This policy was last updated on 25th January 2021 in line with GDPR requirements.
It may be updated in the future and we’ll post the new version here on our website. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
When we say your “personal data”, we mean any information that identifies any person, that you provide to us in the use of WIDA SpecifiedBy, or that is contained in any other information that you provide to us (or that you authorise a third party to give to us on your behalf).
“Non-personal data” refers to any information that does not identify you as a specific individual.
Information you provide – Your personal data includes the information you provide, when you sign up for an account or sign up to receive our emails, or when you submit a ‘Question’ or ‘Quote Request’ to a product supplier, or when you answer questionnaires, surveys, enter competitions or provide information in your account profile, on the WIDA SpecifiedBy website, or during a support enquiry about you and/or your organisation.
It also includes information you upload to your WIDA SpecifiedBy account.
Examples of this personal data include:
We do not collect or process special categories of personal data, as defined under GDPR.
Information we collect – We collect information about your website usage, to improve our products and service and to understand trends to enhance and customise content and advertisements. Some of this data may be “personal data”, where it identifies a person.
Here’s the information that we collect and how we use it:
-We monitor patterns of usage, such as login dates and actions performed on the site (searches, page views) so we can understand how people are using WIDA SpecifiedBy to develop and improve our products.
– We also monitor patterns of usage so that we can tailor any communications we may send you or advertising you may receive.
– For example, we may tailor newsletters or emails with information about products or features that you haven’t seen or tried yet, instead of features that you use frequently.
– For security reasons and to aid in monitoring patterns of usage, we log your IP address when you use the website. This is your computer’s individual identification number that is assigned to your computer when connected to the Internet.
Providing Access to WIDA SpecifiedBy – We use your personal data to enable us to register you and provide you with access to WIDA SpecifiedBy and the WIDA SpecifiedBy website.
It will also enable us to contact you by email, post, SMS, social media or telephone where necessary concerning WIDA SpecifiedBy; to record your personal preferences; to personalise our services to you (such as by saving search and browsing history to make it easier for you to find information when you return to WIDA SpecifiedBy or the WIDA SpecifiedBy website).
Making Improvements to WIDA SpecifiedBy – We will also use and analyse your personal data so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business, customer service and the features of the WIDA SpecifiedBy website and WIDA SpecifiedBy generally.
We may use third parties to assist us in doing these things from time to time, and in those cases may pass on your personal data to them. We will only share your data with third parties that we trust, and where there are assurances in place as to how they will protect the data.
Providing Opportunities to Product Suppliers – We will, where relevant, provide your first name, role and company details will be passed to the manufacturers and/or suppliers and/or distributors of products you have shown an interest in through your actions on WIDA SpecifiedBy (such as searching or viewing products, saving products to projects, downloading files, comparing products or any other engagement with a company or their products).
We will not provide these companies with your direct contact details (such as email address or phone number), but we do provide them with the option to send you a message through WIDA SpecifiedBy, which will be delivered to your email address.
Providing Market Insights – We monitor anonymous, aggregated information about how people use WIDA SpecifiedBy so that we can produce insights about how people search, compare, research and make decisions about construction products for specification.
For example, based on an anonymous, aggregate data analysis, we may produce a report on how most people prefer to do acertain amount of high-level research before contacting a product supplier.
Contacting you for Marketing Purposes – We may use your personal data to contact you by email, post, SMS, social media and/or telephone to let you know about our other WIDA SpecifiedBy and/or third party services, content, offers, market research or product ranges which may be of interest to you.
We will only use your data in this way where you have provided consent, we have legitimate business reasons for doing so, or where we are otherwise entitled by law to do so. If you would like us to stop providing you with such notifications, just contact us using the details provided at the bottom of this page. Please note, this may take up to one working day to take effect.
To stop receiving necessary emails from WIDA SpecifiedBy itself (for example, notification that a product manufacturer has sent you a message), you should delete your WIDA SpecifiedBy account.
Cookies – We may further use, or permit selected third parties to use, your personal data to enable us to track and analyse WIDA SpecifiedBy website traffic and visitor trends, improve your browsing experience and to personalise and enhance the content and advertising we display.
Legal Requirements – We may use your personal data to comply with any legal obligations to which we are subject.
If you would like to update the personal data we hold about you, please login to your WIDA SpecifiedBy account with your request.
We collect and use your personal information for a variety of reasons, including to be able to provide you with access to WIDA SpecifiedBy and our features and services.
Other information we collect because we have legitimate business interests, for example, in:
Understanding how our users and customers use our products, services and websites;
Understanding and responding to user and customer feedback;
Researching and analysing the services our users and customers want;
Improving our product and better understanding how our users and customers use it.
In some circumstances we may process your personal data because it is required for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. 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 online.
Where we utilise third parties to help provide our services, we will ensure that the security policies and confidentiality arrangements of those third parties adhere to the same requirements we ourselves impose and expect.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the WIDA SpecifiedBy website or WIDA SpecifiedBy itself, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You should not share your password with anyone.
We only store your data for as long as necessary for the purposes of processing set out in this policy. When you delete your account with WIDA SpecifiedBy, we will automatically delete your data within 180 days.
Access to your personal data – You can ask us to confirm if we are processing your personal data and you can ask us for a copy of your personal data that we hold by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Right to change or withdraw your consent – Where you have given us consent to make use of your personal data for any of the purposes outlined in this policy, you may withdraw that consent by contacting us using the contact details provided in this policy. If you wish to change your contact preferences or no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please get in touch.
Right to Rectification – You may ask us to update out of date or inaccurate information we hold about you. To do so, please log on to your WIDA SpecifiedBy account and update your information or get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
Right to Erasure – In certain circumstances you may ask us to delete your Personal Data. If you would like us to delete the personal data we hold about you, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying why you would like us to do so.
Right to Data Portability – In certain circumstances you may ask us to provide you with the personal data that we hold about you in a structured, commonly used, machine readable form, or ask for us to send such personal data to another data controller. Please get in touch on email@example.com to request this.
Right to object – In certain circumstances you may object to our processing of your personal data. Please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right to restrict processing – You can ask us to restrict the processing of personal data we hold about you in certain circumstances. Please get in touch on email@example.com
Cookies are small files saved to your device that track, save and store information as well as your interactions and usage of our services.
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
If you want to manage or disable cookies for the WIDA SpecifiedBy website or any other site, you can do it by changing your browser settings.
We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
Our website does contain links to other websites of interest.
However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.
When we change the policy in a material manner we will let you know and update the ‘last updated’ reference at the top of this page, and below.
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