What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
- information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
- information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletters (including name, email address, company name (optional), telephone number (optional));
- information that you provide to us for the purpose of getting a response (including name, email address, company name (optional), telephone number (optional), subject (optional) and content of submission);
- any other information that you choose to send to us.
Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
- administer the website;
- send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require newsletters or marketing communications);
- deal with enquiries and complaints made by you relating to the website;
- conduct market, social and satisfaction research;
We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
- to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
- in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
- in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
- to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling, but only where lawful and compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (username/password and firewall protected) servers. Data from the ‘Contact Us’ form is submitted via email.
Of course, data transmission over the internet (including email) is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for our marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for our marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for our marketing purposes.)
Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy and cookie policies or practices of third party websites.
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
The data controller responsible for our website is ‘Join the Dots (Research) Limited’.
Our data protection registration number is ‘Z562232X’.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are essential to the effective operation of this website and by using and browsing this website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the website.
What cookies does this website use?
If you would like more detail, here is a list of the cookies we use, their names and what we use them for:
Identifying Unique Visitors
Each unique browser that visits a page on this website is provided with a unique ID via the _utma cookie. In this way, subsequent visits to the website via the same browser are recorded as belonging to the same (unique) visitor. This cookie is set immediately upon visiting the website.
Determining Visitor Session
Two cookies are used by Google Analytics to determine a session; a session is a period of interaction between a visitor’s browser and a particular website. This cookie is set immediately upon visiting the website.
Tracking Traffic Sources & Navigation
When you reach this website via a search engine result, a direct link, or an ad that links to the website, Google Analytics stores the type of referral information in a cookie. This cookie is set immediately upon visiting the website.
How do I delete the cookies?
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit allaboutcookies.org.
Join the Dots (Research) Limited
51 Lever Street