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Data controller and data protection officer
Quintessence LTD have reviewed the requirement to appoint a Data Protection Officer but have decided that this is not necessary.
On what basis do we collect and process your data? (known as lawful processing)
We collect information about you our customers (and your own customers) or prospective clients in order to process your order, manage your account and if you agree by consenting at point of collection, to email you about other products and services. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys and provide feedback. The lawful basis on which we process your data is in the legitimate interests of Quintessence Ltd. In identifying this lawful basis, we have conducted a ‘Legitimate Interest Assessment’ in order to be satisfied that the interests of Quintessence Ltd do not override with your own legitimate rights and freedoms.
We also collect personal data during our recruitment process which is used for the purpose of pre-employment checks, ongoing employment, and providing remuneration. This personal information is held and processed on our payroll system. Once again, we have identified the lawful basis as in the legitimate interest of Quintessence Ltd.
The personal data we collect is provided as a contractual requirement. The possible consequences of not providing the required data are that we may not be able to either offer employment or engage commercially in the supply of audio visual products.
In relation to the legitimate interests that determine our lawful processing, Quintessence LTD undertakes the processing of personally identifiable information in relation to employees to ensure suitability for employment and to discharge any statutory responsibilities in relation to right to work, residency and HMRC requirements.
Both Quintessence Ltd and the employee benefit from this processing activity as it provides safeguards for Quintessence Ltd and facilitates employment for the Data Subject. If processing this data were not permitted, then the company could not operate and provide goods and services as well as not being able to offer employment opportunities. The data collected will not be used for any unlawful or unethical purpose.
The processing of customer data is undertaken in order to engage commercially and offer the most appropriate products. In addition, we maintain an oversight of our customers to continue our support which requires contract. Quintessence and the customer benefit from this processing activity as it provides opportunities to establish and sustain commercial relationships and to provide the most focused advice for the benefit of the customer. If processing this data were not permitted, then the company could not operate and provide products and associated support.
Quintessence Ltd has conducted a Legitimate Interest Assessment and conclude that there is a justifiable necessity to process personal data under this purpose and that the balance of rights of the Data Subject and Netvector has been reviewed. In our opinion, Quintessence LRD interests do not override that of the data subjects.
Quintessence Ltd does process some health data in the managing the employment of our staff. We have identified that Legitimate Interest is the lawful basis for this processing as consent between employee and employer cannot be considered as freely given.
Categories of Data
Quintessence LTD processes non-sensitive data.
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We may use both “session? cookies and “persistent? cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you make subsequent visits to this website.
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
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Any personal data we collect, hold and process is retained both within our own company systems and that of our 3rd party logistics and support providers.
Personal Data is not transferred outside of the UK.
The data we collect directly from you is the minimum we require to facilitate the lawful processing described above. Personally Identifiable Data placed on our internal systems will be deleted as soon as practicable after termination of a commercial contract between us but taking account of any warranty or support requirements.
Personal data collected and processed for HR and Finance purposes will be held for the maximum time as determined by any legal requirement, such as payroll and finance records. We will retain HR data for a period after termination of contract to ensure the integrity of records, should any dispute be lodged in relation to employment at Quintessence LTD.
Your rights as a data subject
The regulations provide a number of rights to you as the Data Subject. Quintessence LTD is committed to upholding those rights and those applicable to the personal information we collect and process are listed below. In addition to these rights, you have the right to escalate any concern to the Supervisory Authority, which in the UK is the Information Commissioners Office https://ico.org.uk. A full and detailed explanation of all rights can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/
Right of Access – you have the right to know what personal information is held, by whom and why. You can send a Subject Access Request to see what personal information and any supplementary information relating to you is held by us. We will provide you with the information we hold within one month of your request, unless the provision of that information is particularly complex. In which case, we may extend the deadline by a further two months. This information will be provided free of charge unless you require multiple copies of the same information, in these circumstances, we retain the right to charge a reasonable administrative fee.
The Right to Rectification – If the information we have collected and processed is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to have it rectified. We will respond to your request for rectification within one month, unless the request is complex or multiple.
Right to Erasure – You have the right to have your personal data erased and to prevent processing in some specific situations, these include:
Where personal data is no longer necessary regarding the purpose for which it was originally collected
When you withdraw consent
When you oppose the processing and there is no superseding legitimate interest for continuing the processing
If the personal data was unlawfully processed (i.e. otherwise in breach of the GDPR)
If the personal data must be removed in order to comply with a legal obligation
If the personal data is processed in relation to the offer of information/ society services to a child.
Right to Restrict Processing – If you contest the accuracy of the personal data we hold, we will restrict the processing of your data until accuracy is verified. The restriction of processing can occur for other reasons too, such as if you require us to retain your data in the advent of a legal claim.
Right to Data Portability – You have the right to move, duplicate or transfer your data easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way, without hindrance to usability.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory body, The Information Commissioners Office www.ico.org.uk
Automated decision making
Clevertouch/Sahara AV/Sedao does not conduct any profiling or automated decision making.
How to contact us
You can write to Quintessence Ltd at this address: AMP House, Dingwall Road, Croydon, CRO 2LX
You can telephone Quintessence Ltd on this number: +44 0204 537 8844
You can email Quintessence Ltd by using this link: firstname.lastname@example.org
Modern Slavery Act 2015
Modern slavery and human trafficking statement.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Quintessence slavery and human trafficking statement.
Our supply chains include: Insourcing
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking:
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
We have developed a risk-based approach to assess the likelihood of modern slavery occurring in our supply chains. This year we have carried out a review of our network of suppliers and, based on their location and the nature of their business, identified those which we consider might represent a higher risk.
We are communicating with those suppliers to notify them of Quintessence obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and are requesting certain information and undertakings from those suppliers. In addition, we are in the process of reviewing our procurement practices and including additional requirements relating to modern slavery and human trafficking.
These include requests for information on modern slavery and supply chains in our Requests for Proposals and appropriate clauses on modern slavery in supplier contracts.
Each year we develop targeted training for personnel in roles relevant to our systems and controls to raise awareness of modern slavery issues and to ensure that slavery, forced labour and human trafficking do not take place anywhere in our business or supply chains.