Privacy and Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

The British Association of Removers Ltd (“Company”) takes your privacy seriously.

This privacy policy describes how and why we obtain, store and process data which can identify you. We may update this policy from time to time and shall indicate on the web site when changes have been made. By visiting this website, you are accepting the practices described in this notice.

2. The Information we collect

Information is collected from you when you contribute to or use some of the advanced features on the site. The information we collect is clearly set out on the web page on which we collect it. In addition, we may collect your IP address and use cookies unless you configure your web browser not to accept them –

COOKIES

Under the EU Cookie Directive we are required by Law to fully describe Cookies and their use within this website – where applicable, and to request your consent to their use. Therefore, where cookies ARE in use within this website, you will be presented with a request for acceptance on first visit, and will be prompted each time should you decline consent. This site currently uses the following cookies:

Purpose Expires Status
Stores last activity page visited When browser closes Logged Out
Stores whether user has accepted cookies 1 Year from creation Logged Out
User role, defaults as user, (administrator when logged in with admin rights) 24 hrs Logged Out
Stores current page before user logs in, so when they log out they arrive back at the same page 24 hrs Logged Out
Determines if user is logged in When browser closes Logged In
Stores user’s fullname for identification whilst logged in 24 hrs Logged In
Establish if administator When browser closes Logged In
Associated Plugins for user When browser closes Logged In
WordPress testing cookies can be written When browser closes Logged In

What is a Cookie?

Cookies are small files that allow a website to recognise and track users. There are three types of Cookies related to Privacy Issues and as identified by the ICO:

Session Cookies: These are files that allow a site to link the actions of a visitor during a single browser session – most typically those used in internet banking or webmail services. These cookies are not stored long term and are considered “less privacy intrusive” than persistent cookies.

Persistent Cookies: These are files that remain on the user’s device (be that laptop, mobile, gaming device etc.) between browser sessions and allow one or several sites to remember details about you, and are most commonly used by online shops to target advertising and greetings towards you, or to avoid you having to provide a password each website visit.

First and Third-party Cookies: A first-party cookie is one set by this website. A third-party cookie is one issued by a different server to this website and could be triggered by a hyperlink to that site or a banner advert within this site.

Use of first party Cookies in this website for the purpose of Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics for the purposes of improving the site’s performance and content for everyone. Specifically, Google Analytics is completely anonymous and simply allows us to evaluate, for example:

  • What are the most popular pages on my site?
  • What pages don’t visitors appear to like?
  • What browsers are my visitors using?
  • What days or times bring the most visits?

Google Analytics currently sets 4 cookies with the following lifespans – a session cookie, a 24hr cookie, a 6mth cookie and a 2 year cookie.

This information is not shared with anyone – for the purpose of maintaining the site’s accessibility and performance, and of assessing and enhancing page content and website usability for their customers’ benefit.

Please note – if you subsequently do not wish to accept cookies from this website then you will need to delete the stored cookies from within your browser options settings.

3. Why we collect it

Additional to the above, we collect information about you so that we can personalise your use of the site, assist your use of the site and improve the site generally. We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with information about services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these by post or telephone.

4. Who we disclose it to

4.1   We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to the selected BAR Member companies to enable them to perform the services requested by you or with your prior consent.

4.2   In certain circumstances we may need to disclose information about you if you breach this privacy policy or if you breach the Terms and Conditions. We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law or by any Governmental body.

4.3   We will only pass on information about you as an individual (as opposed to aggregate information) to third parties to enable us to perform services requested by you.

5. Data Protection

The Company is registered with the Information Commissioner in the UK as a “data controller” in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. Further details of the registration are available at www.ico.gov.uk.

6. Security

Keeping information about you secure is very important to us and certain sections of the site may encrypt data using SSL or a comparable standard. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.

7. Automated decisions

Parts of this website are automatic and we may process your personal data as part of this website.

8. Accessing and updating your personal information

We will always let you have a copy of personal information we have about you, should you request it, and you may correct it if you wish. Instructions about how to do this are available by contacting us.

9. Questions?

If you have any questions or complaints relating to this Privacy Policy or how we use the personal information we have about you, please contact us. We will endeavour to respond to you promptly.

10. Our Regulatory Information

British Association of Removers Ltd
Registered Office: : Tangent House, 62 Exchange Road, Watford, WD18 0TG
Registered in England & Wales :Company No. 133531
VAT No: GB 233 58 46 58