Sirenum Limited (Company Number 08749533) of Winston House, 349 Regents Park Road, London N3 1DH, UK (we, us or our) offers and provides human resource management software and services (Services) to our clients (Clients) via the Sirenum website, “MySirenum” mobile application and web applications (Platform).
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (Act), we are the data controller except where we act as a data processor for and under the instructions of a Client.
2. WHOM AND WHAT THIS POLICY APPLIES TO
We handle data in our own right and also for and on behalf of our Clients and other users.
If, at any time, an individual provides data or other information about someone other than himself or herself, the individual warrants that they have that person’s consent to provide such information for the purpose specified.
Services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18 years).
In the course of business it is necessary for us to collect data. This information allows us to identify who an individual is for the purposes of our business, share data when required as part of the Services, contact the individual in the ordinary course of business and transact with the individual. Without limitation, the type of information we may collect is:
Personal Information. We may collect personal details such as an individual’s name, sex, date of birth, nationality, images and other information that allows us to identify who the individual is;
Contact Information. We may collect information such as an individual’s email address, telephone number, third-party usernames, residential, business and postal address and other information that allows us to contact the individual;
Employment Information. We may collect information relating to an individual’s employment status, place of work and salary that allows us (or a client) to provide human resources management tools to our users.
Financial Information. We may collect financial information related to an individual such as any bank or credit card details used to transact with us and other information that allows us to transact with the individual and/or provide them with our services;
Statistical Information. We may collect information about an individual’s online and offline preferences, habits, movements, trends, decisions, associations, memberships, finances, purchases and other information for statistical purposes;
Device Information. We collect device-specific information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, advertising identifier, unique application identifiers, and other unique device identifiers, browser type, language, wireless and mobile network information (including IMEI, mobile phone number and IP address); and
Geo-location Information. We may collect precise GPS location from mobile devices and WiFi and IP addresses received from your browser or device may be used to determine geolocation.
Services integrations. We may collect information when you integrate with a third-party service and the third party may share certain information about your account with us (we do not receive or store your passwords for any of these third-party services).
Information an individual sends us. We may collect any personal information that an individual sends us, or that is sent to us by others, including individual’s activities, images, communications and activities with our partners.
We may also collect anonymous data such as traffic and transaction statistics, which may be used and shared on an aggregated and anonymous basis.
4. HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
Most information will be collected in association with an individual’s use of the Sirenum Service, an enquiry about Sirenum or generally dealing with us. However, we may also receive data from other sources such as advertising, an individual’s own promotions, public records, mailing lists, contractors, staff, recruitment agencies and directly from our Clients as part of providing the Services. In particular, information is likely to be collected as follows:
Registrations/Users. When an individual register an account, list, account, connection or other process whereby they enter data details or grant access to information in order to receive or access the Platform, transactions or services;
Accounts/Memberships. When an individual submits their details to open an account and/or become a member with us;
When an individual grants us access to their accounts with our business partners (such as credit reference or fraud prevention agencies);
When a Client provides us with information on individual’s for the purpose of providing the Services;
Supply/Contact. When an individual supplies us with goods or services, or contacts us in any way;
Pixel Tags. Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read and they tell us whether mail has been opened.
As there are many circumstances in which we may collect information both electronically and physically, we will endeavour to ensure that an individual is always aware of when their data is being collected.
5. HOW DATA IS STORED
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and with third parties. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. Note that wherever possible we will ensure that such parties are subject to a similar regime in their jurisdiction.
By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
6. WHEN DATA IS USED
In general, the primary principle is that we will not use any data other than for the purpose for which it was collected other than with the individual’s permission. The purpose of collection is determined by the circumstances in which the information was collected and/or submitted.
In particular, we will share and process data relating to specific individuals in the course of providing the Services to our Client, in a manner compliant with the Act.
Information will also be used to enable us to operate our business, especially as it relates to an individual. This may include:
verifying an individual’s identity;
communicating with an individual about:
their relationship with us;
our goods and services;
our own marketing and promotions to customers and prospects;
competitions, surveys and questionnaires;
investigating any complaints about or made by an individual, or if we have reason to suspect that an individual is in breach of any of our terms and conditions or that an individual is or has been otherwise engaged in any unlawful activity; and/or
as required or permitted by any law (including the Act).
There are some circumstances in which we must disclose an individual’s information:
where we reasonably believe that an individual may be engaged in fraudulent, deceptive or unlawful activity that a governmental authority should be made aware of;
as required by any law (including the Act); and/or
in order to sell our business or part thereof (as we may transfer data to a new owner).
