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1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.
2. Personal information
2.1 We may collect and use the following types of personal info:
(a) Information about your visits to and use of this website including but not limited to: your IP address, location, browser type, operating system, referral source and website navigation paths.
(b) Information that you provide to us when registering or subscribing. For example your name and email address.
(c) Information contained in any communication that you send to us or send through our website, including metadata associated with the communication.
2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.
3. Using personal information
3.1 We may use your personal information to:
(a) Administer our website
(b) Personalise the site for you
(c) Enable your use of the services available on our website
(d) Send you our newsletter, if you have requested it. You can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive the newsletter
(e) Send you marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you
(f) Provide third parties with statistical information about our users. Parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information.
(g) Keep our website secure and prevent fraud
3.2 We will not supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.
4. Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors if reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal information:
(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law
(b) In connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings
(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights
5. International data transfers
5.1 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.
5.2 Information that we collect may be transferred to the United States of America , where data protection laws differ to those in force in the European Economic Area.
5.3 You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section 5.
6. Retaining personal information
6.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2 Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights
7. Security of personal information
7.1 We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2 We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure firewalled servers.
7.3 You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
8.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
9. Your rights
9.1 You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity. For this purpose we will accept a photocopy of your passport, certified by a solicitor or bank, plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address.
9.2 We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3 You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
9.4 In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
10. Third party websites
10.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
10.2 We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.
11. Updating information
11.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.