This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Web Site and Business Funding Research Limited the owner and provider of this Web Site. This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Web Site and any Services or Systems therein.
1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the capitalised terms shall have the same meanings as in the BusinessFunding.co.uk Terms and Conditions. In addition the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Cookie” means a small file placed on your computer by BusinessFunding.co.uk when you visit certain parts of this Web Site. This allows us to identify recurring visitors, to analyse their browsing habits within the Web Site. Where e-commerce facilities are provided, Cookies may be used to store information about your subscription. Further details are contained in Clause 10 of this Policy;
“Data” means collectively all information that you submit to the Web Site or to BusinessFunding.co.uk. This includes, but is not limited to, Account details and information submitted using any of our Services or Systems; and
“System” means any online communications infrastructure that BusinessFunding.co.uk makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future. This includes, but is not limited to, web-based email, message boards, live chat facilities and email links.
2. Data Collected
Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected:
2.1 name and title;
2.2 job title;
2.4 contact information such as email addresses, fax numbers, telephone numbers and mailing addresses;
2.5 demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
2.6 financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
2.7 IP address (automatically collected);
2.8 web browser type and version (automatically collected);
2.9 operating system (automatically collected);
2.10 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Web Site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected); and
2.11 Cookie information (see clause 10 below).
3. Our Use of Data
3.1 Any personal Data you submit will be retained by BusinessFunding.co.uk for as long as you use the Services and Systems provided on the Web Site. Data that you may submit through any communications System that we may provide may be retained for a longer period.
3.2 Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 4, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This does not include our affiliates and/or sub-contractors and/or other companies within our group.
3.3 All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security, see clause 9 below.
3.4 Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Web Site. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
3.4.1 internal record keeping, including billing;
3.4.2 improvement of our products / services;
3.4.3 customisation of our products / services;
3.4.4 transmission by email, telephone, fax or mail of promotional materials or other information that may be of interest to you; and
3.4.5 contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Web Site.
4. Third Party Web Sites and Services
BusinessFunding.co.uk may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment handling, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services may have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Web Site. Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that BusinessFunding.co.uk requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties must be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
5. Changes of Business Ownership and Control
5.1 BusinessFunding.co.uk may, from time to time, expand or reduce its business and this may involve the sale of certain divisions or the transfer of control of certain divisions to other parties. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any division so transferred, be transferred along with that division and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was supplied by you.
5.2 In the event that any Data submitted by Users will be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the change.
6. Controlling Access to your Data
You have the option to restrict our use of your Data for direct marketing purposes. If you wish to opt-out of receiving direct marketing information please send a written request to BusinessFunding.co.uk at 45A Station Road, Willington, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3QL, UK.
7. Your Right to Withhold Information
7.1 You may access certain areas of the Web Site without providing any Data at all. However, to use all Services and Systems available on the Web Site you may be required to submit Account information or other Data.
8. Accessing your own Data
8.1 You may access your Account to view or amend the Data. You may need to modify or update your Data if your circumstances change. Additional Data as to your marketing preferences may also be stored and you may change this at any time.
8.2 You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal Data on payment of a small fee.
Data security is of great importance to BusinessFunding.co.uk and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected online.
10.1 BusinessFunding.co.uk may set and access Cookies on your computer.
10.2 A Cookie is a small file that resides on your computer’s hard drive and often contains an anonymous unique identifier and is accessible only by the web site that placed it there, not any other sites.
10.3 You may delete Cookies, however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Web Site more quickly.
10.4 You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your web browser. By default, your browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered. For further details please consult the help menu in your browser. Disabling Cookies may prevent you from using the full range of Services available on the Web Site.
11. Changes to this Policy