Your privacy is important to us. Please read about the information we collect and how we use it below.
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Space Business Centres collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about: visitors to our websites people who use our services, e.g. who use our contact form people who notify under the Data Protection Act job applicants and our current and former employees
When someone visits www.spacebc.com we collect standard internet log information
and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as
the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information
in a way which does not identify anyone.
We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you
visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently,
as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
When we receive a complaint from a person we make up a file containing the details
of the complaint. This normally contains the identity of the complainant and any
other individuals involved in the complaint.
We will only use the personal information we collect to process the complaint and to check on the level of service we provide. We usually have to disclose the complainant’s identity to whoever the complaint is about. This is inevitable where, for example, the accuracy of a person’s record is in dispute. If a complainant doesn’t want information identifying him or her to be disclosed, we will try to respect that. However, it may not be possible to handle a complaint on an anonymous basis.
Similarly, where enquiries are submitted to us we will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the enquiry and any subsequent issues and to check on the level of service we provide.
When we take enforcement action against someone, we may publish the identity of the defendant in our Annual Report or elsewhere. Usually we do not, identify any complainants unless the details have already been made public.
We have to hold the details of the people who have requested the service in order to provide it. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have requested details of our properties to find out if they are happy with the level of service they received and why they took a unit or why they decided against it.
Many businesses are required by law to ‘notify’ certain specified information to the Information Commissioner. This may contain personal information. If requested and legally required to do so, we will provide this information.
When individuals apply to work at Space Business Centres, we will only use the information
they supply to us to process their application and to monitor recruitment statistics.
Where we want to disclose information to a third party, for example where we want
to take up a reference or obtain a ‘disclosure’ from the Criminal Records Bureau
we will not do so without informing them beforehand unless the disclosure is required
Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be held for 12 months after the recruitment exercise has been completed, it will then be destroyed or deleted. We retain de-personalised statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities, but no individuals are identifiable from that data.
Once a person has taken up employment with Space Business Centres, we will compile a file relating to their employment. The information contained in this will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person’s employment. Once their employment with Space Business Centres has ended, we will retain the file in accordance with the requirements of our retention schedule and then delete it.
Space Business Centres tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using
personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this
very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that
our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We
would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Space Business Centres’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.
Space Business Centres tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:
To make a request to Space Business Centres for any personal information we may
hold you need to put the request in writing addressing it to our Internal Compliance
Team, or writing to the address provided below.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.
If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by, once again, contacting the Internal Compliance Team.
In many circumstances we will not disclose personal data without consent. However
when we investigate a complaint, for example, we will need to share personal information
with the organisation concerned and with other relevant bodies.
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This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 20th May 2012.