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Privacy Policy

Data privacy is important to The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI). This Privacy Notice describes the personal information we process about our members, third parties, and visitors to our website, how we use it, with whom we share it, and describes your choices regarding certain types of processing. If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Notice, contact [email protected]

1. Introduction

The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI), Unit 5, 25 Square Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1QG, UK is committed to protecting and respecting your data privacy and your right to fair and just processing of your personal data. When you choose to provide us with data about yourself, we recognise that you trust us to act in a responsible manner. This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which personal data will be processed by The ASBCI, as a data controller of your personal data pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Please read this Privacy Notice carefully.  Our website is Members The ASBCI will process the personal data of its members as it is necessary for us to do so in the legitimate interests of the ASBCI and our members in order that they can gain the maximum benefit of their membership of the ASBCI. We will only process and use such data for the purpose of membership and not for any other purposes.  We will use the data to keep members informed about the ASBCI’s activities generally. The data we process about members contains their contact details, including name, email address/es, telephone number/s, postal addresses, period of membership, events attended, subscriptions paid or due, and other general information relating to membership. Third Parties The ASBCI also processes data of its partners, professionals, other organisations or businesses within the clothing industry or affiliated to the clothing industry, manufacturers, education establishments.  This is necessary in the legitimate interests of the ASBCI to do so in order to function as a trade body and to benefit its members. The information we hold, includes name, email address/es, telephone number/s, postal addresses, period of any past membership, events attended, details of our relationship.

2. Visitors to our website – Personal data we may collect about you

“Personal Data” means any information that identifies you directly or indirectly, including, without limitation, by reference to your name, e-mail address, login ID and other contact or location data or to one of more factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity, that you voluntarily transmit with your communication to us. We may collect the following types of Personal Data about any visitor to our website:
  • Device information: information such as what kind of browser a visitor is on, what operating system they are using, their IP address, cookie information, time stamp (time page accessed as well as time spent per web page) and their click through information (for example, which pages they have viewed and how long they have been there).
  • Contact details and the ASBCI account details: In certain sections of the website, it may invite you to contact us to place enquiries, request information or complete a trade registration form. We may ask for Personal Data to be entered as a means of registration before accessing a certain part of the website. Visitors of the website do not have an obligation to enter any of their Personal Data, but information will be required in order to provide our content and services.
  • Transaction information: The website may also collect Personal Data when you use certain ASBCI services, through the use of the website, such as placing order or simply enquiring about a service that we provide.
There may also be instances where we will require your Personal Data for the purposes of complying with our duties and exercising our rights and obligations under a contract for services that we have with you, without which we may not be able to provide such services.

3. What we use your personal data for

This is necessary in the legitimate interests of our business for the purpose of internal administration and to ensure that the content on this website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer, and for further purposes described below: Personal data used
  • The ASBCI Account Details
  • Contact Details
  • Transaction information
  • Device information
  • To allow us to verify your username and password when you are logging on to certain restricted areas of the website
  • To register you to use the ASBCI services
  • To contact you to deliver certain services or information you have requested
  • To provide you with notices regarding our services
  • To improve the content and general administration of the website and our services
  • To understand our visitors
The website may process information that will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only, for example, without limitation, the total number of visitors to our website, the number of visitors to each page of our website, browser type, External Websites (as set out in section 7 below) linked to and IP addresses. The ASBCI may analyse this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, and we may use such aggregate information to administer the website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may also process your information as it is necessary in both yours and our legitimate interest to ensure the security of your user account and our business, to prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our websites, products and services, to administer technical aspects of our website, including troubleshooting, diagnosis of technical and service problems, testing, encryption and similar operations. IP Addresses We may collect information about your computer or device including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration. This is data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and may also identify any individuals. Cookies We may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file, which is stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive or mobile device. They help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to collect information as is necessary for our legitimate interest to provide services to you in an efficient, secure and personalised way, including:-
  • to estimate our audience size and usage pattern
  • to store information about your preferences and so allow us to customise this website according to your individual interests
  • to speed up your searches
  • to recognise you when you return to this website
You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser, which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of this website. For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit What type of Cookies do we use? We use Google Analytics Cookies and information collected and stored by these parties are transmitted and stored on servers in the United States of America per their privacy terms. To review their terms and conditions please use the hyperlinks provided below. Used By Google Analytics Name _ga Expiry Date 2 years Displays relevant cookie information for the website. These cookies are used to collect information about how people use the website. This allows us to make sure the website is meeting your needs, and help us understand what we could improve. See the Google Analytics Privacy Policy for more details. How to manage Cookies through the browser To enable, disable or delete Analytics Cookies at browser level, please refer to the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” facility). Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser; you will need to do this yourself from within your browser. If you disable one or more Analytics Cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

