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Pri­vacy Policy

What is this Pri­vacy Pol­icy for?

This pri­vacy pol­icy is for this web­site www​.touch​stone​sale​sacad​emy​.co​.uk and served by Touch­stone Leads LTD 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.

The Web­site

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.

Use of Cookies

This web­site uses cook­ies to bet­ter the users expe­ri­ence while vis­it­ing the web­site. Where applic­a­ble this web­site uses a cookie con­trol sys­tem allow­ing the user on their first visit to the web­site to allow or dis­al­low the use of cook­ies on their com­puter /​device. This com­plies with recent leg­is­la­tion require­ments for web­sites to obtain explicit con­sent from users before leav­ing behind or read­ing files such as cook­ies on a user’s com­puter /​device.

Cook­ies are small files saved to the user’s com­put­ers hard drive that track, save and store infor­ma­tion about the user’s inter­ac­tions and usage of the web­site. This allows the web­site, through its server to pro­vide the users with a tai­lored expe­ri­ence within this web­site.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and sav­ing of cook­ies from this web­site on to their com­put­ers hard drive they should take nec­es­sary steps within their web browsers secu­rity set­tings to block all cook­ies from this web­site and its exter­nal serv­ing vendors.

This web­site uses track­ing soft­ware to mon­i­tor its vis­i­tors to bet­ter under­stand how they use it. This soft­ware is pro­vided by Google Ana­lyt­ics which uses cook­ies to track vis­i­tor usage. The soft­ware will save a cookie to your com­put­ers hard drive in order to track and mon­i­tor your engage­ment and usage of the web­site, but will not store, save or col­lect per­sonal infor­ma­tion. You can read Google’s pri­vacy pol­icy here for fur­ther infor­ma­tion [ http://​www​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​.​h​t​m​l ].

Other cook­ies may be stored to your com­put­ers hard drive by exter­nal ven­dors when this web­site uses refer­ral pro­grams, spon­sored links or adverts. Such cook­ies are used for con­ver­sion and refer­ral track­ing and typ­i­cally expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No per­sonal infor­ma­tion is stored, saved or collected.

Con­tact & 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 Data Pro­tec­tion Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email sub­mis­sion process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

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. 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.

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. 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. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the infor­ma­tion held on you please write to the busi­ness address at the bot­tom of this policy.

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; 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 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. (Exter­nal links are click­able text /​ban­ner /​image links to other web­sites, sim­i­lar to; Folded Book Art or Used Model Trains For Sale.)

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.

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.

Click­ing on any such adverts will send you to the adver­tis­ers web­site through a refer­ral pro­gram which may use cook­ies and will track the num­ber of refer­rals sent from this web­site. This may include the use of cook­ies which may in turn be saved on your com­put­ers hard drive. Users should there­fore note they click on spon­sored 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 ever 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 tele­phone or 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 urls [web addresses] (this is an exam­ple: http://​bit​.ly/​z​y​V​U​B​o).

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.

Resources & Fur­ther Information

Oct 2016 Edited & cus­tomised by: Touch­stone Leads LTD, Tech­nol­ogy House, Brad­bury Road, NEW­TON AYCLIFFE, DL5 6DA