Privacy & Cookies Policy
Effective from 10 May 2023
GoodPeople – incorporated as ‘The GoodPeople Business Ltd’ (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purposes of applicable data protection legislation (“GDPR”), the data controller responsible for your personal information is The Good People Business Ltd.
Collection of Personal Information
1a) Information you give us
We collect personal information from you (such as name, address, telephone number, email address, service history etc) and you may also choose to provide us with special category data (such as gender, ethnicity, disability, etc.) when you fill in Site registration forms, update your profile, submit your CV, submit comments to the Site, participate in message boards, blogs or any other user generated content facilities or send emails to us. Special category data is entirely optional - you do not need to provide it to use the Site. Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not wish us to collect it.
1b) Information we collect about you
In addition to personal information you give us, we may collect the following information about you automatically each time you visit the Site. With regard to each of your visits to our Site we may automatically collect the following information:
technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from the Site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. Cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your visit. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. For further information about how to disable cookies using your browser settings, please go to: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
The Site uses the following Cookies:
Cookies that carry session ids (against which the other data is tracked);
a Cookie for carrying the users settings for the current session, for example, if text-editor tabs are set to visual or code;
a test Cookie, used to see if Cookies are enabled; and
a Cookie containing details of when the user last logged in.
Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyse how users use the Site. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information and are only used for the statistical collection of data such as visits and page hits. Google Analytics’ cookies store IP addresses but we cannot link those addresses to any individual or path through the Site. Google uses the cookies to read information and evaluate visitors’ use of the Site in the form of statistical reports that we can access. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Use of Your Personal Information
to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
to contact you, or permit selected third parties to contact you, with information and offers on products/services that you might find interesting;
to provide you with customer service and support;
to communicate with you about our business and services in general;
to ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, including personalising your visits to the Site to improve the services provided to you;
to inform you about the latest changes to the Site, our products and services or promotional offers that you might find interesting;
to enable you to share our content with others e.g. using a ‘Share this’ functionality;
to conduct market research;
to carry out technical and statistical analysis to measure the performance of our services and the Site;
to administer the Site and for internal operations; and/or
as part of our efforts to keep the Site safe and secure.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We may share your personal information:
with other companies within the GoodPeople Business Ltd's group of companies, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.
with selected third parties so that they may contact you with information and offers about goods and services which may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your personal information in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data
We may further disclose your personal information to third parties:
in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
in the event that we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.
By using the Site, you agree to these disclosures of personal information and we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that all such third parties protect your personal information adequately.
In relation to any other third parties we will only disclose your personal information where you have given your consent or where we are required to do so by law, or where it is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.
Where we store your personal information
The personal information that we collect from you will not be transferred to, or stored at, any destination outside the European Economic Area.
How Long We Retain Your Data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory or reporting requirements. For further details on our data retention periods, please contact us.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory or other requirements.
In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Where you have consented to us using your details for direct marketing, we will keep this data until you notify us or otherwise withdraw your consent.
Keeping Your Personal Information Secure
We take the security of your personal information very seriously and have appropriate physical, technical and administrative procedures in place to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure as required by law in England.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to the Site; any transmission is at your own risk.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our services may contain links to other websites not controlled or operated by us. These links do not imply that we endorse these third party sites. We recommend reviewing those sites directly for information on their privacy policies.
Accessing Your Personal Information
Under GDPR you have the right to access personal information that we process about you. You can request from us information about -
The personal data we hold about you
The categories of personal data concerned
The purposes of the processing
Details to whom your personal data has/will be disclosed
How long we retain your personal data
If we did not collect the data directly from you, information about the source
You may also request from us to -
update any incomplete or inaccurate data that we hold about you
delete your personal data in accordance with GDPR
If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us using the details set out below. We may charge a small administration fee (not exceeding the maximum permitted by law in England) in relation to fulfilling any request for access to personal information.
To ensure your data is protected, if we receive a request from you to exercise your rights, we will ask you to verify your identity before acting on the request.
If you wish to review or receive copies of the personal information we hold about you, change your marketing preferences or have any other privacy queries, please write to us (including full details of your request) at the following address:
Data Protection Officer
The Good People Business Ltd
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