What we do

GCL Direct Limited works on its own behalf and on behalf of various clients, contacting existing and prospective customers using the telephone and other channels. As this involves the processing of personally identifiable data, we comply with the GDPR, which comes into force on 25th May 2018. We are committed to the secure and compliant handling of all data held and processed by the company.

GDPR Legal Basis for Processing

We use data to carry out direct B2B marketing campaigns. The lawful basis we use for this processing is “Legitimate Interest” in accordance with recital 47 of the GDPR.

The ICO recommend that companies using this basis conduct a “Legitimate Interests Assessment” (LIA) and we have done this. GCL Direct Limited complies in full with the TPS and CTPS to prevent unwanted sales and marketing calls.

Who is data shared with?

Personally identifiable data is never shared with any third party other than the client we are working on behalf of.

We never resell or share this data to any other party other than in the circumstances below:

1. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
2. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.
3. In the event that we sell any or all of our business to the buyer.

All data is securely stored and processed within the EU.

Where does the data come from?

The data we process is obtained from several sources. These include yourself, our clients, GDPR compliant data providers and online resources in the public domain.

Right to Rectification

Our work involves the continual updating of data based on interactions we have with customers and prospects to ensure accuracy. We rectify and update information based on what we’re told by the people we communicate with about themselves and their businesses. If you believe that we hold information about you which is incorrect you can also contact us using privacy@gcldirect.com with the subject line “Right to Rectification”.

Right to object

You have the right to object to our processing of your data, which will prevent data associated with your phone number from being processed. Please contact us to request this using privacy@gcldirect.com with the subject line “Right to Object”. We will require your phone number(s) in order to effect this.

Access to Information

You may ask for the data specific to you in the form of a Data Subject Access Request. We will require you to prove your identity in order to release this information. Please contact us to request Access using privacy@gcldirect.com with the subject line – Subject Access Request.

Website Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

Information We Collect

For information collected on behalf of our clients this B2B data is only collected in relation to their business services or goods, this information will be processed under either “Legitimate Interest” in accordance with recital 47 of the GDPR or on a consent basis depending on our clients GDPR policy.

In running and maintaining our website and during the course of our day to day business we may collect and process the following data about you:

  1. Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.
  2. Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you download content or register for information.
  3. Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.
  4. Name and job title
  5. Professional contact information including business email address

Direct Marketing Association

We are a member of the Direct Marketing Association and our processing of your personal data will always be in accordance with the guidance and recommendations of the DMA Code.

Information Commissioner’s Office

GCL Direct Limited protects client data in the same was as it protects all sensitive and personal data, in accordance with the rules and regulations stated in the General Data Protection Act. Our registration number at the Information Commissioner’s Office is ZA302647.

In addition, to meet client requirements we comply with client policies and procedures for data protection and privacy.

Use of Your Information

For information collected on behalf of our clients this B2B data is only collected in relation to their business services or goods, this information will be processed under either “Legitimate Interest” in accordance with recital 47 of the GDPR or on a consent basis depending on our clients GDPR policy.

To opt-out of receiving email marketing communications from us, please email us privacy@gcldirect.com

Storing Your Personal Data

We do our utmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is treated stored securely.
Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically. Sending such information is entirely at your own risk.

Disclosing Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

  1. In the event that we sell any or all of our business to the buyer.
  2. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.
  3. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Third Party Links

On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Contacting Us

Please do not hesitate to contacts us regarding any matter relating to this Privacy Policy