Use of our website
When you visit our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We collect this information to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and we do so in a way which does not identify anyone. Various parts of our website rely on us being able to accurately identify you and require you to enter certain personal, information, for example, when completing an application form. The data you enter when utilising these facilities will be used for those specified purposes and for assisting us in managing your enquiry only.
We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our group companies, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006. We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any businesses or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
Otherwise, unless you have given your consent, none of the data that we obtain will be provided to third party organisations in anything other than aggregate statistical form. It is not our policy to pass on personal information about our users to third parties unless you have given your consent.
Accessing my information
You have the right to access information held about you, this is known as an Access Request. Any access request may be subject to a reasonable charge to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
All data collected from users is protected against unauthorised access. As required by the Data Protection Act 1998, we follow security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information that you have given to us, in order to prevent, as far as possible, any unauthorised access. However, due to the nature of the medium, we are unable to provide any guarantee that information stored by us will not be subject to unauthorised access and any transmission is at your own risk.
By using our website you consent to the collection and use of information gathered by us through this website. Please leave our website if you do not agree to this.
In the event that we decide to change our policy, we will post these changes on this page so that you can be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and when we disclose it.
This website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or are collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
Cookies are small text files which, via your web browser, are placed on your computer, smartphone or other device you use to access the internet by websites that you visit. They are used to improve your experience of using websites including ours.
There are two main types: 'session' and 'persistent'. 'Session' cookies are temporary and only remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser, when they are deleted. 'Persistent' cookies are stored permanently on your computer until they either expire or are deleted. We use both types.
Cookies are widely used to enable the collection of information, to enable navigation around a website or to make websites work, or work more efficiently. To enhance a user's experience cookies can also be used to remember information so you do not have to retype it each time you visit a website, for example your name and email address, or to remember preferences like the language in which the website is displayed.
We also use 'analytics' cookies to enable better understanding of how the website is used (for example which pages are seen, how often, return visits to the site), so that we can improve and tailor the content of the site.
Most web browsers are usually set up to accept cookies. You can delete cookies and you can usually adjust your browser so that your computer rejects cookies, but please note if you disable cookies some features of our website may not be available. Information about cookies and how to reject them can be found from the Information Advertising Bureau at www.allaboutcookies.org