Our Privacy Policy

Here at globalhire, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website and use our services, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to info@globalhire.com or by writing to globalhire, 27 Newtons Way, Hitchin, SG4 9JR.  Alternatively, you can telephone us on 0845 5194531.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website or contact us via email or social media. For example, when you contact us about products and services, to make music requests, to make payments or if you register to receive any of our newsletters or emails.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding which pages are accessed and when. If you make a payment online or purchase a product or service from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.

 

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • provide you with a quotation and information about our goods and services.
  • process orders that you have made.
  • carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us.
  • dealing with entries into a competition.
  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • notify you of changes to our services.
  • send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.
  • process a job application.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our obligations (for example the recording of payments, VAT and invoice details). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Service Providers working with us to provide the service you have ordered: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated individuals or organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (to a venue manager, delivery driver, subcontractor DJ or technician for example). However, when we liaise with third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we require them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond those directly required to fulfil your booking or for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us or hear about our special offers and range of products and services, then you can select your choices at that time by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone, social media or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any point by contacting us by email: info@globalhire.com or telephone us on 0845 5194531

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: info@globalhire.com  or write to us at: globalhire, 27 Newtons Way, Hitchin, SG4 9JR.  Alternatively, you can telephone 0845 519531

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information globalhire hold about you.  We may charge a £10 fee for information requests to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear within your web browser (such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge).

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the globalhire website may use cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we may use cookies to detect the correct screen size to display the website. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies within your browser preferences. However, please be aware that turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using ours and many other websites.

 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other individuals and organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our business‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

18 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 18 or under. If you are aged 18 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in April 2018.

 

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