Last updated: 22 May, 2018
SoftwarePromotions Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can rest assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
SoftwarePromotions Limited may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from June 1st 2011.
We may collect the following information when you complete a form on our website:
- email address
- IP address
- details of your web browser and operating system
- where you came from
- which pages you visit
- any information you share within the form
What we do with the information we gather
We use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping
- We may use the information to improve our products and services
- We store the information within our email system – currently Google’s G Suite
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
You can manage your cookies preferences using the following links for some of the most popular internet browsers:
Internet Explorer – https://www.microsoft.com/info/uk-en/cookies.mspx
To find out more about using your browser settings to control cookies please go to: www.allaboutcookies.org
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
How long we store personal information
How we use your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
We will not use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
We will not use your personal information to contact you unless you initiate a request for information – by filling out a form on our website, by opting-in to a mailing list, by speaking with us on the phone and providing this information or by emailing us directly.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the following address: Dave Collins, SoftwarePromotions Limited, PO Box 5823, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5ZW, England.
For most individuals this would consist of when they contacted us, how they did so, and any email correspondence that took place.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Other services and systems that we use
Our company uses a number of different products, tools and systems for running our business. Some of them may store a minimal amount of your private information – typically your name, email address and date of first contact. Some may also include emails sent between our companies.
Some services that we provide also require the involvement of third parties. We have carefully selected these third parties and taken steps to ensure that your Personal Information is adequately protected.
Google’s Gmail, Calendar, Google Analytics, Google Drive – emails and submitted contact information may be stored. Google Cloud Help. Our security policy measures for this service are high, and include automatic logout, 2-factor authentication and regular access checks. Google complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
Dropbox – information shared with our company may be stored in Dropbox, which uses data centres across the United States. Our security policy measures for this service are high, and include 2-factor authentication and regular access checks. Information deemed to be sensitive will be encrypted. Dropbox complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
Crashplan – cloud-based backups are made to our stored data. Code42 implements technical and organizational measures to ensure personal data is protected, and transfers personal data outside the EU only if there is a lawful transfer mechanism in place with the organization receiving the data. Our security policy measures for this service are high, and include multiple-level access, local encryption, multi-factor authentication and regular data integrity checks. Code42 complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
We also make use of other tools and online services. For the most part, the private information that may be stored is publicly available. These include (but are not limited to) Microsoft’s Office 365 (complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework), PipeDrive, BidSketch, Evernote (complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework), Amazon S3 (complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework), ActiveCampaign (complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework), Xero, SWREG and Backupify.
Sharing with other third parties
We may also provide your information to other third parties such as regulators and law enforcement agencies, where we are required by law to do so, where necessary for the purposes of preventing and detecting fraud, other criminal offences and/or to ensure network and information security.