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Privacy Policy

At Searches UK we are committed to protecting and preserving the privacy of our visitors when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us.

Our Privacy Policy has been provided and approved by the online solicitors at LegalCentre.co.uk. This Privacy Policy contains an explanation of what happens to personal data that you choose to provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit this site.

Our Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with our terms of website use.We do occasionally update this Policy so please do return and review this Policy from time to time.

Information We Collect

In running and operating this website we may collect and process certain data and information relating to you and your use of this site. This data and information is detailed below:

Details of visits to our website and the pages and resources that are accessd, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data and other communication data that may assist us in understanding how visitors use this website.

Information that visitors provide to us as a result of filling in forms on our website, such as when a visitor registers for information or makes a purchase.

Information provided to us when our visitors communicate with us electronically for any reason.

Use of Your Information

The information we collect is used for our own use in developing our website and also occasionally by advertisers on this site. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

To provide you with information relating to our website, products or our services that you request from us.

To provide you with information on other products that we feel may be of interest to you.

To meet our contractual obligations to you.

To notify you about any changes to our website, including improvements, and service or product changes that may affect our website.

If you are an existing customer, we may contact you with information about goods and services similar to those that you have expressed an interest in previously via our website.

Finally, we may use your data, or allow carefully selected third parties to use your data, so that you can be provided with information about unrelated goods and services which we consider are likely to be of interest to you. We or they may contact you about these goods and services by any of the methods that you consented to at the time your information was collected.

If you are a new customer, we will only contact you or allow third parties to contact you only when you have provided consent and, only by those means you provided consent for.

If you do not want us to use your data for our or third parties use then you wil always have the option to object to such use.

Storing Your Personal Data

Information that we collect may on occasion be transferred and stored outside of the European Union for the purpose of supplying our goods or services to you. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will always take all reasonable precautions to make sure that your data remains secure and is handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers. Details relating to any transactions entered into on our site will be encrypted to ensure its safety.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

Disclosing Your Information

Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any member of our group. This includes, where applicable, our subsidiaries, our holding company and its other subsidiaries (if any).We may also disclose your personal information to third parties:

Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.

Where we are legally required to disclose your information.

To assist fraud reduction and minimise credit risks.

Third Party Links

You mind find links to third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

Access to Information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives all individuals the right to access personal information that is held about them. You can request a copy of any information that we hold about you. Please note that any request for this information may be subject to payment of £10 which covers our administrative costs. Please contact us if you wish to make such a request.

Cookies Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small files that get put on your computer by websites as you surf them. These cookies can store lots of information which can have privacy implications. We like to think all the cookies used on this site are fairly innocuous but that’s for you to judge. Below we have listed each of the cookies that our site sets, grouped together by what they do and with detail as to why we use them. For those that want a little more information, we’ve added information which details the exact purpose of every single cookie we create. Lastly, we’ve included information about the time the cookie is kept on your system (is it kept after you leave the site, to be used when you return − persistent − or deleted once your visit is completed and only used for that visit − session).

Cookies which enable us to anonymously track your journey

Like most websites, we use analytics software, such as Google Analytics. This software gathers anonymous data relating to how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc. We supplement this data with our own analytics, which allow us to do more in-depth analysis of how people use our site. We feel that this information is vital to us, helping us to make the site as easy to use and useful as possible.

CookiePurposePersistent or Session
__utm* familyTracking cookies set by Google Analytics as detailed abovePersistent − Expires after 6 months
wooMeta/wooTrackerTracking for Woopra Analytics on all pages − a similar tool to Google Analytics Persistent − Expires after 2 years
phpSESSIDFor certain functions within our siteSession

Webforms and Enquiry Forms

The form will use a simple cookie to retain details during your session.

CookiePurposePersistent or Session
phpSESSIDUsed to retain information that you enter into a form during your sessionSession

Cookies which allow us to ensure you connect to our site properly

We spend a lot of time and effort ensuring that our site remains available all the time. To do that we have web servers running in many different locations. In order to ensure that your journey through the site is working properly we like to keep you connected to the same locations. It also allows us to spread the load, meaning our site remains as performant as it can be.

CookiePurposePersistent or Session
CookiesenabledChecks to see if the visitor has cookies enabled and if not warns the visitor that the E-Commerce function will not work properlySession

Cookies which make our site function correctly

We have a bunch of features which need to understand what you’ve been doing on the site recently, and to reduce the amount of times you have to do the same thing. For instance, you don’t want to fill in the contact agent form again and again with the same data, so we store that information to reduce the time it takes and to make life easier. All the cookies below perform a similar function.

CookiePurposePersistent or Session
phpSESSIDFor certain functions within our siteSession

Third Party Cookies

We have recommended 3rd party integrations for our clients. We have defined the integrations and the cookies they use below:-

Disqus blog & comments

CookiePurposePersistent or Session
_jidDisqus uses cookies to remember a user's login information so they don't have to login every time they visit a new site using Disqus.Persistent − expires after 6 months

Get Satisfaction Forum plug-in integration

No known cookies active.

Disclaimer

We have no responsibility for 3rd party integrations, apps or plug-ins that may use cookies. If you are running any integrations that are running cookies you as the administrator will need to define these and identify their purpose.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or queries relating to this Privacy Policy then please contact us at Searches UK,1430 Montagu Court, Kettering Parkway, Kettering, Northants, NN15 6XR.

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