We understand that your privacy and the security of your personal information is extremely important. This notice sets out what we do with your personal information, what we do to keep it secure, from where and how we collect it, as well as your rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you.

This policy applies if you interact with us through offices, over the phone, online, through our mobile applications or otherwise by using any of our websites or interacting with us on social media (our “Services”).

If you don’t want to read all the detail, here are the things we think you’d really want to know:

  • The Omnis Software Group is currently made up of Omnis Software Ltd., Omnis Software France and Omnis Software Germany GmbH
  • Your personal information is, where appropriate, shared within the Omnis Software Group.
  • We do use a number of third parties to process your personal information on our behalf and some of them are based outside of the European Economic Area.
  • You have a number of rights over your personal information. How you can exercise these rights is set out in this notice.
  • We do send direct marketing, if we’re allowed to. And we do this to encourage you to buy our products and services by sending you product information, offers and ideas that we feel will be of benefit to you. If you wish to opt out of marketing messages, you can do so by visiting: UNSUBSRIBE

Who are we?

When we say ‘we’ or ‘us’ in this policy, we’re referring to the separate and distinct legal entities that make up the Omnis Software Group.

The companies which make up the Omnis Software group currently are:

  • Omnis Software Ltd., First Floor Office, Carlton Park House, Carlton Park Industrial Estate, Saxmundham, Suffolk, IP17 2NL, United Kingdom
  • Omnis Software France, 47 Boulevard de Charonne, 75011 Paris, France
  • Omnis Software Germany GmbH, HANSE 10ter GRAD, Langenhorner Chaussee 623, 22419 Hamburg, Germany

We may add further companies in the future. When we do so, we will update this notice.

What sorts of personal information do we hold?

  • Information that you provide to us such as your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, email address and bank account and any feedback you give to us, including by phone, email, post, or when you communicate with us via social media;
  • Information about the services that we provide to you (including for example, the things we have provided to you, when and where, what you paid, the way you use our products and services, and so on);
  • Your account login details for our services, including your user name and chosen password;
  • Information about whether or not you want to receive marketing communications from us;
  • Information about any device you have used to access our Services (such as your device’s make and model, browser or IP address) and also how you use our Services. For example, we try to identify which of our apps you use and when and how you use them. If you use our websites, we try to identify when and how you use those websites too;
  • Your contact details and details of the emails and other electronic communications you receive from us, including whether that communication has been opened and if you have clicked on any links within that communication. We want to make sure that our communications are useful for you, so if you don’t open them or don’t click on any links in them, we know we need to improve our Services; and
  • Information from other sources such as specialist companies that provide customer information (like credit reference agencies such as Experian, fraud prevention agencies, claims databases, marketing and research companies), social media providers and the DVLA, as well as information that is publicly available.

Our legal basis for processing your personal information

Whenever we process your personal information we have to have something called a “legal basis” for what we do. The different legal bases we rely on are:

  • Consent: You have told us you are happy for us to process your personal information for a specific purpose;
  • Legitimate interests: The processing is necessary for us to conduct our business, but not where our interests are overridden by your interests or rights.
  • Performance of a contract: We must process your personal information in order to be able to provide you with one of our products or services;
  • Prevention of fraud: Where we are required to process your data in order to protect us and our customers from fraud or money laundering;
  • Vital interests: The processing of your personal information is necessary to protect you or someone else’s life;
  • Public information: Where we process personal information which you have already made public;
  • Legal claims: The processing of your personal information is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity; and
  • Legal obligation: We are required to process your personal information by law.

How do we use your personal information?

There are a number of ways in which we use your personal information, depending on how you interact with us. If you do not provide your information to us, then we will be unable to interact with you in that way – for example, if you do not provide your name, address and account details when purchasing one of our products, we will not be able to sell you that product as we would be unable to process your payment or deliver the product to you. We may use your information in the following ways:

To provide our products and services – we need to use your personal information to make our products and services available to you. If you then decide to order any of our products or services, thank you. Following this, we need to provide them to you, process your payment. And we need to use your details to do all this.

Analytics and profiling – we use your personal information for statistical analysis and to help us understand more about users of our systems. This helps us to serve you better and to find ways to improve our services and website.

Contacting you – we use your personal information to contact you: either to conduct market research or to contact you about products and services from us. We may also contact you in relation to any questions you have raised with us or to discuss the status of your service agreements with us.

Cookies and similar technologies

We use cookies to help give you the best experience on our websites.

We may gather information about your computer for our services, and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website. Such information will not identify you personally, it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. It is used by us to analyse how visitors interact with the website so that we can continue to develop and improve this website.

We may gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file that is downloaded to your computer. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you.

All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser that enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our website.

Who might we share your personal information with?

