Last updated on: 12th September 2018
Here at Waimea Digital Ltd (“waimea.co.uk”, “we” or “us”), we take your privacy seriously. We’re committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you give us and we will comply with all relevant data protection legislation and related applicable UK and EU legislation.
We have a philosophy here about the way we use your data you share with us and the way that we communicate with you. If you hear from us, we will always aim to be respectful, relevant and appropriate. If at any time you don’t feel we’ve lived up to our philosophy, please let us know straight away by getting in touch with us through the Contact Us page of waimea.co.uk.
We are proud to give you access to waimea.co.uk and, in return, we may collect, use and share your personal information as is necessary for us to make the website available in accordance with the Terms and Conditions and to give you the best user experience. We will only use personal information for our purposes in a manner permitted by relevant data protection legislation.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you access a website. The text file is then sent back to our server each time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables us to operate the site more effectively and load the site so that it reflects your personal preferences, based on your previous browsing on waimea.co.uk as well as keywords we may be able to gather from URLs of other webpages from which you accessed waimea.co.uk. Cookies can also allow us to do various other things, as explained below.
What cookies do we use?
When you visit waimea.co.uk, the following types of cookies may be downloaded to your device:
Analytical and Performance Cookies
We may use analytics service providers for website traffic analysis and reporting. Analytics service providers generate statistical and other information about the use of waimea.co.uk by using cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how often visitors return to the site, how long they stay and how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, it helps users to find what they are looking for easily. The information generated relating to the site may be used to create reports about the use of the site and the analytics service provider will store this information.
Advertising and Targeting Cookies
These cookies record your visit to waimea.co.uk, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to other sites. We will use this information to try and make our site and other sites that you visit more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with others, such as our other companies and carefully selected third parties, for this purpose.
We may use functional cookies that allow us to remember choices you have made on the site so as to provide you with a more enhanced user experience by delivering content specific to your interests.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are cookies that are required for the administration and operation of our site. Some cookies that we use are necessary for our site to function properly and to enable you to move around the site and use its features.
Third Party Cookies
Because we have a strong presence on various social networks, we try and make it as easy as possible to share content and to see what content is popular on those networks. We add buttons to allow people to easily share to those networks. We also use Facebook to power the commenting functionality on the site. When we include these social ‘plugins’, it gives those sites the flexibility to use their own cookies. They can’t read any cookies we set from waimea.co.uk, and we can’t read any cookies they set, but it lets them do the same kind of traffic measuring that we do on the rest of waimea.co.uk, and it also lets them know whether you’re logged into their site. For example, if you’re logged in to Facebook, read a post by Richard Branson and want to make a comment, you can do that straight away without having to log in again – we never know whether you’re logged in or not, as you communicate directly with Facebook, through their plugins on our site.
As at 29th May 2018, we use the following third-party cookies:
- Hubspot – Web Analytics
- Mailchimp – Email distribution
- Google Analytics – Web Analytics
- GravityForms – Form Collection Analytics
- Facebook Plugins – Advertising Targeting
- YouTube.com – Video Player
- Vimeo.com – Video Player
Further information on the general use and function of the third party cookies listed above can be found at http://optout.aboutads.info/#/.
How do I turn cookies off?
If you do not wish us to install cookies or you don’t agree with how we use these cookies, you can change the settings on your internet browser to reject them. For more information please consult the “Help” section of your browser or visit www.aboutcookies.org, www.allaboutcookies.org or http://optout.aboutads.info/#/. Please note that if you do set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features on our site.
What information do we collect if you sign up for our newsletter?
If you want to sign up to receive our newsletter we will collect personal information from you as is necessary for the newsletter service, namely your email address, name and what you are interested in hearing more about.
Will we use your information for marketing?
Once you have given your consent to marketing, we may display offers, promotions, products or services on the site which we think will interest you based upon the information we collect from your cookies. You may withdraw your consent to direct marketing at any time by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Withdraw consent request from direct marketing’.
How else will we use your information?
