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Privacy policy

BACKGROUND:
This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Web Site and Timber Buildings UK Ltd 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 following terms shall have the following meanings:
    
"Content"
means any text, graphics, images, audio, video, software, data compilations and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Web Site;

"Cookie"
means a small text file placed on your computer by Timber Buildings UK Ltd when you visit certain parts of this Web Site.  This allows us to identify recurring visitors and to analyse their browsing habits within the Web Site.  Where e-commerce facilities are provided, Cookies may be used to store your Shopping Cart.  Further details are contained in Clause 10 and Schedule 1 of this Policy;

"Data"
means collectively all information that you submit to the Web Site.  This includes, but is not limited to, information submitted using any of our Services or Systems;

"Timber Buildings UK Ltd" means Timber Buildings UK Ltd

14 Hatford Close, Tyldesley
Manchester, Lancashire, M29 8WX
VAT N° TBC

"Service"
means collectively any online facilities, tools, services or information that Timber Buildings UK Ltd makes available through the Web Site either now or in the future;

"System"
means any online communications infrastructure that Timber Buildings UK Ltd 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;

"User" / "Users"
means any third party that accesses the Web Site and is not employed by Timber Buildings UK Ltd and acting in the course of their employment; and

"Web Site"
means the website that you are currently using and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2. Data Collected
Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected:

  *2.1* Name;

  *2.2* Date of birth;

  *2.3* Gender;

  *2.4 *Job title;

  *2.5* Profession;

  *2.6* Contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

  *2.7* Demographic information such as post code, preferences and
  interests;

  *2.8* Financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;

  *2.9* IP address (automatically collected);

  *2.10* Web browser type and version (automatically collected);

  *2.11 *Operating system (automatically collected);

  *2.12* A list of URLS starting with a referring site, your activity
  on this Web Site, and the site you exit to (automatically
  collected); and

  *2.13* Cookie information (see clause 10 below).

3. Our Use of Data

  *3.1* Any personal Data you submit will be retained by Timber
  Buildings UK Ltd 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 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;

      *3.4.2* improvement of our products / services;

      *3.4.3* transmission by email of promotional materials that may
      be of interest to you;

4. Third Party Web Sites and Services
Timber Buildings UK Ltd 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 DO 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 Timber Buildings UK Ltd 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* Timber Buildings UK Ltd 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.

6. Controlling Access to your Data

  *6.1* Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given
  options to restrict our use of that Data.  This may include the
  following:

      *6.1.1  *   use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and

      *6.1.2 *    sharing Data with third parties.

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 information or other Data.

  *7.2 * You may restrict your internet browser's use of Cookies.  For
  more information see clause 9.4 below.

8. Security

  *8.1* Data security is of great importance to Timber Buildings UK
  Ltd and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical,
  electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data
  collected online.

  *8.2* Specifically we utilise the following system

      *8.2.1*     Protx vsp direct

9. Cookies

  *9.1* Timber Buildings UK Ltd may set and access Cookies on your
  computer.  Cookies that may be placed on your computer are detailed
  in Schedule 1 to this Policy  
 
  *9.2* 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.

  *9.3 *You may delete Cookies, however you may lose any information
  that enables you to access the Web Site more quickly.

  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.

10. Changes to this Policy
Timber Buildings UK Ltd reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law.  Any changes will be immediately posted on the Web Site and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Web Site following the alterations.