The privacy policy explains how (“we”) use any personal information we collect about you, when you use this website.

Topics:

- Who we are

- What information do we hold?

- How will we use the information about you?

- Who we might share your information with

- Marketing

- Your Rights

- How long we keep your information for

- Access to your information and correction

- Other Websites

- How we use cookies

- Security

- Changes to our privacy policy

- How to contact us

 

Who we are

When we say ‘we’ or ‘us’ in this policy, we’re generally referring to the legal entity of Harlequin Services (UK) Ltd trading as Domestic Gas Services. This includes:

- Harlequin Services (UK) Ltd: Sea Lake Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 3LQ

- Domestic Gas Services: Training & Assessment Centre, Sutton Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3NB

 

What information do we hold?

- Information that you provide to us such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, NI Number, Date of Birth;

- Information about the Services that we provide to you (assessment catrgories, including dates the assessment was undertaken and the expiry date); and

- Your contact details and details of the emails and other electronic communications you receive from us, including whether that communication has been opened and if you have clicked on any links within that communication. We want to make sure that our communications are useful for you, so if you don’t open them or don’t click on any links in them, we know we need to improve our Services. This service is provided my “MailChimp” and only your name, email address and contact preferences are stored on this system. Personal information is only stored on our own secure computers.

 

How will we use the information about you?

The information we collect may be used to:

- Make available our Services and Products to you;

- Process your orders;

- Contact you about products and services from us;

 

Who we might share your information with?

- We do not, and will not, sell any of your personal data to any third party – including your name, address, email address or financial information.

- However, we share your data with the following categories of companies as an essential part of being able to provide our services to you, as set out in this statement:

- Companies that do things to get your purchases to you, such as payment service providers, warehouses, order packers, and delivery companies

- “MailChimp” who help us run our email newsletter system

- Our Certification Body and Gas Safe Register in the interests on processing your assessment and providing mandatory information.

 

Marketing

We would like to tell you about the great offers, ideas, products and services of Domestic Gas Services from time to time that we think you might be interested in. If you have said we can, we’ll send you marketing messages by email (“MailChimp”), to keep you aware of what we’re up to and to help you see and find our products.

How to stop marketing messages from Domestic Gas Services

You can stop receiving marketing messages from us at any time.

You can do this:

- By clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any email

- By contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Once you do this, we will update your profile to ensure that you don’t receive further marketing messages.

- Please note that, it might take a few days for all our systems to be updated, so you might get messages from us while we process your request.

- Stopping marketing messages will not stop service communications.

- Service communications can have included receipt of purchase, course details and reminders

 

Your Rights

 

Access and correction of your personal information

 

You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you in many circumstances. This is sometimes called a ‘Subject Access Request’. If we agree that we are obliged to provide personal information to you (or someone else on your behalf), we will provide it to you or them free of charge. Before providing personal information to you or another person on your behalf, we may ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information. 

If any of the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, you may ask us to correct it. If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us as set out below. Right to stop or limit our processing of your data You have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are not entitled to use it any more, to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long or have its processing restricted in certain circumstances. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us as set out below.

 

Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

 

How long will we keep your information for?

We will retain a record of your personal information and assessment information for 6 years. We will always retain your personal information in accordance with law and regulation and never retain your information for longer than is necessary. Email addresses and names are stored on the "MailChimp" system until you unsubscribe.

 

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.

This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

 

Security

We take security measures to protect your information including:

- limiting access to our buildings to those that we believe are entitled to be there (by use of keycode or keys);

- implementing access controls to our information, password protected files, encrypted servers and SSL certificated websites;

 

Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy policy was most recently updated in May 2018.

 

How to contact us

If you would like to exercise one of your rights as set out above, or you have a question or a complaint about this policy, the way your personal information is processed, please contact us by one of the following means: 

By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

By post: Data Protection Officer, Harlequin Services, Sea Lake Road, Oulton Broad, Suffolk, NR32 3LQ

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK regulator, the Information Commissioner. Go to ico.org.uk/concernsto find out more.