This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
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 (anonymised data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
Third parties or publicly available sources. We will receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources which may be based outside the UK as set out below:
Please note that social media websites or webinar/video platforms hosted by a third party other than BIW may also collect information about you.
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to.
We use personal data about you for the purpose(s) for which it was collected or provided to us (as stated at the point of collection) or as otherwise obvious from the context of collection. We may also use data to:
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.
Note that you may unsubscribe from a BIW mailing list or any form of marketing communications at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any of our marketing communications to you. After you unsubscribe, we will not send you further marketing communications, but we may continue to contact you to the extent necessary for the purposes of any services you have requested. To unsubscribe from all communications please email email@example.com. 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 services from us and you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will never use your personal data to advertise, promote, or market third-party goods or services to you. Additionally, we will not license or publish any of your personal data. We do not and will not sell any personal data to third parties for their own commercial use.
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.
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.
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.
In cases where your data is transferred outside of your country of residence, we take steps to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect such data. If you are based in the UK/EU/EEA, such safeguards may include a data transfer agreement with the data recipient based on standard contractual clauses or such other mechanism as is approved by the relevant supervisory Commission for transfers of personal data to third countries.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data. .
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.
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.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. You have the right to:
Who to contact to exercise your rights
If You have any questions or concerns related to how your personal date is used by us, you should contact BIW directly by sending an email with your name and contact information to Data Protection Manager mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not happy with the response you receive, or you believe that protection of your personal information or privacy rights have been infringed, you should contact Your European Union, United Kingdom, or other state or country’s Data Protection Authority (DPA) or if you are a citizen of Switzerland, the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner, as applicable. You can search for Your country’s DPA by entering the name of your country combined with the words “data protection authority” or “privacy office” into an Internet search page such as www.google.com.
Your rights if you are a resident of the state of California under the CCPA
BIW respects your rights as defined within The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
The California Consumer privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) was written with the goal to assure the right of every California resident (Consumer) to control certain uses of their personal information by giving them an effective way to control their personal information, by ensuring the following rights:
Under the CCPA, Consumers have the right to request that a company in possession of their personal information disclose to the Consumer the following:
Under the CCPA, Consumers also have the right to request that a company in possession of their personal information delete the personal information pertaining to the Consumer.
Who to contact to exercise your rights if you are a resident of the state of California.
Please be aware that BIW is required to respond to a consumer request only once during any calendar year, that not all information sharing is covered by the California Privacy Rights requirements, and only information sharing that is covered will be included in BIW’s response.
To make such a request you can either:
In your request, please attest to the fact that You are a California resident and provide Your current California residential address.
Consent: We may rely on the consent that you provide us at the point of data collection or disclosure to us to process such data for the purposes outlined herein.
Legitimate interests: We may rely on our legitimate interests to process your personal data, provided that our interests are not overridden by your interests, fundamental rights, or freedoms. In particular, we may process your personal data in reliance on a legitimate interest in the effective and lawful operation of this Website and our businesses, as well as the effective delivery of information and services to you. We may have other legitimate interests and, if so, we will make clear what those interests are at the relevant point in time.
Compliance with legal obligations: We may process your personal data if necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation arising under an applicable law to which we are subject.
To the extent that we process any “special” or “sensitive” categories of personal data relating to you, we will do so because either: (i) you have given us your explicit consent to carry out such processing; (ii) the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims; or (iii) you have made the data manifestly public.