Privacy Policy & Cookies

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Brand Clock uses and protects any information that you transmit when you use this website.

Brand Clock is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you be asked to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement and not shared with any third parties.

This website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regard to Data Protection and User Privacy:

Brand Clock may change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time-to-time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. It was last updated on 6 January  2019.

What is collected?

Should you choose to use the contact form on the Hello page or use any of the email contact links, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to any third party data processors. The data will only be translated into an email and sent over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). The SMTP servers are protected by TLS (also known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by local computers and devices.

The data collected may include the following information:
– Your name.
– The reason for contacting us.
– Contact information including email address and telephone number (if supplied).
– Your address details (if supplied).

How is this information used?

This information is required to enable Brand Clock to correspond with you or contact you in response to a request to do so by you.

How are Cookies used?

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.

Traffic log Cookies are utilised to identify which pages are being visited. This helps data analysis relating to web page traffic and informs website improvements in order to tailor the website to match customer needs. This information is only used for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from devices.

Overall, Cookies help to provide you with a better website, by enabling monitoring of which pages you find useful and which you do not. A Cookie in no way gives access to your computer or any personal information about you, other than the data you choose to share.

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.

To find out more about how Cookies are used, see Cookie Policy.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that these websites are under separate control. Therefore, the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting such sites are subject to the Privacy & Cookies Policy of those sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. For your assurance, you should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

Your personal information will not be used for any purpose other than to directly communicate with you.

You may ask for your details to be removed from all records at anytime by using the contact form on the Hello page or via email using any of the contact links.

Cookie Policy

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that Cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

The Cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the Cookies used on this website by category is set out below.

Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies

These Cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. This category cannot be disabled.

Category 2: Performance Cookies

These Cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These Cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these Cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using this website, you agree that we can place these types of Cookies on your device. Without these Cookies it is not possible to evaluate the website performance and make relevant improvements that could better your browsing experience. This category cannot be disabled.

Category 3: Functionality Cookies

These Cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your  language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing a Cookie relating to the region in which you are currently located. These Cookies are also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these Cookies collect is anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using this website, you agree that these types of Cookies can be placed on your device.

Without these Cookies, this website cannot remember choices you’ve previously made or personalise your browsing experience.

Category 4: Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies

These Cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often, targeting or advertising Cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation. Without these Cookies, online advertisements you encounter will be less relevant to you and your interests.

– These Cookies are not used –

Blocking Cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept Cookies. Blocking all Cookies however, may have a negative impact upon the usability of this website. Refer to the ‘Help’ section of your chosen browser on how to do this.

Deleting Cookies

You can delete Cookies already stored on your computer. Refer to the ‘Help’ section of your chosen browser on how to do this. Doing this however, may have a negative impact on the usability of this website.

(Last updated January 2019.)