Protecting your Privacy
We value our privacy and we respect yours. The information for Users and Subscribers
below indicates how we intend to keep the minimal data we collect safe and private.
If you have any other questions, please
sophisticated online registration and payment process in the future but we will
and they are not made available to third party organisations.
advertising facilities such as Adwords and tools to help us analyse how effective
this advertising is. To achieve this, Google places a cookie on a user's computer
when he/she clicks on one of our AdWords ads. Then, if the user reaches one of our
conversion pages, the cookie is connected to our web page. When a match is made,
Google records a successful conversion. The cookie added by Google expires after
separate servers for conversion tracking and search results, the user's privacy
is protected. Google also uses the DART cookie to serve ads based on the user's
visit to our site and other sites on the Internet. More information about cookies,
the DART cookie and how to opt out of the DART cookie can be found on the
computer for 15 or 30 days so that if you make a purchase within this time we can
earn a commission that helps fund the development of this site. A few advertiser
cookies last longer than 30 days. The majority of out advertisers are linked through
reputable marketing solutions providers that do not use their technology for profiling
customer use. We do not knowingly use advertisers that make inappropriate use of
cookies to invade your privacy.
We do not maintain log files of information that enable us to identify individual
visitors but we do monitor the site access statistics to establish the overall number
of people that have visited the visit, which pages they visited and so on. We do
reserve the right to track IP addresses in the event of suspected security breaches
that affect the integrity of the site, the information it contains or customer information.
Links are provided to other websites in good faith however we can accept no liability
for the content of those sites should they change from that which we accepted at
the time of registration. We do not knowingly link to adult sites or sites that
we consider offensive. Any inappropriate links brought to our attention will be
investigated as a matter of urgency and will be removed if they breach our terms
and conditions or our moral ethics code. All the pictorial content of www.High.St
is registered with the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA) and certified as being free from adult content. We want to
keep it that way.
Surveys and Contests
We have no plans for surveys, giveaways or other contests but would not wish visitors
to be denied the opportunity to win something should our more generous subscribers
wish to donate a prize. However, all entrants will be free to choose whether they
enter and separate conditions will be provided for each competition, survey, etc.
Our advertisers do occasionally have special promotions that may be promoted on
Information Collection and Use
All information collected on this site becomes the property of the site owners for
the purposes of administering and running the business. The site owners are defined
as the domain holder for the domain "High.St" and Solution Management
Ltd, the operator of the High.St service. No usage will occur other than that stated
elsewhere in this policy.
The information collected from participating businesses during registration will
be used to set up your account, including details of where to forward your emails
and your preferred web link. We also ask for contact details and, optionally, a
brief description of what you sell so that this can be included as extra information
for visitors to the site.
The only information collected during registration is what the subscriber can clearly
see and enters his or her self. No hidden details are collected.
We do not share information with any third party except where that information is
necessary to complete the financial transaction associated with subscription. See
'Finance Handling' below. Naturally we would have to share information with the
authorities if legally compelled to do so.
The general customer details collected during registration are not sent by secure
means. We do not believe this is necessary because of the simplicity and public
nature of the information requested. Please
contact us directly if you have any concerns.
Businesses will be invoiced for one-off services such as producing a web page. We
currently take payment by cheque or through PayPal. Fees for email forwarding will
be collected through a Standing Order. Any payment received by cheque or Standing
Order will be processed in the traditional way by presentation to the bank. Payments
made through PayPal are made using PayPal's secure system and are therefore safe
and secure. We have no access to account information entered into PayPal. If, in
the future, we offer a more general credit card facility, we may need to pass card
details to the relevant financial institution but this will only be done using secure
means and this Privacy Statement will be updated to reflect the secure measures
put in place.
At present we have no need to compare user supplied data with information retrieved
from outside resources. However, if this ever becomes necessary, we will ensure
that such data is only sent by secure means.
There are no plans to operate a newsletter on this site. We do operate a news page however containing news worthy items about
the high street and the retailers on the high street.
We do not operate a facility for 'emailing this site to a friend' so there are no
privacy issues in this section. Of course, we are happy for you to tell your friends
about the High Street and would encourage you to do so!
We may send you special offers from time to time but these will always be directly
relevant to the High.St service that you have subscribed to.
Site and Service Updates
We will advise you of all major changes to the service, this will include new services
and facilities as well as planned down times.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
We will happily update customer information to ensure its accuracy. In some cases,
we may need evidence of the change to protect your security. In due course, an online
system for you to check and update your own information will be provided.
It is not our intention to collect more information about our customers than we
need to operate the service or to share the information you have provided to any
external company. However, if this changes, all registrants will be given the option
to opt out. We will endeavour to bind this condition on any Board or purchasing
company should High.St ever be sold.
Notification of Changes
If it is necessary to amend this privacy statement and if applicable, we will advise
members and offer them the option to opt out. The latest version of the privacy
statement will always be available on this web site.
Updated 13 Mar 2009 (previous editions dated 17 Jun 2008, 9 May 2006, 15 Nov 05,
6 Nov 05 and 10 Feb 05)