This Privacy Statement regulates the use by Knight IT Group Limited (“KIG”, “Our”, “Us”, “We”) of “personal data” that a Data Subject (“You”) provide to KIG prudent to obtaining products or services from KIG or its business partners (“Vendors”). Personal data is information which relates to an individual and from which they can be identified directly or indirectly through other data in possession.
KIG is registered as a “data controller” and has given appropriate notifications to the UK Supervisory Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). KIG processes personal data in accordance with applicable Data Protection legislation, Data Protection Act 1998 up to the 24th May 2018; and with effect from 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations 2018, (collectively “Data Protection Laws”). For queries concerning data protection matters at KIG, please contact email@example.com.
We will not collect any personal data about you or your members of your workforce, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided (“Consented”) or where it is necessary for KIG to process or hold for the purposes of supplying goods or services to you, or the organisation you represent, where such goods or services are supplied by KIG or its Vendors; or where there is a valid legal basis. Examples of personal data that you may provide to us include, but may not be limited to:
- Addresses, email addresses
- Role / occupation information
- Telephone numbers
Goods or services provided by Vendors
If the information that you provide to KIG is for purposes of our vendors providing a service to you, then you consent to KIG in providing the relevant vendor with that information. The use of that information may be set out in the relevant vendor’s Privacy Statement.
Where we store your personal data
KIG may process and store personal data, that you provide to us, on our internal and external third party hosted systems. Personal data that you provide to us shall be stored on systems with technical and organisational security measures and controls that strengthen data security. We will only store personal data for as long as necessary for KIG to process such personal data, or for as long as required prudent to applicable records retention obligations. If the personal information you provide is inaccurate or becomes out of date, then you must inform us and we will update our records.
Uses made of the Personal Data
We use personal data held about you as follows: to enable KIG to hold appropriate contact information for the goods or services we provide to you or the organisation you represent.
Unless otherwise agreed with you, we will not use any of your personal data for automated decision-making or profiling.
Disclosure of your Information
We will not disclose your information to anyone outside of KIG unless required or permitted by law, or where we have your consent to do so. The transmission of information via internet, by any means, may not be secure. Any such transmission by you is at your own risk.
Legal Basis for Processing
Your rights in relation to your personal data
Under Data Protection Laws you have the following rights in relation to your personal data: right to access your personal data by means of a subject access request; and the right to have your personal data rectified if it is inaccurate/incomplete. From 25th May 2018 you will also have the right to: have data erased; to object to direct marketing; to not be subjected to automated decision making (including profiling) where such produces a legal effect or significant effect on you; and you have the right to bring a civil action if your data subject rights have been breached.
If you are not happy with the way in which your personal data is held or processed by us then we request that you notify us in writing, so that we may address your concerns swiftly. You have the right to raise a complaint with the ICO directly.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
2.0 Unsolicited Emails/Spam
KIG limits the number of emails sent to contacts and the subject of such emails will always relate to the products and services that we provide. It is not our intention to bombard our customers, or prospective customers, with unsolicited mail and we will remove contact details when requested to do so.
Your details are on KIG’s database because your organisation receives goods and/or services from us. We believe that the emails will contain useful information that is relevant to you in your professional capacity. If you do not wish to receive emails of this nature, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our contact page.
If you are not a KIG customer your details will be included on our database for one of the following reasons:
- Vendor lead. You have enquired about a specific product via a manufacturer and they have passed your details to us in order that your enquiry may be followed up.
- Third party database. KIG occasionally purchases lists of IT contacts from an approved data supplier. The data supplier only passes on the details of recipients who have consented to their details being passed on to technology service businesses, such as KIG.
If you do not wish to continue to receive emails relating to KIG’s IT services, please let us know by emailing email@example.com or visit our contact page. KIG does not knowingly get involved in “spamming” activities of any kind and we work only with business partners who we believe have similar anti-spamming policies.
3.0 Email Communications Preferences
You can update your communication preferences at any time. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
KIG will always provide recipients with an opportunity to opt-out or ‘unsubscribe’ from receiving further email content. This is because we only want to send information to people who are interested in receiving it. KIG is responsible for responding to ‘opt-out’ or ‘unsubscribe’ requests when requested to do so. In turn, our business partners are responsible for complying with all such requests by removing the appropriate person from their lists.