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Privacy policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the user of this website and Potash Development Association (PDA), the owner and provider of this website. PDA takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of this website.

This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for www.pda.org.uk, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

PLAIN ENGLISH SUMMARY

We take your privacy very seriously.

www.pda.org.uk does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send us an email, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you, or process your order. Should you wish to sign up for the newsletter your details will be held on a database until such time as you no longer wish to receive this information.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We do not use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies.

If you don’t know what cookies are or if you would like to find out more, please see the BBC What is a cookie page

NONE OF THE INFORMATION WE GATHER VIA COOKIES IDENTIFIES YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL – IT IS ALL ENTIRELY ANONYMOUS.

WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE?

The cookies we use are detailed below:

Cookie policy: We use a cookie to remember if you have agreed to the use of cookies. Clicking on the “I agree” button stores a cookie for 1 year to remember that you have agreed to the use of cookies.

Google Analytics: To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.

Content management system (CMS): The website CMS is software that manages this site. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

YouTube: We do sometimes embed videos from YouTube. We do this using a privacy enabled mode. This means that YouTube may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

WHICH ORGANISATION IS COLLECTING THIS INFORMATION

PDA is a UK-based technical support organisation.

HOW THIS INFORMATION IS USED

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your address to contact you in reply to your message, or to send you information such as newsletters and leaflets if requested.

If you have chosen to share it with us, your email may in the future be used to contact you to understand what you would like from the PDA or to understand better whether we are meeting your needs. Although newsletters are not currently emailed, this may change going forward and should you wish to receive the newsletter electronically, your email will be used for this purpose.

OUR DISCLOSURE OF THIS INFORMATION

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

EMAIL OPT-OUT

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.

You may opt-out of our emails at any time by simply responding to any email and asking us to remove your email address from our database.

PROTECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

PDA uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

HOW TO CORRECT INACCURATE INFORMATION

If any of the information we hold is incorrect it can be changed at anytime by sending an email through to us. Every newsletter sent out also gives you the opportunity to make any changes if they are seen to be incorrect.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from our databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all publicly-facing information.

HOW TO CONTACT US

Please use the details on the contact us page to get in touch.

CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using the pda.org.uk website and services, and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed.