Beacon Brooke Privacy Notice
How we use your information
Beacon Brooke Limited is a private limited company registered in Scotland with the number SC482970 at 216 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland, G2 2PQ.
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Beacon Brooke Limited (hereinafter referred to as Beacon Brooke) collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:
- Visitors to our website
- Security and performance
- Web Hosting
- Data storage
- People who email us
- Client information we hold
- Complaints or queries
- Access to personal information
- Disclosure of personal information
- Links to other websites
When someone visits www.beaconbrooke.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only 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 up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
We use Labb Digital Solutions Ltd to provide website maintenance and security. We have third party security services installed to help maintain the security and performance of the Beacon Brooke website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the Beacon Brooke website.
All website traffic (transferral of data) between you and this website is secured via SSL Certificate (Secure Socket Layer). An SSL certificate is a communications protocol that provides a layer of confidentiality and security so the data transmitted over the internet between your computer and the destination server is secure. It is indicated by the lock icon and the “https” prefix in the web browser address bar.
Beacon Brooke files are stored on secured company laptops and backed up to external hard drives. External hard drives are stored in secure office buildings protected by security alarms. We use Microsoft OneDrive for Business to store our files remotely. Access to OneDrive and laptops are password protected and accessible only by the employees of Beacon Brooke and our IT support. Our IT support and backup is provided by Business IT Specialists Ltd.
Any email sent to Beacon Brooke, 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. Email hosting is managed through Microsoft 365. We use Business IT Specialists Ltd to provide support and maintain our email security.
We have to hold the details of the people who contract us to work for them in providing our services. We only use contact information to provide our services as agreed by our clients and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who we have worked with to offer additional services or to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they received. In addition to client information, we collect contact information for individuals who have asked us to send details of the services we provide or who may be interested in our services as they are involved in similar projects. When people receive information, they can choose to unsubscribe from our database at any time and are given an easy way of doing this.
Beacon Brooke tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Beacon Brooke’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.
Beacon Brooke will try to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:
- give you a description of it;
- tell you why we are holding 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 to Beacon Brooke for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing addressing it to our Director at the address provided below.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone. If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by contacting us in writing.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information. Where we are required to share personal data with third parties who assist us in delivering our services, we will seek your consent and seek to ensure that those parties keep the information confidential. In most circumstances we will not disclose personal data without consent. We will only do so in circumstances where we are required to share information to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
This privacy notice does not cover any links to other websites which may appear within this site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 30 October 2019.
How to contact us
Carol Morrison, Director
Beacon Brooke Limited, 216 West George Street, Glasgow G2 2PQ