ABL3 Architects Ltd is committed to meeting its Data Protection Obligations and ensuring the protection and security of all personal information within our control. We will manage our business, including the operation of the website and any marketing activities, to ensure that our client data is compliant with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Please read the information below on how we aim to safeguard your privacy.
What types of data do we collect and hold?
The information we hold will be specific to the relationship you have with us, but it may include the following:
- Your name, title, contact details including postal address, email and phone numbers both private and/or for work.
- Business information including your current position in the company.
- Information that is provided to us by you in order for us to complete our services.
- Information about your visits to our website or when you engage with our newsletters.
If you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media then you may be allowing us access to information from your accounts on those services. To manage what information might be accessible to us you can adjust your settings and privacy policies on each platform.
Why we collect your data and how we use it?
The primary use of personal information is to allow us to deliver services to which we have an agreement to do and to meet our legal and regulatory obligations. Personal information is used for legitimate business interest only so that we can effectively monitor the quality of service we provide and administer any feedback or correspondence. Example’s of ways we may process data when working on a project include, but is not limited to: emails and letters, drawings and models on common data environment/ clouds, letters of appointments and contracts.
Information may also be used for marketing purposes and communicating updates and news about our business or on occasions sending out event invitations.
We may contact you via email, telephone or post. If you do not wish to receive these communications, please contact us on email@example.com
Sharing personal data with third parties
Your privacy is of high importance to us and we will not share any personal data with any other organization without your consent. The majority of our business activities are carried out in-house. We work with external suppliers, a list of which can be provided on request and we check that they have appropriate policies in place for information confidentiality and use it according to our instructions to them.
Personal information may be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory, professional bodies, government’s agencies or other third parties, as required by and in accordance with law or regulation.
Our website may have links to other third party websites that are not managed or controlled by ABL3 Architects Ltd. We would advise that you check the privacy notice for the websites that you visit.
Storing and protecting your data
Personal information, drawings, models, correspondence and other project related information will be held on our systems for up to 12 years after the completion of an agreement as recommended by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Each project will be judged individually on if it needs to be kept for longer than this period. All personal information will be kept confidential and staff are trained to ensure that they are also maintaining this.
Robust technology and processes are in place to ensure that information kept electronically is secure from unauthorised access and improper use.
Your rights under the data protection laws
Individuals have a number of rights, which include the following:
- The right to request access to personal information from us.
- The right to request that your personal information is not used for marketing
- The right to request that inaccurate information we hold about you is corrected.
- The right to request for your personal information to be deleted.
- The right to request that your personal information is not used for a particular purpose
Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask for irrelevant information. The personal data provided will be subject to our rigorous measures & procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.
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