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Privacy Policy

​Howden Group Limited and its affiliated companies ("Howden" or "we", "our" or "us") is committed to protecting the security and privacy of all personal information collected from you whilst providing a personalised service that keeps you up-to-date with issues and services that meet your individual preferences and needs. We therefore conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. This policy (together with our terms of use) and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By using our website, you indicate your consent to the collection and use of such information in accordance with the following Privacy Policy.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 ("the Act"), the data controller is Howden Group Limited (Company Number 472621) having its registered office at One London Wall, London EC2Y 5AB and its principal place of business at Old Govan Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XJ Scotland.

Information We May Collect From You

We may ask you to provide certain information when you use our website. You will know when we are collecting information intended to be kept for future use because the web page will contain a link to this privacy policy. The information collected may include:

•           your name, occupation and job title

•           your C.V. or resume and information relating to any job application

•           postal/e-mail address

•           details about services or products you specifically request

•           details from documents you complete on-line

•           details of your visits to our website including but not limited to traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access

IP Addresses And Cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie. A cookie is a small text file which a website sends to your computer when you visit it. The Cookie is stored on your hard drive so that it can be retrieved by the website when you visit it at a later occasion. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

•           To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

•           To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.

•           To speed up your searches.

•           To recognise you when you return to our site.

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 our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Uses Made of Your Information

We may use information held about you in the following ways:-

•           To ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you

•           To provide you with information on products or services that you request from us or which we may feel may interest you but only where you have consented to be contacted for such purpose

•           To carry out our obligations in respect of any contract entered into between you and us

•           To notify you of changes to our website where appropriate

Where We Store Your Personal Data

The information you provide us with will be held on our computers in the UK and may be accessed by or given to our staff, contractors and agents who act for us for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes set out in this policy or as otherwise permitted by law. This may mean that your information is sent to computers outwith the UK.

By submitting your information to us you agree that the data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for Howden. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the processing of your enquiries and the provision of services. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

This website may contain links that make it easy for users to visit other websites. If the user uses the links to leave this website and visit a website operated by a third party, we do not have any control over that website. Accordingly, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you may provide while visiting such websites. In every case you should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

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The Howden Group Limited Global website uses VeriSign SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certification ensuring secure e-communications for its website users.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 1985.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements or to protect the rights, property, or our safety , our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction or to assist in any investigation into alleged illegal or criminal conduct.

Your Rights

You can choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you before collecting your data if we intend to use it for such purposes. If you have previously not objected to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you can change your mind at any time by writing to:

Webmaster at Howden Group Limited, Old Govan Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XJ or emailing us at

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of personal information that we hold about you but you may be charged a small administration fee of no more than £10 for this information. If you want to make a request or if you believe that any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete you should write to the Data Protection Officer at Howden Group Limited at the above address. Any information which is found to be incorrect will be corrected as soon as possible.

Other Sites

This privacy policy only covers the site. Other links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy.


Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to


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