Packnet Privacy Policy


Packnet Limited (“We”) takes its responsibilities towards the security of your information very seriously. We are also committed to safeguarding your privacy whilst providing you with a professional and personalised service.

This policy applies to anyone who uses the websites of, or who buys or uses any of the services provided by Packnet Limited. In using any of our services or visiting our websites you agree to  our use of your information as set out within this Privacy Policy.

This statement explains how Packnet Limited collects any personal information from you or that you provide to us and how it will be processed by us. Please read this policy carefully so as to understand the practices regarding your personal data that are used by Packnet Limited and how the obligations set out under Data Protection legislation affect you when using our services.

Information We collect from you?

To help us provide you with great customer service we need to be able to identify you and distinguish you from our other customers or clients. To do this we ask you for specific information about the company that you work with and information about members of the team employed by that company. We also collect information about you and your company via letters, phone calls and emails that you send to us or post to us via our website in conjunction with the use of the service that we provide to you. This information is only used in accordance with this privacy policy.

Specific data that We collect from you

  • In the process of setting up an account for you/your company we collect the following information, your name, postal address, telephone or mobile numbers,  email addresses, job title, company name, company registration number, VAT number, IP address/es, financial information.
  • When you contact us to discuss your services, we will ask for certain information to be able to confirm your identity, check our records and answer your questions quickly and accurately.
  • When you visit our website, we may collect and process information about your usage of these by using “cookies” and other similar technologies to help us make improvements to the websites and to the services we make available. See below for more information in the ‘How we use Cookies’ section.
  • Where wholesale call origination services are provided, call record data, including the CLI (Caller Line Identification) passed, the call date and time, the IP the call originated from, the number dialled and the duration of the call.
  • Where wholesale call termination services are provided, call record data including the CLI passed, the call date and time, the destination number or IP of the VoIP enabled device the call is delivered to, and the duration of the call.
  • Where numbers both national and international the End User’s name, address and postcode.
  • Where 999 services are provided the name and installation address (including postcode) of the End User.
  • Where directory enquiry services are provided, the End User’s name, address and postcode.
  • Where wholesale line rental services are provided, the End User’s name, installation address, postcode and any contact details supplied to aid service delivery.
  • Where number portability services are provided, the End User’s name, address, postcode and any associated telephone numbers.
  • Where broadband and ethernet services are provided, the End User’s name, installation address, postcode and any contact details supplied to aid service delivery.
  • Where equipment fulfilment and logistics delivery services are provided, the End User’s name, installation address, postcode and any contact details supplied to aid service delivery.
  • Where service issues are reported, personal data may be requested in order to investigate these issues such as call date and time, number dialled, CLI passed, call traces and call recordings.

How We use cookies

A cookie is a piece of text that a website transfers onto your computer or other browsing equipment, so that that website can remember who you are. It will typically contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie and a value. It does not give us access to the rest of your computer or portable media, and only the site that created the cookie can read it. Our cookies cannot be used by themselves to make you personally identifiable but they make the interaction between you and our websites faster and easier.

If you prefer not to receive cookies from Packnet Limited’s websites, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser but this may impair your experience of Packnet Limited’s websites.

How We use your information

Packnet Limited will only use your information because it is relevant to our dealings with you. This information is used but not limited to the following processes.

  • Verify your identity when you use our services or contact us.  
  • Process any enquiries you have about the service.  
  • Monitor, record, store and use any telephone, e-mail or other electronic communications with you for training purposes, so that we can check any instructions given to us and to improve the quality of our customer service, and in order to meet our legal and regulatory obligations.  
  • Provide CDRs for billing verification.
  • Provide access to the emergency services including passing the End User name and location data to the emergency operator.  
  • Provide Portability under Ofcom’s General Conditions.  
  • Provide the facility to make entries to BT Directory Enquiries.  
  • Tell you about changes to our websites, services or terms and conditions.
  • Advise you about current billing and financial position.
  • Recover any monies you may owe to us for using our services.
  • Analyse our services with the aim of improving them.  
  • Prevent or detect a crime, fraud or misuse of, or damage to our network, and investigate where we believe any of these have occurred.  
  • Monitor network traffic from time to time for the purposes of network optimisation, backup and problem solving.  
  • If you have agreed, we will provide you with information about our other services, offers or products that you may be interested in.
  • Your personal data will be kept secure, accurate and up to date with appropriate technical and organisational methods used to ensure the integrity of the data we hold and to prevent it being accidently lost, accessed or used in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. All personal data you provide to us is stored on our secure servers located in the United Kingdom, EEA or a destination outside the EEA (European Economic Area).
  • Any data that is stored or transferred outside the EEA is only transferred in full accordance with UK data protection laws and/or applicable EU data protection law. This data does not include call data records, call recordings of any telecommunications reporting informations.

Retention Policy

We will keep the information for a time period that will vary depending on the way the data is used. Unless there is a specific legal requirement we will keep the data in a form that allows for identification of data subjects for as long as is necessary. Once the requirement to hold the data has passed and there is no legal obligation we will delete the data in line with the regulatory advice within the GDPR.

UK Law requires that We keep certain information about the usage of services that are provided by Packnet Limited for a period of 12 months. This information includes, but is not limited to, records of the dates and times of the calls made via your account and the numbers dialled. This information may be used by certain law enforcement agencies to prevent and detect crime and to protect national security. We will only disclose this information to them when we are legally required to.

In addition to this, we may keep information that is used within the contract of service for a period of six years. This will typically be contract and service related emails. This information will be held within the UK on Packnet owned and maintained servers.

How We protect your information

Packnet Limited takes its responsibilities towards all its information very seriously and we have robust security and data protection compliance measures in place to make sure your personal information is protected against unauthorized or unlawful disclosures or accidental or unlawful loss.

We cannot guarantee the security of transmitting information via the internet.

Where any data breach is identified that affects the information that we hold about or have processed from you, we will notify you in writing immediately and provide full information about the personal data affected by this breach.

We will take all appropriate steps to restore any personal data which is lost or corrupted as a result of a data breach where we are at fault.

If you identify any data breach on your network that affects data we have passed to you, you must notify us in writing immediately and provide full information about the data affected by this breach. You have an obligation to take all appropriate steps, to restore all personal data which is lost or corrupted due to a data breach on your network.

Making a data subject access request

Under GDPR a data subject has the right to request a record of the data held about him/her.

All requests must be made in writing and sent to the Data Protection Officer for processing. These should be sent to the following;

Address:

The Data Controller

Third Floor, John Swift Building

19 Mason Street

Manchester

M4 5FT

To assist the processing of these requests you should provide identifying information including;

Account Number/s, Telephone Number/s, Username, Address.

A verbal request is not a subject access request.

Packnet Limited and ICO

Packnet Limited is listed on the UK Information Commissioner’s Office website and information about our listing can be found here.

https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Entry/ZA111036

Our ICO registration number is ZA111036.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy please contact us by post at the following;

Packnet Limited

Third Floor, John Swift Building

19 Mason Street

Manchester

M4 5FT

Complaints

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner about the way in which we collect and use your personal data. Should you wish to find more information about this process please go to the Information Commissioner’s office website via: www.ico.org.uk/concerns or telephone 0303 123 1113.

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