A-Team Consulting Ltd (trading as A-Team Group) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our websites as well as your privacy rights and how the law protects you. The websites covered by this privacy notice are as follows: www.a-teaminsight.com, www.a-teamgroup.com and www.a-teamvirtualevents.com (“Websites“).
Important information and who we are
A-Team Consulting Ltd., of Coed Lank Farm, Broad Oak, Hereford, HR2 8QY, registration number ZA822811 is the controller and responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we“, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).
If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we protect or use your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer. The Data Protection Officer can be contacted as follows:
Post: Data Privacy Officer, A-Team Consulting Ltd., of Coed Lank Farm, Broad Oak, Hereford, HR2 8QY
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 notice and your duty to inform us of changes
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This version was last updated on December 2, 2020.
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.
The Websites 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 Websites, we encourage you to read the privacy notice 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 title, first name, last name and username or similar identifier.
- Contact Data includes email address, telephone number and location.
- Financial Data includes payment card details (we comply with all requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) with respect to the storage, processing and transmission of payment card data).
- Transaction Data includes details about payments from you and other details of 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 the Websites.
- Profile Data includes your username and password, purchases made by you, your interests, preferences and survey responses.
- Usage Data includes information about how you use our website and services.
- Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
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 services). In this case, we may have to cancel a service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
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:
- create an account on our Websites;
- supply information for publication on our Websites;
- complete a form to access content
- complete an enquiry form;
- request marketing to be sent to you;
- participate in surveys or research; or
- give us feedback or contact us.
- Publicly available information. We may collect your corporate contact details from publicly available sources such as the website of your company on the internet.
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:
- Performance of a contract: where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
- Legitimate interests: where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) e.g. in the interest of conducting and managing our business to give you the best service and the most secure experience. 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).
- Legal compliance: where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
We may share your data with third parties but in all instances will inform you before you submit any information to us. 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.
|Activity||Type of data||Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest|
|To register you as a member and for access to our services||a. Identity
c. Marketing and Communications
|a. Performance of a contract with you
b. Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business)
|To process and deliver your order including:
a. Manage payments
b. Collect and recover money owed to us
e. Marketing and Communications
|a. Performance of a contract with you
b. Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)
|To manage our relationship with you which will include:
a. Notifying you about changes to our terms and conditions or privacy notice
b. Asking you to leave a review or take a survey
d. Marketing and Communications
|a. Performance of a contract with you
b. Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
c. Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our services)
|To administer and protect our business and the Websites (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)||a. Identity
|a. Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud and in the context of a business reorganisation or group restructuring exercise)
b. Necessary to comply with a legal obligation
|To provide reports to our clients containing information about usage under corporate licenses||a. Identity
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how customers use our services)|
|To publish information you have supplied to us on the Websites, where you have supplied information to us for such purposes||a. Identity
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business)|
|To enable us to deal with any complaints or queries raised by you||a. Identity
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to improve our services)|
|To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the content and advertising we serve to you||a. Identity
e. Marketing and Communications
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)|
|To use data analytics to improve our Websites (e.g. by ensuring content is presented to you most effectively), services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences||a. Technical
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our services, to keep our Websites updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)|
|To make suggestions and recommendations to you about services that may be of interest to you||a. Identity
f. Marketing and Communications
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our services and grow our business)|
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. You can amend your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us.
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us, or signed up for any of our services and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any third party for general marketing purpose. When it comes to the management and organisation of events and conferences, we may share your personal data with our sponsors, partners and co-organisers if we deem it legitimate interest and beneficial to operating of the event in the virtual environment.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages about a particular event or certain news alerts at any time by following the opt-out links on the relevant marketing message sent to you.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a service purchase or other transaction.
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.
Disclosures of your personal data
We may share your personal data with the persons set out below for the purposes set out in the table above.
- Lead sponsors at events where you are a delegate.
- Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you provided that you have consented to such data sharing.
- Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the Websites.
- Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
- Payment processing service providers.
- Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, accountants, auditors and insurers based in the UK.
- HM Revenue & Customs and other UK authorities or regulators whom require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
- 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 notice.
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.
Some of our service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) so their processing of your personal data will 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; or
- 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 inside the EEA.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.
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 will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
How long will you use my personal data for?
By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see your legal rights 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.
Your legal rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out below, please contact us.
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.
Further information about your rights
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.
LAST UPDATED: December 2, 2020
We may collect information about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. They help us improve our site and deliver an efficient and personal service.
- A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
- Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
- Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
- Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
- We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
- The purposes for which cookies are used, are set out below:
- to allow essential parts of our web site to operate for you.
- to operate our content management system.
- to operate the online notification form – the form that you use to contact us for any reason
- to enhance security on our contact form.
- to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to improve your experience of our site and enable us to increase sales. This cookie collects 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.
- to record that a user has viewed a video or webinar, or downloaded a resource.
- to store your personal information so that you do not have to provide it afresh when you visit the site next time. Please note if you unsubscribe from our emails and resubscribe at any point in the future in order to receive emails you will need to clear your cache to resume our service.
- We use Google Analytics and Hubspot to analyse the use of our website.
- Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
- The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: [_utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz]
- The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
- Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 10) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
- in Firefox (version 24) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
- in Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
- Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of our website.
- If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
- You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
- in Internet Explorer (version 10), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
- in Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history”, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
- in Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of our website. However, if you have unsubscribed in the past and wish to resume service you will need to clear your cache in order to receive our emails.