Privacy policy

We utilise Ezoic to provide customization and analytic services on our website; hence, Ezoic’s privacy policy is applicable and may be reviewed here.
Date of effect: 8/12/2021

What are we?

1.1 We are Limited by www.hughosb.org. We manage and own this website. Our contact information is available online. Please email us with any questions or comments regarding our policy.

1.2 Our registration number on the Information Commissioner’s Register of Data Controllers is 342343243.

What is the purpose of this policy?

2.1 Please continue reading to learn what types of personal data we gather, how we use and safeguard them, to whom we disclose them, and how you may access and correct them.

2.2 Please do not use our website unless you agree with this policy in full. If you utilise our website, we will presume you agree our terms.

Could the policy be revised?

3.1 It is possible that it does, therefore you should verify it each time you visit our website. If you continue to use the website after the policy’s effective date, we will presume you accept the amended policy.

Which personal and non-personal data do we collect?

4.1 We may collect and keep information that you submit via forms on our website, such as your name, address, email address, and phone number, or when connecting with us via email or otherwise. In addition, we obtained anonymised information regarding calls made to our website’s dedicated phone lines.

4.2 We may automatically receive and keep some information when you interact with us. Examples include the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, connection information including browser type as well as version, details about your mobile or other device such as device-type and device identifier, operating system and platform, an unique identification number linked to the data you register on our system, login details, clickstream data, specifics of your activity on our site with date/time stamps including the pages you visit, and a unique reference number linked to the data you enter on our system.

What about biscuits?

5.1 On our website, we and/or third parties utilise cookies and other tracking technologies. A cookie is a tiny file containing letters and numbers that is delivered to your computer. The functionality of our website will be restricted if you configure your browser to refuse cookies.

5.2 Cookies are commonly used to help websites function, or function more effectively, and to transmit information to the website owner or others. Session cookies are transient cookies that only remain in your browser’s cookie file until the browser is closed. They allow websites to relate your browser session activity. Persistent cookies remain in the browser’s cookie file longer than user credentials (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). Visit www.allaboutcookies.org for more information on cookies, including how to use your browser to stop them and how to erase cookies already set on your device.

5.3 This website uses cookies for the following purposes:

a) Session-specific cookies:

We use session cookies to enable the website to monitor your navigation from page to page and to remember your choices so that you are not again asked for the same information. These cookies allow you to swiftly navigate through several pages of the website without having to verify or reprocess each new section.

b) Monitoring cookies:

We employ persistent (permanent) cookies to trace where site visitors have come from.

c) Cookies from third-party advertisers:

As many other websites do, we may utilise third-party advertisers and/or internet advertising businesses operating on their behalf to fill advertising space on our website. These third parties may use permanent cookies and other related technologies (such as action tags, single-pixel gifs, and web beacons) to collect data about your visits to this and other websites. This allows them to track the efficacy of their marketing campaign (including whether these ad campaigns are clicked on or viewed by users and subsequent purchases by such users), avoid showing you the same advertisement multiple times, and display advertisements on this and other sites that are tailored to your preferences. We have no access to or control over these technologies developed by third parties. Please visit www.youronlinechoices.com and optout.networkadvertising.org for further information about these practises and your opt-out options with respect to the use of this information by certain of these firms. Please contact the third parties directly for further details on their privacy policies.

d) Google cookies:

We think that persistent cookies (up to four years) are placed in conjunction with the following Google services on our website, and these cookies may include the transmission of certain non-personally identifiable details to Google:

  • Google Analytics¬†: We use data to recognise and count the number of website visitors, as well as to provide additional information about the visit, such as the visit’s duration, path through the website, and referring sites. This data helps us enhance the functionality of our website, for instance by ensuring that visitors can quickly locate the content they want.
  • Google advertising cookies (AdSense, Doubleclick): Google utilises cookies in conjunction with Google advertising on our website to display you ads based on your visits to this and other websites, to avoid showing you repeated adverts, and for other purposes.
  • GA Advertising Functionalities: We may employ the following GA Advertising Functionalities: Remarketing with Google Analytics / Google Display Network Impressions Reporting / GA Demographics and Interests Reporting / Integrated services that need Google Analytics to acquire data through advertising cookies and anonymous identifiers. These features need GA to gather data via Google or other advertising cookies, including for the display of advertisements that may be of interest depending on your visits to this and other websites. You may opt out of Google Analytics here. See above and below for alternative opt-out methods.
  • YouTube cookies: Google may install permanent tracking cookies (up to 8 months) when you visit a page on our site that has an embedded YouTube video, or when you play such a video.

