Privacy Policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. The following privacy policy will explain to you which information is collected while you visit this website and how it may be used. You will also find our contact information should you have questions or concerns related to the treatment of your personal data.

Cookies
Under some circumstances we store information, so-called “Cookies“, on your computer in order to be able to offer certain services or to better understand your preferences and to optimize our website.

Cookies are small text files which frequently contain a unique identifier and which are saved to your disk from a webserver. Cookies contain information which can later be read by the webserver which stored the cookie. They often consist of a series of characters and numbers and sometimes further information which uniquely identifies your computer.

Some cookies are stored only for the duration of your visit to our website, so-called „Session Cookies“. Others, more permanent cookies can remain on your computer after your visit to our website and our website will access them every time you re-visit our website (so-called “ID Cookies”). Some cookies which are stored during your visit to our website can be read and processed by other companies.

You may control the cookies from this website by altering the settings of your web browser to not accept cookies at all, to accept them by request only or by deleting them when you close your browser session. Please note that the use of some services may then be restricted and that some sections of the website will only function correctly with the use of cookies.

 

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
In case of activation of the IP anonymisation, Google will truncate/anonymise the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.

On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

 

Social Plug-ins Facebook
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social networking site facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins can be identified by one of Facebook’s logos (a white “f” on a blue tile or a “thumbs-up” icon), or the phrase “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list of Facebook social plugins and their appearances can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

While visiting our website your browser will contact the Facebook server and load the visual presentation of the plugin as well as present it to you. During your visit Facebook receives information concerning your visit to our website as well as further data such as your IP address.

These activated plugins allow Facebook to know that you have visited this particular page on our website. If you are logged in to Facebook at the time, it can associate your visit to the page to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the ‘Like’ button or by posting a comment, the information you give is then sent directly to Facebook and saved there. If you do not have a Facebook account, it is still possible for Facebook to identify and store your IP address after you have clicked the Facebook note.

To find out more detail about Facebook’s data collection practices and your respective rights and privacy options, please see Facebook’s Data Protection Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you from our website and connect it to your member data saved on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website and clicking the Facebook note.

 

Privacy Policy for the Use of Twitter
Functions from Twitter services are integrated into our webpages. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. By using Twitter and the function “Retweet”, the webpages that you visit will be linked with your Twitter account and made public to other users. Information is also transmitted to Twitter in this way.

We would like to point out that we, as providers of the website, do not receive information about the contents of the transmitted data or their use by Twitter. For more information, please see Twitter’s privacy statement at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy protection settings for Twitter in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings. 

 

Your Rights and Our Contact Information
Should any of your personal information be incorrect then you have the right to have it corrected and to have it deleted or locked should it no longer be required. You may at any time object to the use of your personal data for marketing or market research purposes. You further have the right to know the personal information which is collected.

You can exercise these rights either by contacting our Customer Service Department at 0345 7697 356.

For further information please write to: Name and address of local information security officer: Mark Lockwood or c/o Data Protection Officer plus Vileda House, 2 Chichester Street, Rochdale, Lancashire OL16 2AX