The Policy is effective as of 1st April 2019. The policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices, regulatory changes and the evolving needs of Pet-Pages and the membership services provided.
The data controller for all personal data collected via this website is Pet-Pages. This means that we are responsible for deciding what data we collect and how we hold and use your personal data. We will implement appropriate data security measures for protecting the data from unauthorised access and loss, as laid out in the Security section of this Policy.
Pet-Pages collects and maintains a variety of personally identifiable information, including names, email addresses, phone numbers, payment information, social media profiles, business addresses, demographic information such as the local authority area or industry sector of the business and details of Pet-Pages services the users may be. Pet-Pages collects information directly from individuals. The information is collected through online registration forms.
Purpose of Processing
he personal data collected is used by Pet-Pages to give you information relation to Pet-Pages membership, customer administration, prospecting new members, account management with existing members. Pet-Pages may perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics to measure interest in and the use of various sections of the website. The personal data held by the Pet-Pages may also be used on an aggregate basis without any personal identifiers to provide third parties with information, such as the composition of membership, and to help us develop new member services and products, improve the features and content of the website or other marketing material, and to provide sponsors and others with aggregate information about our members, website users and their usage patterns in relation to services and/or the website.
The personal data collected is stored in the Pet-Pages's CRM system and other appropriate data management systems, both paper-based and electronic. Personal, identifiable information will not be disclosed to any third party except if permission has first been obtained from the users. The data will not be transferred to any agency located outside the EU. At regular intervals, we will:
- Review the length of time we keep your personal data for consider the purpose or purposes for which we hold your personal data for in deciding whether (and for how long) to retain it
- Securely delete information that is no longer needed for that purpose or those purposes
- Update, archive or securely delete information if it goes out of date.
Pet-Pages uses reasonable measures to safeguard personally identifiable information. The implemented measures will be appropriate to the type of information maintained and compliance with all relevant legislation governing protection of personal information. Measures are implemented to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the personal information. We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to only those employees, contractors or agents who have a legitimate business need to have access to that data. The employees, contractors or agents will process your personal data in accordance with our instructions. They will be subject to a duty of confidentiality and due care with respect to handling the personal data.
Links to Third-Party Sites
If you do not wish to receive marketing material, you may opt out. Every marketing e-mail will include an 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom.
We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our e-communications.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognize you when you visit.
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third-party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.