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Privacy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; we understand that all users of our site are quite rightly concerned to know that their data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not fall into the hands of a third party. Our policy is both specific and strict. If you think our policy falls short of your expectations or that we are failing to abide by our policy, do please tell us.

Information may be unlawfully available to hackers and snoopers. We take no responsibility for this. The risk is no different from a similar risk in a bricks and mortar establishment. Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any personally identifiable information collected at this site. If this policy should change in the future (most unlikely), then we shall provide notification in advance, and the opportunity for all users to indicate whether or not they would prefer that we do not provide the information to third parties as proposed.

We do not directly market to anyone under 18 – the website does not sell or market services or products directly.  Such visitors will inevitably visit the site and will be subject to whatever on site marketing – i.e. within the Directory, they find, wherever they visit.

here is a list of the information we collect, and why it is necessary to collect it:

  1. Basic identification and contact information, such as your name and contact details.
    This information, together with any other data you wish to provide to us, is used:
1.1 to provide you with the services which you request;
1.2 to maintain our accounts, for billing with reference to the Directory;
1.3 to enable us to answer your enquiries;
1.4 for verifying your identity for security purposes;
1.5 to help make our web site as useful to you as possible;
1.6 information which does not identify any individual or company may be used in a general way by us or third parties, to provide class information, for example relating to demographics or usage of a particular page or service.
  • Your domain name and e mail address
    are recognised by our servers and the pages that you visit are recorded. This information is used:

    2.1 in a collective way not referable to any particular individual or company, for the purpose of quality control and improvement of our site;
    2.2 to send you news about the services to which you have signed up;
    2.3 to tell you about other of our services.
  • Financial information, including credit card details (if applicable)
    This information is used to obtain payment for services you have ordered from us. This information is never actually received by us. The page where this information is given by you is controlled by our contract merchant service provider.  Such information is automatically encrypted, and later decrypted for use. It never touches our system.
  • The Directory advertising pages and profiles
    These are available to be seen by users throughout the world.  Information, which does not identify any individual, may be used in a general way by us or third parties, to provide class information, for example relating to demographics or usage of a particular page or service.  Some of this information is classified as sensitive information by the UK Data Protection Act 1998.  We make the assumption that in giving this information to us, you consent to our holding it for the duration until you or we decide to remove your advert/profile.
  • Information volunteered by you
    for a particular purpose, for example a company advert or profile, survey  etc.  This information will be used exclusively for the purpose for which you have provided it. Information is disclosed to third parties only where the third party concerned qualifies in whatever way the web site page requires.
  • Affiliate information (if applicable)
    This is information given to us in the course of your business and ours as you have applied to join our affiliate scheme. Such information is retained for business use only. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and of the terms of our relationship. This information is used:

    6.1 to maintain our accounts and affiliate records;
    6.2 for billing;
    6.3 to enable us to answer your enquiries;
    6.4 for verifying your identity for security purposes;
    6.5 to send you news about the services to which you have signed up;
    6.6 to tell you about other of our services.
  • Business information
    This is information given to us in the course of your business and ours such as in relation to your application to partner with us or advertise with us. Such information is retained for business use only.  We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and of the terms of our relationship. It is not used for any other purpose. We expect you and any partner to reciprocate this policy.
  • Disclosure to Government and their agencies
    We are subject to the law like everyone else. We may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorization such as a search warrant or court order.
  • Information request
    At any time you may review or update the personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by contacting us at the address below. To better safeguard your information, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your information.

This confidentiality policy has been compiled so as to comply with current UK, US and EU legislation, so far as we are aware.  If you have any question regarding the confidentiality policy, please contact us :

Bruce Manning
The Studio
Mellow Farm
Hawcross Lane
Redmarley
Glos GL19 3JQ

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