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We utilise cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. Details of the cookies we use and why we use them are outlined below.
The cookies we use
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We use Google Analytics to help us improve the site by collecting information about how visitors use our site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. Generally you have the option to see what cookies you’ve got and delete them individually, block third party cookies or cookies from particular sites, accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is issued or reject all cookies. Visit the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu on your browser to change settings and check the following links for more browser-specific information.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity.
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights please contact us through the Contact form on the website.
Rights under the UK GDPR
Right to object – you have the right to object to us processing your personal data. Based on our legitimate interests stated above, if you ask us to stop processing your personal data on this basis, we will stop processing your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling grounds as to why the processing should continue in accordance with the UK GDPR laws. For direct marketing purposes. If you ask us to stop processing your personal data on this basis, we will stop.
Right of access – you have the right to receive confirmation as to whether your personal data is being processed by us, as well as various other information relating to our use of your personal data. You also have the right to access your personal data which we are processing. We may charge you for exercising this right if the request is a duplication or/and excessive information, however, you will be notified.
Right to rectification – you have the right to require us to rectify any inaccurate personal data we hold about you. You also have the right to have incomplete personal data we hold about you completed, by providing a supplementary statement to us.
Right to restriction – you have the right to restrict our processing of your personal data where the accuracy of the personal data is being contested by you. The processing by us of your personal data is unlawful, but you do not want the relevant personal data erased. We no longer need to process your personal data or the agreed purposes, but you want to preserve your personal data for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claim(s). Or we are processing your data based on our legitimate interest and you object to our processing. On this basis of our legitimate interest and you want processing of the relevant personal data to be restricted until it can be determined whether our legitimate interest overrides your legitimate interest. Where any exercise by you of your right to restriction determine that our processing of personal data is to be restricted, we will then only process the relevant personal data in accordance with your consent and, in addition, for storage purposes and for the purpose of legal claims.
Right to data portability – you have the right to receive your personal data in structured, standard machine-readable format and the right to transmit such personal data to another controller.
Right to erasure – you have the right to require we erase your personal data which we are processing where one of the following grounds applies: the processing is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which your personal data was collected or otherwise processed; our processing of your personal data is based on your consent and there is no other legal ground we can use to process your personal data; you object to the processing and we have no overriding legitimate interest for our processing; the personal data have been unlawfully processed and the erasure is required for compliance with a law which we are subjected to. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF – Tel: 0303 123 1113 should you decide that we have not managed your request as highlighted throughout this policy.
Exercising your rights – You can exercise such rights by contacting us via the Contact Us page on our website.