Privacy & Cookies Policy
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. When you send us your details we need to know your name, e-mail address, telephone number, and brief details of the nature of your enquiry.
- Details of your visits to our site (including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data) and the resources that you access.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while they use a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity.
Cookies cannot be programmed or carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer.
When you visit our Websites we may send a ‘cookie’ to your computer. Cookies are files that store information on your hard drive or browser. They enable our Websites to identify your computer, and recognise that you have visited before. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information. However, we may link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
Cookies help us understand which sections of our Websites are the most popular, as they help show which pages are being visited and how long for. This helps Affinity adapt our websites to provide more relevant and accessible information. For example, cookies allow us to ensure that the information displayed on your next visit to our Websites will match up with your user preferences.
You may configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Please note, however, that disabling cookies might affect your online experience and/or prevent you from taking full advantage of our site.
From time to time we may also use other technologies to log and collect data in order to analyse traffic to our Websites. These technologies will regularly only allow for an anonymous notice of your visit to be generated. However, in some instances they may allow us to obtain details about your IP address and to track visits to our Websites. In conjunction with cookies, this will enable us to identify what portions of our Websites are of interest to our visitors and to help us provide you with tailored information from our Websites.
How to control and delete cookies
If you want to restrict or block cookies on our websites, or other websites you visit, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you can visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies.
How we protect your information
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. Our computer systems are restricted to authorised users by our Firewall and by the use of passwords both on our computer system and database. We also keep your information confidential. Affinity does not disclose this information to third parties, except if we are required to do so by law (in conjunction with an enquiry made by a governmental or regulatory authority, or court order).