The Utility Specialists (TUS Lincs Ltd) is committed to protecting and processing your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act 2018 (the legislation). For the purpose of the legislation and your personal data, TUS (Lincs) Ltd is the Data Controller ICO Registration ZA092168, Peter Wright is the person responsible for data protection and can be contacted at 27a Nettleham Road, Lincoln, LN2 1RQ tel: 01522 560122, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The General Data Protection Regulations are to safeguard your personally identifiable information or personal data. This privacy notice will be regularly reviewed and updated.
The personal data we process may include the information in column A of the attached appendix. Where the provision of data is a statutory, a contractual requirement or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, a refusal to provide the data may mean that we are unable to provide you with our service or assist you in entering into a contract with a supplier. This information on the whole relates to credit vetting information requirements of the suppliers.
To ensure that we provide you with the best service possible we will need to collect and retain certain personal data. The data may be collected and processed by those listed in columns B and F. How we source the data is identified in column C. We only ever collect and store personal data that you give to us.
Lawful basis of processing
Your personal data will be used for the activities in column D. There are 6 lawful basis of processing your data including consent, a legitimate interest, contract fulfilment, a legal obligation and a vital interest. For each usage of the data the lawful basis of the processing of your data will be identified in column E. A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercialreason to collect your personal data which needs to be balanced with your interests i.e. what is right and best for you.
Where we state that we have a legitimate interest, the fact that we have a legitimate interest and what that legitimate interest is, will be stated in column E, e.g. to keep in touch with you during the period we are looking after you; to contact you when your accounts are due for renewal.
Online identifiers, IP addresses and cookie identifiers
Where you visit our website, whilst we currently don't, we may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, forsystem administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns.
We may obtain information by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
• To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
• To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
• To speed up your searches.
• To recognise you when you return to our site.