Welcome to the gfirstlep.com website (“the Website”) which is owned and operated by GFirst LEP. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which govern our relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use this website.
The terms ‘GFirst LEP’, 'us' or 'we' refer to the owner of the Website, The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of the Website.
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only and is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.
We may amend these terms and conditions from time to time. Every time you wish to use the Website, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. We may also update and amend the Website from time to time and we will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes.
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on the Website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Every effort is made to keep the Website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Website for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
Your use of any information or materials on the Website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through the Website meet your specific requirements. If you are a consumer user please note that we only provide the Website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the Website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
If you are a business user please note we exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to the Website or any content on it. We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use, the Website; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on the Website. In particular, we will not be liable for:
Whether you are a consumer or a business user we do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so.
The Website contains material that is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
Unauthorised use of the Website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
We may change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
We store your personal information for as long as necessary to complete the application process. If you are successful, your information will be kept as part of your staff record for the duration of your employment.
If you are unsuccessful, your information will be normally kept for six months after the completion of the application process.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
2. Contact information, including email address
3. Demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests
4. Technical information, such as the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, browser you use to access the internet, operating system and device you viewed the Website on.
5. Information about your visit such as length of visits to certain pages, services you viewed or searched for.
It is our policy to limit the information collected to only the minimum information required to complete a user’s request.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
1. For internal record keeping.
2. To improve our products and services.
3. To send promotional emails about new products and services, special offers or other information that we think you may find interesting. We only do this if you opt in to receive such emails.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and although we will do our best to protect personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of personal data transmitted to the Website and any transmission is at the user’s own risk. We do not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses and you are responsible for using your own virus software protection.
Links to other websites
The Website may contain links to other websites of interest. These links are for information purposes only and we are not responsible or liable for any content on any websites which we link to. Furthermore, once you have used these links to leave the Website, you should note that we do not have any control over other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites, and these sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage suffered by you arising from use of such third party websites.
Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
1. Avoid opting in to receiving our e-newsletter if you don't want your email address to be used for direct marketing purposes.
2. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties, unless we are required by law to do so or you give us permission to do so. You may request details of personal information that we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to us. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please either write to or email us. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
The Website and its content is the copyright of GFirst LEP. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
1. You may print, or download to a local hard disk, extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only.
2. You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the Website as the source of the material.
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.
23 July 2019
GFirst LEP appoints two new Board Members
GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, is delighted to announce the appointments of Lorrin White and Ruth Dooley to the Board of Directors.
5 July 2019
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF): Call NOW OPEN to Applications
Are you an organisation with the capability and capacity to deliver an EU funded programme in Gloucestershire? Do you share our vision for a better, more successful county?
10 June 2019
GFirst LEP announces Stroud Growth Hub partner
The Gloucestershire Growth Hub Network is strengthening its presence in the county with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) confirmed as the partner who will manage the forthcoming Stroud Growth Hub, to be housed at SGS Stroud Campus facility.
21 May 2019
Gloucestershire Climate Change Summit
Delegates from across the county came together today to discuss the topic of climate change and what it means for the county.
30 April 2019
We're Recruiting - Board Members
Are you passionate about Gloucestershire, its economic wellbeing and future success?
16 April 2019
U.K. productivity – what is the solution?
Well, in many respects, no solution is needed. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in their latest report ending September 2018 stated “…compared with the same quarter a year ago, labour productivity on an output per hour basis grew by 0.2% and has been growing for the past eight consecutive quarters.” Many would also argue that that regionally, all are struggling to increase productivity compare to 2016 – even give the ‘lag’ in statistics.
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