GDF Design Limited may use tracking cookies on this site. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally on your computer to track movement around the site. At no point is any personal information contained in these cookies and is only used to assess the usefulness of pages on the site.
Cookies may also be used by other companies on co-branded Web pages.
In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the ico.org.uk https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/ website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
GDF Design Limited may collect certain information from your computer (when available) including your operating system, country, browser information and IP address. The reason we collect this is for statistical purposes allowing us to create reports on site usage, browsing behaviour of the site and patterns.
The DPA & GDPR May 2018
We and this website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into affect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.
Website Visitor Tracking
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
GDF Design Limited recognises the importance of personal privacy. You can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself to us. We collect and treat personal information on the Web as follows:
If you provide your email address by using subscription facilities or sending feedback, enquiries or requests by email, the personal information you provide (including your email address) will be used to respond to your message or deliver the requested service.
On occasion you may be asked to provide some limited personal information (such as name, postal address, email address, phone number), when requesting publications, information or services via the GDF Design Limited web site. When providing this information, you may also be asked whether you wish to receive any further communication from GDF Design Limited thought relevant to you. Any personal information you provide will be held securely on our CRM system and used only for the reason specified at the point of collection. We will not sell, licence or trade your personal details to any third party.
Personal information provided by you, and any other information relating to you, held by GDF Design Limited, may be used for its own management purposes, or occasionally shared with other organisations in line with legal compliance, for example, in the prevention of crime.
We will only pass on your personal information to named third parties if you expressly permit it and we will always give you the option to decline this.
Requests for access
You have the right to request personal information held about yourself from a “Data Controller”. Any requests by individuals for access to information held about them by GDF Design Limited should be made in writing to: Data Protection Officer, GDF Design Limited, 3rd Floor, Queensberry House, 106 Queens Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3XF.
We may ask you for more details in our initial response if we are not sure about the request. Once we have received all necessary information to help us find the records then we undertake to respond to you within the statutory time.
Downloads & Media Files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti virus software or similar applications.
We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti virus software or similar applications.
Contact & Communication With Us
Users contacting with us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.
Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages
We operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news we supply/publish. Users can subscribe through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated online service, or if not available, other means as detailed in the footer of sent marketing messages. The type and content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it may contain third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription.
Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons/tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data.
External Website Links & Third Parties
Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text/banner/image links to other websites.)
We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any of the externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Policy & Usage
We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page.
You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
Resources & Further Information
Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
Data Protection Act 1998
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
The Guide to the PECR 2003
HR Form Templates
v.2-18 April 2018 Edited & customised by GDF Design Ltd.
Please visit this page from time to time to find out what’s new, as new tools and enhancements will be introduced onto the site.
GDF Design Limited reserves the right to amend this page at any time.