Note: This policy only applies to HS’s websites and not to the websites of other companies, individuals or organisations to which we provide links.
You signify your consent to us collecting and using this information by your use of this website. Should for any reason we elect to change our Policy, we will notify you of those changes here, so that you are always kept informed of how we collect and use the information, and when we would disclose it.
Note: The information that you submit may be transferred outside the European Economic Area for processing by HS and its associated companies and to maintain accounts for you at other HS sites. You consent to this transfer.
What and how do we collect information about you and how is it used?
1. We will collect information about your tastes and preferences when you tell us what these are and by analysis of customer traffic.
2. We use information collected about you to help us develop the design and layout of our website to ensure that our sites are as useful and enjoyable as possible.
3. Sometimes we might use the information to let you know about functionality changes to our website, new services or offers that you might find interesting. If you do not wish to receive this information, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Will we disclose the information we collect to third parties?
Your privacy is important to us. We will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party. However, we may share this information with those companies working on behalf of HS. These partners will store and use your information to provide you with services that
a) you have personally requested or
b) HSL feels is necessary about which to keep you informed.
At no point will these partners use your information for any secondary purposes. HS may provide aggregate statistics about our services, customers, traffic patterns and other site information to third parties but these statistics will not include any information that could personally identify you.
HS reserves the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly or to protect itself or its users.
How do we protect your information?
When you input information or request services from us, we offer the use of a fire wall. This lets you input information safely whilst effectively preventing that information from being accessed by unauthorised persons. In addition, we have strict security procedures covering the storage and disclosure of your information in order to prevent unauthorised access to comply with the UK Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.
Customer feedback and complaints
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy issues and the design of our website. Should you have such comments or have a complaint about how we are using your personal data, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.