We are committed to protecting and respecting your personal information and privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about you, we may change this Policy from time to time.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent to Northwood GB Ltd, The Old Courthouse, 60a London Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6HR.
Who are we?
We are Northwood GB Ltd, a company registered in England with company number 03570861. Our registered office address is The Old Courthouse, 60a London Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6HR. Northwood GB Ltd is owned by Belvoir Group Plc. Company number 07848163.
How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, when you provide it to us or to our franchisees or, occasionally, from third parties.
What type of information do we collect?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address and information regarding what web pages, if any, you access and other personal information.
If you make a payment to us your payment details are not held by us but are collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of such transactions.
How is your information used?
We may use your information:
- to carry out your, our and our franchisees’ obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you, us or our franchisees or which it is contemplated will be entered into;
- to seek your comments on the services we and our franchisees have provided;
- to notify you of changes to our or our franchisees’ services;
- to send you communications which you have requested or that may be of interest to you;
- to process a job application;
- to process your application for a franchise;
- for administrative and business purposes;
- for advertising and analytical purposes;
- in connection with our legal rights and obligations;
- for certain additional purposes but only with your consent;
- we may provide your personal data to third party suppliers
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We will hold your personal information on our systems only for so long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract with you.
Who has access to your information?
You can choose
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you want to receive communications from us, then you should tick the relevant boxes on the form on which we collect your personal information.
You have the right to:
- access your personal information and to be informed about its use by us and/or our franchisees;
- correct your personal information;
- have your personal information deleted;
- restrict the use of your personal information;
- object to the use of your personal information;
- complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office;
- withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information;
- ask for the personal information to be transferred
Accessing your information
The accuracy of your information is important. If the personal information you have provided to us changes, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold, please contact the local office that you have been dealing with.
We will ensure that your personal information is held securely.
Some of your “non-sensitive” details (such as your email address) may be transmitted over the internet and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Transferring your information outside of the EU
The information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”) if any of our servers or our processors’ servers are located in such a country. These countries may not have equivalent information protection laws to those within the EU. By submitting your personal information, you are agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
Telephone and website recording
We may record telephone calls. We may also use web site recording services which may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, page scrolling and any text keyed into website forms. The information collected does not include bank details or any sensitive personal information. Information collected in such a fashion is for our internal use only. The information collected is used to improve our website usability and is stored and used for aggregated and statistical reporting.
This Policy applies only to your use of this website. The website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and we advise you to check the policies of such websites before providing any data to them.
If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, please contact the local office or read our complaints handling procedure. We will address your concerns and attempt to solve the problem to your satisfaction. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. For further information please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office of your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
We have required all our suppliers and contractors to confirm their compliance with General Data Protection Regulations and each has provided us with their GDPR policy which is held on file and reviewed annually.
Review of this policy
We keep this policy under regular review. This policy was last updated 25th September 2019.
We are especially concerned with protecting the privacy of children/minors. If you are under the age of 18, you must obtain your parent/guardian’s permission before providing any personal information. When providing personal information your parent/guardian should be with you to help you through this process.