Your information, privacy and cookies
and is presented by Searsons Family Funeral Services, Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom.
Aims and Objectives
The purpose of this policy is to clearly define the different areas where users privacy may be concerned, and outlines the obligations and requirements of the:
user - the person who is viewing this website using a web based browser. When we use the words 'you', 'viewer', 'reader', 'user', 'anyone', then we are referring to the person or persons browsing this website, using a web based browser to do so;
website - the files and webpages that go into making up this website. A website is a related collection of pages and files normally prefixed by WWW, and usually includes what is termed a home page;
owners - the persons who own the legal rights to this website, typically the company or individual(s) as shown above. On this page the terms when we use the words 'we', 'us', 'our', we are referring to the owner(s) of the site as shown above
This policy sets out the way this website processes, stores and protects user data. It touches on how the information may be used, and your rights to request any details that we may hold about you.
This website and the owners of the website, believe that your privacy is totally necessary. We aim to always take a professional approach to safeguarding user privacy, and to that end, we ensure that all necessary steps are taken to safeguard any data we may hold about you. This website seeks to comply with all UK laws as set out at the time of writing, and we adhere to the standards and requirements set out for user privacy.
This website may use tracking software to monitor its visitors to help the owners better understand how the website is being used. This "tracking software" is provided by Google and StatCounter, neither of which will store any personal identifying information about YOU. Because we have no control over either of these professional bodies, you may wish to view their own independent privacy and cookie policies.
Other cookies may be used by this website, if it uses for example referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Again, these cookies will not store any personal information about you.
Getting in touch with us
Any users that may contact the website and/or its owners, do so entirely at their own discretion. Contact forms that the website may use, or transfer of emails between you and the website and/or owners, is handled in a professional way. However, unless the website shows https:// in the URL, then any data sent by yourself could be subject to being intercepted by others. Generally speaking the risk is very low, but we cannot be held responsible for any personal information you may choose to send us. Any personal information you do send us is kept private and confidential, and only stored by us, for as long as reasonably required. We adhere to the information outlined in the Data Protection Act when handling your personal information.
This website and it's owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties, without your consent.
Newsletters and emails
This website may operate an email newsletter system, or you may have been asked if you would like to be kept informed and updated about changes on the website, promotions, trials, free stuff, etc. If this is the case, you will always have the opportunity to unsubscribe from emails, or further communications from us, unless of course these are in connection with the service or business that we may be dealing with you about.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website's email newsletter program. We are entitled by law to charge a small fee before complying with any possible requests. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address shown on our contact pages.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or it's owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.
External website links
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and it's owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
Social Media Platforms - Facebook, Twitter, etc
This website may use, or have links to certain social media websites. Examples are Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest. These social media websites have their own Terms and Conditions, Privacy and Cookie Policies. We may use social sharing buttons, which help users share content directly from the webpage to a particular social media website. How you may share your personal information on such sites is up to you. It may be that a particular social media website may track how you have shared certain web pages within your own social media account. The owners and this website accept no liability for this.
We or the website owners, will never ask for personal, private or confidential information through social media platforms. The website owners encourage users who may wish to share personal information with them, to make contact through more primary communication channels, such as email, video conferencing, skype or telephone.
Shortened Links in Social Media
A couple of years ago Bit.ly started offering the ability to customize the way shortened URLs look. These custom short urls enabled social media users to limit the length of their links without losing the brand identity of their company. This website may share links to relevant web pages, or websites, or social media sites, and in some instances the link may have been shortened. An example of this would be this link here: http://bit.ly/13FAjtU
As with any website link, users are urged to think before just clicking on any hyperlink. Be sensible before clicking links, especially shortened URL's as there is no real indication as to the actual web address you may be clicking onto. Normally shortened URL's will be published on social media platforms, but they may also be used on parts of this website. The website owners accept no liability for issues caused by visiting any links, shortened or otherwise.
Further Information and Helpful Resources
How to check to see if your computer is setup to accept or reject cookies - FIND OUT MORE »
Disable or remove cookies - FIND OUT MORE »
What is the Data Protection Act 1998 - FIND OUT MORE »
Where can I read about the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (EC Directive) 2003 - FIND OUT MORE »