Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give to us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from the 1st April, 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer's hard drive to help the web site and the applications contained therein to respond to you as an individual. The web site and/or application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and storing information about your preferences in a cookie.

For some web sites a web server may not be able to distinguish between different users and their requests. In such circumstances, visitors may not be able to use these web sites if the server is not allowed to store cookies on their computers.

Cookies and the law

On the 26th May 2011 it became illegal in the European Union to place cookies on web site visitors' computers without their consent.

Cookies installed by this web site

This web site itself does not use cookies, though we have implemented Google Analytics on the web site.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a tracking application embedded within a web site that enables web site owners to produce reports on how well their web site is performing. For example, we use Google Analytics to record:

For more information on the cookies that Google Analytics stores on your computer and the contents of them, please visit the Cookies & Google Analytics web site.

If you would rather not have your browsing on this web site tracked by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on to your browser. Please note that if you browse the Internet using several browsers you will have to install this add-on in each browser.

Disabling cookies on your computer

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies from all web sites if you prefer. However, please note that disabling cookies on your computer may prevent you from taking full advantage of the web sites you wish to view. For further information about cookies, and how to control and delete them, please visit the OUT-LAW web site About Cookies.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 and we may make a small charge for each request you make. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible and we will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.