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Privacy Policy

This website is provided by GMB Computer Services GMB Computer Services is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers.

This privacy policy applies to the websites managed by GMB Computer Services as well as the services and products provided through those sites. From time to time we may make alterations to our website and to the products and services provided through it. This, and our commitment to protecting the privacy of your personal information may result in periodic changes to the privacy policy. Any such changes will be posted on this page and we would ask that you refer back to it regularly in order to review any amendments.

Use of the GMB Computer Services website and services indicates your consent to the collection and use of information as described below.

Any questions which you may have regarding this privacy policy should be directed to gary@gmbwebdesigns.com.

1. What information is collected and how is it used?

We ask you to supply certain information when you sign up with us as a customer. This information includes your name, the name of your business (if applicable), your postal address, email address, telephone number, fax number (if applicable) and how you heard of us. This information will be used in the management of our own database and to enable us to contact you about the service you have requested (for example, to confirm the registration of a domain name or to inform you of the need to renew your registration when it expires).

In addition, when you use our website we store your IP address and may use this information to administer our website and help to diagnose any network or server problems. Information passed to us from your web browser may be stored and used in our internal statistical analysis. We may also automatically collect non-personal information about you such as the type of internet browsers you use or the site from which you linked to our website. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on our website.

2. Do we share the information with anyone else?

GMB Computer Services will not, without your consent, divulge your personal information to a third party except in the following circumstances:

  • 2.1 in order to register a domain name we are required to send your name, business name (if applicable), postal address and email address to organisations that formally record the registration; this information may be available to others via a "Whois" search;
  • 2.2 if required to do so by law or by any organisation with appropriate authority;
  • 2.3 if you have signed up for optional services which require us to pass your personal information to another company (see "Optional Services" below);
  • 2.4 to any financial institution with whom we hold an account for the purpose of verifying credit status and / or validating financial transactions;
  • 2.5 we may provide aggregate statistics about our sales, customers, traffic patterns and other site information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any information that could personally identify you; GMB Computer Services is not responsible for the privacy practices of other companies or websites.

3. Optional Services

From time to time GMB Computer Services will offer additional services to our customers. In some cases these services may require us to pass personal data held by us to a third party. Any such service will be optional and the opt-in process will clearly show that personal data will be shared with another company.

4. How long will we hold data on you?

GMB Computer Services will not hold data for longer than is reasonably necessary for the purposes of the proper conduct of its business or as required by law.

5. Where is the data we hold stored?

Information which you submit via our website is stored on a computer and sometimes on paper at our offices located in the European Economic Area. This is necessary in order to process the information and to send you any information you have requested.

6. Security

GMB Computer Services places great importance on the security of all information associated with its customers and has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of customer data under our control. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to user information. With regard to our website, we may use secure server software (SSL) to encrypt information you input before it is sent to us. While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to prevent this.

7. Links to Other Sites

The GMB Computer Services website contains advertising and links to other websites. No personal information is passed to other websites if you follow one of these links. GMB Computer Services is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of linked websites.  We cannot, therefore, be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

8. Changes to Personal Information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email you request to gary@gmbcomputerservices.co.uk

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

9. Consent

Use of the GMB Computer Services' website and services indicates your consent to the collection and use of information as described in this policy. Any changes to the policy will be posted on this page.

Cookies

A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping basket.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.