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SWC Privacy Notice

 

This privacy notice, provided by Small World Consulting Ltd. ('SWC', 'we', 'us', or 'our'), outlines the reasons and methods by which we may gather, store, process, and share your information when you utilise our services ('Services'). This includes instances when you:

  • Visit our website at https://www.sw-consulting.co.uk or any of our websites connected to this privacy notice.

  • Engage with us through other associated means, such as online enquiries, data set downloads, or email correspondence.

If you have any questions or concerns, reading this privacy notice will help you understand your privacy rights and choices. If you disagree with our policies and practices, please do not use our Services. If you still have questions or concerns, please get in touch with us at info@sw-consulting.co.uk.

Contents

What data do we collect?

How do we collect your data?

How will we use your data?

When and with whom do we share your personal information?

How do we store your data?

What are your data protection rights?

Cookie Notice

How do we use cookies?

What types of cookies do we use?

How to manage cookies

Privacy policies of other websites

Changes to our privacy policy

How to contact us

 

What data do we collect?

SWC collects the following data:

  • Personal identification details (e.g. name, email address, phone number, etc.)

  • Information regarding your website usage, obtained through functionality cookies.

How do we collect your data?

You supply the majority of the data directly to SWC. We collect and process data when you:

  1. Willingly fill out one of our enquiry or contact forms or the MRIO dataset download form, or get in touch with us via email.

  2. Access and browse our website, which involves the use of cookies by your web browser.

How will we use your data?

SWC collects your data so that we can:

  • Respond to your enquiries placed through the contact or licencing enquiry form.

  • Provide personal information for downloading the MRIO package.

  • For sending marketing and newsletter emails, if you've chosen to receive them.

  • Provide other requested services or information.

  • Keep our services safe and secure, including fraud monitoring and prevention.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we only process your personal information when we have a valid legal reason to do so. These reasons include:

  1. Consent: We may process your information if you've permitted us (consent) to use it for a specific purpose. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

  2. Performance of a Contract: We process your personal information when it's necessary to fulfill our obligations under a contract with you, which includes providing our services or handling your requests before entering into a contract.

  3. Legitimate Interests: We process your information when it's reasonably necessary to pursue our legitimate business interests, provided that these interests don't override your rights and freedoms. For instance, we may use your data to diagnose problems or prevent fraud.

  4. Legal Obligations: We process your information when required to comply with legal obligations, such as cooperating with law enforcement or regulatory agencies, protecting our legal rights, or using your data as evidence in legal disputes.

  5. Vital Interests: Your information may be processed to protect your or a third party's vital interests, particularly in situations involving potential threats to someone's safety.

These legal bases guide our data processing activities and ensure that they are conducted in accordance with applicable laws.

When and with whom do we share your personal information?

We might need to disclose your personal information in the following scenarios:

Business Transfers: Your information could be shared or transferred in relation to, or during discussions for, activities such as mergers, the sale of company assets, securing financing, or the acquisition of all or part of our business by another company.

How do we store your data?

We have implemented appropriate and reasonable technical and organisational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorised third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the Services within a secure environment.

We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). 

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

What are your data protection rights?

SWC wants to ensure you are fully aware of your data protection rights. As a user, you are entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – You can request copies of your personal data from SWC. Please note that we may charge a small fee for this service.

  • The right to rectification – You can request SWC to correct any information you believe is inaccurate. Additionally, you have the right to ask SWC to complete information you consider incomplete.

  • The right to erasure – You can request the erasure of your personal data held by SWC under certain conditions.

  • The right to restrict processing – You can request SWC to limit the processing of your personal data under certain conditions.

  • The right to object to processing – You can object to SWC's processing of your personal data under certain conditions.

  • The right to data portability – You can ask SWC to transfer the data we have collected to another organisation or directly to you under certain conditions.

We will respond to all requests within one month. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please get in touch with us by email: info@sw-consulting.co.ukWe will respond to all requests within one month.

Call us at: (+44)1524 510272

Or write to us:

Small World Consulting Ltd.

Gordon Manley Building

Lancaster Environment Centre

Lancaster University

Lancaster LA1 4YQ

Cookies Notice

 

We may utilise cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as web beacons and pixels, to access or store information. Detailed information on how we employ these technologies and how you can decline specific cookies is provided in this Cookie Notice.

Cookies are text files that are deposited on your computer to compile regular Internet log data and details about visitor behaviour. When you browse our websites, we may automatically gather information from you through cookies or comparable technologies.

For more detailed information, please explore additional resources available through the Information Commissioner's Office.

How do we use cookies?

SWC uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Guaranteeing the functionality of our website.

  • Gaining insights into how you use our website.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are several types of cookies, but our website exclusively utilises:

Essential Cookies – Essential cookies are a vital component of our website's security infrastructure. They play a critical role in safeguarding your data and protecting your online experience. These cookies are responsible for tasks such as preventing unauthorised access and ensuring the integrity of your account. They are typically first-party cookies and are necessary for the proper functioning of our website. Without these essential cookies, certain features and services on our site may be compromised.

Functionality cookies – SWC employs these cookies to recognise you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These preferences might include your preferred language and location. We use a combination of first-party and third-party cookies for this purpose.

Analytical Cookies – Analytical cookies, as the name suggests, are designed to provide us with valuable insights into how users interact with our website. These cookies help us gather anonymous data about user behaviour, including the pages visited, the duration of visits, and the sources that lead users to our site. By analysing this information, we can make data-driven improvements to our website, enhance user experience, and tailor our content to better meet your needs. Analytical cookies are typically third-party cookies, and they do not store personal information but instead focus on overall site performance and user engagement.

 

These additional cookies, along with Functionality cookies, work in concert to create a secure and user-friendly environment for our visitors while enabling us to continually refine and enhance the quality of our online services.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The SWC website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

SWC keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 13 November 2023.

How to contact us

If you have any queries regarding SWC's privacy policy, the data we have concerning you, or if you wish to exercise any of your data protection rights, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Email us at: info@sw-consulting.co.uk

Call us at: (+44)1524 510272

Or write to us:

Small World Consulting Ltd.

Gordon Manley Building

Lancaster Environment Centre

Lancaster University

Lancaster LA1 4YQ

What data do we collect
How do we collect data
How will we use your data?
Sharing data
Storing data
Data protecton rights
Cookie Notice
How do we use cookies?
Types of cookies
Manage cookies
Privacy policy of other websites
Changes to our policy
How to contact us
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