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Privacy Policy

Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) Ltd Privacy Policy

Our contact details

Address: Suite 8.02, Exchange Tower, 2 Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9GE

E-mail: enquiries@pirc.co.uk

Website: pirc.co.uk

The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details)
  • Employee data
  • Website user stats

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • Provide services to clients
  • Advise clients and potential clients about products and services offered by PIRC
  • Engage companies and provide companies with information about research about them
  • Provide information to stakeholders

We also receive personal information indirectly, from the following sources in the following scenarios:

  • Our own research from publicly available information
  • Information provided by clients
  • From collaborative activities involving third parties

We use the information that you have given us in order to provide information about PIRC and its activities and deliver and promote PIRC services.

We may share this information with clients or stakeholders.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting enquiries@pirc.co.uk

(b) We have a contractual obligation.

(c) We have a legal obligation.

(d) We have a vital interest.

(e) We need it to perform a public task.

(f) We have a legitimate interest.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored.

We keep personal information no longer than is necessary for the purposes with which the data was processed. We will then dispose your information using secure means appropriate to the media in which the information was stored.

We place a high priority on the security of your Contact Data. We apply appropriate technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect against foreseeable loss, unauthorised access, destruction, misuse, modification, and improper disclosure. However, no system or data can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard. As a result, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any data you provide to us and, accordingly, you do so at your own risk.

All employees, consultants, and agents of PIRC are required to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy and also an internal Data Protection Policy that also covers Contact Data. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at enquiries@pirc.co.uk or PIRC, Suite 8.02, Exchange Tower, 2 Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9GE if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at enquiries@pirc.co.uk or Pensions & Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) Ltd, Suite 8.02, Exchange Tower, 2 Harbour Exchange Square, London, E14 9GE.

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:            

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk