We are committed to safeguarding your privacy. This policy 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
We are Amalgamated Ltd, trading as Amalgamated Ltd (Company Number 978651) (“we”, “us”, “our” or “Amalgamated”). Our registered office is at Systems House, Dawson Street, Swinton, Manchester. M27 4FJ.
“You” or “your” refers to you, as a user of Amalgamated’s services. A user is someone who accesses or uses the services for the purpose of sharing, displaying, hosting, publishing, transacting, uploading information or viewing pictures and includes other persons jointly participating in using the Services.
Amalgamated is a “Data Controller,” which 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 for continued performance of a contract with you
We may collect, store and use the following personal information:
a) Your name, address, telephone numbers and personal email addresses.
b) Details about your employment (including job titles, names of some staff members).
c) Bank account details.
d) Credit references.
e) Personal information contained in company records, policies, procedures or statements relating to your business.
f) Correspondence – if you contact us, we may keep a copy of the correspondence
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?
We may use your personal data to:
• manage your service contract
• contact you for scheduling appointments
• send you quotations, certification, project related material and invoices.
• send you details of our products and services
• comply with our statutory and regulatory obligations.
• address any enquiries or complaints made by you about the services we provide
• pass onto our partner companies or subcontractors who assist us in delivering all the services we are contracted to you for
If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
• Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
• Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
• Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
• Where our auditors may need to contact you regarding the services we provide in accordance with the accreditations Amalgamated hold
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.
You may receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or we are currently or have in the past provided services to you, and in each case, if you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will not share your personal data with any company outside Amalgamated for marketing purposes.
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us.
Change of Purpose
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
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.
• Where Data is required by our accreditation bodies for certification and auditing
• 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.
• professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
• HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
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.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third-party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
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.
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.
Where we have given you – or where you have chosen – a password that 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.
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.
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: FAO Data Controller, Systems House, Dawson Street, Swinton, Manchester. M27 4FJ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Links to other Websites
www.amalgamatedltd.com contains links to other websites.
Following a link to another website
Following a link to Amalgamatedltd.com from another website
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 at email@example.com. You can also visit the ICO’s website by following this link: https://ico.org.uk/.
The data controller responsible for your personal data is Amalgamated Ltd, trading as Amalgamated Ltd (Company Number 978651) Our data protection registration number is Z9067335.
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact Amalgamated Ltd
Data Protection Officer: Nick Mason
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal address: Systems House, Dawson Street, Swinton, Manchester. M27 4FJ
Telephone number: 0161 728 2228
What our customers say
I would like to compliment David from Amalgamated. After I phoned 700, David phoned me the same day to make an appointment to fix my faulty front door. He came the next day and in no time the problem was solved. Since then he has solved long standing door problems for several residents.
I am writing to thank you for your generous donation of the two Computers to our centre. This will be extremely useful in supporting the work of the centre and it is much appreciated. Without donations of this kind we would be unable to provide all the services we offer for the homeless and disadvantaged.
Jane Murphy, Chair of Trustees, Salford Loaves and Fishes
An email to say many thanks to you and Stuart for helping out on Friday afternoon with the sliding door problem. Stewart was good enough to stay and work with the Geze engineer to sort out the problem.
Terry Haselhurst, Project Manager Pochin Construction Ltd
Amalgamated have provided a first class and very open honest approach to the management and have adhered to the working agreements set out. They are also welcome to change and continuous improvement. Regular communication has been set up in the agreed monthly meetings and continual phone and email communications are undertaken.
Simon Bradford Your Housing
I wanted to pass on my thanks for the excellent job your engineers did during their time on site. They were extremely helpful in the way they completed the work so they could ensure we had the minimum of disruption. Please pass on my thanks to all concerned.
John Burgess, Facilities Controller, Mibelle Group
Many thanks for sorting London out - your guys were very helpful and professional. Much appreciated.
Warren Parkinson – Director IFDS