1. Your personal information
1.1. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Personal information collected during your visits to our site is processed by us in accordance with applicable data privacy and data protection legislation.
1.2. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Doherty IT Solutions Limited of3, Water Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1TJ.
1.3. We collect certain information about you when you visit our site, register to use our site and otherwise. We may collect and process the following information about you:
1.3.1. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site (if applicable), subscribing to any service provided by us, posting material on our site or requesting further services;
1.3.2. if you contact us, we may keep a record of any correspondence;
1.3.3. we may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them; and
1.3.4. details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
2. IP addresses
2.1. We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregated information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
3. Where we store your personal information
4.1. We will implement reasonable physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use and disclosure, including requiring any third party to whom we disclose your personal information to implement similar safeguards.
4.2. The transmission of information via the internet is not secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our site and therefore any transmission is at your own risk.
5. Uses made of the information
5.1. We use information held about you:
5.1.1. to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
5.1.2. to provide you with information, products or services that you request or which we feel may interest you, from us or from third parties, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes including contact by email, post and telephone;
5.1.3. to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
5.1.4. to allow you to participate in interactive features on our site, when you choose to do so;
5.1.5. to notify you about changes to our site or any services; and
5.1.6. for other purposes clearly stated on our site or by another method at the point at which you provide your information to us.
5.3. If you do not want us to use your information as described at condition 5.1.2 above, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please make the appropriate selection on the form on which we collect your information or notify us in accordance with condition 7.1 below.
5.4. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregated information about our users. We may also use such aggregated information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target.
6. Disclosure of your information
6.1. We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
6.2. You agree that we may share your personal information with third parties where:
6.2.1. Doherty IT Solutions Limited or some of its assets are acquired by a third party, where personal information about our users and customers is one of the transferred assets;
6.2.3. you have given your consent, so that such third parties may contact you directly in relation to goods or services which may be of interest to you; and
6.2.4. we use third parties to process personal information on our behalf (for example, we may use a third party to provide website hosting services or to facilitate the provision of information to you or to provide services on our behalf).
6.3. Where third parties process your personal information on our behalf, we will ensure that they have adequate security measures in place and are governed by our privacy policies in respect of the use of your personal information.
7. Your rights
7.1. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your personal information) if we intend to use your personal information for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by making the relevant selection on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise your right at any time by contacting us in writing at 3, Water Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1TJ or by emailing us at [email protected]
7.2. Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites may have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any third party policies, including those of our affiliated companies and group companies. Please check any policies before you submit any personal information to any of these websites.
8. Access to information
8.1. The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10.00 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. We will respond to any access request as soon as reasonably practicable following receipt of payments by cash or cheque made payable to Doherty IT Solutions Limited.