Towed Industries Limited, understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, https://www.towedindustries.com (“our Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
Further information on GDPR can be found here;-
Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of our Site;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by our Site when you visit certain parts of our Site and/or when you use certain features of our Site. Details of the Cookies used by our Site are set out in Part 14, below; and
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
Information About Us
Our Site is owned and operated by Towed Industries Limited, a registered company established in England and Wales
27 Old Gloucester Street
Business Registration Number: 12666340
Data Protection Officer: Mr W. Davis.
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone number: +44 (0) 1243 682100
We are registered with the data protection act through the Information Commissioner’s Office, for your security. Our registration number is – 8605932
What Does This Policy Cover?
What is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
What Are My Rights?
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
b) The right to access the personal data we hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.
c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by us is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
d) The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask us to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that we have. Please contact us using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
e) The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
f) The right to object to us using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
g) The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to us directly, we am using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask us for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
h) Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. we do not use your personal data in this way.
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact us using the details provided in Part 15.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
What Data Do We Collect?
- Postal / Delivery Address
- Email address
- Telephone number(s)
- Business name is applicable
- Payment information
- IP address
- Web browser type and version
- Operating system
- A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on our Site, and the site you exit to
How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes:
- Providing and managing your Order, information we need to send you about your order now or in the future;
- Providing and managing your access to our Site;
- Personalising and tailoring your experience on our Site;
- Supplying our products to you. Your personal details are required in order for us to enter into a contract with you.
- Personalising and tailoring our products for you.
- Communicating with you. This may include responding to emails or calls from you.
- Supplying you with information by email AND/OR post that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to us at the address above.
- Analysing your use of our Site and gathering feedback to enable us to continually improve our Site and your user experience.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email AND/OR telephone AND/OR text message AND/OR post with information, news, and offers on our products AND/OR services. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. we will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
Third Parties (including youtube, facebook, twitter, instagram) whose content appears on our Site may use third-party Cookies, as detailed below in Part 14. Please refer to Part 14 for more information on controlling cookies. Please note that we do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data that they collect and use themselves, and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.
We use the following automated system for carrying out certain kinds of decision-making] AND/OR profiling. If at any point you wish to query any action that we take on the basis of this or wish to request ‘human intervention’ (i.e. have someone review the action themselves, rather than relying only on the automated method), the GDPR gives you the right to do so. Please contact us to find out more using the details in Part 15.
- The following automated decision-making method(s) may be used:
- Google Analytics.
- The following automated profiling may take place:
- Google Analytics.
- How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
We will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.
Please contact us using the details below in Part 15 for further information about the particular data protection mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data to a third country.
The security of your personal data is essential to us, and to protect your data, we take a number of important measures, including the following:
- Using 128 bit data encryption.
- Shedding of any hard copy data.
Our CRM (data management) system exceed the industry standards for ISO 27001 and SOC 2 Type 2. In addition it has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, with respect to transfer of data to the U.S. if applicable.
Do You Share My Personal Data?
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to one important exception.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
We may sometimes contract with the following third parties to supply certain products AND/OR services. These may include payment processing, delivery, review and product supply. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some or all of your personal data that we hold.
Feedback is a way for Towed Industries to understand how we can improve customer service and provide better marketing communications in the future. We process data through.
- Affiliate Window / Digital Window
Our Partnered payment processor is through Lloyds Merchant services (UPG World Pay / Streamline)
This is the company we use to process your payment if you pay with a credit or debit card. They require your personal information to process your payment and validate your card details.
If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we will take steps to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the third party’s obligations under the law, as described above in Part 9.
If any personal data is transferred outside of the EEA, we will take suitable steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the GDPR, as explained above in Part 9.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are OR involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
How Can I Control My Personal Data?
In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in Part 5, when you submit personal data via our Site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails OR at the point of providing your details.
You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
Can I Withhold Information?
You may access certain areas of our Site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
How Can I Access My Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 15.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within 28 days and, in any case, not more than two months of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
For more details, please refer to the table below.
|Statistics||_ga||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||2 years|
|Statistics||_gat||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.||1 day|
|Statistics||_gid||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||1 day|
|Statistics||collect||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.||Session|
|Marketing||GPS||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||YouTube||1 day|
|Marketing||IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||Doubleclick||1 year|
|Marketing||test_cookie||Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies||Doubleclick||1 day|
|Marketing||VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Tries to estimate the users’ band width on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||YouTube||179 days|
|Marketing||YSC||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen||YouTube||Session|
|Marketing||yt-remote-cast-installed||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||YouTube||Session|
|Marketing||yt-remote-connected-devices||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||YouTube||Persistent|
|Marketing||yt-remote-device-id||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||YouTube||Persistent|
|Marketing||yt-remote-fast-check-period||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||YouTube||Session|
|Marketing||yt-remote-session-app||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||YouTube||Session|
|Marketing||yt-remote-session-name||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||YouTube||Session|
The analytics service(s) used by our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of our Site, it does enable us to continually improve our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
In addition to the controls that we provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all Cookies or only third-party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies, but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.]
How Do I Contact You?
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following:
Email address: email@example.com and simply tell us what information you wish to remove, or what information we hold on file
Telephone number: +44 (0) 1243 682100
We do not accept written correspondence, please use the two alternatives as shown above
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.