Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how we, Barretts Industries Ltd, collect, store and use information about you when you use or interact with our website, (our website) and where we otherwise obtain or collect information about you. This Privacy Policy is effective from 1st May 2018.

This policy and all website policies on this website is protected and licensed to Barretts Industries Ltd.

This section summarises how we obtain, store and use information about you. It is intended to provide a very general overview only. It is not complete in and of itself and it must be read in conjunction with the corresponding full sections of this Privacy Policy.

  • Data controller: Paul Martin, General Manager
  • How we collect or obtain information about you: 
    • when you provide it to us (e.g. by contacting us, making an online enquiry, placing an order on our website or signing up to our newsletter, 
    • from your use of our website, using cookies and similar technologies.
    • occasionally, from third parties.
  • Information we collect: name, contact details, payment information, e.g. your credit or debit card information, IP address, information from cookies, information about your computer or device (e.g. device and browser type), information about how you use our website (e.g. which pages you have viewed, the time when you view them and what you clicked on, the geographical location from which you accessed our website (based on your IP address), company name or business name (if applicable), VAT number (if applicable).
  • How we use your information: for administrative and business purposes (particularly to contact you and process orders you place on our website, [to improve our business and website, to fulfil our contractual obligations, to advertise our goods and services, to analyse your use of our website and in connection with our legal rights and obligations.
  • Disclosure of your information to third parties: only to the extent necessary to [run our business,] [to our service providers,] [to fulfil any contracts we enter into with you,] [where required by law or to enforce our legal rights] [and] [insert any other relevant circumstances in which you disclose personal information to third parties].
  • Do we sell your information to third parties (other than in the course of a business sale or purchase or similar event): [Yes/No]
  • How long we retain your information: for no longer than necessary, taking into account any legal obligations we have (e.g. to maintain records for tax purposes), any other legal basis we have for using your information (e.g. your consent, performance of a contract with you or our legitimate interests as a business) [and] [insert any additional factors you use to determine how long you retain information about individuals] [and certain additional factors described in the main section below entitled How long we retain your information]. For specific retention periods in relation to certain information which we collect from you, please see the main section below entitled How long we retain your information.
  • How we secure your information: using appropriate technical and organisational measures such as [storing your information on secure servers,] [encrypting transfers of data to or from our servers using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology,] [encrypting payments you make on or via our website using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology,] only granting access to your information where necessary and insert any additional security measures you use to protect personal information such as encryption of personal data, encrypted email, pseudonymisation and/or anonymisation of personal information.
  • Use of cookies and similar technologies: we use cookies and similar information-gathering technologies such as web beacons and lead tracking software on our website including essential, functional, analytical and targeting cookies. For more information, please visit our cookies policy here: Cookie use
  •  Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area: [we will only transfer your information outside the European Economic Area if we are required to do so by law] OR [in certain circumstances] we [transfer] your information outside of the European Economic Area[[, including to the following countries: [insert list of countries to which you transfer information]. Where we do so, we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place[, including [insert safeguards used for data transfers outside the European Economic Area e.g. [the third parties we use who transfer your information outside the European Economic Area have self-certified themselves as compliant with] the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield]].
  • Use of automated decision making and profiling: we [use / do not use] [automated decision making [and/or] profiling]. [insert description of how you use automated decision making and/or profiling in relation to your website e.g. use of web analytics, cookies, web beacons or server logs analysis tools (profiling) or use targeting cookies to display advertisements to your people who visit your website on other websites around the internet (e.g. using the Google AdSense network) (automated decision making)].
  • Your rights in relation to your information
    • to access your information and to receive information about its use
    • to have your information corrected and/or completed
    • to have your information deleted
    • to restrict the use of your information
    • to receive your information in a portable format
    • to object to the use of your information
    • to withdraw your consent to the use of your information
    • [not to have significant decisions made about you based solely on automated processing of your information, including profiling]
    • to complain to a supervisory authority
  • Sensitive personal information: we [do not knowingly or intentionally] collect what is commonly referred to as ‘sensitive personal information’. [Please do not submit sensitive personal information about you to us.] For more information, please see the main section below entitled Sensitive Personal Information.

The data controller in respect of our website is Barretts Industries Ltd: Registered in England & Wales No. 06220425. Registered office address, 2 Adelaide Street, St. Albans, England, AL3 5BH. You can contact the data controller by writing to:

Barretts Industries Ltd
Building 1 Chalfont Park
Gerrards Cross

The data controller’s representative is Mr Paul Martin. You can contact the data controller’s representative by writing to the correspondence address above or sending an email to [email protected]

We collect and use information from website visitors in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.

Web server log information

We use a third party server to host our website called WPEngine, the privacy policy of which is available here:

Our website server automatically logs the IP address you use to access our website as well as other information about your visit such as the pages accessed, information requested, the date and time of the request, the source of your access to our website (e.g. the website or URL (link) which referred you to our website), and your browser version and operating system.

Our server is located in the United Kingdom and we do not transfer your information outside the European Economic Area.

Use of website server log information for IT security purposes

We and our third party hosting provider WPEngine collect(s) and store(s) server logs to ensure network and IT security and so that the server and website remain uncompromised. This includes analysing log files to help identify and prevent unauthorised access to our network, the distribution of malicious code, denial of services attacks and other cyber attacks, by detecting unusual or suspicious activity.

Unless we are investigating suspicious or potential criminal activity, we do not make, nor do we allow our hosting provider to make, any attempt to identify you from the information collected via server logs.

Legal basis for processing: compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legal obligation: we have a legal obligation to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of our processing of information about individuals. Recording access to our website using server log files is such a measure.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interests: wehave a legitimate interest in using your information for the purposes of ensuring network and information security.

Use of website server log information to analyse website use and improve our website

We use the information collected by our website server logs to analyse how our website users interact with our website and its features. For example, we analyse the number of visits and unique visitors we receive, the time and date of the visit, the location of the visit  and the operating system and browser used.

We use the information gathered from the analysis of this information to improve our website. For example, we use the information gathered to change the information, content and structure of our website and individual pages based according to what users are engaging most with and the duration of time spent on particular pages on our website.

Legal basis for processing: our legitimate interests (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Legitimate interest: improving our website for our website users and getting to know our website users’ preferences so our website can better meet their needs and desires.

Cookies and similar technologies

Cookies are data files which are sent from a website to a browser to record information about users for various purposes.

We use cookies and similar technologies on our website, including essential, functional, analytical and targeting cookies. For further information on how we use cookies, please see our cookies policy which is available on our cookies page.

For further information about cookies, including how to change your browser settings, please visit or see our cookies policy.