Environmental Energies

    Environmental Energies Limited Office 26, Harborough Innovation Centre Airfield Business Park, Leicester Road Market Harborough, Leics, LE16 7WB Tel: 01858 525 407 Email: sales@environmentalenergies.co.uk www.environmentalenergies.co.uk

    Registered Office: 1 Lucas Bridge Business Park, 1 Old Greens Norton Road,
    Towcester, Northants, NN12 8AX Reg No:757 8432 England VAT No: GB 112 4634 51


    ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGIES LIMITED


    PRIVACY POLICY

    Introduction


    Welcome to Environmental Energies Limited’s privacy policy.
    Environmental Energies Limited respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will inform you as to how we look after your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.
    Please also use the Glossary towards the end of this policy to understand the meaning of some of the terms used in this privacy policy.Important information and who we are


    Purpose of this privacy policy
    This privacy policy aims to give you information on how Environmental Energies Limited collects and processes your personal data, including (but not limited to) any data you may provide through our website or when you purchase a product or service from us.
    It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy policy supplements other notices and privacy policies and is not intended to override them.
    Controller
    Environmental Energies Limited is the data controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as “the Company”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy policy).


    Contact details
    If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, please contact us in the following ways:
    Full name of legal entity: Environmental Energies Limited
    Email address: sales@environmentalenergies.co.uk
    Postal address: Office 26, Harborough Innovation Centre, Airfield Business Park, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7WB
    You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the
    chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

    Changes to the privacy policy and your duty to inform us of change

    We keep our privacy policy under regular review. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on our website and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

    It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

    Third-party links
    Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

    • The data we collect about you Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
      We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
    • Identity Data includes first name, former name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
    • Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
    • Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details.
    • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
    • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access our website.
    • Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
    • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
    • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.


    We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.
    We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

    If you fail to provide personal data


    Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.

    1. How is your personal data collected?
      We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through: • Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you: • apply/enter into a contract for products or services; • create an account on our website; • subscribe to our service or publications; • request marketing to be sent to you; • enter a competition, promotion or survey; or • give us feedback or contact us. • Automated technologies or interactions. Where you interact with our website, we will automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. • Third parties or publicly available sources. We will receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:


    Technical Data from the following parties:
    (a) analytics providers;
    (b) advertising networks; and
    (c) search information providers • Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services. • Identity and Contact Data from data brokers or aggregators. • Identity and Contact Data from publicly available sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.

    1. How we use your personal data
      We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances: • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you. • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests. • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
      Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data although we will get your consent before sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.
      Purposes for which we will use your personal data
      We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
      Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.


    Marketing
    We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.
    Promotional offers from us
    We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).
    You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

    Third-party marketing
    We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes.

    Opting out
    You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us at any time.
    Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.

    Cookies
    we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

    • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

    • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our website according to your individual interests.

    • To speed up your searches.

    • To recognise you when you return to our website.

    You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

    Change of purpose
    We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
    If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
    Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

    1. Disclosures of your personal data
      We may share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table above. • External Third Parties (see Glossary below). • Specific third parties. • Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy policy.
      We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
    2. International transfers
      The processing of your personal data may involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.
      Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented: We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. For further details, see European Commission: Adequacy of the protection of personal data in non-EU countries. • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. For further details, see European Commission: Model contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries.

    • Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between Europe and the US. For further details, see European Commission: EU-US Privacy Shield.
    Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.

    1. Data security
      We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
      We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
    2. Data retention
      How long will you use my personal data for?
      We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
      To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
      In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see below for further information.
      In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
    3. Your legal rights
      Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data, which include:

    • Request access to your personal data.

    • Request correction of your personal data.

    • Request erasure of your personal data.

    • Object to processing of your personal data.

    • Request restriction of processing your personal data.

    • Request transfer of your personal data.

    • Right to withdraw consent.


    Further details of these rights are set out below. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.
    No fee usually required


    You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.


    What we may need from you
    We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.


    Time limit to respond
    We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

    1. Glossary
      LAWFUL BASIS
      Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate
      interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us. Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract. Comply with a legal obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation that we are subject to.

    THIRD PARTIES
    External Third Parties

    • Service providers who provide e.g. IT and system administration services. • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide e.g. consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.

    • Our regulator(s).

    • Government departments.

    • Law enforcement agencies (if required by law to disclose your personal information).

    • HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

    • Renewable Energy Assurance Limited, as administrator of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, and its auditors.

    • Energy providers, District Network Operators, Ofgem.

    YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

    You have the right to:


    Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
    Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.


    Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.


    Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
    Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:

    • If you want us to establish the data’s accuracy.

    • Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it.

    • Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

    • You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.


    Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.


    Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.