Data protection act
This is the Apropos Outdoor Living privacy statement which applies to the entire website. Any future changes will be posted on this website. We have structured our website so that, in general, you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. If however, you choose to provide us with any information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.
We may collect the following information:
How do we use the information we gather?
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Are your personal details shared with third parties?
Without your express permission, we will not share your data with any third parties – excepting when in regards to the work you have requested we carry out for you. This may include sending personal information to a third party company to help with the installation of your glass and aluminium design. However, we have taken measurable steps to ensure the same level of data protection is practised by such companies.
If you have not previously objected to us using your personal information for either of these purposes you may change your mind at any time by writing to us at:
Apropos Outdoor Living
Ashton Under Lyne
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
What are cookies and will they harm my computer?
A cookie is a piece of text, which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive (via your browser). Once agreed, your browser adds that text in a small file. A cookie helps analyse web traffic or helps the use of our online chat facility and interactive devices. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. This practice is strictly adhered to. We know that people have concerns about cookies, but we believe that the benefit we both gain from their proper use is worthwhile. You may set your web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) to notify you of cookie placement requests or decline cookies completely. You can delete the files that contain cookies – those files are stored as part of your Internet browser.
How long will we store your data?
We store the information you provide to us (namely; name, phone number, email address and post code, where applicable) for a maximum period of seven (7) years in order to defend against legal claims. This period is the maximum period in which a claim form can be issued and served in respect of contract and tort claims under the Limitation Act 1980 under English law.