Our Privacy Policy

This privacy notice for MD Scaffolding (also ‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’) is designed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

This policy applies to users of our website, and details the data that we collect from visitors to our website (‘users’, ‘you’, ‘your’), how we use and manage this data, and the safeguards with which we keep it protected, to help users make informed choices about using our site and services. This policy also provides an explanation of the data rights which users may have concerning that data. MD Scaffolding is committed to ensuring that user data is secure and any data collected will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

 

Before using our website, please read our privacy statement carefully to ensure that you fully understand it in relation to our handling of user data. If you are opposed to our privacy policy upon having read and understood it, you must immediately discontinue the use of and leave our site. Your consent to our collection and use of personal information as detailed below is assumed if you choose to continue to use this site after having read and understood our privacy notice.

 

What we collect: 

This site receives anonymous statistical traffic and usage information from visitors to our pages, and personal information consensually provided on an individual basis by users sending us an enquiry email, or in any other way. This website only collects general session information about the use of the website to ensure the best possible experience.   

All collected data is limited to:

1. Email enquiries: contact information including names, email addresses, telephone numbers collected from enquiry emails, as well as the content of this emails and responses kept for our internal records.

2. Data collected as per the cookie required by Wix.com and Google Analytics. These platforms may collect some or all of the following information:

  • number of site visitors

  • demographic data such as postcode and interests

  • visitor activity on our site, page response times, length of visits to our pages, and other session information. 

  • IP (Internet protocol) address

  • operating system and web-browser type and version

  • contact information including names, email address, and telephone numbers collected from contact forms and enquiry emails, as well as the content of emails/messages and responses kept for our internal records.

For more about how these platforms are collecting information, please visit:

- for Google Analytics - https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

- for Wix.com - https://support.wix.com/en/article/preparing-your-wix-site-for-the-gdpr


How do we collect your data?

 

We collect session information when users visit our site, as detailed above.

We collect the personal information that you give us (such as your name, address, contact numbers, and email address) when you send us an enquiry email for the purpose of responding to your inquiry. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.

How do we use your data?

 

Our data collection is aimed at providing a better service and browsing experience. Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data (e.g. by providing your details in an enquiry email), or because it is in our legitimate interests.

We will only use personal contact  information for the purpose for which it was collected. Specifically, we collect personal and non-personal information for the following purposes:

  • Internal administration and record keeping

  • To provide and operate our services

  • To provide on-going customer service and technical support, and to reply to any emails and enquiries from you.

  • To collect anonymised statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred non-personal information in order to analyse visitor numbers, dates and times of visits, locations, and use of our site (including gathering feedback) to enable us to be aware of the demographics of our users and clients so as to improve the user experience on our site. No personally identifiable information will be included in the data.

  • Please note that all personal data collected by us will be processed and stored securely for no longer than is necessary in light of the reasons for which it was first collected. 

  • We will take all reasonable steps to maintain the security and privacy of our users and clients and to safeguard your sensitive information in accordance with the GDPR.

  • You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.

  • Third party analytical services (Google Analytics) used on our site may use third party cookies. Please refer to the relevant section below pertaining to cookies.

  • The necessary data may sometimes be collected and handled by third parties outside the European Economic Area: in these instances all reasonable care will be taken to keep your data secure.

 

How is your data stored?

 

  • Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases, and the general Wix.com applications. Wix.com will store your data in data centres on secure servers behind a firewall. For more information on Wix data processing and storage policies, see https://www.wix.com/about/privacy-dpa-users

  • Your personal data will only be stored for as long as is necessary for our needs as detailed above. However, you may revoke our permission to keep your data at any time.

  • We also use Google Analytics to acquire statistical non-personal information regarding site traffic and usage. We use IP anonymisation and pseudonymous identifiers to protect the identity of our users. The maximum length of time that your data will be kept by Google Analytics is 26 months.

 

Cookies

 

Cookies are small data files usually used to keep track of website activity and usage, and user settings, which contain no personal information beyond this. We use them along with web server logs to compile statistical information about website usage. All non-essential cookies have a limited lifespan. If you do not wish to allow cookies, you can adjust the settings of your browser to block  cookies.

At MD Scaffolding, we collect the following categories of cookies and web beacons to analyse non-personal information pertaining to website traffic and usage as detailed above:

  • Essential cookies: used for the purposes of website functionality, security, anti-fraud. These cookies can not be disabled.

  • Performance cookies: compile analytical information on website performance and usage, number of visits to particular pages of our website, and any error messages. All data collected is anonymous, and no personally identifiable information is gathered.

  • Functionality cookies: these cookies store your site preferences and the choices you make on the site. This data is anonymous, and these cookies can not track browsing activity outside of our website.

  • We also use cookies from Google Analytics in order to gather and analyse anonymous site traffic and usage statistics, as detailed in the sections above. No personal information is collected by this service. However, you have the right to opt out of providing this analytical data. Data collected by Google Analytics is secured by the Privacy Shield framework to ensure the safety of data transfers.

 

The cookies are used by Google Analytics and /or Wix.com on the website to:

 

  • Provide a better user experience

  • To monitor and analyse the performance, operation and effectiveness of Wix's platform.

  • To maintain a safe and secure platform

This website is hosted and created with Wix.com, with purpose to showcase its works, describe the company, and no data collection purpose. 

Right to withhold data:

 

You have the right to refuse consent for data collection from your visits to our site and you may limit our use of cookies. If you don’t wish for us to collect or handle your data, please contact us by email at info@md-scaffolding.com.

 

Privacy Policy Updates

 

We reserve the right to regularly review and update our privacy policy: the last review was on 01.01.2021. We strongly recommend referring back to this page in order to stay informed about any updates.

 

GDPR Queries and Contact Information

 

You have the right to access, delete, or amend free of charge any of your personal data which is held by us, in the event that we have recorded such data. To do so, please contact our company by email at info@md-scaffolding.com.