Privacy Policy

 

1 General

 

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to inform you about the type of information that we (“we,” “us,” or “our”) may gather or collect from you in connection with your use of this site and app (“Site and App”). It also explains the conditions under which we use and disclose that information, and your rights in relation to that information.

 

2 Children

 

This Site and App is not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.

 

3 Gathering, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information

 

We collect both Non-Personally-Identifying Information and Personally-Identifying Information from you. “Non-Personally-Identifying Information” is information that, without the aid of additional information, cannot be directly associated with a specific person or entity. “Personally-Identifying Information,” by contrast, is information such as a name or email address that, more, can be directly associated with a specific person or entity.

 

A Gathering Non-Personally-Identifying Information

 

(i) Web Browsers

Like most site operators, we gather Non-Personally-Identifying Information from you of the sort that web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, operating system and browser type, and the locations of the web pages you view right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving this Site and App.

(ii) Web Beacons

A “Web Beacon” is an object that is embedded in a web page. It is usually invisible to you but allows site operators to check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email communication. We may place Web Beacons on pages of this Site and App. You may not decline Web Beacons.

 

B Use of Non-Personally-Identifying Information

 

We analyze Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from users of this Site and App to help us better understand how this Site and App is being used. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, we are able to better design this Site and App to improve your experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use. We link information gathered using Non-Personally-Identifying Information to Personally-Identifying Information.

 

C Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information

 

From time to time, we may also release the Non-Personally-Identifying Information gathered from Site and App users in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of this Site and App.

 

4 Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personally–Identifying Information

 

As defined above, Personally-Identifying Information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity. We will only collect Personally-Identifying Information that you knowingly submit to us. We will not disclose your Personally-Identifying Information to third parties unless we obtain your permission to do so at the time we collect it, except as set forth below:

 

A Registration and Other Information Provided to Us

 

When you register with this Site and App, you may be asked to disclose Personally-Identifying Information. You may also choose to submit Personally-Identifying Information to us when you send us an email or use any interactive features and services that we may make available from time to time on this Site and App.

 

B Material You Choose to Reveal in On-line Forums, Blogs, Message Boards, Chat Rooms or Similar Locations

 

You may post Personally-Identifying Information on areas of this Site and App that may be viewed by other users or the public, although we recommend that you do not do so. We urge you to use good judgment and not post Personally-Identifying Information that you do not want other users to know.

YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM YOUR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.

 

C DMCA Infringement Notifications, Notices of Violations of Terms of Service and Other Communications Directed to Us

 

By submitting a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Infringement Notification or other communication (including communications about content stored on or transmitted through this Site and App), you consent to have this communication forwarded to the person or entity who stored or transmitted the content addressed by your communications in order to facilitate a prompt resolution. For notices other than DMCA Infringement Notifications, upon request, we will edit out your name and contact information. However, DMCA Infringement Notifications (including any Personally-Identifiable Information set forth in the notifications) will be forwarded as submitted to us without any deletions.

 

D Invite a Friend Feature

 

We may offer you the ability to send friends emails about this Site and App. If you choose to use this feature, we will only use your friends’ email addresses on a one-time basis to send the requested email and will not store or otherwise retain this information.

 

E Surveys

 

From time to time, we may also ask you to participate in surveys designed to help us improve this Site and App. Any Personally-Identifying Information provided to us in connection with a survey will be used only in relation to that survey, and will be disclosed to third parties not bound by this Privacy Policy only in non-personally-identifying, aggregated form.

 

F Contests, Giveaways and other Promotions

 

From time to time, we may offer you the opportunity to participate in contests, giveaways and other promotions. Any information submitted in connection with promotions will be subject to the terms of the promotion, not this Privacy Policy. You will be given the option to consent to the use of your Personally-Identifying Information at the time you sign up for the promotion. You will not be required to participate in any promotion.

