Last updated: 21st June 2023
This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) explains the personal data collection, use, and sharing practices of Aptia UK Limited and its affiliates (together, “Aptia”, “we,” “us,” and “our”) in connection with your use of our website www.aptia-group.com (“Website”). Aptia UK Limited is a “controller” of personal data processed in connection with this Website to which the “European Privacy Laws” apply which, for the purposes of this Notice, means all applicable legislation and regulations relating to the protection of personal data in force from time to time in the UK, EU or EEA, including (without limitation) the General Data Protection Regulation as it forms part of the laws of England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland and the UK Data Protection Act 2018. Unless stated otherwise, the terms “controller”, “data subject”, “personal data” and “processing” shall be interpreted in accordance with the European Privacy Laws.
Before you use or submit any personal data through or in connection with the Website, please carefully review this Notice. If you do not agree to this Notice, please do not access or use the Website.
We collect personal data in multiple ways, including when you provide personal data directly to us and when we collect personal data from you through automated technologies (such as cookies) via your browser or device.
We do not intentionally collect special category or sensitive personal data in connection with your use of the Website unless you directly provide us with such personal data.
The Website is intended for users over the age of 18 and is not directed at children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly encourage or solicit visitors to this Website who are under the age of 18 or knowingly collect personal data from anyone under the age of 18. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children under the age of 18, we will take reasonable steps to delete it as soon as practicable.
We do not use automated decision-making, including profiling, in relation to the personal data that we process in connection with your use of the Website.
If you do not provide us with certain personal data, including by blocking any or all cookies or not providing relevant personal data in any correspondence with us, then you may be able to fully access or use the Website and/or we may not be able to respond to your correspondence in whole or in part.
We will collect and process any personal data that you provide to us in connection with your access to and use of the Website, including when you contact us via email or the “Contact Us” page available on the Website. For example, this may include your name, email address, phone number and mailing address.
We will collect data about your use of the Website through the use of internet server logs and online tracking technologies, like cookies. A web server log is a file where website activity is stored. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your device when you visit a website. These tracking technologies will allow us, amongst other things, to manage the security and accessibility of the Website, and the personal data that they collect may include device information such as IP addresses, location information (by country and city), unique device identifiers, IMEI and TCP/IP address, browser types, browser language, operating system, mobile device carrier information, as well as information relating to how you interact with the Website such as referring and exit web pages and URLs, platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages and content viewed and the order of those pages, statistical information about the use of the Website, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Website, the frequency of your use of the Website, error logs, and other similar information.
Please see our Cookie Notice for further information relating to the cookies that the Website uses.
We may use the personal data that we collect from and about you to for the following purposes and in reliance on the following legal bases:
Please note that we may combine certain personal data that you provide or we collect from or about you (including automatically collected information) with other personal data that you provide or we collect from our abut you, and use such combined personal data in accordance with this Notice.
We may aggregate and/or de-identify personal data collected in connection with the Website. We may use de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose, including without limitation for research and marketing purposes.
We may disclose and/or share your personal data with third parties under the following circumstances:
We may disclose your personal data to any additional third parties based on your consent to do so.
The Website is hosted in the UK. As described above in the “When We Disclose Your Information” section, we may share your personal data with third parties including service providers, affiliates and as required by law or in connection with our legal rights as necessary to fulfil the purposes set out in this Notice. This may involve sharing your personal data with such third parties who are based outside of the UK, including jurisdictions that may not offer the same level of protection of such personal data as the UK. If transfer or make available your personal data outside of the UK, such transfers will only be made in accordance with, where applicable, the European Privacy Laws, which may include implementing appropriate safeguards. For further information about any such appropriate safeguards used, please contact us and our Data Protection Officer at WebEnquiries@aptia-group.com or by using our contact form.
We limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality and required to keep your personal data secure.
We have implemented appropriate technical, physical, and organizational security measures to protect to the extent possible against the loss, misuse, and/or alteration of your personal data. These safeguards vary based on the nature and sensitivity of the personal data that we collect and store, and the purpose for which it is collected and stored by us. However, the transmission of information and data via the internet is not completely secure, and we cannot and do not guarantee that these measures will prevent every unauthorised attempt to access, use, or disclose your personal data; any transmission of data by you to or through this Website is at your sole risk.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
We retain the personal data we collect in connection with the Website for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes set forth in this Notice, unless a longer retention period is legally required or permitted, or where requested by you. We will not retain more personal data than we need for those purposes.
The Website may contain links to third-party websites (e.g., social media sites like LinkedIn) and other services. If you choose to use these websites or services, you may disclose your personal data not just to those third parties, but also to their users and the public more generally depending on how their services function. Aptia is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such third party websites or services. The collection, use and disclosure of your personal data by those third parties will be subject to any applicable privacy notices of the third party websites or services, and not this Notice. We encourage you to read the privacy notices of each website you visit.
European Privacy Laws
To the extent that European Privacy Laws apply to our processing of your personal data in connection with the Website, you have the following rights in respect of your personal data that we process in connection with this Website:
When exercising any of these rights we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure that we respond appropriately. This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it or inappropriately processed. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint regarding our processing of your personal data with the relevant supervisory authority, which in the UK is the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us). However, we encourage you to contact us in the first instance so that we may resolve your concerns directly as best and as promptly as we can.
United States residents
U.S. state consumer privacy laws may provide their residents with additional rights regarding our use of their personal information. Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah each provide their state residents with rights to: (i) confirm whether we process their personal information; (ii) access and delete certain personal information; (iii) data portability; and (iv) opt-out of personal data processing for targeted advertising and sales. Colorado, Connecticut, and Virginia also provide their state residents with rights to: (a) correct inaccuracies in their personal information, taking into account the information’s nature processing purpose; and (b) opt-out of profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects. Nevada provides its residents with a limited right to opt-out of certain personal information sales. To exercise any of these rights set forth in this section, please email us at at WebEnquiries@aptia-group.com or using our contact form setting out the nature of your request.
We reserve the right to make changes to this Notice from time to time. We will notify you by posting any changes on this page on the Website. We encourage you to check this page periodically for updates to stay informed on how we collect, use and share your personal data.