Privacy Policy

Westley Group honours the rights of its employees and other users’ including website visitors’ right to privacy and data protection. Westley Group is fully committed to complying with the provisions of all applicable Data Protection legislation and regulations such as Data Protection Act and EU GDPR. Westley Group honours the rights of its employees and other users to privacy and data protection. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how we collect, use, share, and retain personally identifiable information provided by users of this website. The Policy is effective as of 01.12.18 The policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices, regulatory changes and the evolving needs of Westley Group. We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office, the UK’s Data Protection Authority.

Data Controller

The data controller for all personal data collected via this website is Westley Group with its registered office at, Holditch Road, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 9JG. This means that we are responsible for deciding what data we collect and how we hold and use your personal data. We will implement appropriate data security measures for protecting the data from unauthorised access and loss, as laid out in the Security section of this Policy.

Purpose of Processing

The personal data collected is used by Westley Group to give you information in relation to, process and react to queries, prospecting new clients, industry news, new product information and updates. Westley Group may perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics to measure interest in and the use of various sections of the website. The personal data held by Westley Group may also be used on an aggregate basis without any personal identifiers to provide third parties with information, such as to assist in developing out customer services, products and product information, and to help us to improve our overall customer experience.

If you or your parent company are a current client/customer or associate of Westley Group, opting out of marketing emails will not stop all communication from us. By becoming a client/customer or associate of Westley Group, your firm is signing you up to receive certain information related to the organisation. It is a constitutional requirement for us to send this information to you.

If you are no longer or have never been a client/customer or associate of Westley Group, you can choose to opt in or out of further contact with us. We also receive data through networking (e.g. business cards) and add these details, if relevant, onto our data management system. We may on occasion purchase ‘opt-in’ data (lists from reputable providers) for promotional campaigns.

Data retention

The personal data collected is stored in Westley Group CMS system and other appropriate data management systems, both paper based and electronic. Personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to any third party except if permission has first been obtained from the users. The data will not be transferred to any agency located outside the EU. At regular intervals, we will:

Review the length of time we keep your personal data for

  • Consider the purpose or purposes for which we hold your personal data for in deciding whether (and for how long) to retain it
  • Securely delete information that is no longer needed for that purpose or those purposes
  • Update, archive or securely delete information if it goes out of date

Security

Westley Group uses reasonable measures to safeguard personally identifiable information. The implemented measures will be appropriate to the type of information maintained and compliance with all relevant legislation governing protection of personal information. Measures are implemented to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the personal information. We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to only those employees, contractors or agents who have a legitimate business need to have access to that data. The employees, contractors or agents will process your personal data in accordance with our instructions. They will be subject to a duty of confidentiality and due care with respect to handling the personal data. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so. Westley Group employees are trained on data security and information protection. Relevant areas of the Westley Group website will employ Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) or Transport Layer Security (“TLS”) encryption technology to enhance data privacy and help prevent loss, misuse, or alteration of the information collected and retained by Westley Group.

Third Parties

Where appropriate and only for the legitimate business needs of Westley Group, we may provide links to third-party web sites. These links are provided as a service to website users.

Links to Third-Party Sites

Where appropriate and only for the legitimate business needs of Westley Group, we may provide links to third-party web sites, or advertisements which contain links to third-party sites. These links are provided as a service to website users. The linked third-party websites are operated by independent entities that have their own privacy policies. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such other websites or to the use that those entities make of your information. Westley Group has no control over the content displayed on such sites, nor over the measures, if any, that are taken by such sites to protect the privacy of your information. Westley Group website may also serve third party advertisements, or other content that contains their own cookies or tracking technologies. Westley Group does not control the use of those technologies.

