We take your privacy seriously and we are committed to keeping your information private. We will process your personal data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
Scope of this policy
The Sharek.co.uk Site and Services include, and without limitation:
Sites may contain links to other web sites over which we have no control. Sharek.co.uk is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other web sites to which you choose to link from this site. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other web sites so you can understand how they may collect, use and share your information.
Information about your visits to our sites
We collect personal information from visitors to this website through the use of on-line forms and every time you e-mail us your details. We also collect information about the transactions you may undertake including details of payment methods used.
We automatically gather information about your visits to our sites. This includes demographic data and browsing patterns. This is used to build up marketing profiles, to aid strategic development, to manage our relationship with advertisers and to audit usage of the site.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use products or services that require you to “sign in” and you may not be able to take full advantage of offerings or use Sharek.co.uk Site.
Use of personal information
Contact and other details you supply as part of the registration process will be used by us to authenticate your identity, deal with your inquiries and requests and to provide you with our services (including to process your orders and administer your account).
We may also use your personal information to personalise aspects of our services, to carry out market research surveys, to contact you about opportunities that we believe may be relevant to you and to provide you with updates about developments on the sites and information about the products and services we offer. Information may also be used for marketing and strategic development purposes, for example to identify trends usage. It is your responsibility to ensure that any information submitted as part of the registration process, to your user account or as part of an application to a job posting is accurate and up to date.
We will not disclose any information we keep about you to any third parties, except for (1) where you have agreed to the sharing of data, (2) any suppliers we engage to provide services which involve processing data on our behalf. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties outside the Sharek.co.uk if it is to be used and controlled for commercial purposes. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to third parties outside Sharek.co.uk, including, as illustrative examples, government bodies, law enforcement and credit reference agencies, professional services like law and accountancy firms, cyber security breach management providers and regulators, for non-commercial purposes.
Content posted by you
If you post any personal information to any of our public forums, this information will immediately be made available to other users throughout the world who may use it to send you unsolicited communications. In some circumstances we may display pseudonyms that identify you as a user but not your actual personal information (your username for example) when you post material to the website to allow users to identify each other.
Third Party Data Processors
In order to deliver our services, we will need to process and store your personal information and may need to transfer it to the relevant partners for processing both inside and outside the European Economic Area (EEA). These third parties simply process data on behalf of Sharek.co.uk and have no right to use, disclose or transfer your personal data in any other way. By submitting your personal information, you consent to such processing and transfers in connection with your use of our services.
Security and possibility of international transfer
Please note that countries outside the EEA may not have the same level of protection as countries within the EEA, but we always demand that those parties to whom we transfer data adhere to the same security procedures that we follow ourselves. By submitting your personal information, you consent to such processing and transfers in connection with such orders, offers or services and for any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide the information.
In some circumstances it may be necessary for us to use, share or transfer your personal data in other ways and we will let you know about this additional use of your personal data where relevant.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
Legal and Contact Information
You have a right to access the personal data held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please write to the Data Protection Officer at email@example.com.
We will use all reasonable efforts to answer any questions or resolve any concerns regarding your privacy promptly.
What are cookies?
Cookies are harmless text files that allow a website server to recognise you when you revisit the website. There are two main types of cookies:
Transient (or session) cookies.
These are set and exist for the duration of your visit to a specific website and are removed when you finish.
They recognise you as you move, and navigate between, the different website pages so that you do not need to re-enter who you are and often can help to maintain your security.
Persistent (or permanent) cookies.
These remain on your computer until they expire or are deleted.
Many persistent cookies have automatic deletion dates to help ensure your computer doesn’t get overloaded with cookies.
Persistent cookies will often retain previously entered information to ease and simplify subsequent data input.
For example: your login user ID or email address.
Like most websites, this website uses both types of cookies to simplify and ease a user’;s journey and experience. Cookies can also be 1st (first) or 3rd (third) party cookies:
These are owned and created by us for the website you’re viewing.
These are owned and created by an independent company. Usually this is a company partnering to provide services to us as owners of the website.
We use both our own (first-party) and partner companies’ (third-party) cookies to facilitate and support a simpler and more secure website experience for our users
- Gather information on a user’/s journey across our sites
- Ensure your privacy is protected in our secure sites
- Store your login details for our secure sites
- Temporarily store input information in any of our calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations
- Store details of your marketing, product and business preferences to improve our targeting to you and enhance your journey through our sites and partner sites
- Evaluate our sites’ advertising and promotional effectiveness (we own the anonymous data collected and don’t share it with anyone)
We don’t and will never:
- store personal information in them that others could read and understand
- sell or distribute cookie information without your prior consent.
Changing your cookie settings
To enable or disable cookies, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the ‘Help’, ‘Tools’ or ‘Edit’ facility). Alternatively, an external resource is available at www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org providing specific information about cookies and how to manage them.
Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access secure areas of this website, such as any online services that require registration.
Secure online services
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations