The Federation of Master Builders

Privacy Policy

Effective date: 31/10/2015

1. Who are we?

1.1 We are Federation of Master Builders (Limited by Guarantee) , registered in England No. 368163, David Croft House, 25 Ely Place, London EC1N 6TD.

1.2 We own and operate this site.

1.3 Our contact details are in the “Contact” section on our site.


2. What’s the point of this policy?

2.1 The idea is that we tell you how we deal your “personal data”. (This is the technical term for information about any identified or identifiable living person). Please read on to find out what kinds personal data we collect, how we use and protect it, to whom we disclose it and how you can access and rectify it.

2.2 Please don’t use our site unless you are completely happy with this policy. If you do use our site, we’ll assume that you do accept it.


3. Might the policy change?

3.1 It may well do and so you should check it whenever you visit our site. We’ll assume you agree to the revised policy if you use the site after the effective date shown at the top of the revised policy.


4. What personal or other data do we collect?

4.1 We collect and store the information which you give us via forms on our site - such as your name, address, email address, phone number and so on - or when communicating with us by email or in some other way.

4.2 We may receive and store certain information automatically when you interact with us. Examples include the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, connection information such as browser type and version, your operating system and platform, a unique reference number linked to the data you enter on our system, login details, the full URL clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), cookie number, activity on our website including the pages you visited and searches you made.


5. What about cookies?

5.1 Please see our Cookie Policy


6. How do we use your personal data?

6.1 We use your personal data to provide our services.

6.2 We use your personal data to help us communicate with you effectively should you try to contact us via our site including verification of any claims you may make.

6.3 If you have agreed on our site, we may use your personal data to send you emails (or other communications) with details of our or third party goods or services which may be of interest to you including information about special offers or promotions.

6.4 We may use cookies, IP addresses or personal data to recognize you when you visit or return to our site so we can show you ads or other content tailored to your preferences, to track anonymised traffic and usage patterns, to prevent or detect fraud or abuses or to help us improve our site.

6.5 We retain personal data from closed accounts in order to comply with legal obligations, enforce our terms and conditions, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations and take other actions as permitted by law.

6.6 We may access, remove, alter or store or otherwise use any personal data if we think you have or may have breached our terms and conditions or to enforce our rights or protect the public or where if we are required to do so by law or appropriate authority.


7. To whom do we disclose personal data?

7.1 We may allow access to your personal data by third parties who supply us with a service - for the purpose of their service only and in accordance with our instructions. Examples include website hosts and businesses which assist us in undertaking communications or monitoring our site.

7.2 You will be pleased to hear that we don’t provide your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes.

7.3 Personal data which you provide to us for the Find A Builder service may be supplied by us to Members with whom we match you to enable them to contact you but will not be posted on our site.

7.4 We may disclose personal data so far as reasonably necessary:

a) if we think you have or may have breached our terms and conditions or to enforce our rights or protect the public or where if we are required to do so by law or appropriate authority; or
b) in the case of an actual or proposed (including negotiations for a) sale or merger or business combination involving of all or the relevant part of our business.

7.5 Except as otherwise specifically included in this policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to third parties, whether they are other users of our site or other websites, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of your information.


8. How can you access and rectify personal data?

8.1 You can access and rectify your personal data by contacting us via the “Contact” page on our website. We may charge an administration fee in line with data protection laws.

8.2 For information about your rights under UK data protection laws, see the website of the UK Information Commissioner :


9. What we do with the information we gather

We have this information as we have a legitimate business interest.

With your data we may do any or all of the following:

9.1 Internal record keeping.

9.2 We may use the information to improve our products and services.

9.3 We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which we have on file.

9.4 From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail to inform you about discounts and deals that we have available.

9.5 We may share your data with our email marketing provider MailChimp who are based in the United States.


10. Security

10.1 We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

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