Terms of Use

Welcome to the gmpa.org.uk website. 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 together with our privacy policy govern gmpa.org.uk’ relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms of use, please do not use our website. The term ‘gmpa.org.uk.’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website ‘gmpa.org.uk’. The term ‘you’ refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. 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 this 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. Your use of any information or materials on this 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 this website meet your specific requirements. This website contains material which 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. All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence. From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s). Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Privacy Policy GDPR

Draft Date Published: January 02, 2023

Who we are?

Our website address is: https://gmpa.org.uk.

Who is collecting your data?
Your data is collected and controlled by:
 Greater Manchester Pakistani Association (GMPA) Limited (08659940)
Registered Office: Pakistani Community Centre 481 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4NN, United Kingdom.
Telephone: 0161 637 0710

Privacy Statement:

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give GMPA when visiting our website.
GMPA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is completely protected. All information you provide is handled with absolute confidentiality and in accordance with data protection legislation. We will never pass on any of the information you do not intent to provide to any other organisation without your explicit permission and you can be sure that no third parties will ever contact you as a result of your correspondence with us. We have implemented a number of physical, electronic and managerial procedures to protect the information we collect online.

Our Privacy Policy is intended to describe to you how and what data we collect, and how and why we use your personal data. It also describes options we provide for you to access, update or otherwise take control of your personal data that we process.

If at any time you have questions about our practices or any of your rights described below, you may reach our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) and our dedicated team that supports this process by contacting us at privacy@gmpa.org.uk. This mailbox is actively monitored and managed so that we can deliver an experience that you can confidently trust.

What data is being collected?
GMPA cares about your privacy. For this reason, we collect and use personal data and necessary information as it might be needed for us to deliver to you our services, websites and mobile applications (collectively, our “Services”).

Your personal data includes information such as:
Telephone number
Date of birth
Email address
Other data collected that could directly or indirectly identify you.

What We Collect
We collect, store, and process the following types of information on our users so that we can provide the best possible experience when you utilise our services:
•    Various contact information such as your name, address and email
•    Demographic information such as your location, gender and age

When you register at GMPA website
*Password: (crypto hashed, never stored in plain text)
Registration date, last visited date,

When you are using Chat/ Comment on our website:
Name (when provided, if not provided data is anonymized)
Reason of selling
Last visit time
Chat duration
Operating system and browser used
Web pages (on our site) browsed during an open chat

When you contact through inquiry form
We receive email with following information.
Name *
Email *
Subject *
Message *

When you are signing up for our newsletter
E-mail address
When you subscribe for our website (the newsletter software sends the emails to provide you with the best experience and deliver the messages on time)

To leave our mailing list
To leave our mailing list, simply send email to unsubscribe@gmpa.org.uk. GMPA respects your privacy.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How are we collecting it?
The personal data is collected by you inputting the data to our website or using any assoicated service on the website by doing so you are granting us consent/the right to process that personal data in order to provide the service you have signed up to.

Please note additional data might also collected by Live chat software, Google analytics, Bing Analytics, Skype, IMessage, WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WordPress as we use these services to deliver our services.

Providing your data is voluntary, however, due to the scope of our services and their specifics it is necessary in order to provide the services we offer.

Why are you collecting it?
The only reason we collect personal data is to provide the service you are signing up for.
Newsletter – to send you updates about our services, service updates and other information
Chat – to let you communicate with our staff to answer questions you may have and provide online support.
Helpdesk – to provide you with the support and answer any questions you may have regarding our services

What We Do With The information
•    Internal record keeping.
•    It is used in the report generation
•    We use the information to improve our website and services.
•    We may send promotional information about new services or special offers via the contact information you have provided.

How are we using it?
We are using your data to provide you best experience when using our website and our services.
The data will be used for your authentication, debug, collect anonymous stats, and to deliver and to improve the services we provide.
Who will it be shared with?
We use processor services to ensure the highest possible quality of service. Your data can be transferred to the following categories (depending on what services you use):
Electronic payment processors
Accounting software
Google analytics
Software that supports the newsletter
Software that supports contact via chat
Support software
Hosting provider

When we use the services of entities located outside the EU. Your data may be transferred to a third country. We make sure that your data is safe.
You have the option of obtaining a copy of the data. To do this, contact us at privacy@gmpa.org.uk note that all GMPA data processor providers have been checked to be all GDPR-compliant.

