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What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website jwdarcy.com (and alias sites of jwdarcy.uk and jwdarcy.co.uk) and provided by J.W. D'Arcy Limited, a company registered in England, company number 00456451. The company's registered office is 7 Westgate Peterborough, PE1 1PX. This policy governs the privacy of the users of this site who choose to access it.

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

The Website

This website 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 website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Your use of the website is governed by the site's Usage Policy, and you are assumed to accept the terms within that policy if you continue to access the pages on the site.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website 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 via the site contact page but advise users using this page that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted by you 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.

We store information you submit on servers in the UK for as long as we need to access it to address its content; but the nature of Internet e-mail is that messages submitted via the contact form (or directly to an e-mail account hosted on this site) may pass through servers in other jurisdictions and areas. This is not something we can control.

External Links

Although this website 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 website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.)

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website 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 website 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 website 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 website 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 website 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 (web addresses) so be aware that such links may look different. This is an example of a shortened link: http://tinyurl.com/z5xhtly.

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by this website 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 website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information

v.2.0 April 2013 original from jamieking.co.uk. Thanks for the sample policy!

Edited & customised by: J.W. D'Arcy Limited.  To get in touch, please use the contact page.


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Cookies

To make this site work properly, we place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?

The technology we use utilises a number of different types of cookies in order to improve your experience of the site and manage things such as whether you're logged on or not. Many of the cookies are persistent which means they will stay on your machine for some time (typically a year) as this helps us know where you have been on our site, whether you have accepted our cookie policy or not etc. If you are logged on, cookies are used to manage your logged on state and ensure that your session is as secure as we can make it.

You can choose to remove or disable cookies, but if you do so the site may not perform at its best. You may experience badly formatted pages, constant requirements to re-enter information or other behaviours that are less than ideal.

We do not store any personal information in these cookies, nor do we collect anything that would allow us to identify you beyond what you may have provided by voluntarily entering information (such as in the contact form). If you voluntarily enter information, you are explicitly giving us permission to use that information to respond to you or act on the information you provide as we see fit.

You will have accepted the use of cookies when you first use the site. If you don't want to use cookies, you may configure your browser to stop using them for this site - but be aware of the comment above.

We undertake to use the cookies only for the purposes stated.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer's hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, 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 ].

Example uses:

A number of our pages use cookies to remember:

  • your display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size;
  • if you have already replied to a survey pop-up that asks you if the content was helpful or not (so you won't be asked again); and
  • if you have agreed (or not) to our use of cookies on this site.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.