Privacy Policy

RoofCERT PRIVACY POLICY

This Site at www.roofcert.co.uk (the ‘Site’) is owned and operated by the National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC).  Please review the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions before using the RoofCERT Site.

This Privacy Policy explains how we use the information we collect about you, how you can limit the use of that information, and the procedures RoofCERT has in place for your privacy.

About us

NFRC RoofCERT Roofing Accreditation (also known as RoofCERT) is an accreditation scheme for individual roofing operatives, managed by the NFRC. RoofCERT enables operatives to demonstrate and prove that they have the technical knowledge and essential skills to safely complete projects to a high standard.

 The Privacy Policy set out below shall apply to all users of the Site. The terms ‘you’, ‘your’ and ‘user’ refer to any individual and/or business accessing the Site for any reason. References to ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ are references to RoofCERT.

Consent

By registering on the Site or providing us with your personal information, you are consenting to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by us in the manner set out in this Policy.

Information we collect

When you use our services we may need to collect your personal information, including full name, email and postal address, telephone number, professional title. This information is collected to help us with your registration and ongoing accreditation.

We will not collect personal information beyond what is necessary, but we are legally required to hold some types of information in order to fulfil our business obligations.

In general, we gather information about all of our users collectively, such as what areas of the Site you visit most frequently. To protect your privacy, we use this information anonymously and aggregated with other users’ information. The information collected helps us to determine what features and services are of most benefit to you in order to create the best possible service for you.

 The following are some of the ways we may collect your personal data:

  • Registration on the RoofCERT Site
  • Registration for RoofCERT events
  • Direct contact with the RoofCERT (phone, email, post)
  • Giving us your business card
  • Being shared by your colleagues and/or superiors.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • Assess how engaged our member organisations are
  • Promote our events
  • Provide you with access to the Site
  • Send you information relevant to direct marketing, surveys, events and feedback.

Photography may be taken at RoofCERT events and we will inform you in advance if and when these photographs will be published on our Site. If you do not wish your photograph to be taken, we suggest you inform a member of the RoofCERT staff prior to/at the event.

To request a website account deletion, opt-out of receiving information from us and/or from our database contact us at any time at: Email hello@roofcert.co.uk.

Third Party Service Providers:

The data RoofCERT hold about you may be sometimes shared with third parties. Any sharing is closely monitored and is limited to only what is necessary to deliver our service to you. Some of our trusted third-party service providers can be found below:

CRM & Database
RoofCERT uses a CRM system third party provider, Capsule CRM, to file your personal data. For further information please see Capsule CRM’s Privacy Policy. Capsule CRM is a corporation based within the UK. For Capsule’s Security Statement please click here.

Mailchimp
RoofCERT uses personal data to send to our members requested publications, monthly email updates, together with details of events. We use a third party provider, Mailchimp, to deliver these services. We gather and review statistics around email opening and clicks to improve our reach and content.  For further information please see Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy. Mailchimp is a corporation based outside of the UK; for further information on their compliance with UK and EU regulations please click here.

Online reporting tool
RoofCERT values the views and feedback of its users.  As a consequence, we may from time to time conduct online surveys. Your participation in these surveys is entirely optional. Typically, the information is aggregated and used to develop content. Your contribution to any survey will be anonymous unless otherwise stated in the survey. We collect the above information using an online reporting tool hosted by Survey Monkey. For further information please see Survey Monkey’s Privacy Policy. Survey Monkey is a corporation based outside of the UK; for further information on their compliance with UK and EU regulations please click here. For Survey Monkey’s Security Statement please click here.

IP Addresses and Log Files

RoofCERT may collect IP addresses of visitors to the Site to help diagnose problems with our servers and for system administration. We shall only use these addresses for technical and tracking purposes unless otherwise required by the law. We capture industry standard information contained in the server log file, such as browser type, pages visited, entry and exit points and visit duration solely for the purposes of analysis. Information contained in log files is intended for internal use only and will only be disclosed to our third-party service provider.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that can be used by web sites to make a user’s experience more efficient. The law states that we can store cookies on your machine if they are essential to the operation of this site but that for all others we need your permission to do so.  The Site does use some non-essential cookies.

Cookies used on roofcert.co.uk:
Cookie Description Duration Type
__utma This cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 1years 20days 8hours 28minutes Performance
__utmb The cookie is set by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the JavaScript library executes and there are no existing __utma cookies. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 1years 19days 14hours 57minutes Performance
__utmc The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is deleted when the user closes the browser. The cookie is not used by ga.js. The cookie is used to enable interoperability with urchin.js which is an older version of Google analytics and used in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine new sessions/visits. Performance
__utmz This cookie is set by Google analytics and is used to store the traffic source or campaign through which the visitor reached your site. 1years 19days 19hours 20minutes Performance
__utmt The cookie is set by Google Analytics and is used to throttle request rate. 1years 19days 14hours 57minutes Performance
_wpfuuid This cookie is used by the WPForms WordPress plugin. The cookie is used to allows the paid version of the plugin to connect entries by the same user and is used for some additional features like the Form Abandonment addon. 1years 23days 14hours 55minutes Necessary

We do not use cookies to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used so that we can keep improving it for our users. Without the knowledge we gain from the systems that use these cookies, we would not be able to provide the service we do. This Site uses different types of cookies.

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the Site. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behaviour overall – such as the typical length of stay on the Site or the average number of pages a user views. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our Site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Site, compiling reports on Site activity and providing other services relating to Site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. For further information please see Google Analytic’s Privacy Policy.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can access them through some types of browser. Search in your cookie folders for ‘nfrc.co.uk’ to find our cookies and the Google Analytics cookie if you wish to delete them. More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org. Some third-party cookies are set by services that appear on our pages. They are set by the operators of that service and are not in our control. They are set by Twitter, and inShare (LinkedIn) and relate to the ability of users to share content on the Site, as indicated by these icons: If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can access them through some types of browser. Search in your cookie folders for ‘nfrc.co.uk’ to find our cookie and the Google Analytics cookie if you wish to delete them. More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at AboutCookies.org.

Feedback

Please submit any feedback to helpdesk@nfrc.co.uk. Feedback is used primarily for internal purposes to aid us in improving the Site. Any feedback submitted becomes our property and we may use feedback, such as success stories, for marketing purposes, or to contact you for further feedback on the Site. We will seek your written or email approval before using your personal success story for marketing purposes.

Updating your details and preferences

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. If you would like us to correct or update your information, you must inform us as soon as practicable by contacting us at helpdesk@nfrc.co.uk  or call us at +44 (0)207 638 7663.

Access to your data
If you want to request information about our privacy policy or access the information that we hold about you, please contact us at hello@roofcert.co.uk.

Privacy Policy Changes

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy for the Site, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please email us at hello@roofcert.co.uk.

 Thank you for using the Site.  We hope you find it useful and informative. We look forward to reading your comments and developing the Site for your future use.

 This privacy policy was last updated on 1 May 2019.