What information do we collect and how?
We collect personal information from and about you in two ways:
1. Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website. The information that we collect includes information about your browser, your IP address, your general location as determined from your IP address and provided by your browser, any site from which you have come, and the links followed when leaving our site (‘Analytics Data‘).
This ‘more general’ type of information about you is collected through Google Analytics. This data is collected to help us understand how effective our marketing activity is. It is not used to contact you.
2. When we register you on our CRM/email circulation system/database to receive our newsletters and/or circularisations of the assets we sell and / or and when you connect with us or our directors – Paul Brindley or Philip Stokes – via social media sites including Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo or others, or sourced via our data collection efforts.
The information that we collect in 2. will include your name; your position in your company, your company’s name, telephone number and address details; your email addresses, including your private email address and private telephone number if it appears on your social network profiles or if you give it us; the nature of your business (‘Data Type A’) and any other details asked for and which you provide including details of the specific asset(s) or service(s) you are or may be interested in, and your business strategy (Data Type B). We monitor if you receive our emails and whether you open them or not and may contact you accordingly. We record electronically the information you give us and gain in other ways and add to it publicly available data we obtain on the financial strength and strategies of your company from places like your company’s website(s), Companies House and credit rating agencies. We will then use Data Type A and Data Type B to talk to you about assets or services we might be able to provide to or for you.
Disclosure of your data to third parties
From time to time we use a third party telephone marketing company to make calls on our behalf. We will provide them with Data Type A details, so they can contact you. They will not be provided with Data Type B.
We use a variety of internet based mailing systems to send out our circulars/newsletters of available assets and other services. To do this sometimes we have to load your name and email address onto a third party mailing system.
Other than these two instances, your Data Type A and data Type B information will not be disclosed to any third party unless you have given your consent to such disclosure.
We may however disclose aggregate statistics about our site visitors, clients and sales in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.
Unsubscribing and deleting
If at any time you are unhappy with how we use your information, how or how often we contact you, or just simply do not want to hear from us any more, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject box or telephone us on 01902 672323 and talk to Paul, and we will delete you from our records.
Alternatively, when we send out email messages which include an option to unsubscribe, just click on the appropriate link.
If you would like us to destroy the information we hold about you, please let us know by emailing email@example.com with the the word ‘DELETE MY INFORMATION in the subject box. However, please note that if there have been any financial dealings with you, there is a limit on what we can delete – we must retain documents such as copy invoices, details of receipts and payments and supporting information for tax and other legal reasons. Please note that if you ask us to delete your information, we may in our subsequent lead generation efforts contact you afresh – this is unavoidable if we don’t have any information that you have unsubscribed previously.
Other policies/terms you may be interested in
Sale of the business
If our business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.
Cookies are text files stored on your computer, and accessible only to the websites which create them.
Further information about cookies can be found on the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s website www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you share our content through social media, for example by liking us on Facebook, following or tweeting about us on Twitter, or giving us a ‘+1’ via Google Plus, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose.
In some cases, where a page on our website includes content from a social network, such as a Twitter feed, or Facebook comments box, those services may set a cookie even where you do not click a button. As is the case for all cookies, we cannot access those set by social networks, just as those social networks cannot access cookies we set ourselves.
Our systems automatically gather some anonymous information about visitors, including IP addresses, browser type, language, and the times and dates of webpage visits. The data collected does not include personally identifiable information and is used, as described above, for statistical analysis, to understand user behaviour, and to administer the site.
The internet is not a secure medium. However we take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to user information. We use secure server software (SSL) to encrypt financial information you input before it is sent to us, and our database is hosted in a secure data centre. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to prevent this.
By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of information by us. Owing to the global nature of the internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. However, we have taken the steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information. By submitting your information you consent to these transfers.
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