If you publicly post about Sirenum, or communicate directly with us, on a social media website, we may collect and process the data contained in such posts or in your public profile for the purpose of addressing any customers services requests you may have and to monitor and influence the public opinion in respect of Sirenum.
7. WHEN DATA IS DISCLOSED
It may be necessary for us to disclose an individual’s data to third parties in a manner compliant with the Act in the course of our business, such as for processing activities like website hosting.
We will not disclose or sell an individual’s data to unrelated third parties under any circumstances, unless we employ other companies to perform tasks on our behalf and we need to share your information with them to provide products and services to you.
There are some circumstances in which we must disclose an individual’s information:
Where we reasonably believe that an individual may be engaged in fraudulent, deceptive or unlawful activity that a governmental authority should be made aware of;
As required by any law (including the Act) including court orders; and/or
In order to sell our business (as we may transfer data to a new owner).
We may partner with or utilise third-party service providers (such as Gmail from Google, Inc) to communicate with an individual and to store contact details about an individual. These service providers may be located outside the United Kingdom, (including the United States of America).
If the Company gets involved in a merger, asset sale, financing, liquidation or bankruptcy, or acquisition of all or some portion of the business to another company, we may share information with that company before and after the transaction closes.
8. THIRD PARTY SERVICES, WEBSITES AND Accounts
We may share an individual’s information with third parties for the processing and storage of certain personal information. For example:
all information may be processed and stored with cloud service providers (such as Amazon Web Services); and
information related to work experience and qualifications will be processed by background check service providers (such as Onfido);
We recommend that you read the privacy policies of third party service providers so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain service providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction (including outside the EEA). So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in United Kingdom and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation (including the USA Patriot Act).
The information we may obtain from those services often depends on your settings or their privacy policies. We recommend that you read any third party privacy policies before entering any personal information.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your device if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your device’s hard drive. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Platform.
We use the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies.These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Platform. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Platform.
Analytical/performance cookies.They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors, track views of content and to see how users move around the Platform when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Platform works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies.These are used to recognise you when you return to the Platform or when you have logged into the Platform already. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
Tracking cookies. These enable us to track use of content from the Platform (on third party services, such as posts on social media networks), in accordance with your third party settings.
Targeting cookies.These cookies record your visit to the Platform, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Platform more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
If you are unclear about the types of functions of cookies we use, please contact us for more information.
10. CONSENT TO COLLECTION OF DATA
An individual may opt to not have us collect their data and communicate with them. This may prevent us from offering them some or all of our services and may terminate their access to some or all of the services they access with or through us. They will be aware of this when:
Opt In. Where relevant, the individual will have the right to choose to have information collected and/or receive information from us; or
Opt Out. Where relevant, the individual will have the right to choose to exclude himself or herself from some or all collection of information and/or receiving information from us.
If an individual believes that they have received information from us that they did not opt in or out to receive, they should contact us on the details below.
11. THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF DATA
We will take all reasonable precautions to protect an individual’s data from unauthorised access. This includes appropriately securing our physical facilities and electronic networks.
The security of online transactions and the security of communications sent by electronic means or by post cannot be guaranteed. Each individual that provides information to us via the internet or by post does so at their own risk. We cannot accept responsibility for misuse or loss of, or unauthorised access to, data where the security of information is not within our control.
We are not responsible for the privacy or security practices of any third party (including third parties that we are permitted to disclose an individual’s data to in accordance with this policy or any applicable laws). The collection and use of an individual’s information by such third parties may be subject to separate privacy and security policies.
If an individual suspects any misuse or loss of, or unauthorised access to, their data, they should let us know immediately.
We are not liable for any loss, damage or claim arising out of another person’s use of the data where we were authorised to provide that person with the data.
12. HOW TO ACCESS AND/OR UPDATE INFORMATION
The Act gives you the right to request from us the data that we have about you.
If an individual cannot update his or her own information, we will correct any errors in the data we hold about an individual within 7 days of receiving written notice from them about those errors.
It is an individual’s responsibility to provide us with accurate and truthful data. We cannot be liable for any information that is provided to us that is incorrect.
We may charge an individual a reasonable fee for our costs incurred in meeting any of their requests to disclose the data we hold about them.
13. COMPLAINTS AND DISPUTES
If an individual has a complaint about our handling of their data, they should address their complaint in writing to the details below.
If we have a dispute regarding an individual’s data, we both must first attempt to resolve the issue directly between us.
If we become aware of any unauthorised access to an individual’s data we will inform them at the earliest practical opportunity once we have established what was accessed and how it was accessed.
14. ADDITIONS TO THIS POLICY
15. CONTACTING US
All correspondence with regards to privacy should be addressed to:The Data Controller/Processor
You may contact us by email in the first instance.