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Privacy Policy

Last revised on 19th September 2012

Please read this privacy policy carefully

Before using our website, (that is, any site operated by Essio Marketing Ltd), it is your responsibility to read the Privacy Policy. You can notify us in the manner set out below if you do not want us to share information about you with third parties.

Essio Marketing Ltd is hereinafter referred to as 'Essio'.

1. Our principles

1.1 By accessing and using our website you are agreeing to be legally bound by the Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy. You should therefore also read the Terms and Conditions before using our website.

1.2 Essio is committed to protecting your privacy. It is very important to us that you should be able to use and enjoy our website without having to compromise your privacy unreasonably.

1.3 Certain user information is, however, necessary to ensure that our service is continually improved. We need to build an accurate picture of the needs and wishes of our users, and to be able to communicate with them. This enables us to offer a service that is relevant and truly interactive, which is what our users expect. It also helps us to maintain the greatest possible free-to-user access to our website.

2. Some answers to frequently asked questions

2.1 "What information do you collect about me?"

We automatically collect some data about our users' browsing actions and patterns. This is aggregate data and does not identify any individual.

We may also ask you to provide personal information on a voluntary basis in order to obtain a clearer picture of our users. It is then entirely up to you whether you are happy to give us this information.

In the course of promotions and other offers you will be asked to give some details about yourself. You may also choose to e-mail us or make contact with us in other ways. Such contact gives us information about you.

If you have any financial dealings or make purchases with us, we will ask for certain information. This information may be stored.

2.2 "For what purposes do you collect and use this information?"

We use aggregate audience details, (where no individual is identifiable), to help us improve our understanding of our users and their preferences. We use it to assist us in arranging relevant advertising and commercial opportunities as well as ensuring the best and most relevant information is freely available. It also helps us to develop our website and audit it´s use.

The information about you as an identifiable individual, including contact details, may be used in the following ways: to conduct market research and other surveys; to create and draw to your attention marketing material and commercial opportunities that may be of interest to you. Your information will not be shared with advertisers, trading partners or other commercial entities with whom we have or might have an association. However, we may receive information from such affiliates regarding their users, which may include you.

2.3 "How private are my details?”

We only share personal information about you with third parties whom we have selected carefully and with whom we have, or may have, a commercial relationship. Essio complies with the relevant legal requirements and takes all reasonable care to ensure that your information is secure and private and is only seen by responsible third parties. However, we cannot be held responsible for the actions of any third party who receives or obtains access to the information, or for any breach of security.

If you tell us that you do not want us to use your details, then data about your use of our website would then only form part of aggregated statistics and would not be related to you as an individual.

You can ask to see the information we have about you by e-mailing a request to info@essio-marketing.co.uk

2.4 "What do I do if I am not happy for you to share information about me with others?"

You may not wish us to share personal details about you with third parties outside Essio, or to use your information in the other ways we have described in this Privacy Policy. You can e-mail info@essio-marketing.co.uk at any time to let us know of any objections you may have to how we use or disclose your data in the ways set out in this Privacy Policy. Your personal details may in any event be shared with third party organisations that we have contracted to provide services to us, on an agency basis, which include processing data. We may also have to release information, (which could include the contents of e-mail communications between any persons), because of a legal requirement on us or pursuant to a court order.

3. Use of cookies on a website

3.1 The basic principles

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser of your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Two types of cookies are used on our website: Session Cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Website; and Persistent Cookies, which will remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer, (though how long will depend on the lifetime of each specific cookie). Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Most major websites use cookies. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.

3.2 How we collect cookies on our website and what information we collect

Session Cookies

To allow you to carry information across pages of our website and avoid having to re-enter information.

Permanent Cookies

To help us recognise you as a unique visitor, (just a number), when you return to our website and to allow us to tailor content, advertisements and the presentation of our website to match your preferences. Also, to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our website and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.

Third Party Cookies

Third parties serve cookies via our website. These are used for the following purposes: to serve advertisements on our website and track whether these advertisements are clicked on by users; to control how often you are shown a particular advertisement; to count the number of anonymous users of our website; to provide security within transactions.

3.3 Use of Web Beacons

Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons, (sometimes known as clear gifs), that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information which including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.

3.4 Disabling/Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all of the interactive features of our website if cookies are disabled.

4. International transfer of personal data

The internet does not recognise national boundaries. Services on the internet are accessible globally, so collection and transmission of personal data is not always confined to one country. You should be aware that by using our website and those of our partners or any site we link through to, your personal data may be processed in or transferred to other countries, and that under this Policy, you agree to your personal data being transferred or processed in this way.

5. Further information

If you require further information, or wish to communicate with us about this Privacy Policy and your wishes about your personal information, please e-mail us at info@essio-marketing.co.uk

6. Company and data protection information

The data controller of data on our website is Essio Marketing Ltd, registered in England and Wales under company number 6625765, whose registered office is at The Bold Business Centre, Bold Lane, St Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom, WA9 4TZ, VAT number 938 1458 01. Any queries or notices under the Data Protection Act should be addressed to the Technical Director at the above address.

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