Privacy Statement

www.david-mccaughan.com respects the privacy of every individual who visits its website. Any information collected about you will be used to fulfil any service you might request, to inform you about new information and services and also to improve how we serve you. Your data will be treated in accordance with relevant European Union and local country legal provisions. Your information will not be disclosed to anyone outside of www.david-mccaughan.com, its affiliated or associates.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to describe the types of information that we collect from you when you visit our site and explain how we use this information.

Data protection:

Any information that you choose to provide us with about yourself will be held on a secure computer server.

This ensures, among other things, that data we hold about you are processed safely and securly. We aim to ensure that the personal data stored will be accurate, relevant and not excessive. We will keep the data up to date and not retain the information longer than is necessary. We will keep data securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. You have the right to see what is held about you and correct any inaccuracies.

www.david-mccaughan.com will not share or loan any identifiable information about you to any third party without your consent. We may share generalised information about site visitor patterns with partners or other parties in such a way that individual visitors can never be identified. It is possible to view our site without providing any personal details. However, without registering your details you will not be able to receive further communications from us.

What personal information is collected:

We collect your personal information on a registration form.

This information may include data such as your name and contact information.

We use this information:

1 To help make your visit more enjoyable.
2 To send you relevant information about news and activities.
3 To store membership information.

You can also tell us by email at any time if you don’t want to receive any more communications from us.

Other information collected during your visit to our site:

Whenever you browse the www.david-mccaughan.com website, read pages, or download information, our computers automatically record certain information about your visit from the computer you use to access our site.

This information does not identify you personally. It just tells us how many visitors come to our site and the types of computers they use. With this information, we can improve our site for all our visitors and make it more useful to you.

The information includes the following:
1 The date and time you access our site.
2 How many and which pages you visit during a ‘session’ on our site and how long you were on the site.
3 Your Internet domain name (this might be your internet service provider such as aol.com or your place of work) and the ‘IP’ address (this is a number assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) which allows you to access our website.
4 The Internet browser you use (e.g. Microsoft Explorer) and your computer’s operating system (e.g. Windows XP).
5 The site you were on before you linked to www.david-mccaughan.com (e.g. Yahoo if you found us from a search engine).

Use of Cookies:

Cookies Policy

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly – most major websites use cookies. Cookies alone cannot be used to identify you.

A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come; the “lifetime” of the cookie; and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Two types of cookies are used on this website:

1. Session Cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site.
2. Persistent Cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

How cookies are used on this site and what information is collected.

Session Cookies are used:

·         To allow you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to re-enter information.

·         Within registration to allow you to access stored information.

Persistent Cookies are used:

·         To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (using a number, you cannot be identified personally) when you return to our website.

·         To allow us to tailor content to match your preferred interest.

·         To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.

Web Beacons:

Some of our Web pages may contain electronic images known as Web Beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web Beacons collect only limited information which includes a cookie number; time and date of a page view; and a description of the page on which the Web Beacon resides. We may also carry Web Beacons placed by third party advertisers. These Beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.

Disabling and Enabling Cookies

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. Should you wish to be alerted before a cookie is accepted on your hard disk, guideline instructions can be found in your internet help feature within you internet platform.

PROTECTION OF EMAIL ADDRESSES

Your email address is only used for the purposes of replying to you unless you have given consent as detailed above.

MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT PRIVACY?

You have the right as an individual to find out what information we hold about you and make corrections if necessary. You also have the right to ask us to not use the information.