Who we are
Our website address is: http://gearfactory.co.uk.
Like most website operators, Gear Factory collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Gear Factory’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Gear Factory’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Gear Factory may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Gear Factory also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs or when using our instant chat service. Gear Factory only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Gear Factory’s websites choose to interact with Gear Factory in ways that require Gear Factory to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Gear Factory gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who want to open an online account to manage their kit lits to provide a username and email address. Where as those wishing to hire camera gear from us will need to provide names, email, address details and personal identification documents, amongst others. In each case, Gear Factory collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Gear Factory. Gear Factory does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain rental activities.
Gear Factory may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Gear Factory may monitor the most popular listings on the site or use a spam plugin service to help identify spam. Gear Factory may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Gear Factory does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Gear Factory discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Gear Factory’s behalf or to provide services available at Gear Factory’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using Gear Factory’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Gear Factory will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Gear Factory discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to an insurance claim, subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Gear Factory believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Gear Factory, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Gear Factory website or have hired from us in the past and have supplied your email address, Gear Factory, and our associated companies within the Post Factory Group (The Post Factory, Bloomsbury Film Studio and MyKitPlace) may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Gear Factory and our products. We primarily use our new and blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Gear Factory takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Gear Factory (or The Post Factory Group), or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Gear Factory goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Gear Factory may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Please contact our adminstration team using the email: firstname.lastname@example.org