The S&A group understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits our websites www.sagroup.co.uk www.sagroup.global (“Our Sites”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of our Sites;
means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our Sites when you visit certain parts of our Sites and/or when you use certain features of our Sites.
means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our Sites. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
Information About Us
- Our sites www.sagroup.co.uk www.sagroup.global are operated by the S&A Group
- Our VAT number is GB 818 2850 18
- The Financial Director is responsible for our Data Protection compliance
What does this policy cover?
As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
The right to be informed about our collection and use of personal data;
The right of access to the personal data;
The right to rectification;
The right to be forgotten;
The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
The right to data portability;
The right to object; and
Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, please contact us. If we are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.
What data do we collect?
Depending on your use of our Sites, we may collect some or all of the following personal data:
- contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests;
- Data given by you as part of an online job application process
- IP address;
- web browser type and version;
- operating system;
- a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our sites, and the site you exit to;
How do we use your data?
All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times.
Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in our legitimate interests. Specifically, we may use your data for the following purposes:
- Providing and managing your Account;
- Providing and managing your access to our Sites;
- Personalising and tailoring your experience on our Sites;
- Supplying our services to you (please note that we require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you);
- Personalising and tailoring our services for you;
- Replying to emails from you;
- Supplying you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time;
- Market research;
- Analysing your use of our Site to enable us to continually improve our Sites and your user experience;
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email or telephone with information, news and offers on our services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and any subsequent legislation.
We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.
How and where do we Store your data?
Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”). Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data we have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through our Sites.
Steps we take to secure and protect your data are documented in our Data Protection Policy available at www.sagroup.global
Do we share your data?
We may share your data with other companies in our group of companies.
We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising, and marketing. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
We may compile statistics about the use of our Sites including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners, and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
How can you control your data?
When you submit personal data via our Sites, you may be given options to restrict our use of your data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-in to receiving emails from us).
All Cookies used by and on our Sites are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of our Site may not function fully or as intended.