Policies

MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT

Aqdot is a Cambridge (UK)-based performance chemistry company with a focus and expertise in developing, licensing and selling novel proprietary products.

We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business or supply chains.

We want our suppliers and contractors to support our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we have taken the following steps to support this goal:

  • Mapped our supply chains and carried out a risk-based assessment of our suppliers
  • Written to key suppliers to seek confirmation of their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) or that they have otherwise taken steps to ensure their business and their suppliers’ businesses are, and remain, free from modern slavery
  • Updated our standard commercial contract terms to impose obligations upon suppliers that they comply with the Act and take steps to ensure their organisations are free from modern slavery
  • Reviewed our internal policies to address modern slavery issues
  • Carried out internal training to ensure the risks relating to modern slavery are understood and mitigated

Our review of supplier relationships and internal policies is ongoing.

Our Human Resources Manager, who reports into the CEO, is responsible for overseeing the implementation of policies and procedures and for preparing the annual Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ending 31stDecember 2018.

Tim Wright, CEO, Aqdot Ltd

 

PRIVACY POLICY

At Aqdot we are committed to making sure that we both protect and respect your privacy under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR).  Please take the time to read this Policy so you are able to understand how we use the information you provide to us and how we make sure it is protected.

This Privacy Policy applies to the personal data of our website users and job applicants.  We have an Aqdot Data Protection Policy which applies for our team members, contractors and third-party suppliers a copy of which can be found here.

This Privacy Policy sets out how Aqdot is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this statement.

Aqdot may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.  You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

WHAT KIND OF PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT?

Applicants – when applying for a role you will be asked to provide your consent to use and hold your personal data.  Any information that you may provide to us may help us with our recruitment process. This information will include your name, address, email address, ‘phone numbers, work, education and qualifications history and also your full CV.  We are also required by law to collect information regarding your nationality and right to work in the UK.

Website users – we collect a limited amount of data from our website users which we use to help us improve your experience when using our website and to help us manage the services we provide.  This includes information such as how you use our website, the frequency with which you access our website and the times that our website is most popular.

HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

Applicants – there are two ways we collect your personal data; directly from you and via third parties.

Website users – we collect your data automatically via cookies when you visit our website in line with cookie settings in your browser.  Please see the section below, ‘What are cookies and how do we use them?’, for more information.

WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER

Applicants – the reason for using your personal data is to ascertain if you are suitable for any roles within our Company.

Website users – we use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service.

WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH?

Applicants – we do not share your personal data with anyone outside of the Company.

Website users – we do not share your personal data with anyone outside of the Company.

HOW DO WE SAFEGUARD YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We are committed to taking all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the personal information that we hold from misuse, loss or unauthorised access.  We do this by having in place a range of appropriate technical and organisational measures.  These include measures to deal with any suspected data breach.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR?

Applicants – if you are successful, your personal data will be held in a secure, personal file and your data will then be managed in line with our Aqdot Data Protection Policy. If you are unsuccessful, your personal data will be held in a secure file for a period of 6 months at which point it will be deleted.

Website users – we will delete your personal data from our systems if we have not had meaningful contact with you, or if appropriate, the company you are working for, for a period of two years.

HOW CAN YOU ACCESS, AMEND OR TAKE BACK THE PERSONAL DATA YOU HAVE GIVEN TO US?

Even if we already hold your personal data you have various rights in relation to it.  These include the right to object, the right to withdraw consent, subject access request, right to erasure, right to have data corrected or restricted and the right of data portability.

Contact us via privacy@aqdot.com and we will seek to deal with your request as soon as possible and certainly within one month.

HOW DO WE STORE AND TRANSFER YOUR DATA INTERNATIONALLY?

Aqdot does not store or transfer data internationally.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE AQDOT WEBSITE?

Aqdot controls the processing of personal data on its website.  There are links to other websites that may be of interest stored on our website.  You should be aware that one you have left our website we do not have any control over the other website(s) you visit.  You should exercise caution and look at the Privacy & Cookies Policy applicable to any website you visit.

WHAT ARE COOKIES AND HOW DO WE USE THEM?

 

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.  Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.  Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.  This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.  We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.  A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.  We recommend visiting AboutCookies.org which shows how to control cookies in your particular browser.

If you have any questions on any aspect of our Privacy and Cookies Policy please contact us via privacy@aqdot.com, or in writing, addressed for the attention of Office Manager, Aqdot Limited, Unit 2 Iconix Park, London Road, Cambridge, CB22 3EG.

Version: August 2020

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