Privacy Statement for BMF

Builders Merchants Federation is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our online, telephone or other services ("Services"). In this policy we explain how and why we collect your information, what we do with it and what controls you have over our use of it. From time to time, we add or change functions, features or products to our websites or add or change Services. This, and our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal information, may result in periodic changes to this Privacy Policy. As a result, please remember to refer back to this Privacy Policy regularly to review any amendments.

Any questions regarding our Privacy Policy should be directed to us here or alternatively see the section "Comments" below.

Your acceptance of these Privacy Statement terms

By using any of the sites within our website network ("Websites") or our Services, you unconditionally agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

What data do we collect and how do we use it?

Builders Merchants Federation collects and processes information about you in order to:

  • identify you each time you visit a Website or wish to have a Service provided;
  • process orders or applications submitted by you;
  • improve our Services and Websites; and
  • carry out research on the demographics, interests and behaviour of all of our customers;

Non personal information

We may automatically collect non-personal information about you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the site from which you linked to our Websites. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on our Websites.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a Website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a Website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Although they do identify a user's computer, cookies do not personally identify customers or passwords.

We use cookies for the following reasons:

  • To identify who you are and to access your account information;
  • To estimate our audience size and patterns; and
  • To track preferences and to improve and update our Website;
With whom is the information shared?

Builders Merchants Federation will disclose personal information only if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of Builders Merchants Federation and its Websites, visitors to the Websites and customers of our Services.

Sites and customers of our Services

Our Website contains links to the sites of third parties. When you visit these sites, we suggest that you read their privacy policies. Builders Merchants Federation is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.

Security

Builders Merchants Federation places a great importance on the security of all information associated with our customers. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of customer data under our control. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to user information. While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to prevent this.

Where is the information stored?

Information which you submit via our Websites is stored on a computer located in the European Economic Area. This is necessary in order to process the information and to send you any information you have requested. In addition, if you use our Services while you are outside the EEA, your information may be transferred outside the EEA in order to provide you with those Services.

Comments

Please e-mail any questions, concerns or comments you have about our Privacy Policy to us here or write to us at:

Builders Merchants Federation Ltd
1180 Elliott Court
Coventry Business Park
Herald Avenue
Coventry
CV5 6UB