 

G Security

 

We take reasonable precautions to protect the security of your information. However, neither people nor security systems are foolproof. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your Personally-Identifying Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any unauthorized access to or use of this Site and App or information collected and maintained by this Site and App should be immediately brought to our attention by sending us an email at: [email protected]

 

H Storage of Personally Identifying Information Outside of the United States and Canada

 

Personally-Identifying Information may be stored on servers outside of the United States and Canada, and, as a result, may be subject to access requests from law enforcement in other jurisdictions.

 

I Other

 

Notwithstanding any other provision in this Privacy Policy, we will disclose Personally-Identifying Information in the following limited circumstances:

(i) Employees, Third-Party Processors and Third-Party Service Providers

We will disclose Personally-Identifying Information to our employees, contractors, affiliates, distributors, dealers, vendors and suppliers who process Personally-Identifying Information on our behalf, participate with us in the provision or operation of this Site and App or provide you with services relating to your use of this Site and App.

(ii) By Law, to Protect Rights and to Comply with Our Policies

We disclose Personally-Identifying information if: (1) required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order; (2) we believe in our sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect against fraud, to protect the property or other rights of us or other users, third parties or the public at large; or (3) we believe that you have abused the service by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise to violate applicable laws.

(iii) Business Transfers; Bankruptcy

We reserve the right to transfer all Personally-Identifying Information in our possession to a successor entity in the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of our assets. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred Personally-Identifying Information will be subject to this Privacy Policy, or to a new privacy policy if you are given notice of that new privacy policy and you affirmatively opt-in to accept it. Personally-Identifying Information submitted or collected after a transfer, however, may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by the successor entity.

(iv) Marketing Communications

If you opt-in to receive our marketing materials upon registration, we will email you about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you opt-in to receive third parties’ marketing materials upon registration, we will provide your email information to third parties, so that those third parties may directly contact you about additional products and services. If you wish to opt-out of having your email information provided to third parties at any time after registration, you may do so by sending us an email at [email protected] Even after opting-out, you may continue to receive marketing emails from third parties to whom we have provided your email information. You will be responsible for directly contacting such third parties to request cessation of further marketing emails.

 

5 Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties

 

Third parties are under no obligation to comply with this Privacy Policy with respect to Personally-Identifying Information that you provide directly to those third parties or that those third parties collect for themselves. We do not control the third-party sites that may be accessible through this Site and App. Thus, this Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided to third-party sites or gathered by the third parties that operate them. Before visiting a third-party site, whether by means of a link on this Site and App or otherwise, and before providing any Personally-Identifying Information to any third party, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that site, and should take those steps necessary to your discretion, to protect your privacy.

 

6 Privacy Policy Changes

 

Because of changes in technology and the growth and development of our business, or for other business reasons, we may need to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you by email if this policy is revised (if you have given us your email address), and will post a copy of the new policy with its effective date on this Site and App. It is therefore important that you register with the site and notify us if you change your email address. If you do not provide us with a current email address, you should regularly review this policy to ensure that you are informed of any changes.

Unless we obtain your express consent, any revised Privacy Policy will apply only to information collected after the time it takes effect, and not to information collected under any earlier Privacy Policy.

 

7 Access to Information

 

You have a right to contact us in order to access or update any personal information that we may store about you.

 

8 Contact Us

 

This Site and App is operated by Leading Locally Ltd.

If you need to contact us, please include your name, address and email address in your correspondence to us, at the contact details provided for Leading Locally Ltd on this Site and App.

 

This Agreement was last updated on 1 June 2018

Data Protection

 

This Site and App is operated by Leading Locally Ltd

The Site and App Operator, Leading Locally Ltd, and the websites it operates are registered with the Office of the Data Protection Supervisor of the Isle of Man for data protection purposes,

Leading Locally Ltd is a company with limited liability registered in the Isle of Man under company number 111832C. The registered address of the company is 9 Kensington Road, Douglas, IM1 3ER, Isle of Man (British Isles). The directors of Leading Locally Ltd are Mr R M Holmes, Mr J P Thomsen, Mr K P Beard, Mr K P Loit and Mr J T Holmes. Leading Locally Ltd, is registered for Value Added Tax in the United Kingdom and the European Union under VAT number GB 003 3177 25.

