brightSOLUTIONS Privacy Policy

 

Updated 16 March 2021

 

 

Our contact details

 

Name:                                brightSOLUTIONS (Yorkshire) Limited

Company Number:            8962111

Registered Office:              2 Hallgarth, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AW

Email:                                 via Contact page

 

1. Collection and use of personal information

 

1.1   What information we collect

 

We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it – for example, to contact us. In some cases, you will have previously provided your personal information to brightSOLUTIONS (Yorkshire) Limited (hereafter brightSOLUTIONS) (if, for example, you are a former client or employee). 

When you submit personal information to brightSOLUTIONS (such as your name, place of work and business email address) we will use this information in the manner outlined in this Privacy Statement. Your personal information is not used for other purposes, unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards. 

In some cases where you have registered for certain services or events we will store your email address temporarily until we receive confirmation of the information you provided via an email (i.e. where we send an email to the email address provided as part of confirm your registration).

 

1.2.   The legal grounds we have to use your personal information 
 

brightSOLUTIONS generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfill your request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.

The law in Europe allows us to process personal information, so long as we have a ground under the law to do so. It also requires us to tell you what those grounds are. As a result, when we process your personal information, we will rely on one of the following processing conditions: 

 

  • Performance of a contract: this is when the processing of your personal information is necessary in order to perform our obligations under a contract;

  • Legal obligation: this is when we are required to process your personal information in order to comply with a legal obligation, such as keeping records for tax purposes or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency;

  • Legitimate interests: we will process information about you where it is in our legitimate interest in running a lawful business to do so in order to further that business, so long as it doesn’t outweigh your interests; or

  • Your consent: in some cases, we will ask you for specific permission to process some of your personal information, and we will only process your personal information in this way if you agree to us doing so.  You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting brightSOLUTIONS at querybrightsolutions@icloud.com

 

1.3   Automatic collection of personal information

 

In some instances, brightSOLUTIONS and its service providers use cookies and other technologies to automatically collect certain types of information when you visit www.brightsolutions.info. The collection of this information allows us to improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of our website, and to measure the effectiveness of any marketing activities.

 

1.3.1.  IP addresses

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate will be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. 

 

1.3.2.   Cookies

Cookies will typically be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you visit us online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device and serve a number of purposes.

On some of our web sites, a notification banner will appear allowing you to manage your consent to collect cookies (cookie banner). Below is a summary of the categories of cookies collected on our websites, and how your consent may impact your experience of certain features as you navigate those websites:

 

  • Strictly necessary cookies: Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. These cookies must be enabled or the site will not function, and cannot be blocked.

  • Performance cookies: Performance cookies are cookies used to gather data to enhance the performance of a website.You can manage your consent for performance cookies using the cookie banner, or by updating your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu) to not accept cookies.

  • Functionality cookies: Functionality cookies are used to remember customer selections that change the way the site behaves or looks. You may opt-out of these cookies, but it will impact your experience on the website, and you may need to repeat certain selections each time you visit. You can manage your consent for functionality cookies using the cookie banner, or by updating your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu) to not accept cookies.

  • Targeting cookies or advertising cookies: Targeting cookies are used to deliver content relevant to your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see certain marketing materials, as well as help measure the effectiveness of those marketing materials. If you do not provide consent for targeting cookies, your computer or internet-enabled device will not be tracked for marketing-related activities. You can manage your consent for targeting cookies using the cookie banner, or by updating your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu) to not accept cookies.

 

Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether to accept cookies via the cookie consent banner or your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu). If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your browser’s cookies, or by updating your preferences in the cookie banner.

 

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Other third-party tools and widgets will be used on our individual web pages from time to time to provide additional functionality. Depending on how you set your preferences in your browser and/or the cookie banner, use of these tools or widgets may place a cookie on your device to make their service easier to use, and ensure your interaction is displayed on our webpages properly.

 

Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we will obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.

 

1.3.3.  Google Analytics

 

brightSOLUTIONS uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by brightSOLUTIONS can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

 

To provide web site visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the web site visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the web site itself or to other web analytics services.

 

1.3.4.  Web beacons

 

A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. brightSOLUTIONS only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.

You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address, but cookie information will not be recorded.

 

2. Sharing and transfer of personal information 

 

We do not share personal information with third parties, except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards. 

brightSOLUTIONS will never transfer the personal information you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use.

 

3. Choices

 

In general, you are not required to submit any personal information to brightSOLUTIONS, but we will require you to provide certain personal information in order to respond to any enquiries about our services or events. At this time, brightSOLUTIONS will also ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.

As described in “Cookies” above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you as you navigate our sites, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our sites may not work properly if you elect to refuse cookies.

 

4. Your Rights

 

If brightSOLUTIONS processes personal information about you, you have the following rights:

  • Access and correction: you have the right to access to that data. This is sometimes called a ‘Subject Access Request’. If we agree that we are obliged to provide personal information to you, we will provide it to you free of charge. Before providing personal information to you, we may ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information. If the information we hold about you is incorrect, you are entitled to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in the personal information.

  • Object to processing: you have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are not entitled to use it anymore.

  • Other Rights: in addition, you may have rights to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long, have its processing restricted in certain circumstances and/or to obtain copies of information we hold about you in electronic form.

 

You can make a request or exercise these rights by contacting brightSOLUTIONS at querybrightsolutions@icloud.com and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.

 

5. Data security and integrity

brightSOLUTIONS has reasonable security procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite brightSOLUTIONS's best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long i) as the information is necessary to comply with an individual’s request, ii) as necessary to comply with legal, regulatory, internal business or policy requirements, or iii) until that person asks that the information be deleted.  The period for which data is retained will depend on the specific nature and circumstances under which the information was collected; however, subject to the requirements of i)–iii) above, personal information will not be retained for more than 2 years.

 

6. Links to other sites

 

Please be aware that brightSOLUTIONS’ web site may contain links to other sites that are not governed by this Privacy Statement. We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each web site visited before disclosing any personal information.

 

7. Changes to this statement

 

brightSOLUTIONS may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the “updated” date at the top of this page. Any changes to the processing of personal data as described in this Privacy Statement affecting you will be communicated to you through an appropriate channel, depending on how we normally communicate with you.

 

8. Policy questions and enforcement

 

brightSOLUTIONS is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal information, please contact us at querybrightsolutions@icloud.com. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Privacy Statement.

We will acknowledge your email within 14 days of receipt and seek to resolve your concern within one month of receipt. Where the concern is complex, we will notify you that the concern will take longer than one month to resolve, and we will seek to resolve your concern within three months of the concern being first raised.  We may accept your concern (and in that case implement one of the measures set out in the ‘Your Rights’ section above), or we may reject your concern on legitimate grounds.

 

9. Your Data Protection Rights

 

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. 

  • Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. 

  • Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. 

  • Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. 

  • Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

  • Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

 

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. 

 

10. How to complain

 

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at querybrightsolutions@icloud.com

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:            

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk