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Privacy Policy


If you are just browsing our website, we will not collect any personal information about you.

If you subscribe to any of our mailing lists, we will use your information to send you the information you have requested.

We use cookies which collect information about the usage and performance of our website. The information that the cookies collect is anonymous (other than your IP address). We use this information to analyse usage of our website by visitors to improve its performance and to inform decisions about content, layout and operation of the website and our services or products.

This notice explains what data we process, why, how it is legal and your rights.


This Privacy Notice applies to personal data collected through our website

This Privacy Notice is provided by Joseph Ash Ltd (‘we’ or ‘us’). We are a ‘controller’ for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“Data Protection Laws”). (The information contained within this Privacy Notice will also pertain to Medway Galvanising Company Limited – T/A Joseph Ash Medway, and Premier Galvanizing Limited who are members of the Joseph Ash Ltd Group.)

We take your privacy very seriously. We ask that you read this Privacy Notice carefully as it contains important information about our processing and your rights.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, how we handle your personal data, or want to exercise any of your rights, please contact:

  • Mick Jackson, IT and Marketing Manager
  • Address: Joseph Ash Ltd, The Alcora Building 2, Mucklow Hill, Halesowen, B62 8DG
  • Telephone number: 0121 504 2560
  • Email:

Changes to the Privacy Notice

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. You should check this Privacy Notice occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access this website.


Personal data provided by you

Visitors only

If you are just browsing our website, we will not collect personal data (other than your IP address collected through our cookies).

We will collect information about your usage of our website through cookies. Please see our Cookie Policy. This information is statistical and aggregated and is not processed for the purpose of understanding your particular usage of the website. We collect this information so that we can:

  1. monitor our website usage to improve its content, layout and performance;
  2. improve our services and products;
  3. understand website usage, visitor statistics, pages of interest to visitors etc.

We also collect personal information when you contact us, send us feedback, respond to event invitations, complete ‘request for information forms’ on landing pages, or complete surveys which we use to improve our services and products in the future.

Marketing / Subscriptions

If you sign up to receive our marketing emails, we will use your name and email address to send you the material you have requested.

You can unsubscribe at any time by contacting us at the details set out above or clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the emails that you receive.

Sensitive personal data provided by you

We do not collect any sensitive personal data about you.

Personal information about other individuals

If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on their behalf and has agreed that you can.


Like any business, we use service providers to operate our website, such as website hosting, website development, website analytics, enquiry functionality and chat functions. Some of these service providers will process your data as part of the services they offer to us. We take steps to ensure that our service providers treat your data in accordance with the law, only use it in accordance with our contract with them and keep it secure. Our third-party service providers are: Lead Forensics, DotDigital, Image+ and Google Analytics.

How we keep your data secure

We strive to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures in order to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss or alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access and any other unlawful forms of processing. We aim to ensure that the level of security and the measures adopted to protect your personal data are appropriate for the risks presented by the nature and use of your personal data. We follow recognised industry practices for protecting our IT environment and physical facilities.


The table below provides details about how long we will process your data.

Data we processHow long this will be held for
[Cookies / Analytics data]5 years
Information from enquiry formsUntil the enquiry has been completed and no further responses are received for a reasonable period. If you are an existing customer, the enquiry may be added to other information that we hold about you as a customer.
Complaints dataFor a period of up to 6 years after resolution of the complaint save where such complaint may lead to a legal claim, in which case this will be held until the expiry of the relevant limitation period. If you are an existing customer, the complaint and its resolution may be added to other information that we hold about you as a customer.
Subscription / marketing requestsUntil you tell us that you no longer wish to receive the subscription or marketing material.


As a data subject, you have the following legal rights:

  • the right of access to personal data relating to you
  • the right to correct any mistakes in your information
  • the right to ask us to stop contacting you with direct marketing
  • the right to prevent your personal data being processed in some circumstances
  • the right to object to processing of your data where processed on the grounds of legitimate interests
  • the right to erasure in some circumstances

If you would like to exercise your rights, please contact us at the details set out above.

We will respond to any rights that you exercise within a month of receiving your request, unless the request is particularly complex, in which case we will respond within three months.

Please note that exceptions apply to some of these rights which we will apply in accordance with the law.

Complaints to the regulator

If you do not think that we have processed your data in accordance with this Privacy Notice, you should let us know as soon as possible. You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Information about how to do this is available on the ICO’s website at