Collis Energy Solutions Limited is fully committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal data we hold.
Personal Data – any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Processing – any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
Data subject – a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.
Child – a natural person under 16 years of age.
We/us/our (either capitalized or not) –Collis Energy Solutions and Collis Energy Solutions Ltd
Data Protection Principles
We promise to follow the following data protection principles:
- Processing is lawful, fair, transparent. Our Processing activities have lawful grounds. We always consider your rights before Processing Personal Data. We will provide you information regarding Processing upon request.
- Processing is limited to the purpose. Our Processing activities fit the purpose for which Personal Data was gathered.
- Processing is done with minimal data. We only gather and Process the minimal amount of Personal Data required for any purpose.
- Processing is limited with a time period. We will not store your personal data for longer than needed.
- We will do our best to ensure the accuracy of data.
- We will do our best to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data.
Any personal information provided to or gathered by Collis Energy Solutions is controlled by Collis Energy Solutions Limited (“we”, “us”, “our”).
We are committed to protecting and maintaining the privacy of those who use our services; this Privacy Notice describes how Collis Energy Solutions collects, processes and stores personal data, to include via our website www.collisenergysolutions.co.uk (“Site”), other sites and other online platforms. The data controller under applicable data protection legislation is the company mentioned above. All personally-identifiable information provided to or gathered by us, including through our website, will be treated as confidential and we will not abuse this trust by providing all or any part of your information to others unless you have consented to this, where this is in our legitimate interests or to meet a legal obligation, further outlined below. Your information will never be sold, licensed, loaned or otherwise distributed to any other organisation unless we are required to do so by applicable law. Subject to any overriding obligation to which we are subject, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal information, by a simple request that we stop such processing.
Collection of Personal Information
We may collect personal information in various ways, including in e-mail or written correspondence with you or to which we are copied, at your premises, via third party services, through our website or otherwise directly from you. You have a choice whether to provide any information to us, except where this is necessary to fulfil any contract – such as in relation to the provision of our services (albeit recognising that such a decision may mean that we are unable to provide our services as you expect), or where we are required to do so by applicable law or a Government agency or law enforcement. Certain information will be part and parcel of the data that we receive from our customers or other individuals; this may include names, addresses, e-mail addresses or other contact details and other identifiable information, interests and preferences.
We assess and document our processing activities on an ongoing basis and update our records, accordingly; our approach seeks to ensure good data governance and compliance with our data protection obligations.
We maintain records of consent, where we rely on active consent for the processing of personal data, and will ensure processing is limited or ceases where such consent is withdrawn.
Why we Process your Personal Information
Our use of your personal information will at all times be in accordance with applicable data protection laws; we rely on the following grounds justifying our processing of personal data:
- Consent – explicit consent for us to do so.
- A Contract or Legal Obligation – to fulfil our obligations under an existing contract or other legal obligation, in certain circumstances our right to process this information will override your right to object to us doing so.
- Legitimate Interests – we may judge that we have legitimate grounds to process your personal information in certain ways and where that is the case, we will balance our own interests against your own or the relevant individual whose data is being processed, to ensure that the rights and interests of those individuals who interact with us are protected. We will not share your information with any third parties except our approved associated companies where this is needed, i.e. any warranties or service information relating to products or services carried out by us.
- Vital Interests – with particular reference to medical information and details (or other ‘special category’ information), it may be necessary to process such information to protect an individual’s vital interests; such as medical details in connection with legionnaires’ disease and similar.
- Where information is obtained through or as a result of your use of our Site, we use this information for the following purposes:
- To understand and appreciate your needs and requirements as a user of our site or our services generally;
- To keep in contact with you;
- For internal record keeping;
- To provide relevant information about our services or those that we may offer from time to time;
- To improve our products and services;
- For analysis in relation to the technical specification and user experience of our site, for the purposes of developing and improving our site and the services that we provide; and
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
Data related to health and similar matters are known as ‘special category’ data within the meaning of relevant data protection laws; we only anticipate collecting and processing this information where it is incidental and forming part of our services but not further or otherwise.
We may process personal information, following anonymisation, to assess trends or for research or analysis; however, any particular individual will not be identifiable where we choose to undertake such activities.
