Terms of Use and Data Processing Policy

Terms of Use and Data Processing Policy

I. General provisions

I/1. The Operator

The present website is operated by AHI Roofing Kft. (registered seat: H-8100 Várpalota, Fehérvári út 28/14.; company registration number: 19-09-511580; e-mail: office@gerardroofs.eu, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Operator’, and with regard to data processing, the ‘Data Controller’). Personal data provided by users on the website are processed by the Operator.

 

I/2. The User

Users shall include all persons visiting the website or using the services thereof, regardless of registration. Certain services may be used by registered users only.

 

I/3. The scope and amendments of the Policy

The scope of the present Terms of Use and Data Processing Policy (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Policy’) shall include the services provided and data processing carried out by the Operator relating to the present website (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Website’).

If not provided otherwise herein, the scope of the Policy shall not include the services and data processing related to the promotions, sweepstakes, services, other campaigns and contents disclosed by third parties advertising or appearing otherwise on the Website. If not stipulated otherwise herein, the scope of the Policy shall not include the services and data processing of websites and service providers connected to the Website through a link figuring on the Website.

The Operator reserves the right to amend the Policy. The Operator shall inform users about previous amendments upon request. The Operator shall disclose the amended Policy on the Website and amendments shall only take effect after such disclosure. Once the amendment is disclosed on the Website it is applicable to the users without any further notification or action. The Operator shall not be obliged to send a separate notification of the amendments to the users.

 

I/4. The activities of the Operator, the aim of the Website

The Operator is a business association dealing with the distribution and manufacturing of Gerard roofing technology products on a professional basis; rendering its services not only in Hungary but distributing the said products in whole GENrope.

The aim of the present Website is to present to all visitors the products distributed and services rendered by the company, and at the same time, to provide information on the availability of such products and services, and the Operator and its activities.

 

 

I/5. Governing law

The Operator is a business association incorporated in Hungary and pursuing its activities primarily under the scope of Hungarian legal regulations. Should its service activities – including advertising and distribution – range beyond the borders of Hungary, the laws of the given country shall apply.

Where the choice of jurisdictions is made possible, the Operator declares that the laws of Hungary shall be applied.

In case the jurisdiction of different courts or authorities is made possible, the Operator declares the choice of jurisdiction of authorities and courts of Hungary.

II. Data processing

II/1. The legal basis and the principles of data processing

Personal data are processed by the Operator.

The legal basis of data processing is the voluntary consent of persons concerned. By using the Website and registering thereon, the persons concerned express their unconditional acceptance of the present Policy. The present Policy shall qualify as proper notification provided to the persons concerned.

The Operator processes only personal data provided by the data subject, or produced in the course of the data subject’s activities relating to the Website. The Operator shall make all reasonable efforts to act in the full respect of the rights of data subjects.

All personal data are processed by the Operator with the aim of rendering and developing the services of the Website. Therefore, the aim of processing personal data is the identification of data subjects, the rendering of the services, and the analysis and development of the Website. The Operator does not process data the processing of which is not necessary for the achievement of the above aims.

The Operator shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the following principles related to the processing of personal data are complied with completely:

-     personal data may be processed with a specific aim only;

-     all phases of data processing are carried out in compliance with this specific aim, including the range of data under processing;

-     personal data are collected and processed in a fair and lawful manner;

-     data are accurate, complete and up-to-date;

-     if the identification of the data subject is not necessary, data processing shall be modified so that the identification of the data subject becomes impossible;

-     the rights of data subjects are adequately respected;

-     the data subject is duly notified and aware of the above and of the exact scope of his/her personal data being processed.

 

 

II/2. The place of data processing, governing law

Data processing takes place at the Operator’s seat, branch or establishment, or at the premises of the technical data processor rendering services to the Operator under a services contract. Decisions connected to data processing are made by the Operator.

With regard to the provisions of Section I/5, the data controller is a Hungarian legal person, the place of data processing is Hungary. Accordingly, to the processing of personal data the legal regulations of Hungary shall apply, primarily Act CXII of 2011 on Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of Information.

