Privacy and Confidentiality

Confidentiality

Your contact details or correspondence will not be disclosed or shared without your explicit permission.

We are vendor, supplier and service provider independent

If you wish to share content that is particularly sensitive please consider using an encrypted email service such as http://www.hushmail.com/ .

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy governs the use of any details that are provided by visitors.

In layman’s terms:

  1. We will never sell or share your contact details
  2. We hate spam as much as you do and will only send 1-2 email communications per month
  3. We use third party payment processors and never see or store your payment details
  4. If you choose to share details regarding your personal circumstances or company to support a private discussion on our sites – these will only be published if your explicit written permission is received.

Full details as follows:

Privacy & Security

We have created this privacy policy to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of the users of our website. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy, and how we treat personally identifiable information collected from our visitors and users.

What This Policy Covers

This privacy policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information collected by our sites. This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or of persons that we do not employ or manage, including any third-party content contributors bound by contract and any third-party websites to which our sites link.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

You can visit our websites without revealing any personal information. However, we need certain personal information if you wish to purchase our products, receive our newsletters newsletter or use certain services. Where required, this information may include your personal contact information and/or your company contact information. We will use this information to reply to your inquiries, to provide you with requested products and services, to set up your member’s account, and to contact you regarding new products and services. By accessing our services and voluntarily providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information to third parties who work on behalf of our company to provide products and services requested by you. We will share personal information for these purposes only with third parties whose privacy policies are consistent with ours or who agree to abide by our policies with respect to personal information.

We may otherwise disclose your personal information when:

  • We have your express consent to share the information for a specified purpose;
  • We need to respond to court orders or such other legal process;
  • We need to protect the personal safety of the users of our websites or defend our rights or property
  • We find that your actions on our websites violate acceptable usage guidelines for specific products or services.

Consent

If you do not consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information as outlined in this policy, please do not provide any personal information to us. If you have provided personal information to us and no longer consent to its use or disclosure as outlined herein, please notify us using our contact page. We hate spam and offer instant unsubscribe facilities within every communication we send.

Log Files & Cookies

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our readers as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.

Newsletters

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletters, we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe in each newsletter. Please see the ‘unsubscribe’ feature at the bottom of each newsletter. Your email address and registration details are managed and stored in a third party system.

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be considered 100% secure. However, your information is protected for your privacy and security. In certain areas of our websites, as identified on the site, we use industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. We also safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, through access control procedures, network firewalls and physical security measures. Further, we retain your personal information only as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes identified above or as required by law.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will endeavour to communicate our changes in policies fully to our audiences. However we may at any time, without notice to you and in its sole discretion, amend this policy from time to time. Please review this policy periodically. Your continued use of this site after any such amendments signifies your acceptance thereof.

Questions or Suggestions

If you have questions or suggestions about this privacy policy, or your own personal information, please contact us.

Last Updated: 14th May 2013

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