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Personal Data

We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you

  1. Name;

  2. Date of birth;

  3. Job title;

  4. Profession;

  5. Contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

  6. Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data
  1. Data is given to us by you;

  2. Data is received from other sources;

  3. Data is collected automatically

Data that is collected automatically

To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example

  1. We automatically collect some information about your visit to the website. This information helps us to make improvements to website content and navigation and may include your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.

  2. We will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below headed “Cookies”.

Our use of Data

Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

  1. Internal record keeping;

  2. Improvement of our products/services;

  3. Transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;

  4. Contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the website; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances.

For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we’ll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in:

  1. Soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent that applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services.

  2. For other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a checkbox that we’ll provide.

  3. If you are not satisfied with our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed “ Your rights” below.

When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter such a contract.

 

Cookies!

Unfortunately, these cookies aren’t the kind you eat! These kinds of cookies are the ones that save time by filling in forms or other details for you! If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. When first visiting the site we may ask you to accept cookies so that you can have the best user experience possible, however, you’re able to opt-out or change the access of these cookies in your settings.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. Within 24 hrs this cookie will be deleted.

 

Analytics

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Who we share Data with!

We may share your data with the following groups of people for the following reasons

  1. Our employees, agents and/ or professional advisor this may be to process an order or service in which you have requested.
  2. Third-party payment providers who process payments made over the website, such as WorldPay and PayPal; in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy. (Please refer to the World Pay Privacy Policy and PayPal Privacy Policy)

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