1 The information we collect and how we use it
When you register for our service we need to know your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number. We may also need to know other relevant information to provide you with a complete service.
We gather this information to allow us to process your registration and process any orders you may make.ï¿½ The relevant information is then used by us, our agents and sub-contractors to provide you with statements of your account and to communicate with you on any matter relating to the conduct of your account and the provision of the service in general.
We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual.
From time to time we may provide your information to our customer service agencies for research and analysis purposes so that we can monitor and improve the services we provide. We may contact you by post, e-mail or telephone to ask you for your feedback and comments on our services.
We may also wish to provide you with information about special features of our website or any other service or products we think may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please send a blank e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may also want to provide you with related information from third parties we think may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
We may also provide your information to carefully selected third parties whose products or services we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not wish us to disclose your information in this way, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet Cookies are a small piece of data stored locally by your browser that saves information and helps identify you to web sites upon subsequent visits. Cookies are like little identification cards passed out by web sites. Like conventional ID cards, cookies are carried with the user, they store information to help identify you, and they expire at a certain date and then must be reissued. In addition, as you probably have different cards for your local department store and the library, you are issued different and separate cookies by different web servers. Each browser can accept up to 20 cookies by a single web server and can have as many as 300 cookies total on file at any one time.
A cookie is sent as an HTTP header from the web server and the transmitted information is stored locally in a text file. A cookie can be as large as 4 kilobytes or 4000 characters in length. Cookies are not shared by browsers. Depending on the browser you’re using, cookies you download will be stored in different ways and in different places on the hard disk. Netscape stores all cookies in one text file called cookies.txt on the PC or magiccookie on the Mac. If you open cookies.txt you’ll see that each cookie has its own line and they are grouped by domain. Internet Explorer stores cookies from each domain in separate text files stored with the cache. All the cookies in one file are stored in one string separated by delimiters.
Both Internet Explorer and Netscape allow some level of cookie verification. They both have menu options that allow you to accept all, some, or none of your incoming cookies. In addition, the “warn before accepting” feature is present in both, if you want to screen your incoming cookies.
In Netscape, go to the Edit/Preferences/Advanced menu. Your cookie choices can be changed there.
In IE 5.0, go to the Tools/Internet Options/Security menu. In there, you can choose the security level for four different browsing conditions: Internet Sites, Local Sites, “Trusted” Sites, and Restricted Sites. If you select “Internet,” and click on Custom Level, you’ll get a dialog box where you can accept all, warn before accepting, or reject all cookies.
In IE 4.0, go to the View/Internet Options/Advanced menu. There you can accept all, warn before accepting, or reject all.
Once a cookie is rejected, it is thrown out and not saved to memory or disk.
3 How we protect your information
The internet is not a secure medium. However we have put in place various security procedures as set out in this policy.
We also keep your information confidential. The internal procedures of Seasecretary cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.
4 Sale of business
If this business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business
5 Updating your details
If any of the information that you have provided to Seasecretary changes, for example if you change your e-mail address, name or payment details or if you wish to cancel your registration, please let us know the correct details by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
6 Your consent
Owing to the global nature of the Internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. However, we have taken the steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information. By submitting your information you consent to these transfers.
7 How to contact Seasecretary