Privacy

About this Privacy Policy

PDD Group Ltd (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which personal data we collect from you as a:

• User of this website
• Job applicant
• Volunteer taking part in our research/evaluation studies
• Visitor to our studio

For the purposes of GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018, the data controller is:

PDD Group Ltd
87 Richford Street
London W6 7HJ

Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

 

Use of this website

We may collect information about your computer, including where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration purposes. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

• To estimate our audience size and usage pattern
• To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests
• To speed up your searches
• To recognise you when you return to our site

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We use information held about you in the following ways:

• To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
• To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes
• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us
• To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so
• To notify you about changes to our service

We may also use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we may contact you about these by post, telephone, or email.

 

Job applicant

Any personal data that you submit to us for the purpose of applying for employment will be used for the purpose of matching you to current or future job vacancies with us. The personal data would generally include but not be limited to your name, home address, e-mail address, contact mobile/telephone numbers, CV and covering letter, and any other information relevant to your application.

We will store your personal data securely and only share it within the organisation with those individuals involved in the recruitment process and for the purposes of assessing your suitability for a position with us. We will only disclose your personal data outside of the organisation if we reasonably believe we are obliged to do so for legal reasons.

By submitting your personal data you are consenting to your data being processed within third party software, including cloud based packages, on our servers and by our staff.

We are entitled to hold your personal data for the legitimate purpose of human resource management so if your application to us is successful and you become an employee your data will be transferred into our personnel system and files.

In the event that your application is unsuccessful we will keep your personal data for 12 months after which time it will be destroyed unless we assess it is in our legitimate interest that you may be suitable for potential future vacancies that become available within PDD.

All personal data relating to any individual that has been employed by us but whose employment has terminated will be destroyed after 7 years beyond their termination date.

At all stages we will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure your personal data is stored securely and is maintained and up to date.

 

Volunteer taking part in our research/evaluation studies

Recruitment and incentives payments for the interviews are generally undertaken by our recruitment partners who are responsible for keeping personal details secure.

Where we collect personal data for studies, the information is held securely with restricted access and is not shared with any other organisation unless prior consent is provided.

Data will be retained for the period agreed with our clients.

 

Visitor to our studio

CCTV is used at our offices for security and personal safety reasons.

Signage is in place to inform visitors that we have CCTV and access to the data is controlled by our IT Manager.

 

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise the right at any time by contacting us at:

PDD Group Ltd
87 Richford Street
London W6 7HJ
[email protected]
T: +44 20 8735 1111

You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: +44 303 123 1113
https://ico.org.uk/concerns

 

Access to information

GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to access information held about you. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. If we do hold information about you we will:

• Give you a description of it
• Tell you why we are holding it
• Tell you who it has been/could be disclosed to
• Let you have a copy of the information

You may also request that data is amended to keep it up to date or the ‘right to erasure’, when we will delete any information we hold on you or put it beyond use, unless a regulatory or legal reason prevents this. Proof of identification will be required.

 

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to:

PDD Group Ltd
87 Richford Street
London W6 7HJ
[email protected]
T: + 44 20 8735 1111

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