Privacy & cookies policy
Fortus (“We” “Us” “Our”) is a group of companies consisting of Fortus Limited, Fortus North Limited, Fortus Midlands Limited, Fortus East Limited, Fortus London Limited and Fortus Audit LLP. The registered office for all the above is 1 Rushmills, Northampton, NN4 7YB and a list of the directors, partners and principles for each firm is available at its registered office.
For the purpose of the European Union General Data Protection Regulations (the “GDPR“), if you are a client, the data controller will be the Fortus business that you engage with. If you are not currently a Fortus client, then the data controller is Fortus Limited whose registered office is at 1 Rushmills, Northampton, NN4 7YB.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you enter details on our site (for example, via our “contact us” function), requesting our services or downloadable content or if you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number.
With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
- Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information (if applicable), browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform.
- Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); services you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information and services that you request from us.
- Where applicable, to send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you.
- To send you commercial (non-marketing) communications.
- To send you email notifications which you have specifically requested.
- To send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by post or by email or similar technology. You can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications by unsubscribing here or sending an email to email@example.com; to deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our site.
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
- To administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.
- To improve our site and your browsing experience by ensuring that the content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To enable your use of the services available on our site.
- As part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.
- To provide third parties with statistical information about our users. This information will not be used to identify any individual user.
Disclosure of your information
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
- Business partners, group companies, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
- Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
- Credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.
We do not sell client data for marketing purposes but may share it with other professional organisations with which we arrange marketing or other promotional events.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If Fortus or substantially all of it’s assets are acquired by a third party, then personal data held by it about it’s customers will be one of the transferred assets.
You further acknowledge that any emails sent to a Fortus owned email address may be subject to monitoring, either by us, or by a third-party service provider engaged by us to provide email services.
Where we store your personal data
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access such as through the use of network access controls, passwords and access logging.
Under the GDPR, you have the right to:
- Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
- Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
- Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
- Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
- Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
- Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that 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.
- Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the GDPR. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights listed above). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.
Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to request access to such information or if you have any queries or concerns about our use of any personal data relating to you. We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.