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Privacy Policy

Last updated: 20th April 2022

Bluescope Technologies Ltd. (“Bluescope Technologies”, “we”, “our” or “us”) considers the privacy and protection of its clients’ personal data to be of upmost importance. To ensure that you feel confident about providing us with your personal information when communicating with us and using our services, we outline below our practices in relation to the collection and use of personal data. This policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions of trading.

Through its dealings with you, Bluescope Technologies Ltd. (through its website www.scope.ie and generally) obtains information about you. By using this website and by submitting your personal information to us, you agree to the use of that information by us as set out in this policy. This policy supersedes any earlier version.

For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation, the data controller is Bluescope Technologies Ltd. Limited, a company registered in Ireland under company number 510934. Our registered office is at Unit 62, Eastlink Business Park, Ballysimon Road, Limerick, V94 WC95. Our VAT number is IE 9825648J.

What data do we collect?

Bluescope Technologies collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)
  • Age and gender

You generally have the option of not identifying yourself or of using a pseudonym when dealing with us. However, it is not possible where the law or a court order provides otherwise.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Bluescope Technologies with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • You communicate with us online, e.g. use of our online forms.
  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our platforms or via email.
  • You take part in our promotions or competitions.
  • When you visit our websites, social media pages or mobile applications or click on our advertisements on the online media of other companies, we may collect information about you using technology which is not apparent to you, for example “cookies”.
  • You deal with us in other ways involving a need for personal information to be provided or bring a claim against us.

We may also collect personal information about you by accessing data from other sources and then analysing that data together with the information we already hold about you in order to learn more about your likely preferences and interests.

How will we use your data?

Bluescope Technologies collects your data so that we can:

  • To assist in investigating your enquiries and complaints.
  • Manage your account.
  • To learn of your likely preferences so that we may promote our goods and services to you in a way which may be of most interest to you.

How do we store your data?

Bluescope Technologies securely stores your data processed through our website on EU servers (based in Eemshaven, Netherlands). All website data is processed using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate that is encrypted with a SHA256 RSA2048.

Any other information collected by Bluescope Technologies is stored within our Microsoft Office 365 account, with its servers stored in Dublin, Ireland. With Office 365, data is encrypted at rest and in transit, using several strong encryption protocols, and technologies that include Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer (TLS/SSL), Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), and Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).

All information stored or sent from a Microsoft account is encrypted using the technologies mentioned above.

We only retain the personal information collected from a user for as long as a user’s account is active. Ad-hoc and/or Managed clients can find their data retention periods within their respective agreements. Personal information gathered from this website will be retained for 12 months or as long as we need it to fulfil the purposes for which we have initially collected it, unless otherwise required by law. We will retain and use information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Marketing

Bluescope Technologies would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like. This would be performed through:

  • Email marketing. If you have agreed to receive marketing via email, you may opt out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop Bluescope Technologies from contacting you for marketing purposes.

What are your data protection rights?

Bluescope Technologies would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request Bluescope Technologies for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Bluescope Technologies correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Bluescope Technologies to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Bluescope Technologies erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Bluescope Technologies restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Bluescope Technologies’ processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Bluescope Technologies transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: compliance@scope.ie

Call us at: +353 (61) 513290

Or write to us: Unit 62, Eastlink Business Park, Ballysimon Road, Limerick, V94 WC95.

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

Bluescope Technologies uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website
  • Pixel tags are used to deliver, secure, and understand products, services, and ads, on and off our site.

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – Bluescope Technologies uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

  • Advertising – Bluescope Technologies uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. Bluescope Technologies sometimes shares some limited aspects of this data with third parties for advertising purposes. We may also share online data collected through cookies with our advertising partners. This means that when you visit another website, you may be shown advertising based on your browsing patterns on our website.

    We use third party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies when they advertise on our site, which also send these advertisers (such as Google, through the Google AdSense program) information including the browser you used to visit our site. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (e.g. showing Dublin real estate to someone in Dublin) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (e.g. showing electronic goods ads to someone who frequently visits electronics sites).

  • Our site utilises the Conversion Tracking Pixel service of Facebook Inc. This tool allows us to follow the actions of users after they are redirected to our site by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. The collected data remains anonymous. This means that we cannot see the personal data of any individual user. However, the collected data are saved and processed by Facebook. Facebook is able to connect the data with your Facebook account and use the data for their own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Use Policy found under www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The Bluescope Technologies website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

Bluescope Technologies keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 20 April 2022.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Bluescope Technologies’ privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: compliance@scope.ie

Call us: +353 (61) 513290

Or write to us at: Unit 62, Eastlink Business Park, Ballysimon Road, Limerick, V94 WC95

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Bluescope Technologies has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Email: compliance@scope.ie

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