Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.richardowensopticians.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments
We do not collect comments on this website

Media
We do not allow upload of media to this website

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, Richard Owens collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Richard Owens’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Richard Owens’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Richard Owens may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Richard Owens also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our website. Richard Owens only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Richard Owens’s websites choose to interact with Richard Owens in ways that require Richard Owens to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Richard Owens gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Richard Owens.co.uk to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Richard Owens are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Richard Owens collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Richard Owens. Richard Owens does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
Richard Owens may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Richard Owens may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Richard Owens does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Richard Owens discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Richard Owens’s behalf or to provide services available at Richard Owens’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Richard Owens’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Richard Owens will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Richard Owens discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Richard Owens believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Richard Owens, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Richard Owens website and have supplied your email address, Richard Owens may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Richard Owens and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Richard Owens takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Richard Owens uses cookies to help Richard Owens identify and track visitors, their usage of Richard Owens website, and their website access preferences. Richard Owens visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Richard Owens’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Richard Owens’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Remarketing

From time to time, we may use online advertising remarketing services. These will show you adverts on 3rd party patforms based on information gathered in a cookie on our website. These cookies gather and retain anonymous data in order to identify that you have visited our site. On a 3rd party platform such as Google or Facebook, information in these cookies may be used to target you for an advert of our design.

Business Transfers
If Richard Owens, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Richard Owensgoes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Richard Owens may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Richard Owens and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Richard Owens may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Richard Owens’s sole discretion. Richard Owens encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a Richard Owens.co.uk account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Cookies
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics
We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous data about website visitors. This may place a cookie in your browser without PID.

Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.