We are committed to protecting your privacy and the privacy of Your Information. We are required by the Data Protection Act 1998 (English Law) (the “Act”) to follow strict procedures to protect personal data. For your protection, we are registered under the Act and have given all the appropriate notifications to the Information Commissioner.
What information do we collect?
When you register with Us, we collect information about you and your usage of the Website including, without limitation, the following: your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, user ID and password and other information in relation to where you work and what kind of a job you do.
The web server also collects data pertaining to every visitor including the IP address, the length of time spent on the Website and pages accessed when visiting the Website.
Message boards, blogs and other public forums
Please note the Website makes message boards, blogs and other such user generated content facilities available to users of the Website and registered users can provide content for and participate in these facilities. Any information that is disclosed in these areas of our Website becomes public information and you should always be careful when deciding to disclose your personal information. For more information, please click on the Website Terms and Conditions and House Rules.
Email a friend and sharing functions
Please note, when you use the email a friend and sharing functions and provide us with personal data (e.g. the name and email address) of a third party, please ensure that you have their consent before giving us their details.
What do We do with Your information?
We will use Your information provided by you to promote a better and more personal service.
We use Your information for purposes which may include the following:
- to help us to provide you with the Services set out in our Website Terms and Conditions as efficiently as possible
- to conduct market research surveys
- to help us to identify the validity of users
- for our internal record keeping
- to monitor compliance with our Website Terms and Conditions
- to allow us to contact users when required
- to provide users with information about products, services, news, webinars, events and special offers that we think may be of interest to users
- to contact users for direct marketing purposes
- to allow users to participate in interactive features of our service, where they choose to do so
- to allow us to contact users with information about our Websites (such communications may include advertisements for third party products)
- to allow us to personalise your visit to the Websites such as providing recommendations and tailored advertising. This includes where we have agreement to store information about you on the devices you use, for example to make some of the adverts you see more relevant to you; if you don’t want to receive this kind of advertising please see the section below regarding cookies.
- dealing with and responding to you about a comment you have submitted for or on our message boards, blogs and other user generated content facilities
We also do research on our users’ interests and behaviour based on the information provided to us when you register to use our Services and whilst you use our Services. This research is compiled and analysed on an aggregated basis. We may keep a record of which products and services you are interested in. We also monitor user traffic patterns and site use.
Also, We disclose aggregated user statistics (for example, 45% of our users bought product x last month) in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Will We pass your information on?
If you have registered for the “online sales enquiries” service and you subsequently provide us with a request or query your request or query is passed on to the relevant supplier together with your e-mail address so that the supplier can contact you direct with an answer to your query or request.
If you have registered for our product brochure ordering service and you subsequently provide us with a brochure order your order will be passed on to the relevant supplier together with your address so that the supplier can send the brochure to you direct.
If you do not want us to forward your e-mail address or address to any third party supplier, please do not opt for the “online sales enquiries” service or the product brochure ordering service.
In addition, we may share Your Information (including email address and phone numbers) with affiliates, business partners, sponsors and trusted industry related third party organisations who offer products or services which we feel may be of interest to you.
We may also disclose Your information (including email address and phone number) to trusted partners and third party suppliers we engage to provide services which involve processing data on our behalf, successors in title to our business or as required by law.
In addition, we disclose Your Information in a non-personal identifying form (generally in the form of statistics) to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties in order to describe our services to them and for them to analyse the use of the Website.
Updating/Unsubscribing/Amending Your Information
We take steps to regularly update and validate Your Information to ensure that the information is accurate and up-to-date.
You can also amend or remove Your Information that you give us via our Website(s) at any time.
You can remove Your Information from our database entirely by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (for www.sourcesecurity.com and www.sourceEN54.eu) or email@example.com (for www.TheBigRedGuide.com) specifying your name, the email address/ telephone number you used to register with us and if referring to a web registration, your user name in the email.
Alternatively, whenever we contact you, (for example to send you an email newsletter which you have requested) you will normally find an email address at the bottom of the email, which you can use to tell us if you no longer wish to receive the newsletter or other communication in question.
You can amend or update your information or personal preferences at any time, or raise comments or questions about privacy issues, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (as applicable).
In order to improve your experience on the Website, we use a feature of your internet browser called a ‘cookie’ to track site usage and remember your settings.
We do not track any personally identifiable information about you from your computer, and we will only gain such information if you have knowingly and willingly provided such information to us.
What is a cookie?
A ‘cookie’ is a very small piece of information in the form of a text file placed on your computer hard drive by lots of the websites that you visit. ‘Cookies’ allow us to help you get the best out of your visit to the website and improve your user experience, for instance by remembering that you have visited before. They can also be used to make sure that the advertising you see is relevant to you.
For further information about ‘cookies’ please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org
- Strictly Necessary Cookies
This categorisation has been defined by The International Chamber of Commerce.
Strictly Necessary cookies
‘Cookies‘ are set to help support the structure of the pages that are displayed to you. These help the Website to function and enhance the look and feel of the Website. They also help to improve navigation around our Website and allow you to return to pages you have previously visited. This type of ‘cookie’ only lasts for the duration of the time you are visiting the Website. When you leave the Website they are deleted automatically.
‘Cookies’ are used to provide aggregated statistics on visitors to our Websites and their browsing behaviour. This enables us to order the Website to make customers’ journeys easier, and if necessary make improvements. The data is aggregated and anonymised, which means we cannot identify you as an individual.
Wibiya toolbar (the bar at the bottom of the Website) uses a cookie to remember whether it is enabled or disabled.
Targeting cookies i.e. Third Party Cookies and Cookies used for Advertising
Google explains the following:
Click here to see Google’s full explanation of how their DFP cookies work.
You can set your browser to accept or reject all specific ‘cookies’. You can also set your browser to alert you each time a ‘cookie’ is presented to your computer. You can delete ‘cookies’ that have been stored on your computer but remember, if you prevent us from placing ‘cookies’ on your computer during your visit, or you subsequently delete a ‘cookie’ that has been placed, it will restrict features of our Website.
By disabling your ‘cookies’ from the browser settings, you will be restricting the ‘cookies’ that we use to manage our, website and this will have an impact on how the website will function. This will apply to all websites once ‘cookies’ are disabled via your browser settings and not only our Websites.
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on's settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
The Website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites and we assume no responsibility whatsoever in respect of such websites. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
We have taken steps to ensure that Your Information is secure to protect against unauthorised access or use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss. Appropriate measures in place include limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as electronic security systems and password protections that guard against unauthorised access.
We may share your information with other companies which are in the same group as Notting Hill Media Limited and/or its affiliated companies.
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