1. Privacy Policy

We are committed to using and managing personal information responsibly and ethically. We will act with integrity and protect the personal and confidential information of others.  We will act with integrity and protect the personal and confidential information of others. We will comply with the data protection laws that apply in the countries in which we operate.

In particular, we have implemented a data protection governance framework that applies across our companies in the European Economic Area (EEA), to ensure that as far as possible, we comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation.  This includes standard procedures for handling personal information, privacy notices, data processor agreements, intra-group data transfer security and processing arrangements, a data inventory containing records of how we process data and the provision of training to our employees.

2. Privacy notices in the EEA

In most circumstances, we will give you a specific privacy notice explaining how we use your personal information.

The standard forms for these are set out below.

However, there are occasions where it is not appropriate to provide a full privacy notice to you, and in these circumstances the relevant standard privacy notice below should give you information that would generally apply to you.

Where there are any parts of the standard notice that refer to a contact person at GKN Wheels & Structures (indicated by the words “Company DP Coordinator”) and this information has not been completed, please contact:

Faisal Jaffri

Global IT Director

GKN Wheels & Structures

Hadley Castle Works



United Kingdom


3. Website users

We do not collect any personal information about general users of the www.autostructuresuk.com website. We use cookies to enhance users’ experience of using the website, but these do not identify personal information about the user.  Please see the cookie policy for information about our use of cookies.

If you subscribe to receive corporate news alerts, a specific privacy notice will be provided to you in connection with that subscription.  If you apply to use a secure portal or extranet that we provide to our business contacts, including suppliers and customers, a specific privacy notice will be provided to you in connection to that application.

4. Cookies

Information about our use of cookies

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

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They can, for example, remember information you have entered on forms when you visit different pages in a single web browser session.

Analytical/performance cookies

These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, allowing us to make amendments to improve the user journey.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you and remember your preferences.

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We may use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the list below:

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. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.


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