At Groundsure we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We hold, as with most businesses, personal information about our customers and people who may be interested in our products and services.
Groundsure is part of a group of companies within ATI (“the group”).
1. Who is the controller of my personal data?
Unless we notify you otherwise, Groundsure is the controller of your personal data as it is the entity who alone or jointly determines how or why your personal data is being processed. Our affiliates may be the controller of your personal data in certain circumstances depending on our relationship, and the services we are providing to you. A list of our group of affiliates can be found here www.atiglobal.co.uk/.
2. How do we collect your personal data?
We use different methods to collect personal data from and about you, including: –
Collection directly from you
Most of the personal data we process about you comes directly from you. You may give us your name and contact details when filling in forms or corresponding with us by email, phone, mail, in person or otherwise including when you: –
- subscribe to our services, products or email alerts; and
- buy or express an interest in our products and services (including attending an event).
We automatically collect technical information when you use our websites, for example: – IP address, log-in data, browser type, time zone setting and location and plug-in types when you interact with our websites. We also collect data through cookies. Please see our cookies policy below for further information and details.
Collection from other sources
We may collect information about you from third parties and public sources (such as public databases and social media websites). This is to ensure we have accurate, up to date or necessary information for us to communicate with you or to provide the best possible service. The types of information we may collect includes personal details (including name, age, gender and other demographic data) and contact information (including postal address and telephone numbers).
3. For which purposes and on which legal basis do we process your personal data?
We have set out below a description of all the ways we plan to use your personal data and which legal basis we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are, where appropriate.
|Necessary for the compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
|Complying with legal requirements.
|Necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party.
|Managing our contractual relationship with you.
|Justified on the basis of our legitimate interest in ensuring the proper functioning of our business operations.
|Operating and managing our business operations and/or improving our products, service and event experience.
|Justified on the basis of our legitimate interest in ensuring that we can conduct and increase our business.
|Marketing or communicating information to you related to our products and services, unless you have objected to such processing, as further described in the section 4 “How do we use personal data for direct marketing purposes?” We may also share personal data with our affiliates for this purpose, as further described at section 7 below.
a) Our cookies
We have described the main cookies we use and what we use these for below
|Used to remember the user the next time they come to the site so that the user does not need to enter their login details again.
|Used by the load balanced servers to maintain user sessions between the servers in the event of system failure. persists as long as the user session lasts, this will never be longer than 24 hours
|Used to maintain an active user session on the site. persists as long as the user session lasts, this will never be longer than 24 hours
|Microsoft ASP.NET Cookie
b) Third party cookies
Certain cookies are either set by third parties on the Website or these are set by us using the third parties cookie code. More information about cookies placed by third parties and how to restrict or block their cookies can be accessed by following the link to their website.
In addition to cookies, tracking gifs may be set by us or third parties in respect of your use of the Site. Tracking gifs are small image files within the content of our site or the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the website are visited or whether particular content is of interest.