Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

We may collect, store and use information about your visits to and use of this website.

2. INFORMATION ABOUT WEBSITE VISITS

We may collect information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability, and for marketing purposes.

We use cookies on this 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 a cookie which may be stored on by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this 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. Our advertisers may also send you cookies.

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.

3. USING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may use your personal information to:

  1. (a) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

  2. (b) send information (other than marketing communications) to you which we think may be of interest to you by post or by email or similar technology;

  3. (c) 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).

  4. (d) provide other companies with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user. We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

4. OTHER DISCLOSURES

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

  1. (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

  2. (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

  3. (c) 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); and

  4. (d) to the purchaser or seller (or prospective purchaser or seller) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling or purchasing.

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

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 privacy policy.

6. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

7. POLICY AMENDMENTS

We may update this privacy 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.

8. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies (or content) of third party websites.

9. CONTACT

You can contact us by email.

Cookies

We use Google analytics cookies to research certain usage and activities on our website. No personal data about you is shared. However, in the course of conducting this research Google analytics may place a unique "cookie" on your browser.

A cookie is a small file which is sent to your browser and stored on your computers hard disc and helps us understand and track your use of the site and where it can improve the information and services provided.

We use session cookies, visitor cookies and traffic and navigation cookies solely to gather information on IP addresses, to analyse trends, administer the site, track users movements on the site, the IP address from which you access the site, the type of browser and operating system used to access the site, the date and time of your access to the site, the pages you visit and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We also use cookies to recognize repeat visitors for statistical / analytical purposes. IP addresses are not linked to other personal data and will not be used to deliver targeted marketing messages. We may also perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e. aol.com, yourcompany.com) to more accurately gauge our users demographics.

The table below lists the cookies we use, describes them and the reason we use them:

USE COOKIE NAME DESCRIPTION

Google Analytics: Determining Visitor Session __utmb __utmc The Google Analytics tracking for ga.js uses two cookies to establish a session. If either of these two cookies are absent, further activity by the user initiates the start of a new session
Google Analytics: Identifying Unique Visitors __utma Each unique browser that visits a page on your site is provided with a unique ID via the ‘utma’ cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor.
Google Analytics: Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation __utmz When visitors reach the site via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to your page, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. The expiration date for the cookie is set as 6 months into the future. This cookie gets updated with each subsequent page view to your site; thus it is used to determine visitor navigation within the site.
Visitor Session cookie sessionid Used by our website to store session data until needed without having to pass data from page to page as variables.
Language cookie django_language Used by our website to store language information.
Cookie information cookie cc_cookie_accept / cc_cookie_decline Used by our website to store whether you have accepted cookies.
Cross site request forgery cookie csrftoken Used by our website to prevent other sites or web pages from submitting forms on this site.

To enable or disable cookies, you will have to follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ facility of your browser’s menu). You may also wish to refer to the website www.allaboutcookies.org.

To disable Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Please note that you may not be able to use or access certain parts of the site or online services if you block the use of cookies.

Following the revision of the EU E-privacy Directive and the new legal requirements on cookies, we are closely following the Information Commissioner’s Office guidance and ensure we are in line with it.