The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information are also detailed within this policy.
Bowman Power Group Ltd (Bowman) is fully compliant with EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and is committed to EU data protection requirements (applicable to us as a data processor). We recognise the need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information (personal information) you share with us. Meaning, we don’t collect and process users’ personal information beyond what is legally required for the functioning of our products and services.
Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address, an email address or other contact information; whether at work or at home. This also includes CV data submitted in relation to job applications.
In general, you can visit our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.
All of our employees have undergone data protection training and signed documentation to confirm they have read and understand our company GDPR guidelines. This includes the following data protection principles:
- Process personal data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
- Collect personal data only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
- Process personal data only where it is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes of processing
- Keep accurate personal data and take all reasonable steps to ensure that inaccurate personal data is rectified or deleted without delay
- Keep personal data only for the period necessary for processing
- Adopt appropriate measures to make sure that personal data is secure, and protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and accidental loss, destruction or damage
We will retain your personal information only for as long as we need it, given the purposes for which it was collected, or as required to do so by law.
Data Subject Rights
GDPR compliance requires data subjects be granted certain rights. What follows is not an exhaustive list, but those rights that are relevant to the collection, processing, and storage of personal data on www.bowmanpower.com.
Security of Personal Information
We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction.
Only authorised persons are provided access to personally identifiable information we have collected, and such individuals have agreed to maintain the confidentiality of this information.
Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal data, the transmission of data over the internet (including by e-mail) is never completely secure.
We endeavour to protect personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to or by us.
Right to Access
Data subjects reserve the right to request and obtain confirmation that data is or is not being collected on them and if so, exactly what data is being collected, how, where, and for what purposes. This data can be manually requested via email@example.com and provided in an electronic format free of charge.
Right to Be Forgotten
Should data subjects at anytime wish to withdraw their consent and no longer allow Bowman to store their personal data, this request can be manually made via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include the full name (including any prefixes) and email address of whom the data is in reference too, so that all data relating to the data subject in question can be accurately removed.
Similar to the Right to Access, Data Portability requires that data subjects are able to request, obtain, and/or transfer possession of collected data at any time. As mentioned above, this data can be manually requested via email@example.com, and provided in an electronic format free of charge. Should the data subject wish to transfer the possession of the data stored by Bowman, please be sure to also include the full name (including any prefixes) and the relevant contact information relating to the individual or organisation whom you wish the data to be transferred to.
Should Bowman encounter a breach/unauthorised access of personal data that is likely to “result in a risk for the rights and freedoms of individuals”, Bowman will ensure that a notification is made within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our web pages utilise “cookies” and other tracking technologies. Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).
Sharing Personal Information
We may transfer, share or disclose the personal data we collect from you to other organisations for:
- To fulfil a request you have made through the email addresses listed on our site or our contact form
- To deliver a service or fulfil a contract
- The administration and maintenance of our websites and/or
- Other internal or administrative purposes
- To fulfil a legal requirement and request for the information
We also may transfer share or disclose your personal information to providers of website hosting and management, data analysis, data backup, security and storage services.
These other organisations may use subcontractors that have access to your personal data. It is our policy to use other organisations that will provide appropriate levels of security and confidentiality and will process personal information only as instructed by us, and to impose those same obligations down to their sub-processors.
You may choose whether or not to provide personal information to Bowman. If you choose to have a relationship with Bowman, such as a contractual or other business relationship or partnership, we will naturally continue to contact you in connection with that business relationship.
Wherever your personal information may be held within Bowman or on its behalf, we take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal information that you share with us from unauthorised access or disclosure.
We are committed to protecting your right to privacy. Bowman respects your privacy and we will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you provide remains private.
For control of our business, our website logs IP addresses, which is the automatic number assigned to your computer when you surf the web. The IP address allows us to anonymously track visitors’ usage on our website. Your IP address is not connected to any personally identifiable or online contact information, like a name and address, so you remain anonymous at all times.
Bowman reserves the right to change this statement at any time.
Last updated 18/07/18