Privacy Policy

Introduction

Windmill Training understands that your privacy is important to you. This Privacy Policy explains in detail the types of personal data that we may collect about you when you interact with our website. Any personal data we do collect will only be used as permitted by law.

Who we are?

This website is owned and operated by Windmill Training, a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 5369300. Windmill Training Ltd is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as “Windmill”, “Windmill Training” “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy policy).

Registered address: Suite 2044, 6-8 Revenge Road, Lordswood, Kent, ME5 8UD

VAT number: 126664701

Email: info@windmilltraining.co.uk

What information do we collect?

Personal data is any information relating to an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include any data where the identity has been removed i.e. anonymous data.

We collect personal information from you so that we can offer our services as effectively as possible. We may hold information for the following purposes:

Where information is submitted by you as part of an enquiry about our services, we may collect the following information:

  • First / last name
  • Title
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Company name
  • Company role
  • Company address

Where information is submitted by you as part of a job application, we may collect the following information:

  • First / last name
  • Title
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Employment history details
  • Education history details
  • Nationality/ right to work in UK

Where you have signed up to receive our newsletter or blog notifications, we may collect the following information:

  • First / last name
  • Email address

Where you have posted a comment on a blog post on our website:

  • First / last name
  • Email address

Where information is submitted by you as part of signing up for an event, we may collect the following information:

  • First / last name
  • Email address
  • Company name
  • Website address

We do not collect any ‘Special Categories of Personal Data’. This includes details about your race, ethnicity, religion, political opinions, health data [NC1] etc.

We do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

How do we use the information we collect?

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to in the following circumstances:

  • Where we have a legitimate interest to respond to your enquiry
  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter / have entered into with you
  • Where we need to comply with any legal or statutory obligations
  • Where we have your consent to send you marketing information

How long do we store your information for?

Whenever we collect or process your personal data, we will only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose that it was collected for. At the end of that period, your data will either be completely deleted or anonymised in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis.

  • Where you contact us with an enquiry but do not engage our services, we will keep your data for 18 months since the first contact
  • Where you contact us in relation to a job application we will keep your data for 18 months after the last contact with you
  • Where you contact us about a partnership opportunity we will keep your data for 3 years if there has been no activity
  • Where you subscribe to our newsletter or blog alerts we will keep your data for as long as you are a subscriber

Visitors to our website

Our website uses a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect data and statistics about website usage and behaviours such as what pages are visited. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone and we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Contacting us via email

We use Microsoft Outlook to send and receive emails. Additionally Transport Layer Security (TLS) is used to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with the government requirements. If your email service does not support TLS any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.

Access to your information

Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you have the following rights:

  • Right to access the personal data we hold about you
  • Right to rectification if any personal data we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete
  • Right to erasure if you’d like us to delete any personal data we hold about you
  • Right to restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances
  • Right to data portability to have your data transmitted to another controller
  • Right to object to the processing of your data in certain circumstances

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, or make a subject access request please contact us by emailing info@windmilltraining.co.uk.

Third party links

This Privacy Policy only applies to this website, Windmilltrainng.co.uk. This website may include links to third party websites, plugins and applications. We do not control these third party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements and how they use your data.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit a website. They are widely used in order to make websites work more efficiently and provide basic functionality such as remembering preferences or filling out forms. They are also used to provide information and insights to the owners of the site that help to improve performance and offer a better user experience.

Internet browsers typically accept cookies by default, but it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies.

Cookies on windmilltraining.co.uk

This site uses cookies. The table below explains the cookies we use and why. We will not use any of this data to personally identify you.

Cookie

Name ( Expiry )

Purpose

Preference cookies

wfvt_# ( Expiry: 30 minutes)

These cookies are used to remember your preferences.

Security cookies

wordfence_verifiedHuman ( Expiry: 24 hours )

These cookies necessary and are used to keep this website secure. It collects your IP address to monitor activity in order to prevent access to any malicious IP addresses.

Google Analytics

_ga ( Expiry: 2 years )
_gat ( Expiry: 1 minute )
_gid ( Expiry: 24 hours )
Collect ( Expiry: session )

These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our website. The information collected includes number of visitors, pages visited and time spent on the website. The information is collected by Google Analytics an aggregated and anonymous form, and we use the data to help us make improvements to the website. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Click here for more information about Google Analytics and your privacy.

Analytical cookies

p.gif ( Expiry: session )

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

Marketing cookies

NID ( Expiry: 6 months )
ads/ga-audiences ( Expiry: session )

These cookies are used by Google to show you relevant and engaging ads.


Disabling cookies

You can manage your cookie settings by clicking the icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. You can also prevent the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings.

Please be aware that some cookies are necessary for the website to function properly. If you disable these cookies in your browser, parts of the website may not work correctly. For more information about cookies, visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy & Cookie Policy or any part of our service, please contact us by emailing info@windmilltraining.co.uk.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may from time to time make changes to this Privacy Policy. If we make changes, the updated Privacy Policy will be posted on this website and the revised Privacy Policy will take effect once posted. Your continued use of this website after the posting will signify your agreement to the new terms.

Privacy Policy last updated: October 2020