General Data Protection Regulations

On May 25, 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive and, in the UK, the 1998 Data Protection Act. We know that preparing for this regulatory change is a priority for many of our customers and suppliers, and it is equally a priority for us. We have updated our privacy policies which have been specifically adjusted to reflect the new regulation.

The updated privacy policies take effect immediately for new and for existing contacts, customers and suppliers. These can be downloaded on the right.

If you have any questions about the updated privacy policies, please email us at dp@alumasc.co.uk.

Helpful Definitions

Personal Data is information, such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, that can be used to uniquely identify you.

Anonymous information is not personally identifiable information. Anonymous information is information about how you use our site. Anonymous information also includes the domain names and/or I.P. addresses (as explained below) of internet browsers that visit our site, the time of day that the site was visited, and other non-personal information.

Anonymous information is information that is not tied to any person, but helps us know what our users do (for example, we know that the average stay on www.alumasc.co.uk lasts over 5 minutes).

Collecting and Using Personal Data

You can visit our site and use many of our services without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself to us. It is only when you enter details to contact us that will you be asked to provide us with personal data.

When you fill in these forms, you need to complete certain fields (some are required and some are optional). We use this information to share your information with select third parties who work with us, only if you give us permission (as we explain above).

Anonymous Information

We collect anonymous information when people use our site, even if they have not entered their personal details.

We will not share any anonymous information about your use of our site with third parties if we know that this information will be linked with your personally identifiable information obtained from another source, unless you have given us permission to do this.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computers hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. Cookies make web surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you arre on our site.

You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your computer. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent.

Use of I.P. Addresses

An Internet protocol (I.P.) address is a set of numbers that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your internet service provider or through your companys local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN). Web servers, the powerful computers that provide web pages for viewing, automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online. We may collect I.P. addresses for some purposes.

Security

We operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control.

Only certain employees have access to the information you provide us. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.