Privacy Policy


Sygnal Privacy Policy

Sygnal (referred to henceforth as “Sygnal” / “we” / “us”) values the privacy of its customers, its customers’ customers and end-users, and follows all applicable data protection laws and regulations, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR gives individuals within the European Union more insight into how enterprises use their personal data – and it also gives individuals rights to their data. You can learn more about GDPR by visiting the European Commission’s information site at www.europa.eu/dataprotection.

When you choose to provide us with information about yourself, we recognise that you trust us to act in a responsible manner. It is our belief that this information should only be used to help us provide you with better products and services. At times, our privacy statement might change, but the usage of the information we collect and the policies regarding the sharing of that information will not.

Cookies

We may track your visit to our sites by giving you a “cookie” when you enter. Cookies are pieces of information that websites transfer to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Sygnal uses cookies to make visiting our sites easier. Cookies allow us to save preferences for you so that you won’t have to re-enter them the next time you visit. Cookies help us to collect anonymous clickstream data for tracking user trends and patterns. The use of cookies is now an industry standard, and you’ll find them used on most major websites. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can reset your browser either to notify you when you’ve received a cookie or to refuse to accept cookies. You should understand that areas of certain sites may not function properly if you set your browser not to accept cookies.

Information We Collect

We may collect and process the following information about you. Where we ask you to provide us with any additional information, it will only be mandatory where we need it in order to provide you with the services you have requested – other information will be optional.

(a) Information you give to us: You may give us information about yourself when using one of our services, our sites or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. The information you give us may include (but is not limited to): your name, address, landline or mobile telephone numbers, fax number, email address and company name, date of birth, information about your journey and contact information relating to how you’d like to be contacted by us and/or selected third parties.

(b) Information we collect about you. We may collect the following information:

  1. technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and version, operating system and platform.
  2. information about your interaction with our service, including (but not limited to) the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our sites (including date and time), pages viewed and session lengths.

(c) Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other sites we operate. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners and subcontractors), and may receive information about you from them.

  1. Google Analytics. Some of our sites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc (“Google“). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website operators analyse how users use our sites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the sites (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our sites, compiling reports on website activity for Internet operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using our sites, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy.

Use of Information

Any information you provide to Sygnal is maintained and accessible only by Sygnal and our trusted service partners. We use the information held about you in the following ways:

(a) Information you give to us. We endeavour to inform you at the time of collection how this information will be used. We will use this information to:

  1. Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us.
  2. Respond to your inquiries or to process your requests in relation to your information.

iii. Let you know about important changes or developments to our sites or services.

  1. Provide and personalise our services generally.
  2. Administer records of our services.
  3. Carry out market research campaigns.

vii. Provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about.

viii. Provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you.

  1. Contact you by post, telephone, fax, SMS or by email (where you have consented to us doing so) to let you know about other products and services that we offer, and feel may be of interest. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, please tick the box situated on the relevant form used to collect your data.
  2. Ensure that content from our services is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, making our sites easier for you to use and providing you with access to all parts of our sites.

(b) Information we collect about you. We will use this information to:

  1. Administer our services and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.
  2. Improve our services to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

iii. Allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so.

  1. Keep our services safe and secure.
  2. Measure or understand the effectiveness of content we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant communications to you.
  3. Make suggestions and recommendations to you of other services that may be of interest.

(c) Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

Sharing of Information

The individually identifiable information that you provide will be used to deliver a personalised experience for you. We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.

(a) Except with your permission or as provided herein, we will not sell, trade or rent personal information about you to third parties. The information you provide to us will be held on our servers, which are only accessible by authorised members of our staff. Information collected by us may additionally be stored on servers managed by trusted partners.

(b) We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  1. Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
  2. Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our services.

(c) We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  1. In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  2. If Sygnal or its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

iii. If Sygnal enters into a joint venture with another business entity.

