Privacy Policy

What is this privacy policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The policy establishes the different areas where user privacy is affected and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and the owners of the website. In addition, how this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure that necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users during their visit experience. This website complies with all UK national laws and user privacy requirements.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to enhance the user experience when visiting the website. Where applicable, this website uses a cookie control system that allows you, on your first visit to the website, to allow or disallow the use of cookies on your computer/device. This complies with recent legal requirements for websites to obtain the explicit consent of users before leaving or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer/device.

Cookies are small files stored on the hard drive of a user’s computer 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 within this website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and storage of this website’s cookies on their computer’s hard drive, they must take the necessary steps in their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external service providers. This website uses visitor tracking software to better understand how visitors use it.

This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will store a cookie on your computer’s hard drive for the purpose of tracking and monitoring website engagement and usage, but will not store, save or collect any personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for more information. Other cookies may be stored on your computer’s hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or advertisements. These cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, although some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact and Communication

Users who contact this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any personal information requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and securely stored until it is no longer needed or useful, as specified in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form for the email process, but we advise users who use such a form for email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use all information submitted to provide you with additional information about the products/services they offer or to assist you in responding to any questions or requests you may have submitted. This includes using your information to subscribe you to any email newsletter program that the site operates, but only if this has been made clear to you and your express permission has been granted at the time of submission of any form of email process. Or for which you, the consumer, have previously purchased from or requested to purchase from the company a product or service to which the newsletter relates. This is by no means a complete list of your rights as a user with regard to receiving marketing material by e-mail. Your data is not passed on to third parties. 

E-mail newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services provided by this website. Users may subscribe through an automated online process if they wish, but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be processed manually through a prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in accordance with UK spam laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal data relating to subscriptions is held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal data is passed to any third party or shared with any company/individual outside the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of the personal information held about you from this website’s newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held about you, please write to the company address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the email itself. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include: opening emails, forwarding emails, clicking on links within email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no means a complete list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and provide the user with more relevant content based on their activity.

In accordance with UK spam laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, subscribers have the ability to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed in the footer of each email campaign. If an automated unsubscribe system is not available, clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will be detailed instead.

External Links

Although this site attempts to include only quality, safe, and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking on any external links mentioned on this site.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the content of any externally linked website, despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held responsible for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external link mentioned.

Advertising and sponsored links

This website may contain sponsored links and advertisements. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, who may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the ads they serve.

When you click on one of these ads, you will be sent to the advertiser’s website through a referral program that may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be stored on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note that they click on external sponsored links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held responsible for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social media platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms in which this website and its owners participate are accustomed to the terms and conditions as well as privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage on them with due care and caution regarding their privacy and personal data. This website and its owners will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users who wish to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as phone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons that help share web content directly from web pages to the relevant social media platform. Before using such social sharing buttons, users are advised to do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save a webpage’s sharing request through the social media platform’s account, respectively.

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 long urls [web addresses] . Users are advised to use caution and common sense before clicking on any shortened url posted on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite best efforts to ensure that only authentic URLs are posted, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held responsible for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened link.

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