Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Privacy Policy

What is the purpose of this Privacy Policy?

The privacy policy is for the website www.phb.co.uk, owned by Payne Hicks Beach, and governs the privacy of those users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the areas concerning user privacy and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and the website owners. The way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information is also detailed in this policy.

The Website

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

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve the user’s 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 legislative 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 computer’s 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 the 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 browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors in order to understand better 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 the user’s computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor their engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. Users can read Google's privacy policy here for further information http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

Other cookies may be stored on the user’s computer’s 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.

Please see our separate dedicated Cookies Policy web page for further information.

Contact and Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so of their own volition and provide any personal details requested at their own risk.  User’s personal information is kept private and stored securely until such time as 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 email submission process but users are advised that they use the email submission system at their own risk.

This website and its owners may use any information submitted to provide users with further information about services they offer and the job opportunities available or to assist users in answering any questions or queries they may have submitted. This includes using their details to subscribe them to any email newsletter program operated by the website but only if this was made clear to users and their express permission was granted when submitting any form to the email process or where the user has previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service to which the email newsletter relates. This is by no means an entire list of user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. User details are not passed on to any third parties without their prior consent.

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 users may request a copy of personal information held about them by this website's email newsletter program. A small fee may be payable. If a user would like a copy of the information held on them they should write to the business address at the foot 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 not 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 tries to include only 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 problems caused, or issues arising from, visiting any external links.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through the owner’s advertising partners, who will have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they place.

Clicking on any such adverts will send the user to the advertiser’s 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 the user’s computer’s 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/zyVUBo).

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.

v.2.0 April 2013 Edited & customised by Payne Hicks Beach ,10 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3QG