In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 ("Act") the Clarkson company responsible for managing and processing your data will be the company indicated as the data controller (the "Data Controller", "We" or "Us" as applicable) in the applicable contract that you have entered into (unless otherwise notified by Us) The Data Controller will always be a company within the Clarkson Group (as described in the Disclosure of Your Information section below).
This policy together with any other documents provided by the Data Controller to you, or which are available on any website(s) provided, or operated, by the Data Controller ("the Website(s)") (together, the "Terms") set out the basis on which any personal data the Data Controller collects from you, or that you provide to the Data Controller, will be managed and processed in accordance with the Act. By providing information under the Terms you agree to only bring a claim, for breach of the Terms, against the Data Controller and no other member of the Clarkson Group.
Please read the following carefully to understand the Data Controller's practices and processes regarding your personal data and how the Data Controller will manage it.
Information we may collect from you
The Data Controller may collect and process the following data about you:
The Data Controller may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to the Data Controller, and the Data Controller's advisors and/or suppliers. This is statistical data about the Data Controller's users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to the Data Controller is stored on the Data Controller's secure servers. Where the Data Controller has given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the Website(s), you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Unless the Data Controller explicitly agrees otherwise, the Data Controller requires you not to share your password with anyone and to inform the Data Controller promptly should you believe that the security of the password has been compromised. You should also inform the Data Controller in the event you cease to work for your company or you no longer require access to the Website(s).
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although the Data Controller will use reasonable efforts to protect your personal data, the Data Controller cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website(s); any transmission is at your own risk. Once the Data Controller has received your information, the Data Controller will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses made of the information
The Data Controller uses information held about you in the following ways:
If you are a registered user, the Data Controller may from time to time contact you by post or electronic means (including but not limited to e-mail, phone call or SMS) with information about services which the Data Controller believes may be of interest to you.
Disclosure of your information
Your personal information may be disclosed to any other member of the Clarkson Group. The term "Clarkson Group" means (i) Clarkson PLC (a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange) and (ii) all of its Affiliates including Us. The term "Affiliate" of Clarkson PLC means any person that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, Clarkson PLC. The term "control" (including the terms "controls", "controlled by" and "under common control with") means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management, policies or activities of a person, whether through one or more intermediaries, controls, or is controlled by, or is under common control with, Clarkson PLC. Any other member of the Clarkson Group to which such personal information is disclosed shall have the same rights to use such data as the Data Controller.
For an overview of the main companies within the Clarkson Group please see Our Corporate Structure
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
You have the right to ask the Data Controller not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. The Data Controller will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if the Data Controller intends to use your data for such purposes or if the Data Controller intends to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.
You have the right to add, amend, delete or update your personal data at any time by contacting the Data Controller.
You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting the Data Controller via the details in the 'Contact' section below.
Third party websites
The Website(s) may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of the Data Controller's partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that the Data Controller does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet the Data Controller's costs in providing you with details of the information the Data Controller holds about you.