We may also use your information for the following purposes:
To help us make the website and other related content available to you (please see the “Will we share your information with anyone else?” section below for more information)
To make the website more relevant for you and our other visitors. This includes sometimes requesting personal information from you to help us run and develop our website and associated functions;
To send you our newsletter if you have signed up to receive it
To carry out occasional surveys to analyse our user base, ultimately we want to ensure that waimea.co.uk provides everything that you, our audience, is looking for
To check whether you are eligible for a competition and to contact you if you win
To comply with the law
As we feel is necessary to prevent illegal activity or to protect our interests
How long do we keep hold of the information?
There are certain reasons that we have to keep hold of some of your information. Naturally, we keep your information while you are registered with us so that we are able to provide the service to you but we also keep it after you’ve left us, though only for as long as we need it. How long we keep it depends very much on the type of information we are holding and the purpose for which we need it. We also have to take into account our legal obligations in respect of how long we keep that data.
You can request that we delete your personal information at any time.
Will we share your information with anyone else?
You specifically request this, such as when you submit information to enquire about jobs or submit a job application through www.waimea.co.uk
We are required to do so to comply with the law or with the directions of the courts or other authorities
We feel it is reasonably necessary to prevent illegal activity or to protect our interests
We feel that our other companies products and services may interest you
It helps our trusted third party service providers to provide and improve our service to you or to carry out surveys and user analysis to understand your needs and preferences. We will also share your information with MailChimp, who securely host emails and act as a supplier to distribute our newsletter. We contractually require these service providers to keep your personal information safe and secure. These trusted third parties would only be permitted to use your personal information for the purposes we specify.
We may share some broader statistics and customer profiling information with third parties and other Waimea Digital Ltd companies – but we’ll keep it anonymous, so you won’t be identifiable from that data.
We will never rent or sell our user’s details to any other organisation or individual.
What if you post information on our site?
This site contains an opportunity for users to comment (“User Content”) on content displayed on the site. This information is in the public domain, so it may be accessed by any person using the web in any part of the world and can be found using independent search engines. So, if you choose to post information to the interactive parts of our site, we have to state that you do so at your own risk. This is the case whether the User Content is uploaded directly onto www.waimea.co.uk or through a connected site.
This means your User Content:
Won’t have its usage and circulation limited as described in the sections of this policy above entitled ‘Will we use your information for marketing?’, ‘How else will we use your information?’ and ‘Will we share your information with anyone else?’
Won’t be protected as described in the section of this policy below headed ‘Will we be transferring any personal information outside the EU?’
Won’t be held securely as described in the section of this policy below headed ‘Keeping your information safe’
We are obliged by our legal eagles to state that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, neither waimea.co.uk nor any other Waimea Digital Ltd company will be liable to you or to any third party for any loss or damage resulting from any User Content posted on www.waimea.co.uk.
However, if you upload User Content to our site using Facebook, we will protect your privacy consistently with your Facebook privacy settings.
Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information about posting User Content. If you register on the site, you’ll need to comply with our Terms and Conditions.
If you have any concerns about User Content appearing on this site, please contact us using the Contact Us page on www.waimea.co.uk.
How will we make sure our site is secure?
We follow strict security procedures to manage how your personal information is stored, used, who sees it and to help stop any unauthorised person getting hold of it. All personal information you register with waimea.co.uk will be located behind a firewall. We take security extremely seriously but as no system is 100% secure, we can’t completely guarantee the protection of your personal information, any more than any other organisation can. So we can’t accept any liability for the loss, theft or misuse of the personal information which you’ve registered on our website if there is a security breach.
Will we transfer any personal information outside the EU?
Countries outside the European Union may have a lower standard of protection for personal information than that required by EU data protection laws. The information we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored, outside the EU (including for example in the United States) and may also be processed by people operating outside the EU who work for us or one of our suppliers. If we need to transfer your data to a company based outside the EU (e.g. if our hosting company is based in the US), we’ll take steps to make sure your personal data is handled in line with EU law. Please see the table of our suppliers in the “Will we share your information with anyone else?” section above which sets out whether they are based inside or outside the EU. If you would like any more details on this please get in contact with us.
