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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Our commitment to privacy

Metia is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our users and clients. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you how we gather, define and utilise your information.

This policy applies to all information collected by us, or provided by you, on the Metia web site or in any other way (such by telephone or by email).

The information we collect

When you visit our web site or contact us by email or telephone you may choose to provide us with personal information, for example your name, company name, email address and phone number ("Information"). You may provide us with Information in a number of ways:

  • by supplying us with the Information as listed above, on an individual basis by completing a form on our web site, signing up to receive a newsletter, registering for an event or applying for a job; and

  • by corresponding with us by email, in which case we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

Our web site also collects non-personally identifiable information about you, such as the server your computer is logged onto and your browser type.

Cookies

Like many other web sites the Metia web site uses cookies and similar technologies such as tags and pixels (which we will refer to collectively as “Cookies”). Please see our Cookie Policy for further details of the Cookies used on the Metia web site and how you can block such Cookies.

How we use your personal information

When you provide personal information to us, we will use it for the purposes for which it was provided to us as stated at the point of collection (or as is obvious from the context of collection). Examples of the types of use are given in the ‘information we collect’ section above. The legal basis for processing your data is based on our legitimate interest to do so in accordance with the context in which it was provided, or based on your consent, for example where you have signed up to receive Metia newsletters.

We may also use your data to contact you with information about Metia's business, services and events, and other information which may be of interest to you. You can let us know at any time if you no longer wish to receive these communications by contacting privacy@metia.com or following the unsubscribe instructions contained in the communication.

Our web site does not collect or compile personal information for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes, or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

Data controller

Metia Limited (a company registered in England under registration number 1700444 and with its registered address at 77 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DU) is the data controller of any personal information collected through the Metia web site. If you have questions on privacy issues, please email us at privacy@metia.com.

Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have implemented generally accepted standards of physical, electronic, and operational procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Disclosure of your information

Metia may disclose your personal information to other companies in the Metia group, or to third party service providers who process information on Metia's behalf, or to government bodies and law enforcement agencies, where this is necessary to meet the purpose for which you submitted the information, or where we are required to do so by law. As a result, your personal information may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and countries that do not have laws that provide specific protection for personal information. By submitting personal information to Metia’s web site, the visitor is providing explicit consent to the transfer of such information for the fulfilment of their voluntary requests.

Sensitive personal information

Should you apply for a job with Metia you may provide us with information about yourself, including educational and employment background; job or career interest data; benefit choices; and other information by answering questions or tests. Job applications are supported and managed using third party services that are also connected to our websites.

Otherwise, we ask that you not send us or disclose any sensitive personal information (for example, social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background, or trade union membership) on or through our websites or via other means.

Your consent

By using our web site you consent to our collection and use of the Information as described in this Privacy Policy and in our Cookie Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our web site or otherwise notify you to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

Third party sites

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our web site to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including web sites which are linked to ours is subject to that web site’s own rules and policies.

Data retention

The personal information you submit to us will only be retained for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected as outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is permitted or required by law.

Your rights

Metia has a legal obligation to ensure that your information is kept accurate and up to date. Please assist us to comply with this obligation by ensuring that you inform us of any changes to your information. You have the right to request details of the information we hold about you and to delete or rectify any inaccurate information about you by sending us a written request to privacy@metia.com.

If you have a serious concern about how we handle your information, or you would like to lodge a complaint, you may do so by contacting The Information Commissioners Office.