The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned, and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and the website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy. They ensure the necessary steps have been taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
Cookies are small files saved to the user's computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and use of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide users with a tailored experience. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive, they should take the necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion, and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process, but we must advise users using such a form that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products/services they offer, or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates – but only if this was made clear to you and you granted your express permission when submitting any form, or if you, the consumer, have previously purchased from, or enquired about purchasing from, the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details will not be passed on to any third parties.
This website operates an email newsletter program which is used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so, but they do this at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK spam laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties or shared with companies/people outside the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable for this. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include the opening of emails, the forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, and times, dates and frequency of activity (this is not a comprehensive list).
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with UK spam laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated unsubscription system is unavailable, clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will be detailed instead.
Although this website only intends to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to be cautious before clicking any external web links on roughout this website.
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk, and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, who may have privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are bound to the terms and conditions and the privacy policies held by each social media platform.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website and its owners will never ask for personal or sensitive information to be provided via social media platforms, and encourages users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help to share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised that they do so at their own discretion: they should note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners, through their social media platform accounts, may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
Users are advised to exercise caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite our best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking: therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
v.2.0 September 2016
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