GDPR: DATA PRIVACY NOTICE FOR CLIENTS, CONSULTANTS AND SUPPLIERS
Grey Bear Chartered Architect Ltd is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with standard terms and conditions and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
The rules on processing of personal data are set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).
Who are we?
Grey Bear Chartered Architect Ltd is a data controller which means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. Our contact details are: Grey Bear Chartered Architect Ltd., Elizabeth House, Rue Poudreuse, St Martins, Guernsey, GY4 6NN
For all data matters and for the purposes of this document the data processor is Emma Carter.
The purpose(s) of processing your personal data
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
To maintain contact and communication with you during the course of a potential or new project.
To maintain our own records and accounts.
To purchase goods, materials and services from you.
The categories of personal data concerned
We process the following categories of your data:
Personal data may include your name, address, email address and phone number.
We have obtained your personal data from you or publicly available data from websites or the telephone book.
Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and contact details will only be shared with members of the design team for project contacts if already agreed by yourself that this information can be shared.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep your personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary, but may be for a period of 12 or 7 years beyond the end of the contract with you. Examples include: in case of any legal claims/complaints, accounting etc., for example for accounting purposes we must keep records for 6 years from the end of the last company financial year they relate to. For contracts under seal details need to be kept for 12 years for legal purposes.
Providing us with your personal data
You are under no statutory or contractual requirement or obligation to provide us with your personal data, but failure to do so will have the following consequences: Reduce or prevent communication with you during the contract; delay or prevent payment for goods and services.
Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
The right to request a copy of the personal data which we hold about you;
The right to request that we correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary to retain such data;
The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time, WHERE CONSENT WAS YOUR LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING THE DATA;
The right to request that we provide you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable, i.e. where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and where the data controller processes the data by automated means);
The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable i.e. where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics).
Transfer of Data Abroad
We do not generally transfer personal data outside the EEA, unless on a project by project basis the client or main supplier is a company based outside the EEA, in which case project team contact details may be shared with them for communication purposes only.
Automated Decision Making
WE DO NOT USE ANY FORM OF AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING IN OUR BUSINESS.
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.
How to make a complaint
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the data processor who is Emma Carter 07911 766 731 .
If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your competent data protection authority.