Techniquest is committed to being transparent about how it handles personal information, to protecting the privacy and security of personal information and to meeting its data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. The purpose of this privacy notice is to provide awareness of how and why we will collect and use personal information both during and after a working relationship with Techniquest. We are required under the GDPR to notify the information contained in this privacy notice.
Under the GDPR, there are six data protection principles that Techniquest must comply with.
These provide that the personal information we hold must be:
Techniquest is responsible for, and must be able to demonstrate compliance, with these principles. This is called accountability.
Techniquest’s Bookings team is the main point of contact for all groups, schools and individuals wanting to make advance bookings, either for us to go out to their venue or for them to visit our centre in Cardiff Bay.
When processing a booking, personal data that we obtain on each client will be all of or the majority of the following:
This information is necessary for a booking to be made and for contact to be established between ourselves and the client.
This data is held in our online booking system Maxim, run by TOR and can only be accessed by staff members with password protected accounts. There are also different levels of authorisation within the booking system so some can see/do more than others. Data is held indefinitely as information can be used for future bookings and for having a booking history with the client. This is essential for good customer service practices.
Email address and postal addresses are sometimes used for marketing purposes but only for events that they have signed up to previously or attended previously.
This information is not shared with any company outside of Techniquest and is only accessible within the Operations and Marketing department of Techniquest.
If a client would like their data to be removed from the system, they can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Techniquest directly, asking to speak to the customer service team on 02920 475475.
You can ask us to access the information we hold on you at any time
You have the right to rectify the information we hold
You can ask us to completely remove your details from all of our systems
You’re able to object to us using your information
You can restrict how we use your information
You have a right to data portability
The primary point of contact for all issues arising from this Policy, including requests to exercise data subject rights, is our Data Protection Officer. The Data Protection Officer can be contacted in the following way:
If you have a complaint or concern about how we use your personal data, please contact us in the first instance and we will attempt to resolve the issue as soon as possible. You also have a right to lodge a complaint with your national data protection supervisory authority at any time. In the UK, the supervisory authority for data protection is the ICO (https://ico.org.uk/). We do ask that you please attempt to resolve any issues with us first, although you have a right to contact your supervisory authority at any time.