GDPR - Privacy & Protecting Your Data

 

Privacy:

We at G Johns & Sons Ltd are totally committed to protecting the privacy of our site visitors and customers. We at G Johns are customers ourselves of other Internet sites and fully appreciate and respect the importance of privacy on the Internet. We will not disclose information about our customers to third parties except where it is part of providing a service to you - e.g. arranging for a product to be sent to you, carrying out credit and other security checks and for the purposes of customer research and profiling or where we have your express permission to do so. 

 

Is It Safe To Order Online?:

Safer than it's ever been. We use one of the most secure online ordering systems on the market, and are constantly researching and improving our software to make sure we offer the highest possible security at all times.

We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties

We utilise industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of potentially sensitive information such as your name, address and other critically sensitive information like your credit card details. Information passed between your computer and our website cannot be read in the event someone else intercepts it. This technology includes the following features:

  • Authentication - this assures your browser that your data is being sent to the correct computer server, and that the server is secure
  • Encryption - this encodes the data, so that it cannot be read by anyone other than the secure server
  • Data Integrity - this checks the data being transferred to ensure it has not been altered.
 

Your Consent:

We will not sell your name, address, e-mail address, credit card information or personal information to any third party (excluding partners from whom you may have linked to our site) without your permission.

 

Communication & Marketing:

If you have made a purchase from our store we may occasionally update you on our latest products, news and special offers via e-mail, post & telephone. You will also be given the opportunity to receive such communications from us when you register an account with us online at www.gjohns.co.uk

All registered account users have the option to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us and/or selected third parties. If you do not wish to continue to receive marketing from us and/or selected third parties you should opt-out by visiting 'Your Details' in 'Your Account' on the www.gjohns.co.uk website. You can access 'Your Account' once you register and login. Or click on the "unsubscribe" link in any email communications which we might send you.

 

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a small information file that is sent to your computer and is stored on your hard drive. If you have registered with us then your computer will store an identifying cookie which will save you time each time you re-visit www.gjohns.co.uk by remembering your email address for you. You can change the settings on your browser to prevent cookies being stored on your computer without your explicit consent.

 

Site Statistics:

We may disclose aggregate, anonymous statistics about the number of visitors to this website or number of purchases made as required by our investors. We use an independent measurement and research company to gather data regarding the visitors to this Website on our behalf using cookies and code which is embedded in the site. Both the cookies and the embedded code provide statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors' screen settings and other general information. G Johns & Sons Ltd uses and stores this type of information, as with that obtained from other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the services to its users. Further information regarding the way in which this information is obtained and used can be obtained by contacting us at sales@gjohns.co.uk.

 

Third party sites:

Our site may contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and other third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

 

Checking Your Details:

If you wish to verify the details you have submitted to G Johns & Sons Ltd you may do so by contacting us via the e-mail address or address given below. Our security procedures mean that we may request proof of identity before we reveal information. This proof of identity will take the form of your e-mail address and password submitted upon registration. You must therefore keep this information safe as you will be responsible for any action which we take in response to a request from someone using your e-mail and password. We would strongly recommend that you do not use the browser's password memory function as that would permit other people using your terminal to access your personal information.

 

Contacting Us:

G Johns & Sons Ltd (at the address below) is the data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act).

You have the right to access the information which G Johns & Sons Ltd holds about you and your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

We are always pleased to hear from our customers (even if it is a complaint!). We are always grateful for any time you spend providing us with the knowledge we need to ensure our customers are completely satisfied - we want you to return to the site and to recommend us to your friends and family. If you have any questions or feedback about this statement, or if you would like us to stop processing your information, please do not hesitate to contact us, where we will be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

 

 

G Johns & Sons Ltd GDPR Compliance Statement

Introduction

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force across the European Union on 25th May 2018 and brings with it the most significant changes to data protection law in two decades. Based on privacy by design and taking a risk-based approach, the GDPR has been designed to meet the requirements of the digital age. 

The 21st Century brings with it broader use of technology, new definitions of what constitutes personal data, and a vast increase in cross-border processing. The new Regulation aims to standardise data protection laws and processing across the EU; affording individuals stronger, more consistent rights to access and control their personal information.

 

Our Commitment

G Johns & Sons Ltd are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection. We have always had a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles. However, we recognise our obligations in updating and expanding this program to meet the demands of the GDPR and the UK’s Data Protection Bill. 

G Johns & Sons Ltd are dedicated to safeguarding the personal information under our remit and in developing a data protection regime that is effective, fit for purpose and demonstrates an understanding of, and appreciation for the new Regulation. Our preparation and objectives for GDPR compliance have been summarised in this statement and include the development and implementation of new data protection roles, policies, procedures, controls and measures to ensure maximum and ongoing compliance.

 

Data Subject Rights

In addition to the policies and procedures mentioned above that ensure individuals can enforce their data protection rights, we provide easy to access information via our website, showroom or our office of an individual’s right to access any personal information that G Johns & Sons Ltd processes about them and to request information about: -

•             What personal data we hold about them

•             The purposes of the processing

•             The categories of personal data concerned

•             The recipients to whom the personal data has/will be disclosed

•             How long we intend to store your personal data for

•             The right to have incomplete or inaccurate data about them corrected or completed and the process for requesting this

•             The right to request erasure of personal data (where applicable) or to restrict processing in accordance with data protection laws, as well as to object to any direct marketing from us and to be informed about any automated decision-making that we use

•             The right to lodge a complaint or seek judicial remedy and who to contact in such instances

 

Information Security & Technical and Organisational Measures

G Johns & Sons Ltd takes the privacy and security of individuals and their personal information very seriously and take every reasonable measure and precaution to protect and secure the personal data that we process. We have robust information security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction and have several layers of security measures, including: -

•             SSL

•             Password policy

•             Ecvryptions 

G Johns & Sons Ltd understands that continuous employee awareness and understanding is vital to the continued compliance of the GDPR and have involved our employees in our preparation plans. We have implemented an employee training program specific to the which will be provided to all employees prior to May 25th, 2018, and forms part of our induction training program.

 

If you have any questions about our preparation for the GDPR, please contact us using the below deatils

 

Our Address and Contact Details:

G Johns & Sons Ltd
(Architectural Ironmongers)
719 - 721 Green Lanes
Winchmore Hill
London
N21 3RX

Telephone: 020 8360 7771
Email: sales@gjohns.co.uk

VAT Number: 232 6618 72
Company Number: 00384076

Showroom & Office Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Our North London showroom is open to the trade and public 5 days a week.