How long will we store it?
The data will not be processed longer than the purpose for which it was collected.
If you have agreed, your data will be processed until you withdraw consent to their processing.
If you have created an account then your details will be processed until you delete your account.
If you have made any transactions with us then transaction data for existing legal provisions, the data will be processed in accordance with the applicable legal provisions, e.g. for accounting and tax purposes.
Chat – your data will be processed until you withdraw consent to their processing or delete your account
Google/ Bing analytics – kindly check their data retention duration
Email – as long as consent is not withdrawn (you can click “Unsubscribe” in each email)

What control do I have over it?
If your data is processed on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This does not affect processing until you withdraw your consent.
Consent is provided by our users explicitly when proceeding an action or task (e.g. when they provide user data, contact us using contact forms, sign up to the newsletter, contact us via Chat ).
The only source of data we have is when a user explicitly provides it.
You can always contact us to privacy@gmpa.org.uk to withdraw any consent and/or to request to delete your account or provide you with the information.

Our customers rights regarding GDPR are considered and enforced, including:

Right to be informed:
In this Privacy Policy we inform our users about the use that will be made of their data

Right of access:
Our users can access all their data stored on GMPA website by:
If they have created a user account then by login into their account;
And/or by contacting us on email at privacy@gmpa.org.uk
Right of rectification:
If you want to change anything in your data just contact us at privacy@gmpa.org.uk, we’ll process all your rectification queries

Right of erasure:
If you want to have your account deleted just contact us at privacy@gmpa.org.uk, we’ll process your erasure query within the lawful timescales

Right to restrict processing:
We don’t process the data of our customers (and our customers end-users) except as detailed on this page

Right to data portability:
Our users may contact us anytime at privacy@gmpa.org.uk if they wish to get an export of their personal data as defined under GDPR

Right to object:
We handle all requests on this matter from our users. Our users may contact us anytime at privacy@gmpa.org.uk
The right to lodge a complaint

If you think that your data is being processed illegally, you have the right to file a complaint with ICO UK.

If you agree to receive the newsletter, the services used may collect your data regarding the activity on our site, e.g. visited subpages and the time of visiting them, and on this basis, we choose the time and content of the messages sent. You can unsubscribe from this service by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in each Newsletter message we send.

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you submit information to our database only to be accessible by those authorised with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
Your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting the work, or servicing you, as long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party links or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. One week before changes are applied

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

For more information/ deletion of your data with us please email at info (at) gmpa.org.uk

You can also visit us at Pakistani Community Centre 481Stockport Rd Manchester, UK M12 4NN

Cookies Policy

Cookies are simple text files that contain small pieces of information designed to improve the users experience on a website.
This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. The data gathered is then utilised to improve used as a means of improving our websites usability and performance.
We track user sessions using Google Analytics; to find out more about Google Analytics please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics tracking you can install an add-on for your browser by clicking https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Do we use cookies?
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers systems to recognise your browser and capture and remember certain information
We use cookies to help us remember and process your requests and save your preferences for future visits.
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the website.
The website does not automatically collect any information, except for information contained in cookie files.
Cookies files (so-called “cookies”) are IT data, described in Directive 2009/136 / EC of the European Parliament concerning the processing of personal data and privacy protection in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications) and Article 173 of the Telecommunications Law, in particular, text files that are stored on the Website User’s end device and are intended for use of the Website’s websites. Cookies usually contain the name of the site where they come from, their storage time on the end device and a unique number.

Cookies are used to:
a) adapt the content of the Website pages to the preferences of the User and optimise the use of websites; in particular, these files allow to recognise the device of the Website User and correctly display the site, tailored to his individual needs;
b) create statistics that help to understand how Website Users use sites, which allows improving their structure and content;

The Website uses two basic types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary files that are stored on the User’s end device until logging out, leaving the website or turning off the software (web browser).
“Persistent” cookies are stored on the User’s device for the time specified in the cookie file parameters or until the User deletes them.
In many cases, software used for browsing websites (web browser) allows cookies to be stored in the User’s device by default.

Website Users can change their cookie settings at any time. These settings can be changed in particular in such a way as to block the automatic handling of cookies in the web browser settings. They will inform about their every posting on the Website User’s device.
Detailed information about the possibilities and ways of handling cookies are available in the software (web browser) settings.
The Website Operator informs that changes to cookie settings may affect some of the functionalities available on the Website.
Cookie files are placed in the user’s end device and may also be used by advertisers and partners cooperating with the website operator.
More information about cookies is available in the “Help” section in the browser’s menu.
If the user does not want to receive cookies, he may change the browser settings. We warn you that disabling the cookies necessary for authentication processes, security, maintaining user preferences may make it difficult, and in extreme cases may prevent the use of websites. To manage cookie settings, select the web browser/system from your device and follow their instruction.