Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how I collect, store, use and disclose your personal information in connection with the range and performance of the services that are made available to you (“you”, “your”, or “member”) through the-best-websites.co.uk website (“the Site”).This Privacy Policy is valid and effective for all users and visitors as of May 1st 2012.

This Privacy Policy, together with the terms and condtions, provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you provide, or that is collected from you. This Policy is updated from time to time so please do review it regularly.

I am committed to protecting your privacy and complying with applicable data protection and privacy laws. Throughout this Policy the term "personal data" means information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (i.e. a natural person).

This Privacy Policy applies to personal data collected in connection with products and services offered by or from other interactions with the Site where a link or other reference to this Privacy Policy is made.

I may provide additional or amending privacy information in connection with a particular product or service. Products or services may contain links to other companies' websites and other third party services that have privacy policies of their own. We recommend that you read the privacy policies of such services.

I am not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of any third parties.

By using this website and/or by submitting personal data, you expressly agree to the processing of your personal data in the manner provided in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Site or provide your personal data.

I may collect your personal data typically when you register to receive information, products or services. I will collect personal data only with your knowledge or consent. I may collect and store the following personal information:

  • Your name, email address, geographic information (e.g. city, town, country), website URL(s)
  • If you share your email address with me on any form on this site, I may temporarily add you to my mail list.  You will receive the opportunity to unsubscribe if you so wish
  • Transactional information based on your activities on the Site such as buying products and services
  • Content you generate or that relates to your business or website
  • Technical information from your interaction with our Site, services, content and advertising, including computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, ad data, IP address, access times, the website you linked from, the adverts, banners and other content you viewed, information about your devices and other such technical information your browser provides us with or as may be otherwise collected in connection with certain products and services

I do not seek to collect any information from or engage in any transactions with persons under the age of 13.

I do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.

Through this Privacy Policy, you agree that I may use your personal information to:

(a) provide the services and customer support you request;
(b) provide information on other products which I feel may be of interest to you, where you have consented to receive such information
(c) identify you and to prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses
(d) resolve disputes, and troubleshoot problems
(e) prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms and Conditions and other applicable policies, rules, and regulations
(f) customise, measure and improve our services, content and advertising;
(g) tell you about our services
(h) deliver targeted marketing and promotional offers based on your communication preferences
(i) compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties

Please be advised that I do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to any advertisers but may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our site visitors.

However, I may disclose your personal information to third parties (a) where I am legally required to disclose your information and/or (b) to assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.

Details relating to any personal data and financial transactions on our Site will be encrypted to ensure its security.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password so that you can access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

I take reasonable steps to keep the personal data accurate and up-to-date and to delete out of date or otherwise incorrect or unnecessary personal data.

While there are always risks associated with providing personal data, whether in person, by phone, via the internet or otherwise, and no technology is completely safe or "tamper" or "hacker" proof, We take appropriate technical and organizational information security measures to prevent and minimize such risks. Such measures include, where appropriate, the use of firewalls, secure server facilities, encryption, implementing proper access rights management systems and processes, careful selection of processors and other technically and commercially reasonable measures to provide appropriate protection for your personal data against unauthorized use or disclosure. Where appropriate, we may also take back-up copies and use other such means to prevent accidental damage or destruction to your personal data.

A cookie consists of a piece of text sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

This Site may use both“session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We use "cookies" (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain of our pages to help analyse web page flow; customise services, content and advertising; measure marketing effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. The use of cookies is intended to provide benefits to you, such as eliminating the need for you to enter your password frequently during a session or the need to re-enter items you place in a shopping cart if you do not finish a transaction in a single visit. The information stored in these cookies will not identify you personally. Persistent cookies may be used to enable the Site to recognise you when you visit.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

I use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

The advertisers/payment services providers may also send you cookies.

The advertising services providers may send you cookies for the purpose of enabling the service of advertisements based on your previous visits to the Site.

From time to time, I may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on the Site. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using the DART cookie. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/ or using the NAI's (Network Advertising Initiative's) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. However, these opt-out mechanisms use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

You mind find links to third party websites on the Site. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. I do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as I have no control over them.

Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information I collect from you. If you disclose your information to others, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. I do not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. I encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

Information that I collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which the Site operates. Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area. In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

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