Privacy Policy

St Helens Chamber is committed to protecting the privacy of sthelenschamber.com users and the overall integrity of the internet. To that end, we are disclosing here any issues related to privacy in the collection by St Helens Chamber of personally identifiable information from users of sthelenschamber.com.

We have adopted a set of information management guidelines that serve as the basis for our customer and advertiser relationships. These have been developed to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We take note of advice published from time to time by the Information Commissioner. Accordingly, guidelines are subject to change and any such changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page without notification.

For information on the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Information Commissioner please follow this link: www.gov.uk/data-protection/the-data-protection-act 

A summary of the measures taken by St Helens Chamber to protect our users' privacy is as follows:

We reserve the right to disclose information about site usage and demographics to advertisers and partners, but in anonymous aggregate form only. St Helens Chamber will not reveal your personal identity in connection with the disclosure of such information.

You decide whether to post publicly a personal email address when participating in online discussions. If you would like to opt out of this arrangement at any time please elect to unsubscribe when posting discussions.

sthelenschamber.com contacts users by email with updates about our services.

What personally identifiable information do we collect about you?

We collect information on our users in two ways: through cookies, and through registration. For more information about cookies, please see below.

We require users to provide us with a name, email address, postal address, postcode, in order to register for access. This information is stored by us and our data processors (see below).

Following registration we will employ a registration cookie to recognise a subscriber and his or her access privileges on sthelenschamber.com, as well as to track site usage.

We may also collect personal information from you through your use of enquiry and feedback forms and every time you email us your details.

We also log IP addresses, or the location of your computer on the internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We occasionally use IP addresses to track a user's session, but do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.

What do we do with the information collected?
We may perform statistical analyses of user behaviour in order to measure relative consumer interest in the various areas of our site (for product development purposes). In performing these statistical analyses, we will disclose information to third parties only in aggregate form. Personal information on individual subscribers will not be provided to any third party if you object.

We may periodically send you email updates on sthelenschamber.com and services offered by sthelenschamber.com If you wish to opt out of receiving such information from us, please use the unsubscribe option included in all our email correspondence or send an email to info@sthelenschamber.com stating that you would prefer not to receive such mailings.

With whom do we share the information we collect?
We may provide aggregate statistics on our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

We are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of Web sites to which sthelenschamber.com may link.

We may employ external companies to act on our behalf as data processors for internal business purposes. Data processors will abide by the Privacy Policy detailed here and will not disclose personal details to any other organisations or use data other than for purposes required by us. This use of your personal details is contractual to the use of sthelenschamber.com

Cookies

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small, numeric text file that is stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Any information you provide to us is held securely on our web servers and not on your machine.

Why does sthelenschamber.com use cookies?
Cookies make it possible for us to identify registered users without needing to ask for registration details every time you access one of our sites. Using cookies makes accessing our sites more convenient as you don't need to remember you username and password each time you enter.

We may also use cookies to track registered or unregistered users as they travel through the site - for instance, we might use cookies to count the total number of unique users who are accessing the site over a particular period of time, or to ensure that you don't see a particular advert more than once. This information is only shared with third parties in aggregate form. The use of cookies in this way helps to make our systems more efficient.

Opting to have an automatic login cookie on your computer's hard drive will allow you to bypass login screens, unless you have cookies disabled in your browser. Firewalls set up by your company network may prohibit the use of browser cookies.

Will a website or organisations outside of St Helens Chamber be able to steal my ID and password?
No. Only St Helens Chamber can read the information about your ID and password that you submit when registering. Please direct all general questions to info@sthelenschamber.com.