Protecting Your Personal Data
Your Personal Data isn’t just protected by the quality, commitment and high standards of gastonred, it’s also protected by law. The law states that we can only process your Personal Data when there is a genuine reason to do so and it must be one of the following:
- To fulfill any contract that we have with you
- We have a legal obligation
- Where you have consented to the processing
- When it is in our legitimate interest
- When it is in the public interest
- When it is in your vital interests
When we have a business or commercial reason to process your Personal Data this is referred to as a legitimate interest. Your Personal Data is still protected and we must not process it in a way that would be unfair to you or your interests.
If we do use legitimate interests as a reason to process your Personal Data we will tell you that we are doing so, what our legitimate interests are and provide you with a method to raise any questions or objections you may have. However, compelling grounds for processing such information may over-ride your right to object.
How long we keep your Personal Data
Whenever your data is kept by gastonred we will ensure that it is appropriately protected and only used for acceptable purposes.
We will keep your data for the period that you are a customer of gastonred.
If you are no longer a customer of gastonred, we will keep your data for the minimum length of time required to comply with the purposes set out in this policy and relevant legal or regulatory obligations. Your Personal Data may be kept longer if we cannot delete it for technical reasons.
Why we process your Personal Data
If you choose not to provide your Personal Data it may prevent us from meeting legal obligations, fulfilling a contract, or performing services required to run your account. Not providing your Personal Data may mean we are unable to provide you with products or services.
The information and data about you which we may collect, use and process include the following:
- Information that you provide to us by filling in forms on the Website or any other information you submit to us via the Website or email
- Records of correspondence, whether via the Website, email, telephone or other means
- Your responses to surveys or customer research that we carry out
- Details of the transactions you carry out with us, whether via the Website, telephone or other means
- Details of your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.
Where it is reasonable for us to do so and not detrimental to your rights and freedoms, we also collect Personal Data from publicly available sources such as internet searches, Companies House, and broadcast media.
Social Features of Our Products
If you choose to participate in any of the social features that we provide with our products (such as chat rooms) gastonred may store, record or otherwise process this data.
This Cookies Policy explains what cookies are, how they are used on the Website and how to manage their use.
What is a Cookie?Cookies are small text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other devices when you access a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user's device. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies are used on the Website for a number of reasons. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- to allow users to log on to their gastonred account;
- to allow users to choose log-in preferences;
- to monitor and collect information about transactions placed on the Website; and
- for fraud prevention purposes and generally to safeguard privacy.
Cookies are generally used to improve and enhance the user experience. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the Website to operate.
Session Management - these cookies are essential to enable the use of the Website, they manage session information and enable users to navigate through the Website. Functionality - these cookies store information which enables us to remember user preferences e.g. preferred language, sort types, media settings. They are also used to improve users' experience by, for example, stopping users from being shown the same message twice.
Fraud Prevention - these cookies store information which helps us stop fraudulent use of the Website.
Tracking - these cookies enable us to store information about how users landed on the Website. We need to record this so that we can appropriately pay our Affiliates.
Analysis – these cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of users and to see how users move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way the Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily and to deliver adverts and information which are more relevant to each user and their interests and to monitor the effectiveness of such adverts and information.
Gastonred might, from time to time, use carefully selected third-party tracking and/or analytical cookies to assist in improving the Website and gastonred services for users.
Where links are provided on the Website to third party websites it is important to remember that those websites will have their own cookies and privacy policies which will govern any information you may submit. If you decide to use any linked third party websites please read their cookies and privacy policies before doing so.
Managing CookiesIf you want to delete any cookies already stored on your computer or stop the cookies that keep track of your browsing patterns on the Website, you can do so by deleting your existing cookies and/or altering your browser's privacy settings (the process you follow will differ from browser to browser). If you would like more information on how to disable cookies or change your privacy settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Your browser's 'help' function should also tell you how to do this.
Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling our future cookies means that you may not be able to access certain areas or features of the Website. For example, if your browser is set to disable 'session' cookies, you won't be able to log on to your gastonred account.
Personal Data we share with others
We may share your Personal Data within the gastonred group and with these other organizations:
- Law enforcement agencies, regulators, and other authorities
- Credit reference agencies
- Fraud prevention agencies
- Identity verification agencies
- Sports governing bodies
- Organisations that introduce you to us
- Third parties you ask us (or permit us) to share your data with
- Third parties necessary to provide products or services which you have requested
Depending on the products you choose to use we may need to share your Personal Data with the third parties that provide those services.
We may also disclose personal information to other companies within associated or subsidiary companies and to business partners, or successors in title to our business.
Changes to our Privacy Statement
We may update this policy from time to time, so please review it frequently.