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1. Who we are

We are:

Forecast International Limited (SC568955) (FIL), Nova House, 3-5 Ponton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9QQ, United Kingdom

Forecast Data Solutions Limited (SC451730 ) (Forecast Europe), Nova House, 3-5 Ponton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9QQ, United Kingdom

Forecast Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 45 610 536 279) (Forecast Australia), 117 Jones Bay Wharf, 26-32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

Forecast Engineering Limited (SC671338) (FEL), Nova House, 3-5 Ponton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9QQ, United Kingdom

Decima Data Limited (SC671488), Nova House, 3-5 Ponton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9QQ, United Kingdom

Forecast Poland sp. z o. o. REGON [statistical number]: 389330629, Silver Tower Center ul. Plac Konstytucji Maja 3, 50-048 Wrocław, Poland

Together, we are the Forecast Group.

We are controllers for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) and related data protection legislation, except in relation to certain services we may carry out for our clients where we may be processors.

2. How to contact us

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact our data protection administrator using the details set out below.

To contact Decima Data, FEL, FIL or Forecast Europe:

By post: Forecast Data Solutions Limited, Nova House, 3-5 Ponton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9QQ, United Kingdom

By email: [email protected]

By phone: +44 7570961716

To contact Forecast Australia:

By post: Forecast Australia Ltd, 117 Jones Bay Wharf, 26-32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

By email: [email protected]

By phone: +61 435 863437

To contact Forecast Poland:

By post: Forecast Poland, Silver Tower Center ul. Plac Konstytucji Maja 3, 50-048, Wrocław

By email: [email protected]

By phone: +48 572 920 191

3. Privacy Information

We are committed to protecting your personal data and your privacy. This privacy notice aims to give you information on how and why we collect and process your personal data.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

This version of our privacy notice was last updated on 2 March 2020.

4. To whom does this privacy notice apply?

This privacy notice applies to:

Website Users: all individuals who visit our website (or any other domain name registered in our name) (the Website);

Client contacts: all individuals who are our client contacts where the individual’s organisation (including any public authorities) is or has been our client; or

Business contacts: all individuals who are our business contacts where the individual or the individual’s organisation are our sub-contractors, supply goods or services to us, provide professional services, have expressed an interest in us (including by contacting us by post, telephone, e-mail, social media or other means) or have any other business relationship with us (including where the individual’s organisation is a public authority, an industry body or regulatory authority or similar).

This privacy notice also does not apply to existing, former or prospective employees or workers of the Forecast Group or to the directors and shareholders of the Forecast Group. We have separate privacy notices for such purposes.

This privacy notice also does not apply to individuals who are staff or other related individuals of our clients (client-related individuals) whose personal data is provided to us by our clients in our capacity as processors on behalf of our clients. In such circumstances, the privacy statements of our relevant client will apply.

5. Information about our Website

Our Website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and we are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our Website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

We also use cookies on our website. You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Your consent applies to the following domains:

Your current state: No consent given. Manage your consent.

You can learn more about cookies and how they work below. 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.

The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

How can I control the cookie preferences?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

6. Children

Our Website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect any personal data relating to children.

7. About the personal data that we collect and process

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

The table set out in SCHEDULE 1 summarises the personal data we collect and process, how we use it (our processing purposes) and why we use it (the lawful bases of processing).

Please also see paragraph 10 (Marketing) for further details about the lawful basis of processing personal data for our marketing activities.

We do not collect any “special categories of personal data” about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). We also do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Whose personal data? What personal data do we collect? How do we use your personal data? Why do we use your personal data?
Website users

· any visitor to our Website

Technical data

(including internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access our Website)Usage data

(including information about your visit and how you use our Website)

To improve the user experience and administer the functionality of our website. Necessary for our legitimate interests (to maintain network security and Website relevance for visitors to our Website)
Client contacts

· any contact person of an existing or former client

Identity data

(including full name and title)

Contact data

(including business address, email address and telephone numbers)Employment data

(including job title and role, credentials)Transaction data

(including information obtained by providing services to your organisation and other details of our interactions including correspondence and conversations)Marketing and communications data

(including your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences)

To process and deliver services to your organisation including:(a) providing information about our services on request;(b) negotiating, entering into, performing and enforcing a contract with your organisation;

(c) carrying out our services;

(d) managing payments, fees and charges, and collecting and recovering money owed to us;

(e) dealing with any client complaints and receiving feedback;

(f) corresponding with you in connection with our services.

To manage our relationship with you as our client contact.

To notify your organisation about changes to our terms and conditions or privacy notice.

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to perform contracts with our clients, to respond to your correspondence with us, to keep our records up to date, to recover debts due to us and to manage client relationships)
Business Contacts

actual or prospective business contacts, including:

· staff or other contacts at our third party sub-contractors or our third party suppliers (including professional advisors)

· individuals or representatives of organisations who have expressed an interest in our business, and

· anyone else with whom we have contact in a business context

Identity data

(including full name and title)Contact data

(including business address, email address and telephone numbers)Employment

(including job title and role, employer, credentials)Transaction data

(including details about products and services provided by you (or your organisation) to us, details of the terms on which you (or your organisation) are engaged as a sub-contractor or supplier, details of payments to and from you (or your organisation) and other details of our interactions including correspondence and conversations)Marketing and communications data

(including your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences)

To manage our business relationships with suppliers and sub-contractors, professional advisors, regulatory authorities, public authorities and others, which will include:(a) seeking or maintaining business relationships with various organisations, including accreditation and regulatory authorities;(b) assessing the suitability of any existing or potential supplier, sub-contractor or other business relationship;

(c) negotiating and entering into appropriate contracts for the supply of goods or services to us (including the sub-contracting of goods or services), carrying out any obligations under such contracts (including obligations of payment) and if necessary enforcing any such contracts;

(d) undertaking on-going monitoring and management of our relationship with suppliers, sub-contractors and other professional and business contacts;

(e) interacting with other organisations (including partners or sub-contractors in a larger project) in the course of providing services to our clients;

(f) investigating any complaints or enquiries.

Performance of a contract with you (where relevant)

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to perform a contract with your organisation or business, to manage third party relationships, to seek supply and sub-contracting arrangements appropriate for our business, to run our business efficiently and profitably, to enhance, modify and improve our services, and to pursue our commercial objectives where this does not override your rights and freedoms as a data subject)

All data subjects All personal data To comply with legal obligations (such as any legislation or a court order).To protect our privacy, property or safety or those of a third party and your rights do not override such interests. To establish, exercise or defend our legal rights. · Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

· Necessary for our legitimate interests (to assert our legal rights)