Privacy policy

This document forms part of the Shield Corporate Finance Ltd Terms for the www.shield.uk.com website (the "Site") and should be read in conjunction with it. Terms and expressions used in this document but not otherwise defined shall have the same meanings as are ascribed to them in the Shield Corporate Finance Ltd Terms and Conditions.

Introduction

We want you to know that we respect the privacy of every individual who visits the Site and every individual who contacts us or completes an Online Contact Form. We set out below what information we learn about you when you visit the Site, what we do with that information, and how you can change the information we have.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

When you visit the Site, we recognise only your domain name and not your e-mail address. We will see your e-mail address only if you fill out the Online Contact Form, send us an e-mail message or send us your email address.

If you provide personally identifiable information about yourself such as your name, address, telephone number ("Personal Information") by registering on a page, by completing an Online Contact Form, by filling out a survey, by emailing us or otherwise by voluntarily telling us about yourself or your activities, we will collect and retain that Personal Information.

If you complete the Online Contact Form or send us an email we will use the Personal Information you submit to provide the information you have requested or we believe will be of interest to you. If you have asked us to contact you with advice or information, we will use your Personal Information to contact you in the manner (if any) specified on the Online Contact Form or communication from you.

We may also use your Personal Information to contact you occasionally to notify you about important changes to the Site, new services we will be providing, events, or articles we think will be of interest to you. We may also send you our regular Updates by Email.

In addition to the purposes set out above we may use the Personal Information for marketing purposes and market research. This will help us improve our services and the content of the Site.

If you do not want to receive this information or wish us to delete Personal Information you have submitted through the Site please send an e-mail to us at contact us at: 25 Floral Street, London, WC2E 9DS.

Non-Personally-Identifiable Information collected automatically

We may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable, such as the type of Internet browser and operating system you use, or the domain name of the website or the advertisement from which you linked to the Site.

When you view the Site we may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a "Cookie". "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored on your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to tailor the Site or advertisement to reflect your interests and preferences. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent all Cookies or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored.

Protection of Personal Information

As required by the UK Data Protection Legislation, we follow strict security measures in the storage and disclosure of Personal Information to prevent unauthorised access.

Disclosure

We may disclose your Personal Information to any of our subsidiary or affiliated companies, to our agents or representatives or to other users for the purposes set out above. This may mean that your Personal Information is transferred outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). By submitting your Personal Information to us you consent to such transfer even if such transfer is out of the EEA. Please let us know at the address above if you do not consent to the transfer of your Personal Information in this manner.

We may also disclose your Personal Information to third parties where you request certain services or information through the Site. If those services are provided by a third party that third party may need to have your Personal Information in order to fulfil your request and you consent to the transfer or your Personal Information for the purposes of fulfilling your request, even if that third party is not within the EEA.

Consent

By using the Site you consent to our collection and use of your Personal Information as stated above. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post a notice to that effect on the Site and such change will be effectual from the date on which that notice is posted.

Effect

This document forms a part of the Shield Corporate Finance Ltd Terms and Conditions of Use and should be read in conjunction with it. In the event of any inconsistency between the terms of this document and the Shield Corporate Finance Ltd Terms and Conditions of Use, the Shield Corporate Finance Ltd Terms and Conditions of Use shall prevail.

Privacy Notice
Version 2 – (May 15th 2018 - Shield)


Shield Corporate Finance Limited (“Shield”) collects data from visitors throughout the website experience. This is largely to provide interactive functionality that would otherwise be impossible without collecting the minimum amount of data. Some data is also used to analyse your experience anonymously to improve the website experience.


Shield respects your privacy so we will not sell your data to third parties, allow any access to the data that isn’t necessary to honour any other contracts we have in place or store excessive amounts of data we no longer need.


Shield will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU May 25th 2018).

