Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Whitmar Publications Ltd uses and protects any information that you give Whitmar Publications Ltd when you use this website.

Whitmar Publications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Cookies In Use on This Site

Cookies and how they Benefit You
Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:
• Make our website work as you'd expect
• Remember your settings during and between visits
• Offer you free services/content (thanks to advertising)
• Improve the speed/security of the site
• Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
• Continuously improve our website for you
• Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:
• Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
• Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
• Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
• Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies
We use cookies to make our website work including:
• Remembering your search settings
• Remembering if you have accepted our terms and conditions
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Social Website Cookies
So you can easily "Like" or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
• Twitter - https://twitter.com/privacy
• Facebook - https://en-gb.facebook.com/about/privacy/
• LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy#pri-top

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Visitor Statistics Cookies
We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called "analytics" programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use:

Advertising Cookies
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/iab-good-practice-principles
You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn't as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.

We use:

Banner Adverts
We fund our site by showing adverts as you browse our site. These adverts are usually managed by a partner specialising in providing adverts for multiple sites. Invariably these partners place cookies to collect anonymous data about the websites you visits so they can personalise the adverts to you, ensure that you don't see the same adverts too frequently and ultimately report to advertisers on which adverts are working. Our partners include:

Remarketing Cookies
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called "remarketing cookie" during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don't worry we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.

Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

Privacy

As part of its normal operation, some parts of the site may collect information which relates either to the user or equipment and network that you use to access the site.

Your privacy is important to us, and this page explains how that information may be used.

What personal information is collected?

If you register to use our site, to provide comments or feedback, or to receive email or attend events that are advertised here, we will collect the information that is needed to provide these services, including your name and the email address that you provide. Any information that we must have to perform the service is marked with an asterisk - other information is optional, but by providing it you may make it simpler or easier for us to meet your requirements.

Why do we collect personal information?

Our sites are tailored to provide you with a personalised view of the data they hold. To do that, we need to collect information in a profile relating to your use of the site and your personal data. In some cases (for example with your email address) we may need to use that data to contact or interact with you, and the data will be held in an identifiable form, securely on our servers. In other cases (for example with passwords) we only need to hold enough information to check that data you provide matches that held by us, and we are unable to retrieve the actual data directly (for example to tell you a forgotten password). At any time, for payment of a small fee, we will inform you as to the data currently held on our server about you, and allow you to correct or have it deleted.

Contacting you

By providing us with your contact details, you permit us to contact you regarding events or other services that we may offer from time to time, by email, telephone, fax or social networking. We will only do this if you give us authority by ticking the relevant box in your profile or registration, and will use this privilege with due care and attention. We do not pass the information you provide through to third parties without your express permission, unless required by law.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement

Changes to this policy

This Privacy policy is under regular review, and can be checked at any time. It was last updated in September 2012.

 


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