1.0 RELEVANT LEGISLATION
This website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well.
2.0 PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
2.1 Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor. Google comply with the legislation set out in section 1.0. They are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
2.2 Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page, or email us using any email address provided on this website, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website. Instead, the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
3.0 STORAGE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
As detailed in section 2.2, any personal information sent via contact forms will NOT be stored within the website’s database. All information will be sent via email to the Data Protection Officer (detailed in section 6.0), where it will be securely stored.
4.0 DATA BREACHES
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
5.0 DATA CONTROLLER
The data controller of this website is: Elan Civil Engineering, company number: 9748388.
Whose registered office is: 4-5 The Cedars, Apex 12, Old Ipswich Road, Colchester CO7 7QR
6.0 DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
All users of this site submitting personal information have the Right to Erasure (‘right to be forgotten’), and may request their personal information be deleted from both our systems, and the systems of any third parties that the data may have been provided to.
The data protection officer for this website can be contacted using the details provided below.