Here at the GGF and subsidiary companies, we are committed to a policy of protecting the rights and privacy of individuals. Protecting your personal information is of high priority for both the staff and management of the GGF and subsidiary companies.
The GGF and its subsidiaries has created this policy to ensure that:
The GGF and its subsidiary companies are the main representative organisations for companies involved in all aspects of the manufacture of flat glass and products and services for all types of glazing, in commercial and domestic sectors. The GGF is registered at Companies House as ‘Glass and Glazing Federation’ (hereafter referred to as GGF) as a company limited by guarantee (registration number 04063012) and registered address of Newspaper House, 40 Rushworth Street, London, SE1 0RB. The GGF group of companies comprises the following key legal entities:
You’re advised to review their privacy policies before providing your personal data.
There are different ways in which we collect information about you. This includes when you use any of our websites and when you contact us via email, phone or post. In some instances, they will have a legal basis for us doing so.
The GGF and subsidiary companies collect certain personal information about you. These would include your name, business contacts, address, email address, IP address and in certain circumstances, employee details. We might also hold your credit/debit card or bank information to process payments if you purchase a product or service from us and give us your explicit consent to hold such data about you.
The GGF and its subsidiaries may use your personal data:
Your personal information will not be retained beyond what is required and will be held on our system for as long as it is necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was collected or for which it was further processed. The length of time for which we retain your personal information will take into account the legal and contractual requirements that influence the retention period.
Your personal information will be deleted or destroyed within a set time (currently 3 months) after it has been confirmed that it is no longer required to be retained.
The GGF group of companies work with third party service providers, who are a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject (you), the controller (GGF group of companies), a processing internal or external person or entity who, under the direct authority of the GGF and its subsidiaries or a processor, are authorised to process your data, such as Local Authorities, External Printing and Insurance companies.
All processing of personal data requires a lawful basis, e.g. Contractual or Legal Obligation, where Consent provides one such lawful basis.
Your consent is considered to be freely given, specific, informed and an unambiguous indication by you, through a statement or by a clear affirmative action, which signifies agreement to the processing of your personal data. For example, depending on the circumstances, valid consent could be provided verbally, in writing, by ticking a box on one of our web pages, by choosing technical settings in an app, or by any other statement or conduct which clearly indicates in this context your acceptance of the proposed processing of your personal data.
Your consent can be withdrawn at any time; however, your right to withdraw consent is not retrospective (i.e. you cannot withdraw consent to processing that has already taken place).
You have the right to obtain confirmation that your data is being processed and to access your personal data that we hold about you, which is known as a Subject Access Request (SAR). We will typically provide this information free of charge; however, we may charge a ‘reasonable fee’, when a request is unfounded or excessive, to cover administrative cost.
We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information we hold about you is up to date and accurate. If, however, you change any of the information we hold about you, such as your address, then please contact us on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at: Newspaper House, 40 Rushworth Street, London, SE1 0RB.
All data held is protected by multiple layers of data and system security, i.e. (but not limited to) Data encryption, firewalling, intrusion detection, malware prevention, conforming to least privilege model (data held on our networks has access restrictions according to individuals, teams and business entity needs, which is reviewed on a regularly basis).
All data transfer to external entities, will be encrypted, transferred over a secure network and conform to 2FA (two factor Authentication).
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