Hambleton Steel Ltd (“Hambleton Steel”) is committed to keeping your information private.

By ‘your information’ we mean any information about you that you or third parties provide to us.

We will retain information collected about you for as long as permitted for legitimate business purposes.

Who is collecting it

Your personal information is obtained from a number sources including web form submissions and client referrals.

Server Logs

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site.

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.


In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyse our user’s usage. You can read more about Google Analytics herehttps://www.google.com/analytics.

You can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on – https://tools.google.com/dlpag... – for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

In order for some of these technologies to work properly, a small data file (“cookie”) must be downloaded and stored on your device.

By default, we use both transient and persistent cookies for purposes of session authentication, security, keeping the user’s preferences (e.g., regarding default language and settings), connection stability (e.g., for uploading media), and generally providing and improving our services.

There are two types of cookies (both used on the site):

Session (Transient) cookies: these cookies are erased when you close your browser, and do not collect information from your computer. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

Persistent (Permanent/Stored) cookies: these cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (i.e based on a set expiration date) or until you delete them.

If you want to delete or block any cookies, please refer to the help and support area on your internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.aboutcookies.org.uk.

Please note that deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies may otherwise adversely affect your user experience.

Our website uses the following cookies:

  • Session cookies
  • Google Analytics cookies
  • Vimeo cookies

How we use your personal data

We keep your contact details on file in order to be able to contact you should we need to, in relation to future communications. We also send limited direct marketing and information about our activities to those people who are clients or prospects.

Collection of sensitive personal information

We do not collect sensitive information.

Who your data will be shared with

We will not share your personal data.

Privacy Policy Principles

Our rule 1: Transparency

We will only collect and use your information where we have lawful grounds and legitimate business reasons to do so. We will be transparent and inform you how we obtain and use your information

Our rule 2: Purpose Limitation

We will specify exactly what the Personal Data collected will be used for and will not use it for any other purpose unless you have been informed.

Our rule 3: Data Minimisation

We will not ask for more information than we need for the purpose for which we are collecting it.

Our rule 4: Accuracy

We will update our records when you inform us that your details have changed and will continually review the quality of our information.

Our rule 5: Storage Limitation

We will implement and adhere to retention policies for your data and securely dispose of it at the end of the retention period.

Our rule 6: Integrity & Confidentiality

We will process your information in a way that ensures appropriate security of the Personal Data, including protection against unauthorised processing, and against accidental loss or destruction. We will use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Personal Data is maintained at all times.

Our rule 7: Accountability

We will demonstrate that the six Data Protection Principles (outlined above) are met for all Personal Data for which we are responsible. We will also train our staff on our privacy obligations.

Our site is protected

Any data you provide is stored through our hosting company’s data storage and databases. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

We have security measures designed to protect the Personal Information you share with us.

Our site is HTTPS secure - this will encrypt information that is sent between your browser and our web server.