Terms and
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Terms and conditions

The use of this website is governed by these Terms and Conditions of use.

Critical TechWorks has made every possible effort to ensure the accuracy of all the information contained on this website. Notwithstanding our commitment to provide accurate and updated information, this website should not be considered a strict reflection of everything offered by Critical TechWorks.

All copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights, including databases on the website and its content, are the property of Critical TechWorks or authorised for its use. It is prohibited to copy, reproduce, re-edit, publish, broadcast or transmit any text, image, graphic, logotype, icon or software code that appears on the website for any public or private purpose, without the prior written authorisation of Critical TechWorks.

It is forbidden to adapt, modify or recreate any of the information or materials that appear on this website or to utilise them for any purpose that is not strictly personal and not-for-profit. The user also accepts to access and use the website only for lawful purposes.

Due to the inherent nature of the internet, errors, interruptions and delays may occur in the service at any time. Accordingly, this website is provided without any warranties of any kind and Critical TechWorks does not accept any liability arising from any interruption to the website whatsoever.

Nothing in these Terms of Use shall restrict or exclude any liability that Critical TechWorks has to any party that cannot be excluded by law.

Privacy Policy

Privacy (transparency) notice pursuant to General Data Protection Regulation Arts 13 and 14.

This notice is intended for individuals with whom we deal in our business, including candidates for jobs with us. It is not intended for our employees. We categorise those individuals (“data subjects”) as follows:

- Individuals - academics, the retired, those who deal with us in their capacity as employees or owners of businesses which have other employees, those between jobs, sole traders without employees and those who only contact us because of their personal interest in our business and technology.
- Candidates - those who have applied for a job with us.

We obtain and process personal data in different ways depending upon the data subject, the purpose of the processing and how we obtained your personal data.

In most circumstances, your data will only be processed within the UK or the EEA. If for any reason we need to have your data processed elsewhere we will ensure an adequate level of protection for your personal data, and we will inform you of this circumstance and of the legal basis for such transfers.

As a data subject you have the following rights:

Access - You can at any time ask us to tell you what personal data relating to you we are processing.

Rectification, Erasure, Objection, and Restriction - You have the right to ask us to rectify your data if it is inaccurate, erase it, object, or restrict our processing of it.

Portability - In some circumstances, you can ask us to provide your data to another controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

Automated individual decision-making – You have the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing which produces legal effects concerning you.

Furthermore, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Where we have requested and you have given us consent to process your data you may withdraw that consent at any time.

If you are at all concerned about our processing of your data please let us know by emailing privacy@criticalsoftware.com.

If you deal with us as an Individual, the following applies:

Individual Data

Purpose. We process your data in order to respond to you and so that we can contact you about matters of mutual interest, and send you white papers, case studies and other related materials that may be of interest.

Legitimate Interest. We have a legitimate interest in contacting you about matters of mutual interest.

Marketing. If we were to use your data in order to send you marketing material about our services we will only do so with your consent. That consent can be withdrawn by you at any time.

Who do we share your data with? Some of our data, which could include your personal data, is stored off site by third parties. None of our personal data is stored outside the EEA or the UK.

Retention. Your data will be retained for up to ten years after our last interaction with you unless you ask us to delete it earlier and we are able to do that.

Why we need your data? Without your data we would not have the information necessary to be able to communicate with you.

Where we get it? Most of your data held by us will have come from you. Some may have been obtained from your colleagues and friends.

If you are a Candidate for a job with us, the following applies:

Candidates

Purpose. We process your data to enable us to assess you for a role and contact you.

Consent. You give us your consent for the processing of your personal data when you apply for a job. That consent can be withdrawn by you at any time.

Who do we share your data with?Some of our data, which could include your personal data, is stored off site by third parties. None of our personal data is stored outside the EEA or UK. None of our personal data is stored outside the EEA or UK. We may, if your role would be working for one of our customers, provide it to that customer to allow them to assess you. If we seek references for you we will supply your name and details of the proposed role to your referees. If we wish to verify your qualifications or suitability we may provide information sufficient to identify you, things that you have told us about yourself and the proposed role to those that can verify the information you have given us.

Retention. If we decide not to employ you, most personal data about you will be deleted/destroyed six months after that decision is made and we will retain only sufficient data to identify that we have considered you for employment but that your application was unsuccessful. If we think we might want to employ you in future and tell you so, we will retain indefinitely all the data that we have about you. If we employ you, all the data about you will be transferred to your HR file and used and retained in accordance with our policies for employment.

Why we need your data? Without your data we would be unable to assess you, or contact you.

Where we got it? The usual source of your data is you or a recruitment consultant or “job board”. Some data may come from referees or those we use to verify the information that you provide.

Other Disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

- To the extent that we are required to do so by law
- In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings
- In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights
- To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling

Except as provided in our privacy policy, we will NEVER provide your information to third parties.

Security of Your Personal Data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Policy Amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.

Third-Party Websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third-party websites.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that identifies your computer on our server. Cookies themselves do not identify the individual user, only the computer used. Cookies are not used to collect personal information.

At any time, the user is able to configure their web browser to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive any cookies. The way the user does this depends on the web browser they use. Please consult the 'Help' function on your web browser to learn more.

If you accept cookies, they may remain on your computer for many years, unless you delete them. If you disable cookies, the use of sites in general may be limited. Below, you will find a list of the main cookies we use, together with a note on what they are used for.

Cookie Control

Web browsers make it possible to exert a certain amount of control over cookies by configuring the browser as you wish. The majority of web browsers allow you to block cookies, or block cookies on specific sites. Web browsers may also help you to delete cookies when you close the browser. However, this may mean that any opt-outs or preferences defined on the site will be lost. To learn more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been created and how to manage and block them, visit the site www.allaboutcookies.org. This site contains information on how to manage your configurations for the various web browsers available. However, you should always remember that disabling cookies may affect your overall website experience, to one extent or another.

Cookies Policy

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