Privacy Policy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law on data protection and privacy for all individuals.  It becomes enforceable on 25 May 2018.

GDPR will have an impact on how Boatwork Ltd as an organisation handles, stores and uses personal data. This privacy policy sets out how Boatwork Ltd. uses and protects any information that you give Boatwork Ltd. when you use this website.

Boatwork Ltd. is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Boatwork Ltd. may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 01/05/2018.

What information we collect about you

We collect information about you if you are a client or if you fill in our contact form.

Clients

We will collect information from you if you are a client. For example, your name, business name, address, email address, telephone number, VAT number, invoices, receipts etc. We will also store information notes or details explaining what you’ve asked for and how we responded.

Contact Forms / Direct Email

If you fill in our contact form we will collect information such as your name, telephone number and email.

What we do with the information we gather

We will only use the information you provide to us for 1) reasons which we have been given permission, 2) as necessary to deliver the Services you purchase or interact with and 3) as we might be required or permitted for legal compliance or other lawful purposes.

We use the information you provide to us for the following reasons:

•         Internal record keeping.

•         To contact/invoice you directly regarding ongoing jobs and our services.

Your data will only be shared and used by Boatwork Ltd employees. It will not be shared with any third party without the client’s prior consent.

Sharing with trusted third parties

We may share your personal data with third parties with which we have partnered to allow you to integrate their services into our own services, and with trusted third party service providers as necessary for them to perform services on our behalf. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

How you can access, update or delete your data

Clients / Contact Forms / Direct Email

You have a right to access your personal data. If you wish to update your information please contact us at enquiries@boatwork.co.uk If you want us to delete your personal data and that data is necessary for the products or services you have purchased, the request will be processed only to the extent it is no longer necessary for any services purchased or required for our legitimate business purposes or legal or contractual record keeping requirements.

How we secure, store and retain your data

We follow generally accepted standards to store and protect the personal data we collect, both during transmission and once received and stored, including utilization of encryption where appropriate.

Boatwork Ltd has legal obligations to retain certain types of customer information for certain time periods e.g. for tax and or accounting purposes, we may need to keep contact details on file for longer periods if they appear on an invoice for example.

In order to safeguard your information, we will:

•         Ensure personal data is processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.

•         Data will only be collected for a “specified, explicit and legitimate purpose”.

•         Data collected will be relevant, adequate and limited to efficient communication with clients.

•         Personal data will be accurate and kept up to date.

•         Personal data no longer required will be deleted.

•         Personal data will be held securely.

If you have any questions about the security or retention of your personal data, you can contact us at enquiries@boatwork.co.uk

Linking to Third-Party Websites

We may publish a link on our website to a third-party website, perhaps to provide you with access to important information or another resource. We are not responsible, or liable, for the management, content or security of those third-party sites. We would actively encourage visitors to review any such site’s privacy policy before disclosing any personal information.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our website is being used so that we can improve how it functions. Google Analytics generates statistical information about how websites are found and used by using cookies.

Google may store this anonymous data on its servers in multiple locations across the world. You can find their privacy policy and more detail about the information they collect on their website here

Cookies

A cookie is a small information file that is saved to your computer’s hard disk to store information about yourself so that when you visit the Site subsequently you do not have to enter that information again. We do not utilise cookies.

Data Security

Boatwork Ltd.secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Boatwork Ltd secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.

Finding out More About Your Rights under GDPR

You can find out more about your rights according to GDPR by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website (UK).