Contact - Head Office
For non-branch related matters regarding Grant & Stone please write to us at Grant and Stone Limited, Unit 2, Mill End Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4AX, or call 01494 430348.
Gender Pay Gap Statement
The Company by law are required to publish a statement relating to its gender pay gap and we are reporting on the position as it was at 5th April 2021.
The figures have been reached using the mechanisms that are set out in the gender pay gap reporting legislation, and we have reported using the following key metrics:-
1. percentage of men and women in each hourly pay quarter
2. mean (average) gender pay gap using hourly pay
3. median gender pay gap using hourly pay
4. percentage of men and women receiving bonus pay
5. mean (average) gender pay gap using bonus pay
6. median gender pay gap using bonus pay
This year’s report includes a greater number of employees when compared to last year as many of our employees were furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Company operates in an industry sector which predominantly attracts males to our vacant roles and this is reflected in our gender pay gap calculations. Whilst this position continues to change as we attract and promote more females, our policy remains driven by commercial considerations by striving to recruit the best candidates for our vacant roles by offering competitive remuneration packages based on the individual’s skills, experience and future potential regardless of their gender.
Bonuses continue to be generally targeted towards employees who occupy management or sales positions, however this year’s bonus calculations also reflect a Christmas bonus that was paid to all employees.
Our ongoing growth through acquisition and restructure processes will support ongoing opportunities to formalise a performance based bonus scheme covering a greater number of roles regardless of gender.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Please click here to view the gender pay gap report on the government website.
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Reviewed April 2021 V.1.1
- What types of personal information do we collect?
- What do we do with your personal information?
- What is the legal basis on which we use your personal information?
- How long do we keep your personal information?
- Who do you share my personal information with?
- Will you transfer my personal information outside of the EEA?
- What rights do I have over my personal information?
- How can I contact you?
WHAT TYPES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We will collect and use the following personal information about you:
- Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us by;
- Filling in forms on our website to subscribe to our newsletter. This information will include your name and e-mail address.
- Completing an application for a credit account. This information will include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth.
- When submitting an order for the purchase of goods. This information will include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number.
- When accepting an order for the purchase of goods from us. This information will include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number.
- When submitting a Curriculum Vitae or job application for a job we have advertised. This information will include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number.
- If you communicate with us electronically, including by e-mail, telephone or fax, this communication may be randomly monitored and/or recorded to protect the interests of our business and our customers. This includes the purposes of maintaining customer/service quality standards, detection of and/or prevention of crime and ensuring that our employees comply with legal obligations and our policies and procedures (including our customer relations practices).
Information we collect about you automatically. With regard to each of your visits to our website, we will automatically collect information about your visit including:
- The number of visitors;
- The pages you have visited;
- Where you have come to our site from.
This data is anonymous and presented at an aggregated level so that we can use it to improve the site and give customers a better experience in the future. We use Google Analytics to do this and Google stores this information (see the section below entitled “Cookies” for further information). Information we receive from other sources. We may occasionally obtain personal information about you from credit reference agencies.
WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
We will use your personal information set out above as follows:
- to monitor the usage of our website;
- to help us track the traffic we get through our website;
- to help us improve the user experience of our website;
- to open and manage your account with us;
- to provide discounts and offers to you;
- to fulfil an order you have placed with us;
- to send marketing correspondence in relation to products or offers we think might be of interest to you;
- to help us improve our service;
- to purchase goods and services from you; and
- to consider you for a job.
We treat your personal information confidential and we do not use it for any other purposes. Your personal information will never be supplied to external third parties (other than those described in this policy) that you have not explicitly consented to unless we are required to do so in order to comply with legal, statutory or regulatory obligations; to prevent and/or to detect crime.
WHAT IS THE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH WE COLLECT AND USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Under data protection law, we must have a legal basis to use your personal information. We have set out these out below.
We will use your personal information:
- to send information you have requested on the basis that you have consented to us doing so;
- to send marketing correspondence, where you have not opted out, on the basis of our legitimate interest in promoting our products and services.
We do not consider that our legitimate interests in promoting our products and services have a disproportionate effect on your rights because when we collect your personal information which we intend to use for marketing purposes, we always offer you the opportunity to opt-out of marketing and we allow you to unsubscribe at any point. If you have not provided us with your personal information during the course of a sale or negotiation for sale, we will send marketing correspondence on the basis that you have consented to us doing so. Please see the separate “Marketing” section below for further information on this;
- process your application for our loyalty card on the basis that you have consented to us doing so;
- if you are an individual, sole trader or in a partnership, to register and manage your account on the basis that it is necessary for the performance of our contract with you relating to contracts entered into between us for the sale and purchase of goods;
- if you are an individual, sole trader or in a partnership, to process any order placed by you on the basis that it is necessary for the performance of our contract with you relating to you purchase goods from us;
- if you are an individual within a corporate organisation, to administer and manage the performance of a contract entered into with your company on the basis of our legitimate interests. We consider that our legitimate interests of wishing to interact with you in order to perform our contract with your company do not unduly interfere with your interests, rights or freedoms because the processing we undertake is limited and concentrates on the management and performance of our contract with your company and such processing would be reasonably expected by you;
- to manage and make payment of any order placed by us on the basis that it is necessary for the performance of our contract with you relating to us purchasing goods or services from you;
- to review and consider your Curriculum Vitae or job application for a specific job on the basis that it is a necessary preparatory step for entering into an employment contract with you;
- to review and consider your Curriculum Vitae or job application for a future job on the basis that it is in our legitimate interests. We do not consider that our legitimate interest in retaining candidates for future job opportunities has a disproportionate effect on your rights because we do not use this information for any purpose other than considering you for a future job opportunity;
- that is collected through Google Analytics or the other cookies on our website, to monitor how our website is used, the traffic we get through our website, and to help us to improve the user experience of our website, on the basis that is in our legitimate interests. We do not consider that our legitimate interest in having a well-functioning website has a disproportionate effect on your rights because we collect minimal information from you which is largely anonymised. We do not use the information we collect to make any decisions about you; and
- that is collected by monitoring and/ or recording communications, on the basis that it is in our legitimate interests. We do not consider that our legitimate interests in maintaining customer/service quality standards, detection of and/or prevention of crime and ensuring that our employees comply with legal obligations and our policies and procedures (including our customer relations practices) has a disproportionate effect on your rights because we collect minimal information about you and do not use the information we collect to make any decisions about you.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will not keep your personal information for longer than we need it for the purposes we have explained above. The Retention period for data will depend on the type of data we hold. The data will be securely deleted in accordance with our data retention policy. We will securely delete the information you give us when registered for our newsletter immediately after you withdraw your consent for us to send you newsletters. We will securely delete the information you give us to process your credit account application 7 years post account closure. We will securely delete the information you give to us when we submit an order for goods or services after 7 years has expired from the date of your last order. We will securely delete any information you give to us when applying for a job or prospective job after 6 months following the competition of the recruitment process.
