Privacy notice for website users

Introduction

This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from). This page should be read in conjunction with the page above, 'Privacy notice - information that we need to tell everyone', which covers information relevant to anyone whose data is used by the EEF, including your rights.

Visiting our website

When you visit our website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out such things as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

If we do collect personal data through our website, we’ll be up front about this. We’ll make it clear when we collect personal information and we’ll explain what we intend to do with it.

Cookies

As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies to enhance your experience of our website. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. For further details, please see our cookie policy.

Purpose and lawful basis for processing

The purpose for implementing all of the above is to maintain and monitor the performance of our website and to constantly look to improve the site and the services it offers to our users. The legal basis we rely on to process your personal data is article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, which allows us to process personal data when its necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests.

What are your rights?

As we are processing your personal data for our legitimate interests as stated above, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data. There are legitimate reasons why we may refuse your objection, which depend on why we are processing it.

For more information on your rights, please see ‘Your rights’ under 'Privacy notice - information that we need to tell everyone'.

* This privacy notice was updated on 30 January 2020.