PAM Health Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy

 BACKGROUND:

 This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Website and Computing Plus Limited  a subsidiary of PAM Group the owner and provider of this Website.  This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Website. Computing Plus Limited provides health related products and services whilst the majority of our users are commercial organisations we treat all users and clients the same as if they were private consumers.

We will not sell your data or pass it to other users, we will only use your data for the promotion of health and well being

1.        Definitions and Interpretation

 In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings: 

“Data”

means collectively all information that you submit to the Computing Plus Limited via the Website.  This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the UK Data Protection Regulations;

“Cookie”

means a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website.  Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in Clause 12;

Computing Plus Limited

means Computing Plus Limited of Holly House, 73-75 Sankey Street Warrington, Cheshire WA1 1SL and any other PAM Group Subsiduary.

“UK and EU Cookie Law”

means the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2015;

“User”

means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by Computing Plus Limited and acting in the course of their employment; and

“Website”

means the website that you are currently using (www.pamhealth.co.uk) and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

 

1.        Scope of this Policy

This Policy applies only to the actions of Computing Plus Limited and Users with respect to this Website.  It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

1.        Data Collected

Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected by this Website from time to time:

3.1         [name;]

3.2         [date of birth;]

3.3         [gender;]

3.4         [job title;]

3.5         [profession;]

3.6         [contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;]

3.7         [demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;]

3.8         [financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;]

3.9         [IP address (automatically collected);]

3.10       [web browser type and version (automatically collected);]

3.11       [operating system (automatically collected);]

3.12       [a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected); and]

1.        Our Use of Data

4.1         Any personal Data you submit will be retained by Computing Plus Limited for an unlimited period.

4.2         Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 5, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties.  This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.

4.3         All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of  all UK Data Protection Regulations.  For more details on security see Clause 11 below.

4.4         Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website.  Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

4.4.1     [internal record keeping;]

4.4.2     [improvement of our products / services;]

4.4.3     [transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;]

4.4.4     [contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail.  Such information may be used to customise or update the Website.]

5. Third Party Websites and Services

5.1         Computing Plus Limited may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment processing, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing.  The providers of such services do have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.

5.2         [Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that Computing Plus Limited requests.  Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited.  Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties shall be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the UK Data Protection Regulations

6. Links to Other Websites

This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites.  Computing Plus Limited has no control over such websites and is in no way responsible for the content thereof.  This Policy does not extend to your use of such websites.  Users are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

7. Changes of Business Ownership and Control

7.1         Computing Plus Limited may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Computing Plus Limited.  Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

7.2         In the event that any Data submitted by Users is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. 

8. Controlling Use of Your Data

8.1         Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data.  This may include the following:

8.1.1     use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and

8.1.2     sharing Data with third parties.

9. Your Right to Withhold Information

9.1         You may access certain areas of the Website without providing any Data at all.  However, to use all features and functions available on the Website you may be required to submit certain Data.

9.2         You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies.  For more information see Clause 12.

10. Accessing your own Data

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by Computing Plus Limited

11. Security

Data security is of great importance to Computing Plus Limited and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website. 

12. Cookies Statement

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by the websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The use of cookies is now standard for most websites. If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can manage and control them through your browser, including removing cookies by deleting them from your ‘browser history’ (cache) when you leave the site.

Types of cookie:

‘Session’ cookies remain in your browser during your browser session only, ie until you leave the website.

‘Persistent’ cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you).

‘Performance’ cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous.  Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.

‘Functionality’ cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog. 

Use of cookies by PwC:  The following table explains the way in which we use cookies on this website.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Type

Duration

Adobe Analytics

AMCV_###
@AdobeOrg

This cookie is used to identify a unique visitor. It is set using JavaScript to store a unique visitor ID in an AMCV_###@AdobeOrg cookie on the domain of the current website, where ### represents a random string of characters.

First Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

PwC

pwc-id

The cookie contains encrypted email ID of the user. This is used to identify the user account for each request.

First Party Persistent

1 day or 30 day if “Remember Me” is checked.

Google Analytics

_ga

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits pwc.com, a new _ga cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc.com and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

First Party Persistent

2 years from set/update

Google Analytics

_gat

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits pwc.com, a new _gat cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc.com and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

First Party Persistent

24 hours from set/update

Google Analytics

__utma

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits pwc.co.uk, a new __utma cookie is written with a different unique ID. In most cases, this cookie is used to determine unique visitors to pwc.co.uk and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that Google Analytics uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

First Party Persistent

2 years from set/update.

Google Analytics

__utmb

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with pwc.co.uk. When a user views a page on pwc.co.uk, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on pwc.co.uk; this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on pwc.co.uk for longer than 30 minutes.

First Party Persistent

30 minutes from set/update.

Google Analytics

_utmc

This cookie operates in conjunction with the '_utmb' cookie to determine whether or not to establish a new session for the user. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. This cookie expires when a user's session is no longer active.

First Party Session

At end of session

Google Analytics

__utmz

This cookie stores the type of referral used by the visitor to reach pwc.co.uk, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search, or a campaign such as an ad or an email link. It is used to calculate search engine traffic, ad campaigns and page navigation within pwc.co.uk. The cookie is updated with each page view to pwc.co.uk

First Party Persistent

6 months from set/update

We may obtain information abt your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve the Site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate. They enable us:

  • to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Site according to aggregate preferences;
  • to speed up your searches; and
  • to recognise you when you return to the Site.

 

The main cookies that we use provide us with valuable data about our website. These are from Google Analytics and are completely anonymous, telling us information such as how many people have visited our website and which pages are the most popular. This allows us to ensure that our website is doing its job and make improvements to help you use the site. This information is really useful to us, but if you would like to opt out, you can do so at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Our website is built using technology by Adobe and this also uses cookies that help the site to work better for you and monitors the pages that you visit. Again, this is completely anonymous and is stored on your computer for a very short period of time.

We also link to other websites such as Twitter, You Tube and Wordpress where our blog is held. We’re pretty sure that they use the same kind of cookies but as these sites are not controlled by us, we cannot guarantee the cookies that they are using and suggest that you read their privacy policies to be absolutely sure.

We really hope that this is ok, but if you are really unhappy with cookies being used, the best way round this is to turn it off in your browser settings so that they are not used on any website. To do this, you can go to your privacy settings in either Tools or Options depending on your browser.

If you want to clean out all tracking cookies from all your Web sites, here are links where you can download three programs that can clean out tracking cookies:

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

13 Changes to this Policy

Computing Plus Limited reserves the right to change this Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law.  Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.