —at any time to your personal data being used for direct marketing (including profiling) —in certain other situations to our continued use of your personal data, eg where we use your personal data for our legitimate interests unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing to continue or the processing is required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
Not to be subject to decisions without human involvement The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you We do not make any such decisions based on data collected by our website
The right to withdraw consents If you have provided us with a consent to use your personal data you have a right to withdraw that consent easily at any time You may withdraw consents by contacting us (see ‘How to contact us’ below). Withdrawing a consent will not affect the lawfulness of our use of your personal data in reliance on that consent before it was withdrawn

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they do and do not apply, please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ below). You may also find it helpful to refer to the guidance from the UK’s Information Commissioner on your rights under the UK GDPR.


If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please email, call or write to us—see below:

‘How to contact us’. When contacting us please:
1. provide enough information to identify yourself (eg your full name, address and customer or matter reference number) and any additional identity information we may reasonably request from you, and
2. let us know which right(s) you want to exercise and the information to which your request relates
Keeping your personal data secure
We have appropriate security measures to prevent personal data from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed unlawfully. We limit access to your personal data to those who have a genuine need to access it.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.


How to complain


Please contact us if you have any queries or concerns about our use of your personal data (see below ‘How to contact us’). We hope we will be able to resolve any issues you may have.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with:
1. the Information Commissioner
2. our lead supervisory authority in the EEA, and
3. a relevant data protection supervisory authority in the EEA state of your habitual residence, place of work or of an alleged infringement of data protection laws in the EEA
The UK’s Information Commissioner may be contacted using the details at https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint or by telephone: 0303 123 1113.
Changes to this privacy policy


We may change this privacy policy from time to time—when we make significant changes we will take steps to inform you, for example by including a prominent link to a description of those changes on our website for a reasonable period or by other means, such as email.


How to contact us
Individuals in the UK


You can contact us post, email or telephone if you have any questions about this privacy policy or the information we hold about you, to exercise a right under data protection law or to make a complaint.
Our contact details are shown below:
Our contact details
4 Hadleigh Business Centre, 351 London Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex, United Kingdom, SS7 2BT
T: 0330 122 0076
E: office@ableforceservices.co.uk

 

 

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