China Chamber of Commerce in the UK (the ‘Company’) Privacy Notice
This notice explains how information about you is used.
The Company will be the data controller and can be contacted as follows:
By post: Data Protection Manager, China Chamber of Commerce in the UK, 1 Lothbury, London, England, EC2R 7DB
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 020 3192 5881
The information we gather
The Company gathers certain information about you. Information about you is also used by our affiliated entities and group companies (our ‘group companies’). When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible for that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
In this notice, references to ‘we’ or ‘us’ means the Company and our group companies.
Information that we gather about you may include without limitation your name, contact details, employer as well as any other information that you choose to provide. The provision of information by you is entirely voluntary.
We may also obtain information about you from third parties, such as our group companies, service providers and agents.
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
The legal basis for processing
The processing will usually take place based on our legitimate interests. Our legitimate interests are that we are carrying or may carry on business with your employer and/or we are promoting Chinese business in the UK. There is a limited privacy impact on you, and we think that you will expect that we will process your data in this way.
Processing may sometimes take place where it is necessary to perform a contract between us.
Information about third parties
Information we process as described in this notice may also include information about third parties whose details you supply to us.
Systems used to process data
We gather information directly from you and also via our websites and other technical systems. These may include, for example, our:
When you use our website we may gather information about you through Internet access logs, cookies and other technical means. ‘Cookies’ are text files placed on your computer to collect Internet log information and user behaviour information. These are used to track website usage and monitor website activity and for other data processing reasons set out below.
Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.
Reasons for processing
We process information about you for the following reasons:
Disclosures and exchange of information and transfers outside the EEA
We may disclose and exchange information with our group companies, credit reference agencies, service providers, representatives and agents, as well as with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies for the above reasons.
Information may be held at our offices and those of our group companies, and third party credit reference agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above. Information may be transferred internationally to China and other countries around the world, including those without data protection laws equivalent to those in the UK, for the reasons described above. We have security measures in place to seek to ensure that there is appropriate security for information we hold including those measures detailed in our information security and data protection policies, which are available on request. Wherever possible, international data transfers outside the European Economic Area are protected by Standard Contractual Clauses, as per GDPR Article 46(2).
If you would like further information please contact our Data Protection Manager (see above). We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the EEA or to any organisation (or subordinate bodies) governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.
Your data will be held in accordance with the Company’s retention policy, which is available on request. In general, your data will be stored for the duration of your relationship with us, plus 6 years.
Please contact the Data Protection Manager if you would like to correct or request (in accordance with applicable law) information that we hold relating to you or if you have any questions in relation to the above.
You have a number of important rights, which can be exercised free of charge. You have the right to request:
Where you have given consent to any data processing, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. We will not do anything with your data not outlined in this notice.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact our Data Protection Manager in writing (see above), providing enough information to identify you and let us know which information to which your request relates.
If you are not satisfied with any complaint you have with us, you also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office, which is the supervising authority in the UK in relation to data processing. You can contact the Information Commissioner at ico.org.uk/concerns/ or by telephone: 0303 123 1113 for further information about your rights and how to make a formal complaint.
We may change this privacy notice from time to time, when we do we will inform you via e-mail.