Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice – Tradesmenin 

This policy relates to the privacy of your personal data at Tradesmenin.

About Tradesmenin.

Established in  2016, Tradesmenin is a free online directory for consumers looking to get in touch with tradesmen within their local vicinity. The website is designed to make it as easy as possible for consumers to find the right skill set they need in their desired area. Connecting the right people with each other straightaway.

Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which governs Data Protection, we are required to give you a clear understanding of how and why we process your data, and what our position is, in this relationship

We are the Data Controller. 

As we set the rules and reasons for collecting data from you, we are classed as the Controller of your personal data.  This means it is our responsibility to ensure that the data we collect is controlled effectively and protected at all times.  Should you have any questions about the processing of your data you can contact us directly by emailing: [email protected]

Why we need your personal data and what we need to do with it.

Your personal data will be managed in accordance with the new Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) under the following principles:

  • 1. Lawfulness, Fairness and Transparency:
    • We will process your data in order to provide this website to you and to help us answer any questions that you pose.  We will also use your personal data in connection with the performance of any contract,
  • 2. Purpose Limitation:
    • Your data will only be collected for explicit, contractual and legitimate purposes meaning that as well as using the data to identify and perform any purchase or contract with you, we may use it:
      • Direct market to you about relevant products
      • Financial/transaction information about your subscription
    • If we have collected your information for a specific purpose, we will not use it for anything else unless you have been informed and, where relevant, your permission obtained.
  • 3. Data Minimisation:
    • We will not ask for more information than we need for the purposes for which we are collecting it
  • 4. Data Accuracy:
    • We will update our records when you inform us that your details have changed
  • 5. Storage Limitation:
    • We will only retain your personal data for as long as you are a customer of Tradesmenin and have processes in place to remove the personal data of lapsed members.
  • 6. Integrity and Confidentiality:
    • We have implemented appropriate technical and operational measures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of your personal data

Policies and processes we have to protect your rights as the ‘Data Subject’ 

Under the GDPR you have a number of ‘rights’ which you can exercise at any time.  Should you wish to do so, please contact the person named at the end of this Notice.  These rights might include:

  • the right to a Subject Access Request (also known as a SAR). You can access all of the data we process on you. This will be supplied to you within 1 month from the request being received.
  • the right to rectification – requesting any inaccurate data we hold on you to be corrected. We will make your amendments without undue delay.
  • the right to erasure – where the contract has ended but consent has been obtained to process your data, you may have the right to be forgotten and your personal data erased without undue delay.
  • the right to object/withdraw your consent.
  • the right to restricted processing – you can now request us to stop processing your personal data which can be reversed through consent from you the ‘data subject’.
  • the right to data portability – you can now have your personal data ported from Tradesmenin to another controller
  • the right to object to automated decision making, whereby we may use your data for profiling purposes to make a decision.

Where we cannot comply with one of these rights, or we need additional time to comply, we will provide you with a full explanation within the timescales required by the Regulation.

Transferring personal data 

Due to the nature of the business, we work with a variety of GDPR compliant businesses who act as our processors which store and process your personal data on our instructions. Below is a list of our main categories of processor:

  • Website development and hosting companies
  • Email platforms
  • Financial companies

International Transfers

At no time does your personal information leave the EU.

Talking to us about your rights or this Notice

Should you wish to speak to us about the way we process your data, or wish to exercise your rights as listed above, please contact Tradesmenin Data Protection lead Geoff Bell; by emailing, [email protected]

However if you wish to direct your questions to the ICO, you can find their details at

About Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks for your explicit consent to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie will only use your data to help analyse web traffic and improve your overall experience of the website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to External Sites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


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