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Privacy Policy 2018-04-12T13:17:50+00:00
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PRIVACY POLICY

WHAT IS THIS PRIVACY POLICY FOR?

This privacy policy covers the activities of Horizon Lectures and this website [www.horizonlectures.co.uk] and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.  The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?

When you place an order, subscribe to our mailing list, make a grant application, enter a competition or submit a survey we may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Postal Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

WHAT IS THIS INFORMATION USED FOR?

The information that has been collected may be used for the following purposes:

  • Processing and fulfilment of orders.
  • Internal record keeping.
  • Improvement of our products and services.
  • Where permission has been explicitly given, periodically sending our newsletter to the email address which you have provided.

DATA PROTECTION

All personal details are held securely and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679.  If you would like a copy of the information held on you, or you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us using the contact information at the bottom of this page.  We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

PAYMENT

Horizon Lectures uses PayPal (PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & CIE, S.C.A) to process and accept all payments.  Credit or debit card information is not passed to Horizon Lectures.  PayPal uses the payment-related information that they receive as necessary and appropriate to fulfil requests to process payment transactions and otherwise deliver payment services.  PayPal’s full privacy policy can be viewed here.

EMAIL NEWSLETTER

This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website.  Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion.  Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in 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.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its 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 but is not limited to; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity.  This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

As is common for many websites our mailing list infrastructure may be provided by a third party, in which case, your personal information will be passed to them for provision of this service.  Our current mailing list provider is MailChimp.  Full details of their privacy policy can be seen here.

WEBSITE TRAFFIC LOGS

We use website traffic logs to record when each of the pages on our website is loaded.  These logs allow us to identify attempts to compromise the security of the site, monitor the level of traffic across all pages and better understand which websites are referring people to Horizon Lectures.

CONTACT AND COMMUNICATION

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk.  Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679.  This website and its 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.

EXTERNAL LINKS

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised 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 its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.  Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details.  This website nor its owners will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by email.  This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question.  Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

SHORTENED LINKS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages.  By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy web addresses.  Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners.  Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

Horizon Lectures may revise or amend this Policy at any time at its sole discretion.  Horizon Lectures encourages users to visit this page periodically to review the current policy.

LAST UPDATED

12 April 2018