The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the websites, applications and website owners.
Furthermore the way our websites and applications process, store and protect user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
Our Websites & Applications
Our websites, applications and their owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of their users throughout their visiting experience.
Our websites and applications comply to the GDPR and all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites and applications to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s device.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s device that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website or application.
This allows to provide the users with a tailored experience within the website or application.
We use a plugin to allow users to opt in or out of cookies which are not explicitly required for our website to function correctly. In addition to this, users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from the website or application on to their device they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from the website and its external serving vendors.
In the case of an application, users are provided an explicit opportunity to refuse to use the application when it first is run on their device.
Our websites and applications use tracking software to monitor their visitors to better understand how they use them.
The software will save a cookie to your device in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website or application, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Other cookies may be stored to your device by external vendors when our websites use referral programs, sponsored links or adverts.
Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer.
No personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Although our websites and applications only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links rendered on our websites and applications.
We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked websites despite our best efforts.
Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and our websites, applications and owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
Our websites and applications may contain sponsored links and adverts.
These will typically be served through our advertising partners, who may have their own detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and our websites, applications and their owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that our websites, applications and their owners participate on are subject to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details.
Our websites, applications nor owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
Our websites and applications may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question.
Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
Our websites, applications and their owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages.
By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: https://goo.gl/d0HrWQ).
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by our websites or applications.
Despite best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore our websites, applications and their owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.