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Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. 

Cookie's

A  cookie is a small text file which is placed on your computer by websites when you visit them.

This website uses one cookie which allows us to distinguish you anonymously from other users of the website and which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site.

The cookie, named "ASP.NET_SessionId", is essential for various sections of this site to work for you. This cookie will expire automatically when you close your browser, and is not used for any advertising purposes. You may delete and block cookies in your browser should you wish, by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies, but you will then be unable to access all of this website.

We also 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: www.google.com/privacypolicy

(1)      This privacy policy

This privacy policy was made using an SEQ Legal privacy policy template created for www.helptobuysw.org.uk 

(2)      What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information: 

(a)      information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation.

(b)      information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any application you make of our services. 

(c)      information that you provide to us for the purpose of applying with us

(d)      information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters including updates from third parties who are able to help you find a new home 

(e)      any other information that you choose to send to us; 

(3)      Cookies

A cookie consists of information 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.

We may use both"session" cookies and"persistent" cookies on the website.  We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website.  We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website 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.

We 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: www.google.com/privacypolicy

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

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.

 (4)      Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

 We may use your personal information to:

 (a)      administer the website;

 (b)      improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

 (c)      enable your use of the services available on the website;

 (d)      send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

 (e)      send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

 (f)      send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications)

 (g)      provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

 (h)      deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website; and

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

 We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

 (5)      Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

 In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

 (a)      to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

 (b)      in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

 (c)      in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

 (d)     to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

 Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

 (6)      International data transfers

 Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

 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.

 You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

 (7)      Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology. 

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

 You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

 (8)      Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. 

 We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

 (9)      Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.  Provision of such information will be subject to:

(a)      the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and

(b)      the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time.  In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

 (11)    Updating information

 Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

 (12)    Contact

 If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to info@helptobuysw.org.uk or by post to Help to Buy South West, Templar House, Collett Way, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4PH.

(13)    Data controller

The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is The Sovereign Housing Association Ltd & Westcountry Housing Limited.

Our data protection registration number is Z1812021 and Z7007205.


 

 

 

 

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