Additional details and opt-out: Click here for Google’s privacy statement and here for additional information on the types of cookies Google uses. Click here for details on how Google utilises data from its partners’ websites and applications, as well as instructions on how to disable Google cookies.

e) Social media cookies:

On our website, we may utilise different social media and third-party features, such as the like button from Facebook, the follow button from Twitter, the +1 icon from Google, the Pin It icon from Pinterest, the share / follow link from LinkedIn, and the embed button from YouTube. These features may entail the relevant organisations utilising cookies or associating your visit with cookies they have already set on your computer in order to gather information regarding your visit to our website, your contact with their services, or otherwise. Click the websites indicated above for more information on the individual features and the cookie/privacy policies of these firms in general, as well as to opt out when available.

f) Cookie-warning cookie:

Based on your response to the notification that showed when you first visited the website, this cookie remembers whether or not you are willing to allow cookies. This cookie will remember your preferences for up to ninety days.

5.4 If you continue to use our website after viewing our cookie notice, we will presume you consent to our usage of the aforementioned cookies.

How do we utilise your personal information?

6.1 We use your personal information to perform our services and to validate information provided by claims management companies/lawyers.

6.2 We use your personal information to better connect with you if you contact us via our website.

6.3 We do not utilise your personal information for marketing purposes.

6.4 We may use personal data to recognise you when you visit or return to our website in order to measure anonymized traffic and usage trends, to prevent or detect fraud or abuse, or to assist us in enhancing our website. We may employ cookies for this purpose. See preceding.

6.5 We maintain personal information to comply with legal requirements, enforce our terms and conditions, resolve disputes, troubleshoot issues, aid in any investigations, and take other activities authorised by law.

6.6 We may access, remove, modify, store, or otherwise use any personal data if we have reason to believe it violates our terms and conditions, if such action is required to protect us or others, if a criminal act has been committed, or if we are forced to do so by law or authorised authority.

How do we secure personal information?

7.1 Security is an important concern for us. We take the necessary measures to secure personal information.

7.2 Email and other electronic communications that have not been encrypted are not secure. Before reaching us, your messages will go via a number of network nodes. Therefore, we cannot be held liable for any unauthorised access to or loss of personal data resulting from circumstances outside our control. We cannot be held liable for the conduct or omissions of other users or third parties who may misappropriate your personal information that they get from the website.

Who do we release personal information to?

8.1 Important: The personal information you submit via our website’s enquiry forms is sent to a claims management firm or attorney to whom we introduce you. You consent to them contacting you regarding the claim.

8.2 We may grant access to your personal information to third-party service providers. Included in this category are e-commerce platform providers, website hosts, content delivery networks, and organisations that support us with communications or website monitoring.

8.3 We do not share your personal information for marketing purposes with third parties.

8.4 We may release personal information where it is reasonable to do so:

  • if we have reason to believe that it violates our terms and conditions, or that such steps are necessary to protect us or others, or that a criminal act has been committed, or if there has been a complaint about content posted by you, or if we are required to do so by law or appropriate authority; or b) if we receive a complaint about content posted by you; or c) if we are required to do so by law or appropriate authority.
  • in the event of an actual or prospective (including discussions for) sale, merger, or business combining involving our entire business or the relevant portion thereof.

8.5 We may transmit or keep personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) for the reasons outlined in this policy. If so, we will comply with all relevant regulations regarding the transfer of data beyond the EEA.

8.6 Unless otherwise specified in this policy, this document exclusively concerns the use and sharing of the data we acquire from you. If you submit your information to third parties, whether they are providers of services on our website (such as payment processors) or other websites, separate rules will govern their use and distribution of your information. Please carefully review their privacy policies.

Programmatic Advertising on Mediavine

9.1 To learn more about data gathering by Mediavine advertising partners, including how to opt out of data collection, visit here.

How can you access and correct your personal information?

10.1 You have the right to request the personal information we maintain on you, subject to our right to withhold such information to the extent authorised by law. We may charge an administration fee in accordance with data protection rules, and we may also ask for identification documents. Note that you may be able to modify some of your personal information through your account on our website (if applicable).

10.2 To learn more about your rights under the UK’s data protection legislation, please visit the Information Commissioner’s website.