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Privacy
Policy

At Gaffey Technical Services Ltd we are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us. This Privacy Policy, together with our terms of use, provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you. We are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We are currently updating our company procedures and website functionality for full compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May 2018.

We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this page regularly.


The following identifies the lawful grounds in processing data. Following this we confirm how we use your data and how we keep your data safe. We have also provided a complaints process if you think there is a problem with the way we work.

Lawful grounds for processing data:

  • We obtain consent of the data subject with regard to 'Opt-in'.
  • We will process data for the performance of, or entering into, a contract with the data subject.
  • We will process data where necessary for compliance with a legal obligation.
  • We will process where necessary to protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person.
  • We will process where necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
  • We will process where necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests except where overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

We take into account the following in relation to legitimate interest:

  • The nature of the interest (such as the reasonable expectations of the individual).
  • The impact of processing.
  • Any safeguards which are or could be put in place.


How we use your data:

If you have contacted our company directly as a new potential customer requesting a quotation via our website; or as an existing client who is emailing directly for either a new quote, information, or to proceed with a job; or in responding to an employment opportunity, we will only use the data we collect about you with your consent for the legitimate interests specified. We will keep this information securely on file. At the time of the communication we will provide information relating to our services. For marketing purposes, we will ask your permission for your email address (opt-in) to be included on our emailing database as a method of keeping in touch. We will only contact you if we believe that the information we send will be of a legitimate interest to your business and where we have an appropriate relationship (i.e. as a client, prospect etc). We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our regular mailings to you. Every mailing will include full instructions on how to cancel the service. If you do cancel the service, you may continue to receive communication for a short period of time while your suppression is being processed.


How we keep your data secure:

We will never disclose personal information about you to any third party, other than to process an enquiry, without first receiving your permission or unless we are under a legal obligation to do so. We will not pass on your personal details to any third party without your permission.

We will not sell, rent, or give away information that personally identifies customers to third parties, except where elements of the business have been outsourced and such information is explicitly required for the provision of services to you (for example a credit reference check when opening a credit account, or to a courier for the delivery of goods to your address). Under such circumstances, the security and confidentiality of personal information would form a part of the legal agreement between us and the supplier of the outsourced service.


Disclosing your information

From time to time, we may release aggregated and anonymised marketing statistics to business partners, or may use these in press releases, advertising, or published reports. Gaffey Technical Services Ltd may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Gaffey Technical Services Ltd rights or property. In addition, Gaffey Technical Services Ltd may disclose user information when required by law.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.


Use of Cookies

On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our website. Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.

Similarly to the above, we may gather information about your general internet use by using a cookie file. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer They help us to improve our website and the service that we provide to you. All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline the cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our website.

Please note that third party cookies may not be controlled by us and are part of your agreement with the third party, e.g. if you are logged in to Facebook or Google. However, most Internet browsers give you the facility to delete cookies that you do not want stored on your device. You can usually visit your browser's website for instructions on how to do this.


Access to information
The General Data Protection Regulation gives you the right to access the information that we hold about you by making a Subject Access Request (SAR). We have a legal obligation to respond to such requests within 40 days. Please note that any demand for access may be subject to payment of a fee of £10 which contributes to our costs in providing you with the information requested. Should you wish to receive details that we hold about you please contact us using the contact form below, or via email or mail using our contact details below.


Contacting Us

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 our data controller is Andrew Gaffey. Our ICO Registraion number is Z2008198

We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@gaffey.co.uk
Gaffey Technical Services Ltd., Unit 3a Newhouse Road, Huncoat Business Park, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6NT.

Tel. 01254 350180
Fax. 01254 350181

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