The websites www.afi-uplift.co.uk www.afi-group.co.uk www.wilsonaccess.co.uk, www.utntraining.co.uk, www.afi-training.co.uk, www.afi-resale.co.uk, www.rapidplatforms.co.uk, www.hampshireplantandaccess.co.uk are operated by AFI-Uplift Limited ("we" or "us") and we are a "data controller" for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. This means that we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal information. Our registered office is at 2nd Floor West Wing Diamond, House Diamond Business Park, Thornes Moor Road, Wakefield West Yorkshire, WF2 8PT. Our company registration number is 03539352.
We take your privacy very seriously and we ask that you read this Policy carefully as it contains important information on:
- the personal information we collect about you;
- what we do with your information; and
- who your information might be shared with.
Information which we may collect about You
We collect personal information about you when you register with us, contact us or when you submit a response to an online questionnaire on our website.
We may collect the following personal information:
- a) full name;
- b) company name;
- c) postal address;
- d) email address; and
- e) telephone numbers.
Please note that we do not collect any information in relation to your payment information, such as credit/debit card details. We may also collect personal information about you from other sources (such as credit reference agencies), which we will add to the information we already hold about you in order to help us improve our products and services, and usage data to improve and personalise the products / services which we are providing to you.
How we use your information
We use personal data held about you:
- a) to identify you and manage any accounts you hold with us;
- b) to process your order and provide you services;
- c) to conduct research, statistical analysis and behavioural analysis;
- d) in certain circumstances, to let you know about other products or services that may be of interest to you—see 'Marketing’ section below;
- e) to detect and prevent fraud;
- f) customise our website and its content to your particular preferences;
- g) to allow you to participate in the interactive features of our website;
- h) notify you of any changes to our website or to our services that may affect you;
- i) carry out security vetting; and
- j) improve our product and services.
These uses are in line with:
(i) our legitimate interests to: administer the Website, prevent or detect crime, improve our products and services, direct market to you and to interact with you when you request/offer products and services; and
(ii) to carry out our contractual obligations to you (or to take steps to enter into a contract with you at your request). If you fail to provide information which we need to contract with you, we may not be able to perform that contract.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
When we require your consent to send you marketing messages, we will only send you such marketing messages when you tick the relevant boxes when you provide us with your personal information, and you can opt out at any time, www.afi-group.co.uk/optout. Please see 'The right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing' below for further information.
How long we will keep your personal information
We will keep your personal information while you have an account with us or we are providing products and/or services to you. Thereafter, we will keep your personal information for as long as is necessary:
- to respond to any questions, complaints or claims made by you or on your behalf;
- to show that we treated you fairly;
- to keep records required by law.
We will not retain your personal information for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this policy. Different retention periods apply for different types of personal information.
When it is no longer necessary to retain your personal information, we will delete or anonymise it.
Our approach to information security
To protect your information, AFI-Uplift Limited has policies and procedures in place to make sure that only authorised personnel can access the information, that information is handled and stored in a secure and sensible manner and all systems that can access the information have the necessary security measures in place. To accomplish this, all employees, contractors and sub-contractors have roles and responsibilities defined in those policies and procedures.
To make sure all employees, contractors and sub¬contractors understand these responsibilities they are provided with the necessary training and resources they need.
In addition to these operational measures, we also use a range of technologies and security systems to reinforce the policies. To make sure that these measures are suitable, vulnerability tests are run regularly. Audits to identify areas of weakness and non-compliance are routinely scheduled. Additionally, all areas of the organisation are constantly monitored and measured to identify problems and issues before they arise.
Transfers of your data outside the EEA
We may need to transfer your personal data to UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or Bahrain which are located outside the European Economic Area, for the purpose of marketing and financial analysis. Any transfer of your data will be subject to a European Commission approved contract that will safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a security breach. Please contact our Data Protection Officer (details set out below) if you have any queries in relation to this safeguarding arrangement.
In order to process any of the requests listed below, we may need to verify your identity for your security. In such cases your response will be necessary for you to exercise this right.
The right to access information we hold about you
At any point you can contact us to request that the information we hold about you as well as why we have that information, who has access to the information and where we got the information. Once we have received your request we will respond within one month.
The right to correct and update the information we hold about you
If the data we hold about you is out of date, incomplete or incorrect, you can inform us and we will ensure that it is updated.
The right to have your information erased or restricted
If you feel that we should no longer be using your data or that we are illegally using your data, you can request that we erase the data we hold or restrict our processing of your data.
When we receive your request to erase the data, we will confirm whether the data has been deleted or tell you the reason why it cannot be deleted.
