This statement is made by us in light of the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, and our responsibilities to you as a “data controller”.
Your use of this website, and your submission of any personal data to us, shall constitute your consent to allow us to process your personal data in accordance with the terms of this policy.
For the purposes of this policy, “personal data” means any personal information (including sensitive personal data) that is capable of identifying you. This information may include your name, address, telephone number, fax number or e-mail address.
If you have submitted your personal data and later decide that you would like us to discontinue processing your personal data, you can choose to “opt-out”.
To opt-out, please send an e-mail headed “opt-out” to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information which may be collected
Personal data may be requested by us, or voluntarily forwarded by you through one of several electronic mail hypertext links or contact forms present in the body of this website.
Sensitive personal data
We shall not request, collect or process any personal data of a sensitive nature from you without first obtaining your express written consent.
In order that we can monitor and improve this website, we may gather certain information about your computer including details of your domain name and IP address, operating system and browser version. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patters, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by way of a “cookie”. A cookie is an element of data that our website can send to your browser, which is then stored on your hard drive.
Any disablement of the cookies function may hinder some of the website functionality, for which we shall not be responsible.
Use of personal data
The personal data collected by us from you, may be utilised by us to:
- Ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
- Process your orders and payments and administer your account.
- Pass information about you to our agents and employees to carry out services for us.
- Notify you about enhancements to our services such as: functionality changes to the website, new services and special features, and offers or competitions we think you will find interesting.
- Market our products and services and those of any third parties.
- Contact you by mail, telephone, email, text message, or any other reasonable method.
Disclosure and use of your personal data by third parties
1. We will only disclose your personal data to parties within The Business Mirror network in order that they may make contact as they deem appropriate to offer and provide business support if you have opted-in to allow us to do so. We may allow other people and organisations to use information we hold about you for the purpose of providing services you have asked for.
As part of the process of selling one or more of our businesses, we may disclose your personal information to prospective buyers. We may also disclose information to legal and debt recovery representatives for debt collection and debt tracing purposes.
We may disclose personal data if required to do so by law or in the good-faith and belief that such action is necessary to:
- Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us;
- Protect and defend our rights or property;
- Act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of other users of the website or the public.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although, we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data when it is being transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we hold your information, we will always take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal data we hold from unauthorised access or improper use. We operate a strict internal security policy with which our employees much comply as a condition of their employment with us.
Sometimes we may need to transfer your personal data to countries which do not provide the same level of data protection as the United Kingdom. If we do need to make such a transfer, then we shall put a contract in place so as to ensure that your personal data is adequately protected.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to request details of your personal data held or processed by us. Please send such requests in writing to the address above, marked for the attention of the data protection compliance officer. Any request must be accompanied by the statutory administration fee of £10.00.
If you believe that any information held by us is incorrect inaccurate or incomplete then you must write without delay to our data protection compliance officer highlighting the corrective action to be taken. If any information is found to be incorrect, it shall be corrected promptly.