This document may be changed from time to time, so please check back to this policy to ensure you are happy with any changes made. By using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.
Who are we?
AKM Steels Ltd.
How do we collect your information?
- We collect data if an enquiry is made or an order is placed via the telephone, fax, email, post or through contact with one of our employees.
Information we collect:
- Personal information: your Name, Phone Number, E-mail address, Town/City, Postcode, Company, Job Title and Country.
- We also collect IP address details and information on website pages accessed and when. This includes details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to search strings, referring websites, entry and exit pages and other data. This is anonymous, aggregate statistical data that cannot be used to identify you personally.
Why do we collect data?
Any personal information that we collect and store, is primarily used to enable us to provide our products and services to you. The table below gives you further details. All our data is stored within our secure database and we take care to ensure that this information is protected.
|We may use your personal information to:
||How we will process your personal information
||Legal basis to process personal information
|Provide you with information requested about our products and services, through our website, by phone, post or email. This may include providing a quotation for work.
||We will need to use your contact information (such as your email address, postal address and phone number) to contact you in response to a request you make and to otherwise deal with your enquiry.
||Contractual, or to take steps to enter into a future contract with you.
|Provide you with products and services or speak with you regarding a previous project.
||We will need to use your personal information to perform our obligations under a contract with you, for example where you are purchasing products and services from us.
|Contact you to tell you about our other products and services within our portfolio and / or to share our latest company news and developments
||We will need to use your personal information (such as your email address and/or telephone number) to send you information about services that you may be of interest to you.
|To notify you of changes to our products or services
||We will need to use your personal information (such as your email address and/or telephone number) to send you information about any changes to our products and services
||Contractual and /or Legitimate Interest
|Segmentation, analytics, marketing profiling
||To provide targeted and appropriate marketing messages
|Diagnose problems with our server or administer our websites
||We may need to use personal information, such as your IP address, to diagnose server problems or administer our websites.
|Analyse user traffic to measure use of our website and to improve the content of our websites and our services
||We may use your personal information (e.g. your IP address) to measure use of our websites and assess the effectiveness of our site pages. We may also use this personal information to improve the content of our websites and services.
|Comply with legal requirements and exercise or defend legal claims
||We may sometimes need to process personal information to comply with legal requirements to which we are subject.
Data for the purpose of project handling
For the purpose of contract fulfilment, personal data (e.g. contact name and phone number) collected by us may be transferred to an external transport company commissioned with the delivery, provided this is required for delivering the goods.
How long do we hold data for?
We hold your data on our system as long as necessary for the current shared interest to apply, or unless you, the customer ask us to remove the data. Personal information held about you in connection with potential sales, including marketing prospect data, is held for a period of 3 years where there has been no positive interaction with you.
Who will your data be shared with?
- We will not sell or rent your data to third parties and we will not share your data with external agencies for marketing.
- We do however share delivery details with external transport companies to be able to deliver your orders. We will always use a reputable service that complies with GDPR.
- Where applicable, we may also disclose your personal information to third parties:
• Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.
• Where we are legally required to do so.
• To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.
Your data choices and rights:
We always offer customers a choice to receive information from us. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications, please check the relevant box located on the form where we collect your information and / or any subsequent communication from us.
We offer unsubscribe and opt out options on all our marketing materials and you can either select the opt out feature or call us on 01226 766766 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org to stop receiving any communications.
Links to other third-party websites
Our website may contain links to other external companies’ websites of interest. However, once you have used these links and leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those websites as the content of third-party websites is the responsibility of their respective owners and operators and they should have their own privacy policies. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information or for any loss or damage you may suffer as a result of visiting third-party websites, such as that resulting from viruses or malware.
This policy was last updated in April 2020
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