GDPR

From 25/5/18 companies will no longer be able to contact you without your consent, due to an update to the general data protection regulations. Because of this, you will no longer receive industry news, technical updates, information about offers or new training modules from Quidos. If you still want to receive updates from us, simply fill out the form below with the word ‘please send me Quidos email updates’ in the subject box.

This privacy policy sets out how Quidos Ltd processes and protects and information about you given to Quidos Ltd when using this website and the Quidos application system.

 

Quidos Ltd is committed to ensure that your privacy is protected. We are registered with the Information Commission’s Office as a data controller under reference: Z9808068.

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What information is being collected?

We may collect the following information:

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Date of Birth
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences, etc.
  • Other information relevant customer surveys and/or offers
  • Passport, Driving licence or other documentation for the purposes of proving your identity

Who is collecting it?

Your information will be collected and collated by Quidos, with all accreditation-related information being securely held on a secure server.

Data Access Request

You have the right to have control over what data Quidos holds on you, to be able to update any information that may be incorrect, or to request that certain data be removed. You can make data access requests by emailing or telephoning Quidos however for ease we request that you complete the following document . We will reply to you within 30 days to confirm that the request has been carried out.

How does an Individual submit a data subject request?

To access the data subject access request form please CLICK HERE then email the completed form to QAS@quidos.co.uk 

Data requests are at no cost to the individual.

How is it collected?

Your personal information will be gathered upon application for accreditation, and in some cases, when sending a query through the online forms.

If you believe that any of the information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us, in writing, as soon as possible. Our contact details can be found at the bottom of the page.

Why is it being collected?

Personal information is collected to maintain the standard of our services and products and provide proof of identity as well as to ensure we are able to assist you with queries or issues you may be experiencing. As a government-approved energy assessor accreditation scheme, we have a legal obligation to process personal information in accordance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations.

How will it be used?

Your personal information will be used to process your application, for the purposes of confirming your identity, for when we need to contact you and to manage your ongoing membership with the Quidos Accreditation Scheme.

 

And for the following marketing purposes.

 

To make you aware of our current collection of CPD courses and CPD special offers.

To provide you with industry relevant news

To be kept up to date on all other Quidos events, offers and competitions

Who will it be shared with?

Under no circumstances will we give your personal information to third-parties, outside of the requirements of operation of an accreditation scheme.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

 

Any documents uploaded using the Quidos secure uploader are held securely and are encrypted at rest and in transit.  Only named personal have access to these records and they are only ever used for the purposes of identity checking.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

 

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

 

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.