Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Gears Oil Ltd, Company Registration Number 08902506

Our website address is: https://gears-oil.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We use two justifications to collect store and use data.

  1. Statutory obligations – we need to be able to record transactions for accounting and food tracing purposes.
  2. Consent – By contacting us, you consent that we can contact you in return to handle the query. This falls within the scope of core business operations.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact forms are used to provide a quick and easy way for you to get in touch with us. All queries are deleted once we have concluded any conversation

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use google analytics to assess the performance of our marketing. To opt out, please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ and follow the instructions.

To view the google analytics privacy policy please follow this link https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB

Who we share your data with

Your data will only be shared with competent UK government authorities for statutory purposes once a lawful request has been made. It will not be made available to any third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained until we have taken any necessary action. This will be done as soon as practicable and take no longer than one month.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Your contact information will be used to enable us to address your query. It will then be deleted.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is secured using password protection. That said, since no system can ever be 100% secure and we recommend that you provide only the necessary information for us to handle your query.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach occurs we will notify you as soon as it comes to our attention.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive data from third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not use automated decision making. All of our decisions are made using a slow, indecisive human based process.