This policy is a summary of the Marketing and Social Media Practice followed by GCL International that works in accordance with the rules of conduct by the Advertising Standard Agency and the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). Data protection is covered by our Security Policies and compliance maintained with the GDPR, (General Data Protection Regulations); the Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008; and the Advertising Standards Agency’s Code of Non–broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing.
GCL International uses Marketing and social media to communicate, promote and interact with customers and interested parties.
In order to comply with the code of practice all marketing and advertising shall be:
GCL International follows the rules set out in; The Business Protection from Misleading Marketing Regulations 2008 restrict what advertisers can and can’t do. The ASA UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (CAP Code) is the rule book for non-broadcast advertisements, sales promotions and direct marketing communications (marketing communications).
In accordance with the rules of conduct, our business shall not:
In the course of business, GCL International has a website, namely www.gcl.uk and in accordance with the rules our business shall include the following information on our website:
The website shall be regularly reviewed to ensure compliance and all amendments or changes go through an escalated authorisation process. The website, communications and business letters comply with all requirements.
GCL International has a dedicated Management Representative responsible for Marketing, Social Media and Communications within the company and externally to the wider public. The Management Representative has a further responsibility to ensure all activity adheres to the rules of conduct, and it deals promptly and efficiently with any changes in legislation.
GCL International uses Social Media such as a blog, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to engage with customers and interested parties. We engage within these mediums, ensuring at all times that we comply with the rules of conduct. We monitor the use of social media and ensure that all posts (whether posted by GCL International or others) are neither misleading, enticing, defamatory nor derogatory. Any posts of such nature are immediately removed and if necessary, escalated to our board and Impartiality Committee for further action.
When we are using Social Media to promote the company, we are mindful to ensure that it is done in a professional and factual manner which is neither misleading nor false.
All business letters and communications undergo regular review to ensure that they comply with the latest legislation and rules of conduct in addition to relevancy. Our policy complies with the Advertising Standards Agency CAP code.