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Privacy Policy

This policy was created on 16 November 2015.

This website is owned by the Notaries Society (as defined in our website Terms of Use) whose contact details are on the website.

Important: By submitting personal data to us and/or by using our website you give your consent that all personal data that you submit may be processed by us in the manner and for the purposes described below.

SCOPE OF PRIVACY POLICY

We are committed to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information provided by you to us. This privacy policy describes our current policies and practices with regard to personal data and sensitive personal data collected by us from you directly and/or through the website. The terms ‘personal data’ and ‘sensitive personal data’ refer to the categories of personally identifiable information about you as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998. For the purposes of this privacy policy references to ‘personal data’ include ‘sensitive personal data’ as appropriate.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY

We are continually improving our methods of communication and adding new functionality and features to this website and to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data protection practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, we will notify you.  We encourage you to check this page frequently.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA INCLUDING EMAIL ADDRESSES

You may choose to receive information, recommendations and services from us. When you contact us, we may request personal information about you such as your name, postal address, email address and telephone number. We may also ask for demographic information to enable us to provide a personalised service to you. The information you provide is either manually or electronically stored. We sometimes supplement that information with information that is received from third parties. For instance, if inaccurate postal or zip codes are received, we may use third party software to fix them.

USE OF PERSONAL DATA

We will use your personal data to fulfil your requests and requirements and we will ask only for data that is adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes. Where we send you information for any purpose, it may be sent by email or post. When we ask you for personal data it may be for any of the following purposes:

UNSUBSCRIBE

We hope you will be pleased with our information and services. However, if you do not wish to receive emails from us and want to be removed from our electronic mailing list, please email us at the address given below with “email unsubscribe” in the subject heading.

If you also wish to be removed from our postal marketing database, please let us know by emailing us at the address given below with “mail unsubscribe” in the subject heading or writing to us at the address given below. 

You may unsubscribe by emailing admin@thenotariessociety.org.uk or writing to The Secretary, The Notaries Society PO Box 1023 Ipswich IP1 9XB.

ANONYMOUS DATA COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE

In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, our web server automatically logs which pages of our website our visitors view, their IP addresses and which web browsers they use. This technology does not personally identify you - it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our website.

Our website contains hyperlinks to other pages on our website. We may use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our website our visitors choose to view. Again this technology does not identify you personally – it simply enables us to compile statistics about the use of these hyperlinks.

COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may use cookie technology on our website.

A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other device.  Cookies do not damage your computer.

You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.  However, some of the services and features offered through our website may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. 

We use two types of cookies on our website:

  1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.  Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided.  They are deleted when you close the browser. 

  1. Performance cookies

These cookies collect information in an anonymous form about how visitors use our website.  They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. 

We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to improve the service we offer to you.  An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the internet.  Your IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information.

We may perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e. aol.com, yourcompany.com) to more accurately gauge our users' demographics.

Information from these types of cookies and technologies or about website usage is not combined with information about you from any other source.

 

CONSENT

To comply with current legislation, we need to ask for your consent to set the performance cookies described above.  When you arrive on our website a pop-up message will appear asking for your consent to place performance cookies on your device.  In order to provide your consent, please click ‘continue’.  Once your consent has been provided, this message will not appear again when you revisit.  If you, or another user of your computer, wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you can do so by altering your browser settings. 

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.

DISCLOSURE AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We do not share, sell, distribute or transfer your personal data with or to third parties, except as otherwise provided for in this privacy policy and under these limited circumstances:

DATA ACCESS AND CORRECTIONS

Upon receipt of your written request and enough information to permit us to identify your personal data, we will disclose to you the personal data we hold about you, for which we may make a charge up to the maximum as allowed by applicable law. We will also correct, amend or delete any personal data that is inaccurate and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes. You may update any information you have given to us by contacting us at the addresses given at the end of this policy.

Requests to delete personal data are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations imposed on us.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

This website may contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by us. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of such third-party websites or any association with their operators. We do not control these websites and are not responsible for their personal data practices. We urge you to review any privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

GOVERNING LAW

This privacy policy forms part of our website terms of use.

FEEDBACK

We welcome comments about this privacy policy. If you have any questions about this policy you may contact us by emailing admin@thenotariessociety.org.uk or by writing to: The Secretary, The Notaries Society PO Box 1023 Ipswich IP1 9XB