Privacy Notice 28/10/18
This website is operated by 2HQ Consulting Engineers Ltd, Office 6, Burnell Court, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17 D17 RX47 is the Data Controller.
2HQ Consulting Engineering Ltd is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information it is entrusted with, and we take the utmost care to ensure that the personal information we obtain from you is not used in a way that you are unaware of or are not agreeable to. This Privacy Notice outlines your rights, what information we may collect about you generally and also through the website, and how we use this information.
We comply fully with EU General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) for the collection, use and retention of data.
Should you have any queries relating to your data please contact:
S. McQuade, Director, 2HQ Consulting Engineers Ltd. Office 6, Burnell Court, Northern Cross, Malahide Road, Dublin 17 D17 RX47, +353 1 968 5070 or email@example.com
Our principal business is to provide the following services:
• Insurance Sector Services
• Structural Engineering and Project Management
• Expert Engineering Reports and Courtroom Expert Evidence
• Mainstream Project Management Services and our core disciplines are Civil and Structural Engineering
To provide you with the service and advice you have requested we will need to obtain a certain amount of personal data. The basis of the data collection will be based on our standard Contract of Service and Terms of Business Agreement we have with you. We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need in order to provide and oversee the services we have agreed to provide you with.
We will not be able to provide the service requested unless we have received all of the information and data.
Occasionally we will need to share your data with other consulting Engineers, Architects, other related Professionals as well as Insurance Companies, Loss Adjusters and Insurance Professionals when advising on insurance related claims and in connection with any expert witness work undertaken.
We may be requested to furnish certain personal data relating to a legal investigation and in other instances to comply with our Statutory Legal Obligations.
In the event that we will require to share your information with any other third parties we will obtain your specific and implicit consent, unless it has been specifically agreed in our original contact.
All of the personal data and all other data collected will only be used for the lawful purpose of providing our range of services as outlined in your web page and are based on a contractual basis as opposed to consent.
Our data is stored and held within the EEA and fully complies with GDPR regulations.
Retention of Data
We will retain your data for a minimum 6 years to a maximum of 12 years depending on the terms of our appointment and level of service provided. The retention period will begin from the completion of the advice or service provided. Occasionally we may retain the data for a longer period and this will be based on a particular set of circumstances and to comply with our legal obligations.
If you feel that the information processed is incorrect you can have this corrected or deleted. If you would like to raise a complaint you can contact us directly.
If you are not satisfied with your response relating to your complaint, you can than make a complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner directly.
These are your rights under the GDPR:
• The right to access the personal data we hold on you
• The right to correct and update the personal data we hold on you
• The right to have your personal data erased
• The right to object to processing of your personal data
• The right to data portability
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time for any processing of personal data to which consent was sought
• The right to object to the processing of personal data where applicable
• The right to lodge a complaint with the national Data Protection Commissioner’s Office
Website Data Collection
Our web page is hosted outside the EEA and does not retain any personal data.
Should you require any particular information you will be asked to complete a simple enquiry form and once this is received we will contact you. We do not request any sensitive information on our web page.
We will use your personal data only for the purpose for which it was collected, unless we obtain your specific consent to other uses, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law.
“Sensitive information is defined as data relating to race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs , trade union membership, physical or mental health , sexual life or criminal records.”
Our Web page may store and retain the type of browser you are using, your internet protocol (IP) address, the date and time and the length of your visit and referring site. This is commonly known as Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is saved to your computer or mobile device and acts to remember your browsing history, preferences and improve performance. You can control how cookies are used on your web browser by changing the settings, open the browser help menu settings to block or erase cookie activity.
Navigation data about site viewers is automatically collected by our servers. If you do not wish to have this navigation data collected, we recommend that you do not use the website. A visitor can also set their browser to block the recording of cookies on their hard drive to minimise the amount of data that may be collected about your navigating on the website.
There are maybe some links on our web page that allows view other related web pages. We would advise that before proceeding to view these web pages, to verify the privacy notice of the links mentioned.
We will protect the security of your data and personal information, honour your choice for its intended use and carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. We have taken appropriate steps to safeguard and secure information we have collected on line.
Transfer of Personal Data
In certain circumstances to provide you with the service that you have requested it may be necessary to transfer your personal data outside the EEA.
We will comply with the GDPR regulations and guidelines relating to transfer of data outside the EEA.
Changes to Privacy Notice / Web Page
2HQ Consulting Engineers Ltd reserves the right to change and amend this statement at any time and the effective date will be clearly displayed.
We reserve the right to change and amend our Web page to suit current circumstances.
All information provided on the web page is for general information only and does not relate to any advice being given. Should you require any specific advice please contact us directly or complete the enquiry form enclosed.