Privacy Policy

STORAGE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION LIMITED (06927391)

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT IS SAFE


We collect data to give you a better experience, improve our products and services, bring you the very best offers and competitions, and fulfil our responsibilities in accordance with the law.


We take your privacy very seriously and take great care to protect your information. In particular, we want to reassure you that SEMAis not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with third parties. Within this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided lots of detailed information to explain when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it
secure.


We may change or update this Privacy Policy from time to time and without notice, so make sure you check back occasionally.


1. WHO WE ARE AND HOW YOU CAN CONTACT US

  •  Based in Burntwood, Staffordshire we are the UK organisation to communicate standards for the storage industry.
  • Consider everything relevant to the Storage Equipment Industry. 
  •  Benefit the industry through the distribution of technical advice and information on trading opportunities. 
  •  Establish and publish technical standards for all types of storage equipment. 
  •  Represent the Storage Equipment Industry in discussions with UK Government departments and Local Authorities. SEMA is a Member of the British Materials Handling Federation (BMHF) and actively influences the Federation Europeene De La Manutention (FEM Section X, the European Handling Industries Federation which seeks to establish common policies, particularly technical, amongst national storage equipment associations.
  • Ensure that standards adopted by public and professional bodies are in accordance with the interests of the industry.
  • Encourage co-operation between our individual members. 
  •  Maintain, above all else, the integrity of the Association. 


2. WHERE WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM

We may collect personal information about you in the following ways: 


DATA YOU GIVE TO US:

  • When you make a purchase from our website;
  •  When you register to use our services;
  •  When you talk to us on the phone;
  •  When you use our website;
  •  When you send emails or letters to us;
  •  When you take part in our competitions or promotions;
  •  When you sign up to our newsletter or marketing;
  •  When you give us feedback; and
  •  When you use the free WIFI service inside our offices

 

DATA WE COLLECT WHEN YOU BUY OR PRODUCTS OR USE OUR SERVICES:

  •  Payment and transaction data;
  •  Profile and usage data, including data we gather from the devices you use to connect to those services such as computers and mobile phones, using cookies and other internet tracking software. 


DATA FROM THIRD PARTIES WE WORK WITH: 

  •  Social networks
  •  Public information sources
  •  Agents working on our behalf
  •  Credit reference agencies
  •  Google analytics – collects information about how visitors use our Digital Applications.
  • Sitecore Analytics – collects information about how visitors use our Digital Applications.
  •  Booking systems such as our online table and accommodation systems.

 

3. WHAT DATA DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU


We will only collect data we need to:

  •  give you a better experience
  •  improve our services
  •  fulfil our responsibilities in accordance with the law
  •  send our customers marketing communications We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped
    together as follows:  You provide some data yourself – For instance, by contacting us by phone, as part of signing up to our mailing list, making a purchase or meeting room booking, or using the free WIFI service:
  •  Identity data – name, title, date of birth of those buying our products or using our services.
  •  Contact data – location, postcode, email address or telephone numbers.
  •  Transaction data – details of the products and services you have purchased from us, including date and
    time of booking or purchase and spend in relation to that transaction.
  • Marketing Preferences – Put simply, we can give you more of what you love, when we understand you better. This enables us to send tailored and specific marketing communications to you; including competitions, special offers and news. You always have the option to opt-out at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of every email you receive from us.
  • Marketing Consent – When you use our free WIFI service or sign up to our newsletter, this is the collection of your consent to allow us to send you marketing communications. You can opt-out at any time. We collect some data automatically – By contacting us by phone, as part of using our website and/or services we collect and process the following information:
    • Contact data – location, email address or telephone numbers when you call our Business Centre or Sales & Service Centre.
    • Technical data – internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, device type, network, browser type and version, data usage, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating
      system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our website.
    • Profile data – purchases or orders made by you, your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses, preferences about the use of the services (including whether you interested in certain events that we offer)
    • Usage data – information about how you use our website, products and services.
    • Credit information – information about your previous credit history. We may also record or monitor calls, emails, text messages and other correspondence for training purposes to improve the quality of our offering and to prevent and detect fraud.

We also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your usage data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect aggregated
data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.


We do not collect any special categories of personal data about you.  This includes details about race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and bio-metric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

4. USE OF COOKIES


In common with many websites, we use ’cookies’ to help us gather information from visitors to our website. A cookie is a small data file that our server sends to your browser when you visit the website. The use of  helps us to assist your use of certain aspects of the website and helps us to improve the website to deliver a better service for you. 

We may use your personal information from cookies for the following purposes:

  •  the IP address from which you access the site
  •  the type of browser and operating system used to access the site
  •  the date and time of your access to the site
  •  the pages you visit
  •  the Internet address of the website from which you accessed the site
  •  to recognise repeat visitors for statistical / analytical purposes
  •  anonymous tracking of interaction with online advertising.You can delete cookies at any time, or you can set your browser to reject or disable cookies. If you do disable
    cookies some functions on the site may not work correctly.


5. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION


We may use your personal data for any or all of the purposes:

  • To provide a high level of customer service (including assisting with any of your enquiries, purchases and bookings) and to notify you of any security and data breach alerts, and technical notices (including services messages and updates to our Digital Applications and terms)
  • To help operate, Maintain, and improve our offering and our Digital Applications
  •  To understand our customers better and to improve our service
  •  To communicate with you about our offers, promotions, upcoming events, reviews, and other news
  •  To facilitate profiling, segmentation, and personalisation – these may be based on location, preferences, interests, and past actions (including online purchases or bookings)
  • To meet our legal obligations and for establishing, or defending our legal rights
  • To compile reports and to help us understand and improve our Digital Applications
  • To enable us to carry out targeted online advertising more likely to be relevant to you

 

We will only use personal information about you if we have a legal basis to do so, and we are required to tell you what that legal basis is.  We have set out in the table below: the personal information which we collect from you, how we use it, and the legal ground on which we rely when we use the personal information.  