 

The Site Operator can be contacted by email on [email protected]

 

GDPR

 

Leading Locally Ltd is registered for data protection with the Information Commissioner of the Isle of Man¹

Leading Locally Ltd complies with GDPR² legislation and any national requirements

Data protection and protection of privacy are key to the customer experience

Brands and businesses benefit from customers who (whilst remaining anonymous) opt in to a relationship with their favourite brands

Customers can view and control personal data held on them

Cookie Policy

 

We use cookies and similar tools across our websites to improve their performance and enhance your user experience. This policy explains how we do that.

 

What are cookies?

 

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.

There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us to remember your username and preferences, analyse how well our website is performing, or even allow us to recommend content we believe will be most relevant to you.

Certain cookies contain personal information – for example, if you click to “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

 

What sort of cookies does this Site use?

 

Generally, our cookies perform up to four different functions:

Essential cookies

Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.

Performance Cookies

We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages. We might also use these cookies to highlight articles or site services that we think will be of interest to you based on your usage of the website.

Functionality Cookies

We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access the site, and recall your customisation preferences, such as which regional edition of the website you want to see when you log in. We also use functionality cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch a video online or comment on a blog.

Behaviourally Targeted Advertising Cookies

This Site uses cookies to serve you with offers and advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interests. However, we do not tell our business members and advertisers who you are.

 

Does anyone else use cookies on this Site?

 

Advertisers sometimes use their own cookies to provide you with targeted advertising. We believe that it is useful to our users to see advertisements that are more relevant to their interests. If you are based in the European Union and would like to learn more about how advertisers use these types of cookies or to choose not to receive them, please visit www.youronlinechoices.eu. If you are based in the United States and would like to learn more, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices/

We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the four categories above. For example, like many companies, we use analytics and metrics programs to help us monitor our website traffic. We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality and monitoring compliance with our terms and conditions and copyright policy.

 

Can a website user block cookies?

 

As we’ve explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. By accessing our site, you are consenting to our use of cookies. However, if you do wish to disable our cookies then please follow the instructions on our “How to disable behaviourally targeted advertising cookies” below. Please remember that if you do choose to disable cookies, you may find that certain sections of our website do not work properly.

 

Do we track whether users open our emails?

 

Our emails may contain a single, campaign-unique “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements. The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

 

How to disable behaviourally targeted advertising cookies

 

If you are concerned about behaviourally targeted advertising cookies (which serve you advertisements based on your use of our sites), users based in the European Union can visit www.youronlinechoices.eu and users based in the US can visit www.aboutads.info/choices/ to opt out of these third party cookies.

The above websites are not our sites and we are not responsible for their content.

 

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser

 

Google Chrome

 

  • Click on the ‘wrench’ icon on the browser (usually found top-right corner) to open the tools menu
  • From the tools menu select ‘Options’
  • Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab from the menu on the left.
  • In the ‘Privacy’ section, select the ‘Content settings’ button
  • To enable cookies: select ‘Allow local data to be set’ option
  • To disable cookies: select ‘Block all cookies’ option
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Chrome. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Chrome, refer to the following page from Google: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

 

  • Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Internet Options’
  • In the options window navigate to the ‘Privacy’ tab
  • To enable cookies: Set the slider to ‘Medium’ or below
  • To disable cookies: Move the slider to the top to block all cookies
  • Note there are various levels of cookie enablement and disablement in Explorer. For more information on other cookie settings offered in Internet Explorer, refer to the following page from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

 

All other browsers

 

Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.

 

More Information

 

More detail on how businesses use cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org. If you have any queries regarding this Cookie policy please contact us by e-mail at [email protected]

 

This document was last updated on 1 June 2018