We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you use our website www.sophiaschoice.co.uk (the “Website”).
We adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and comply with the Act in all our dealings with your personal data. Personal information we hold about you will be held securely in line with our internal security procedures and in accordance with the law.
This policy only applies to our site, www.sophiaschoice.co.uk. If you leave our site via a link or otherwise, you will be subject to the policy of that website provider. We have no control over that policy or the terms of the website and you should check their policy before continuing to access the site.
Information We May Collect From You
We may collect and process the following data about you:
IP Addresses and Cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual and we will not collect personal information in this way.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
To find out more about cookies and how to control them, you can visit the About Cookies website http://www.aboutcookies.org/
Where We Store Your Personal Data
The data that we collect from you will be stored on the secure web server of Bluepark.co.uk and we also keep our own back up copy.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses Made of the Information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Disclosure of Your Information
We will not share your information with any third party organisations except in the following circumstances:
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at Sophia’s Choice, 9 hogshill Street, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3AE or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our site may contain links to and from other websites. We cannot be held responsible for the content of these websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to Information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.