Privacy Policy

The protection and security of your personal data are important to us. Therefore, any personal data collected by us will be with your knowledge and consent.  Here we wish to outline what information we record and for what purposes this information is used.

What information do we collect from you and for what purposes?
When you access this website Essex Voice Past, details of your visit, including your IP address (your computer’s individual identification number for internet connection), date and time of visit are automatically logged by our web server and kept for a period of 52 weeks for data security purposes only (e.g. in order to identify and trace any persons gaining or attempting to gain unauthorised access to the web server).
We will treat with strictest confidence any personal details sent when you access our web pages in accordance with UK data protection legislation.  By sending us an e-mail or completing and submitting the online forms on our website you are consenting to us using your personal data (which could extend to your name, address, phone number, company details and e-mail address) for the following purposes:

– our correspondence with you;
– in order to send you the requested documents or information;
– for any other purpose stipulated on the individual form; and
– to provide you with information or details of our products or services we think may be of interest to you.

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

In order to enhance the content and functionality of our internet pages, we also keep statistical information (e.g. the number of visitors to each website and how long they stayed there, internet provider, browser type).  The information is recorded on our behalf by an external service provider but the information is used for internal purposes only and does not allow individuals to be identified.

Cookies
For technical reasons, we use session cookies on our website, which are stored on your hard disk for the duration of the link.  We also use session cookies to retrace usage behaviour in anonymised form.  The anonymised usage data is recorded, processed and used only in order to gear our website to users’ needs.  These session cookies are not used to collect any personal information about you.  Session cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you leave our website or the dialog is ended.  When using our internet services, you can decide whether you wish to accept or decline these cookies by modifying the settings in your browser.  If session cookies are disabled on your browser, however, you may not be able to use certain features or sections of our website.

Protective measures
We take suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, or destruction and against access by unauthorised persons.

Do you have any questions?
If you have any further questions relating to data protection in connection with our internet presence or regarding the processing of your personal data (including details of the data that we hold about you), please email thenarrator@essexvoicespast.com.

Changes to this privacy policy
The updating of our internet pages may require us to make adjustments to our privacy policy.  Please note the latest version of our privacy policy (current status: November 2014).