We are committed to using and managing personal information responsibly and ethically. We will act with integrity and protect the personal and confidential information of others. We will comply with the data protection laws that apply in the countries in which we operate.
In particular, we have implemented a data protection governance framework that applies across our companies in the European Economic Area (EEA), to ensure that as far as possible, we comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. This includes standard procedures for handling personal information, privacy notices, data processor agreements, intra-group data transfer security and processing arrangements, a data inventory containing records of how we process data and the provision of training to our employees.
2. Privacy notices in the EEA
In most circumstances, we will give you a specific privacy notice explaining how we use your personal information.
The standard forms for these are set out below.
However, there are occasions where it is not appropriate to provide a full privacy notice to you, and in these circumstances, the relevant standard privacy notice below should give you information that would generally apply to you.
- Job applicants
- Subscribers to GKN corporate news alerts
- Persons whose photographs GKN will use for PR and marketing
- Visitors to GKN premises
- Business contacts
Please contact the Company Secretary if you have any queries about how we use your data.
The Company Secretary,
The Colmore Building,
Colmore Circus Queensway,
3. Website users
If you subscribe to receive corporate news alerts, a specific privacy notice will be provided to you in connection with that subscription. If you apply to use a secure portal or extranet that we provide to our business contacts, including suppliers and customers, a specific privacy notice will be provided to you in connection with that application.
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Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They can, for example, remember information you have entered on forms when you visit different pages in a single web browser session.
These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, allowing us to make amendments to improve the user journey.
These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the list below: