Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy & Cookie Policy

This policy sets out how GSD (Corporate) Ltd (“GSD”, “We”, “Our”, “Us”) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

GSD are part of Coats Digital, a division of Coats Group plc.

GSD (Corporate) Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this policy.


This website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve it.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that, if you agree to their use, is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or device. They contain information that is transferred to your hard drive. The cookies that we could use can be split into the following categories:

  • Necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of the website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into parts of the website.
  • Analytical cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to the website and to see how they move around within the website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way it works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Third party cookies. These are used by third parties (such as Google) to enable their services to work, for example Google Captcha on forms or Google Maps. See below for more information about Google analytics cookies.

We use the following cookies:

 _utma MetricsGoogle – Used to distinguish users and sessions. 2 Years
 _utmz MetricsGoogle – Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached the site. 6 months
 _ga MetricsGoogle – Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 2 Years
 _gat_gtag_UA MetricsGoogle – Visitor identification 2 Years
 _gid MetricsGoogle -Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.. 24 Hours
moove_gdpr_popup Stores cookie preferences 1 Year
pll_language Remember the language selected by the user when he comes back to visit again the website. 1 Year
cuvid This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits the site, a new __cuid cookie is written with a different visitor unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that the application uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. 2 years from set/update
cusid This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. When a user views a page on the site, the script code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on the site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes. 30 minutes from set/update
cuvon Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page. 30 minutes from set/update
cd_optout_accountkey “accountkey” in the cookie name is a placeholder; this text would correspond to your specific account key. This cookie is generated if a visitor chooses to opt-out of tracking and as long as it is present, we will not generate any web tracking data for this visitor. 6 months from set/update

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Social media Sharing Buttons
We do use sharing buttons in order to make it easier for you to follow our content via your social media pages. These buttons are third-party cookies which are placed onto your device when you visit our website. Even without you clicking on the relevant sharing button, these sites are aware that you have visited our website, and may use this information when building their profile of you, and deciding what advertisements you might like to see. You should check the respective policies of each of these social networks to see how exactly they use your personal information. This process does not involve us collecting or storing any of your personal information ourselves.

Google analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how users make use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other personal information held by Google.

Google Analytics also shows relevant adverts to users who have previously visited us as they browse the web. This enables us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you. You may see GSD in search results pages (using Google Adwords), on YouTube, in banner adverts on Gmail and on other services run by Google.

Any information collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy. If you do not wish to see ads, you can:

  • opt out of Google’s use of cookies through Google’s Ads Settings; or
  • refuse the use of cookies by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

However, please be aware that blocking cookies may affect your ability to use the website. In particular, you may not be able to access all or parts of the website or use the functionalities contained on it.

GSD (Corporate) Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy was last updated on 24th May 2018.



GSD (Corporate) Ltd (“GSD”, “we”, “our”, “us”) are part of Coats Digital, a division of Coats Group plc.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy, together with any other documents referred to in it, sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it.

By visiting this website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us by writing to us at GSD (Corporate) Ltd c/o Fast React Systems (Ltd), Evolution House, Stephensons Way, The Wyvern, Derby, DE21 6LY, telephoning us on +44 1332 668942 or contacting us via e-mail at

Information will not be passed to any third party company outside GSD and of Coats Group plc and its immediate representatives. Unless you tell us otherwise, we will retain your contact details and may send you information about issues relevant to your industry, updates about the products/services we offer and how we can help your business.

We will collect and process the following categories of data about you:

Information you give us
This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our website), browsing the website or bycorresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you sign up to our newsletter service, make an enquiry about our products and services or log a support ticket. If you have interacted with us via social media e.g. by liking our Facebook page, or connecting with us on LinkedIn, we may contact you via those platforms.

The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, as well as preliminary information about your business. Where you have given your consent for us to collect, store and use your personal information, you may revoke this at any time by contacting us using the details given above.

