Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all G F Knowles Ltd websites, including georgefknowles.co.uk known as “Site(s)” in this policy. All websites are run by G F Knowles Ltd company number 09941672. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, G F Knowles Ltd is the data controller of any personal information. 

Our trading address is: 50 St. Anne Street, Liverpool England L3 3EA

We are committed to protecting your privacy as outlined in this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) and have developed this Policy so that you understand how your personal data may be processed.

This Policy explains how G F Knowles Ltd collects, uses and discloses personal information about you when you visit the Site and when you contact G F Knowles Ltd, whether by email, post or telephone using the contact options on the Site.

The information you provide to us through the Site will initially be collected by G F Knowles Ltd but may then be shared with other companies that are suppliers. All references to “G F Knowles Ltd”, “we” "us" and “our” in this Policy therefore include the G F Knowles Ltd, unless distinguished in this Policy. Depending upon your relationship with G F Knowles Ltd, we may separately provide you with further details about our use of your personal information. Where additional data processing information is provided to you in specific cases, that information will take precedence over the notice provided here.

No information collected on this Site will be sold, leased or rented to parties outside of G F Knowles Ltd. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties not involved in any transaction process, or use it for other purposes, such as unsolicited direct marketing. A more detailed explanation about how we safeguard your personal information is described below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

G F Knowles Ltd
50 St. Anne Street, Liverpool, England L3 3EA

Tel: 0151 207 1311

Email: sales@georgefknowles.co.uk

What type of information does G F Knowles Ltd collect and why?

When you visit our Site, we may automatically collect standard internet and website log information and details of patterns about how website visitors behave. The information we may collect, includes, but is not limited to:

  • information about your Internet service provider;
  • your operating system;
  • browser type;
  • domain name;
  • the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or other electronic Internet-enabled device);
  • your access times; 
  • the website that referred you to us; and
  • the Web pages you request and the date and time of those requests.

This information can help us to find out which parts of the Site are popular or need changing to enhance your website experience.

Our collection of website use information may also involve the use of cookies. Please see our Cookies Policy for more information. 

The Site allows you to interact with the G F Knowles Ltd in many ways, including but not limited to contacting us by phone, email, fax and/or leaving your comments on product reviews that we choose to publish on the Site.

If you want to use any of the services described above or if you request further information about us, you will need to provide us with some additional personal information so that we can liaise with you in order to deal with your request or query. If you do choose to provide us with your personal information, we will collect that personal information for our own use and for the purposes described in this Policy.

What type of personal information does G F Knowles Ltd collect?

Where you choose to provide personal information to us, we may collect the following personal information from you:

  • details of your visits to the Site, which may include traffic data and location data;
  • the reason for your contact, which may be an enquiry or a request;
  • information that you provide when you contact us (including by phone and/or email), which may include your name, email address, website address and any additional information you choose to provide within the content of your comment, request or enquiry to us;
  • information necessary for legal or regulatory compliance; and/or
  • if you publicly post about us, or communicate directly with us, on a social media website, we may collect and process the data contained in such posts or in your public profile for the purpose of addressing any customer service requests you may have.

This information will be collected primarily from you as information voluntarily provided to us, but we may also collect it where lawful to do so from (and combine it with information from) public sources, third party service providers or individuals who you have indicated have agreed for you to provide their personal information, government, tax or law enforcement agencies and other third parties.

How does G F Knowles Ltd use your personal information?

We may use your personal information for the purposes of:

  • providing our product(s) to you;
  • marketing our product(s) to you;
  • undertaking customer service surveys to ensure we continually improve our service(s) to you;
  • helping us review, develop and improve the product(s) (and service(s)) we offer, for example through research, analysis and planning;
  • notifying you about changes to our product(s) (and service(s)) and to otherwise communicate with you for example to respond to queries from you;
  • processing and retaining personal data relating to your credit/debit card and order details to enable the fulfilment of your order and to deal with any queries or refunds of payment; 
  • using cookies and traffic data as set out in our cookies policy (see policy); 
  • maintaining records for tax and in respect of managing and defending any claims; and
  • as otherwise legally permitted and/or legally required from time to time.

Does G F Knowles Ltd share personal information with third parties?

Your personal information may also be shared within G F Knowles Ltd. It may also be made available to third parties (within or outside G F Knowles Ltd) providing relevant services under contract to G F Knowles Ltd, such as marketing agencies, econometrics agencies, customer service companies, product suppliers & manufacturers, card payment processors, advisers, auditors and compliance managers, providers of call centres and IT hosting and IT maintenance providers. It includes use of Payment Gateways, Direct Marketing Software, On-site Personalisation Software, Social Media Platforms and Content Management Systems. These companies may use information about you to perform their services on our behalf.

We may disclose specific information upon lawful request by government authorities, law enforcement and regulatory authorities where required or permitted by law and for tax or other purposes. Personal information may also be released to external parties in response to legal processes, and when required to comply with laws, or to enforce our agreements, corporate policies, or to protect the rights, property or safety of G F Knowles Ltd, our employees, agents, customers, and others, as well as to parties to whom you authorise G F Knowles Ltd to release your personal information.

The Site may include links to third party websites and some of your personal information from your browsing session may be transferred to such third party websites (please see our Cookies Policy for more information).
We will not sell your personal information to any third party other than as part of any restructuring or sale of G F Knowles Ltd .

Where will your personal information be processed?

As part of the processing operations carried out by us (or on our behalf) above, your personal information may be transferred to, and stored and otherwise processed in, one or more countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) including in utilising online software/services where their servers may be hosted abroad, for example direct marketing software.

For transfers of your personal data to third parties outside of the EEA, we take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is adequately protected in accordance with the requirements of the UK data protection law.

What safeguards are in place to protect your personal information?

We use a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. Nevertheless, whilst we take efforts to safeguard your personal information which are consistent with relevant laws, the nature of the internet is such that we cannot guarantee absolutely the security of any personal information you disclose online.

Access to your personal information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information held by or on behalf of G F Knowles Ltd about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Under UK law, a request for access to your personal information needs to be in writing and accompanied by the statutory fee (£10). 
Please address requests to the Data Protection Officer (at the address above).

Retention

We will keep your details on record until we have completely dealt with your request, enquiry or application and then for a reasonable period afterwards, in accordance with data protection and other applicable legislation.

G F Knowles Ltd may keep your details on record for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out above and will then endeavour to securely delete your details in accordance with data protection and other applicable legislation. However, please note that we may turn your personal information into anonymous data so that you cannot be identified from it for the purposes of statistical analysis, traffic / website usage analysis and other administrative purposes.

Changes to this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. We may change this Policy from time to time by updating this page in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices. The date at the top of this Policy will be updated accordingly.

We encourage you to check the date of this Policy when you visit the Site for any updates or changes. We will notify you of any modified versions of this Policy that might materially affect the way we use or disclose your personal information.

By using our Site, submitting your personal information to us and/or registering an account, you consent to the use of your personal information as described in this Policy (as amended from time to time).

This Policy only extends to the Site and does not, therefore, extend to your use of, provision of data to and collection of data on any website not connected to us to which you may link by using the hypertext links within this website.

[ Updated: 18/01/2018 ]

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