What about personal information relating to minors?
Protecting the online privacy of children is especially important to us. If you are under 18 years old, please do not provide us with your name, contact details or any other information about yourself. To find out more, please read our Terms and Conditions.
Are you protected by this policy outside www.waimea.co.uk?
www.waimea.co.uk contains links to other websites. Obviously, we don’t have any control over those websites and we cannot take any responsibility for any information you give them. Other sites have different privacy and security policies and terms and conditions, so we advise you to read these before using them.
How you can access your information
You can request access to the personal information we hold about you at any time. You can write to us at the following address requesting access to your personal information.
Waimea Digital Ltd
Unit 4, 2nd Floor, Worsley Court
High Street, Walkden
Manchester, M28 3NJ
You are entitled to be told by us whether we or someone else on our behalf is processing the personal information we hold on you; what personal information we hold; details of the purposes for the processing of your personal information; and details of any third party with whom your personal information has been shared. You can also request that we correct any personal information which we hold about you where it is inaccurate.
Sometimes we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we show you your personal information – so we can prevent unauthorised access.
Talk to us
When you visit our website, information about you is collected that is used to customize and improve our content and to increase the value of the ads displayed on the page. If you do not wish to collect information, you should delete your cookies (see instructions) and avoid further use of the site. Below we have elaborated on what information is collected, their purposes and which third parties have access to them.
The website uses “cookies”, which is a text file that is stored on your computer, mobile or mobile. Similarly for the purpose of recognizing it, remembering settings, performing statistics, and targeting ads. Cookies can not contain malicious code such as virus.
It is possible to delete or block cookies (see instructions).
If you delete or block cookies, ads may become less relevant to you and occur more frequently. In addition, you may risk that the site is not functioning properly and that there is content you can not access.
The website may contain third-party cookies that may vary to a degree:
Personal information is any kind of information that may be attributed to you to some extent. When using our website, we collect and process a variety of such information. This happens for example. by alm. Access content if you sign up for our newsletter, participate in competitions or surveys, register yourself as a user or subscriber, otherwise use of services or make purchases through the website.
We typically collect and process the following types of information: A unique ID and technical information about your computer, tablet or mobile phone, your IP number, geographic location, and which pages you click (interests). To the extent that you explicitly consent to this and even enter the information, you will also be treated: Name, phone number, email, address and payment information. This will typically be associated with the creation of a login or purchase.
We have taken technical and organizational measures against the fact that your information is accidentally or illegally deleted, published, lost, impaired or comes to the knowledge of a person, misused or otherwise treated in violation of the law.
The information is used to identify you as a user and show you the ads that are most likely to be relevant to you, to register your purchases and payments, and to provide the services you have requested, such as, to send a newsletter. In addition, we use the information to optimize our services and content.
Period of storage
The information is kept for the time allowed by law and we delete them when they are no longer necessary. The period depends on the nature of the information and the background for storage. Therefore, it is not possible to specify a general timeframe for when information is deleted.
Disclosure of information
Data about your use of the website, which ads you receive and, if any, click on, geographic location, gender and age segment etc, be disclosed to third parties to the extent that this information is known. You can see which third parties are in the “Cookies” section above. The information is used to target advertising.
In addition, we use a number of third parties to store and process data. These third parties only deal with information on our behalf and it may not be used for their own purposes.
Disclosure of personal information such as name and email, etc, will only happen if you consent to it. We only use computer users in the EU, or in countries that can provide your information with adequate protection.
Insights and complaints
You are entitled to know what personal information we are processing about you. You may also object to the use of information at any time. You may also revoke your consent to processing information about you. If the information processed about you is incorrect, you are entitled to correct or delete. Please contact: email@example.com. If you would like to complain about our processing of your personal information, you also have the opportunity to contact the Data Inspectorate.
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