Who we are

Fortis Security and Protection Limited collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the GDPR which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.

Our website address is: https://www.fortis-limited.co.uk.

This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

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).

We collect and use personal information (including name, address, telephone number and email) in order 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

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We collect information to analyse 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 whilst 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 Googles Data Processing Amendment online here.

You can read Googles Data retention policy here

Fortis Security and Protection Limited has set our analytics not to expire i.e. the information will be retained in order to allow us to analyse trends in our website usage over time.

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.

Who we share your personal information with

We will share personal information with other Fortis Security and Protection Ltd businesses as appropriate in order to respond to your queries or requests.

We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.

We will not share your personal information with any other third party and we will only provide your personal information which we consider is necessary for the performance of that reason.

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 UK tax law (currently 6 years). 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.

Transfer of your information out of the EEA

We will not transfer your personal information outside of the EEA.

How we protect your personal information

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised 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 authorised 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.

What rights you have over your personal information

GDPR provides you with certain rights in respect to your personal information. You have the right to:

Request access to your personal information.

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, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, accessible via https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.  

If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:

  • email, call or write to us at info@fortis-limited.co.uk
  • provide enough information to identify you,
  • provide proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill), and
  • inform us of 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 info@fortis-limited.co.uk.  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.

Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy notice was last updated on 3rd December 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.