In accordance with the New Data Protection Regulation 25th May 2018.
Who are we?
We are Airport Transfers UK
As an affiliate, we offer a range of taxi and chauffeur service using the services of third party operators.
What is this privacy statement about?
To supply our customers with our services we need to use information about you, and some of that may be personal or private. For example we may need to know your name and address, details of how you would like to be contacted (e.g. your mobile phone number), or how you would like to pay for the services we provide you.
As we do this, we’d like you to take some time to read this privacy statement. It will explain what information we might collect about you, why we collect it, what we may use it for, and who we may give it to. We’ll also explain your rights towards your information and how we look after it while we have it.
What information do we collect about you?
The information we collect about you may vary based on what service we provide to you.
Typically we need details like:
- Your name and address so we know who you are and what services you need from us;
- Your contact details like phone number or email so that we can keep in touch with you about a particular transfer you have booked with us.
If you need special help or consideration, we may also need information about your health or social circumstances. We’ll only collect this sort of information where you let us know that we need to make provisions to meet your special transfer needs in providing you with our services.
We only collect information about you that we need to ensure you get the best service from us. We respect your privacy and we will never send you unsolicited messages or offers. Once a booking is complete all booking details are securely archived.
How do we collect information about you?
We prefer to collect the information we need directly from you. That way, you know what we have, and we can be sure you’ve provided us with the most accurate and up-to-date information. We will usually do this:
- When you book online with us
- When you contact us for any reason
- If you complete an online form
What do we do with the information we collect about you?
We use your information in various ways, such as to:
- Meet the purposes that you provided your information for
- Provide you with the transfer/chauffeur/taxi services you want and seek feedback
- Where relevant to you, administer your account, including;
- Account invoicing
- Seeking your views on any service we’ve provided
- Dealing with any problems, enquiries, or complaints you may have
- Resolving unpaid bills
Who do we share your information with?
We appreciate that you have provided your information to us and may not want us to share it with other people or organisations, however sometimes it is necessary for us to do so.
We only share your information where we are permitted or required to by law, or where you have requested us to do so. We may share your information with, for example:
- Any of your family, associates, or someone who represents you, where you have asked us to do so;
- Our vetted and licenced drivers/operators who provide you with our transfer services;
- External agencies like the local authority licencing authority, police, or fire service in the event of an emergency situation;
- Any person or organisation where we are required to because of a Court order, legal duty, or statutory obligation
We are careful to minimise such sharing.
How do we look after and secure your information?
When we use information about you we take all reasonable efforts to do so fairly and lawfully.
We think it likely that our customers know we use information about them, and we provide notices of such wherever we can.
We never use information about you unless it is lawful for us to do so and we have a clearly defined need or purpose.
When we collect information about you we ensure that we minimise what we collect. We try to collect enough accurate and up to date information to ensure we provide you with the excellent, efficient customer service you demand and no more. We try not to keep your information for longer than we need it and we ensure that the records we have about you are managed properly and deleted promptly and securely when we no longer need them.
We make every effort to ensure your rights towards your information, which we detail below.
We take appropriate care to secure the information we hold about you. We have robust technical security such as passwords and information encryption. We also have policies and procedures to ensure your information is only available to our drivers who need to see it to do their job, and we train those drivers appropriately.
Also, we establish robust procedures and contracts to extend these protections to any other person or organisation we may need to give your information to.
In everything we do with your information we try to be fair, lawful, and open, and we take seriously our obligations towards your privacy and the protection of information we may hold about you.
On our websites
When visiting our website, you may also be providing us with certain information via our use of website ‘cookies’.
No data transmission over the internet can ever be entirely secure. While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its security and you must be aware of this when using our websites.
Our websites may contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own Terms & Conditions and privacy policies and that we cannot accept responsibility for their content. This privacy statement applies only to our website.
By email and phone
If you have contacted us by email, or provided an email address, we may use that to contact you if we need to.
You should also be aware that information conveyed by email could be deliberately or accidentally intercepted or corrupted. Whilst we make every effort to ensure that emails we send to you are free from viruses this cannot be guaranteed. We recommend that you scan all email for viruses with appropriate and frequently updated virus checking software.
If you have given us you phone number (landline or mobile), we may use it to contact you if we need to, including sending texts. If you call our customer contact line, we also record your phone call, for security and training purposes, and to ensure we record the details of your contact.
Please let us know if your mobile phone number or email address changes so that we can keep this information up to date.
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you certain rights towards your personal information. We take all reasonable efforts to ensure we allow you to exercise those rights.
You have the right to see all the personal information we hold about you. We’ll handle routine enquiries as part of our usual customer service. We charge a £10 fee for each request (as we are allowed to by law).
Once we receive your written request, any clarifications, identification, and £10 payment we respond as soon as we can within forty calendar days.
You have the right to stop us causing you ‘damage or distress’
Unless you have consented to us using your information, or have a contract with us, or we are acting to comply with a legal obligation or in a life or death situation, you can object to us using your personal information in a way that causes you ‘substantial and unwarranted damage or distress’.
Damage means that we will use or have used your information in a way that caused you some loss or harm which we shouldn’t have.
Distress means that we will use or have used your information in a way that caused you some upset or anguish which was more than an annoyance.
You can write to us and ask us to stop using your information in that way. We will respond within 21 days.
You have the right to have your information corrected.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information we have about you is accurate and up to date. If you think that what we have is not accurate or up to date, please tell us as soon as possible and we will ensure it is corrected.
You have the right to stop us direct marketing to you
Sometimes we will promote our transfer / chauffeur services and so we may send you offers or make you aware of products that help with this. Also, from time to time we may tell you about other offers we think may interest you.
Every time we contact you about such offers we will give you the opportunity not to hear about anymore.
If you don’t want to receive such offers at all, please let us know via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to stop us taking ‘automated decisions’ about you
We do not use software to take automated decisions about you.
Changes to this statement
From time to time, we may amend this privacy statement to reflect changes in the law, guidance from the ICO, our experience of handling your information, or for other legitimate reasons. We will do this by posting the amended privacy statement on this website. We therefore suggest you check this statement from time to time to ensure you are aware of the latest version.
Like many other Web sites, www.airporttransfers-uk.co.uk makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
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