Use of Information, Data Protection and Internet Privacy
The site owners are concerned for the privacy of visitors to its web sites;
protection of privacy is extremely important to us. However, please remember
that the security of information transmitted over the Internet cannot be assured.
The following sections generally describe the types of information collected at our sites and the uses made of it.
Personally Identifiable Information
The site owners collect data and personally identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or other information only when it is voluntarily submitted to us on this site. We may use the information to improve our level of service and the content of our web site; provide you with tips, helpful information, product news and updates; send you samples of products; notify you of new products and services; seek your views on our
products and services and for our own internal purposes.
Please note that by submitting personally identifiable information you are, unless you have otherwise indicated, consenting to such information being processed for the above listed purposes. Further, you agree that unless otherwise stated we shall have the unrestricted right to use and store on its internal systems, whether in or outside the EU, any such information provided by you. In this context please note that your information may cross national borders during processing.
Under relevant data protection legislation (the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK) you are entitled to obtain from us (the Data Controller for the purposes of the data protection egislation) a printout of the data held concerning you and to have any inaccuracies in this data rectified.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information also collected
Non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to track data such as the total number of visits to our web sites, the number of visitors to each page of our web sites, and the domain names of our visitors’ internet service providers. We use this information, which remains in aggregate form, to understand how our visitors use our web sites so that we may improve them. We may also share this information with other companies.
NO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION IS DISCLOSED IN THIS PROCESS.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a set of numbers that is assigned to your computer whenever you log on to your internet service provider or through your organisation’s local area network or wide area network. Web servers automatically identify your computer by the IP address assigned to it during your session online. We may collect IP addresses for the purposes of systems administration and to audit the use of our site. We do not ordinarily link a
Links to Other Web Sites
We may place a “cookie” in your computer’s browser. Cookies are small text files which provide us with information about how often someone visits our site, and what they do during those visits. Cookies do not themselves contain any personally identifiable information but if you provide such information to us, for example by registering with us, it may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your user data under our control. Except as outlined below, only authorised people have access to the information you provide us. Further, we impose strict rules on people who have access either to the databases that store user information or to the servers that host our services. Whilst we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make every effort to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Sharing Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties, we will not sell or rent personally identifiable information to any third party for any purpose. In certain special cases, we may disclose your personally identifiable information in the following circumstances:
(i) sometimes carefully selected third parties are used to provide us with support services in connection with its web sites and such parties may, from time to time, have access to your information to enable them to provide those services to us. Please rest assured that all companies providing such support services are required by us to meet the same high standards of data protection;
(ii) when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to you, or otherwise injuring or interfering with our rights, property or operations, other users of this site, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities;
(iii) when we believe the law requires it, or in response to any demand by law enforcement authorities in connection with a criminal investigation, or civil or administrative authorities in connection with a pending civil case or administrative investigation.
You can request a copy of the information we hold concerning you or revoke your consent to us using your information for the above listed purposes at any time by contacting us.
Last updated 13th August 2004.