In the course of data processing, the Operator respects the provisions of Directive 95/46/EC of the GENropean Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

 

II/3. Registration

Visiting the Website is not subject to registration; however, some part of the services is available for registered users only.

 

II/4. The purpose and main rules of the processing of personal data

The primary aim of processing the data provided at registration is the identification of users and communication with them. Further aims of data processing are the provision of the Website’s services, the development of such services, and the sending of newsletters and advertisements to users.

During the data processing, the Operator shall comply with the provisions of relevant legal regulations, thus especially with Act CXII of 2011 on Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of Information.

The legal basis of data processing is in each case the consent given by the data subject.

The Operator reserves the right to modify the contents of the registration form, delete data fields or create new ones, especially if this becomes necessary or justified due to the demands of users or the amendment of legal regulations. The Operator shall notify users of the changes. Data provided by the users may not be modified by the Operator.

In addition to the above, certain services may require further data processing. The Operator in each case provides proper information about the details of such data processing based on the voluntary consent of users.

 

II/5. Access to the processed data, data transfer, the use of data

Access to the data is provided to persons acting in the Operator’s interest – thus especially agents and employees – for whom this is necessary in order to perform their activities and who are familiar with the obligations related to data processing.

The Operator may transfer or make available the data processed by it to third parties only if this has been expressly approved by the data subject or this is ordered by an act of law.

The Operator shall be entitled in compliance with the concerning legal regulations to use the services of a technical data processor for the purposes of certain technical operations. The technical data processor is only authorized to execute the decisions made by the Operator, in compliance with the instructions given by the Operator. The commissioning of a technical data processor does not affect the Operator’s liability.

In compliance with the provisions of Section II/4, the Operator uses the data provided by the user primarily for the purpose of identification, communication, the provision and development of services, and with the aim of sending newsletters and advertisements.

The Operator is entitled to use the data for statistical purposes but only in a form where they are not identifiable. The Operator is entitled to use the technical data recorded in compliance with the provisions of Section II/11 for statistical purposes.

 

II/6. Data processing for advertising and research

The Operator is entitled to use the availabilities provided by users (e-mail address, postal address, phone number, other identifiers used for communication) with the aim of sending electronic mails relating to the Operator, its activities and the Website with promotional purposes, newsletters relating to the service, letters containing advertisement, or sending other notifications of such kind to the user. By registering, the user gives his/her expressed consent to the Operator to attach advertisements to the notifications, newsletters and other information letters.

By the registration, the user gives his/her expressed consent to the Operator to send him/her advertisements via direct mail, and use his/her data for this purpose. The consent applies to all communications sent by e-mail, telephone, post or any other way.

The users give the Operator their consent to use for advertising purposes the data produced during the use of the Website, in the interest of sending targeted, customized offers to users.

The data processed may be used by the Operator to customize the advertising surfaces appearing on the sites that are downloaded, and to select the site to be loaded when a user exits the website. These operations are performed automatically, without human intervention, by way of a computer program.

Data under processing may be used by the Operator for the purposes of opinion poll, market research, compiling of research sample, or contacting the users in the course of the research.

 

II/7. The duration of data processing

The Operator shall delete the data if:

-     their processing is against the law, or a legal regulation provides for such deletion;

-     so requested by the data subject;

-     the data are deficient or false, and this makes their use impossible;

-     the purpose of data processing has outdated;

-     so ordered by an authority or court.

 

The user may request his/her personal data to be deleted. Upon such request submitted by the data subject, the Operator’s system deletes the data in five working days. The deletion of data which are obligatory for registration results in the deletion of registration.

The deletion of personal data means making data unrecognizable in a way that the connection between the data and the data subject is impossible to be restored any more.

In case there is a contractual relationship between the user and the Operator under civil law, the regulations of civil law shall also be applied to data processing. In such case, the personal data may be processed in the interest of enforcing claims raised under civil law. In case an administrative or court procedure is started because of the unlawful act of the user, the Operator may process the data in the interest of the successful termination of such procedure.

