AC Environmental is subject to all applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal data and privacy in the United Kingdom including (without limitation) the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC, the EU Directive on privacy and Electronic Communications 2002/58/EC, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the Data Protection (Processing of Sensitive personal data) Order 2000 and all other industry guidelines (whether statutory or non-statutory) or Codes of Practice issued by the Information Commissioner relating to the processing of personal data or privacy or any amendments and re-enactments thereof.
Notice of Collection of Data
What data is being collected?
If you are merely visiting the public areas of AC Environmental, we do not collect any personal data about you besides cookie data. Information collected in this way does not reveal your contact details or any type of personal data. This information is only used in aggregate form to analyse, manage and develop AC Environmental and is not linked to any individual.
We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. If you choose to fill out any reader surveys, enter a competition, apply for an offer you will be asked to supply some information about yourself, including your name, address, phone number and email address.
AC Environmental also collects the details provided by you on registration together with information we learn about you from your use of our service and your visits to AC Environmental and other sites accessible from it.
If you enter a competition you should read the terms and conditions of that promotion which will confirm how we will use any personal data submitted as part of the entry to the competition. By entering a competition or applying for an offer you give permission for AC Environmental to pass your details to any third party sponsor of the competition / offer so they may contact you in the event that you win the competition or qualify for the offer.
We may also collect additional information in connection with information you provide when giving us feedback or completing profile forms.
How we collect data
We collect data from information supplied by you. When you give AC Environmental your email address in response to marketing emails, you are asked to let AC Environmental know how it can be used. You may ‘opt in’ to receive regular email newsletters that contain information about AC Environmental and believe to be of value to you, specifically Locations etc.
All marketing emails will contain a link to opt out of further communications from AC Environmental.
Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology, however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. “Cookies” are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. You can find out more about the way cookies work on http://www.cookiecentral.com.
Non-registered visitors of the site are sent anonymous cookies to keep track of their browsing patterns and build up a demographic profile. In addition, any visitor who has clicked on a AC Environmental advertisement on another site that links to AC Environmental will be sent anonymous cookies that will allow us to analyse advertising effectiveness and manage our relationship with affiliate sites.
Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser.
AC Environmental cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you and you have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, some interactive features of AC Environmental may not work if cookies are disabled. Cookies can be disabled in your browser by following the instructions found at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies
Why data is being collected?
We collect data for a number of reasons. It helps us tailor and personalise you experience with AC Environmental.
AC Environmental collects aggregate user information to monitor traffic patterns such as the number of users to AC Environmental, the pages visited and the length of visit which enables us to improve the service we provide.
In addition, AC Environmental collects information from users who click on advertisements to measure interest and inform advertisers as to how many users have seen or clicked on their ads
AC Environmental also uses demographic and preference information to allow advertising banners on AC Environmental to be targeted, in the aggregate, to the users for whom they are most pertinent.
What we do with the information collected
The information you provide is used to fulfil your specific request unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists. We will use your contact details to communicate with you.
We use personal data for the purpose of providing you with the services you have requested and to personalise our service to you. Your personal information will not be passed on to any other company.
Save as explained above and subject to the provisions below AC Environmental will not pass on your individual user details to third parties without asking for explicit permission.
AC Environmental cooperates with all law-enforcement inquiries and reserves the right to disclose personally identifying or aggregate information to detect and prevent fraud and in connection with a subpoena or other court-sanctioned demand for such information.
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.
We use appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security measures to try to prevent that personal data from being accessed by unauthorised persons and to ensure that you may input personal data safely. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal data to you.
Individual user details will not be passed on without prior consent. If AC Environmental ever requests that you volunteer additional information, such as financial data or age (in an online survey, for example) your response will always be voluntary and this data will only be used as an aggregate of data in conjunction with users of AC Environmental as a whole.
Despite these efforts, AC Environmental cannot guarantee that a hacker will not obtain access to communications between users and AC Environmental.
The Website – What you must not do
You must not:
(a) use the Website (or any part of it) for any illegal purpose and you shall use it in accordance with all relevant laws;
(b) upload or transmit through the Website (whether by way of a Listing or otherwise):
(i) any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer or
(ii) any material which is defamatory, offensive, or of an obscene or menacing character, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
(c) use the Website in a manner which
(i) may cause the Website to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such that the effectiveness or functionality of the Website is in any way impaired or
(ii) violates or infringes the rights of any person, firm or company (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy);
(d) create or publish a hypertext link to any part of the Website or attempt any unauthorised access to any part or component of the Website;
(e) copy or distribute any part of the Website in any medium without our prior written consent; and
(f) alter or modify any part of the Website other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website for its intended purpose.
Links to other websites
We may provide links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content (including misrepresentative or defamatory content) of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources.
Limitation of liability
The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis for your information and personal use only without any representation or endorsement. Unless specified in separate terms and conditions relating to a particular product or service, we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the Website, or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf including but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, condition or completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade.
Unless specified in separate terms and conditions related to a particular product or service, we make no warranty that the Website or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf will meet your requirements or will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Website or the server which makes it available or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf are free of viruses or bugs or are fully functional, accurate, or reliable. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of content or material.
You agree and accept that we will not be liable in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise for:
(a) any economic losses (including without limitation loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or
(b) any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
(c) loss of data or use of data; or
(d) any special or indirect or consequential losses, howsoever arising and in any case whether or not such losses were within the contemplation of either of us at the date on which the event giving rise to the loss occurred
You agree to be fully responsible for (and fully indemnify us against) all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, suffered by us and arising out of any breach of the terms by you or any other liabilities incurred by us arising out of your use of the website (including without limitation, in relation to Listings), or use by any other person accessing the website using your pc or internet access account.
Intellectual property and right to use
You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trade marks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content contained within the Website shall remain at all times owned by us or our licensors with the exception of your Listing photographs as the copyright and ownership stays with the listing account holder. You are permitted to use any other listing material only as expressly authorised by us.
Except for Personal Data (as defined in our privacy statement), any information you submit to the Website, whether by way of comment, any chat room function or otherwise, will not be treated confidentially and you acknowledge that we may use such information for any purposes subject to these Terms.
By posting communications on or through AC Environmental, User shall be deemed to have granted to AC Environmental a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to modify, re-publish, edit, translate, perform corrective maintenance of a listing, and display the communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed without territorial or time limitations, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sub-licensees.