The Omnis Software Group – we will share your personal information in certain circumstances with the other companies within the Omnis Group, and our official distributors (Software Products Italia and The DLA Group), so that we can provide you with a high quality and tailored service (including relevant marketing) across our Group.

Our service providers – we work with partners, aggregators and agencies so that they can help us provide the products and services you require from us. These third parties process your personal information on our behalf and are required to meet our high standards of security before doing so. We only share information that allows them to provide their services to us or to facilitate them providing their services to you. These third parties include:

  • Advertising companies
  • Market research partners, who help us to analyse customer behaviour;
  • Social media providers – such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Instagram – where we interact with you on social media;
  • Third party vendors who help us to manage and maintain the Group IT infrastructure;
  • Providers of temporary staff, who need access to certain personal information to carry out their role within the business;
  • Where relevant, our professional advisors, such as lawyers and consultants;
  • Companies that deploy our email campaigns for us because they need to know your email address to carry out these services;
  • Companies that provide insights and analytics services for us so we can improve our product and service offerings, send the right marketing campaigns and understand our business and customers better;
  • Security and fraud prevention companies to ensure the safety and security of our customers, colleagues and business;

Other organisations and individuals – we may share your personal information in certain scenarios. For example:

  • If we are required to by law, under any code of practice by which we are bound or where we are asked to do so by a public or regulatory authority such as the police or the Department for Work and Pensions;
  • If we need to do so in order to exercise or protect our legal rights, users, systems and services; or In response to requests from individuals (or their representatives) seeking to protect their rights or the rights of others. We will only share your personal information in response to requests which do not override your privacy interests. For example, we will not share your personal information with individuals who are merely curious about you, but we will share your personal information to e.g. insurers, solicitors, employers etc. which have a legitimate interest in your personal information.

International transfers of personal information

From time to time we transfer your personal information to our Group companies, official distributors, suppliers or service providers based outside of the EEA for the purposes described in this privacy policy (please see the “Who might we share your personal information with?” section above for further details). Currently this includes transfers to the USA. When we do this, your personal information will continue to be subject to one or more appropriate safeguards set out in the law. These might be the use of model contracts in a form approved by regulators, or having our suppliers sign up to an independent privacy scheme approved by regulators (like the US ‘Privacy Shield’ scheme).

Keeping you informed about our products and services

We would like to tell you about the great offers, ideas, products and services of the Omnis Group from time to time that we think you might be interested in. Where we have your consent or it is in our legitimate interests to do so, we may do this through the post, by email, text message or by any other electronic means.

We won’t send you marketing messages if you tell us not to, but if you receive a service from us we will still need to send you occasional service-related messages. If you wish to opt out of marketing messages, you can do so by visiting: www.omnis.net/contact/unsubscribe.jsp

Please note that it can take a little while for all marketing to stop once you either withdraw your consent or tell us you’d like to opt out of marketing. This is because some marketing may already be in transit.

Your rights

You have a number of rights under data protection legislation which, in certain circumstances, you may be able to exercise in relation to the personal information we process about you.

These include:

  • the right to access a copy of the personal information we hold about you;
  • the right to correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you;
  • the right to restrict our use of your personal information;
  • the right to be forgotten;
  • the right of data portability; and
  • the right to object to our use of your personal information.

Where we rely on consent as the legal basis on which we process your personal information, you may also withdraw that consent at any time.

If you are seeking to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the details in the “Contact Us” section below. Please note that we will need to verify your identity before we can fulfil any of your rights under data protection law. This helps us to protect the personal information belonging to our customer against fraudulent requests.

How long will we keep your personal information for?

We will keep your personal information for the purposes set out in this privacy policy and in accordance with the law and relevant regulations. We will never retain your personal information for longer than is necessary. In most cases, our retention period will come to an end 7 years after the end of your relationship with us.

Security

We take protecting your personal information seriously and are continuously developing our security systems and processes. Some of the controls we have in place are:

  • We allow user access to our systems to only those that we believe are entitled to be there;
  • We use technology controls for our information systems, such as firewalls, user verification, strong data encryption, and separation of roles, systems & data;
  • We utilise industry “good practice” standards to support the maintenance of a robust information security management system; and
  • We enforce a “need to know” policy, for access to any data or systems.

Contact us

If you would like to exercise one of your rights as set out in the “Your rights” or sections above, or you have a question or a complaint about this policy, or the way your personal information is processed, please contact us by one of the following means:

www.omnis.net/contact/

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK regulator, the Information Commissioner. Go to ico.org.uk/concerns to find out more.

Policy change

This privacy policy was most recently updated in May 2018. If we make changes to it, then we will take appropriate steps to bring those changes to your attention.

Omnis Software Limited is registered in England and Wales. Registered Number 1474483. Registered Office: Carlton Park House, Carlton Park Estate, Saxmundham IP17 2NL. VAT registration number: [GB 281 4384 94]