The right to object to processing of your data
You have the right to request that AFI-Uplift Limited stops processing your data. Upon receiving the request, we will contact you to tell you if we are able to comply or if we have legitimate grounds to continue. If data is no longer processed, we may continue to hold your data to comply with your other rights.
The right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing
You have the right to request that we stop contacting you with direct marketing. In order to process your request we may need to verify your identity for your security.
If for any reason you would like to be removed from our marketing lists at any stage, you can easily and quickly opt-out here, or by calling 01332 855377. In addition you can change your preferences or update your details by clicking on the links at the bottom of any promotional email you receive.
The right to data portability
You have the right to request that we transfer your data to another controller. Once we have received your request, we will comply where it is feasible to do so.
If you want to make a request in respect of the above rights, please contact us either email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01332 855377.
In those cases where we need your consent to hold or process your information, we will ask you to check a box on a form requiring consent. By checking these boxes you are stating that you have been informed as to why AFI-Uplift Limited is collecting the information, how it will be used, for how long it will be kept, who else will have access to it and what your rights are as a data subject. Should you wish to withdraw your consent you may do this at any time. If you do so, it will not affect lawfulness of the processing based on your consent prior to its withdrawal.
Sharing your information
We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies, which means our subsidiaries, any ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006 where necessary for administrative purposes. In particular, if you request services from another member of our group, we may need to pass your contact details on to that group member. In this case, the basis of our data processing is the pursuit of our legitimate interests for our business administrative purposes or to perform a contract with you.
AFI-Uplift Limited may also pass your details to third parties where this is necessary to pursue the legitimate interest of ensuring or improving the functioning of our product. We recommend that you check the privacy policies of these third parties, as they may differ from our Policy. These third parties include:
- (a) Google We work with third party company Google to automatically collect information including: IP address; MAC (Media Access Control) address; unique identifier or other persistent or non persistent device identifier; device software platform and firmware, mobile phone carrier and geo location data in line with our legitimate interests in wanting to understand your use of our app such as how often you return, what parts of the app you visit, how you use the app, how long you spend on the app. This third party provider is prohibited from using our data for any other purposes; and
- (b) WhosON We work with a third party IT2 Limited that runs a Live Chat service called WhosOn. We may send personal information to this service in order to be able to have ‘live’ online chat with customers. This third party provider is prohibited from using our data for any other purposes.
Occasionally, we may need to disclose your personal data to third parties where necessary for: (i) the legitimate interests of our business to restructure or sell/acquire shares or assets; and/or (ii) in order to comply with our legal obligations:
- (a) in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
- (b) if AFI Uplift Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets; or
Cookies and Tracking
- a) recognise you whenever you visit this website;
- b) obtain information about your preferences, online movements and use of the internet;
- c) carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve our content, products and services and to help us better understand our customer requirements and interests;
- d) target our marketing and advertising campaigns more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and
- e) make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.
Consent and Browser Settings
For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to the Information Commissioner's webpage on cookies: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/.
Description of cookies
The table below provides some information on the cookies which we use on our website:
Third Party Cookies
|Cookie Name||What it does||Why is it used||How long it lasts|
(Google Analytics, Google TAG Manager, You Tube)
|Google use different types of cookies to run Google websites and ads-related products - https://policies.google.com/technologies/types||To improve product and services, and for website analysis statistics.||24 Months|
|Improve twitter products and services, including personalised suggestions and personalised ads||To assist in the promotion of AFI product and services on Social Media||30 Days|
|DoubleClick||To improve and target advertising||To assist in targeting our advertising||14 Days|
AFI group of companies Cookies
|Cookie Name||What it does||Why is it used||How long it lasts|
|Rapid Platforms Cookie |
(Google Analytics, Google TAG Manager, You Tube)
|Identifies returning visitors||To assist in targeting returning customers||7 Days|
When contacted with an enquiry, AFI-Uplift Limited will hold the entity name and contact details only for the purposes of handling the enquiry.
The online forms are subject to the same cookies and tracking as the rest of the website (see the above section “Cookies and Tracking” for more information).
Calls made to us may be recorded to protect the interests of all parties. Call records are deleted after 28 days unless needed for ongoing actions.
If you have any queries about this Policy, need further information or wish to lodge a complaint you can use the details below to contact the relevant party.
Data Protection Officer
AFI-Uplift Limited, Unit 1 Bradley Court, Maple Road, Trent Lane, Castle Donington DE74 2UT
You also have the right to lodge complaints with a supervisory authority. The UK supervisory authority is the UK Information Commissioner's Office (UK ICO). The UK ICO's contact details are set out at: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/.
We may change this Policy from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access the website. In the case of signification changes, we will inform you by any appropriate means.