In some circumstances we can use your personal information if it is in our legitimate interest to do so, provided that we have told you what that legitimate interest is.  A legitimate interest is when we have a genuine and legitimate business or commercial reason to use your information which, when balanced against your rights, is justifiable. If we are relying on our legitimate interests, we have set that out in the table below.

When we process your personal information for our legitimate interests, we will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not automatically override your interests – we will not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise
required or permitted to by law).

6. WHO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH

Your trust is very important to us. So, we’re committed to keeping your data safe and secure and we promise to never sell your personal details to anyone without prior permission. In order to provide you with our services and meet our legal obligations, we only share your data with 3rd parties, in the following circumstances:

  • to fulfil your order
  • to verify your identity
  • to authorise debit/credit card payments and any other transactions authorised by the customer
  • to manage and maintain the accuracy of your records
  • to handle complaints and improve customer service
  • to administer marketing on behalf of SEMA partners, members or companies
  • to meet legal obligations, for example, for the purposes of national security, taxation and criminal investigations
  • to perform credit checks on prospective clients
  • if SEMA are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it, about its customers, will be one of the transferred assets.

 

We’ll never make your personal data available to anyone outside SEMA for them to use for their own marketing purposes without your prior consent.


7. THIRD PARTY LINKS

Our website may include links to third party websites, plug-ins and applications.  Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you.  We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice or policy of every website you visit.

 

8. TRANSFERRING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE EEA

The EEA is the European Economic Area, which consists of the EU Members States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. If we transfer your personal information outside the EEA we have to tell you.  

We use data processors that provide our email marketing system (MailChimp), that resides outside the European Economic Area (EEA). This means that the processing of your personal data may involve a transfer of data outside of the EEA.

Our data processors are based in the United States and all are EU-US Privacy Shield certified, which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data as it has in Europe under GDPR.


9. DATA SECURITY

We are committed to protecting your personal data and to keeping it safe and confidential. We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used, or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered, or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator (including the ICO) of a breach where we are legally required to do so.


10. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will keep your personal information for as long as you are our customer, partner or member. After you stop being a customer or tenant, because you have stopped regularly using our services or buying our products, we may keep your personal information for up to 6 years for one of the following reasons: 

  •  to respond to any questions or complaints from you
  • to maintain our records
  • to comply with laws applicable to you

We may, however, keep your personal data for longer than 6 years if we need to fulfil our contractual obligations to you, the law requires us to maintain it for a longer period or you have not withdrawn your consent.

11. MARKETING

We collect data to give you a better experience, improve our products and services, and bring you the very best offers and competitions that we think you’ll be interested in. Put simply, we can give you more of what you love, when we understand you better. Here we explain the choices you have when it comes to receiving marketing communications and being invited to take part in market research.

  • If you have made a booking or purchase with us, we may use your personal information under our legitimate interest to tell you about relevant services, upcoming offers, competitions, and news in a number of ways including by email. You may even receive a free drink on your birthday. Cheers!
  •  If you have not made a booking or purchase with us, you may still receive these marketing communications if you have used our free WIFI service or signed up to our newsletter, but only if you have given your consent.
  • We also like to hear your views to help us to improve our services, so we may contact you to invite you to take part in market research via a questionnaire. You always have the choice about whether to take
    part in this or not.
  • We can only use your personal information to send you marketing messages if we have either your consent or a legitimate interest to do so. 
  • You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time – you just need to contact us or use the opt-out (unsubscribe) link found at the bottom of every email you receive from us.
  • Where you opt out of receiving marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us because of purchasing our services or any other transaction between you and us. 

 

You have certain rights which are set out in the law relating to your personal information.  The most important rights are set out below. 

12. YOUR RIGHTS

You have certain rights which are set out in the law relating to your personal information. The most important rights are set out below. 

GETTING A COPY OF THE INFORMATION WE HOLD

You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you, by writing to : [email protected] This is known as a data subject access request and should be provided to you within 30 days. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data, unless we believe that your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive. In such circumstances we can charge a reasonable fee or refuse to comply with your request. 

We will try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month.   

TELLING US IF INFORMATION WE HOLD IS INCORRECT

We want to make sure that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and up to date. If any of your details are incorrect, please let us know and we will amend them. Please contact: [email protected] if you want to question any information, we hold about you that you think is wrong or incomplete and we will take reasonable steps to check its accuracy and, if necessary, correct it. 


TELLING US IF YOU WANT US TO STOP USING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have the right to:

  •  Object to our use of your personal information, for example to unsubscribe from marketing communications (known as the right to object); or
  • Ask us to delete the personal information (known as the right to erasure); or
  • Request the restriction of processing; or
  • Ask us to stop using it of there is no need for us to use it (known as the right to be forgotten).  There may be legal reasons why we need to keep or use your data, which we will tell you if you exercise one of the above rights. 

 

WITHDRAWING CONSENT

You can withdraw your consent to us using your personal information at any time.  Please contact : [email protected] if you want to withdraw your consent.  If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with our services. 

 

REQUEST A TRANSFER OF DATA

You have the right to data portability in certain situations. You may ask us to transfer your personal information to a third party.  This right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.


13. NOT HAPPY? MAKING A COMPLAINT

Please let us know if you are unhappy with how we have used your personal information by contacting :
[email protected] so that we can try and help.