Last updated: 29 December 2016
The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the policy also details the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information.
This website and its owner takes a proactive approach to user privacy and ensures that the necessary steps are 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, and which track, save and store information about the user’s interactions with and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computer’s hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
This website does not use referral programmes, sponsored links or display adverts. Therefore, no cookies are set for these or similar purposes.
Contact and communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owner do so at their own discretion. Any personal details are provided at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.
This website and its owner uses 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 the website operates. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
This website operates an email newsletter, whose purpose is to inform subscribers about products and services detailed on this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do. This is entirely 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 or shared with third parties beyond the operator of this website. Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you in this website’s email newsletter system.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owner 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, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content and the times, dates and frequency of activity. (This is by no means 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 in each email newsletter.
Although this website only intends to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links provided in this website. (External links are clickable text/banner/image links to other websites.)
The owner of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk, and that this website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Adverts and sponsored links
This website does not include sponsored links or adverts.
Social media platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owner participates on are custom to the terms and conditions, as well as privacy policies, held by each respective social media platform.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage with them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor its owner will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms. They encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website uses social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Before using such social sharing buttons, users are advised that they do so at their own discretion, and should note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page through your social media platform account.
Shortened links in social media
This website and its owner may share web links to relevant web pages through their social media platform accounts. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs (web addresses).
Users are advised to exercise caution and good judgement before clicking on any shortened URLs published by this website and its owner on social media platforms. Despite best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owner cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any such shortened links.