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Data Protection Privacy Policy  

This Privacy Policy (the Policy) describes how Wattle Solutions Ltd collects, uses and shares the information you provide to us and the information we collect in the course of operating our business and our website. 

In this Policy when we refer to Wattle or “we”/“us”/“our” we mean Wattle Solutions Ltd (Wattle), and any subsidiaries. Our registered office is at Bath Road Studios, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3HG and we are a company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales (registered number 08497255).   

Wattle Solutions Ltd (Wattle), and any subsidiaries. Our registered office is at Bath Road Studios, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3HG 

We may revise this Policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you. 

This Policy describes: 

  • The information that we collect 
  • How we use the information we collect 
  • How we share the information with third parties 
  • Keeping your information and information security 
  • Your choices and rights 
  • Cookies 
  • How to contact us and other important information 

The information that we collect and where we get it from


"Personal information" is any information that can be used to identify you or that we can link to you and which we have in our possession or control – i.e., data we collect from you, the way in which it is collected and the purposes for which it is collected and used. 

We will collect and process the following personal information about you: 

Information that you provide to us


We will process personal information that you give to us including when you email us or contact us through various channels as follows: 

  • Signing up for services on our site: when you sign up for newsletters or when you contact us with queries or respond to our communications the personal information you provide may include your full name, job title, telephone number, email address and content, date and time of your correspondence and information about  your business. 
  • In connection with our provision of customer services: if you are a client of Wattle, you will provide us with personal information when you or the organisation you represent becomes a client. If you are not a client, we may collect or receive your personal information because you are involved in one of our client’s matters. 

Information we otherwise collect about you


We will also collect information about when you use our services or when we otherwise interact or correspond with you. We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit our website. We may, for example, collect information about the type of device you use to access the website, your IP address and your geographic location, the operating system and version, your browser type, the content you view and features you access on our website, the web pages and the search terms you enter on our website. For information about how we use Cookies and the choices you may have, please see our Cookies Policy below. 

In order to facilitate sound information security practices our technical solution providers record interactions with this website in the form of Website server logs, this records your remote IP Address, the resources accessed on our website, date/time and your browser information. This information will be retained for up to 12 months to support our efforts in auditing and to safeguard our website. 

Information we obtain from other sources


  • If you apply for a position with us, we may collect personal information relating to past employment, qualifications and education, opinions from third parties about you, past employment history and other details about you, which may be provided to us by a third party that provides background screening services to us. 
  • If we collect or receive your personal information in the context of our provision of customer services, we might receive information from third parties such as your organisation, other parties relevant to the services we are providing (e.g., a colleague might request sign-up for you for CMS or Support access) and others such as consultants as part of vendor selection. That information could include your name, contact details, employment details and other information relevant to the services that we are providing to our clients. 

How we use the information we collect


We may use your personal information for the following purposes: 

  1. to provide services to the relevant customer or organisations. 
  2. to engage in activity in relation to our customer services. This may include sending you newsletters, updates, event invitations and other information that may be of interest to you. 
  3. where you have applied for a position with us, to review and process your job application. 
  4. to comply with legal or regulatory obligations that we must discharge. 
  5. to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, or for the purposes of legal proceedings. 
  6. log your use of our website or our other online services for our own legitimate business purposes, which may include the analysis of usage, measurement of site performance, generation of reports, 
  7. to look into any complaints or queries you may have. 
  8. to prevent and respond to actual or potential fraud or illegal activities, and 
  9. to collate, process and share any statistics based on an aggregation of information held by us, provided that any individual is not identified from the resulting analysis and the collation, processing and dissemination of such information is permitted by law. 

Grounds for using your personal information


We rely on the following legal grounds to process your personal information, namely: 

  • Performance of a contract - we may need to collect and use your personal information to enter into a contract with you or to perform our obligations under a contract with you. 
  • Legitimate interests - we may use your personal information for our legitimate interests, some examples of which are given above. 
  • Compliance with law or regulation - we may use your personal information as necessary to comply with applicable laws/regulations. 
  • Consent - we may (but usually do not) need your consent to use your personal information. You can withdraw your consent by contacting us (see below). 

How we share information with third parties


We share personal information with our offices around the world and the various companies and entities that make up our global network. As a result, your personal information may be transferred to locations outside Europe as well as within it for the purposes described above. 

We may also share your personal information outside Wattle. This may include: 

  • Third party agents/suppliers or contractors, bound by obligations of confidentiality, in connection with the processing of your personal information for the purposes described in this Policy. This may include, but is not limited to, IT and communications service providers. 
  • Third parties relevant to the services that we provide. This may include, but is not limited to, counterparties to litigation, professional service providers, regulators, authorities and governmental institutions. 

