This is a privacy policy for the National Federation of Builders Limited (NFB).Registered Company No: 4213125. Registered Address: Spectrum House, Suite AF29, Beehive Ring Road, Gatwick, West Sussex, RH6 0LG. Registered in England and Wales. Our homepage is located at www.builders.org.uk/. This policy was last updated on 18 May 2012.

We take your privacy very seriously. We will only use the personal information which we collect about you if you have opted into this. We will ensure that all such information is processed fairly and lawfully, in accordance with current UK legislation and we aim to meet current internet best practice, including but not limited to the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations 2003. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 the Data Controller is the National Federation of Builders Ltd.

The following statement sets out our policy regarding the personal information which we collect through our website.

Information we collect

We collect information about you when you use the Website. This may include your name, address, telephone number, email address. We also collect information on our users by:

  • Click-stream data
  • HTTP protocol elements
  • Search terms

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Completion and support of the current activity.
  • Website and system administration.
  • Research and development.

This data will be used by us and our agents. The data in this group has been marked as non-identifiable, which means that there is no reasonable way for the site to identify the individual person this data was collected from.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, cookies, weblogs, and other communication data, and the resources that you access.

We will not collect sensitive personal information about you without your explicit consent. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a text file stored when users browse the web. Cookies record information for those areas of a website that has been visited by your computer.

NFB websites use cookies for three distinct purposes:

Session tracking – a temporary cookie is issued for each visit to a website to provide authentication and access control services. This cookie is erased when the web browser is closed.

Automated authentication – when a user selects the "Remember me next time" option when logging in, a permanent cookie is issue to allow the website to recognise an individual user. The cookie itself does not record any personal data but instead stores a unique code that allows the website to automatically authenticate the user on a return visit. This cookie is erased when the website's log out facility is used.

Analytics and reporting – we use Google Analytics to provide clients with reporting and statistics on website usage. Permanent cookies are issued to track user visits but do not contain any data that can personally identify an individual user.

More information about the cookies used on this site are detailed here.

Information we use

We use the information collected to provide and personalise our services both online and offline. This may include using your information for the purposes of administering membership services. It may also include dealing with your enquiries, conducting quality assurance and / or training our staff.

We may use the information you submit for promotional purposes. For example, this may include providing you with information about products and services by email, telephone or post. If, at any time, you would like to opt-out of receiving future promotional material from us, you can simply write to us at the address below.

By using the website, you agree to us using your personal information in this way.

Looking after your information

We take appropriate security measures in relation to the sensitivity of the information which we hold on you.

We will not hold your information on our systems for any longer than is necessary for us to meet the purpose of holding that information. Where you have made us aware that the information that we hold about you is inaccurate or not up to date, we will update that information. You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. Please address any requests to National Federation of Builders at the contact address set out below.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Our websites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, and advice services. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites 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.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

If you have any questions about privacy, please write to:

National Federation of Builders Ltd (NFB)

National Headquarters

Spectrum House,Suite AF29

Beehive Ring Road

Gatwick

West Sussex

RH6 0LG

The information on this page was last updated on Thursday, 23 February 2017.