Elle-Publishing Ltd is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with the terms and conditions of use of our website under the domain name http://www.elle-publishing.co.uk (the “Website”) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
Information that we collect from you
When you visit and/or register on certain areas of the Website you may be asked to provide relevant personal information, about yourself including your name and contact details.
We may also collect personal information (but not sensitive personal information) about your usage of the Website as well as information about you from messages you post to the Website and emails or letters you send to us.
We also monitor customer traffic patterns and website use, which enables us to further develop the Website to be useful to you.
We will not collect any personal information about you unless such personal information is relevant and where it is specifically and knowingly provided by you.
We will not collect any sensitive personal information about you unless such sensitive personal information is relevant and you have given explicit consent to the processing of such information.
Use of information
We will use and analyse the personal information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop the Website and our business.
We may also use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we may contact you about these by post or telephone. You may opt out of receiving this information at any time.
Disclosure of your information
The information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the United Kingdom and accessed by or given to our staff working within the United Kingdom.
We will co-operate with law enforcement agencies as well as related third parties to enforce laws such as fraud and other rights. You authorise us to disclose any information about you to such law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary in connection with the investigation of fraud or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability. You further authorise us to process your information, including sensitive personal information, where the processing is necessary for the purpose of legal proceedings, obtaining legal advice, establishing or defending legal rights or for the administration of justice or the exercise of functions of a public nature.
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 advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why
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Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.
Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on its servers in the US, and neither CIVIC or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.
These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
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Security and data retention
In addition to these policies your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. Under this Act we will only process any personal data we hold about you in a lawful and fair manner. We will keep your personal data secure to prevent access by unauthorised third parties and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. Information provided will be stored on computer for a reasonable period, or for as long as the law requires, and may be used for analysis purposes as provided in this policy. Any sensitive personal data provided as part of an application for employment will be stored no longer than 6 months or, if your application is successful, it will be retained during your employment and for 3 years after you leave.
All information once processed and no longer required will be destroyed in a confidential manner.
Accessing and updating
You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by email with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you. You may opt out of receiving this information at any time by following the instructions on the email.