Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website www.brightfuturenow.co.uk and served by Bright Future Now and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it,  the policy is effective from 01 March 2017 and may change from time to time. You should check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes made to the website and to this policy

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. To further improve security, all information sent and received between your web browser and this website is encrypted and secure,  this includes all website information, login information and any associated personal details you may provide during your contact with us. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies
This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

What are Cookies
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage  of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

Cookies used by this website include:
Your Blog/Post Comments
If you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to ‘remember’ your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the “remember me” option).

Cookie Footer
On your first visit to our website you will see a message alerting you of our Privacy and Cookie Policy. If you’ve seen this message once, you probably won’t want to see it again (selecting “Okay, thank you” will signify your acceptance and clear this message, as will continuing to use the website). We remember your acceptance choice by setting a (30 day) cookie to remember your choice! All user data is anonymous.

Google Analytics
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can search for Google’s privacy policy online if you require further information.

WordPress
WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a “session cookie” when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. User data is all anonymous.

WordFence
Wordfence is a website security plugin that provides real-time distributed protection. Wordfence uses cookies for three tasks:
1.To uniquely identify visitors shown in Wordfence Live traffic.
2. To track a user who was previously logged into WordPress but has logged out to ensure that Falcon cache does not show that user cached pages.
3. If a user has visited a unique page that allows them to bypass country blocking a cookie is set to identify that user so that country blocking does not prevent them from viewing the site. (further information may be obtained from Wordfence Web Site)

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors if and/or when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time when it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data  Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form for the email submission process but we advise users using this form that they do so at their own risk. Your details will not be passed on, or sold, or in any manner traded to any third parties EVER.

Email Newsletter
This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about news, products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user. Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws as detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (2003). All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable (under £10.00) for this service to cover our time and admin costs. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (2003) subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed in the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable, then clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will be supplied with detailed instructions instead.

Please submit all SPAM email complaints to spam@brightfuturenow.co.uk

External Links
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.) The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve. Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [or web addresses] (For example: http://bit.ly/2oHts2N).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information
Data Protection Act 1998
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide
Twitter Privacy Policy
Facebook Privacy Policy
Google Privacy Policy
Linkedin Privacy Policy
WhatsApp Privacy Policy
Evernote Privacy Policy
Website Privacy Policy Template

 

v.2.2 May 2017 – Edited & customised by:
Narina Riskowitz T/A BrightFutureNow
45 St James Gardens
Leyland
West Lancashire
PR26 7XB