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Privacy Notice

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this notice sets out how we will treat your personal information.

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  • 1. information about your visits to and use of this website;
  • 2. information about any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our services;
  • 3. information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us and/or subscribing to our website services and/or email notifications;

Information about website visits

  • 4. We may collect information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website's usability, and for marketing purposes.
  • 5. We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
  • 6. We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this website, to improve the website's usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our website, and to personalise our website for you.
  • 7. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy notice or in relevant parts of the website.

In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may use your personal information to:

  • 8. improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  • 9. send information (other than marketing communications) to you which we think may be of interest to you by post or by email or similar technology;
  • 10. send to 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 to be sent by using our online form).
  • 11. provide other companies with statistical information about our users - but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

If you do wish to receive any communications from us using the contact details you have provided please do let us know using our online form otherwise we will no longer send you such communications.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. Other disclosures

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy policy, we may disclose information about you:

  • 12. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • 13. in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  • 14. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

Except as provided in this privacy notice, we will not provide your information to third parties.

Security of your personal data

  • 15. We will take precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet but have taken steps to reduce the risk of a data breach.
  • 16. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential. We will not ask you for your password.

Policy amendments

  • 17. We may update this privacy notice from time-to-time in accordance with GDPR by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.
  • 18. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy notice by email.

Your rights

  • 19. You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
  • 20. Unless you have expressly agreed for us to do so we will not process your personal data for marketing purposes. If you do agree to us using your personal data marketing purposes please let us know by using our online form.

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites.

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us using our online form or by post to:

Avocet, Pantiles Chambers, 85 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1XP

 
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