This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Web Site and Benchmark, the owner and provider of this Web Site. This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Web Site and any Services or Systems therein.
2. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Account” means collectively the personal information, Payment Information and credentials used by Users to access Material and / or any communications System on the Web Site;
“Content” means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Web Site;
“Data” means collectively all information that you submit to the Web Site. This includes, but is not limited to, Account details and information submitted using any of our Services or Systems;
“Benchmark or Benchmark Construction Services Limited” means Benchmark Construction Services Limited of Westgate House, The Island, Westgate Street, Gloucester. GL1 2RU
“Service” means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that Benchmark makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future;
“System” means any online communications infrastructure that Benchmark makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links;
“User” / “Users” means any third party that accesses the Web Site and is not employed by Benchmark and acting in the course of their employment; and
“Web Site” means the website that you are currently using (www.bcslimited.co.uk or benchmarkuk.com) and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
3. Data Collected
Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected: name; gender; job title; profession; contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers; demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests; a list of URLS starting with a referring site, your activity on this Web Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected); and
4. Our Use of Data
Any personal Data you submit will be retained by Benchmark for as long as you use the Services and Systems provided on the Web Site. Data that you may submit through any communications System that we may provide may be retained for a longer period of up to 24 months, unless you specifically request different. Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 4, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group. All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 or if you are outside of the UK, all information will be stored in accordance with your relevant Data Protection policy for your country or state. For more details on security, see clause 9 below. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Web Site. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
internal record keeping; improvement of our products / services; transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you; contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Web Site.
5. Third Party Web Sites and Services
Benchmark may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment handling, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Web Site Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties must be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act or if you are outside of the UK, all information will be stored in accordance with your relevant Data Protection policy for your country or state.
6. Changes of Business Ownership and Control
Benchmark may, from time to time, expand or reduce its business and this may involve the sale of certain divisions or the transfer of control of certain divisions to other parties. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any division so transferred, be transferred along with that division and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was supplied by you. In the event that any Data submitted by Users will be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. When contacted you will be given the choice to have your Data deleted or withheld from the new owner or controller.
7. Controlling Access to your Data
Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and sharing Data with third parties.
8. Your Right to Withhold Information
You may access certain areas of the Web Site without providing any Data at all. However, to use all Services and Systems available on the Web Site you may be required to submit Account information or other Data.
9. Accessing your own Data
You may access your Account at any time to view or amend the Data. You may need to modify or update your Data if your circumstances change. Additional Data as to your marketing preferences may also be stored and you may change this at any time. You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal Data on payment of a small fee.
Data security is of great importance to Benchmark and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected online.
11. Changes to this Policy