Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. There are instances where we invite or request individuals to provide us with their personal data through our website. Meta does not collect any personal information about you on this website, apart from information which you provide. For example, if you contact us via the Contact Us form you have the option to provide us with certain personal information such as your name, phone number and/or email address solely for the purpose of responding to your request or query. A copy of this correspondence may be kept. Meta may also ask for your information where you report a problem on our site. Any information which you provide in this way is used by Meta only in line with the purposes set out below.
If you do not provide the requested information, we may not be able to respond to any questions or requests you submit to us via our website. We will tell you when we ask for personal data whether it is a contractual requirement or needed to comply with our legal obligations.
We will collect, hold and process personal data provided by you for the following purposes:
To interact with our Business Contacts as part of professional dealings with the businesses and corporate entities they represent. (For further information in respect of how we use personal data relating to our Business Contacts please see our Business Contact Privacy statement.
To respond to any queries, you send to us or where a problem with the site is reported
Managing and operating our website – to keep it updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy.
For the prevention and detection of fraud, money laundering or other crimes or for the purpose of responding to a binding request from a public authority or court.
To provide you with information, products or services which we feel may interest you.
This processing of personal data is necessary for our legitimate business interest in managing and promoting our business provided our interest is not overridden by your interest.
In identifying this basis, we have weighed our legitimate interest as a business against your rights and freedoms and determined that it will not unfairly impact your rights. If you would like further information on how we balanced these interests you can contact us using the details below.
Please note that you have a right to object to processing of your personal data where that processing is carried on for our legitimate interest.
This processing of your data is necessary in order for us to comply with any legal or regulatory obligations.
Your consent – you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
We will store your personal data only for as long as necessary for the purposes of providing access to our website and related services to you; as required by law, and for the exercise or defence of legal claims.
Meta may disclose your information to the following third parties
You have the right to request access to, rectification, or erasure of your personal data, or restriction of processing or object to processing of your personal data, as well as the right to data portability. In each case, these rights are subject to restrictions as laid down by law. The following is a summary of your rights:
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant Data Protection Authority, in particular in the country of your residence, place of work or place of an alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us (see Contact Us below). We will respond to your request within one month. That period may be extended by two further months where necessary, taking into account the complexity and number of requests. We will inform you of any such extension within one month of receipt of your request. We may request proof of identification to verify your request. We have the right to refuse your request where there is a basis to do so in law, or if it is manifestly unfounded or excessive, or to the extent necessary for important objectives of public interest.
We are committed to protecting the security of your personal data. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorised access and use. As effective as modern security practices are, no physical or electronic security system is entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the complete security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We have implemented strict internal guidelines to ensure that your privacy is safeguarded at every level of our organisation. We will continue to revise policies and implement additional security features as new technologies become available. Where we have given you a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping that password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal data is at your own risk. Once we receive your personal data, we use appropriate security measures to seek to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure.
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time at our sole discretion. If we make any changes, we will post those changes here and update the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this Privacy Statement. However, if we make material changes to this Privacy Statement, we will notify you by means of a prominent notice on the website prior to the change becoming effective. Please review this Privacy Statement periodically for updates.
Last Updated: 03/10/2018