Your privacy is important to us. That's why we're committed to protecting and respecting your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.
Who are we?
We are Method Functional Safety Ltd. and will be what’s known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data that you provide to us. Our registered office is Method House, 3 Davis Crescent, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 3RB.
How to contact us about data privacy
How we collect information from you?
We seek to acquire information about you when you use our website or contact us by other means eg: email, telephone or face to face.
What type of information is collected from you?
How is your information used?
We may use your information to
How long do we keep your information?
If you purchase any products and services from us, then under UK company law we are required to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it can be erased on your request. We will hold your personal information on our systems indefinitely for marketing purposes or until you notify us that you no longer wish us to do so, unless your request contradicts our statutory obligations.
Who has access to your information?
We will not, under any circumstances, sell or rent your personal information to any third parties. In addition, we will not share your information with third parties for their specific marketing purposes.
3rd party representatives working on our behalf or in association with:
We use third party cloud based service providers to support a number of our business operations, we only input your personal information into these systems that is absolutely necessary in order to deliver the service.
For example, your personal data may be processed by a 3rd party email processor who specialise in the delivery of email newsletter services.
As a course provider for the TUV SUD training programme we are also obliged to submit your application data and examination material to support the TUV Certification process.
Restricting marketing communications
It's important that you are aware that you have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive marketing information or service notifications from us and you can withdraw this consent at any time by unsubscribing or contacting us directly. We will aim to cease the delivery of all marketing communications to you immediately on receipt on your objection or un-subscription.
How you can access, update and delete your information?
Our website is protected with 128 Bit SSL encryption. This means that any information we collect from you via our website is protected and secure.
In the unlikely event of our systems and your data being breached, then we will notify you within at least 30 days including full details of what parts of your personal data have been compromised.
We use 'Cookies' to collect statistical data about your browsing activities. Please be aware that our 'Cookies' do not identify you as an individual.
Links from us to other websites
In order to provide you with further information or additional reference points, our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations.
Please be aware, that we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of your information which you provide whilst visiting other websites 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.
Please let us know if you are unhappy with how we have used your information. You can contact us using the details as set out at the top of this Policy.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Find out on their website how to report a concern.
Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2018.