Privacy Statement For:
Homepage Worldwide™ Limited Registered Offices are located at:
40 Bradmore Way
Berkshire, RG6 4DS
Tel: + 44 (0) 845 056 4081
Fax: + 44 (0) 118 3767 623
This policy is our way of letting you know how we collect information,
what we collect it for, and what choices you may have. Protecting
your privacy is important to us. We will not sell your information
to anyone. Our most important asset is our relationship with
you. We understand that you have entrusted us with your private
information, and we will do everything we can to maintain that
Your private information will be regarded with the utmost respect.
Simply having a presence on the World Wide Web means we have
to behave as an International organisation, with contacts in
many different countries, we have developed information practices
to assure that your personal data is appropriately protected.
Homepage Worldwide™ Limited and its operating divisions and trading names and
affiliates respect your preferences concerning the collection
and use of your personal data. Our goal is to deliver content
targeted to the products you use and your specific preferences.
In order to provide you with relevant information, fulfill your
specific requests, and enhance your experience across our web
sites, we will at times request personal information from you.
The information collected and how it is used will vary across
each different web site.
While our main data centre is in the UK, we will transfer information
provided by customers to the appropriate company office, distributor,
or consultant to provide the necessary product, service and
support or information requested by the customer.
We are a World Wide Web based company, this Privacy Statement
is published in the United Kingdom (UK) for UK citizens and
permanent residents and relates to Homepage Worldwide™ Limited
and its operating divisions and trading names, issued products
and services. Any person who lives abroad and becomes a customer
or prospective customer of Homepage Worldwide™ Limited or one
of its operating divisions will be deemed to fall within the
UK Privacy Statement.
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies
you (‘personal information’) or allows us to contact you. Generally,
this information is requested when you are asked to register
before entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters, joining
a limited-access premium site, or when purchasing and requesting
our products and services. Personal information collected by
our operating divisions often is limited to e-mail address,
address, country or location, but may include other information
when needed to provide the service you requested.
We will only use the personal information to phone, write or
e-mail you (as requested) and to deal with any matters arising
as a result of our products and services. If you wish to delete,
deactivate or amend the Perosnal Information, or find out what
Personal Information (if any) we are holding about you, please
contact us via the facilities provided on any of our web sites.
We will not disclose Personal Information to third parties
except as necessary to deal with matters arising for the supply
of our products and services, or in the unlikely event that
we are required to do so by court order or other legal/regulatory
In addition to these exceptions, we may want to share your
data with third parties for marketing purposes. You can tell
us that you do not want us to do this (that is "opt out").
Where necessary this can be managed on the web sites or you
should write to us at the address on the web site if you have
not already done so. You can let us know if you change your
mind at any time by writing to Homepage Worldwide™ Limited , at the address
on the web site.
As part of our efforts to reach and serve new and existing
clients we sometimes collect and use information from outside
Correcting and Updating Your Information
The accuracy of your personal information is important to us.
If you are a customer and have a concern about your personal
or account information maintained at Homepage Worldwide™ Limited or any of
its trading divisions, or want to correct, update, or confirm
your information, please contact us by the e-mail addresses
provided. We will be happy to review and update our records.
What about data security?
We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your
data on our web sites. You should understand that the open nature
of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without
security measures and may be accessed and used by people other
than those for whom the data is intended.
That's it in a nutshell. The short of it is—we are interested
in maintaining your privacy and creating a valuable resource
for you to use. If you have any questions now or during your
visit, please contact us via our webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org
By using our web sites, you consent to the data practices described
in this statement.
Detailed Information About Privacy and Security
We collect personal information in the normal course of business
in order to administer your accounts and serve you better.
Web site usage: We collect some information on our Web sites
through the use of "cookies." For example, we may
identify the pages on our Web sites that your browser requests
or visits. This information is only personally identifiable
if you have chosen to identify yourself; for example, by opening
Transaction information: Once you have an account with us,
to administer your account and serve you better, we collect
and maintain personal information about your transactions.
We protect the confidentiality and security of your personal
Companies we hire to provide support services are not allowed
to use your personal information for their own purposes and
are contractually obligated to maintain strict confidentiality.
We limit their use of your personal information to the performance
of the specific service we have requested.
We restrict access to personal information to our employees
and agents for business purposes only. All employees must know
about privacy and are required to safeguard such information.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards
to guard your personal information.
