Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our service, search for a service, complete the membership application form and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number.
- Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
- technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
- information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our sales numbers.
- Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this site. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.
- Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
- Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site.
- Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
- Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
- To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Information you give to us. We will use this information:
- to administer your membership;
- for the fulfilment of orders for goods and services requested;
- to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about;
- to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data (the registration form);
- to notify you about changes to our service;
- in-house research and statistical analysis;
- to communicate with you about our membership, lobbying and other activities;
- to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
- to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
- as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
- to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
- to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may us this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
Disclosure of your information
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
- Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
- Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others.
- Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
Updating Your Data
We may, from time to time, engage in data-matching exercises with trusted third parties to ensure that the personal data provided by you to us remains up to date. Data matching involves comparing computer records held by us against other computer records held by another body to see how far they match. This usually involves personal information. Computerised data matching allows us to update our records in the event that any of your personal information changes. Where a match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency which requires further investigation. When undertaking a data-matching exercise, the trusted third party is contractually prevented from using any personal information received from us for any purpose other than updating our records (i.e. they may not use information received from us to update their own records).
Where we store your personal data
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to Your Records | Individual Rights
In accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have a right to see a copy of the information we hold about you on request.
You also have a right to erasure including retention and disposal, and a right to restrict processing. You may request that your data is removed from all our company systems at any time.
If you wish to see a copy of the information we hold about you please email [email protected] and we will respond within 28 days. Please note that any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with the details of the information we hold about you. Information requested will be sent to you within 28 days of receiving your request.
If you have registered on one of our sites you can now view, amend or delete information held about you within your account, please log in to your account to view your options.
Data Retention Period
The GDPR Act does not set out any specific minimum or maximum periods for retaining personal data.
We hold company and contact data until we are asked to remove or take any other action in accordance with GDPR by an individual or company, or until it is felt our services are no longer of interest to any individual or company.
We retain personal data relating to customer quotations and orders for historical, statistical or research purposes indefinitely or until it is no longer needed and then deleted.
Previous history of marketing activity is retained unless specific requests are received not to do so.
Notice of Breach of Security
If a security breach causes an unauthorised intrusion into our system appropriate notifications will be made in accordance with GDPR. We will notify you as soon as possible and will report to you the action taken in response to a breach.
Users under 18 years
Should you be under 18 years of age, please make sure that you obtain a parent/guardian’s permission before you provide personal information to the Faulkner Group. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.