This document sets out full information about data the Green Gas Certification Scheme (GGCS) holds about individuals. If you would like to know about data GGCS may be holding about you, please read this document.
The GGCS tracks green gas, primarily biomethane, through the supply chain to provide certainty for those that buy it. The GGCS issues a Renewable Gas Guarantee of Origin (RGGO) for each kWh of green gas injected which can then be traded and sold to a gas consumer.
You can find full details about the GGCS on this website.
The GGCS is administered by Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renewable Energy Association Ltd (www.r-e-a.net).
The GGCS Data Protection Officer is Jesse Scharf. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that all data about individuals will be processed in accordance with the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
In certain circumstances we hold data about individuals during the course of carrying out our role administering the GGCS. We hold this data to assist us in managing your participation in the Scheme, dealing with your inquiries and requests, and administering our records.
All the data about individuals we hold, such as your name, address, telephone number and email address, has been submitted to us by you in one of the following ways:
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We may employ a tracking function within any newsletters we send so that we can monitor at an individual level whether a recipient has opened the email and what content they have clicked on. We only send our newsletter to recipients who have signed up to receive it. Recipients are able to easily unsubscribe from the newsletter if they no longer wish to receive it.
The GGCS website may contain links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the 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.
All the data we hold about individuals has been provided to us by you. We hold this data in order to deliver the services you have requested from us. We do not use your data for any purpose other than that for which you have provided it to us. We will never use the data you have provided us with for marketing purposes, nor will we pass it on to any third parties for marketing purposes.
For the most part the data we hold relates to individuals who are our points of contact at organisations participating in the Scheme. We also hold information on individuals who have expressed an interest in participating in the Scheme, have requested information about the Green Gas sector, who provide services to the Scheme or are partners we work with.
As an individual you have the right to ask us:
To ask us any of these things you should send an email to email@example.com. We will respond to your email within 14 days of receiving it.
Finally, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office should you have reason to consider that GGCS has breached the policy set out in this statement or the regulations which underpin it in any way, here: www.ico.org.uk.
Scheme Participants have the opportunity to share their contact details with other Scheme Participants via the GGCS IS System. It will always be your choice whether you consent to us sharing your data, with whom and for what purpose. You will be obliged to opt-in in writing or online in order to give any consent. We may disclose your data if we are required to do so by law, or in order to enforce our own legal rights.
All Scheme Participants will have signed a letter agreement which includes clauses relating to confidentially. If you are a Scheme Participants (a Gas Producer or a Gas Supplier) or an Associate Member and are unsure of what is included in those clauses please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will not under any circumstances transfer your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Given that, holding data about individuals on the internet, which is a global environment, means that it may be processed outside the EEA. If this were to be the case, the data will always be held securely and in line with the requirements of UK data protection legislation.
Where we process personal data from individuals who are employees or representatives of Scheme Participants the lawful basis for that processing is contractual. This processing is necessary for us to administer the Scheme in an efficient manner, ensuring that participants are able to access the IS system and are kept informed about Scheme developments.
We may process some personal data on the basis that individual has consented to receive communication from the Scheme. Such persons may withdraw their consent at any time.
We will delete any data we hold about individuals after 10 years unless you request in writing within that time to continue to hold your data.
The GGCS website, the IS system and the GGCS CRM database are all protected and have a high level of security. We are committed to ensuring that your data 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 hold.