(Updated 21 May 2018)
In line with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect 25 May 2018, we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and the data we hold on our subscribers.
This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information and how to contact us should you wish to find out what information we hold on you or to tell us you no longer wish to receive communications from us.
(1) What information do we collect?
Our service is free of charge so we do not collect or store any financial information. However, we may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a) information about your visits to and use of this website, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and details of page views;
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us and/or subscribing to our website services and/or email notifications and/or newsletters; and
(c) any other information that you choose to send us.
We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this website to improve the website’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our website and to personalise our website for you. Our advertisers may also send you cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’ and selecting ‘Block All Cookies’. This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
(3) Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(e) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(f) send you by email our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you where you have specifically agreed to this (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications to be sent by emailing us at email@example.com;
(g) provide third parties, such as advertisers, with statistical information about our users but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
(h) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
(4) Other disclosures
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law:
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are or are contemplating selling.
(5) International data transfers
(6) Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on a secure server. You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password.
(7) Policy amendments
(8) Your rights
You may opt out of receiving our email newsletter and any other mailings at any time either via the ‘Opt out’ link at the bottom of our emails or by instructing us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you by emailing us at email@example.com. Please allow 15 working days for us to respond.
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. (In practice, you will either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)
(9) Third party websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(10) Updating information
Please let us know by email to email@example.com if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.