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The HRV CertPro Private Limited (Further referred with the brand name CertPro) takes your privacy very seriously. This Privacy Notice is intended to set out your rights and answer any queries you may have about your personal data. If you need more information, please contact: [email protected]

If you have entered into a contract with one of our subsidiaries or group companies, the controller of your data will be the CertPro company or companies stated in your contract (HRV CertPro Private Limited) and/or the CertPro company to which you provide any additional consent. In all other circumstances, the controller of your data will be CertPro.

Our personal data handling policy and procedures have been developed in line with the requirements of the 1995 European Union Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) and the General Data Protection Regulation and applicable national law.

1. What personal data do we collect?

We collect and process personal data about you when you interact with us and our products and when you purchase goods and services from us. The personal data we process includes:

  • name

  • home or work address, email address and/or phone number;

  •  job title;

  •  payment and delivery details, including billing and delivery addresses and credit card details, where you make purchases from us;

  • personal data related to the browser or device you use to access our website;

  • internet browser and operating system;

  •  recordings of calls you make to our customer service team; and/or

  • any other information you provide.

2. How do we use this personal data and what is the legal basis for this use?

We process the personal data listed in paragraph 1 above for the following purposes:

  • to establish and fulfill a contract with you, for example, if you make a purchase from us or enter into an agreement to provide or receive services. This may include verifying your identity, taking payments, communicating with you, providing customer services and arranging the delivery or other provision of products or services. We require this information in order to enter into a contract with you and are unable to do so without it;
  •  to comply with applicable law and regulation;
  •  in accordance with our legitimate interests in protecting CertPro’s legitimate business interests, role as the National Standards Body, and legal rights, including but not limited to, use in connection with legal claims, compliance, regulatory and investigative purposes (including disclosure of such information in connection with legal process or litigation);
  • with your express consent to respond to any comments or complaints we may receive from you, to investigate any complaints received from you or from others, about our website or our products or services;
  • we may use information you provide to personalize (i) our communications to you; (ii) our website; and (iii) products or services for you, in accordance with our legitimate interests;
  •  to monitor the use of our websites and online services. We may use your information to help us check, improve and protect our products, content, services, and websites, both online and offline, in accordance with our legitimate interests;
  •  if you provide a credit or debit card, we may also use third parties (such as PayPal payment providers) to check the validity of the sort code, account number and card number you submit in order to prevent fraud, in accordance with our legitimate interests and those of third parties;
  •  we may monitor any customer account to prevent, investigate and/or report fraud, terrorism, misrepresentation, security incidents or crime, in accordance with applicable law and our legitimate interests;
  •  in circumstances where you contact us by telephone, calls may be recorded for quality, training and security purposes, in accordance with our legitimate interests; and
  •  we may use your information to invite you to take part in market research or surveys.

We may also send you direct marketing in relation to CertPro’s relevant products and services. Electronic direct marketing will be sent on your consent to receive it, or (where this is allowed) you have been given an opportunity to opt-out. We will not send you direct marketing of third party products or services although our own products or services may on occasion include co-operation with third parties. You will continue to be able to opt-out of electronic direct marketing at any time by sending a request to [email protected]

3. With whom and where will we share your personal data?

We may share your personal data with our subsidiaries to process it for the purposes of inter-group administration and to deliver products or services where elements of these are provided by CertPro group companies other than those with which you have directly contracted.

We may also share your personal data with the below third parties:

  • our professional advisors such as our consultants, auditors, and external legal and financial advisors; 
  •  marketing and communications agencies where they have agreed to process your personal data in line with this Privacy Notice; 
  • market research companies; 
  • our suppliers, business partners and sub-contractors; and/or
  • search engine and web analytics.

Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if needed for the legal protection of our legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws. Personal data may also be shared with third-party service providers who will process it on behalf of CertPro for the purposes above. Such third parties include but are not limited to, providers of website hosting, maintenance, call center operation and identity checking.

In the event that our business or any part of it is sold or integrated with another business, your details will be disclosed to our advisers and those of any prospective purchaser and will be passed to the new owners of the business.

4. How long will you keep my personal data?

We will not keep your personal data for any purpose longer than necessary to fulfill the original or a compatible purpose. In some instances, we are required to retain certain information by law or due to our role as the National Standards Body, and for as long as reasonably necessary to meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our terms and conditions. Where this is the case, your personal data will only be processed for the relevant legitimate purpose and not used for marketing.

Where you are a customer, we will keep your personal data for the length of any contractual relationship you have with us and after that for a period of up to 5 years. We may revise your personal data on completion of 3 years and we would communicate you for the purpose to extend the business and this continued business data will hold good till you opt to unsubscribe the notifications from our end.

In the case of any contact you may have with our customer services team, we will retain your details for as long as is necessary to resolve your query and for two weeks after the query is closed.

5. Where is my data stored?

The personal data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers, in which case the third country’s data protection laws will have been approved as adequate by the European Commission or other applicable safeguards will be in place. Further information may be obtained from our Privacy Team.

6. What are my rights in relation to my personal data?

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data, clicking the unsubscribe button on any communication we have sent to you or by contacting us.

Where you have consented to us using your personal data, you can withdraw that consent at any time.

If the information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you can notify us and ask us to correct or supplement it.

You also have the right, with some exceptions and qualifications, to ask us to provide a copy of any personal data we hold about you.

Where you have provided your data to us and it is processed by automated means, you may be able to request that we provide it to you in a structured, machine-readable format.

If you have a complaint about how we have handled your personal data, you may be able to ask us to restrict how we use your personal data while your complaint is resolved. In some circumstances you can ask us to erase your personal data (a) by withdrawing your consent for us to use it; (b) if it is no longer necessary for us to use your personal data; (c) if you object to the use of your personal data and we don’t have a good reason to continue to use it; or (d) if we haven’t handled your personal data in accordance with our obligations.

7. Where can I find more information about CertPro handling of my data?

The personal data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers, in which case the third country’s data protection laws will have been approved as adequate by the European Commission or other applicable safeguards will be in place. Further information may be obtained from our Privacy Team.