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Privacy Policy – Registered Firm

We are Advanced Life Safety Solution Ltd trading as ALSS (Company Number 09825854) (“we”, “us”, “our” or “ALSS”). Our registered office is at Unit 32 Landywood Enterprise Park, Holly Lane, Great Wyrley, Walsall WS6 6BD

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy. This policy (together with the ALSS Rules 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.

ALSS is a “Data Controller”. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you. We are required under data protection legislation to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.

It is important that you read this notice, together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you, so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information.

What information do we collect?

We collect your personal data because it is necessary in relation to taking steps to enter into a contract with you and/or performance of a contract with you including but not limited to your certification as an ALSS installer.

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of data about you:

  • Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you apply for certification, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, when raising a query, when registering for a workshop or event, completing a survey, subscribe to email notifications or newsletters and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information and personal description.
  • Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we will automatically collect the following information:
  1. your IP address;
  2. geographical location;
  3. browser type;
  4. referral source;
  5. length of visit; and
  6. number of page views;
  • Information we receive from other sources. We may work with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies). We will notify you when we receive information about you from them and the purposes for which we intend to use that information.

We do not collect any sensitive personal data about you, such as information about your race, political opinions or religious beliefs unless we obtain your explicit consent.

In addition, we do not knowingly collect personal data from, or direct our content towards, those under the age of 16.

How do we use your personal data?

Personal data submitted on our site will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy.

We may use your personal data to:

  • administer our site;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
  • to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already enquired about or are certified for;                                                                          
  • send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
  • comply with our statutory and regulatory obligations; and
  • deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the site;

Where you submit personal data for publication on our site, we will publish and otherwise use such data in accordance with the licence that you grant to us.

You can withdraw your consent to any marketing emails at any time by following Marketing@alss-uk.co.uk

Disclosing your personal data to others

We will not share your personal data with others, unless:

  • we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal details in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Rules;
  • our business enters into a joint venture with, or is sold to or merged with, another business. We may then share your personal details with our new business partners or owners;
  • we use third parties to carry out business activities and they require your personal details to do so. This may include analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site; or
  • you have agreed to it being shared with third parties for relevant marketing activity, as per below.

Where relevant, we will require that third parties follow our data protection and privacy policies, and we will require that such third parties do not use your personal details for their own business purposes without your prior consent.

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track your use of a website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is an industry body that provides in-depth information about cookies. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the IAB website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our site may not function if you do not permit cookies from your browsers.

We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit to our site:

  • the internet domain and IP address from where you access our site;
  • the type of browser software and operating system used to access our site;
  • the date and time that you accesses our site;
  • the pages you enter, visit and exit from our site; and
  • if you linked to our site from another site, the address of that site.

The cookies we use are "analytical" cookies. They allow us to identify click stream patterns, to improve our site, and to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology that our visitors use. We only use this information to ensure that our site stays compatible with a selection of browsers and systems, and to ensure that our site appeals to a wide audience.


Where we store your personal data

We store all of your personal details on a secure server within the European Economic Area.

We will take technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


Marketing

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at enquiries@alss-uk.co.uk.


How long do we keep your personal data for?

We only keep your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.


How secure is my data?

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so..


Your rights

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a "data subject access request"). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.

If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please write to us at Unit 32 Landywood Enterprise Park, Holly Lane, Great Wyrley, Walsall WS6 6BD or email us at enquiries@alss-uk.co.uk

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

Your right to complain

If you have any problems with the way that we are handling your personal data, you should contact the Information Commissioner’s Officer (“ICO”). The ICO can be contacted by telephone on 0303 123 113, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, or by email on casework@ico.org.uk.

You can visit the ICO’s website by following this link https://ico.org.uk/.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. Any updates are posted on our site. This privacy policy was last updated on 09th March 2020.​

Data controller

The data controller responsible for your personal data is Advanced Life Safety Solutions trading as ALSS (Company Number 09825854) Our data protection registration number is ZA711103. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the ALSS on 01922 687 989.


Complaints Handling Procedure

We have in place a Complaints Handling Procedure (CHP), which meets the regulatory requirements. Our CHP has two stages – Stage One of the CHP gives our firm the opportunity to review and consider your complaint in full. Our firm will try to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction. If you are not happy with our response, you will have the opportunity to your complaint to Stage Two. Stage Two gives you, the client the opportunity to have your complaint reviewed and considered by an independent redress provider.

Stage One

If you have spoken to us about your complaint, please put the details of your complaint in writing. We ask that you put your complaint in writing to make sure that we have a full understanding of the reasons for your complaint. Please send your complaint to:

  • Tracy Derbyshire, Director or Craig Derbyshire, Director
    Unit 32 Landywood Enterprise Park, Holly Lane , Great Wyrley Stafford Technology Park, Walsall, WS6 6BD.
  • Telephone: 01922 687989
  • Email: admin@alss-uk.co.uk

We will consider your complaint as quickly as possible and will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within 7 days. If we are not able to give you a full response, we will update you within 28 days.

Stage Two

If we are unable to agree on how to resolve your complaint, then you will have the opportunity to take your complaint to an independent redress provider.

Our Location

We are based in Great Wyrley in the West Midlands and have fully qualified and experienced engineers spread throughout the UK allowing ALSS to operate nationwide. 

Contact Us Today
Advanced Life Safety Solutions Ltd Unit 32 Landywood Enterprise Park
Great Wyrley, WS6 6BD
United Kingdom enquiries@alss-uk.co.uk 01922 687989