At ESI.info we are committed to safeguarding and respecting your privacy. Like most businesses, we hold personal information about our clients and people who we think may be interested in the products and services we offer.
Our lawful basis for processing personal data under Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) varies according to circumstances: it may be contractual, consensual or on the basis of Legitimate Interest.
Where Legitimate Interest is the basis for processing personal data, our sole purpose is to support better decisions for better environments by helping professional buyers and sellers exchange information quickly and efficiently.
We do not process any special category data.
We have prepared a compliance statement relating to Article 5 of the GDPR and a Legitimate Interest Assessment to cover our use of personal data for direct marketing. Both documents can be downloaded by clicking the ‘GDPR related downloads’ link in the contents index for this page or by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
We obtain professional personal information through our own market research and from publicly available resources including online and offline publications produced by: trade and professional associations; government agencies other public sector sources; businesses involved in providing goods or services relating to the built environment; and organisations responsible for managing land and buildings.
We use these information sources:
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. These cookies cannot be used to identify you personally, but help us to improve services to you from our websites.
For example: enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task; recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested; measuring how many people are using our services, so they can be optimised for you.
|Recent-entries||List of numbers||1 year||Tracks the last entries you looked at for the viewed recently function|
|Esi-id||Number||1 year||Used to identify you to give you a better user experience, record how you use our website and provide metrics to our advertisers|
|Jsessionid||Randomly generated number||30 minutes||Required for secure login to our websites|
|Spring_security_remember_me_cookie||Randomly generated number||1 year||Allows users to stay logged in for extended periods of time at secure locations|
|ESI-web-search||Word or phrase||1 year||The last search term you used on our websites|
|ESI-View-Cookie||Word||1 year||Preferred view for looking at lists of illustrated products and services|
|_ga||Randomly generated number||2 years||Used in Google Analytics to distinguish users|
|_gat||Randomly generated number||10 minutes||Used in Google Analytics to throttle requests|
|intercom-id||Randomly generated number||Does not expire||Used to maintain Intercom messaging support across multiple page requests|
Google Analytics set cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This helps us to develop www.esi.info so that the service is quick, accurate, reliable and relevant to our users.
For more information about Google Analytics visit the Google Analytics website .
If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However, this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies may, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
For more information about cookies visit About Cookies.
We may use your personal information to:
Where you submit personal information for publication on our websites, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us. We will not publish personal information about you on our websites without your consent.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
Information that you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
In addition, personal and business information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal and business information.
We take technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We store all the personal information you provide on our secure password- and firewall- protected servers. All e-commerce transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.
However, because data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
Where we use third parties to help provide our services, we check that their security policies and confidentiality arrangements meet the required legal standards.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password except when you log in to our websites.
We only store your data for as long as we need to for the processing purposes set out in this policy.
You can ask us to confirm whether your personal data is being processed. If it is, you can ask us to give you access to your personal data and related information.
You can instruct us to amend any incorrect details or complete any missing information.
You can request that your personal details be deleted from our systems.
You can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information.
You can ask for your personal data to be moved, copied or transferred to another IT environment.
You have the right to object to processing based on legitimate interests for direct marketing, research and statistical purposes.
To exercise any of your rights, please contact us and tell us what you would like us to do for you at either of the addresses below:
The Company Secretary
Environmental Standard Indexes Ltd
12 E&F Timberbush
We usually accept a personal email or letter as evidence of your identity. In certain circumstances we may require a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address.
We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
As well as the rights listed above, you have the right to complain to about our use of your personal information to UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
Our websites contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
The Company Secretary
Environmental Standard Indexes Ltd
12 E&F Timberbush
Tel 0131 586 4466
The data controller responsible for the information collected on our websites is Environmental Standard Indexes Ltd.
Environmental Standard Indexes Ltd, 30th May 2018