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Privacy statement

 

Essex Tourist Guide, Essex Tourist Guide.co.uk and Essex Tourist Guide.com are trading names of Essex Tourist Guide Limited.

 

Essex Tourist Guide is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Essex Tourist Guide web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Essex Tourist Guide web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

 

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Essex Tourist Guide collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Essex Tourist Guide also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

 

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Essex Tourist Guide. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by Essex Tourist Guide for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Essex Tourist Guide web site.

 

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Essex Tourist Guide public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Essex Tourist Guide does not read any of your private online communications. Essex Tourist Guide encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from Essex Tourist Guide so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. Essex Tourist Guide is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on web sites outside of the Essex Tourist Guide and Essex Tourist Guide family of web sites.

 

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Essex Tourist Guide collects and uses your personal information to operate the Essex Tourist Guide web site and deliver the services you have requested. Essex Tourist Guide also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Essex Tourist Guide and its affiliates. Essex Tourist Guide may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

 

Essex Tourist Guide does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Essex Tourist Guide may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Essex Tourist Guide may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Essex Tourist Guide, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

 

Essex Tourist Guide does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

 

Essex Tourist Guide keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers visit within Essex Tourist Guide, in order to determine what Essex Tourist Guide services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customised content and advertising within Essex Tourist Guide to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

 

Essex Tourist Guide web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Essex Tourist Guide or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Essex Tourist Guide; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Essex Tourist Guide, or the public.

 

We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office. Our Registration Number is Z1545008. Details of our registration can be found at the Information Commissioner's Office Website: www.ico.org.uk

 

USE OF COOKIES


The Essex Tourist Guide web site use "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

 

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise Essex Tourist Guide pages, or register with Essex Tourist Guide site or services, a cookie helps Essex Tourist Guide to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Essex Tourist Guide web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Essex Tourist Guide features that you customised.

 

We use 'Google Analytics' to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google's ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

 

Google Analytics employs cookies to define user sessions, which allows for the collection of data about how visitors are using the websites. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. This means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behaviour on that specific website. According to Google, the data collected cannot be altered or retrieved by services from other domains.

 

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Essex Tourist Guide services or web sites you visit.

 

Please visit the following website for further information: www.aboutcookies.org


SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Essex Tourist Guide secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Essex Tourist Guide secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

 

Essex Tourist Guide will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Essex Tourist Guide encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Essex Tourist Guide is protecting your information.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION


Essex Tourist Guide welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Essex Tourist Guide has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Essex Tourist Guide via our Contact Us page. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

 

 

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