 

II/8. The rights of data subjects, protection of privacy

The user is entitled to modify his/her data, and in case of false data that he/she cannot modify, to request the modification from the Operator. The user is entitled to delete his/her certain data or his/her full registration. The user may request information about the processing of his/her data. Such information may also be provided by the Operator via electronic mail.

 

II/9. Deletion of the registration and data upon the data subject’s request

The user may request the deletion of his/her registration. The Operator fulfils the request within five working days. If the user deletes his/her registration, he/she will not be entitled to receive the services that are subject to registration.

After the registration is deleted, the Operator may use the data for statistical purposes in a form that does not allow identification; however, this does not make possible the restoring of registration later.

In case there is a doubt whether the deletion is requested by the data subject – especially, if the request for deletion is not received from the e-mail address provided by the data subject – the Operator may request the data subject to identify himself/herself properly.

II/10. Data security

The Operator shall take all reasonably necessary measures in order to ensure data security, take care for the proper protection thereof, especially against unlawful access, modification, transfer, disclosure, deletion or destruction, as well as against accidental destruction or injury.

The Operator ensures data security by taking the necessary technical and organizational measures.

 

II/11. Data processing for technical purposes

The Operator’s system automatically records the IP address of the user’s computer, the starting date of the visit, and in certain cases - depending on the computer’s settings – the type of the browser and the operational system. Data recorded in such a way may not be combined with other personal data. The processing of these data serves for statistical purposes only.

The service provider reserves the right to place data files (cookie) on the users’ computer, subject to separate notification displayed on the user’s computer screen.

 

II/12. Data protection register

 

The Operator has notified the Data Protection Commissioner of its data processing activities in order to be entered into the register kept by the Commissioner. After receiving the registration number, the data controller will indicate it in the present Policy.

III. Rules applicable to users

III/1. The obligations and responsibilities of users

When providing his/her data, the user shall act with reasonable care. The Operator may not be responsible for damages resulting from the lack of proper data protection on the side of the user.

The user may use the site at his/her own risk only. The Operator does not take on responsibility for damages or nuisances appearing on the user’s side as a consequence of failing to act with reasonable care when using the site. The user may make his/her data public or available for others at his/her own risk only.

When using the site, the user shall be obliged to act fairly and with due regard to the rights and interests of others.

The user shall be obliged to observe the provisions of effective legal regulations, and during the use, restrain from any activity that is unlawful or infringes the interests of other persons. Especially, but not limited to the following, the user shall be obliged to respect other people’s right to privacy, moral rights, intellectual property rights, with special respect to regulations providing for the protection of literary, scientific and artistic works, inventions, designs, utility models, trademarks and commercial marks protected by intellectual property laws. The user shall be obliged to restrain from committing offence or crime, and further, from the use of any obscene, indecent or other term or expression that may shock other people.

All users shall avoid activities hindering the normal use of the site. All users shall avoid any activity that harms the interests of the Operator. The user shall be obliged especially to:

−    Restrain from disturbing or hindering the site’s operation;

−    Avoid any activity that targets the acquisition or use of the Operator’s business secrets or other confidential information;

−    Restrain from any communication that includes false information concerning the service;

−    Avoid all activities threatening the IT security of the site;

−    Forbear from any activity aiming to advertise the products or services of the user or another person.

In addition to the above, the Operator may provide for further restrictions, of which it shall notify users.

In the course of using the site, users may make public or available to others the personal data of other persons only with the consent of the data subjects concerned. Such consent is not necessary in terms of data disclosed in the course of the data subject’s public appearances, or data made public by the data subject earlier without restriction.

At registration, users may only submit their own personal data. The submission of other person’s data qualifies as unlawful data processing, and may imply the consequences of the relevant legal regulations. In case of abuse of other persons’ data, the Operator will assist authorities in investigating the infringement and identifying the perpetrator.

