We take your privacy very seriously. The policies on this page are kept to so that your information is secure and safe. THEGYC.ORG is Registered under the UK Data Protection Act (2008).

When you visit our site you will receive explicit advice when we seek to gather information about you. The information you provide is used to produce your web page and any information you supply is displayed to the public on this page, unless otherwise stated.

The information collected during the registration process is used to create your own unique identification as a site visitor/services user and enable us to undertake the various administration processes necessary. In this process and as you use the site we will collect and store securely your IP address.

This identification is provided in the form of a member name and password. It is important that you keep this identification secret to avoid unauthorised use of your account.

The information we collect about you or your business enables us to:

  • Understand your needs
  • Improve our service to you
  • Stay in touch with you through other media as you require
  • Enhance and refine existing information we may have acquired from other sources
  • Complete the internal administration necessary to register you and maintain our service to you, including maintaining the safety of the GYC for you and other members of the site.

Detailed information about you is only collected when you are advised explicitly that is what we are doing and you supply it voluntarily, any communications you send or share may also be stored as you use The GYC for the purposes of crime prevention and detection and for yours and others' safety. We may also store information about you (such as your IP address) as well as information that is shared with us by others in the course of crime prevention and detection, and also store information that you share with us abother others in the course of crime prevention and detection. In these circumstances all information is treated with confidentiality.

We may share the information with sub-contractors and partners but only on condition that they comply strictly with our own Supplier Confidentiality Agreement, the Customer Privacy Promise you are currently reading and the EU Directive on Data Protection and the Data Protection Act 1998.

You can check the accuracy of our records and make modifications at any time in the 'Edit Info' settings area.

You can immediately delete any information we hold about you by using the facilities in the Edit Info page. But please remember that deletion of key information may affect your status as a registered user.

If you have agreed explicitly to allow us to do so, information about you may be sold or provided to third parties. However, no information will be provided to any other party without your express permission.

When approached by the appropriate authorities, information about you, your business or account usage may be disclosed but only when legally required under European Law.

We take all reasonable precautions to protect information about you from loss, misuse and alteration. Agents, partners and sub-contractors who have access to your information have a duty of care as detailed in our contracts with them and are not permitted to use it for any other purpose unless you have given your explicit permission in detail that they may do so.

To protect security we use the most advanced Encryption Technology, anti-intruder and anti-infection techniques when you are providing payment details. You can download an update to the default browser we recommend you use with this site.

Manual destruction of files, records and computer print-outs containing sensitive data are carried out in a secure way by either internally shredding or using a supplier who uses secure disposal methods.

Your registration details are very important - please keep your password and member name secret. It is better for other users to register separately than to share your account access information. We will never write to ask for your login details - be cautious of anyone asking for this information.

Some non-personal information may be collected automatically, such as the computer operating system and the type of browser software you are using, along with special codes that tell us which pages you have visited. Some information is stored in the form of a 'cookie', a small file which remains on your computer but which acts as a reminder about any preferences you have selected when visiting our sites.

We only use 'cookies' to improve our service to you. We may occasionally allow this non-personal data to be used by third party content suppliers, to help us serve you with more relevant content. We may also store your log in details on your computer, but only if you explicitly request us to do so. Remember that if you opt for us to do this, any other user of the same computer can access your account. You can delete this 'cookie' by clicking the Log Out link at the top of any page.

Cookies are required in order to become a member of THEGYC.ORG, or to use the THEGYC.ORG Services.

This Privacy Promise does not apply to any third parties over whom we have no control.

We reserve the right to change this statement at any time without warning to meet any statutory requirements or changes in the nature of our activities and services. This privacy statement does not form the basis of any contract between any party.

We caution you against giving out personally identifiable information (such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, names and addresses, driver license numbers, passwords) to strangers online, which may be used for illegal or harmful purposes.

Some personal information you provide to TheGYC may be stored outside of the country in which you reside. Please refer to our record in the Public Register of Data Controllers for further information.

if you wish us to share the data we hold about you please complete our subject access request form and email it to us at [email protected].