Privacy Statement

This privacy policy sets out how Witham Industrial Watch Ltd. (WIW) uses and protects any information that you give to WIW. The security, respect and appropriate processing of your personal data is important to us. 

WIW is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

WIW may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from the 25th May, 2018, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2017.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide to us by telephone, email, post or face-to-face.
  • Information you put in the public domain for the purpose of contact.
  • Information we are legally obliged to hold.
  • If you contact us we may keep a copy of that correspondence.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • To keep you informed of WIW activities relating to the BID area.
  • To support a proactive community.
  • Internal record keeping.
  • To improve our services.
  • We may periodically send emails about third party information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time we may also use your information to contact you for the purposes of conducting surveys. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

Controlling your personal information

When someone visits www.withamindustrialwatch.co.uk we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

WIW uses a third party service, Digital Spirit, to help maintain the performance of our website.

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.

How we use cookies:

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us to provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Contact via social media

We manage our social media inhouse and from time to time use a third party, Client Act Public Relations Ltd., to update businesses in the BID area via this medium.

If you send us a private or direct message via social media the message will be stored for no longer than three months. It will not be shared with any other organisations.

Contact via email

Any email sent to us, including any attachments, may be monitored and used by us for reasons of security and for monitoring compliance with office policy. Email monitoring or blocking software may also be used. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send to us is within the bounds of the law.

Access to personal data

Data subjects may submit a Subject Access Request: in order to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold about them in a structured portable manner. All SAR requests should be sent by email to info@withamindustrialwatch.co.uk or by mail to Witham Industrial Watch Ltd., Baverstocks Chartered Accountants, Dickens House, Guivathon Street, Witham, Essex. CM8 1BJ

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We use your personal information to send you information relating to activities concerning businesses within the WIW BID area and may send you information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.

You may at any time withdraw your consent to receiving information from WIW by contacting us by mail to Witham Industrial Watch Ltd., Baverstocks Chartered Accountants, Dickens House, Guivathon Street, Witham, Essex. CM8 1BJ or email to info@withamindustrialwatch.co.uk