The Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM) is a not for profit membership organisation which works to create the best environment for business and economic growth. Our members include businesses of all sizes operating in the UK. Find more information about us.
Although our members are businesses, not individuals, we do collect and use personal information relating to individuals as part of our activities. This is generally in order to manage our membership and to carry out our wider work representing the interests of businesses in the UK. We also collect personal information about individuals who sign up to our events or surveys or to receive our briefings and who work for or with us.
Confederation of British Metalforming, National Metalforming Centre, 47 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B70 6PY. Tel: 0121 601 6350.
We may collect the following information about you:
Information you give to us. You may give us information about you by filling in a form, contacting us by phone or e-mail or in person. This includes information you provide if you complete a membership form on behalf of a business and if you complete an application form or otherwise apply for a job here, either directly, or via a third party.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Information we receive from other sources. We work closely with other organisations, such as business partners, sub-contractors, analytics providers, search information providers, and we may receive information about you from them. For example, we could gain access to your business contact details via recognised business data providers who collate information from sources including publicly available information such as Companies House. We may also be given your contact details by our primary contact at your organisation, if they think that you would benefit from getting involved with the CBM or benefit from engaging in our activities.
The categories of information we receive from these sources may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number.
We may also collect information about you from publicly available sources, such as media reports, in order to better understand the people who we interact with.
We may combine information we receive from other sources with information you give to us for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
We will use the contact information you have given us to send you important information. This may be by post, email, text message or telephone.
We may also use the information we hold about you in order to provide you with information about other products or services we feel may interest you.
Because we operate primarily with businesses rather than individuals, we do not generally seek your consent to send you marketing communications. We believe that such communications are both in our legitimate interests, to raise awareness of our work and promote our services, and in your interests. However, you do have the right to ask us to stop sending you marketing communications. If you would like to stop receiving these, please contact email@example.com to update your preferences.
These special categories are considered particularly sensitive and so we will only collect and use this information where you have given us your explicit consent or where we consider it necessary to do so. For example, you may choose to tell us about your health condition before attending one of our events. We will only use this information for the particular event or campaign and not for any other purposes.
We will generally keep personal information about you no longer than is needed for us to carry out the functions described in section 2 of this notice. For example:
You also have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
You can exercise this right by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, or by following the link included in each communication you receive from the CBM.
From 25 May 2018, you have additional rights to request from us:
Many of the rights listed above are limited to certain defined circumstances and we may not be able to comply with your request. We will tell you if this is the case.
If you choose to make a request to us, we will aim to respond to you within one month. We will not charge a fee for dealing with your request.
If you are dissatisfied with how we are using your personal information or if you wish to complain about how we have handled a request, then please contact our Data Protection Officer and we will try to resolve any issues you may have.
You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, which is the statutory regulator for data protection law. Find details of how to complain to the ICO.