Russell Whitlock Accountancy Ltd respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information that you provide to us. This statement explains our policies and practices regarding the use and disclosure of your personal information by Russell Whitlock Accountancy Ltd. Please note, Russell Whitlock Accountancy Ltd reviews and updates this Privacy Policy from time to time as needed without notice. Therefore, you should review the terms of this policy periodically to make sure you are aware of how Russell Whitlock Accountancy Ltd collects and uses personal information. By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information by Russell Whitlock Accountancy Ltd as explained below.

In order to provide you with the full range of services on the site, we are sometimes required to collect information about you. We will use any personal information collected from the site in accordance with all laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal data including the Data Protection Act 1998 (as may be amended) (the "Data Protection Act"). Further details on the Data Protection Act can be found on the Information Commissioner's website (www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk)
Personal information you are asked to supply during your use of the site including that which you supply voluntarily as part of the registration process and any other information relating to your Contributions ("Your Data"), will be used by us, our agents and advisors (including legal advisors) as follows: (i) to administer your Membership; (ii) in making decisions about whether any contributions you seek to upload onto the site should be accepted, rejected or used; (iii) for marketing purposes where you have specifically agreed to this (see paragraph 10 below); and/or (iv) as set out on the site or the Terms. In addition, we may at our discretion disclose this information to the police, regulatory bodies or any legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or suspected breach of the Terms by you or otherwise where required by law.

You may be requested to take part in promotional activity and we reserve the right to use your details, photographs and audio and/or visual recordings in any publicity. Except as set out in this Privacy Policy (or where we agree otherwise with you e.g. in relation to contacting you for marketing), your data will be kept private and confidential, will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent and will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By subscribing and becoming a Member and/or using the site you are agreeing to Your Data being used as set out in this Privacy Policy and in the Terms.

The information collected on the site includes:

Users' Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are automatically logged by our web server. IP addresses are numbers that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet and are used by us to observe users' interest in this site (number of visits, etc).

Russell Whitlock Accountancy Ltd uses "cookies". A cookie is a small data file that a web site can transfer to a visitor's hard drive to keep records of the visits to such site. A cookie contains information such as your username and password that helps us recognize the pages you have visited and improve future visits, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is the information that you provide yourself. A cookie cannot read data off of your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Information stored in cookies may be encrypted, however, we do not store your credit card number in cookies. If you prefer not to accept a cookie, you can set your web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) to warn you before accepting cookies or you can refuse all cookies by turning them off in your web browser. However, access to some of our secured web site(s) may require the use of cookies, which you must enable only cookies that get sent back to the originating server. Otherwise, you can still access most of the features on our web site even without accepting a cookie.

We may contract with online partners to help manage and optimise our internet business and communications. The type of information we may collect includes content viewed, pages, site sections and videos. By supplementing our records, this information helps us learn things like what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which of our products most interest our customers, and what kinds of offers our customers like to see. Although our partner companies log the information coming from the site on our behalf, we control how that data may and may not be used and these companies do not have access to your personal data such that you can be personally identified.

External Links
The site may also provide links to other third party web sites. Even if the third party is affiliated with Russell Whitlock Accountancy Ltd through a business partnership or otherwise, Russell Whitlock Accountancy Ltd is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices or the content of such external links. These links are provided to you for convenience purposes only and you access them at your own risk.

There are opportunities on the website to receive e-mail communications alerting you to news and offers from us as fully explained before you subscribe. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by replying to the email using the "unsubscribe" link.

We will not disclose voluntarily provided details to third parties or use your data or contributions in any other way other than set out in this Privacy Policy and the Terms without your prior consent.

If you are 16 or under, please get your parent or guardian's consent beforehand whenever you provide personal information on the site.

We will hold your data and contributions for as long as is necessary and reasonably required for the relevant service or purpose.