The restrictions stipulated in the present Section shall apply to all visitors of the site.

 

III/2. Procedure against users and users committing infringements

Should the user infringe the provisions of the present Policy or that of legal regulations, the Operator may delete the user’s registration. In this case, the user’s registration terminates and he/she cannot use the site’s services any longer.

In case a court procedure or the procedure of an authority may be initiated against the user based on the user’s wrongful behavior, the Operator may, independently from deletion, store the user’s data necessary for identification as well as data concerning the infringement, and provide such data to the proceeding bodies.

In case the user infringes the rights of a third party, and such third party in entitled to initiate a procedure, the Operator may provide data to such third party, provided that such third party proves his/her lawful interest thereto.

IV. Exclusion of the Operator’s liability

IV/1. The continuity of service

The Operator undertakes to take all reasonable measures to ensure that the service is undisturbed and uninterrupted. Considering that the service provided is free of charge, the Operator does not guarantee that the service is at all times uninterrupted, and also may not be held liable for the suspension or termination of the service. The Operator will make all reasonable efforts to solve the emerging disturbances or operational problems occurring during the site’s operation, however, may not be held responsible for such disturbances or problems.

The Operator does not assume any responsibility for the behavior of users.

The Operator takes all necessary measures for ensuring the protection of the users’ data.

 

IV/2. Liability for the information disclosed on the site

The Operator uses the Website for showing its own products and services. The Operator takes all reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information, however, does not assume liability in case the information disclosed on the Website do not completely match with the products and services offered by the Operator.

Information disclosed on the Website does not qualify as an offer. The Operator does not undertake any liability in case products and services displayed on the Website would not be available in the future in the quantity and quality as displayed on the Website.

Information disclosed on the Website serve information purposes only, and shall not be deemed as the Operator’s contractual declarations, official notifications or instructions for use in any case.

The Operator shall not be held responsible in any way if the information disclosed on the Website differ from the information disclosed by other distributors with respect to the same products or services.

The information disclosed on the Website does not include all information regarding the use of the products and services, or equivalent with expert advice.

IV/3. Liability for damages

The Operator shall be liable for any damage caused to a data subject as a result of unlawful processing or by any breach of data security requirements. Similarly the Operator shall be liable for violating the personality rights of a data subject as a result of unlawful processing or by any breach of data security requirements.

The Operator may be exempted from liability if he proves that the damage or the violation was caused by reasons beyond his control. No compensation or penalty shall be paid where the damage was caused by intentional or serious negligent conduct on the part of the aggrieved party (i.e. data subject).

 

For cases not covered by this Policy the provisions of Act CXII of 2011 on Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of Information shall apply accordingly.

V. Enforcement of rights

V/1. Objections filed with the Operator

Users may turn with their complaints and objections directly to the Operator who shall take all reasonable efforts for the handling and remedy of potential infringements. The Operator examines the complaints filed with it, and notifies the user of its position and the measures taken.

 

V/2. Other ways of the enforcement of rights

 

The user may enforce his/her rights in accordance with Act CXII of 2011 on Informational Self-Determination and Freedom of Information the following way:

-     He/she can submit complaints directly to the data controller who shall examine the complaint in accordance with Section V/1;

-     He/she may object the processing of data, in which case the Data Controller has to examine the objection within 15 days, and make a decision;

-    He/she can turn to Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság [National Authority of Data Protection and the Freedom of Information];

-     Enforce his/her rights before the court.

GDPR WEBSITE PRIVACY NOTICE

Effective 24 May 2018

Gerard respects the privacy of visitors to its websites and other individuals whose personal information we use. 

This Gerard Privacy Notice ("Privacy Notice") sets out the privacy practices of Gerard. 

We provide this Privacy Notice, to demonstrate our commitment to protect your privacy. We reserve the right to update the Privacy Notice at any time, without notice. We encourage you to visit this page periodically and review the then current version. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice, please use the "contact us" section below.

