Policies and Legislation
The Group 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 privacy statement.
A.G.A. Group Enviro-Fix Limited 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 is effective from 1st September 2018.
What we may collect:
We may collect the following information: name and job title, contact information including email address, demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
What we do with the information we gather:
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail.
We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
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.
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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 other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. 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.
Compliance with other laws/directives
Below is listed some of the main environmental legislation which encompasses the ethos of A.G.A. Group
We use this legislation as a guideline to good working practice and along with being internationally recognised under ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001.
Habitats Directive (92/32/EEC)
The European Community Council Directive on the Conservation of Natural Habitats of Wild Fauna and Flora (92/43/EEC) aims to protect the European Union’s biodiversity. It requires member states to designate Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) – sites of European importance for listed habitats and species. SACs must be maintained at, or restored to, favourable conservation status, and should be protected from damaging plans or projects. The Directive also requires member states to provide strict protection for specified flora and fauna outside of designated sites (i.e. European Protected Species).
Habitats Regulations 1994
The Conservation (Natural Habitats Directive) Regulations 1994 formally transpose the requirements of the Habitats Directive into national law. They build on existing nature conservation legislation for the protection of habitats and species by introducing requirements for assessing plans and projects affecting European designations and licensing certain activities affecting European Protected Species.
Countryside Act 1968
This act imposed a duty on local authorities and other public bodies to have regard to the desirability of conserving the “natural beauty and amenity” of the countryside – including wildlife – in the exercise of their functions relating to land.
Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
This act provides varying degrees of protection for the listed species of flora and fauna, including comprehensive protection of wild birds and their nests and eggs. The act also introduced the designation of Marine Nature Reserves. It also revised the system for designating SSSIs and gave further powers for their protection and the introduction of management agreements.
Protection of Badgers Act 1992
This act consolidated previous badger legislation by providing comprehensive protection for badgers and their sets, with a requirement that any authorised set disturbance or destruction be carried out under licence.
Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
This act strengthens the protection given to SSSIs. It revises the procedures for the notification of SSSIs and for the consenting of operations which may damage the special interest of an SSSI. Local authorities have a new duty to take steps, consistent with the proper exercise of their functions, to further the conservation and enhancement of SSSIs.
The act also strengthens the existing provisions of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 for the enforcement of wildlife legislation, including a new offence of “recklessly” destroying or damaging the habitats of certain protected species.
Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 Directive 85/33/EEC, Amended by 97/11/EC
These regulations (implementing a European Directive) require an Environmental Impact Assessment to be carried out, before planning permission is granted, for certain types of major project which are judged likely to have significant environmental effects.