Where we obtain your personal information during the course of a sale or the negotiation of a sale, unless you have opted-out of marketing texts and newsletters at the time we collected your personal information, we will use your personal information to:
- send marketing texts and newsletters; and
- tailor the marketing and newsletters we send, based on what we think you are most likely to be interested in.
Where we obtain your personal information because you have signed up to receive marketing texts and newsletters, we will use your personal information to send you promotions or updates. You may opt-out of receiving marketing communications at any time. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the Data Protection Officer, Grant and Stone Limited, Unit 2, Mill End Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4AX, by calling 01494 430348 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by unsubscribing using the link in any of our marketing communications. Where you opt-out of receiving marketing communications, we will retain your personal data to the extent necessary to continue performing our contract with you or your organisation, for example, if you have a live credit account but we will not send any marketing to you.
WHO DO YOU SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH?
We use reputable third parties to provide us with support for our internal systems and also to develop and improve our website. We will share your personal information with our suppliers to the extent it is necessary for them to perform their services to us. Most notably this will be with the providers of our IT systems. We consider it is in our legitimate interests to be able to use reputable third-party providers to facilitate us having well-functioning IT systems and website and to fix any issues with our IT systems and website where we have a contract with them which requires them to observe your rights in relation to data protection.
If you have applied for a credit account, we will share your personal information with credit reference agencies for the legitimate interest of establishing your creditworthiness and assessing whether to open your credit account with us. We do this on the basis that is our legitimate interest as a business to credit check our customers and potential customers in order to safeguard our finances. We consider the use of your personal information is proportionate because we will only pass limited information to reputable credit reference agencies.
We may share the personal information that you give us with reputable third party suppliers to the extent necessary to fulfil the contract entered into between us. This personal information will include your name, delivery address, email address and phone number. This information is required for the courier to deliver your order to your chosen delivery address and to be able to contact you with tracking information or to be able to contact you on the delivery day if necessary.
We also use Mail Chimp and Text Local to facilitate the sending of marketing communications and promotions. We consider that our use of your personal information is in our legitimate interests as is proportionate because we only pass personal information to this provider as required to send marketing communications and our newsletter. We do not share your personal information that we have for marketing purposes with any third parties.
WILL YOU TRANSFER MY PERSONAL INFORMATION OUTSIDE THE EEA?
WHAT RIGHTS DO I HAVE OVER MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
You have a number of rights over your personal information, which are:
- the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you are unhappy about the way your personal data is being used – please refer to the ICO’s website for further information about this (https://ico.org.uk/);
- the right to ask us what personal information about you we are holding and to have access to a copy of your personal information;
- the right to ask us to correct any errors in your personal information;
- the right, in certain circumstances such as where our use of your personal information is based on your consent and we have no other legal basis to use your personal information, to ask us to delete your personal information;
- the right, in certain circumstances such as where we no longer need your personal information, to request that we restrict the use
- that we are making of your personal information;
- the right, in certain circumstances, to ask us to review and explain our legitimate interests to you; and
- the right, where our use of your personal information is carried out for the purposes of an agreement with us and is carried out by automated means, to ask us to provide you with a copy of your personal information in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format.
- Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into any secure areas of our website;
- Analytical/performance cookies. 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, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily;
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you; and
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?
GDPR Marketing Policy
GDPR Marketing Policy – V.0 22 April 2021
At Grant and Stone, we strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing. Where you have agreed to receive it, the company may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage, and Profile Data to form a view on goods or services as a marketing tool to target what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which goods, services, and offers may be relevant for you and how Grant and Stone and its associated companies can improve the services we offer to our customers.
We use your personal data for marketing purposes in accordance with your preferences/consent. Dependent on your submitted preferences and consent we may contact you using the following non-exhaustive list of methods:
- Mail Chimp
- Text Local
- Social Media
We do not share personal data with any third-party company for marketing purposes other than distribution at Grant and Stone Ltd and its associated companies.
You may opt-out of receiving marketing communications at any time. You can withdraw your consent by contacting the Data Protection Officer, Grant and Stone Limited, Unit 2, Mill End Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 4AX, by calling 01494 430348 or via email at email@example.com or by unsubscribing using the link in any of our marketing communications.