Last updated: 01 July 2015
This policy is updated from time-to-time. The latest version is published on this page and updated on the date shown above.
If you have any questions about this policy, please email email@example.com or write to Suite 34, New House, 67-68 Hatton Garden, London WC1N 8JY.
We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website. We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.
What data we gather
We may collect the following information:
- Contact information including email address
- Demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests
- Website usage data
- Other information relevant to client enquiries
- Other information pertaining to special offers and surveys
How we use this data
Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking for, enabling us to deliver improved products and services. Specifically, we may use the data:
- For our own internal records
- To improve the products and services we provide
- To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
- To send you promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you
- To contact you for market research reasons
Cookies and how we use them
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
- Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregate usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
- Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site.
- Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
- Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
- To recognise when you return to our website. We may show you relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or device nor any information about you, other than those you choose to share with use, are contained in them.
Controlling information about you
When you fill in a form and provide details on our website, you will see a tick box allowing you to opt in to receive marketing communications from us by email, telephone, text message or post.
If you had agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, you can change this by one of these methods:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write to us at Suite 34, New House, 67-68 Hatton Garden, London WC1N 8JY
We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
We will always hold your information securely. To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards. We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Our website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by us. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies/people outside of maynila. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by our email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at email@example.com or write to us at Suite 34, New House, 67-68 Hatton Garden, London WC1N 8JY.
Email marketing campaigns published by us may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. This activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list]. We will use this information to refine future email campaigns and supply the subscriber with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will be detailed instead.
Links from our site
Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside the maynila.co.uk domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.
Always be wary when submitting data to websites. We suggest that you read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.
Social media platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that maynila participates on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
You are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate/engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to your own privacy and personal details. maynila will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
Our website uses social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from webpages to the social media platform in question. You are advised before using such social sharing buttons that you do so at your own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a webpage respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened link in social media
Our social media platform accounts may share links to relevant webpages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
You are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by our website. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine URLs are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore maynila cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Resources and further information
Data Protection Act 1998
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide