This document explains how we use your personal data.
Amada United Kingdom Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 1063206. Amada United Kingdom Limited is owned by Amada Co, Japan. This website is run and administered by Amada United Kingdom Limited, and Amada United Kingdom Limited is the data controller for all personal data collected through this website.
Amada is aware that the privacy of your personal data is important. We take the protection of any of your personal data in our possession very seriously; therefore, we would like to explain in plain language what data we maintain and how we strive to keep it accurate and secure.
The term 'products' is used herein to include products and services. The term 'customer' is used herein to include both suppliers of products to us and purchasers of products from us.
1. How we use your personal data
Amada UK is committed to ensuring personal data in our care is:
◦ Processed lawfully, fairly and in a manner transparent to the person involved.
◦ Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.
◦ Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is processed.
◦ Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
◦ Kept in a form which permits identification of the person for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the Personal Data is processed.
◦ Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the Personal Data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical and organizational measures.
◦ This section provides you with information about:
a. what personal data we hold and process;
b. in respect of personal data that we did not collect from you directly, where we obtained that data from, and what types of data we have collected;
c. the purposes for which we may process your personal data; and
d. the legal grounds on which we process your data.
◦ Contact data. We may process contact details that you provide to us ("contact data"). This contact data may include your name, telephone number, and email address, and may be provided through direct contact, our website or other publically available sources such as your website. We may use this contact data to send you a welcome email. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in introducing you to our company.
We may process your contact data if you decide to supply or purchase one of our products. Your contact data may be processed in this way for the purposes of performing our contract with you, or in taking steps at your request prior to entering into a contract.
Where you have provided your consent for us to do so, we may send you marketing communications, including communications regarding the latest promotions and offers regarding our products and services.
Unless you have requested us not to do so, if you are an existing customer, we may send you marketing communications by email goods and services similar to those which you have previously purchased from us or enquired about.
◦ Website data. We may process data about your use of our website and services ("website data"). The website data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the website data is our analytics tracking system. This website data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services.
The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.
◦ Notification data. We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you newsletters.
The legal basis for this processing is consent.
◦ Correspondence data. We may process information contained in or relating to any other communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping.
The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.
◦ Other processing activities. In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out above, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so or have entered into a written data processing agreement with you.
2. Providing your personal data to others
◦ Our partner service providers. We may disclose your data to our third-party service providers and banks, and other organisations that we work with in order to provide services to you. This may include other companies within the Amada group of companies.
◦ Our professional advisers. We may disclose your personal data to our professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of managing risks, obtaining professional advice and managing legal disputes.
◦ Where we provide your personal data to any third party. Where we share your personal data with any third party, we will ensure this processing is protected by appropriate safeguards including a suitable data processing agreement with that third party.
◦ To comply with legal obligations. In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data detailed above, we may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation we have to comply with, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another individual.
3. Transfers of your personal data outside of the European Economic Area
◦ Your personal data may be transferred and stored outside of the EEA. It may also be processed by our staff, or those of our suppliers, operating outside of the EEA.
◦ Where your personal data is transferred outside of the EEA, we will ensure that either (a) The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws of the country to which it is transferred, or (b) we have entered into a suitable data processing agreement with the third party situated in that country to ensure the adequate protection of your data. In all cases, transfers outside of the EEA will be protected by appropriate safeguards.
4. Retaining and deleting personal data
◦ Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
◦ We may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
◦ We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
◦ You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
◦ We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.
6. Your rights
◦ You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
a. your request not being found to be unfounded or excessive, in which case a charge may apply; and
b. the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
◦ We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
◦ You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
◦ In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
◦ The rights you have under data protection law are:
a. the right to access;
b. the right to rectification;
c. the right to erasure;
d. the right to restrict processing;
e. the right to object to processing;
f. the right to data portability;
g. the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
h. the right to withdraw consent.
◦ Your right to access your data. You have the right to ask us to confirm whether or not we process your personal data and, to have access to the personal data, and any additional information. That additional information includes the purposes for which we process your data, the categories of personal data we hold and the recipients of that personal data. You may request a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but we may charge a reasonable fee for additional copies.
◦ Your right to rectification. If we hold any inaccurate personal data about you, you have the right to have these inaccuracies rectified. Where necessary for the purposes of the processing, you also have the right to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
◦ Your right to erasure. In certain circumstances you have the right to have personal data that we hold about you erased. This will be done without undue delay. These circumstances include the following: it is no longer necessary for us to hold those personal data in relation to the purposes for which they were originally collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw your consent to any processing which requires consent; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are certain general exclusions of the right to erasure, including where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims.
◦ Your right to restrict processing. In certain circumstances you have the right for the processing of your personal data to be restricted. This is the case where: you do not think that the personal data we hold about you is accurate; your data is being processed unlawfully, but you do not want your data to be erased; it is no longer necessary for us to hold your personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you still require that personal data in relation to a legal claim; and you have objected to processing, and are waiting for that objection to be verified. Where processing has been restricted for one of these reasons, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only process it for other reasons: with your consent; in relation to a legal claim; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
◦ Your right to object to processing. You can object to us processing your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only as far as our legal basis for the processing is that it is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of our legitimate interests or those of a third party. If you make an objection, we will stop processing your personal information unless we are able to: demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing, and that these legitimate grounds override your interests, rights and freedoms; or the processing is in relation to a legal claim.
◦ Your right to object to direct marketing. You can object to us processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. If you make an objection, we will stop processing your personal data for this purpose.
◦ Your right to object for statistical purposes. You can object to us processing your personal data for statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for performing a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
◦ Automated data processing. To the extent that the legal basis we are relying on for processing your personal data is consent, and where the processing is automated, you are entitled to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, you may not have this right if it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
◦ Complaining to a supervisory authority. If you think that our processing of your personal data infringes data protection laws, you can lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do this in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
◦ Right to withdraw consent. To the extent that the legal basis we are relying on for processing your personal data is consent, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
◦ Exercising your rights. You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to our data protection contact specified below.
8. Our details
◦ This website is owned and operated by Amada United Kingdom Limited. We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 01063206, and our registered office is at Spennells Valley Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1XS.
◦ You can contact us:
a. by post, using the postal address given above;
b. using our website contact form;
c. by telephone, on the appropriate contact number published on our website; or
d. by email, using the appropriate email address published on our website.
9. Data protection contact
Our data protection contact is: Compliance Officer, who can be contacted via email: email@example.com or telephone: 01562 749 500.
Amada United Kingdom Ltd provides links for you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Amada United Kingdom Ltd of the site or any association with its operators. The Amada United Kingdom Ltd website may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Amada United Kingdom Ltd and Amada United Kingdom Ltd is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Amada United Kingdom Ltd is not responsible for web casting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site.
It may be necessary for us to amend this statement from time to time. Please make a note of the version date below:
Version Dated: 4th February 2022