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Welcome to Metashift’s privacy policy

Metashift respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy explains in detail the way in which any personal data you provide to us is used and kept safe by Metashift. It applies whenever we collect, store and use your personal data (including when you use our website or other digital platforms). We hope the following sections will answer any questions you have, but if not please do get in touch with us.

It’s likely that we’ll need to update this privacy policy from time to time. We’ll notify you of any significant changes, but you’re welcome to come back and check it whenever you wish.

If you have any questions, comments, complaints or suggestions regarding any aspect of your personal data or this privacy policy, please contact matt@metashift.co.uk.

Who we are and about this privacy policy

About Metashift

Metashift Limited is a talent attention consultancy registered in England & Wales with company number: 07050430 whose registered office is at 3 The Willows Mill Farm Courtyard, Beachampton, Milton Keynes, England, MK19 6DS. For simplicity throughout this policy, ‘we’ and ‘us’ means Metashift.

About this privacy policy

This privacy policy explains what information we may collect about you, how we may use it, and the steps we take to ensure that it is kept secure. We also explain your rights in respect of your personal data.

Our websites may include links to third-party platforms, 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 any of 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.

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, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender

·       Contact Data includes billing address, email address and telephone numbers

·       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 websites

·       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 websites, products and services

·       Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences

How is your personal data collected?

We use different methods to collect data from and about you. You may give us your personal information by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise.

Automated technologies or interactions.

As you interact with our websites, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies. Please see our Cookie Policy for further details.

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 use your personal information to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, for example when we are faced with any legal claims, or where we want to make any claims ourselves

·       Where we have an appropriate legitimate business need to use your personal data such as maintaining our business records, developing and improving our services, all whilst ensuring that this business need does not interfere with your rights and freedoms and does not cause you any harm

Purposes for which we will use your personal data

We have set out below, in a table, 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.

Please 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 grounds we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.

 

 

 

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Opting out

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us at matt@metashift.co.uk.

Cookies

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 this website may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see our cookie policy.

Disclosures of your personal data

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for those purposes set out in table ‘Purposes for which we will use your personal data’:

·       Service providers acting as processors who provide IT and system administration services

·       Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services

·       HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances

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.

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.

Data retention

How long will you use my personal data for?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

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 requirements.

Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. 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: (a) if you want us to establish the data's accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) 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; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it

·       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