This is the G.S. Christopher & Co. Ltd Privacy Notice. G.S. Christopher & Co. Ltd is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice describes:
- the types of personal data we collect from you in connection with this website;
- how we use that information and why;
- who we share it with and where;
- how long we store it for;
- your rights , including how you can contact us if you have additional questions about the processing of your personal data; and
- how we can make changes to this notice
G.S. Christopher & Co. Ltd, company registered in England and Wales under number 01553769, of Unit 1, Epsom Downs Metro Centre, Waterfield, Tadworth, Surrey, United Kingdom as “data controller” is responsible for the processing of your personal data.
What personal data do we collect?
We collect and store:
- Your name, company name, country, email and/or telephone number which you submit in order to sign-up for electronic direct marketing, request an expert consultation or other information from us.
- In addition to the information your submit we are gathering your IP address to serve you with geographically-relevant content and personalisation purposes.
How and why will we use your personal data?
Why do we process this personal data?
To provide you with the information you request via the website.
To carry out statistical analysis about the use of the website to better understand how our website is used and make improvements to it.
To better understand your interests and preferences, in order to provide you with an experience and contents that are tailored to those interests and preferences, for example through use of behavioural analysis, marketing automation and voice of the customer activities via surveys.
To send you communications and contents about relevant solutions and services, in accordance with your marketing preferences.
To offer you guided solution selection tools to assist you with selecting the correct product or service.
To comply with legal requirements to which we are subject, such as tax or financial reporting requirements.
Who and where is your personal data transferred to?
We may transfer your personal data for the purposes set out above:
- To third parties who provide services connected to this website or its functions, but only to the extent necessary to provide these services:
—> IT (Information Technology) providers who host, develop and offer support for this website
—> Digital Analytics providers who provide us with tools that help us improve your experience on our website
- When required by law; and/or
- To a buyer or a potential future buyer of our business.
For how long will we store your personal data for?
We store personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the data has been collected, and in accordance with our internal record retention schedule. This means that we delete your personal data when such data is no longer necessary to process a request or to manage our relationship. Statistics which have been anonymised may be saved for longer.
In relation to the personal data that we hold about you, you have the right to:
- Request a copy of your personal data from our records;
- Ask that we correct or erase your personal data (though this may mean that we cannot process requests or orders, or that your account expires);
- Ask us to stop processing your personal data (for example as regards the use of the data to improve our website), or restrict how we process it (for example if you deem the data to be incorrect);
- Request the personal data used to provide you with information you requested, process an order, or manage your account or our relationship in a machine-readable format, which you are entitled to transfer to another data controller; and
- Withdraw your consent to us processing your data for marketing purposes at any time.
We may not accept a request to erase your personal data where we require it to comply with a legal obligation or in relation to a legal claim.
Requests to exercise your rights should be addressed to our Rights Request Manager.
If you have a complaint regarding our processing of your personal data you are entitled to report this to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) at ico.org.uk or to the supervisory authority where you live or work if different, list of which can be found at ec.europa.eu.
How can we make changes to this privacy notice?
We may update this privacy notice from time to time in response to changing legal, regulatory or operational requirements. We will notify you of any such changes (including when they will take effect). Your continued use of the website after any such updates take effect will constitute acceptance of those changes. If you do not accept any updates to this privacy notice, you should stop using this website.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
G.S. Christopher & Co. Ltd is committed to operating in compliance with data laws globally across its various divisions. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) requires us to meet principles of fairness, accountability and transparency in handling personal data.
“G.S. Christopher & Co. Ltd has a focused, structural and systemic approach to data protection and privacy. Our globally applicable G.S. Christopher & Co. Ltd Data Protection Compliance Program has been developed to protect the integrity of the personal data of our employees, customers and partners worldwide. G.S. Christopher & Co. Ltd has dedicated resources across the Group whose continual focus is the compliance with data laws globally including the GDPR.
We keep personal data secure using equipment operating in accordance with recognized security standards. In cases where the rights of individuals are at risk, we conduct impact assessments in accordance with our standard methodology.
We recognise that data laws are continuously evolving. G.S. Christopher & Co. Ltd has invested considerable resources in raising awareness and rolling out training in relation to its Data Protection Compliance Program. We continuously monitor data protection developments to ensure our policies, processes and procedures are relevant and adequate.
We are committed to ensuring good data governance and are invested in data trust and security for the long-term.
To find out more about the General Data Protection Regulation, check the European Union’s official GDPR statements.”