Privacy Policy & Cookies

The purpose of this statement is to set out how we use personal information that we may obtain about you. By using the Your Own Local Directory web site generally you agree to this use.

» Use of Your Personal Information
» Disclosure of Your Information
» Cookies
» Security
» General

 

1. Use of Your Personal Information

1.1

When you contact us via this site you will be asked to provide certain information such as your contact details. We may store this data and hold it on computers or otherwise. We will use this data to fulfil our agreement with you.

1.2

We may use information that you provide or that is obtained by us: To administer our web site services, for assessment and analysis (e.g. market, customer and product analysis) to enable us to review, develop and improve the services which we offer and to enable us to provide you and other customers with relevant information through our marketing programme. We may use your information to make decisions about you using computerised technology, for example automatically selecting products or services which we think will interest you from the information we have. We may keep you informed of such products and services (including special offers, discounts, offers, competitions and so on by any of the following methods:

  • e-mail
  • telephone (including automated calls)
  • post
  • fax
  • or otherwise (including products and services of other companies and organisations) which we consider may be of interest to you.

If you want to be removed from our database for these purposes, click here to use our unsubscribe form and put in the email address with the email address that you wish to be removed. Please note that it may take up to 28 days to action your request.

 

2. Disclosure of Your Information

2.1

We will not give information about you to anyone except for law enforcement agencies involved in fraud prevention and detection if we have a duty to do so or if the law allows us to do so companies who work in association with us who will provide other services for you. We will not do this without your express permission.

 

3. Cookies

3.1

In order to provide a useful and reliable service, many websites sometimes place small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as "cookies".

This website does not store any personal information but does use cookies. This may be to, for example:

  • recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognise that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • help the site load more quickly to provide a better experience for you
  • measure how many people are using our services, so they can be continually improved

 

3.2

Our use of cookies

Google Analytics is a third-party service which sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. Google may create cookies such as:

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months

For more information about Google Analytics visit the Google Analytics website.

2.2

Removing and disabling cookies

If you do not wish to allow cookies to be saved on to your device you can disable them by adjusting the settings in your web browser. Please refer to the Help files for your web browser for instructions. Please do bear in mind, however, that this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.

 

4. Security

4.1

We will treat all of your information in strict confidence and we will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any data you disclose online. You accept the inherent security risks of providing information and dealing online over the Internet and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless this is due to our negligence or wilful default.

4.2

Your browser generates other information, including which language the site is displayed in, and your Internet Protocol address ("IP address"). An IP address is a set of numbers which is assigned to your computer during a browsing session whenever you log on to the Internet via your internet service provider or your network (if you access the internet from, for example, a computer at work). Your IP address is automatically logged by our servers and used to collect traffic data about visitors to our web sites. We do not use your IP address to identify you personally..

 

5. General

5.1

You have the right to find out the personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act) that we keep about you, upon receipt of a written request and payment of a fee. Please email us: info@yold.co.uk

5.2

If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect or you have a general enquiry in connection with our Privacy policy, please contact us.

5.3

Please be aware that our web site may link to other web sites which may be accessed through our site. We are not responsible for the data policies or procedures or the content of these linked web sites.