Definitions
Data Subject – any living person.
Third Party – another company whom Shield works with to provide services to the Data Subject.
Personally Identifiable Information – data belonging to the Data Subject that can be used to uniquely identify them.
Data Controller – any organisation that stores Personally Identifiable Information, E.g. Shield.
Data Processor – any organisation that works on (processes) Personally Identifiable Information.
How we obtain your data
Shield collects data from the Data Subject during the usage of this website. Some of that data may be Personally Identifiable Information. This may be entered into web forms or provided to the website by the browser (such as IP address).
Shield may also obtain Personally Identifiable Information about the Data Subject from a Third Party as part of a contract to work with that data.


How we use your data
Shield primarily uses data from the Data Subject either to serve a contract between Shield and the Data Subject, or to provide necessary functionality on this website.
Shield may also collect additional data to satisfy other legal requirements, such as is required for e-commerce.
Third Parties which have access to the data collected
Shield works with several Third Parties to provide the service the Data Subject receives.
In all cases there is either an explicit contract in place between Shield and the Third Party, Terms and Conditions or another legally binding relationship.

The data will likely be shared with:
Alphabet Inc (Google) – a suite of Google Tools used by Shield.
Intergage Ltd – website host/provider.

The data may be shared with:
Genesis Digital LLC (Kartra)- an e-marketing platform with CRM and autoresponder functionality

The data is also rarely shared with the following:
Xero (Accounts) – accounting tool used for tracking and invoicing customers.

Mobile phones – our staff may enter your contact number into their phones for the purpose of a meeting and will then erase the number after the meeting.

Marketing
Shield does not share your data with any Third Parties for marketing purposes unless the Data Subject has explicitly opted in.


Third Party Cookies
Shield can largely operate without the use of third party cookies. However, in many cases third party cookies improve the website experience.
Shield will not add social sharing buttons to the page unless the Data Subject has explicitly opted in to social cookies.
Shield will not include any tracking systems unless the Data Subject has explicitly opted in to tracking cookies.
Shield will allow Google Analytics to operate on this website in order to provide necessary anonymous analytical data. This may result in a small amount of Personally Identifiable Information being collected but this is only used as statistics and not for identification purposes.


Data Security and Storage
Shield will store data for only as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was obtained. Some data may be held for longer if it is either held on other systems that have not been updated, in backup data that has not expired or because of another lawful basis.
Shield takes security seriously and makes use of technology where feasible to secure data and protect against breaches.


Personal Data Protection Principles
We adhere to the principles relating to processing of Personal Data set out in the GDPR (as follows) which require Personal Data to be:
(a)    processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner (Lawfulness, Fairness and Transparency)
(b)    collected only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes (Purpose Limitation)
(c)    adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is processed (Data Minimisation)
(d)    accurate and where necessary kept up to date (Accuracy)
(e)    not kept in a form which permits identification of Data Subjects for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data is processed (Storage Limitation)
(f)    processed in a manner that ensures its security using appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage (Security, Integrity and Confidentiality)
(g)    not transferred to another country without appropriate safeguards being in place (Transfer Limitation)
(h)    made available to Data Subjects and Data Subjects allowed to exercise certain rights in relation to their Personal Data (Data Subject's Rights and Requests).


Data Subject's rights and requests
Data Subjects have rights when it comes to how Shield handles their Personal Data. These include rights to:
(a)    withdraw consent to processing at any time
(b)    receive certain information about the Data Controller's Processing activities
(c)    request access to their personal data that we hold
(d)    prevent our use of their personal data for direct marketing purposes
(e)    ask us to erase personal data if it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed or to rectify inaccurate data or to complete incomplete data
(f)    restrict processing in specific circumstances
(g)    challenge processing which has been justified on the basis of our legitimate interests or in the public interest
(h)    object to decisions based solely on automated processing, including profiling (ADM)
(i)    prevent processing that is likely to cause damage or distress to the Data Subject or anyone else
(j)    be notified of a personal data breach which is likely to result in high risk to their rights and freedoms
(k)    make a complaint to the supervisory authority
(l)    receive or ask for their personal data to be transferred to a third party in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.


Updates to our Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice will be reviewed regularly and this page will be updated with changes.


Contacting the Data Protection Officer (DPO)
If you have any concerns about how Personally Identifiable Information is used by Shield please contact the Data Protection Officer:

David Young, using the email "enquiries(at)shield.uk.com"

 

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