Managing Your Preferences, including for Marketing
In addition, we may process your information for marketing purposes (including offers, promotions and updates in relation to our services, that we believe may be of interest to you) that relate to similar goods or services, either where you are or have been a user of our services or have made an enquiry about them previously or where you have given your consent.
You have the right to manage your preferences in relation to the kinds of information that we collect and the manner in which your information is processed – you can update these preferences at any time through our site; you can also withdraw your consent, either as a whole or in relation to particular kinds of information or delivery methods. We encourage our users and customers to exercise these preferences so that they only receive the information that they wish from us and so that our use of their information is consistent with their own expectations.
You may ask us to erase information that we hold about you, except where there is some other reason requiring us to maintain the information, such as for insurance purposes, for example. We monitor and will also delete information and data that we hold, where we reasonably consider this no longer to be required.
We do not intend to collect or knowingly collect information from children. We do not target children with our services.
Cookies and other technologies we use
A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer. Cookies store information that is used to help make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.
- Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
- Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and makes providing more personalised features possible. For example, they might remember your name and e-mail in comment forms so you don’t have to re-enter this information next time when commenting.
- Analytics cookies – these cookies are used to track the use and performance of our website and services
- Advertising cookies – these cookies are used to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you and to your interests. In addition, they are used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. They are usually placed to the website by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. These cookies remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
You can remove cookies stored in your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com. For more information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.
If you have accepted the relevant cookies, we may collect, store and process non-personal information about you automatically as a result of your use of this site, such as the type of internet or mobile browser that you are using to gain access and any website from which you linked to us, but you cannot be identified from this information. We will only use such non-personal information to help provide an effective and more relevant website offering.
Under GDPR (which, in this Privacy Notice, means EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 and laws implementing or supplementing GDPR as the data protection or privacy laws of any other country), the nature of the processing that we undertake does not require us to appoint a formal Data Protection Officer (DPO); however, we may maintain equivalent standards and the nominated representative for the purposes of compliance with our data protection obligations is our Managing Director.
Technical and Organisational Measures and Security
The protection of our customers’ personal information is important to us and therefore we have and maintain appropriate technical and organisational measures to achieve these aims. These seek to protect personal information that we process from and against unauthorised or unlawful use, or accidental loss, damage or destruction and we review these measures, on a regular basis to ensure that they are appropriate.
These include encrypted access to our systems, only accessible by our personnel, utilising secure and regularly-updated passwords and access to and processing of information though our site, using secure HTTPS.
In relation to data security, you accept the risk that data transmitted to us through this site via electronic means may be intercepted before reaching us or may be accessed by unauthorised third parties, or exploited unlawfully. We do not assume any responsibility for guarding against the acts of third parties and shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential losses or damages incurred or suffered as a result.
Sharing your Personal Information
We will never share your personal information with others for commercial gain or in ways that you would not reasonably expect of us.
Unless we have your explicit consent otherwise, we will only share your personal information where this is necessary to fulfil our contract with you or where we have a legal obligation to do so. You appreciate that in order to provide you with our services or to sell you any products, where relevant, it may be necessary or more efficient for us to engage other businesses that provide complementary services, allowing us to fulfil your needs or where such other services are necessary for us to operate our business; examples, without limiting this description, may include event management or event provider businesses, accommodation and hospitality providers, IT and website backups, hosting providers, HR advice and consultancy, payroll and bookkeeping services, software and program providers, banking and financial provider and equipment suppliers.
In addition, we may process your information where we are required or permitted to do so under applicable law, where required to do so by any Government agency or law enforcement, where it is necessary in connection with the sale or potential sale of our business or where we conclude that we have and can show one or more legitimate interests for doing so.
Linking to Other Sites
To add value to visitors’ experiences when using our Site, we may provide links to other websites or resources for you to access at your sole discretion, but you agree that we shall not be responsible or liable to you in respect of the availability or content of, or consequences of you linking to, any such external site and you should review the privacy notices of those sites before proceeding; although we welcome links to this site, we shall be entitled to demand that such links are broken if we consider the content or nature of the linking site to be unsuitable or unprofessional, as we see fit.
