GENERAL

GFM uses your personal data:

  • To provide services to you;

  • To manage contact information:

    • With your agreement, to contact you electronically about services that may be of interest to yourself.

    • Where we have a legal right or duty to use or disclose your information.

Sharing data with 3rd parties:

GFM will not share any personal data with 3rd parties, except in the following conditions:

  • Where we have your permission to share

  • Governmental bodies, regulators, law enforcement agencies, courts/tribunals and insurers where we are required to do so: -

    • To comply with our legal obligations;

    • To exercise our legal rights (for example in court cases);

    • For the prevention, detection, investigation of crime or prosecution of offenders; and

    • For the protection of our employees and customers.

How long do we keep your data?

We will not retain your data for longer than necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy. Different retention periods apply for different types of data, however the longest we will normally hold any personal data is 6 years.


WHAT PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT?

GFM may collect the following information about you:

  • Your name, date of birth

  • Your contact details: postal address, telephone numbers (including mobile number) and e-mail address.

  • Any correspondences with GFM

Our website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.


HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

Our controls

GFM is committed to keeping your personal data safe and secure.

Our security measures include:

  • Encryption of data;

  • Any data in paper format is kept in secure storage cabinets;

  • Security controls which protect GFM’s IT infrastructure from external attacks and unauthorised access; and

  • Internal policies setting out our data security approach and training for employees.


YOUR RIGHTS

You have the following rights:

  • The right to ask for a copy of personal data that we hold about you (the right of access);

  • The right (in certain circumstances) to request that we delete personal data held on you; where we no longer have any legal reason to retain it (the right of erasure or to be forgotten);

  • The right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal data that we hold about you (the right of rectification);

  • The right to opt out of any marketing communications that we may send you and to object to us using / holding your personal data if we have no legitimate reasons to do so (the right to object);

  • The right (in certain circumstances) to ask us to ‘restrict processing of data which means that we would need to secure and retain the data for your benefit but not otherwise use it (the right to restrict processing); and

  • The right (in certain circumstances) to ask us to supply you with some of the personal data we hold about you in a structured machine-readable format and/or to provide a copy of the data in such a format to another organisation (the right to data portability).

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us using the contact details set out below.


DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

GFM has appointed a Data Protection Officer to ensure we protect the personal data of our customers (and others) and comply with data protection legislation.

If you have any questions about how GFM uses your personal data that are not answered here, or if you want to exercise your rights regarding your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer’s team by:

  • Phone: 01453 872 922;

  • E-mail: ian.jenkins@gfmicro.com or

  • Write to: Data Protection Officer, Garfield Microelectronics Ltd, Woodchester Mill, Selsley Road, North Woodchester. GLOUCESTERSHIRE. GL5 5NN

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Further information, including contact details, is available at https://ico.org.uk.


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