[THIS IS A SAMPLE POLICY PAGE & MUST BE UPDATED TO SUIT YOUR BUSINESS & COUNTRY OF BUSINESS]
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the relevant Data Protection Acts).
We may collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, to process payments online IF APPLICABLE, and second, to provide you with the best possible service.
We will not e-mail you in the future unless you have given us your consent, either explicitly, or by opting in to an email list. We will give you the chance to refuse (or unsubscribe from) any marketing email from us in the future.
The type of information we may collect about you may include:
- your name
- phone number
- email address
- your preferences
We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent.
The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly.
The personal information which we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law.
Cookies and how they Benefit You
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
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- Allowing you to add comments to our site if applicable
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily Like or Share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter, we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. The WordPress cookie plugin used on our site uses a cookie to remember whether you have accepted our cookies.
We use Google Analytics cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site is not working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. Google Analytics also tells us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
If you have any questions/comments about privacy, please contact us.