Privacy Policy, T&C’s & Cookies

About us: “Sigma Labs”

Sigma Labs XYZ Ltd   |   www.sigmalabs.co.uk  |    Company Number: 13174424

Privacy Policy

Disclaimer

All material published on the website is published in good faith and for information purposes only. We cannot guarantee or warrant representation of accuracy or reliability of such information. There is no guarantee that the contents or operation of the website will be error-free. Although it may be possible to obtain access to other websites from this website, there is no endorsement or responsibility for those websites.

Legitimate Business Interest

As a business we introduce exceptional talent to our clients under various work, placement, employment and service contracts. The exchange of the personal data our talent with our client contacts is a fundamental and essential part of this process (as is contacting you about interviews & events). We do this in good faith,  and by applying for a role or booking an appointment on this site, you unreservedly consent to the collection, the exchange, and the processing of your data as detailed.

Data Collection

We collect the data you provide when you apply for a role at, or book a meeting with Sigma Labs XYZ (including data from other sources such as LinkedIn, JobBoards, etc.). Your website usage information is collected using cookies (please see our Cookie policy below). By applying you consent to our processing of you data as below.

Data Usage

We will not use your data, other than with the consent you have provided under Legitimate Business Interest, to process your application, or interest and any engagement.

Right to Access

You have the right to access the data we hold about you (or to ask us to remove, correct,  erase, or withdraw your consent for its processing). If you would like to take any of these actions, please email at compliance@sigmalabs.co.uk

Data Retention

We only keep your data as you progress through the application and during any engagement with Sigma Labs XYZ (and as required by law). Should you choose to not continue your engagement or be unsuccessful in your application we will dispose of your data within 12 months or sooner if you ask us to erase it (as above).

UK & GDPR

Sigma Labs XYZ is a UK business, but your data is managed in accordance with The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). Should you not be happy with the way we have processed your information. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK supervisory authority the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Third Party Processors

Our carefully selected partners and service providers may process personal information about you on our behalf as described below: Digital Marketing Service Providers. We periodically appoint digital marketing agents to conduct marketing activity on our behalf, such activity may result in the compliant processing of personal information.  Our appointed data processors include:(I)Prospect Global Ltd (trading as Sopro) Reg. UK Co. 09648733. You can contact Sopro and view their privacy policy here: http://sopro.io.  Sopro are registered with the ICO Reg: ZA346877 their Data Protection Officer can be emailed at: dpo@sopro.io.

Terms & Conditions

Important Information – These Terms of Use set out the terms and conditions upon which any person may view pages of this website.

Definitions
  • “The Website”:  corresponding pages accessible at www.sigmalabs.co.uk;
  • “The Content”: of pages at the Site;
  • “User”, “you”, “your”: any person viewing or using the Site or Content.
Agreement

This Website Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) governs your access to, and use of, the Sigma Labs Website. The Site is the property of Sigma Labs and this Agreement is between Sigma Labs and any party viewing or otherwise making use of the Site or the Content. By accessing and/or using tThird Party Processors

Our carefully selected partners and service providers may process personal information about you on our behalf as described below:

“Digital Marketing Service Providers

We periodically appoint digital marketing agents to conduct marketing activity on our behalf, such activity may result in the compliant processing of personal information.  Our appointed data processors include:

(I)Prospect Global Ltd (trading as Sopro) Reg. UK Co. 09648733. You can contact Sopro and view their privacy policy here: http://sopro.io.  Sopro are registered with the ICO Reg: ZA346877 their Data Protection Officer can be emailed at: dpo@sopro.io.”he Site, you acknowledge, and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein in their entirety without limitation or qualification, as well as all applicable laws and regulations relevant to the use of a website.

Intellectual Property

All Content, including but not limited to all text, graphics, logos, icons, images, data, graphs, audio, videos, computer programs and other material and information contained on, or utilized in the provision of, the Site is the property of Sigma Labs or its content suppliers and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and such rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed.

License

Sigma Labs hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable personal license to use the Site and the Content for, information purposes only. You may print and/or download and store the Content for non-commercial, personal or internal business use (as applicable) only, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the Content and comply with these terms of use.

Limitations

Except as expressly authorised herein or otherwise authorised by Sigma Labs in writing, you may not use, copy, distribute, modify or create derivative works from, disclose, display, transmit, or post the Content for any purpose, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. You may not use any META tags or any other “hidden text” using Sigma Labs’s name or trademarks on your website or otherwise, without the express written consent of Sigma Labs. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to Sigma Labs and/or its licensors. You acknowledge that your unauthorised use of the Site or the Contents may cause us loss and damage for which an award in damages may not adequately compensate us and that we are, in those circumstances, entitled to apply for suitable equitable relief. This license may be terminated by Sigma Labs at any time upon notification to you, and the license is automatically terminated upon any breach by you of these Terms of Use.

Amendment & Jurisdiction

Sigma Labs reserves the right to amend any of the terms of this Agreement or Content at any time by posting such amendment on the Site. The version of this Agreement available on the Site at the time you visit the Site or use the Content shall apply to such use.

This Site, Agreement and and Dispute shall be governed solely by English Law and the jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

Cookies and similar

When you visit or interact with our sites and services we & our partners may use cookies and similar technologies for storing information.

They are either necessary for the functioning of our services, help us improve our performance, give you extra functionalities, or help us to serve you relevant and targeted ads.

You are free to block, delete, or disable these cookies if your device permits so. You can manage your cookies and your cookie preferences in your browser or device settings.

