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Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

1.1        We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.

1.2        By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

  1. Collecting personal information

2.1        We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  1. information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths);
  2. information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and newsletters (including your name and email address);
  3. information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication); and
  4. any other personal information that you choose to send to us.
  1. Using personal information

3.1        Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

3.2        We may use your personal information to:

  1. administer our website and business;
  2. personalise our website for you;
  3. send you non-marketing commercial communications;
  4. send you email notifications that you have specifically requested;
  5. send you our email newsletter, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require the newsletter);
  6. send you marketing communications relating to our business (or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you), by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
  7. provide third parties with statistical information about our users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information);
  8. deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;
  9. keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and
  10. verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website

3.3        If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

3.4        We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

  1. Disclosing personal information

4.1        We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

4.2        We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

4.3        We may disclose your personal information:

  1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
  3. 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);
  4. to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
  5. to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information].

4.4        Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

  1. Retaining personal information

5.1        This Section sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.

5.2        Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

5.3        Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

  1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
  3. 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).
  1. Security of personal information

6.1        We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

6.2        We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.

6.3        You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

  1. Amendments

7.1        We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

  1. Your rights

8.1        You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:

  1. the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and
  2. the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

8.2        We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

8.3        You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

8.4        In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

  1. Third party websites

9.1        Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

9.2        We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

  1. Credit

10.1     This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).