Protecting your data outside the EEA (EU Member States and Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway)


We may transfer data that we collect from you to third-party data processors in countries that are outside the EEA such as Australia or the USA.  This might be required, for example, in order to fulfil your service, process your payment details or provide support services. 

If we do this, we have procedures in place to ensure your data receives the same protection as if it were being processed inside the EEA. For example, our contracts with third parties stipulate the standards they must follow at all times. 

Any transfer of your personal data will follow applicable laws and we will treat the information under the guiding principles of this Privacy Notice. 

Keeping your information and information security


How long we hold your personal information for will vary and will depend principally on: 

  • the purpose for which we are using your personal information - we will need to keep the information for as long as is necessary for the relevant purpose, and 
  • legal obligations - laws or regulation may set a minimum period for which we have to keep your personal information. 
  • We will ensure that the personal information that we hold is subject to appropriate security measures. 

Your choices and rights


You have a number of legal rights in relation to the personal information that we hold about you and you can exercise your rights by contacting us using the details set out below. 

These rights include: 

  • Obtaining information regarding the processing of your personal information and access to the personal information which we hold about you. 
  • Please note that there may be circumstances in which we are entitled to refuse requests for access to copies of personal information. In particular, information that is subject to legal professional privilege will not be disclosed other than to our member and as authorised by our member. 
  • Requesting that we correct your personal information if it is inaccurate or incomplete. 
  • Requesting that we erase your personal information in certain circumstances. Please note that there may be circumstances where you ask us to erase your personal information but we are legally entitled to retain it. 
  • Objecting to, and requesting that we restrict, our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. Again, there may be circumstances where you object to, or ask us to restrict, our processing of your personal information but we are legally entitled to refuse that request. 
  • In some circumstances, receiving some personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or requesting that we transmit such information to a third party where this is technically feasible. Please note that this right only applies to personal information which you have provided to us. 
  • Withdrawing your consent, although in certain circumstances it may be lawful for us to continue processing without your consent if we have another legitimate reason (other than consent) for doing so. 
  • Lodging a complaint with the relevant data protection authority, if you think that any of your rights have been infringed by us. 
  • We can, on request, tell you which data protection authority is relevant to the processing of your personal information. 

Cookies Policy

What is a cookie? 

Cookies are small data files that many internet sites automatically download to a user's computer, phone or tablet’s hard disk. They are primarily used in helping websites recognise a user who has visited the web site previously, for example to simplify the logging on process for registered users. They can store account and password information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. Wattle’s site uses cookies so that we can better service your return to the site (further details on the exact cookies and their purposes are set out below). 

You do not have to accept cookies but without accepting them you may experience reduced site functionality. If you do wish to reject the cookies, then please read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can turn off the automatic download feature. For more information about cookies, including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies, please go to www.allaboutcookies.org . 


What cookies will Wattle’s site use and for what purposes? 

Wattle’s site uses several different cookies to improve the user experience and help us see what is popular: 

  • Single session cookies - these enable the site to keep track of your movement from page to page in order to ensure that you will not be asked for the same information you have previously given during your visit to the site. Cookies allow you to proceed through the site quickly and easily without having to authenticate or reprocess each new area you visit. We may use the cookies to analyse user behaviour, such as which pages have been visited during the session, in order to improve your overall experience - for example, enabling us to determine and display more relevant content. 
  • Remember me cookies - these cookies enable the site to remember your personal preferences such as log-in details in order to improve the user experience - for example, by avoiding you having to re-enter these details on each visit. 
  • Persistent cookies - these enable us to collect information such as number of visitors to the site and pages visited in order to analyse user behaviour. This information is collected in an anonymous form and will be collated with similar information received from other users to enable us to compile reports in order to develop and improve user experience by displaying more tailored and relevant content for example. 


How long will the cookies remain on my computer?  

The cookies will remain in the cookies file of your browser after closing the browser and will become active again when the site is reopened, until removed.  The cookie(s) can be deleted at any time by you. The cookie(s) will not collect any information when you are not accessing the site.  


Third party cookies  

The single session and persistent cookies are provided on our behalf by a trusted third-party service provider to aid in the reporting of user behaviour on the site. This behaviour is analysed to provide an improved user experience. The information collected is not linked to personally identifiable information. 

We also use Google Analytics to help us analyse use of the site.  Google Analytics generate statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored by users’ web browsers on their computer.  The information generated relating to Wattle’s site is used to create reports about the use of the site. Google hold this information and provide us access to it.  Google’s privacy policy is available at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html 

How to Contact Us


If you would like further information on the collection, use, disclosure, transfer or processing of your personal information or the exercise of any of the rights listed above, please contact us. You can do this by writing to us at: 

Wattle – support@wearewattle.com 

Wattle Customer Services Team – Wattle, [HERE], Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3AP