Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains our data collection and use practices. By using or accessing the website located at http://www.appgs.co.uk you will be indicating your agreement with our privacy policy.

    •    Information collection

When using the site, you may be asked to provide, or you may choose to provide or upload, certain personally identifiable information about yourself, including but not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and telephone number.

We may also collect non-personally identifiable information, such as Internet Protocol host address, pages you have viewed, browser type and other data, and may aggregate any information collected in a manner that does not identify any individual.

    •    Use of information

Unless disclosed otherwise at the time of collection, personal information you submit through our website is not shared with any unaffiliated third party, unless it is necessary to respond to your inquiry, or to comply with applicable law.

We may use information, aggregated as in ‘Information collection’ above, to administer our website, analyse trends in use, improve and enhance our website, and for our market research. We may disclose aggregate information to unaffiliated third parties in an aggregate, anonymous form (i.e. not containing or linked to any personal information).

We will not sell your personal information to any third party that is not affiliated with us without your consent (except in connection with the sale or merger of our company or the division responsible for such services). We will only disclose personal information if required to do so by law.

    •    Cookies

“Cookies” are pieces of information that may be transferred to your computer by a web site to help make your subsequent communication with that website more effective. Cookies, which are used by many websites, do not personally identify a user, but may identify a particular computer.

We may use cookies to make your visit to our site more convenient or to enable us to improve our service. Adjusting the settings on your web browser will allow you to modify or stop the transfer of cookies to your computer or to eliminate them from your browser. Please note that doing this may interfere with the functionality of some of our website. We do not use cookies to retrieve personal information from your computer for purposes that are unrelated to the website or your interaction with the website.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

FIRST PARTY COOKIES

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

WordPress: Our websites runs the popular WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into WordPress. We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various functionality on the site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

    •    Text or Log files

Computers leave a trail of information at each website they visit. These text or log files can tell us about the type of computer you are using, the software browser you are using and the address of the website from which you linked to ours. We may collect such data in an aggregate form to anonymously determine how much time our visitors spend on each page of our website. We will use such information to improve our website and to ensure that it meets the needs of our visitors. We will not intentionally collect personal information in this way.

    •    Security

We regard the security of your personal information as highly important. We have taken every precaution to protect your information on our website. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and us, or information stored on our website or our servers, will be free from unauthorised access by third parties such as hackers and your use of our website demonstrates your assumption of this risk.

    •    Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites that are not maintained by us. Other web sites may also reference or link to our website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites. Please be aware when you leave our website, or surf the Internet, and read the privacy statements of every web site that you visit.

You should be aware that others might view personal information that you voluntarily include and transmit online. In addition, personal information you post to chat rooms, message boards, blogs or other publicly accessible forums may be viewed and used by anyone with access to such forums. By using such services you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties. We are unable to control such uses of your personal information.

    •    Changes to policy

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. However, if at any time in the future we plan to use Personal Information in a way that differs from this policy, we will post such changes here. We will also provide you the opportunity to opt-out of such differing uses. Your continued use of our website following the posting of any changes to this policy will be deemed as acceptance of such changes.

If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can simply reply and ask not to receive future emails. We also give you the option to remove your personal information from our list of active users completely. All unsubscribe or opt-out requests should be sent to us at mark.johnson@appgs.co.uk and we will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. We are not responsible for removing your personal information from the lists of any third party who has been provided your information in accordance with this policy.

    •    Communications with us

We may use email to communicate with you, to send information that you have requested or to send information about other services developed or provided by us, provided that, we will not give your email address to another party to promote their products or services directly to you. By providing your email address to us, you expressly consent to receive emails from us.