SCOPE OF THIS POLICY

This privacy policy (“Policy”) explains how personal information is collected, used and disclosed by GFC Economics Limited. (“GFC”, “we” or “us”) with respect to our business services with you (the “Services”).

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

We may revise and update this Policy at any time. We will provide notice that changes have been made by posting the revised Policy on our website.

PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may collect various types of information about you including information in our server logs from your browser or device, which may include your IP address, device identification, browser type, internet service provider.

“Personal information” means information that specifically identifies you such as your name, address, telephone number and email address.

USES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use your personal information in order to email our economics commentaries to you as part of the provision of our Services to you.   We hold information about you in our contacts lists for the above purpose and to communicate for administrative purposes with you about the provision of the Services to you.

SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

GFC does not share personal information with third parties except for the Firm’s IT service providers (“Service Providers”) who transmit and perform functions on our behalf and store data as part of Google search and data analytics.   In addition, we may share your information with third parties if we have a good faith belief that the disclosure is necessary or appropriate to comply with law or legal process; to protect and defend the rights and property or personal safety of, our clients or the public; to prevent and protect us and our users from fraudulent, abusive, unlawful or unauthorised use of our IT systems; or to otherwise enforce our rights and agreements.

COOKIES

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

DISPUTES

If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

CONTACT INFORMATION

Your privacy is important to us. If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding our Policy or practices, or if you wish to access, verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please contact our Data Protection Manager at: liz.applebee@gfceconomics.com.