We believe privacy is an important part of our life, so we want to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience on our website.
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
This document is based on an SEQ Legal template, available at http://www.website-law.co.uk. SEQ Legal supplies a range of commercial contracts and other legal documents, such as precedent website notices.
(2) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation;
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
(c) any other information that you choose to send to us.
We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.
We may send to you the following cookies:
This is a "persistent" cookie. Google Analytics uses this cookie. It keeps track of the number of times a visitor has visited our website pertaining to the cookie, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits.
(2) __utmb and __utmc
The B and C cookies are also from Google Analytics, working together to calculate how long a visit takes. __utmb takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site, while __utmc takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor leaves a site. __utmb expires at the end of the session. __utmc waits 30 minutes, and then it expires. This is because, __utmc has no way of knowing when a user closes their browser or leaves the website, so it waits 30 minutes for another pageview to happen, and if it doesn’t, it expires.
The __utmz cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine was used, and how the visitor was referred, what keyword was used, and where the visitor was located in the world when accessing the website.
This cookie contains information relating to the Members Section of this website and contains permalogin information.
Cookies (2) and (3) are session cookies, whereas cookies (1) and (4) are persistent cookies.
Cookies do not contain any information that will personally identify you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:
(1) to analyse the use of our website;
(2) to improve the website's usability;
(3) Third party cookies
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.
Our service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
(1) to build a profile of your web surfing;
(3b) Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:
(1) in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector
(2) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", and un-checking "Accept cookies from sites" in the "Privacy" box.
Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
(3c) Deleting cookies
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:
(1) in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files;
(2) in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you "clear private data" (this setting can be changed by clicking "Tools", "Options" and "Settings" in the "Private Data" box) and then clicking "Clear private data" in the "Tools" menu.
Obviously, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
(4) Using your personal information
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(e) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(f) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
(g) provide third parties with statistical information about our users - but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
(h) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
(6) Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
(7) Policy amendments
(8) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:
(a) the payment of a fee (please enquire for details); and
(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we may ask you to provide a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus, an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. You will expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes when you sign up for our newsletters, however, we provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
(9) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(10) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
(12) Data controller
The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Aquaventurers.