Privacy policy

The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us, and we are committed to safeguarding it. 

This policy explains what we will do with your personal information.

Consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you visit our website permits us to use cookies every time you visit our website.

Collecting Personal Information
The following types of personal information may be collected, stored, and used:

– information about your computer including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, version and operating system
– information about your visits to and use of this website including the referral source length of visit, page views and website navigation paths
– information such as your email address, that you enter when you register with our website
– information that you enter when you create a profile on our website – for example your profile pictures, gender, birthday, relationship status, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details
– information, such as your name and email address, that you enter in order to set up subscriptions to our emails and/or newsletters
– information that you enter while using the services on our website
– information that is generated while using our website, including how often, and under what circumstances you use it
– information relating to the services you use and information you enter onto our website, which includes your name, address, telephone number and email address
– information that you post on our website with the intention of publishing it on the internet, which includes your name, profile pictures and the content of your posts
– information contained in any communications that you send to us by email or through our website, including its communication content and meta data (a set of data that describes other data)
– any other personal data you send to us

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.

Using your personal information
Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website. We may use your personal information for the following:

  1. – administering our website and business
  2. – personalising our website for you
  3. – enabling your use of the services available on our website
  4. – sending you goods purchased through our website
  5. – sending you non-marketing communications
  6. – sending you email communications that you have specifically requested
  7. – sending 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)
  8. – dealing with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website
  9. – keeping our website secure and prevent fraud
  10. – verifying compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website

We will not without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

Disclosing personal information
We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group companies (this means subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information:

  1. – to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. – in connection with any ongoing prospective legal proceedings;
  3. – in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention;
  4. – to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling and 
  5. – to any person we reasonably believe may apply to a court or any other competent authority

    for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

International data transfers
The data that you input into the website will not be transferred internationally. Should this situation change we will inform you and update this policy.

Retaining Personal Information
This section sets out our data retention polices and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.

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.

We will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data: the extent that we are required to do so by law.

  1. If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings
  2. In order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention).

Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall protected) servers.

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you understand any changes to this policy. We notify you of changes to this policy by email.

Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.

We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.

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.

Updating information
Please let us know if the personal data that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date, a session cookie will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored and obtained from cookies.

Please see our Cookies policy for further information.