MKDP Privacy Statement
This explains how MKDP uses any information you give to us via our website and the ways in which we protect your privacy. Should you have any queries about the site, you can contact us.
General policy – automatic collection of information
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. MKDP respects your privacy. The information that you provide us with or that is gathered automatically helps us to monitor our service and ensure that our web services are effective and useful.
What information do we collect?
We collect three kinds of information from visitors to our website:
– enquiry information
– registration for our enewsletter
– site usage information from log files
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to know that you’ve visited it before and in some cases tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. They do not hold any personal information and we cannot use them to find out who you are.
A cookie typically contains the name of the website it is from, the lifespan of the cookie and a value. The value is usually a unique code that will only make sense to the website that has issued it.
Cookies remember things like your colour scheme preferences, what is in your shopping cart or that you’ve already logged in so you don’t need to do it for every page you visit on a website. They are also used to measure how people use websites.
Controlling and deleting cookies
You can set your web browser to accept or reject cookies, or tell you when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookies from your computer. Please be aware that some websites may not work properly with the cookie option turned off.
Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. We analyse log file information from our visitors, which we use to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information and they are not used to identify any individual patterns of use of the site.
We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party or government department. You can access our website without disclosing personal information or registering.
We welcome your feedback. You can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on data protection visit the Information Commissioner web site https://ico.org.uk/