Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?

Cookies

Using your personal data

Other disclosures

International data transfers

Security of your personal data

Policy amendments

Your rights

Third party websites

Updating information

Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our Website visitors; this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) sets out how we will treat your personal information.

1. What information do we collect?

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

  • information about your computer and about your visits to and use of the Website, such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us, these will include your name & email address
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of becoming a Premium Member (including the email address linked to your Paypal account)
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of becoming an Affiliate (which may include details of your business name, trading address, business contact name, contact telephone number, contact email address, company registration number, VAT registration number and/or business insurance)
  • information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our Website services, email notifications and/or newsletters and any other information that you choose to send to us.

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2. Cookies

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Website. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. We may send cookies 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 the 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. 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” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one. For example, automatic login will only be available to users with cookies enabled. In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of the Website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about Website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our Website is used to create reports about the use of the Website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. Back to the top

3. Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on the Website will be used for the purposes specified in this Policy or in relevant parts of the Website. We may use your personal information to:

  • administer the Website;
  • improve your browsing experience by personalising the Website;
  • enable your use of the services available on the Website;
  • manage your account on the Website;
  • send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
  • send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
  • send to 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 to be sent by emailing us at [email protected]);
  • provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user
  • deal with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the Website; and
  • assist in the resolution of disputes relating to the Website (including accessing and disclosing to others information sent using the Website private messaging services).

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. Back to the top

4. Other disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this Policy, we may disclose information about you:

  • to the extent that we are required to do so by law
  • in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings
  • 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)
  • to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling.

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5. International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this Policy. In addition, personal information that you publish via the Website may be accessed from anywhere in the world. If you are in the European Union, information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Union. You expressly agree to such transfers. Back to the top

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 our secure servers, which information will be password-protected. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password. Back to the top

7. Policy amendments

We may update this Policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our Website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. Back to the top

8. Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £0.00). You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email (to [email protected]) at any time. Back to the top

9. Third party websites

The Website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites. Back to the top

10. Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. Back to the top