Solutions In Technology Limited (SIT) takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This Statement of Privacy applies to the sitgroup.co.uk website and governs data collection, processing and usage. By using the sitgroup.co.uk website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (Act), the data controller is Solutions In Technology Limited.
Collection of your personal information
SIT may collect and process personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number (personally identifiable information). If you purchase SIT products and services, we collect and store billing and credit card information. SIT may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites. Solutions In Technology will not delete customer information for paying members.
Information about your computer hardware and software also may be automatically collected by sitgroup.co.uk. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by SIT for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the sitgroup.co.uk website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through sitgroup.co.uk public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
SIT encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from sitgroup.co.uk so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. SIT is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the sitgroup.co.uk and SIT family of websites.
Use of your personal information
SIT collects and uses your personal information to operate the Sitgroup.co.uk website and deliver the services you have requested. SIT will send one welcome email following registration to all registered patrons. We will also periodically send service updates to registered users.
SIT may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SIT and its affiliates, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes. SIT may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered, although you do not have to respond to such surveys.
SIT does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. SIT may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information is not transferred to the third party without your explicit consent. In addition, SIT may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. SIT may share your information with third parties who perform tasks required to complete a purchase transaction. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Sitgroup.co.uk, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Storage of personal data
As part of the services offered to you through Sitgroup.co.uk, the information you provide to us may be transferred to and stored in countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or one of our suppliers. By way of example, a transfer of your information may happen if any of our servers are located in a country outside of the EEA or one of our service providers is located in a country outside of the EEA. We also share information with our holding company, Solutions In Technology, which is located in the United States of America. If we transfer or store your information outside the EEA in this way, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Statement of Privacy. If you use our service while you are outside the EEA, your information may be transferred outside the EEA in order to provide you with these services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing by us.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
SIT does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
SIT keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within Sitgroup.co.uk, in order to determine what Sitgroup.co.uk services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Sitgroup.co.uk to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
SIT will disclose or share your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with any legal requirements or comply with legal process served on Sitgroup.co.uk or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SIT; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Sitgroup.co.uk, or the general public.
Sitgroup.co.uk may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties: (a) in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; and (b) if Sitgroup.co.uk or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
The Sitgroup.co.uk website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Sitgroup.co.uk pages, or register with Sitgroup.co.uk site or services, a cookie helps Sitgroup.co.uk to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Sitgroup.co.uk website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Sitgroup.co.uk features that you customised.
We may use any of the following cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site or to fully experience the interactive features of the SIT services or websites you visit.
Security of your personal information
Sitgroup.co.uk secures your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. Sitgroup.co.uk secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Changes to this statement
SIT will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. SIT encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how SIT is protecting your information.
For more information, please review our Terms and Conditions.