Our APECS mission is to invest our experience to consistently provide our customers with superior quality hardware products that satisfy their needs and exceed expectations. That mission covers all activities that we do on the daily basis, and extends to our off-line and online.
APECS cares about your privacy. For this reason, we collect and use personal data only for us to deliver to you our products and services, and we promise to never disclose your information to a third party. We conform fully to the Data Protection Act of 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 2018.
This Policy outlines the legal basis on which we process your Personal Data and provides other information required by the GDPR. We encourage you to read this Policy as well as our Terms and Conditions of Use (referred to throughout as our "Terms").
If at any time you have questions about our practices or any of your rights described in the Policy, you may reach our internal dedicated manager by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This inbox is actively monitored and managed so that we can deliver an experience that you can confidently trust.
Likewise, we’ve also created a Privacy Center to provide you with quick links to access your APECS Newsletter Account Settings, APECS Trade account setting.
We are APECS Consult Ltd. (referred to herein as "APECS", "we", "us", or "our"). We design, manufacture and distribute door hardware and locks, for example, ("Products"): locks, cylinders, door accessories and etc.
"Personal Data" is information that can be used to identify you, directly or indirectly, alone or together with other information.
Your personal data includes information such as:
We collect information so that we can provide the best possible experience when you use our Products and/our Services. Much of what you likely consider personal data is collected directly from you when you:
However, we also collect additional information when delivering our Products and Services to you to ensure that you receive the best service possible. These methods of collection may not be as obvious to you, so we wanted to highlight and explain below a bit more about what these might be (as they vary from time to time) and how they work:
We aggregate and centralize Personal Data for purposes of analytics, innovation, and to develop products and provide enhanced services to our customers.
You can manage your communication preferences by registering for and logging into your account at our Privacy Center.
We strongly believe in both minimizing the data we collect and limiting its use and purpose to only that (1) for which we have been given permission, (2) as necessary to deliver the Services you purchase or interact with, or (3) as we might be required or permitted for legal compliance or other lawful purposes. These uses include:
Delivering, improving, updating and enhancing the Services we provide to you. We collect various information relating to your purchase, use and/or interactions with our Services. We utilize this information to:
Often, much of the data collected is aggregated or statistical data about how individuals use our Services, and is not linked to any personal data, but to the extent it is itself personal data, or is linked or linkable to personal data, we treat it accordingly.
Communicating with you. We may contact you directly regarding products or services you have purchased from us, such as necessary to deliver service related communications. We may also contact you with offers for additional services we think you’ll find valuable if you give us consent, or where allowed based upon legitimate interests. You don’t need to provide consent as a condition to purchase our goods or services. These contacts may include:
You may also update your subscription preferences with respect to receiving communications from us and/or our partners by signing into your account and visiting Privacy center or your Trade Account page.
If you make use of a service that allows you to import contacts (ex. using email marketing services to send emails on your behalf), we will only use the contacts and any other personal information for the requested service. If you believe that anyone has provided us with your personal information and you would like to request for it be removed from our database, please contact us at email@example.com.
Sharing with trusted third parties. We may share your personal data with third parties with which we have partnered to allow you to integrate their services into our own Services, and with trusted third party service providers as necessary for them to perform services on our behalf, such as:
We only share your personal data as necessary for trusted third party to provide the services as requested or as needed on our behalf. These third parties (and any subcontractors) are subject to strict data processing terms and conditions and are prohibited from utilizing, sharing or retaining your personal data for any purpose other than as they have been specifically contracted for (or without your consent).
Compliance with legal, regulatory and law enforcement requests. We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (such as subpoena requests), to protect our property and rights or the property and rights of a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we consider to be illegal or unethical.
To the extent we are legally permitted to do so, we will take reasonable steps to notify you in the event that we are required to provide your personal information to third parties as part of legal process.
Targeted advertisements. Targeted ads or interest-based offers may be presented to you based on your activities on our webpages, and other websites, and based on the products you currently own. These offers will display as varying product banners presented to you while browsing. We also partner with third parties to manage our advertising on our webpages and other websites. Our third party partners may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about such activities in order to provide you with advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests, and to measure advertising effectiveness. If you wish to opt out of interest-based advertising click here. Please note you will continue to receive generic ads.
In certain cases, separate consent is not required, including for legitimate interests.
For example, the following areas include processing covered by Legitimate Interests, subject to applicable law:
To easily access, view, update, delete or port your personal data (where available), or to update your subscription preferences, please sign into your Trade Account or Newsletter Subscription Account or visit our Privacy Center for additional information and guidance for accessing, updating or deleting data.
If you make a request to delete your personal data and that data is necessary for the products or services you have purchased, the request will be honored only to the extent it is no longer necessary for any Services purchased or required for our legitimate business purposes or legal or contractual record keeping requirements.
If you are unable for any reason to access your Account Settings or our Privacy Center, you may also contact us by one of the methods described in the “Contact Us” section below.
We follow generally accepted standards to store and protect the personal data we collect, both during transmission and once received and stored, including utilization of encryption where appropriate. We have certain procedures in place to detect, report and investigate a personal data breach.
We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to provide the Services you have requested and thereafter for a variety of legitimate legal or business purposes. These might include retention periods:
If you have any questions about the security or retention of your personal data, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some browsers allow you to automatically notify websites you visit not to track you using a “Do Not Track” signal. There is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, we currently do not alter our practices when we receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit www.allaboutdnt.com.
If you have any questions, concerns or complaints about us by email at email@example.com. We will respond to all requests, inquiries or concerns within thirty 3 working days.
Compliance Team, Apecs Consult Ltd., Unit 4, Navigation Point, Golds Hill Way, Tipton, DY4 0PY
We will respond to all requests, inquiries or concerns within thirty 3 working days.
If you need to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, you can find their contact details on their website at www.ico.org.uk