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Cookies & Privacy

This Site is owned and operated by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group and Industry (‘Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group’), a company registered in England whose registered office is at 150 Edinburgh Ave, Slough, SL1 4SS and whose company registration number is no 473106.

 

Information Collection on the Site and Our Use of Your Information

Our primary goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient and personalised experience while using our services. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs and to customise our service to make your experience easier and quicker.

 

We use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyse site usage, to improve our content and service offerings and to customise our site’s content, layout and services. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our users’ needs.

 

We use a web analytics tool to analyse site usage: how our users arrive at the site, what they do on the site, what browser they are using, what operating system etc. This also gathers information on their location and the amount of time they spend on the site to get an understanding of how our website is performing in terms of traffic.

 

We use your email address to send you newsletters or other communications that you have requested from the site and for our registration service. To be able to comment, you will need to join as a Member, where you will be required to provide us with your contact information and some other information. We automatically track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on the site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics and use of the site to better understand and serve our users.

 

Cookies

We use a number of different cookies on our site. Cookies are tiny text files that are stored via your web browser when you visit a webpage. They are used to track and analyse user information but are anonymous. If you don’t know about cookies, we would recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

Currently, we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, please refer to your browser settings where you can erase a cookie file, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You should be aware that if you choose to do this you may lose some functions or features of the site. You should also choose to browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari, “Incognito” in Chrome and “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer.)

 

Cookies are saved to your browser, so to turn off any cookie you will have to do so for every browser you use. You can choose to opt out of all cookies through your browser via the following links:

 

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari

 

The following describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for.
This includes third-party cookies from domains outside of the site:

 

Session cookies – We use session cookies to enable our members feature. This enables our registration, login, logout and members-only content access to function. These we deem strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled, then various functionality on the site will be broken.

 

Google Analytics – We use this to measure traffic and understand how the website is being used in order to improve the user experience and judge website performance over time. User data is all anonymous.
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

 

Youtube videos– We embed external web services to display content within our web pages. For example, to show videos we use YouTube. We cannot prevent this site from collecting information on your usage of the embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its Youtube service at: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

 

Social buttons – On many of the pages of the site you will see ‘social buttons’. These enable users to find us on social media. There are buttons for Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn.

In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of the site. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on the site. So if you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. In some cases these sites will be registering the fact that you are visiting the website, and the specific pages you are on, even if you don’t click on the button and if you are logged into their services, like Google or Facebook. You should check the respective policies of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out or delete, such information.

 

Email tracking – Some emails that we send you have no tracking in at all. Other emails we send we put in tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site but we do not know who has clicked so the data is anonymous. Some emails we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. We rarely use the latter information at a personal level, rather we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them. Sometimes we do use the personal information e.g. to re-email people who didn’t click the first time. If you want to make sure none of your emails are being tracked, you should opt out of email newsletters on our homepage.

 

Links to other websites – We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Service, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect.

 

Liability

Your use of the www.thamesvalley.co.uk  site is subject to you abiding by any policies and/or disclaimers posted on this website from time to time and accessible by you. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted with English Law.

 

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group and their content providers do not represent or warrant the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content, software or advertisements (collectively, the “Materials”) contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this website (the “Service”). Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group undertakes no obligation to update the materials. Further, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group does not represent, warrant or endorse the quality or reliability of any goods or services, information about any goods or services, or other materials displayed, purchased or obtained by you as a result of your responding to any advertisement or any other information or offer in or in connection with the Service (the “Products”).

 

Any reliance you place upon any Materials or Products will be at your sole risk and it is solely your responsibility to ensure that the Materials and Products meet your requirements. Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group reserves the right in its sole discretion, but without any obligation, to make amendments or improvements to, or withdraw or correct any error or omission in any portion of, the Service or any Materials or Products without notice. All information provided is of a general nature and is not intended to address a user’s specific question or problem. No user should act upon any information provided without seeking appropriate professional advice.

 

THE SERVICE AND THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED BY Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS.

 

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, AND EXCEPT IN RESPECT OF DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING FROM Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group’S NEGLIGENCE, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group HEREBY EXCLUDES LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSS, DEMANDS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE, THE MATERIALS AND THE PRODUCTS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGES, WHETHER ARISING FROM LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE OR OTHERWISE AND WHETHER OR NOT THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS HAS BEEN NOTIFIED TO Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group. THE FOREGOING WILL APPLY WHETHER SUCH CLAIMS, LOSS OR DAMAGES ARISE IN TORT, CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, UNDER STATUTE OR OTHERWISE. IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS, IF ANY, ARE NOT AFFECTED.

 

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group encourages you to exercise discretion while browsing the Internet from the site. You may be directed to sites containing information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group undertakes no obligation to review the content of sites linked to or from the site or anywhere else in the Service or any of the Materials or Products, and accordingly Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of any information, material or other content contained in Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group or linked to or from the site or in any Materials or the Products. Users link to other sites at their own risk and use such sites according to the terms and conditions of use of such a site.

 

While Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group reserves its right to refuse to post or transmit or to remove any Material or Product (in whole or in part) the posting or transmission of which would in Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group’s sole discretion violate any right of any person or constitute an offence or a breach of any Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group policy, notice or other requirement, subject to applicable law Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group has no obligation whatsoever to monitor any Materials or Products on the Service or to edit, delete or refuse to post or transmit any Material or Product. The views expressed by third parties placing materials on the site’s web pages are not necessarily representative of the views of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group. Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group accepts no liability whatsoever in relation to the content of third party material placed on its pages, except in relation to death or personal injury caused by its negligence.

 

Data Protection

This statement explains the Privacy Policy at www.thamesvalley.co.uk. Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group wishes to protect its users privacy and our Policy conforms with your statutory rights under the Data Protection Act 1998. It is very important for Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group to safeguard its users’ privacy while also providing a personalised and valuable service. The collection of personal information throughout the site is used by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group to satisfy the expectations and requirements of its users, for instance as part of a job application.

 

In addition to the details collected through voluntary questionnaires, information is automatically retrieved, for example on browsing patterns through the site. This is used only in aggregate form; no individual will be identified. The aggregate data allows Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group to analyse the site traffic and manage its relationship with advertisers and thus provide a more relevant service to its users.

 

Email and mailing addresses supplied to the site, allow us to send you important information about changes and improvements to the web site. Each time you receive a message or mail shot, you have the option to decline to receive further marketing information relating to the activities of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group.

 

Children’s Personal Information

The Service and Site are not intended for, nor do we knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.

 

Terms of Service

When you access and use the Site, you are subject to Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group Terms & Conditions.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding our Privacy Policy or use of cookies, please contact us at Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, 150 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough, SL1 4SS