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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.
Section 2 – Cookies
Please refer to our separate Cookies Policy document.
Section 3 – What information do we collect?
We may collect the following personal information:
- Your IP address (in server logs)
- Your name (where it is provided to us in the contact forms on this website)
- Your email address (where it is provided to us in the contact forms on this website)
- Your phone number (where it is provided to us in the contact forms on this website)
Section 4 – What do we use this information for?
Your IP address may be used for diagnostic and forensic reasons on our server or for the purposes of identifying your business name when browsing the site from a corporate network location.
We will use your name and other contact details for the purposes of answering enquiries.
Section 5 – How long will we keep your data?
Your IP address information will be retained in server logs for 30 days and then deleted.
Email address and contact information will be retained for 7 years following completion of any contractual engagement.
Contact information collected for newsletter purposes will be retained until removal is requested by the data subject.
Section 6 – How can I control the use of my data?
You have a wide range of rights as regards your personal data. Under current data protection laws, you have the right to request the following:
The right to erasure of your data (the right to be forgotten).
The right to object (the right to have us stop using your data for a specified purpose)
The right to amendment (the right to have incorrect data amended)
The right to access (to be given a copy of all the data we hold on you in a portable format)
The right to the restriction of processing (to restrict the use of your data)
Rights related to automated processing (we do not conduct any automated processing)
If you have any questions at all about your data or Website Advice’s data protection, please use the following contact information:
Section 7 – How do we protect your data?
We already have the foundations of compliance as the technical and organisational measures required and are a good match to meet, and exceed, the test of “reasonable technical and organisational measures” required under the regulation.
All our staff receive training on information security and data protection, and we take this responsibility very seriously as an organisation.
Section 8 – 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 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.
Section 9 – Email Newsletter
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 email.
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.
Section 10 – External Links
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Section 11 – 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.
Section 12 – 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.