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GDPR: Data Privacy Notice

 

Metro Fixings Ltd ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use - https://www.metrofixings.co.uk/main/company_information/legal_info/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”).

1.      Definitions

Data controller - A controller determines the purposes and means of processing personal data.

Data processor - A processor is responsible for processing personal data on behalf of a controller.

Data subject – Natural person

Categories of data: Personal data and special categories of personal data

Personal data - The GDPR applies to ‘personal data’ meaning any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier (as explained in Article 6 of GDPR). For example, name, passport number, home address or private email address. Online identifiers include IP addresses and cookies.

Special categories personal data - The GDPR refers to sensitive personal data as ‘special categories of personal data’ (as explained in Article 9 of GDPR). The special categories specifically include genetic data, and biometric data where processed to uniquely identify an individual. Other examples include racial and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health data, trade union membership, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs.

Processing - means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Third party - means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

2.      Who are we?

Metro Fixings Ltd is the data controller. This means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. Our contact details are:

Metro Fixings Ltd

Unit 3, Tewin Court

Tewin Road

Welwyn Garden City

AL7 1AU

For all data matters please contact our data representative on sales@metrofixings.co.uk or telephone 01707 375172

3.      The purpose(s) of processing your personal data

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site www.metrofixings.co.uk  (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our service, search for a product, place an order on our site, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey, and when you report a problem with our site.
  • To inform individuals of news, events or activities;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records;
  • To manage our employees.

4.      The categories of personal data concerned

With reference to the categories of personal data described in the definitions section, we process the following categories of your data:

Personal data

The personal data you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information.

5.      What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?

a)     Personal data (article 6 of GDPR)

Our lawful basis for processing your general personal data:

Processing necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract

To facilitate the sale and delivery of;

Fixings, Fasteners, Hand Tools, Power Tools, Builders Hardware, Support Systems & Personal Protection Equipment.


b)     Special categories of personal data (article 9 of GDPR)

Our lawful basis for processing your special categories of data:

Metro Fixings do not collect special categories of data (i.e. sensitive personal data).

6.     Sharing your personal data

We make sure that access to your personal information is limited to those of our staff who need it, and that all staff understand how and why we protect your personal information.

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will be shared only with other companies that we work with in order to fulfil our contract of sale with you, the buyer, such as logistics, freight and delivery companies and payment processing organisations.

Please note that we will never sell your personal information to any body or organisation, and we will only share it as outlined in this privacy policy.

7.     How long do we keep your personal data?

We only keep your personal information for as long as we need to, to be able to use it for the reasons given in this privacy policy, and for as long as we are required to keep it by law. The actual period for which we store your personal information will vary depending on the type of personal information and how it is used.

8.      Providing us with your personal data

We require your personal data as it is a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.

Without your personal data we will be unable to provide the goods as ordered.

9.      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 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).

10.     Transfer of Data Abroad

we do not transfer personal data outside the eea.

11.     Automated Decision Making

WE DO NOT USE ANY FORM OF AUTOMATED DECISION MAKING IN OUR BUSINESS.

12.      Further processing

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.

13.      Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

14.      How to make a complaint

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact our Data Representative on sales@metrofixings.co.uk

If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 03031231113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England.

Last updated May 2018

    Contact us


  • Address :
  • Metro Fixings Ltd
    Unit 3 Tewin Court
    Tewin Road
    Welwyn Garden City
    AL7 1AU
  • Telephone : 01707 375172
  • Fax : 01707 325539
  • Email : sales@metrofixings.co.uk

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