It is important to note that this policy can be updated as and when it is needed without prior notice. So it is always a good idea to check back regularly to see what has changed and how it may affect you. Our current policy is effective as of March 1st 2009.
What Information Do We Gather?
There are certain types of information that we gather. Your demographic information is just one thing that we like to know. This helps us to establish where our website viewers live and who we should be targeting the website to. Demographic information includes your post code and the area that you live.
We may also collect information on your personal interests or preferences. This information is used mainly to see what offers or promotions we may be able to send you. We can also use your preferences to see whether you could be interested in any new products that we bring out in the future.
Basically collecting your basic information allows us to see if we can make any improvements that may benefit our visitors.
Should you be Worried about Cookies?
One thing which you may be worried about is cookies. Stored on your computer as a tiny file, a cookie helps a website analyse the person’s viewing habits. In our case our traffic log cookies enable us to see which of our web pages you view the most. We do not see anything on your computer and our cookies do not give us access to your computer. So what exactly do we use them for?
Google adsense may be used on this site to serve content specific adverts using the DART cookie. For more information and to opt out of the Google Dart cookie scheme please visit this link – Opt Out.
It is possible to disable cookies if you would prefer. To do this you should go to your internet options menu and cookies will be found under the privacy tab. However, we would be extremely grateful if you did allow us to use our cookies on your computer as in the long run it helps us to provide a better website for you.
How to Have Control over the Information you Share
Even when you provide us with your personal information, you can still request that we do not use it. On each of our personal detail request forms, you will find a section stating that you can opt out of further correspondence with us. It will also state that you can choose whether we share your information with any third parties. So it is entirely up to you which information, if any, we share with third parties.
It may be the case where you have already given some of your information to us but there has been an error. If so then all you have to do is contact us using the “Contact Us” section of the site. Tell us what the error is and we will get back to you ASAP.
It is also worth being aware that you have a right to see what information we have on you. If you do want to see this information then it will cost you a small fee. However, under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to request the data we have and how it has been used.
Our Website Disclaimer
Following any of the information that we provide on the website will be at your own risk. the-pier.co.uk cannot be held responsible for any data loss or damage that may be caused as a result of using our website. Any information that you wish to use for your own personal use is strictly followed at your own personal risk. The site can offer no certainty or guarantee that the information or products will be relevant to you. We always try our best to ensure that the information provided is correct and suitable for our website viewers. However, we cannot always guarantee the accuracy of the content.
Another thing that you should keep in mind is that when we provide links to other websites, they are not endorsed by us. We provide them for your own general information in case you would like to find out more about a topic. However we cannot be held responsible for any content that is found on any outside websites. Just because we provide you with their link does not mean that we agree with anything that the website promotes. Always follow links with caution.
Finally there may be times when our website suffers technical difficulties beyond our control. If this occurs then we are not liable for any inconvenience that you may suffer because of it. We will be working on getting the site back up as soon as we can and we can only apologise for the inconvenience that it may cause.