Privacy Policy

Our privacy policy sets out how Ainsworth & Parkinson Limited (“A&P”) uses and protects any information that you give us when you visit and use our website.

A&P is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and any information you provide when using our website will only be used in the ways outlined in this privacy policy.

What we collect

There are three areas on our website where it is necessary to supply us with information and we only ask you to supply what we really need.

The areas are identified below and our lawful basis for processing in these instances is to pursue our legitimate interest to request and process your data in ways you would reasonably expect in order for us to process your enquiry, your request or your application to one of our vacancies.

  • ‘Talk to us’ page – your name, your email address, your telephone number and the nature of your enquiry.

  • ‘Join the team’ page – your name, your email address, your telephone number and the ability to upload your CV.

  • 'Discuss a new project' page - mandatory fields: your name, email address and contact number. Optional fields: your company name, services you are interested in and telling us if you have any specific goals.

We include a Google reCAPTCHA box on our forms to make sure humans are completing them and not bots (spam in other words).


What we do with the information we gather

The information obtained from you submitting your information via the ‘Talk to us’ and 'Discuss a new project' pages will be carefully assessed, forwarded onto the most relevant person or department in our agency and appropriate action taken.  

When you apply to one of our vacancies using our form, your application will be received by our HR and IT departments (for security reasons).  To control the flow of data received into our agency, your application may be forwarded onto the head of the department or team where the vacancy is.

The safety and security of your data is important to us and will be kept secure.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.


Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure and in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect via our website.

If we experience a data breach, we will investigate the incident thoroughly following approved internal procedures which support data protection legislation requirements.


Google analytics

In order to track visitors to our website and identify which pages they are interested in, we use a third party service called Google Analytics to collect this type of information.  The information obtained does not identify anyone. More information on Google analytics can be found in our cookie policy.


A&P’s use of cookies

Our separate cookie policy has more information on how we use cookies.


Links to other websites

Our separate legal information page and cookie policy have more details regarding links.


Controlling your personal information

A&P will not disclose your personal data without consent unless we have a legal obligation to do so.

If you have completed the form on our 'Talk to us' page, which can be reached via the 'Get in contact' link on our navigation bar, via the 'Contact us' button or by clicking on the 'Talk to us' link in our footer, or you have completed our 'Discuss a new project' form reached via our navigation bar, we will keep your information for a period of 6 months.  It will then be securely and safely removed from our systems.  If you wish your details to removed prior to the 6 months, please email gdpr@apknowhow.com or write to us at Ainsworth & Parkinson Limited, 14 Sceptre Court, Sceptre Point, Preston, PR5 6AW and we will remove your details immediately upon receipt.

If you have applied to a vacancy via our ‘Join the team’ facility or your details have been forwarded to us by an external recruitment consultant whom we are actively dealing with regarding a particular vacancy (we assume you've given them authority to pass your details on to us), we will process, store and destroy your personal data securely in accordance with the Employment Practices Data Protection Code and data protection legislation.

This means that if you are successful with your application and become part of the A&P family, your application will go into a HR file created just for you - more details of where and how we store your personal data will be shared with you when you join us.

If you are unsuccessful, we will keep your application for 6 months and then it will be securely and safely destroyed and removed from our systems.

If we have no vacancies and you email your CV to us speculatively, we will keep your details for 6 months and then they will be securely and safely destroyed and removed from our systems.

If you direct message A&P via our social channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn, your message will be stored on the relevant social media platform.  It will not be saved on our servers.  We encourage you to look at the privacy statement/s applicable to the social media channels in question as they may differ from ours. 

If you wish to see details of personal information which we hold about you, you may submit a subject access request under current data protection legislation.  If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to Ainsworth & Parkinson Limited, 14 Sceptre Court, Sceptre Point, Preston, PR5 6AW.  We may charge you a reasonable fee if requests from you are excessive or manifestly unfounded.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email gdpr@apknowhow.com or write to us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

We hope you feel more informed about what happens with your data.

Your continued use of our website constitutes your acceptance to our terms of use, privacy and cookie policies. 

A&P regularly reviews its policies to ensure they continue to meet current legislative requirements and the needs of our business.

This privacy policy is effective from 13 November 2018. 

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