Information we collect about you from other sources
GSD prides itself on deep knowledge of the industry we operate in. This involves conducting research on other companies whom we might like to purchase goods or services from, or whom we may wish to open discussions with about our own offerings. We may gather personal information about you as part of this research e.g. from your publicly available LinkedIn profile, from press articles about you or your company, or from other data sources which are in the public domain like Companies House. We will never collect personal information which is not publicly accessible and will not use it in a way that is privacy-intrusive. We will respect your wishes if you tell us that you do not want to be contacted for these purposes. Please see section 3 below for the legitimate interests we are relying on when collecting your personal information in this way.

Information we collect as part of our contract with you
As a provider of software solutions, we will, from time to time, need to access and hold a copy of customer databases which will likely contain confidential business and personal data. We need to do this in order to be able to perform the contract that we have in place with the customer and more specifically to assist in providing support, developing our software and continually improving functionality and performance. If we do need access to your database, we will tell you. We store your data on secure servers (either at our own premises or in the data centres of trusted third-party providers such as Microsoft Azure). All our employees are bound by strict rules regarding confidentiality and we will never use this customer personal information in a way which you have not authorised.

Technical data
When you visit our website, we may collect technical data about the device you are using, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is used for system administration and to improve the look and feel of our web presence. Please see our Cookie Policy above for more information.

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will rely on the following legal bases to use your personal information:

(a) with your consent;
(b) where we need to perform a contract with you;
(c) where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests (see the “Legitimate Interests” section below); or
(d) where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

All information about you that we collect or receive, whether of a personal or technical nature, may be used by us in the following ways:

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
  • To provide you with information about other goods and services that we offer that are similar or relevant to those that you have already purchased or enquired about, such contact will only be made by email or phone from which you can opt out at any time;
  • To notify you about changes to our services;
  • To administer the Site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, system and security updates, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • To improve the Site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • As part of our efforts to keep the Site safe and secure;
  • To measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you; and
  • To comply with our record keeping and information storage obligations and policy (please see the “Where We Store Your Personal Information” section below for more details).
    Information we receive from other sources. We will combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We will use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive). We will not make any decisions about you by purely automated means.

We may rely on legitimate interests to process your personal information, provided that your interests do not override our own.
Where we rely on legitimate interests, these interests are:

  • (a) to keep our records updated and to study how our website and other services are used;
  • (b) to administer and protect our business and web presence (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting);
  • (c) to inform our marketing strategies; and
  • (d) to grow our business.

We may share your information with:

  • all companies in Coats Group plc, some of which are outside Europe.
  • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website;
  • third party support services, such as, but not limited to project management tools, accounting systems and hosting data centres.

We will disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or
  • to protect our rights, property or safety, or those of our clients or others.

We will transfer your personal information outside of the European Economic Area, however, we will only do so where the transfer is secure and protected by appropriate legal safeguards.

All information that you provide to us is stored on our, or our selected business partners’, secure servers, and we will take reasonable steps to protect your information in accordance with this policy and within applicable data protection law, including (without limitation):

  • installing a secure firewall;
  • using anti-virus protection software;
  • encrypting data; and
  • carrying out regular back-ups.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information transmitted to the Site; and any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We collect and store personal information for purposes connected with our business. As such, we will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary for those purposes. Where we hold your customer database or other personal information regarding your customers, we will only retain this for the length of the contract we have with you.

You have the following rights under law in respect of your personal information:

  • the right to be informed about the collection and use of your personal information;
  • the right of access to your information to verify the legality of our use of it;
  • the right to request that inaccurate or incomplete information about you is rectified;
  • the right to request the deletion or removal of your information where there is no further reason for us to use it (such as you have withdrawn your consent);
    the right to restrict the use of your information;
  • the right to obtain and reuse the information that we have about you for your own purposes;
  • the right to object to certain uses (such as for marketing purposes); and
  • the right not to be subject to a decision that has a legal effect on you that has been based on an automated decision.

Should you wish to exercise any of these rights, you may do so at any time by contacting us at the address given above.

If you feel that your rights have been breached in any way, you should contact us directly. If you are unsatisfied with our response, you may lodge an official complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website ( or by writing to:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

GSD (Corporate) Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy has last updated on 24 May 2018