UK Water Industry Research Limited (UKWIR) is a not for profit organisation based in London, carrying out research on behalf of the water industry since 1993. Our members are the water and wastewater companies of the UK and Ireland.
We are responsible for facilitating the shaping of the water industry’s research agenda, developing the research programme, procuring and managing the research and disseminating the outputs.
UKWIR will be the controller of the personal data which we collect from or about you. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal data about you and that we are required to provide you with the information contained in this policy.
Please read it carefully to understand how we will use your personal data and the rights you have in relation to it. If you have any queries about how we use your personal data or otherwise about the contents of this policy, you can contact us using the details provided in the ‘Contacting Us’ section at the end of this policy.
Members must ensure that they provide a copy of this policy to all of their employees, officers and any other individuals whose personal data may be provided to us, prior to the provision of their personal data and they must ensure that they provide them with any updated privacy policies that we may provide to them from time to time.
Depending on how and why you interact with us, we will collect the following information about you:
We may disclose your personal data to:
We maintain up-to-date records of the personal information we hold and will only use and store it for as long as it is required for the purposes it was collected for, as set out above in this policy and for as long as we are required to keep it for legal purposes.
How long your personal information will be stored depends on the specific information in question and what it is being used for. We continually review what information we hold
and delete what is no longer required.
If you have a query about how long we retain your personal data for, please contact us using the details contained in the ‘Contacting Us’ section at the end of this policy.
We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We have established appropriate technical and organisational procedures, systems and processes to ensure that your data is stored securely, whether in paper or electronic form.
However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to us by email or via our website.
You have the following rights (unless exemptions apply), which can be exercised by contacting us using the details provided in the ‘Contacting Us’ section below.
The right to:
You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
You will not usually have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights above). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
We may request specific information from you to help us to confirm your identity before you exercise any of the rights above. This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
If you are unhappy about how your personal data has been used, please contact us using the details provided in the ‘Contacting Us’ section below. You also have a right to complain to the supervisory authority, which in the United Kingdom is the Information Commissioner's Office https://ico.org.uk/, which regulates the processing of personal data.
If you have any queries about this policy or our use of your personal data or you would like to exercise any of the rights described in the ‘Your Rights’ section above, please contact us at:
Email us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to us at: Steve Kaye, CEO, UKWIR, 3rd Floor, 36 Broadway, London SW1H 0BH.