Read the following to understand how your personal data will be used.
Information We May Collect & Process From You
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by us and when you report a problem. Details of your visits to our Site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, web logs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them. Details of transactions you carry out through our Site and of the fulfillment of your orders. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
How We Use The Information
To ensure that content from our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device. To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes. To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us. To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so and to notify you about changes to our service.
Where We Store Your Personal Data
When we use your information, this may involve sending your information around the world and in particular where you are located within the European Economic Area (EEA), this includes sending it outside the EEA. By providing us with your personal information, you agree that we may transfer, store and process your information in this manner. Transmission of information via the internet, just like paper based data, cannot be guaranteed as completely secure. We deploy security measures designed to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site and any transmission is at your own risk. When we receive your information, we will use security features and procedures with the aim of preventing unauthorised access, however, this you understand this cannot be guaranteed in all instances.
Links To Other Websites, Technical & Statistical Information
How Long We Keep & Deletion Of Your Personal Data
We retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was provided. What this means in practice will vary between different types of data so when determining the relevant retention periods, we take into account factors like
legal obligation(s) under applicable law to retain data for a certain period of time,
statute of limitations under applicable law,
potential or actual disputes and guidelines issued by relevant data protection authorities. We securely erase your personal data from our systems when it is deemed not to be required.
What Are Cookies & Which Do We Use?
A cookie is a small piece of information stored as a text file on your computer to improve your user experience and enable the website to remember you for future visits. Cookies can be used for a range of jobs including storing page preferences, improving navigation efficiency, tracking visitors and assisting in targeted advertising. Cookies are designed to make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.
These cookies allow us to recognise, count and see how visitors navigate the site so we can measure site performance and improve the way the website works for increased user-friendliness.
utma – Tracks return visitors to the website.
utmb – Establishes a browsing session has begun.
utmc – Establishes a browsing session has begun.
utmz – Tracks where visitors have originated from and how they navigate around the site.
owa_s – Tracks how visitors use the site.
owa_v – Tracks how visitors use the site.
These cookies are essential for basic site functionality e.g. navigation menus, site preferences. They are anonymous and most are usually deleted when you close your browser.
Third Party Cookies
These cookies are relevant to the usability of any third party features, for example social media, statistics etc. The third party websites may set cookies through our website. The word “party” refers to the domain as specified in cookie; the website that is placing the cookie. So, for example, if you visit www.widgetrus.com and the domain of the cookie placed on your computer is www.widgetrus.com, then this is a first-party cookie. If, however, you visit www.widgetrus.com and the cookie placed on your computer says www.xyz.co.uk, then this is a third-party cookie.
You can block cookies by amending the browser settings that allow you to refuse the placement of all or some cookies on your computer. However, if you amend your browser settings to block cookies (including functional cookies) the site usability may be affected. Please use these links to amend your browser settings: Internet Explorer / Google Chrome / Mozilla Firefox / Safari / Opera
Disclosure Of Your Information
If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data following a formal legal request from law enforcement agencies, government agencies or other similar bodies. If this happens and there is a proper legal basis for providing your information, it will be provided to the requesting organisation. If requests are received for information from government departments, the police and other enforcement agencies. If this happens, and there is a proper legal basis for providing your information, it will be provided to the requesting organisation. We may provide your personal data to any member of our group of companies, our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries if relevant, data processing companies, mailing houses and other third parties working on our behalf whether directly or indirectly. In the event that we sell or buy any business, assets or shares, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business, assets or shares. In some cases the personal data we collect from you may, for the purposes set out above, be transferred outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and such destinations may not have laws which protect your personal data to the same extent as in the EEA. We are required by data protection law to ensure that where we or our “processors” transfer your personal data outside the EEA, it is treated securely and is protected against unauthorised access, loss or destruction, unlawful processing and any processing which is inconsistent with the purposes set out in this document to the best of our abilities and cannot be absolutely guaranteed as it may be impractical to physically vet the business due to their location. If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions; or to protect our rights, property, or safety, or those of our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you before collecting your data if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by not selecting the relevant boxes on the forms we use to collect your data or by following the unsubscribe link on any marketing emails we send you. You can also exercise your right at any time using the information provided on the contact page of our Site.
This document may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you provide personal data to us. We won’t alert you to minor changes, but if there are any major changes we will let you know and where appropriate ask for your consent.