Collection Of Your Personal Information
When you provide us with your personal information via our website, we will inform you of how the information will be used. We value your trust in our website and our company. In all cases, your information will be held in strict confidence.
The types of personal information that we collect from you will depend on how you use our website. For example, when applying for a product or service we may collect details such as your name, e-mail address, age, details of your personal preferences, your preferences for receiving commercial e-mail and receiving market research surveys via e-mail. Some of this information is essential for us to be able to accurately identify who is using the service and as such is mandatory.
Other types of information are collected to help us profile who is using the services and what their interests are. Information of this type is often optional - you need only fill it in if you wish to do so.
We record other information as well. This information is used to improve the structure and performance of our service to provide the user with an improved service. Whenever a page is requested from our web server we record the time, date and URL of the request, along with information on the browser software that is being used. We also anonymously track the pattern of visitor usage across our websites. We will do this by issuing an anonymous user ID. This anonymous ID uses a feature in your web browser called a cookie. This cookie identifies and recognizes the computer (but not the person using the computer) when you visit our websites.
We will not collect any personal information from you revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, or details of health, disability or sexual activity or orientation.
Exceptions To This Include :
- Where you have given express consent for us to do so;
- Where there are reasonable grounds to believe that disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life or health;
- The use is authorized by law or reasonably necessary to enforce the law; or
- When the information is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim.