Please read the following to understand our policy and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it. By using our website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices set out in this policy. Please do not use the Millwood Education website, or purchase any of our products via the telephone, unless you agree with this policy.
This Policy has been updated specifically to incorporate the requirements of the GDPR legislation and to comply with the requirements of consent and legitimate interests in any information we request, gather, store or use. This policy will continue to be regularly reviewed and updated where necessary to take account of legislative or regulatory change or where we change any aspect of how we operate.
To ensure your data is being processed correctly we have adopted the following principles:
We only collect and process your personal information if we have a legal basis for the processing under applicable laws, for example:
- We have collected your consent
- It is necessary to fulfil an agreement with you
- We legally are obliged to do so
- We have objective reasons and the processing does not harm you
We will always inform you of the processing and the purpose of the processing, unless we have a legitimate basis not to do so.
We will only process your personal information for the original purpose or for other purposes that are not incompatible with the original purpose. We will not store your personal information for longer than is necessary to serve the purpose for which the personal information was collected or further processed.
We will not disclose your personal information to other persons or companies outside of Millwood Education Ltd. unless you have given us your consent, unless we have an agreement with you or unless we are legally obliged to do so. Some of the items on sale on both the Millwood Education web site and in the printed catalogue will be a ‘Direct Delivery item’. This means that the item will be delivered direct from our supplier. On these occasions your delivery address, telephone number and contact name, will be sent to the supplier in question to enable them to deliver the goods. We will also supply our courier companies with a delivery address, telephone number and contact name to enable them to deliver the goods.
We strive to verify and update your privacy information on a regular basis.
We use physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the personal information we process.
We do not knowingly collect personal data from anyone under the age of 18. If we are made aware that we have received information from anyone under the age of 18, we will use reasonable efforts to locate and remove that information from our records.
Processing Personal Information
By "processing" we mean the collection, use, storage and at some point deletion of your data. Many of the services that we offer can only be made available if we have certain information about you. To access these services you will be asked to submit personal data about yourself. We will process the following personal information related to our services:
Contact Us or Creating An Account
We have a Contact Us page on the site enabling visitors to contact us to request information. When you do that, we ask for your name, email address and any message you want to provide. These details are forwarded to our sales team who will then contact you to respond as you have requested. We store those contact details in our local PCs only for as long as is necessary to process your queries.
When you create an account on our website we process your registration details including your first name and surname, address, email address and telephone numbers. We retain your details in our local PC database, and our Sage Management system which is a secure passworded system.
You may correct, update and delete your registration account at any time.
We do not store cardholder data. All card transactions are carried out using a PDQ machine and the merchant receipt is destroyed using a cross cut shredder.
Millwood Education Ltd. is PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant.
When placing an order online or over the telephone with our sales team, we will process your personal information (name, email, telephone number, invoice address and delivery address) so that we can fulfil your orders effectively and carry out any further obligations arising from contracts entered into between you and us. However, we will only use these details to provide the service which has been requested. We will also process historical order data for business purposes, in order to provide our customers with a better service and in line with our retention policy.
In accordance with the compliance requirements, we keep information only for as long as necessary for each purpose, eg customers, subscribers to our mailing lists, and to meet statutory requirements in terms of employee and tax records.
When enquiries are submitted to us via our website, in writing, over the telephone or by email we will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the enquiry and any subsequent issues and for internal monitoring purposes.
Any email sent to us, including any attachments, may be monitored and used by us for reasons of security and for monitoring compliance with office policy. Email monitoring or blocking software may also be used. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send to us is within the bounds of the law.
Website and Visitor Statistics
When someone visits the Millwood Education Ltd. web site we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns automatically. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
We use third-party providers, Facebook and Twitter to manage our social media interactions. If you send us a private or direct message, via social media, we will only use the information supplied to deal with your enquiry, any subsequent issues and for internal training and monitoring.
E-newsletters & Product Catalogues
If you have consented to receive e-newsletters or product catalogues, by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data, we will process your personal information in order to carry out the service. We use a third-party provider, Fat Media to manage our e-newsletter. Our Product Catalogue address database is managed and updated by us and sent to a third party mailing house who will use the addresses only to post the catalogues.
On most of our web site pages we provide you with an option to subscribe to our mailing list. This is an opt-in form where you provide your name and email address and then complete two constructive opt-in steps: you must tick a box to say you wish to receive updates about services or products, news, events and any other relevant information from Millwood Education Ltd. via e-mail, and you must then click the Subscribe button to submit your request.
The details you enter are forwarded to our marketing team who then add you to the mailing list as per your request.
You will then receive our updates by email. Those mailings do not go through our web site. At any time, and in each mailing, you have the option to alter or cancel your subscription to the list.
You can remove your consent to receive marketing communications at any time by emailing email@example.com
Security and performance
Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorised access.
In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have in place physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we process.
Job Applicants & Employees
If you apply to work at Millwood Education Ltd., we will only use the information you supply to us to process your application. If 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 you beforehand unless the disclosure is required by law.
Personal information for unsuccessful candidates will be held, in line with our retention policy, for 2 years after the recruitment exercise has been completed. It will then be destroyed or deleted.
Once a person is employed by Millwood Education Ltd., we will compile a file relating to their employment. The paper file will be kept in a locked cabinet. Any electronic data will be kept on the Personnel Department PC which is safeguarded with a password. Only authorised personnel will be able to access the information. The information contained in these files will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person’s employment. Once their employment with Millwood Education Ltd. has ended, we will retain the file, in accordance with the requirements of our retention schedule, for 7 years and then delete it.
When we receive a complaint from a customer we compile a file containing the details of the complaint. This normally contains the identity of the customer, any other individuals involved in the complaint, and the reason for 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 do compile statistics showing information like the number of complaints we receive and the reason for the complaint but not in a form which identifies anyone.
We may have to disclose the complainant’s identity if the complaint is about a member of staff. 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.
We will keep personal information contained in complaint files in line with our retention policy. In accordance with the compliance requirements, we keep information only for as long as necessary for each purpose, eg customers, subscribers to our mailing lists, and to meet statutory requirements in terms of employee and tax records. It will be retained in a secure environment and access to it will be restricted according to the ‘need to know’ principle.
Disclosure of personal information
Other than as identified below, we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your consent or are required by law to do so.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
• In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
• If Millwood Education Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
Controlling & Accessing your Personal Information
If you have previously consented to us using your personal information for marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out if we are processing any of your personal information by making a request to the Data Protection Officer. We will
- give you a description of it;
- tell you why we are storing/processing it;
- tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
- let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
To make a request for details of your personal information held by us please write to the Data Protection Officer at Millwood Education Ltd, Millwood House, Cornmill Bottom, Shelley, Huddersfield, HD8 8JJ, or email email@example.com We will respond within a week of receiving your request. This period may be extended for particularly complex requests.