Privacy Statement

In this policy, Wintech (otherwise referred to in this statement as “the Company”, “we” or “us”) illustrate our strong commitment to privacy and demonstrate the policies and practices that we have implemented to protect your personal information.

Who are we?

Wintech Limited are part of the Wintech Group of Companies and is registered in England No. 2430998

What personal data is collected and what do we use your information for?

When you contact us with an enquiry, whether that is through our website contact form, email, telephone or face-to-face, we log certain details of you as an individual representing your company. These will include your name, title, email address, company name, direct dial and mobile number.

We will use this collected personal data in order for you to receive a suitable response and to provide information on services requested on a lawful basis.

To perform a contract with you

  • To take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract
  • To decide whether to enter into a contract
  • To manage and perform the contract
  • To ensure our records remain relevant

Our legitimate interest

  • For good governance, accounting, managing and auditing our business operations
  • For market research, analysis and developing statistics
  • To send you marketing communications with your consent

Legal obligation

  • When you exercise your rights under data protection law and make requests
  • For compliance with legal, regulatory requirements and related disclosures
  • For establishment and defence of legal rights
  • For activities relating to the prevention, detection and investigation of crime
  • To verify your identity, engage in fraud prevention and anti-money laundering checks

Your consent    

  • When you request we disclose your personal data to other people or organisations
  • When we process any special categories of personal data at your request
  • To send you marketing communications where we have asked for your consent to do so

Marketing

The Subscribe form on our website asks for your name, company and email address; this information is only used in the sending out of our eshots consensually.

The Technical Data Book Request Form requires your consent to receive Wintech’s eshots in return for us mailing out the free publication. This requires your name, company, email address and postal address. Your postal address is only used to send the free Technical Data Book to and your email address is only used to send our eshots to.

You are free to unsubscribe from our eshots at any time via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. If you do this, we will not send any unsolicited mail to your registered email address.

We do not and will never share personal client information with third parties.

Data retention period

We will retain your data from the enquiry stage as long as necessary to deal with your query and as long as you might raise a claim thereafter, based on our legal and regulatory requirements.

Your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right of rectification
  • The right of erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

If you would like further information about data protection you can visit the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at ico.org.uk. The ICO is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest and data privacy for individuals. We comply with all ICO regulatory and statutory requirements. You have the right to make a complaint to the ICO regarding the handling of your data.

Fraud prevention and money laundering checks

We may use your personal details in order to conduct identity checks as required by law as a measure to prevent money laundering. The personal data we have collected from you at application or any stage may be shared with fraud prevention agencies. We are required by law to review transactions and report any which may be suspected of being related to money laundering activities.

Security

We implement appropriate technical and organisational safeguards to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to personal data. Please be advised, however, that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with the storage and transmission of Personal Data.

Personal Data Breach

In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, including breaches that are the result of both accidental and deliberate causes, we will notify the Information Commissioner’s Office of the breach within 72 hours from its discovery. We will also contact individuals where the breach is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of those individuals.

Cookies

The Wintech website sets “first party” cookies through its use of Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to provide us with non-personal site analytics, which in turn help us improve this website. Google Analytics tracking uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about web site visitors’ but they do not collect personal data about you. Google Analytics sets or updates cookies only to collect data required for the reports. You may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.

External Links

Our site contains links to outside sites which are provided as useful information sources for our visitors, for example in our news posts to add additional depth. We endeavour to provide only relevant and credible links but we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites  that you interact with.

Photography

Any images we use on the site are obtained through the consent of clients, bought legally through stock websites or are Wintech’s own.