Terms and Conditions

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern RKEC’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term ‘RKEC’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Unit E OYO Lineside Business Park, Arndale Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN17 7GA. Our company registration number is 5375540. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offense.

  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

  • You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without RKEC’s prior written consent.

  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Scotland and Wales.

GDPR

PRIVACY POLICY

1 Who we are

1.1 This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) applies to the processing of personal information collected from Users of our websites (“you”) or that you provide to us, RKEC Limited.

1.2 For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (“the GDPR”, as may be amended from time to time) RKEC Limited is a Data Controller. In this Policy references to “we”, “us” or “our” refer to RKEC Limited.

1.3 Our Company is incorporated in the United Kingdom with company number 05375540 and a registered office at Unit E Block B Lineside Industrial Estate, Arndale Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 7GA.

1.4 We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. The purpose of this Policy is to explain how we collect, use and secure personal information collected on our website.

2 Key Definitions

2.1 Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, including an individual’s name, contact information, professional title, and employer. For the purposes of the GDPR, an individual’s internet protocol address (“IP address”) may be considered PII.

2.2 Tracking Technologies means cookies, web beacons, serving tracking technologies or other technology solutions performing similar functions. These technologies may include first party cookies (cookies referencing the domain of the website being visited) and third party cookies (cookies referencing a domain other than the one of the website being visited) those placed by a website other than the one being visited), local shared objects (commonly referred to as “Flash Cookies”), HTML 5 Cookies and tracking pixels (including transparent or clear gifs).

2.3 User or you mean any individual who views or interacts with the Website, whether or not they are a Customer or a Potential Customer.

3 What Information do we collect and how is it collected?

3.1 Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

We collect and process PII limited to information necessary to achieve one or more legitimate business purpose as described in this Policy. PII may include:

Basic information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address

Information that you provide by filling in forms on rkec.co.uk or any other website in our network (“our sites”). We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our sites

Information you have provided in respect of a job advertisement or your interest in any employment opportunities on our site or any site linked to our site

Records of any correspondence in the event that you contact us

Details of your visits to our sites and the resources you access

Except where you provide your PII to us in accordance with the above, we will not collect it without first asking you for it.

3.2 Information that we acquire indirectly

We may collect information about your device including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type.

Analytical, Behavioural, and Log Data. We may gather certain information about your use of our sites, such as information about your visit and interaction with our Content.

3.3 Cookies

One of the ways in which we collect this information is through Tracking Technologies such as cookies. Cookies are small text files containing information that is stored on your device. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to:

Estimate our audience size and usage pattern

Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customise our site according to your individual interests

Speed up your searches

Recognise you when you return to our site

We will seek your consent to use cookies the first time you visit our site (or on subsequent occasions if the cookie that records such acceptance is deleted). However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if consent is not given.

The cookies used by our site and their purpose are identified and described below:

Cookie Name

Description

Expiry

_ga

A Google Analytics Tracking Cookie used to distinguish between Users.

2 years

_gat

A Google Analytics Tracking Cookie used to throttle request rates.

24 hours

_gid

A Google Analytics Tracking Cookie used to distinguish between Users.

1 minute

CAKEPHP

A cookie controller used to manage other Cookies

1 hour

Wfvt_72563704

Used to track User duration so that page views can be grouped together.

30 minutes

wordfence_verifiedHuman 

Used to verify if the visitor is a human or a bot.

1 minute

Most web browsers allow Users to exercise control over which cookies are processed through adjustments to the settings built into them. For information on changing these settings, please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

3.4 Other Information

Our site may from time to time contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks 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 information to these websites.

4 How is your Information used?

4.1 We use the information that we collect about you to:

Provide you with products, services, publications, and information that you request, access, or which may be of interest to you

Deliver or display content that matches your business interests and responsibilities

4.2 We may analyse information collected from you indirectly to:

Help us recognise your computer as a previous visitor and save/remember any preferences that you may have while you were visiting one of our sites

Help us improve our content and our sites

To personalise your User experience

For the purpose of identifying trends, statistics and measurements that could contribute to the enhancement of our services

Identifying market sensitivities and relative market interest in specific product categories

5 Why do we Collect Your Information?

We collect information about you in order to improve our business relationship with you and to offer you opportunities to obtain our products and services relevant to your business interests. Collecting this information helps us tailor our products and services to you and therefore communicate with you more effectively. We are aware that many of our Customers make use of a range of media channels so we may also provide a mechanism through which

you can express preferences about how you want us to communicate with you. Finally, collecting your information makes it possible to operate our business more effectively.

6 What is the Legal Basis for the Processing of PII?

6.1 We rely upon both consent and legitimate business interests for processing PII. For example, we may process PII with a User’s consent when they agree that we may place cookies on their devices, or that we can process information that they enter into a form on one of our sites.

6.2 It is in our interest as a business to enhance the services that we provide which may include processing your information to enable us to:

Respond to User enquiries and to fulfil User requests

Send Customers or Potential Customers relevant marketing information and offers

Complete transactions

Provide customer service

Send administrative information

Personalise Users’ experiences with the our sites

Do so where we are required to by law

6.3 We may also process PII when it is in our or a User’s legitimate interests to do so and when these interests are not overridden by an individual’s data protection rights. These legitimate interests include providing services to enable us to provide Users of our sites with more relevant content.

7 Who do we Share Your Information with?

7.1 We may disclose your PII to any company in our group, which means our subsidiaries or our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in Section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006 (as amended).

7.2 We only share your PII with third parties:

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your PII in order to comply with any legal obligation

When they are hired by us or hired on our behalf, including Google Analytics who we use to gather statistics on portions of our site. These companies – our suppliers – are contractually bound to use personal information we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide

To protect the rights, property or safety of RKEC Limited, our customers or others


8 Data Retention

8.1 We will retain the PII that you provide while you remain a Customer of ours or as needed to provide you with products and services.

8.2 We will never retain PII about you for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was originally collected.

8.3 We may retain your PII after you have cancelled any contract with us if retention is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this Policy and our Terms of Use. We may also retain PII for a limited period of time if requested by law enforcement agencies.

8.4 If you would like more information about how long we retain your information please email info@rkec.co.uk.

9 How do we Store and Secure Your Information?

9.1 We take the security of the data that we collect very seriously. We have implemented technical, organisational and administrative measures which are generally accepted to protect the PII in our possession and of the third parties who act on our behalf.

9.2 By providing your PII you agree to us storing or processing it. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

9.3 Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your PII, we cannot guarantee the security of your information 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.

10 Access to Information, Opting Out and Your Privacy Rights

10.1 You have the right to access, rectify, erase, restrict, transfer, or object to the use of your information. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have questions regarding this policy or how we use your information, please contact us at info@rkec.co.uk.

10.2 You may change or update the information that we hold about you at any time and as often as necessary. In the first instance, you should submit a request for a copy of your information in our possession by sending an email to info@rkec.co.uk. We will respond to all such requests without undue delay, and in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR.

10.3 If you do not believe that we have responded to your request appropriately or in a timely manner, you may contact our Head of Corporate Compliance or the Information Commissioner’s Office.

11 Changes to this Privacy Policy

11.1 RKEC Limited reserve the right to modify or amend this Policy from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Policy without your consent. If we change our Policy, we will post those changes on this page in addition to updating the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this Policy. For these reasons, we encourage you to read this Policy regularly.

11.2 Your continued use of our sites or accessing content posted on our sites shall constitute your acceptance of the modified Policy. If there will be any changes made to the use of your PII in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify you by posting a notice on our site. If you object to any of the changes, or the overall Policy, please contact us via info@rkec.co.uk.

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