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PRIVACY POLICY

Linguistic Landscapes Ltd. (Linguistic Landscapes) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If we ask you to provide certain information when using this website, by which you can be identified, we can assure you that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Linguistic Landscapes may update this policy from time to time so it’s a good idea to check this page occasionally for any changes. This policy, which is effective from 12th April 2012, does not cover any third party websites that may be linked to this one.

Please read our privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you give us.

By using this site, you are agreeing that it’s OK for us to collect, use and transfer your information under the terms of this policy.

WHAT WE COLLECT
When you visit www.linguisticlandscapes.co.uk we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself including your name and contact details, and we may collect information about you from e-mails or letters you send to us.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We will only use the details that you give us for the reason that you gave them to us e.g. to provide you with further information about our services. We may keep copies of correspondence sent to you from our website, that may contain personal information, but we only keep them for record-keeping and back-up purposes. We may use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business and we may, from time to time, contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the site or our offering.

Linguistic Landscapes Ltd. is a registered data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. Any information that we collect about you will be used in accordance with that Act and any other laws that may be applicable.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
Apart from where you have consented or where disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which the information was submitted, we may disclose your personal information in special situations where we have reason to believe that we need to in order to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Also, we may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure.

However, unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

Linguistic Landscapes may engage third parties to help us to provide you with the services you’ve requested. In those circumstances, we may disclose your personal information to those third parties but we will always take steps to ensure that your information is used by them in accordance with this policy.

Finally, if our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

SECURITY
We work hard to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our site and we’ve put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure but we do endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you give us. Once we receive your details, we do our utmost to ensure their security on our systems.

In addition, our employees and any third parties who work on our behalf are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we cannot be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.

COOKIES
By looking at our website, you’ll be giving your consent for us (and Google Inc. Analytics) to place cookies on your device. Here’s why we do that and what we do with the information we obtain, plus a statement from Google:

  • We may set our own cookies in order to:
  • track clicks on our own adverts (for example from paid search engine results or from sites within our own affiliate scheme)
  • allow you to make use of our services
  • have a look at how our website is being used.

  • We do not share information from our own cookies with any third party (unless we’re obliged to do so in line with data protection requirements).

  • We use Google Analytics so that we can see how our site is used. Google has provided the following statement so that you can understand how they use information from the cookies they set in their Analytics product:


"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above."

ACCESSING AND UPDATING
You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you’d like to do this, please contact us. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you but we will use our discretion when deciding whether or not to levy this charge.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES
On our website we provide links to sites other than our own. These linked sites are not under our control, and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, it’s a good idea to examine both its terms and conditions and its privacy policy.

CONTACT
We welcome all comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information so please feel free to contact us by emailing: info@linguisticlandscapes.co.uk.

FURTHER PRIVACY INFORMATION
For more information about privacy issues in the UK and protecting your privacy, visit the Information Commissioner's Office website: http://www.ico.gov.uk/.