 

Quick links 

We recommend that you read this Privacy Notice in full to ensure you are fully informed. However, if you only want to access a particular section of this Privacy Notice, then you can click on the relevant link below to jump to that section. 

 

 

The Information Collected by Gerard


Personal information means information that identifies you or allows us to contact you, like your name or email address. The personal information that we may collect about you broadly falls into the following categories:

 

A) Information that you provide voluntarily

 

Certain parts of our website may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily: for example, we may ask you to provide your contact details in order to subscribe to marketing communications from us, and/or to submit inquiries to us. We may also ask you to provide feedback or a testimonial which we may display on our website or in other promotional materials, with your agreement. The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

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B) Information that we collect automatically

 

When you visit our website, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. In some countries, including countries in the European Union and/or European Economic Area (“EU/EEA”), this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.

 

Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g., country or city-level location) and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our website, including the pages accessed and links clicked.

 

Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our website, where they come from, and what content on our website is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our website to our visitors.

 

Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further in our Cookies Notice.

 

C) Information that we obtain from third party sources

 

From time to time, we may receive personal information about you from third party sources (including from companies that provide marketing lead information), but only where we have checked that these third parties either have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your personal information to us.

 

The types of information we collect from third parties include your name and contact information and we use the information we receive from these third parties to provide you with information about our products and services, our industry insights and other direct marketing purposes.

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The Way Gerard Uses your Information

 

We use the information collected about you for a variety of reasons, including for the following purposes, as applicable:

 

  • To respond to your requests or provide you with information requested by you.
  • To communicate with you about updates to Gerard’s services.
  • To provide, support, personalize, maintain and enhance the services.
  • To comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, agreements and policies.
  • To prevent, detect, identify, investigate, respond and protect against potential or actual claims, liabilities, prohibited behavior and criminal activity.
  • To allow businesses or third party websites we’re affiliated with, who may sell or provide products or services to you through or in connection with the services (either alone or jointly with us).
  • For other business purposes such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our services and to enhance, customize and improve our features, products and services.
  • To perform other activities consistent with this Privacy Notice.

 

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Who Gerard shares your personal information with

 

We may disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients:

 

  • Affiliated Companies. We may share personal information with companies that are affiliated with us (for example companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with us). We may also share information that is collected between websites that we, or our affiliates, control.
  • Service Providers. We may share your personal information with companies that perform services for us, such as fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mails, analyzing customer data, providing marketing assistance, investigating fraudulent activity, conducting customer surveys, and providing customer service.
  • Behavioral Advertisers. We may permit third party behavioral advertisers to use technology to collect information about your use of our website so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interest. That advertising may appear either on our website, or on other websites.
  • Potential Buyers. We may share your personal information if we sell all, or part, of our business, sell all, or part, of our business assets, or are otherwise involved in a merger or business acquisition.
  • Any other parties to comply with a legal obligation; to protect the legal rights of (or otherwise participate in a legal process pertaining to) our company, our employees, our agents, our clients, and our affiliates, to protect the safety and security of our visitors, or to protect against fraud; or with your consent.

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Security

 

We employ reasonable and current security methods to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information.

 

If you establish an account with us through this website, your account information and profile will be password-protected. It is recommended that you do not divulge your password to anyone. Our personnel will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited e-mail. Remember to sign out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This is to help ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place where others may have access to it.

 

Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, for example on message boards, through e-mail or in chat areas that information can be collected and used by others. No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

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Retention

 

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so or to comply with applicable legal requirements.

 

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

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Your Privacy Rights and choices

 

You can access the information that we collect online and maintain through normal updating methods. To update, correct or delete this information, you can contact office@gerardroofs.eu.

 

In addition to the above, you may have the following data protection rights:

 

  • If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by contacting us here.
  • In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us here.
  • You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you. To opt-out of other forms of marketing (such as postal marketing or telemarketing), then please contact us here.
  • Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

 

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

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Children

Our website is not intended for children under the age of 16 and we have no way of distinguishing the age of individuals who access our website, and so we carry out the same Privacy Notice for individuals of all ages. If a child has provided us with personal information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian should contact us to remove the information.

