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PRIVACY POLICY

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this web site, www.dwcattery.co.uk and served by Dick Whittingtons Cattery, and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the web site and web site owners. Furthermore the way this web site processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This web site and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This web site complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This web site may in the future use cookies to better the users experience while visiting the web site - we currently do not use cookies. Where applicable this web site will use a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the web site to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer/device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for web sites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user's computer/device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user's computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the web site. This allows the web site, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this web site. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this web site on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this web site and its external serving vendors.

This web site may in the future use tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. Software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the web site, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google's privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this web site uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this web site and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users that using such a form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This web site and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products/services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the web site operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This web site may in the future operate an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this web site. Users may subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies/people outside of the company that operates this web site. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this web site's email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held about you, please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by this web site or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this web site only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this web site.

The owners of this web site cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked web site despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this web site and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This web site may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers web site through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this web site and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this web site and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This web site nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This web site may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This web site and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls, i.e. web addresses.

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this web site and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this web site and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information

  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 - The Guide
  • Twitter Privacy Policy
  • Facebook Privacy Policy
  • Google Privacy Policy
  • Linkedin Privacy Policy
  • Mailchimp Privacy Policy
  • Fillable PDF Forms Creation
  • Website Privacy Policy Template

v.2.0 February 2018 Edited & customised by:
Dick Whittingtons Cattery, Woburn Road, Hockliffe, Bedfordshire. LU7 9LL