Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.private-investors.co.uk
We take your privacy and the protection of your personal data seriously. We will only store, process and disclose your personal data where we have your consent or a legitimate interest and in accordance with the law. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. We do our best to protect your privacy through the appropriate use of information security measures.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Our website uses first and third-party cookies for technical, analytical and advertising purposes. First party cookies refer to cookies that are set by our site, we are the only ones with access to this information. On the other hand, third party cookies or requests allow other third parties to have access to the information collected. Not all cookies are necessary to navigate this site. Cookies used for analytical and advertising purposes such as site Analytics and Advertising cookies (non-essential cookies) are not necessary to navigate our site. You have the choice not to accept or delete them anytime.
What are cookies and why we use them?
Cookies are files that are downloaded on your computer or mobile device when you visit certain websites. Cookies allow a website, for instance to identify a user session, recall your preferences (e.g. language), gather information about your browsing habits.
We may send a cookie which may be stored by your browser on your computers hard drive. We use this information for the following purposes:
– Assisting you in navigation on the website
– Improve the functionality of the website
– Store login details for our secure sites
– System administration
– Reporting information for research purposes
– Assisting with our promotional and marketing efforts.
We also may use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this website, to improve the Sites usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognize your computer when you visit our Site, and to personalize our Site for you.
Cookies and information captured through this site is stored for a certain retention period, however you can eliminate these cookies any time before the expiration date.
How to Restrict Cookies?
You can adjust the settings in your browser in order to restrict or block cookies that are set by the Services (or any other site on the Internet). Your browser may include information on how to adjust your settings. Alternatively, you may visit www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain comprehensive general information about cookies and how to adjust the cookie settings on various browsers. This site also explains how to delete cookies from your computer.
You can control and delete these cookies through your browser settings through the following links:
– Google Chrome
– Mozilla Firefox
– Microsoft Edge
– Safari for iOS (iPhone and iPad)
– Chrome for Android
– Windows Phone
Or you can also use the following cookie management and disposal tool from Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of the Services. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies”) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We do not share our data with anybody.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
You can contact us at anytime via our online contact form.
How we protect your data
Only Key Personnel will have access to data, and we have safeguards to prevent others from accessing that data.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We have a confidential data breach contingency plan created by our IT Director, who has a lot of experience with creating this type of contingency plan for Microsoft and other large IT-related companies. In this unlikely event, it would involve notifying all affected indivuduals about the details of the data breach immediately (as soon as we discover it) and providing them with details on how they can fully safeguard of all of their personal information across all services.
What third parties we receive data from
We do not receive any data from any third parties.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not conduct any automated decision-making or profiling on our member data or any indivuduals that access our services.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We have no industry regulatory disclosure requirements.