Data Privacy Notice
Precision Geomatics (“the Company”) are committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) and take data security and privacy extremely seriously. We believe that the GDPR is an important step forward for clarifying and enabling individual privacy rights, as such we are committed to maintaining compliance with the GDPR.
Please read the following policy carefully to understand what personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, how it will be processed by us, our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We may review this policy from time to time, any updates to the Policy will be provided via our website.
Any queries regarding the Policy or the way we process personal data should be directed to the Data Protection Officer via email at: GDPR@precisiongeomatics.com. Alternatively, you can write to Precision Geomatics, Precision House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland, SR5 3XE.
Thank you for trusting us with your business and please be assured that we will always take the security and privacy of our client data very seriously.
Who are we?
Precision Geomatics are specialist national suppliers of land survey, industrial measurement and safety equipment. To find out more please visit our website www.precisiongeomatics.com.
Our registered office is at. (Registered Company Number 4902431) and registered for VAT purposes with number GB828 8719 76. We are also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a data controller A8365026
What are the Company obligations to you in relation to how we process your personal data?
We are required by law to ensure that when processing any of your personal data that it is:
- Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.
- Collected only for valid purposes that have been clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
- Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
- Accurate and kept up to date.
- Kept in a form which permits you to be identified for only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
Categories of data
- Personal data – The GDPR applies to ‘personal data’ meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly be identified in particular by reference to an identifier. For example, name, passport number, home address or private email address. Online identifiers include IP addresses and cookies.
- Special categories personal data – The GDPR refers to sensitive personal data as ‘special categories of personal data’. The special categories specifically include genetic data, and biometric data where processed to uniquely identify an individual. Other examples include racial and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health data, trade union membership, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs.
- Processing – means any operation or set of operations which are performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
- Third party – means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
The categories of personal data collected
Personal information that we may collect and process includes:
- Contact Information that allows us to communicate with you, such as your name, job title, age and prefix, username, mailing address, telephone numbers, email address or other addresses that allow us to send you messages, company information and registration information you provide on our website.
- Relationship Information that helps us do business with you, such as the types of products and services that may interest you, contact and product preferences, languages, creditworthiness, marketing preferences and demographic data.
- Transactional information about how you interact with us, including purchases, inquiries, customer account information, order and contract information, delivery details, billing and financial data, details for taxes, transaction and correspondence history, and information about how you use and interact with our websites.
- Security and Compliance Information that helps us to secure our interests, including information for conflict checks, fraud prevention and internal verification, as well as information necessary for the security of our premises, such as visual recordings.
- Our products may collect system and event information relating to their setup, configuration and operation, as well as information collected by our products in their ordinary course of operation. The nature and extent of the information collected by our products will vary based on the type and function of the product and the type of services for which they are used, subject to applicable laws.
We obtain your personal data directly from you as part of the contractual relationship with Precision Geomatics.
Purposes of Processing your personal data
- Fulfilling your orders for products or services and related activities, such as product and service delivery, customer service, account and billing management, support and training, product update and safety related notices, and to provide other services related to your purchase.
- Managing our contractual obligations and your ongoing relationship with us, including interacting with you, analysing and improving the products and services we offer, informing you about our products or services, as well as special offers and promotions.
- Ensuring the security of our websites, networks and systems, and premises, as well as protecting us against fraud.
- Managing our everyday business needs, such as payment processing and financial account management, product development, contract management, website administration, fulfilment, corporate governance, audit, reporting and legal compliance.
What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?
- The performance of a contract with our customers and suppliers.
- The legitimate interests of Precision Geomatics, which are our usual business activities.
Recipients of Personal Information
- Third Parties: We may use third parties to provide or perform services and functions on our behalf. We may make personal information available to these third parties, to perform these services and functions. Any processing of that personal information will be on our instructions and compatible with the original purposes.
- As Required by Law: We may also make personal information concerning individuals available to public or judicial authorities, law enforcement personnel and agencies as required by law, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements, and including to agencies and courts in the countries where we operate. Where permitted by law, we may also disclose such information to third parties (including legal counsel) when necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or to otherwise enforce our rights, protect our property or the rights, property or safety of others, or as needed to support external audit, compliance and corporate governance functions.