Service Providers and Third Parties
We may on occasion have the need to transfer your data to suppliers located outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including in the USA. We will only do so where the legal regimes of those territories outside of the EEA offer an equivalent standard of data protection to our own.
Where it is necessary to provide information to external service providers or partners in relation to services that they provide to us, in order to operate our business or to provide you with the services requested, we have adopted approved model data protection clauses in our arrangements with them, to ensure they meet the same high standards required in relation to the processing of your personal information under applicable data protection laws.
How long we Store Personal Data
We maintain the data that we collect in providing our services to customers, for certain periods of time that we have determined; after which such data will generally be erased or securely destroyed.
Your Rights and how to Exercise Them
You may request a copy of the information that we hold about you (known as a Subject Access Request). In addition, under the GDPR, you may exercise the following rights:
- Right to information – meaning you have to right to know whether your Personal Data is being processed; what data is gathered, from where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
- Right to access – meaning you have the right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data gathered.
- Right to rectification – meaning you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to erasure – meaning in certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from our records.
- Right to restrict processing – meaning where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Data.
- Right to object to processing – meaning in certain cases you have the right to object to Processing of your Personal Data, for example in the case of direct marketing.
- Right to object to automated Processing – meaning you have the right to object to automated Processing, including profiling; and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated Processing. This right you can exercise whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
- Right to data portability – you have the right to obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format or if it is feasible, as a direct transfer from one Processor to another.
- Right to lodge a complaint – in the event that we refuse your request under the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please contact us.
- Right for the help of supervisory authority – meaning you have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
- Right to withdraw consent – you have the right withdraw any given consent for Processing of your Personal Data.
Please contact us via email, where you wish to exercise any of your above rights or if you wish to file a complaint about our collection, processing or use of your personal information.
Disclosure of your Information
We only transmit data to third parties in very limited circumstances and never for the purposes of marketing or to ‘sell’ the data we hold. Certain information may be available to essential organisations upon whom we rely to run our business; our contractual terms with those third parties provide the assurances under Article 28 of GDPR that they will abide by the requirements of GDPR in processing data, to the extent that we require, on our behalf.
We will never sell, transfer or disclose personal data for commercial gain or for any purpose outside of that strictly necessary to run our business and provide our services.
Your Preferences about our use of your Personal Information
If we send you any information by way of marketing, this will be based on our having previously sold to you or responded to an enquiry for similar goods or services; all communications of this nature will include a simple means of unsubscribing. You may wish to update your preferences concerning what you receive and in what format that takes; to let us know about your preferences, to include if you wish to change them, please visit the relevant area of this Site or otherwise send us a simple request confirming those changes and we will update your preferences to reflect your wishes immediately.
Should you no longer wish to be contacted by us, please either confirm this in a simple request or by updating your preferences.
Retaining Personal Information
We will only keep your personal information for such period as we deem necessary to fulfil the purpose(s) for which it has been collected or in relation to legal obligations to which we are subject. We monitor and regularly delete information and data that we hold, where we reasonably consider this to be no longer required for any legitimate purpose.
Where we are able to fulfil a request to delete and erase your personal information, we will fulfil that request, unless there is some other obligation to which we are subject requiring us to retain your data, in which case we will retain it only for so long as is necessary to meet that other legal obligation.
Your Information and Keeping it Up-to-Date
You have the right to request details of the information that we hold about you. Should you wish to be provided with these details, please contact us via email.
We wish to keep any information that we hold about you accurate and up to date and therefore please contact us if the information we hold about you needs updating.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, or if you experience difficulties in accessing or viewing any site(s) operated by us, please contact us.
We value your feedback in relation to our online presence and therefore welcome any comments or feedback which you may have.
Changes to this Privacy Notice and Contacting Us
We may change or modify this Privacy Notice at any time and we recommend that you check the latest version of this notice each time that you access the Site. The date of the most recent update will appear below. Any significant changes to this notice may be confirmed through direct communication with you, where we consider that such changes should specifically be brought to your attention.
You can contact us to request changes, removal or access to the personal data we hold on our records for you at any time by contacting us on or by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org