This Privacy Statement applies to your use of the web site of Home Care Preferred. Information technology continues to present new and exciting opportunities. However, many people are concerned about how their personal information will be used. We recognise that our users may have concerns about their privacy and confidentiality whilst online. We are committed to ensuring the privacy of our users whilst using our web site.
The following Privacy Statement has been published to provide a clear and concise outline of how and when personal information is collected, stored and distributed by Home Care Preferred. This Privacy Statement covers personal information collected via the Home Care Preferred web site.
Personal Information Collected The nature of personal information collected and maintained by Home Care Preferred includes information gained for those seeking care at home, or a business opportunity or recruitment opportunity with Home Care Preferred. For statistical purposes we collect information on: web site activity such as the number of users who visit the web sites; the date and time of visits; the number of pages viewed; navigation patterns; what country and what systems users have used to access the sites; and, when entering our web sites from another website; the address of that website through the use of ‘cookies’. This information on its own does not identify an individual but it does provide Home Care Preferred with statistics that we can use to analyse and improve our web site. We do not collect information about anyone’s political or religious beliefs, ethnic background or sexual preferences.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information Unless you have instructed us not to do so, personal information may be shared within the Home Care Preferred Company, where it will remain confidential and only be used for the purpose as you already intended. Home Care Preferred undertakes not to sell, rent or trade your personal information.
We will not disclose information about you unless the disclosure is: Required by law, is authorised by law or you have consented to our disclosing the information about you.
As with most business organisations, Home Care Preferred relies on third party suppliers to conduct specialised activities such as mail-outs, credit checks and the provision of internet services and the processing of specialised media and direct mail activity. These suppliers act on behalf of Home Care Preferred and do not facilitate their own commercial objectives whilst processing your personal information. While personal information may be provided to these suppliers to enable them to perform their agreed tasks, such information remains the property of Home Care Preferred at all times and the supplier organisations involved are bound by specific confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.
Personal Information Security Home Care Preferred is committed to keeping secure the data you provide us and we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your personally identifiable information from loss, misuse or alteration.
Cookies A ‘cookie’ is a packet of information that allows the server (the computer that houses the web site) to identify and interact more effectively with your computer. A different identification number is sent each time you use our web site. Cookies do not identify individual users, although they do identify a user’s browser type and your Internet Service Provider (ISP). To evaluate the effectiveness of our web sites appeal and user-friendliness, we may use third parties to collect statistical data. No personal data will be collected on these occasions. You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is sent. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screens to learn more about these functions. At the end of your interaction with our web site, you can have your computer ensure that the cookie is deleted. This means it no longer exists on your computer and therefore it cannot be used for further identification or access to your computer.
Changes to this Statement Home Care Preferred may make changes to this Privacy Statement from time to time for any reason. We will publish those changes on our web sites. This Privacy Statement was last updated on 1st February 2012..
If you would like further information regarding this Privacy Statement or if you think we have breached any aspect of this Privacy Statement please contact us by writing to the address below:
Ken Waterhouse Home Care Preferred 49 Station Road Winchmore Hill London N21 3NB