  1. We may allow carefully selected third parties, including other companies in our group, to contact you occasionally about products and services which may be of interest to you (where you have consented to us doing so). They may contact you by post, telephone or fax, as well as by email. If you change your mind about being contacted by these companies in the future, please let us or them know.
  2. Where we retain third parties to carry out promotions and other activities for which you have registered, or in which you have otherwise asked to participate.

(d) We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our services to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you personally.

(e) All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. You should not share this information with anyone.

(f) Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our services; any transmission is at your own risk.

Your Rights

(a) If you are a minor, please get your parent or guardian’s permission before you provide any personal information to us. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

(b) Our services may contain links to other websites that are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other websites using the links provided, the operators of these websites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their Privacy Policy, which may differ from ours.

(c) We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law or regulation requires. We employ strict physical, electronic and administrative security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, incorrect altering, accidental loss, destruction and damage both on-line and off-line.

Opt-Out

Where applicable, our registration and feedback forms allow you to opt-out/elect not to participate in certain communications or use certain services.

(a) For passengers using a Sygnal service on public transport: At any time, you may request to be removed from our database and we will process such requests. You may send an email to info[at]Sygnal[dot]com for this request. Note: If possible, please include a copy of the communication you received to help facilitate a timely and accurate removal. We welcome any questions or comments you have; please direct them to [email protected]

(b) For subscribers of Sygnal’s marketing newsletter database: You may withdraw permission for us to contact you at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by emailing marketing [email protected]

It is very important to us that you have a positive experience when using our services. We respect your rights.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we make to this Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page. You should bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version of this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of the policy written above, Sygnal is bound to comply with the policy in place at the time your consent was given.

Use of cookies by Sygnal

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file stored by browsers (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc) on to a device when the user accesses certain websites. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. Cookies are useful for many reasons, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org

Like many other sites, we use cookies to collect information that helps us understand how you interact with our website. This information is completely anonymous but helps us to improve your overall experience when you visit our site.

Our website publishing software stores some cookies on your device to assist with navigation and track user’s sessions. No personal information is stored in these cookies.

Google Analytics stores cookies on your device to report how you interact with the site. This will help us identify, for example, whether you have encountered any broken links or whether you have had any issues loading any pages. The information is completely anonymous but helps us to improve how our website works.

You can find below detailed information about what cookies we use and why. This information is updated regularly but if you have any queries, please contact us at [email protected]

Cookie name:


_ga; _gat; _gid

 Lifespan: _ga (2 years) | _gat (1 minute) | _gid (24 hours)

 Purpose: These cookies collect information such as: where the user has come from, what pages they have visited, or whether the user has encountered broken links.

 Further info: These cookies are set by the analytics software we use (Google Analytics). The information collected by this tool is completely anonymous. This information helps us improve how the website works. Find out more about how Google protects users privacy.


SID, SAPISID, APISID, SSID, HSID, NID, PREF

 Lifespan: Most of these cookies expire 10 years after you last visit a page containing a Google Map.

 Purpose: Google set a number of cookies on any page that includes a Google Map. While we have no control over the cookies set by Google, they appear to include a mixture of pieces of information to measure the number and behaviour of Google Maps users.

 Further info: Various unique identifiers, except for PREF which stores your options such as preferred zoom level.


1P_JAR

 Lifespan: 1 month.

 Purpose: This suite of cookies is used by Google to keep track of user conversions, store preferences and use those preferences to serve (or not serve) advertising around the web, based on user interests and engagement.

 Further info: Sygnal does not serve advertisements in any third party website.

Disabling/Enabling cookies

You can enable or disable cookies by modifying the settings of your web browser, provided that this allows control over the cookies saved.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.com/uk. Alternatively, click the Help menu in your browser or the links below for information about the specific browser you are using.

Please, not that cookies can be essential to the functionality of some websites. By disabling all cookies, you may not be able to use some websites or functionalities.

Contact

If you have any queries regarding this privacy policy, please email us at [email protected]