- Mergers & Acquisitions: Personal information may be transferred to a party acquiring all or part of the equity or assets of Precision Geomatics or its business operations in the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, or other.
What happens if the Company needs to use your personal data for a new purpose?
We will only use your personal data for the stated purposes, unless we consider that there is a need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. However, if we consider that it is necessary and reasonable to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
There may be circumstances when we process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, where this is required by law and in compliance with the above rules.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We will retain your personal information as long as necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected, usually for the duration of any contractual relationship and for any period thereafter as legally required or permitted by applicable law.
Providing your personal data
We require your personal data as it is a contractual requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- The right to request a copy of the personal data which we hold about you;
- The right to request that we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
- The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary to retain such data;
- The right to request that we provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable i.e. where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and where the data controller processes the data by automated means);
- The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
- The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable i.e. where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics).
How does the Company protect your data?
We apply appropriate technical, physical and organisational measures that are reasonably designed to protect personal information against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, and against other unlawful forms of processing. Access to personal information is restricted to authorised recipients on a need-to-know basis.
We protect personal information we process on behalf of our customers (as Data Processor): In some instances, we process personal information on behalf of our customers as a service (in a data processor capacity). We collect and process this personal information only as instructed by our customer and will not use or disclose it for our own purposes. We maintain information security controls to protect your information and will only disclose or transfer the personal information as instructed by the customer or to provide the requested service. Unless otherwise instructed by the customer, we treat the personal information we process on behalf of our customers in line with our commitments on disclosure and transfer as set forth in this notice.
Transfer of Data Abroad
We do not transfer personal data outside the UK.
Cookies, usage data and similar tools
- When you visit our websites, we may collect certain information by automated means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags, browser analysis tools, server logs and web beacons. In many cases, the information we collect using cookies and other tools is used in a nonidentifiable way, without any reference to personal information.
- We may use Flash Cookies (also known as Local Stored Objects) and similar technologies to personalise and enhance your online experience. The Adobe Flash Player is an application that allows rapid development of dynamic content, such as video clips and animation. We use Flash cookies for security purposes and to help remember settings and preferences similar to browser cookies, but these are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. To manage Flash cookies, please see the Adobe website or visit www.adobe.com. We may use Flash cookies or similar technologies for behavioural targeted purposes or to serve interest-based advertising.
- Our server logs may also collect information about how users utilise the websites (usage data). This data may include a user’s domain name, language, type of browser and operating system, Internet service provider, Internet protocol (IP) address, the site or reference directing the user to the website, the website you were visiting before you came to our website and the website you visit after you leave our site, and the amount of time spent on the website. We may monitor and utilize usage data to measure the website’s performance and activity, improve the website’s design and functionality or for security purposes.
- We may also use pixel tags and web beacons on our website. These are tiny graphic images placed on web pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our web pages and promotions.
- Linked sites:
- Our websites are not directed at children and we do not use our websites to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to children. If we learn that a child has provided personal information through one of our websites, we will remove that information from our systems.
- Google Analytics:
- We may also use Google Analytics on our website to collect information about your online activity on our websites, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our websites. We may use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.
- The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. The information generated by those cookies and your current IP-address will be transmitted by your browser to and will be stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries.
- Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website as described above. The IP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
- You can prevent these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. You may download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Automated Decision Making
Precision Geomatics respects your rights under law regarding automated decision-making.
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.
How to make a complaint
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints, in the first instance please contact the Company’s Data Processing Officer at Precision Geomatics Precision House, Colima Avenue, Sunderland, SR5 3XE or via GDPR@precisiongeomatics.com
In the event that you believe that your complaint has not been resolved to your satisfaction, you have the right to register a complaint with the Information Commissioners Officer on 03031231113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or write to the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England. Modifications to our Privacy Notice:
We reserve the right to change, modify, and update this Privacy Notice at any time. Please check periodically to ensure that you have reviewed the most current notice.