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Third Party Practices

The privacy policy of an advertiser, payment processor or service provider you may contact through our site may differ from the Privacy Notice. We encourage you to read that policybefore responding to the offer or dealing with that party.

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Sending Personally Identifying Information outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)

As Gerard is part of multi-national group of companies, there are occasions where your personal information may be transmitted or shared outside of the EEA. Your personal information may be transmitted or shared outside of the EEA for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to, the purposes set out above.

Where personal information is sent, by Gerard, outside of the EEA Gerard shall take reasonable steps to ensure the transfer of such personal information is secure; and that adequate safeguards are put in place to ensure that it is processed securely when held outside of the EEA. If you would like more information about these adequate safeguards, please contact us on the details in the contact section below.

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Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information relating to EEA individuals

If you are a visitor from the EEA, our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

However, we will normally collect personal information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

If you have questions about or need further information concerning the legal basis on which we collect and use your personal information, please Contact Us.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please contact office@gerardroofs.eu.

Gerard Cookies Policy

We may collect information about your device, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type to enable certain features of the website to work, for system administration and to enable third parties to personalize and provide content to you, including advertising.

 
We are required to provide you with clear and comprehensive information about the cookies that we use and if this page does not answer all of your queries you should contact office@gerardroofs.eu.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

 

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Gerard, are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

 

We use cookies and similar technology that falls into the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies which are required for the operation of the site including for logging in or paying for goods or services.
  • Analytical and customisation cookies, which collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used (such as recognising and counting the number of visitors and seeing how visitors move around the site) or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Websites for you.
  • Performance and Functionality cookies which are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.
  • Targeting/Advertising cookies which record your visits to the website, pages visited and links you have followed to make the website and advertising more relevant to your interests. (We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose).
  • Social Media Cookies which are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

 

For more information about the types of cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them please see the table below:

 

Types of cookie

Who serves these cookies

How to refuse

Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

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Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot refuse them.

You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?".

Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality (like videos) may become unavailable.

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To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?" but note that functionality of the website will be reduced or become unavailable.

Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Websites for you.

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Google Analytics (www.google-analytics.com)

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Alternatively, please refer to the relevant opt-out link below:

Google Analytics Opt Out

Targeting/ Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

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Adobe (www.adobe.com)

Doubleclick (www.doubleclick.net)

Google Analytics (www.google-analytics.com)

Youtube (www.youtube.com)

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

To learn more about these and other advertising networks and your ability to opt out of collection by certain third party, please visit the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out, and the Digital Advertising Alliance Opt Out.

See also specific Opt Out links below:

Adobe Privacy Opt Out

Google Analytics Opt Out

 

Social networking cookies: These cookies are used to enable you to share pages and content that you find interesting on our Websites through third party social networking and other websites. These cookies may also be used for advertising purposes too.

 

Facebook (www.facebook.com)

Youtube (www.youtube.com)

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

You may also be able to make choices about how these companies deal with your information via your profile settings with these social networks.


What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites (or opened an e-mail that we have sent them). This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.


Do you use Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?

Our Websites may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.

 

If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to "information" on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.

 

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.


Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.


How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by following the instructions provided in the cookie table above.

 

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

HOW LONG WILL COOKIES REMAIN ON THE COMPUTER?

The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device.

Third party analytics cookies - We also use Google Analytics and other third-party analytics providers listed below to help measure how users interact with our website content. These cookies “remember” what our users have done on previous pages and how they’ve interacted with the website. For more information on analytics cookies please visit providers information page.

NEWSLETTERS, E-MAILS

You can also subscribe to our newsletter at our website or you can contact us at any time regarding to unsubscribe from the newsletter list. To unsubscribe from the list is also required to prohibit the collection of data, whether you have opened newsletters or emails sent by us.

How often will you update this Cookie Notice?

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.


Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at office@gerardroofs.eu

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