Privacy Policy

The Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the processing of personal data. The Act requires us to give information about our data processing activities and how we deal with the information that we hold.

Personal data are defined as any information relating to a living individual from which he or she can be identified (such as a person's name, address or date of birth).

The personal data that we collect consists mainly of Members' names, addresses and contact details and any other information necessary for us to be of service to our Members and provide the facilities that our Members require.

 

Data processing

Personal information is held on our database, in back-up form and in archive form. Hard copies of information on our database may occasionally be made where necessary to provide our services. Photocopies may occasionally be made of manual records.

Access to our database is restricted through the use of passwords. Records may be retrieved, consulted, adapted, modified, copied or deleted from time to time. We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep all data accurate and up to date but we rely upon our Members to inform us of any material changes

We will maintain confidentiality in your information even after your Membership has ceased and aside from the categories already mentioned your information will not be disclosed to anyone else except where we are legally compelled to do so, where there is a duty to the public to disclose, where disclosure is necessary to protect the WebBoss Ltd, or any of its associated companies or users interests or where the disclosure is made with your consent or at your request.

 

Cookies

In short:

Cookies are just small bits of data stored by your browser that this website reads and uses to enhance the functionality of your web experience.

Some cookies on this site are essential, and the site won't work as expected without them and can't be avoided.

We also use some non-essential cookies to anonymously keep track of visitors, to enhance your experience of the site or to store any login details if that feature is available. You can see a list of cookies in the table below.

 

Further Reading:

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU Privacy and Communications Directive). This includes information submitted voluntarily by you through a form or gathered automatically as you visit this website.

You should not submit any sensitive or private information through this website except through acknowledged secure areas. The owners of this website accept no responsibility for data submitted through insecure areas of this website.

By submitting your contact details to us, we may contact you or send you marketing or promotional materials. We will give you the chance to refuse any emails from us in the future.

This website uses cookies which are stored on your browser. You can usually modify your browser settings to prevent this happening. However, by disabling cookies, or certain types of cookie, you may hinder your user experience on this and other websites, or prevent them from working entirely. Certain cookies are essential to the functionality of the website and must be set.

Some cookies used on this website are used in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing membership areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping carts or remembering your login details, cannot be provided.

Some cookies used on this website collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often.

These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

Some cookies used on this website allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, shopping cart details, or whether you are viewing the site on a mobile device or desktop) and provide enhanced, more personal features.

These cookies may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Cookies may also be used to improve the user experience and to enable some of the functionality provided by this website.

Please note that some cookies may be placed by third party service providers who perform some of these functions (or other services) for us. Cookies are used on this website for the following third party services: Facebook Like and Share Button, Twitter Follow and Retweet button, Google +1 button, and if videos are embedded from sites such as YouTube of Vimeo etc, they may set their own cookies that are beyond our control. Some of these services may be used to track your behaviour on other websites and we have no control over this.

By continuing to use this website without adjusting your browser's cookie settings, you agree that we can place these cookies on your device.

As is true with most websites, our server will automatically log data regarding each visit such as your IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, and operating system. We may use this information to monitor server errors, server administration or to monitor visitor behaviour. It is not possible for this to be disabled on a per-user basis so you must leave this website if you do not agree to this happening.

This site will comply with the new Do Not Track browser settings, where supported, for certain cookies. Cookies with a red asterisk next to their names will not be set if your browser has Do Not Track enabled, even if you have accepted cookies.

Cookie Name Cookie Type Description When it Expires
PHPSESSID  Essential Encrypted session-key is placed on the browser to give a persistent session for about 30 minutes. Used for Shopping carts, etc. End of browser session
terms Essential Stores the acceptance of the shopping cart Terms and Conditions for a single order (if e-Commerce is active on this website with T&C's). On order completion
or after 30 minutes
AcceptCookies Essential Stores your acknowledgement that this website will store cookies on your computer or device. 1 month
*uniq_ip Non-Essential Stores your IP address to aid in visitor statistics and to stop duplicates too often.

 
3 hours after initial visit
site_view Non-Essential Stores which version of the website you want to view (mobile or desktop version) if you click on the links to change the website type. 2 hours afters after link is clicked
profile Non-Essential Stores profile login data Persistent until logout
w_uid Non-Essential Stores profile login data Persistent until logout
memory Non-Essential Remembers your login to keep you logged into the website
on the next visit
Persistent until logout
*origURL Non-Essential Tracks visitor count to the Blog page (if a blog active on this website) End of browser session

Google Analytics™ Cookies

(Note: These may or may not be active)

__utma  Non-Essential  Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.  2 years from set/update
__utmb Non-Essential Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update
__utmc Non-Essential Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the  __utmb  cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
__utmz Non-Essential Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
__utmv Non-Essential Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar  method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar  method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update

 

Please Note: This list is aims to be as exhaustive as possible, but we cannot guarantee that additional third-party cookies will not exist at some point due to additional site plugins or widgets etc.

More information about cookies can be found here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org and about the new EU regulations, here: http://www.ico.gov.uk. For more information about Google Analytics™ cookies, click hereTo opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit  http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout .

 

This privacy policy applies to this website only and does not apply to any websites that this website may link to.

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