I may amend this policy from time to time by updating this page. Therefore, I suggest you check this page occasionally to ensure you are aware of and are happy with any amendments.
What information do I collect?
Personal information may be collected from you in the following way: -
- Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (these are information about your browser, your IP address, your general location as determined from your IP address and provided by your browser, the site from which you come, and the links followed when leaving my site). This information is also collected through cookies via Google Analytics (please see below.)
- I do not collect any personally identifiable information such as; email addresses, name or telephone numbers.
- I do not pass on any data to third parties.
How is the information used?
I use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reason:
- For statistical purposes and analysis for management purposes in order to administer the website or improve my products and services.
Your information will not be disclosed to any third party unless you have given your consent to such disclosure.
I may disclose aggregate statistics about my site visitors in order to describe my services to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.
Sale of business
If this business is sold or integrated with another business any web analytics data may be disclosed to my advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.
Cookies and Log Files
Cookies are text files stored on your computer, and accessible only to the websites which create them.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, however you may delete, or disable cookies by following the instructions at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. Please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you disable cookies.
Further information about cookies can be found on the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s website www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you share my content through social media, for example by liking my site on Facebook, following or tweeting about me on Twitter, or giving me a '+1' via Google Plus, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose.
In some cases, where a page on my website includes content from a social network, such as a Twitter feed, or Facebook comments box, those services may set a cookie even where you do not click a button. As is the case for all cookies, I cannot access those set by social networks, just as those social networks cannot access cookies I set ourselves.
My systems automatically gather some anonymous information about visitors, including IP addresses, browser type, language, and the times and dates of webpage visits. The data collected does not include personally identifiable information and is used, as described above, for statistical analysis, to understand user behaviour, and to administer the site.
The internet is not a secure medium. However I take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your analytics based information.
I have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy. For example, my security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to user information. I use secure server software (SSL) to encrypt my website. Whilst I cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, I use my best efforts to prevent this.
By using my site, you consent to the collection and use of information by me. Owing to the global nature of the internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. However, I have taken the steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information.
How to contact me
To find out more about your rights under the Data Protection Act, visit the Information Commissioner’s website: www.dataprotection.gov.uk or read the Act online at: www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/19980029.htm.