4. Where we store your personal data

In most cases any information that we receive will be transferred to us in the form of an email, when you may have completed a feedback form. It may also be stored within a record keeping area of the administrative side to our website to which we will refer when responding to an enquiry, sales enquiry, or order if appropriate. In these regards we have a legitimate purpose for retaining your information. The website may process information that will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only, for example, without limitation, the total number of visitors to our website, the number of visitors to each page of our website, browser type, External Websites (as set out in section 7 below) linked to and IP addresses.  The ASBCI may analyse this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, and we may use such aggregate information to administer the website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

5. Who we share your personal data with

Whether you are a member, third party or a visitor to our website, we may share your Personal Data with the following parties:
  • Our outsourcing partners: Where we use suppliers, service providers and consultants in connection with our business activities, they may have access to your information, which they will process on our behalf. In such instances we have written terms in place which regulate how they may use the data as our data processors.
  • Third parties: We will only disclose your Personal Data to third parties under the following conditions:-
    1. if we are required to disclose or share your Personal Data in order to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions or any other agreement; or protect the rights, property, or safety of the ASBCI, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for protection against credit risk and fraud;
    2. in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets in which case we may disclose your Personal Data to the seller or buyer of such business or assets;
    3. if the ASBCI or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Data held by it about its customers will of course be one of the transferred assets.
We do not disclose Personal Data to anyone else except as set out above.

6. How long do we keep Personal Data for

Members We will retain the data for so long as you remain a member, thereafter it will be deleted although we may retain your contact details as a third party (below). Third party We will retain the information in this database indefinitely. Visitors to the website We will keep your Personal Data for as long as is necessary in connection with the purposes set out above, or for as long as you are a customer of the ASBCI. After our relationship is terminated we will keep your Personal Data for a reasonable period, to maintain our records in accordance with the law and our legitimate business needs. We may keep an anonymous form of your Personal Data, which will no longer refer to you, for statistical purposes without time limits, to the extent that we have a legitimate and lawful reason to do so.

7. Your right to unsubscribe (opt-out)

If you would like us to stop sending you marketing communications you may email us at [email protected] or the unsubscribe link in our marketing communications. Although we encourage you to use the unsubscribe link because it is automated, you may also send us a request and message via our contact page form. If possible, please include a copy of the communication you received to help facilitate a timely and accurate removal.

8. Your rights

This website may from time to time contain links to and from external websites, as well as our partner and/or affiliate websites. If you follow a link to their websites, please note that these websites will be covered by their own privacy notice (PN) and/or personal information collection statement (PICS). The ASBCI does not accept any responsibility or liability for protection of Personal Data which you may submit to a third party’s website. We recommend that you check the wording of the relevant privacy notices before you submit any Personal Data to those websites. Subject to certain provisions, members, third parties and visitors to the website have the following general rights in relation to your Personal Data:
  • the right to be informed about how your Personal Data is being used;
  • the right to access the Personal Data we hold about you;
  • the right to withdraw consent or opt-out of receiving direct marketing messages;
  • the right to request the correction of inaccurate Personal Data we hold about you;
  • the right to request the blocking or deletion of your Personal Data where the processing does not comply with applicable data protection laws;
  • the right to object to processing activities, including where profiling activities occur;
  • the right to request that our processing activities are restricted, where for example you have contested that the Personal Data held by us may be inaccurate;
  • the right to contest a decision made regarding automated processing which significantly affects you;
  • the right to receive the Personal Data that you have provided to us in an appropriate format with a view to transferring that Personal Data to a separate service provider; and
  • the right to file a complaint with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or your local data protection regulator, if you are unhappy with the way we are using your Personal Data. The contact number for the ICO is 0303 123 1113 or you can access their website via:
To exercise any of the above rights, or if you have any questions relating to your rights, please contact us by using the details set out in the “Contacting us” section below”. We will generally aim to respond to enquiries within 7 days or sooner where required by law.

9. Security of your information

We endeavour to protect your information through the measures set out below. Unfortunately, we cannot always guarantee complete security. Unauthorised entry or use, hardware or software failures, events outside our control and other factors, may compromise the security of your information. Nevertheless, we will comply with our obligation to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of security of Personal Data appropriate to safeguard against the risks of a personal data breach.

10. Children

Our website and services are not intended for children under the age of 16. If you are under 16, please ask your parent or guardian before using our website or services.

11. Contacting us

We are here to help and encourage you to contact us first to resolve your complaint. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions or comments. It is very important to us that your experience using is positive. We respect your rights to privacy and the fair and just processing of your Personal Data.