Who we are:
This website is operated by CFS International Formations. CFS International Formations is also the data controller for your information, unless stated otherwise.
Our website may collect and process data that you provide to us about yourself, for example through filling out contact forms and other information that we automatically collect about you:
We collect information you leave, including name, email address, telephone and postcode when you use our order form to order a service from our website. We use these details to assist us with your formation or service(s) you purchase on our website.
We collect your name and email address when you sign up to receive monthly newsletter emails from our website. In addition to our newsletter, we may periodically send additional emails regarding your company reminders or the contents of your shopping basket. If you have signed up to any email alerts, you can unsubscribe at any time by following this link. Please be aware that we will never share your information for any other purpose than the one it was provided to us for.
Calling our telephone line:
When you call the CFS telephone number, you will speak to a member of our customer service team. If you have an enquiry, our team may ask you to provide your name, contact details and occasionally an address, in order to assist with your query. Please note that if your call is in relation to another public body, or government department such as the ICO, Companies House or HMRC, CFS may share your information with them in order for them to address your query.
When you call the CFS Formations telephone number, your call may be recorded for training and monitoring purposes. You may request for your call to not be recorded, or to be deleted from our system at any given time, otherwise, calls will be kept on our system for a maximum of 6 months and then they will be automatically deleted.
We automatically collect personal data (technical and usage) when you use and interact with our website, using small data files known as cookies and other similar technologies. Please be aware that our cookies provide little to none information about yourself, and are there to make your experience on our website the best it can be.
Other public sources:
We may also collect information from public sources such as Companies House, HMRC, and credit reference agencies.
We may also receive personal data from analytic providers based outside of the EU (for example Google), Advertising networks inside of the EU (for example AdWords), and our suppliers such as payment providers, delivery couriers, website support and any other maintenance providers we use.
Types of information we (may) collect:
Personal Information: This includes any information that directly relates to yourself. You can browse our website without providing any information at all, just use a guest account. However, when signing up to create an account, the following information may be collected:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Job title
- Contact Information (Tel number(s), email address(es))
- Identification Documents (photo ID, proof of address)
We collect this information when an account is registered to our website for multiple reasons: to contact you if we need to obtain any additional information regarding your order, or to check our records are correct. To comply with anti-money laundering regulations and KYC (Know Your Customer) requirements. We may also contact you via telephone or email regarding any promotional offers that you or your business may be in interest of (you can request us to not contact you if you do not want to be contacted for these reasons). We may also use information to help conduct market research on our company.
Automatic/Statistical Data: We may use third party services such as Cookies to collect standard internet log information that help us analyse traffic to our website. We may also use this information to understand behaviour from the visitors on our website in order to make regular improvements to better customer needs. This information includes:
- IP Address
- Web Browser (Type and version)
- Operating System or device
- Cookie Information
Security and Virus Protection:
Although CFS strive to protect our clients and customers, no data transmission over the internet or email can be guaranteed as fully secure. CFS do not warrant and cannot guarantee the security of any information you may transmit to us. Such transmission is completed at your own risk, we will not be liable for any damages or loss arising or resulting from unauthorised access to, alteration, or modification of information contained on this website. We make every effort possible to test and check over our website during changes being made.
You must take your own precautions to ensure the process you use to access our website does not expose you to the risk of malware or any other malicious interference that may cause damage to your computer system and although we do take our own precautions, it’s important to use an anti-virus software when downloading files over the internet. We accept no responsibility for any loss, disruption, or damage to your computer system or data caused by using our services.
What we use the collected information for:
We use the information we collect from you to help your experience on our website, as well as understanding your needs if you are to place an order with us:
- Respond to any queries or concerns you send to us
- Send out email alerts (if requested)
- Analyse and make improvements to the website via data from multiple visitors (this does not identify you personally)
Where your data is stored:
We store your data on secure, robust servers located within the European Economic Area (EAA), and we will store this information for as long as we think we require it.
Who do we share your information with?
CFS will not share your information with any unauthorised bodies or personnel, CFS will also never sell your personal information. For an effective order and formation process we may be required to share your information with Companies House and HM Revenue and Customs. And as required by law we may be subjected to disclose information to other government bodies, and law enforcement agencies for their enforcement purposes. We will never share information other than the reason it was provided for.
Your Personal Rights:
As an individual whose personal data is collected and handled by CFS International Formations you are objected to your personal rights which are listed below:
The right to be informed:
CFS are committed to being as transparent as possible and this is a key of data protection regulations. You have the right to be informed regarding the collection and usage of your personal information, this allows you to verify the lawfulness of how we process data. This privacy notice informs you on how we should process and use your personal information whilst using our services.
The right to access your data that we hold:
You also have the right to request any information we hold about you, this could be to increase your awareness, or again verify our lawfulness on processing information. To protect your privacy, we may ask you to verify your identification before handing information on to you.
The right for erasure (Limited Circumstances):
In some circumstances, you may request that we erase your data from our systems, for example, your personal information is no longer needed by us, or you would like to remove your consent to us handling your information or if there is no legal reason for us to be holding your information. Please note that we cannot erase your information if we’re required by law to hold it, it is necessary for us to hold to carry out our services, or it is necessary for legal claims.
The right to have your data rectified (if inaccurate)
If you believe the data on file we hold about you is incorrect or misleading then you have the right to request it be rectified.
The right to have your data blocked from processing:
In certain circumstances, if you raise a complaint regarding how we manage your data, you may request that we restrict processing, meaning that the data we hold will be preserved from further processing as ‘evidence’ either whilst we or the ICO investigate your query.
The right to object from direct marketing:
You have the right to object from direct marketing at any time. As noted within our privacy and GDPR statement, CFS will not send you any marketing emails without your consent. You can withdraw from our newsletter emails at any time by pressing the ‘Unsubscribe’ link in the email.
The right to complain:
If you feel as though CFS International Formations have not held or processed your information in a legal manner, please feel free to contact us to discuss your query, or you can directly contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, which is the data protection handler in the UK. We also have a GDPR policy active for any concerns regarding GDPR. We would appreciate the opportunity to deal with any concerns you may have first, before you process with the ICO.
Information Commissioner's Office