We have developed this policy because you are entitled to feel confident about the privacy and security of your Personal Information. We have appropriate technical and operational measures in place to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access and alteration of all data (including Personal Information) under our control. Our security arrangements and policies are regularly reviewed and access to our records is restricted to authorized personnel.
Collection of Personal Information
If you enter into any of our competitions or promotions, we may ask for information about you, which will be made clear at the time you enter. We will also inform you of the purposes for which the information you provide may be used.
You may be required to register in order to use the IPC Portal and certain other areas within the Websites, and in the course of the registration process you may provide your name, address, email address and other Personal Information. We will use this information to provide newsletters and other information you have requested, and to help us better target our other marketing activities.
Location of Data
Via the technical and organisation measures referred to above, IPC will do its best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Website and any transmission is at your own risk.
Sharing of Data
The Websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) and Marketo, a marketing automation tool by Marketo, Inc. (“Marketo”). We transmit information we collect from you and about your visit to the Websites to these partner services. They use the information we collect for the purpose of evaluating our visitors’ use of the Websites, compiling reports for us, and providing other services relating to use of our Websites. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google has committed that it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
We may share your Personal Information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
The time period for which we keep information varies according to what the information is used for. In some cases, there are legal requirements to keep data for a minimum period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we will retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or for which it is to be further processed.
Use of the Personal Information
We may use the Personal Information in the following ways:
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
- to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchase, enquired or viewed on the Websites;
- to answer questions or queries you have submitted to us via the Websites;
- to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve our site to ensure that the content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
A “cookie” is a text file which is allocated by our server to your personal computer (PC) when you visit areas of the Websites. If you want to know more about cookies please go to www.aboutcookies.org which explains how cookies work and how you can manage their use. We use “cookies” to collect information from visitors to the Websites and registered customers.
The second type of cookie known as a “persistent” cookie allocated to your PC, where we can oversee all the activities that you have carried out on our Websites and will remain on your PC for a period of time.
We do not store information regarding your telephone number, account or payment details in the cookie, and this information cannot be accessed using it. IPC´s cookies do not collect any information regarding the use of your PC or your Internet browsing in any way.
Please note that as the cookie is based on your PC, we will not find it if you visit the Websites using a different PC to the one you registered on.
All types of cookies can be removed from your PC, but you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Websites and there may be some deterioration in the service you receive (for example, you may receive many pop up boxes containing the same advertisements or you may not be able to access a page you earlier personalized).
Access to Personal Information
Certain privacy laws entitle you to access the Personal Information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies rectified. Where you are entitled to do so, any request for access to Personal Information may be subject to the payment of a fee up to the relevant statutory limit.