1.1 Please note that all references to "Allders" "us" "we" "our" or any similar derivative refers to Allders Opticians. All references to "the website" refer to www.alldersopticians.com
1.2 We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We keep and use information in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
1.4 For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Allders Opticians, Registered Office: Allders Opticians, Unit U, Springhead Road, Northfleet, Kent DA11 8HJ
2. INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
2.1 We may collect and process the following data about you:
2.1.1 Information that you provide by filling in forms on the website. This includes information provided when making applications, subscribing to our service, posting material to the website or requesting further services or information. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the website;
2.1.2 We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
2.1.5 Details of your visits to the website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data and other communication data, and the resources that you access.
3. IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES
3.1 We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our contractors and advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
3.2 For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve the website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
3.2.1 To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
3.2.2 To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the website according to your individual interests.
3.2.3 To speed up your searches.
3.3 You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site.
4. STORING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
4.2 The transmission of information through the internet is not completely secure. We will do our best to protect your personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the website through the internet; any such transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.
5. USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
5.1 We may use information held about you in the following ways:
5.1.1 To ensure that content from the website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
5.1.2 To provide you with information, products or services that you request, or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
5.1.3 To carry out our obligations from any contracts entered into between you and us.
5.1.4 To allow you to participate in interactive service features, when you choose to do so.
5.1.5 To notify you about changes to our service.
7. YOUR RIGHTS
7.1 You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
7.2 This site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
8. ACCESS TO INFORMATION
8.1 The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
5.2 We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about goods and services that may be of interest to you and we, or they, may contact you about these by post or telephone.
5.3 Where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have expressly consented to this.
6. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
6.1 We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 1985.
6.2 We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
6.2.1 In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
6.2.2 If Allders Opticians or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets;
9. CHANGES TO POLICY
If you have any comments about the operation of the Publication Scheme, or how we have dealt with your request for information from the scheme, please write to:
Unit U, Springhead Road
Kent DA11 8HJ
Material available through this publication scheme is copyright unless otherwise indicated. Unless expressly indicated to the contrary, it may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium, provided it is done so accurately in a manner that will not mislead. Where items are re-published or copied to others, you must identify the source and acknowledge copyright status. This permit does not extend to third party material, accessed through the scheme. For HMSO Guidance notes see www.hmsco.gov.uk/guides.htm