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Privacy Policy

The ESL Group of Companies (ESL) are committed to complying with the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 (GDPR). Looking after the information you share with us is important, and we want you to be confident that we keep and use your data safely and securely. ESL may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. The Customer, Client or Subcontractor should review these terms regularly to review any changes which may have been made. ESL will be known as the ‘Data Controller’ of data you provide to us. By Data Controller means that ESL determines the purposes and way in which any data is, or will be, processed.

How do we use your information?

GDPR allows us to use and share your data only where we have a proper reason to do so. The law says we must have one or more of these reasons and these are:

  • Contract – your account information is processed in order to fulfil a contractual arrangement
  • Consent – where you agree to us using your information in this way e.g. for storing your contact details
  • Legitimate Interests – this means the interests of ESL in managing our business to allow us to provide you with the best products and service in the most secure and appropriate way.
  • Legal Obligation – where there is statutory or other legal requirement to share the information e.g. if requested by the HSE

The following is a list of the ways that we may use your information, and which of the reasons described above we rely on to do so. Where we list legitimate interests as a reason, we also describe below what we believe these legitimate interests are.

What we use your information for

Legal Reasons

Legitimate Interests

Set up your client ESL account

Legitimate interests

Process orders and quotes or associated services

Process supply orders

Fulfilling a contract

Process orders to suppliers or subcontractors

Manage your account / provide customer services

Legitimate interests

Keeping our records up to date, handling our customer contact efficiently and effectively, advising which of our products and services may interest you and telling you about them

Undertake website personalisation and administration

Legitimate interests

Developing products, services, applications and designs that attract and retain customers. Improving customer interaction with our sites. Defining types of customers for new products or services

Notifying you about enhancements to our services, such as changes to the website and new services that may be of interest to you.

Legitimate interests

Developing products, services, applications and designs that attract and retain customers. Improving customer interaction with our sites.

Maintaining network and data security

Legitimate interests

To maintain the security of our network this in turns helps us to maintain the safety and confidentiality of your information

Who we share your information with and why

ESL works with statutory bodies when requested such as HSE  in order to comply with statutory regulations.

Some examples of the categories of third parties with whom we share your data are:

  • Credit companies – we may need to provide your information to these to enable us to assess your suitability as a client.
  • Debt recovery agencies – we may if required use debt collections agencies to recover monies owed.

Keeping in touch with you

We want to keep you up to date with information about us, services and offers and improvements to our website. These will be by email or via our website.

How long we keep your information

The length of time we retain your information it is determined by a number of factors including the purpose for which we use that information and our obligations under other laws.

We may need your information to establish, bring or defend legal claims. For this purpose, we will always retain your information for at least 7 years after the date it is no longer needed by us for any of the purposes listed under ‘How we use your information’ above. The only exceptions to this are where:

  • the law requires us to hold your information for a longer period, or delete it sooner;
  • you exercise your right to have the information erased (where it applies) and we do not need to hold it in connection with any of the reasons permitted or required under the law;
  • we bring or defend a legal claim or other proceedings during the period we retain your information, in which case we will retain your information until those proceedings have concluded and no further appeals are possible; or

What are your rights

You are entitled to request the following from ESL, these are called your Data Subject Rights:

  1. Right of access –to request access to your information and information about how we process it
  2. Right to rectification –to have your information corrected if it is inaccurate and to have incomplete information completed
  3. Right to erasure (also known as the Right to be Forgotten) – to have your information erased.
  4. Right to restriction of processing – to restrict processing of your information
  5. Right to object – to object to processing of your information

If you have any general questions about your rights or want to exercise your rights please contact ESL via

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection regulator in Europe, in particular in a country you work or live or where your legal rights have been infringed. The contact details for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the data protection regulator in the UK, are available on the ICO website Where your information has or is being used in a way that you believe does not comply with GDPR, however, we encourage you to contact us before making any complaint and we will seek to resolve any issues or concerns you may have.

Cookie Notice

This notice is designed to help you understand what cookies are and how ESL uses them.

By continuing to use website you are agreeing to our use of cookies in the manner described in this notice.

The cookies we use fall into four broad types:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in helping you to move around our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

Analytical/Performance Cookies

In order to keep the Site, its services and products relevant, easy to use and up-to-date, we use web analytics services to help us understand how people use our Site.

Details of Third Party Cookies

ESL allows selected Third Parties who participate with us in marketing programs to place cookies when you visit our site.

For details of the Third Party cookies we use please see the table below. Cornerstone Projects Ltd is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of Third Parties or other websites, and we suggest that you check these yourself.

The following Cookies are all used for Analytical and Targeting purposes:

  • Google Tag Manager
  • Google Analytics
  • Linkedin

Opting Out

Website visitors who don’t want their data used by Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser. Learn more about the opt-out and how to properly install the browser add-on here.

Visitors can also opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings


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