G4S Privacy Statement
This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you in accordance with the:General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for the European Union
It contains important information on how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.
G4S may collect, use and be responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we may be regulated under the GDPR, which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom). To the extent GDPR is applicable, we would be responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of that law.
What Information Do We Collect
Under GDPR, personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
On our websites, we collect and use personal information (including name, address, telephone number and email) to:
- Respond to queries or requests submitted by you
- Process orders or applications submitted by you
- Administer or otherwise carry out our obligations in relation to any agreement you have with us
- Anticipate and resolve problems with any services supplied to you
- Understand and save your preferences for future visits.
Information Collected From Other Sources
We also collect cookies on our site. You can read about the cookies we collect here: http://www.g4s.us/en/policies/cookies
We collect information to analyze the performance of our websites and how different parts of our website are used. We use Google Analytics to do this.
Google analytics stores information about how users get to our sites and from which device types, how content is being used while on the site and how long users spend on our site.
Google Analytics also provides information on interests and demographics of our visitors.
The information is collected using a tag placed on our websites and does not relate to any personally identifiable information being collected.
You can read Google’s Data Processing Amendment online here.
You can read Google’s Data retention policy here.
G4S has set our analytics not to expire i.e. the information will be retained to allow us to analyze trends in our website usage over time.
We use trusted third-party services that track information on our behalf about your use of the website, access to links, and access to pages/files.
How Can I Opt-Out Of This Data Collection
If you want to opt out of Google Analytics collection you can install a browser add on.
If you wish to opt out of data collection for demographic and interest data you can do this using Google Ad Settings here.
Whether We Need Your Consent
We do not need your consent if we use special categories of your personal information in accordance with our written policy to carry out our legal obligations. In limited circumstances, we may approach you for your written consent to allow us to process certain particularly sensitive data. If we do so, we will provide you with full details of information that we would like and the reason we need it, so that you can carefully consider whether you wish to consent.
How Long Your Personal Information Will Be Kept
We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
We will hold personal data for the period we are required to retain this information by applicable law. In some circumstances, we may anonymize your personal information so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.
G4S has agreed to retain the information collected in Google Analytics indefinitely to allow us to analyze trends in our website usage over time. This is not personally identifiable information.
Transfer Of Your Information Out Of The Eea
We may transfer your personal information to other G4S businesses which are located outside of the United States or the European Economic Area (EEA)to respond to any queries submitted to us via our website or social channels.
You can see the full list of the countries where G4S operates using the country sites selector in the top navigation of our website.
Some G4S entities located outside the United Kingdom and EEA.may not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. While the European Commission has not given a formal decision that such countries provide an adequate level of data protection similar to those which apply in the United Kingdom and EEA, any transfer of your personal information collected in the United Kingdom or the EEA or otherwise covered by GDPR will be subject to suitable relevant safeguards, e.g. European Commission approved contract of the GDPR, that are designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal information.
To the extent the GDPR is applicable, you have a number of important rights. Under certain circumstances, you have the right to:
- Request access to your personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this Privacy Notice is already designed to address.
- Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
- Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
- Object to processing of your personal information where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
- Object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you.
- Object in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information.
- Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, please see the guidance from your country’s government on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation. In some circumstances you can claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
- email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- let us have enough information to identify you,
- let us have proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill), and
- let us know the information to which your request relates.
In the limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time.
To withdraw your consent, please contact email@example.com. Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.
Keeping Your Personal Information Secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorized way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorized manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
Data Protection Officer
We have appointed a data protection officer (DPO) to oversee compliance with this privacy notice. If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle your personal information, please contact the DPO by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To the extent GDPR applies, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to your country’s supervisory authority for data protection issues.
Changes To This Privacy Notice
This privacy notice was published on June 18, 2018 and last updated on June 18, 2018.
We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, and we will provide you with a new privacy notice on this page: www.g4s.us/privacy-statement
How To Contact Us
Please contact our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com if you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information we hold about you.
If you would like to report any issues with our website please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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