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Privacy Policy and Cookies2018-03-15T13:17:19+00:00

Almerimar Business Solutions Ltd T/A The Olive Branch

Company number 06757683

Website Privacy Policy

  1. The Policy
    1. This privacy policy (the “Policy”) is for this website: the-olive-branch.co.uk (“Website”) on behalf of: Almerimar Business Solutions T/A The Olive Branch Company number 06757683, with registered offices at 4 Moiradale, Castle Donington, DERBY DE74 2PG (“We” or “Us”) and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how We comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).
    2. This policy sets out to explain areas of this Website that may affect your privacy and personal details, together with how We process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this Website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this Website in order to help you understand how We, this Website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you.
    3. If you have any questions, our contact information is provided in the Resources & Further Information Section below.
  2. The DPA & GDPR – May 2018
    1. We and this Website comply to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already comply to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly post the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
  3. Use of Cookies
    1. Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers’ hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the Website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this Website.
    2. This Website uses cookies to improve the users experience while visiting the Website. As required by legislation, where applicable this Website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer / device.
    3. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this Website on to their computer’s hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this Website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system (if available) upon their first visit.
  4. Website Visitor Tracking
    1. This Website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors’ to better understand how they use the Website. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
  5. Adverts and Sponsored Links
    1. This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, who may have detailed individual privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
    2. “Clicking on” any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this Website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they “click on” sponsored external links at their own risk and We cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by you visiting any external links mentioned.
  6. Downloads & Media Files
    1. Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this Website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify the authenticity of any download using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.
      We accept no responsibility for third party downloads or downloads provided by external third party websites and strongly advise any user to verify the authenticity of any downloads using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.
  7. Contact & Communication With Us
    1. Users contacting Us through this Website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no further use.
    2. Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details provided by you to send you products/services/information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in the Policy above.
  8. E-mail Mailing List & Marketing Messages
    1. We operate an e-mail mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news We supply/publish. Users can subscribe through an on-line automated process where they have given their explicit permission. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in the Policy above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated on-line service, or if this is not available, other means as detailed in the “footer note” of any received marketing messages (or unsubscribe from all Mailchimp lists). The type and content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it may contain third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription.
    2. Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within e-mail marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographic and already stored subscriber data.
    3. The EMS (e-mail marketing service) provider for this Website is [EMS provider] and you can access their privacy policy in the Resources & Further Information Section below.
  9. External Website Links & Third Parties
    1. The aim of this Website is only to include quality, safe and relevant external links, however users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before “clicking on” any external web links mentioned throughout this website. External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites for example: Church Cottage, Llawhadenor celticinst.com.)

 

  1. Uniform Resource Locators (URL) Shortening
    1. URL shortening is a technique used on internet websites to shorten URL’s to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media applications and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users are strongly advised to take caution before “clicking on” shortened URL links and should verify their authenticity before proceeding.
    2. We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website. Users should therefore note they “click on” any external links at their own risk and We cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links.
  1. Social Media Policy & Usage
    1. We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure that We and any staff that We employ conduct themselves accordingly on-line. While We may have official profiles on social media platforms, users are advised to verify authenticity of any such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with these profiles. We will never ask users for any passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with Us on social media.
    2. There may be instances where the Website features social sharing “buttons”. These “buttons” help share internet web content directly from internet web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that, by using these “buttons”, may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the Resources & Further Information Section below.
  2. Resources & Further Information Section
    1. Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
    2. Data Protection Act 1998
    3. Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
    4. The Guide to the PECR 2003
    5. Twitter Privacy Policy
    6. Facebook Privacy Policy
    7. Google Privacy Policy
    8. Linkedin Privacy Policy
    9. Mailchimp Privacy Policy
    10. HR Form Templates
    11. Website Privacy Policy Template
    12. Almerimar Business Solutions T/A The Olive Branch 4 Moiradale, Castle Donington, DERBY DE74 2PG Telephone 0044 1332 811811. E-mail www.the-olive-branch.co.uk
  1. 1.0 March 2018 Edited & customised by: Almerimar Business Solutions Ltd T/A The Olive Branch Company number 06757683