The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and 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 and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND USE
Alternatively, you may be able to disable some (but not all) Cookies from within your device or browser settings, however that may affect the usability and functionality of the Website. How you can disable Cookies may vary from device to device and browser to browser, but the process can normally be found in preferences, privacy or security settings. For instance, Apple iOS and Android devices have settings which are aimed at limiting forms of ad-tracking. For flash cookies, you can manage your privacy settings by touching or clicking here. Please note however that these settings may not prevent the display of all adverts.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions 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 computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
Other cookies may be stored to your computers 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.
|Processes||Aimed at making the Website work in the way you expect and to improve usability (user experience). For instance, we use a Cookie that tells us whether you have already signed up for an account.|
|Preferences||Aimed at remembering information about how you prefer the Website to behave and look. For instance, we use a Cookie that tells us whether or not you have allowed us to use your device’s geolocation data.|
|Notifications||Aimed at allowing or preventing notice(s) of information or options that we believe may improve your use of the Website. For instance, we use a Cookie that helps us stop displaying the Sign-Up or Register notification if you have already seen it.|
|Analytics||Intended to help us understand how you use the Website. For example, we use a Cookie that allows us to know how our search suggestions correlate to your interactions with the search page.|
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, and or as explained in the document, until a time 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 advise users using such form to email processes 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 your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby 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 are not passed on to any third parties.
This website operates an email newsletter program, 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 do so 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 nor shared with companies / people outside of 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. 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, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far 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 un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed 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 custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
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 nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and 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.
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the 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 owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Other users, entities and third parties on the Website may be able to identify you, or link you with your account, if you include your personal information in your post(s) and make them available publicly. If you’d like to to reduce the risk of being identified personally, you are able to use Website in a pseudonymous manner which may however have a bearing on your credibility. The same caution applies when you invite or find friends on the Website using their personal information. Your therefore remain responsible for use of their personal information.
Furthermore the messages you transmit and or receive on the Website are private as long as you and your friends send them privately and do not make them public.
We follow generally prevalent and accepted industry standards to protect the personal information shared with us, both during transmission and after receipt. Nevertheless, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile or computer devices, and or method of electronic storage of data, is 100% secure. As such, whilst we endeavor to utilise and implement commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we are not able to guarantee its absolute security.
1st Citizen Ltd.
Attn: Directory of Britain Privacy Manager
India House (2nd Floor)
90 John Bright Street
Birmingham B1 1BN
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ACCOUNT TERMINATION, DATA RETENTION, AND TRANSFER