Opt-Out

Westley Group, for legitimate business interests, maintain contact information on its clients and the wider business community to communicate information on our services, products. Westley Group also sends promotional material promoting its services, product information, new clients, industry news and other relevant offerings. From time to time, Westley Group collaborates with other relevant organisations and companies to promote other programs that may be of interest to clients and the wider business community. In such cases, Westley Group does not provide these organisations with any personally identifiable information but may distribute the organisation’s information on their behalf to those who may legitimately be benefited from receiving such information or have elected to receive such information. If you do not wish to receive marketing material, you may opt out. Every marketing e-mail will include an ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom. You may also notify Westley Group in writing as set out below. If your parent company has nominated you as a relevant contact required to receive information on its behalf, you cannot opt out of important information Westley Group is required to provide you as per Westley Group contractual obligations to its client/customer or associates.

Social Media

We may use third party provided tools such as Hootsuite to manage our social media interactions. If you send us a private or direct message via social media the message may be stored by Hootsuite. Like other personal data, these direct messages will not be shared with any other organisations.

Access, Review and Correction

The General Data Protection Regulations gives you the right to access your personal data held by us (“subject access request”). If you have an established business relationship with Westley Group, you may request from us a list of the categories of personal information held about you. Subject access requests must be made in writing to the details below. We will endeavour to respond to the request within a reasonable period and in any event within one month as required by the relevant provisions in the GDPR.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. We will take all reasonable measures to ensure that the personal data we hold about you is accurate. When you make a request to access or review the personal data we hold about you, we will request you to verify your identity before the request can be fulfilled.

Privacy Rights

In addition to the rights of access, review and correction, you have the right to object to your personal data being processed for any particular purpose, or to request that we stop using your information. If you wish to exercise these rights, please e-mail sales@westleygroup.co.uk or send a letter marked “Data Protection” to the Westley Group offices at Holditch Road, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 9JG. If you have further concerns about how we use your personal data, you also have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the data protection authority for the UK. Please visit https://ico.org.uk/ for more details on your data protection rights and how to contact them.

Cookies

Harmless cookies that are designed to enhance your user experience of this website are stored on your device. These consist of small data files relating to you and this website.

Information stored in cookies created by Westley Group are not shared with any third party unless required to do so by law.

By continuing to browse this website you are consenting to the storage of its first party cookies on your device.

The first party cookies used by this website include (but may not be limited to):

_ga: Google analytic data: Online identifiers including cookie identifiers, internet protocol addresses and device identifiers, client identifiers

_gid: Google tag manager data: Online identifiers including cookie identifiers, internet protocol addresses and device identifiers, client identifiers

_gat: Online identifiers including cookie identifiers, internet protocol addresses and device identifiers, client identifiers

_atuvs: Addthis tools tracking data: unique IDs such as a cookie ID on your browser. IP addresses and information derived from IP addresses, such as geographic location. Information about your device, such as browser, device type, operating system, the presence or use of ‘apps’, screen resolution, or the preferred language. The date and time you visited a Publisher Site or you used the AddThis Toolbar. The referring URL and the web search you used to locate and navigate to a Publisher Site. Keywords entered into the AddThis Toolbar search functionality, and whether and when you downloaded, installed, or uninstalled the AddThis Toolbar

_atuvc: Addthis tools tracking data: unique IDs such as a cookie ID on your browser. IP addresses and information derived from IP addresses, such as geographic location. Information about your device, such as browser, device type, operating system, the presence or use of ‘apps’, screen resolution, or the preferred language. The date and time you visited a Publisher Site or you used the AddThis Toolbar. The referring URL and the web search you used to locate and navigate to a Publisher Site. Keywords entered into the AddThis Toolbar search functionality, and whether and when you downloaded, installed, or uninstalled the AddThis Toolbar

PHPSESSID: Our website is built using a programming language called PHP. PHPSESSID is a cookie used by PHP to allow us to store a unique session identifier each time you visit our website. It does not contain any identifying information and is deleted once you close the browser window. “i4kqoec2iglvbls9b8lk8ar2n3” is an example of the data stored in this cookie.

bp-activity-oldestpage: This cookie is used to store information when you are navigating through multiple pages of community “activity.”

wordpress_logged_in_: Our site is built using the WordPress platform. After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.

wp-settings-: The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of the site interface according to your settings.

wp-settings-time: The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of the site interface according to your settings.

This privacy policy was last updated on 01st December 2018.