Handsam Website Privacy Policy


    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information and any information which is of private nature in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 Privacy. As registered members of the Information Commission we are committed to abiding by all statute, regulation and best practice.

    Our website uses cookies. By using our website you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

    (1) What information do we collect?

    We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

    (a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation.

    (b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us including your name, email address and username.

    (c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of benefitting from our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including your email address).

    (d) any other information that you choose to send to us.

    (2) Cookies

    A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

    We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

    Cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted.

    Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking Tools, Internet Options, Privacy, and selecting Block all cookies using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

    (3) Using your personal information

    Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used only for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.
    We may use your personal information to:
    (a) administer the website;
    (b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
    (c) enable your use of the services available on the website;
    (d) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
    (e) send to you our regular ezine Compliance Matters relating to both Health and Safety, and school governance and management.
    (f) provide your employer with statistical information about users on accounts relevant to them; and
    (g) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.

    (4) Disclosures

    We will never disclose information about you except:

    (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

    (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

    (c) 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);

    (d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling; and

    (e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

    (5) International data transfers

    Any information that we collect will not be transferred between the UK and any of the countries in which we operate.

    (6) Security of your personal information

    We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

    We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers.

    Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

    You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website, or in order to facilitate system maintenance).

    (7) Policy amendments

    We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

    (8) Your rights

    You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a copy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address). See Handsam's full terms and conditions for more information on data rights.

    We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

    (9) Third party websites

    The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

    (10) Updating information

    Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

    (11) Contact

    If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to info@handsam.co.uk.

    (12) Data controller

    The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Handsam Ltd.

    Our data protection registration number is Z2514353.