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Privacy Policy

Essex Chambers of Commerce is committed to protecting the privacy of our website users. In this policy we set out how we use and protect the data that you provide us.  By registering or placing a listing in the directory on this site, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your data under the terms of this policy.  This privacy policy constitutes the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of this website.

Any data collected and stored, including cookies will be of the following kind:

1. Data that we collect from you
When you visit, register or list your products or services in the directory on www.essexchambers.co.uk you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, contact details and credit or debit card information. We may also collect information about your usage of our website such as IP address, location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. This information may be used to improve our website's usability and for marketing purposes.  We will also collect data about you from e-mails or letters you send to us.

2. Use of your data
Essex Chambers of Commerce will endeavour to ensure the data we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct them promptly. You may also require us to delete the Personal Information we hold about you and if you wish us to do so, please notify us by email. Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our site and to supply the services you have requested. It will also enable us to bill you and to contact you where necessary concerning our listing services. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the site or our services. Further, where you have consented, we might also use your information to let you know about other products, services and events which we offer which may be of interest to you and we may contact you by post, telephone or fax, as well as by e-mail. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know.

Occasionally, we provide other companies with statistical information about our users; however, this information will not be used to identify an individual user.  We will not provide any personal information to a third party unless you have given your permission.

3. Disclosure of your data
The information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the UK and may be accessed by or given to third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you. Those parties process information, process credit card payments and provide support services on our behalf. We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our site to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.

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.  In addition to disclosures already discussed, we may need to disclose the following information:

  • Where a country's legal system requires us to disclose your personal information.
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
  • In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights. (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk)
  • Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

4. Cookies

Cookies are used on this website. A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser and stored in the browser. The file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page form the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.  Cookies make it easier for you to log on to and use the site during future visits. They also allow us to monitor website traffic and to personalise the content of the site for you. Our system will issue cookies to your computer when you log on to the site. However, you can set your web browser to refuse cookies.  Some of the services we use such as Google Analytics, set cookies to allow us to gather anonymous data about your usage of our website.  Browsers usually will allow you to refuse cookies but this could have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

5. Security and data retention
We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.  We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted.

6. International Data Transfers
Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

If you are in the European Union, information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Union. You expressly agree to such transfers.

7. Third Party Websites
Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of any third party websites.

8. 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 wish 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.

9. Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the site and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification. It is in your interest to check this page regularly to ensure you are comfortable with any changes made.

10. Contact
All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to:

Communication Team
Essex Chambers of Commerce & Industry Limited
34a Star Lane
Great Wakering
Essex
SS3 0FF
E-mail: communications@essexchambers.co.uk