Privacy Policy

About this policy

AW Hainsworth & Sons Limited (“We”) are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy explains how we handle the personal data which we hold including the personal data which we collect when you use this website at It also explains your privacy rights and how the law protects you including how we comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and other related legislation which relates to the use of personal data.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.

Additional information may be provided on particular pages of this website for example, on any specific pages where we collect personal data and you should also refer to those. We also operate cookies on our website and information about that is also provided separately in our Cookies Policy.

Purpose of this privacy policy

This privacy policy aims to give you information on how we collect and process your personal data when for example you use this website, purchase goods from us or get in touch for any reason, including by phone, email or via this website’s contact form(s).

It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other statements or fair processing notices we may provide on specific occasions when we collect or process personal data so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy policy supplements those other notices and is not intended to override them.

How to contact us

For the purposes of this website and the information collected through it, AW Hainsworth is a data controller and is responsible for your personal data. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us using the following details:

Contact: Becky Edmundson, HR Manager
Address: AW Hainsworth & Sons Ltd, Spring Valley Mills, Stanningley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 6DW.
Tel: +44 (0)113 257 0391

You have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which is the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( We would, however, like the opportunity to assist you with any concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance using the details above.

Your obligations

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

If you provide us with information about any other person, for example any other individuals within your organisation or your business partners, then you must ensure that you have their consent to pass those details to us and for us to use those details in accordance with this privacy policy. You should also make sure that you bring this policy to their attention.

Third-party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. For example, we provide links to our social media pages. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy policies. You should read any policies and other statements on such websites carefully.

We may administer a payment from you via PayPal. We use PayPal as a third-party payment provider. When you make a payment you will be transferred to PayPal’s website and you will be asked to provide certain personal data and financial information such as credit card details. The personal data you provide will be collected and dealt with by PayPal and you should refer to PayPal’s privacy policies and notices in relation to this, for information about how the personal data you provide will be used.

The data we collect about you

Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data which has been anonymised such that a person’s identity is removed.

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data. We operate mainly on a business to business basis. Accordingly, the majority of personal data which we use is provided to us and used by us in the context of our business operations and the business operations of our customers, suppliers and other contacts. The categories of personal data which we use include:

  • Identity and Contact Data such as names, titles and other identifiers together with business addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Technical Data including internet protocol (IP) address, access times, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website. This may also include information about how you use our website and our products and services.
  • Marketing and Communications Data includes preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
  • Career Data including your CV, career history information and references.

If you fail to provide personal data

Where we need to collect personal data by law, under the terms of a contract we have with the organisation you represent or for another lawful reason and you fail to provide that data, we may not be able to fully perform our obligations in accordance with our contract, provide you with the information you require or otherwise properly deal with your request.

How is your personal data collected?

Most of the personal data which we hold is collected directly through the website, for example if you provide certain identity information when you complete the enquiry form on our “Contact” page, or when you complete other forms on our website, such as to order a sample. We may also collect your personal data over the phone or via email.
Some of the technical data which we collect may be collected automatically as you interact with our website, for example via the use of cookies and similar technologies.

Purposes for which we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. The information below explains the purposes for which we use different categories of personal data and the legal basis or bases which we believe applies to those uses. We may process your personal data for more than one lawful basis depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data.