Alex Law Trading as School of upholstery is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Please read the following carefully to understand how we will treat your personal data. This policy may change and you should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with the changes.
We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.
What we collect
We may collect the following personal information when you voluntarily complete requests for classes, for example on the phone or in the Classroom . Personal data might include:
name and address
contact information including email address
demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
other information relevant to projects we undertake
sensitive data, such as bank details and medical history, required for participants on our programmes
In addition, we may collect information you provide to us about other individuals, such as information related to emergency contacts.
What we do with the information we gather
We process this information for our legitimate interests in order to understand your needs and provide you with services, and to meet contractual obligations. In particular for the following reasons:
To keep you informed about services and activities offered to students of the school
To engage third parties, such as tutors, where we have retained them to provide services
To let you know about changes to activities and programmes, for example when weather or other unplanned events force us to close at short notice
To improve our customer service and to make our services more valuable to you
To send you details of reports, tutorials, networking and events and general information which we think might be of interest to you
To answer your questions and enquiries
To inform third parties, regulatory or law enforcement agencies if we believe in good faith that we are required by law to disclose it in connection with the detection of crime, the collection of taxes or duties, in order to comply with any applicable law or order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or in connection with legal proceedings
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us
We will use email as the default communication method where available as it is most cost-effective, but we will use phone and SMS where it is most appropriate (e.g. for appointment changes/confirmations). If you prefer to receive communications by other means, please advise us.
Where we process your personal information for our legitimate interests we make sure to consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative), and your rights under data protection laws.
We seek confirmation from third parties that they are compliant with the GDPR 2018 and can be trusted to act responsibly when personal data is passed to them.
Your specific consent is sought for the processing of any sensitive data around health conditions, disabilities etc.
Where we send marketing communications to you via email, you may opt out of receiving any further marketing communications by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘opt-out’ function in the email.
We will not share your information for marketing purposes with any third parties.
How long will you hold my information for?
We will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary. Typically, this is for no more than 2 years without any activity or contact, although different laws require us to keep different data for different periods of time.
How will you protect my information?
Our GDPR Policy details the steps we take to ensure that your data is stored and processed securely. We will use strict operational procedures and adequate, technical and organisational security measures to prevent any unauthorised access, change, deletion or transmission of this personal information.
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Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
you may let us know your preferences at any time by unsubscribing directly or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you or ask that we delete any. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write or email us at:
School of Upholstery
Unit 7, First Floor
The Foundry Business Park,
The first copy will be free of charge but we may charge a reasonable fee for additional copies.
Complaints or queries
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, or if you wish to object to the processing of your personal data, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect and take steps to stop any processing that is not required to meet legal obligations.
If you wish to complain about this privacy notice or any of the procedures set out in it please contact the CIC Directors at the address shown above.
You also have the right to raise concerns with the Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or at www.ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/ or any other relevant supervisory authority should your personal data be processed outside of the UK, if you believe that your data protection rights have not been adhered to.