Privacy policy

Garage Wire privacy policy

Updated 25th May 2018.

Garage Wire Ltd (“Garage Wire”) 22 Belle Walk, Birmingham B13 8BA takes your privacy seriously.

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use our website.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Garage Wire may change this policy from time to time by updating this page, within General Data Protection Regulations 2016 (GDPR). 

What information we collect

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address and phone number
  • demographic information such as post code

We may have collected this in the past by telephone, in person, email or over the internet via our website or social media accounts.

Registration

Certain activities on the site, including engagement in some forum content may require you to register. You can do this here: http://garagewire.co.uk/register/. It’s a separate process but not no additional information is required.

What we do with the information we gather

  • Supply the requested information from the personal data you submit (via our website, email, telephone or social media) e.g. our email news bulletins.
  • We will retain your personal data securely
  • We do not transmit or share your data to any customers or 3rd parties other than Campaign Monitor, our email delivery software, and via cookies with Google Analytics etc.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our email delivery system is Campaign Monitor and we have taken reasonable measures to ensure they have appropriate security measures in place. You can read more here: https://www.campaignmonitor.com/trust/gdpr-compliance/#three

We ensure our own website and social media accounts run the latest software, updated as soon as is reasonably practicable, and take steps to further improve security with recognised password protection plug-ins to minimise the risks of data breach.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use simple traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used through Google Analytics. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may ask us for your personal information to be removed from our marketing database at any time by using the unsubscribe button on emails, or for postal communications you may write to us at Head Office, telephone or email us using the details below. You may request to have your personal data amended or deleted from our systems at any time as long as this does not prevent us from discharging our legal duties.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the GDPR. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us at Head Office (address below) or email us. We will respond within 30 days. Further copies may be charged for.

Email Opt-In permissions

If you receive emails from us then you or a colleague will have opted in to receive these, including emails from our advertiser partners. You can opt out at any time with a single-click unsubscribe. As this prevents us from contacting you again you are advised to exercise caution if you value some or all of the information you receive from Garage Wire. We do have occasions where people ‘Opt Out’ and then have to contact us to expressly ask to be opted in again to receive our news emails.

We remind our readers that Garage Wire is a completely free information service for readers and is funded by our advertisers.

You can contact us for more information by emailing [email protected].

 

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