1. Introduction

1.1 About Us

Watkin Jones PLC ("we," "us," or "our") is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information.

1.2 Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our data practices, please contact us at:

  • Address: 50 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6LX
  • Email: info@watkinjones.com
  • Phone: +44 (0) 330 912 4000

1.3 Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We will notify you of any significant changes by posting an updated version on our website or by other appropriate means.

2. Information We Collect

2.1 Personal Information

We may collect various types of personal information, including but not limited to:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Postal address
  • Phone number
  • IP address
  • Cookies and usage data (see section 2.3)

2.2 Non-Personal Information

We may also collect non-personal information, such as browser type, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

2.3 Cookies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance your experience on our website. For more information about how we use cookies and how you can manage your cookie preferences, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

3. How We Use Your Information

3.1Legal Basis for Processing

We process your personal information based on one or more of the following legal grounds:

  • Your consent
  • The necessity of processing for the performance of a contract
  • Compliance with a legal obligation
  • Protection of vital interests
  • Legitimate interests pursued by us or a third party

3.2 Purposes of Processing

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our services
  • To communicate with you
  • To send you marketing and promotional materials (with your consent)
  • To analyse website usage and improve our services
  • To fulfil legal and regulatory obligations

3.3 Third-Party Sharing

We may share your personal information with trusted third parties, including service providers, business partners, and authorities, in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We will never sell your personal information to third parties.

4. Your Rights

4.1 Access and Rectification

You have the right to access and correct your personal information held by us. You may do so by contacting us at info@watkinjones.com

4.2 Withdrawal of Consent

If we rely on your consent as a legal basis for processing your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.

4.3 Data Portability

You have the right to receive a copy of your personal information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

4.4 Erasure

You may request the erasure of your personal information under certain circumstances, subject to legal obligations.

4.5 Complaints

If you believe your data protection rights have been violated, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) or another supervisory authority.

5. Security

5.1 Data Security Measures

We implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

5.2 Data Breach Notification

In the event of a data breach that may result in a high risk to your rights and freedoms, we will notify you and the relevant authorities in accordance with legal requirements.

6. Children's Privacy

Our website is not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe we have inadvertently collected such information, please contact us so we can promptly delete it.

7. Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any linked sites you visit.

8. Data Retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with applicable laws.

9. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or the processing of your personal information, please contact us using the information provided in section 1.2.

This privacy policy template serves as a starting point, and you should tailor it to your specific website and data processing activities. Additionally, it's important to stay informed about changes in data protection regulations and periodically review and update your privacy policy accordingly. Consulting with legal professionals is advisable to ensure full compliance with UK data protection laws.