Browsers and Internet Security
Any time you enter an order or provide personal information
in our web sites (such as an account number or password), we
encrypt it using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. SSL protects
information as it crosses the Internet. To support this technology,
you need an SSL-capable browser.
We recommends using a strong encryption, 128-bit browser like
Netscape Navigator 4.06 or higher or Microsoft's Internet Explorer
4.01 or higher. These browsers will activate SSL automatically
whenever you sign on to your web site account. You can tell
if you are visiting a secure area within a Web site by looking
at the symbol on the bottom of your browser screen. If you are
using Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer, you will see
either a lock or a key. When the symbol appears unbroken or
the padlock is in the locked position, your session connection
is taking place via a secure server. If you need a strong encryption
browser, you can go to the Netscape Web site or the Microsoft
Web site to download the latest Navigator or Internet Explorer
browser. We do not recommend the use of beta browser versions.
Your Password and Other Security Issues
Your account password is your private entry key. You should
never share it with anyone and you should change it periodically.
You can change your password any time you like after logging
in to your account.
After you've finished accessing your account, don't forget to
log off. This prevents someone else from accessing your account
if you leave your computer on and your session hasn't "timed
out," or automatically shut down.
Security Risk of Using Non-Approved Automated Software Applications
For security reasons and to guard the safety of your data, access
to this site is limited to SSL-capable browsers like Netscape
Navigator 4.06 or higher or Microsoft's Internet Explorer 4.01
or higher. Under no circumstances should you use any software,
program, application, or any other device to access or log-in
to our Web sites, or to automate the process of obtaining, downloading,
transferring, or transmitting any content to or from our computer
systems, Web sites, or proprietary software.
Cookies, GIFs and Other Web Tools
When you interact with an online channel, such as one of our
Web Sites or through email or a wireless device, we strive to
make that experience easy and meaningful. To do so, we use several
tools. When you come to our Web site, our Web server sends a
cookie to your computer. A cookie is simply an electronically
transmitted file that holds small pieces of information. When
you navigate through our Web site, your browser "requests"
pages for you to view, and that request will include the information
stored in the cookie we previously sent to your computer. This
process is like an electronic "handshake" between
our system and your computer; the information exchanged allows
us to recognise your browser.
We also use other technology, such as "Graphics Interchange
Format" files (GIFs) to recognise users and collect and
transmit information online, as described below.
Cookies and Personal Identification
Standing alone, cookies, GIFs and other Web tools, as well as
data derived from them do not identify you personally. They
merely recognise your browser. Unless you choose to identify
yourself to us, either by responding to a promotional offer,
opening an account, or registering for an online service, you
Cookies come in two flavours: persistent and session-based.
Only persistent cookies remain on your computer after you've
closed your browser or turned off your computer. They include
such information as a unique identifier for your browser that
only we can read and use, and the fact that you are a customer
or prior Web site visitor (whatever the case may be). We are
especially careful about the security and confidentiality of
the information we send through persistent cookies. For example,
we do not store account numbers or passwords in persistent cookies.
Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear
from your computer when you close your browser software or turn
off your computer. Session cookies allow you to conduct transactions
or request your own personal or account information on our Web
site. They contain encrypted or encoded information about your
account(s), and/or identifying information that you have previously
provided to us. This information allows us to process your online
transactions and requests.
Without the session cookie information, we would not be able
to complete your Web transactions securely. Session cookies
help us make sure you are who you say you are after you've logged
Other Web Tools
Sometimes we include links to Web pages in an email or in banner
advertisements, which include a code that allows us to know
if you clicked on that link. We do this so that we can personalise
your experience, such as recognising you when you reach the
Web page you clicked to, or by displaying information and content
we believe will be relevant to you. We also do this to measure
the effectiveness and usefulness of our advertisements and the
messages we send, and we use this information to continually
improve the way we communicate.
Other Ways We may Use Information Obtained From Cookies and
Cookies enable us to understand better how you and others use
our Web sites. They allow us to collect information about where
your browser goes on our Web sites. This assists us in understanding
your preferences and improving our Web site. For example, the
information we obtain from cookies or GIFs helps us understand
whether our customers use certain Web features and how to improve
navigation. We also may use information gathered as the result
of GIFs or cookies to target emails or Web messages to groups
of customers based on the parts of our Web site they visit the
most. Knowing where your browser has been on our Web site helps
us present useful information and offers to you.
If at any time you are concerned about security of your personal
information please contact us at the address and e-mail links
provided on the web site, and we hope you will benefit from
the web sites and facilities we provide for you.