Política de privacidad

The Building Society (“we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy policy) takes your privacy seriously and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy sets out how we collect, use and protect any personal information that you give us during the course of your interactions with us online and offline, including your communications with us and any data that we may handle. Should we ask you to provide certain personal information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be processed in accordance with this privacy policy.

The policy also describes your data protection rights, including a right to object to the processing of your information during the course of our business activities. More information about your rights and how to exercise them is set out in further detail below.

We may amend this policy from time to time to keep it up-to-date with legal requirements and the way we operate our business. If we change our privacy policy we will upload a new privacy policy to The Building Society website. Where we make any material changes to this privacy policy, these will be communicated to you via The Building Society website.

This policy also covers how we collect and process personal data via http://www.thebuildingsociety.org and our mobile application (The Building Society Website and App).

The Site is operated, by Space Made Group Limited (company number 11705240).

For the purposes of European data protection law, (the “Data Protection Law”), the data controller is:

Space Made Group Ltd. 151 Wardour Street London W1F 8WE

Objectives

We will protect the privacy of individuals when handling any personal information and ensure that we are compliant with relevant data protection and privacy laws by adhering to the following principles:

Information we may collect from and about you

  1. information (such as your name, email address and telephone number) that you provide by completing forms on the Website or any App, including if you register as a user of the Website or any App, subscribe to any service, upload or submit any material via the Website or any App, request any information, or enter into any competition or promotion we may sponsor;
  2. a link to your social media account profiles if you choose to provide this, for example, the web address for your LinkedIn profile i.e. linkedin.com/username;
  3. information about your job title including details about your role, name of employer, industry, skills and expertise;
  4. communications you send to us, for example to report a problem or to submit queries, concerns or comments regarding the Website or any App or its content;
    You are under no obligation to provide any of the information listed above. However, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some or all of our services or to work with you.

How we use your information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

Disclosure of your information You agree that we have the right to share your personal information with: Selected third parties including: business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with you; advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we will provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience and subject to the cookie section of this policy; analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our Website and App;

We will disclose your personal information to third parties:

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of supply terms and other agreements with you; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Space Made, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

External Links

The Website and App may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers 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 or the content of such sites. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Security

We place great importance on the security of all personally identifiable information associated with our users. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to personal information. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website or App; 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. It is advisable to close your browser when you have finished your user session to help ensure others do not access your personal information if you use a shared computer or a computer in a public place.

Where we store your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure cloud servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using industry approved technologies. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. We retain personal data until you decide to unsubscribe. This may include retention necessary to meet to identify issues or resolve legal proceedings. We may also retain aggregate information beyond this time for research purposes and to help us develop and improve our services. You cannot be identified from aggregate information retained or used for these purposes.

Your rights

You have the right under certain circumstances:

We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for marketing purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also object to receiving further marketing at any time without detriment.

You can also exercise the rights listed above at any time, raise a query about this policy, or amend your preferences, by contacting us at: [email protected]

How to raise a concern

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

Review and updates

We keep our policy under regular review in order to ensure that it properly reflects our use of personal data. Historic versions can be obtained by contacting us.

It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your relationship with us.

For more information on the General Data Protection Regulation you can call (UK) 01625 545 700 or visit the Information Commissioner's website at ico.org.uk.

Contact Us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to

The Building Society 55 Whitfield Street Fitzrovia London W1T 4AH