RQM+ is committed to processing your data securely and transparently. This privacy notice sets out the types of data that we collect and hold on you as a contact and/or lead. It also sets out how we use that information, how long we keep it for and other relevant information about your data.
RQM+ is aware of its obligations to residents and citizens of the EU under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), of the UK under the Data Protection Act (UKDPA), of the USA under a variety of legislation and acts that include data protection requirements - specifically including the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), of Switzerland under the Data Protection Act (DPA) and the Data Protection Ordinance (DPO), and the data protection requirements of residents and citizens of other countries, This privacy notice complies with the requirements of GDPR, UKDPA, CCPA, DPA and DPO and is applicable globally but may be supplemented by additional information on our privacy practices that may be provided as required by applicable laws and regulations via notices provided at the time of data collection. Together, these are referred to as “Data Protection Legislation”.
This notice applies to individuals who are:
An individual may be either or both of the above.
The Company is a data controller, meaning that it determines the processes to be used when using your personal data. The company has appointed Data Protection Officers who are responsible for ensuring your data is stored and processed in accordance with this privacy notice. Data Protection Officers can be contacted at email@example.com
In relation to your personal data, we will:
We may hold many types of data about you, including:
We do not request, hold or process special categories of data (such health, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, political opinion, religion, trade union membership and genetic and biometric data) or criminal conviction data for leads or contacts.
We collect data about you in a variety of ways and we would normally collect the data from you directly. This will usually start when you contact us or talk to us about a business need you or your company has, but can also be when you have provided your details to access and download information from our website, when you have provided your detail to subscribe to receiving e-mails and marketing correspondence from us or shown an interest in specific topics of a marketing campaign. Further information may be collected directly from you as our relationship and correspondence increases.
In addition, data about you may be obtained from other sources including from your colleagues as the person to speak to regarding a business opportunity or need, from publicly available sources or third parties such as LinkedIn, Zoominfo etc. Where this is the case, data that we hold will be limited in nature.
The laws on data protection allows us to process your data. Data Protection Legislation allows us to process your data for certain reasons which are detailed below. The same reasons are applicable globally:
All of the processing carried out by us falls into one or more of the permitted reasons. Generally, we will rely on consent and legitimate interests to process your data.
With your consent, we need to collect your personal data to be able to include you on regular company e-mails and marketing correspondence.
We also collect data so that we can carry out activities which are in the legitimate interests of the Company. We have set these out below:
There are no consequences if you do not provide your data to us, other than not being able to contact you if you wish us to do so.
Your data will be shared with colleagues within RQM+ where it is necessary for them to undertake their duties. This includes, for example, Business Development who may contact and build relationships with you, Marketing to correspond with you on latest news and thought leadership, RQM+ management and administration to oversee company operations.
We share your data with third parties in order to obtain legal and business support.
We may also share your data with third parties as part of a Company sale or restructure, or for other reasons to comply with a legal obligation upon us.
RQM+ does not and will not sell your data or any personal data to any third party for any reason.
As a globally operating organisation RQM+ may be required to transfer personal data to countries between the USA, EEA, UK and also outside of those countries/jurisdictions. We have put the following measures in place to ensure that your data is transferred securely and that the bodies who receive the data that we have transferred process it in a way required by Data Protection Legislation:
We are aware of the requirement to ensure your data is protected against accidental loss or disclosure, destruction and abuse. We have implemented processes to guard against such. E.g., backing up our servers, firewalls, access control for personal information, using password protected documents and encryption when transferring sensitive data, hard drive encryption on all laptops, ensuring our IT systems that process personal information are secure to Data Protection Legislation requirements.
Where we share your data with third party suppliers, we ensure that the contracts between RQM+ and the third-party provider provide that your data will be held securely and in line with Data Protection Legislation requirements. Third parties must implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of your data. Where needed, a separate Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) is also signed.
For all Contacts, we obtain your consent to hold your data and will retain your data indefinitely until you inform us that you no longer wish us to do so (by opting out or unsubscribing), or we become aware that the data has changed and is inaccurate.
For leads, we will retain your data as a legitimate business interest in order to contact you to discuss your needs, if any. If we discuss your needs and there is an opportunity for us to talk further, you will be converted to a potential client depending upon the outcome of the contact with you. If there is no opportunity you will remain as a lead. We will keep your data for 6 months before it is deleted.
We also hold data for individuals who do not wish to hear from us and individuals we may not wish to do business with. We have a legitimate business interest in holding this data to ensure that our employees do not contact those individuals inadvertently.
No decision will be made about you solely on the basis of automated decision making (where a decision is taken about you using an electronic system without human involvement) which has a significant impact on you.
Data Protection Legislation gives citizens and residents in certain jurisdictions rights in relation to the data we hold. Although these rights may not be rights to citizens and residents in some countries and jurisdictions where Data Protection Legislation is limited, RQM+ extend these privileges to all. These are:
Where you have provided consent to our use of your data, you also have the unrestricted right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent means that we will stop processing the data that you had previously given us consent to use. There will be no consequences for withdrawing your consent. However, in some cases, we may continue to use the data where so permitted by having a legitimate reason for doing so.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights explained above, please contact the Data Protection Officers listed above.
If you think your data protection rights have been breached in any way by us, you should contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you think your data protection rights under GDPR or UKDPA have been breached in any way by us, you are able to make a complaint to a supervisory authority. In the UK, the supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner (ICO) – email@example.com
RQM+ as referred to in this document includes the following companies:
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