Alex Bedford Education Ltd
Alex Bedford Education Ltd

Privacy Policy

The Policy

This privacy policy is for this website; www.alex-bedford.co.uk and is served by Alex Bedford Education Ltd 13 The Street, Cavenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6DA and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) (pre GDPR enforcement) and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

Alex Bedford Education 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.

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally, it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer/device in order to serve it to you. Our contact information is provided if you have any questions.

The DPA & GDPR May 2018

We and this website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union. This policy is effective from 05.10.18.

ICO

Alex Bedford Education Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under registration reference ZA461382. Registration expiry date is 04.10.2019 although automatic renewal is in place. Please see the link at the end of this policy for further ICO guidance.

SSL Certificate

The website; www.alex-bedford.co.uk has an SSL certificate installed, further enhancing the security of the site. SSL certificates are small data files that digitally bind a cryptographic key to an organisation’s details. When installed on a web server, it activates the padlock and the https protocol and allows secure connections from a web server to a browser. SSL Certificates bind together: A domain name, server name or hostname and an organisational identity (i.e. company name) and location. An organisation needs to install the SSL Certificate onto its web server to initiate a secure session with browsers. Once a secure connection is established, all web traffic between the web server and the web browser will be secure. When a certificate is successfully installed, the application protocol (also known as HTTP) will change to HTTPS, where the ‘S’ stands for ‘secure’. Depending on the type of certificate purchased and the browser used, a browser will show a padlock or green bar in the browser when you visit a website that has an SSL Certificate installed.

What We Collect

We may collect the following information: name and job title, contact information including email address and demographic information such as postcode through your web form submission. We will not collect any personal data from you we do not need in order to provide and oversee the service we offer you.

What We Do With The Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and to create a customer history/profile. We also use it to provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons: internal record keeping, to improve our products and services, to send promotional emails about new products, updates about products you have purchased, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

Controlling Your Personal Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways: whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do want the information you give to be used for direct marketing purposes.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of the e mail.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held please write to us at the address below. Data will be supplied electronically and in a commonly used format and within one month of receipt of the request.

In addition, you have the right to ask us to erase, suspend the processing of or transfer personal data.

We want to make sure that the information we hold about you is up to date. If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Use of Cookies

www.alex-bedford.co.uk does not collect cookies.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.

Website Visitor Tracking

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.

Downloads & Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications. We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.

Contact & Communication with Us

Users contacting us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored on our website server securely in the EU until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose we collected it for, including for the purpose of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.

Email Mailing List(s) & Marketing Messages

We do not operate an email mailing list program. 

External Website Links & Third Parties

Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites)

Shortened URL’s; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URL’s (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Policy & Usage

We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.

Resources & Further Information

• Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

• Data Protection Act 1998

• Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003

• The Guide to the PECR 2003

• Twitter Privacy Policy

• Google Privacy Policy

• Linkedin Privacy Policy

https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/

You can email

info@alex-bedford.co.uk

You can call

07500 827017

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