Where possible, security measures are set in place to prevent unauthorised access to our cookies and similar technologies. A unique identifier ensures that only we and/or our authorised service providers have access to cookie data.

What are cookies and similar?

They are essentially small data files placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other devices (referred to collectively as a “device”) that allow us to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our sites and services.

Cookies

Small text files placed in the memory of your browser or device when you visit a website or view a message. Cookies allow a website to recognise a particular device or browser. There are several types of cookies, from Session and Persistent cookies to First & Third party cookies.

Web beacons

Small graphic images that typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behaviour.

Similar technologies

flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies, etc. that store information in your browser or device utilising local shared objects or local storage.

We may use the terms “cookies” or “similar technologies” interchangeably in our policies to refer to all technologies above.

Our use of cookies and similar

We offer certain site features, services, applications, and tools that are available only through the use of these technologies. You are always free to block, delete, or disable these technologies if your browser, installed application, or device so permits.

Generally, these technologies allow our sites, services, applications, and tools to store relevant information in your browser or device and later read that information in order to identify you to our servers or internal systems. We do not store any of your personal information on any of our cookies or other similar technologies.

Any personal information that we collect and store through use of these technologies is first obtained through notice and consent: We obtain your consent by providing you with transparent notice of use of the technologies and providing you with the opportunity to make a choice to disable these technologies as set forth above.

If you would like to opt-out of all other types of technologies we employ on our sites, services, applications, or tools, you may do so by blocking, deleting, or disabling them as your browser or device permits.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Sigma Labs is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights, and we have established systems and controls to help us to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

Our Business Structure

Sigma Labs is a UK-based professional services provider operating in the Recruit, Train and Deploy sector. Sigma Labs' principal business activities involve recruiting, training and deploying our own permanent IT and business consultants with our clients. They work across a range of technical disciplines, including but not limited to Development and Data. Sigma Labs has dedicated training centres and sales operations located in London. Sigma Labs is a proactive and enthusiastic promoter of diversity, social mobility and inclusion.

Our Policy

At Sigma Labs we believe in the importance of equality in the workplace. Being a responsible corporate citizen is not only the right thing to do, it is good for the longterm viability of our business. We are committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within our business and the supply chain. We believe employment should be chosen. There must be no forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour. Supplier employees must not be required to lodge monies or identity papers in order to work and must be free to leave employment after the giving of reasonable notice.

Our CEO and COO provide constant support to all members of staff and ensures all employees and Trainees are getting the relevant training and development needed in order for them to achieve all they can here at Sigma Labs.

We pride ourselves highly on promoting human rights within the business and ensure all members of staff are happy and content within their working environment. We encourage weekly catch ups and constant suggestions via our company portal on how we can strengthen the ways in which we protect our employees’ rights and company benefits. We hold our suppliers, business partners and all other stakeholders to the same standards that we hold ourselves. We run a safe and ethical business that extends well beyond Sparta Global. Our code of conduct is an overview of the guiding principles and values which govern how we make ethical decisions in conducting our business.

Please see below the following steps we have taken and continue to take in adherence to the Modern Slavery Act.

Supply Chain

Our supply chain is not very complex however we work with a vast range of suppliers that provide services across a number of varied categories that range from cyber security, IT, telecoms, technology sales, data analytics and other services which can be seen on our company website. We keep very respectable relationships with our suppliers which allows us to have a good understanding and visibility of our supply chain.

Due to the strong relationships we have with our suppliers, contractors, trainees and consultants we consider the risk of exploitation, human trafficking and breach of human rights very low. Nonetheless we are committed to ensuring such occurrences do not take place within our business or supply chain due to our procedures and due diligence.

Contracts

Our contracts include a provision for all suppliers to warrant that it has not and will not engage in any activity, practice or conduct which would constitute an offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Policies

All Sigma Labs employees have access to channels in which they can communicate concerns, via local reporting mechanisms or internal whistleblowing procedures, which encourage all staff to report any wrong behaviour or breaches of our policies. Sigma Labs is committed to protecting its employees when disclosing malpractice and we take this very seriously. All employees must be provided with a clear contract of employment which complies with local legislation. All contracts are received before employees join Sigma Labs which gives new employees the opportunity to read through all of our company policies and raise any queries prior to starting, which encourages a smooth onboarding process for all parties.

Sigma Labs hold a zero-tolerance policy on Modern Slavery and are committed to the highest level of ethical standards. All employees are under duty to comply and understand this policy. The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery and human trafficking within businesses or any supply chains is the responsibility of those working for Sigma Labs. Employees are encouraged to avoid any behaviour that would suggest a clear breach of this policy

Verification and Risk Assessment

Sigma Labs require a due diligence process of supply chain risk based on international indices, supplier performance and other indicators of suppliers and contractors and have a supporting audit process. Our standard supplier contracts contain Compliance with Laws provisions which oblige the parties to comply with all laws applicable to their activities under the contract.

Audit

Verification of code conformance and assurance through our own supplier audit process including demonstration from our supply chain that they have passed down Sigma Labs’ requirements to their own suppliers and contractors and have supporting audit process.

Internal Training and Review

Sigma Labs ensure that any updates of changes to our code of conduct in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking are fed to all employees and all necessary and/or recommended training takes place. All employees at Sigma Labs are expected to comply with all laws and act in accordance with local guidelines and regulations and act with integrity and honesty.

Following its initial adoption, this Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy will be reviewed by the Company’s Senior Directors and the cross functional team nominated by the business on a regular basis (at least annually) and may be amended from time to time.

The Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement was authored by X. Cai, Chief of Staff at Sigma Labs and was last revised on 25th November 2021.