This page explains how we use any information you give to us through our website, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

General Data Protection Regulation

Under GDPR, we are required to get your permission to having your data stored by us, unless we have a good reason for storing it.  Our reason is to provide membership or other services that you request, and so by requesting these services, you accept that we will store the data that you give us. We will only use it for the purposes in your request for services and we will not supply it to anyone else (unless legally required to).  For full and associate members who wish to have their businesses advertised, we may publish the business contact information on the website, by email and in leaflets.  We will keep your contact data secure, as far as is reasonable given that the services may require that one or more of our members or contractors may need to use it to contact you.

GoCardless also stores your data related to setting up your mandate with them.  We have no control over GoCardless but consider them to have satisfactory safeguards in place to keep your data secure.

You have the right to see what data we keep for you and in what format(s) on request.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so.

What information do we collect?

If you email us a timber enquiry, a general enquiry, an enquiry about joining ASHS or send us feedback on ASHS website or organisation or tell us about your connection with timber, you will be asked for a limited amount of contact information so that we can respond to your request and follow up to ensure that it has been dealt with to your satisfaction.

Enquiries are automatically forwarded to all ASHS members unless you specify a single member or the coordinator. ASHS members are separate companies, over which we have no control. However, we request that they follow the procedures laid down here.

We do not pass on any of your personal information outside our organisation when dealing with your enquiry. We will not use any information you supply for any other purpose without first seeking your permission.

If you register an interest in receiving regular updates, your details will be kept indefinitely. You have the option to check the details supplied by you, to update these details, or to remove your name from any mailing lists by contacting us.

Cookies and Log Files

Cookies are pieces of data that can be automatically created on your computer when you visit a website. For all public access areas, we do not use cookies at this website.

Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site which we use to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information about you or information about which other sites you have visited.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information. We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site.

Access to your information and contacting us

You can change your registration information by contacting us. If you have a query or complaint about this privacy policy or about the site, you can contact us by e-mailing the ASHS Co-ordinator

You can also contact any one of our members, whose details are contained in the website.

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page.

Version 1.2 Date: 24 March 2015

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