Privacy Statement

The vento ludens group is committed to each individual’s right to privacy and to compliance with applicable laws. This privacy statement applies to all vento ludens group companies which control and make use of personal information collected via this website. It also explains how we make use of personal information provided directly to us in or from the European Union, e.g. by email or letter, rather than via this website. Please note that as a general matter we may collect, use and disclose personal data for the purposes of legal investigation, enquiry and compliance purposes. Where given, we may also collect, use and disclose personal data with your consent.

What information do we collect?

This website only collects personal information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by you. This might include contact details like your name, email address or phone number or demographic information such as your address or postcode. Should you contact us by email or other means and provide information about yourself, that personal information will also be collected, used and disclosed in connection with the matter in question, and you should have a reasonable expectation as to that. Where you or your organisation have business dealings with us, or with third parties for whom we are a service provider (who may also in turn have provided the information to us), that may mean that we may collect, use and disclose your personal data, including payment data (e.g. if you are a landowner at a renewable energy project we develop, build or manage). We also collect, use and disclose personal information about people with whom we interact from publicly available sources and commercial / governmental databases.

Why do we collect personal information about you?

The vento ludens group may collect, use and disclose information about you use in our business dealings as described above, for legal compliance, security or insurance purposes, or in connection with our financial processes and controls. Your personal information can also be collected, used and disclosed in order to improve the services we provide to you or your organisation, or to respond to enquiries or other issues raised by you.
If you submit personal information to us so that we can consider you for a position within the vento ludens group, or should you apply to vento ludens in respect of a vacancy advertised on this website, we will collect, use and disclose that data for the purposes of considering your application. In addition, we will collect, use and disclose personal information for other purposes related or ancillary to those described in this privacy statement. The vento ludens group may also use the information that you have submitted to carry out marketing and market research, but we do not sell personal information or disclose it to third parties for purposes unrelated to the reasons we hold it. In developing and building renewable energy projects it is necessary for us to consult with members of the local community and keep them informed. For these purposes we undertake postal and other media campaigns using third party databases to obtain addresses of local people. Therefore, you may hear from us via that route, but you are always free to instruct us to cease contacting you. If you do receive unsolicited marketing material that you believe comes from us, and which you do not want to receive, please let us know by contacting our team on 0131 624 9848 or info@ventoludens.co.uk.

Will we share your personal information with other organisations once we have received it?

We will not generally pass on any information that you give us to any organisations beyond vento ludens group companies. There are exceptions to this, where permitted or required by law, (including for legal compliance purposes, crime prevention, credit checks and fraud prevention). It may also be necessary where we have an agreement with you, or we provide services to someone who does, or you have been affected by our activities or those of our clients, e.g. in order to instruct external advisers to support us or our client in relation to a matter involving you or your organisation (including any disputes).

Is your information stored securely?

Where you send information for a particular purpose, it will be stored in accordance with our current business practices which are designed to maintain security and confidentiality. If you ask us to destroy this information we will do so insofar as is practical, subject to any applicable legal restriction and to our requirements to retain information for the purposes of fulfilling our legal and internal compliance obligations, including demonstrating compliance in the future should legal claims be brought against us. We will retain your personal data for so long as it is reasonably required (or, in connection with information provided only with your consent, should you withdraw that consent), including for legal and internal compliance purposes and the potential defence of claims in the future or if we are otherwise permitted to do so.

How can you find out what information is stored about you?

You are entitled to know certain information about yourself that we have collected, subject to completing an application and providing proof of identity. You can contact us for these purposes on 0131 624 9848, email us at info@ventoludens.co.uk or write to Communications Team, vento ludens, 12 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AX. The information that you may request will be provided promptly in accordance with applicable law if it is personal information that we are required to make available to you. In any event, we will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information we hold is accurate, up to date and relevant and we will be happy to correct any inaccuracies.

Privacy Policy Updates

We may update our policies on this page from time to time, so please do check to make sure you have read the latest version.
23 July 2019.

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