Privacy policy

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This statement sets out our policy in relation to holding and using information which we may obtain from you in the course of your use of this website.  We may change the terms and content of this Policy from time to time.

1. If you have opted to provide us with information about yourself, we may use this information to contact you by e-mail or by post, to send you details about our services, or to send you bulletins which we believe may be of interest to you. We will not pass information we hold about you to any organisation outside of TC Smith save where we are required by legislation to do so ( e.g. to HMRC, the Benefits Agency, any court of competent jurisdiction or any law enforcement agency with competent authority). If you do not want us to use the information in this way please contact our Data Protection Officer, Mark Butson at 9 Church Street, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1EF.

2. Other than as described above we will let you know when your personal information might go to third parties and you will have the opportunity to elect not to share that information.

3. Under the Data Protection Act (in respect of England and Wales – equivalent legislation may be in force in other countries within the European Union), you may request details of personal information we hold about you. Please send such requests to the address above, marked for the attention of Mark Butson. If you believe that any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, you should write without delay to the Data Protection Officer at the same address. Any information that is found to be incorrect will be corrected promptly.

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Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that websites store on your computer. Some cookies only exist whilst you remain on the site and are erased when you close your browser; these are known as session cookies. Others remain on your machine between sessions allowing us to recognise you when you return to the site; these are known as persistent cookies. Other cookies, such as third party cookies, are set from different websites, like Google, and can be present on your device for months or up to a few years. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Session Cookies

We use these to improve your user experience. For example, a cookie is stored when a form has been submitted but contains errors. The correct information submitted is stored temporarily so that the user does not have to repeat themselves.

Persistent Cookies

We use these to remember who you are. For example having to log into a site every time you visit can be annoying so we store a cookie allowing us to automatically log you in on your return. We also like to keep track of how many different individuals are visiting our site each day; again this requires a cookie to be stored on each user’s machine.

Google Analytic Cookies

These cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Surveys

From time to time we may invite you to participate in surveys. Participation is entirely optional. Any specific information you provide during the course of a survey is kept confidential and used by us in order to conduct research or improve our services. We will only publish aggregated results.