UPDATE: Due to reliability issues with our cookie options we are currently not usiing cookies, Apologies.
In this statement "We", "Us", "Our" includes Equals IW or any party acting on our instructions.
"You", "Your", "User" includes the person using the website.
A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer' or mobile device so that the website can remember who you are, what you have clicked and which pages you have visited.
A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
We use the Joomla content management system (CMS) which collects information on how users access the website through the use of session and persistent cookies. This allows you to carry information across pages of our site and may avoid having to re-enter information. This information is deleted when you leave the website apart from the cookie that tracks acceptance of cookies which you computer or mobile device will delete after 30 days.
Third Party Cookies
Third parties may serve session and persistent cookies that stay on your computer or mobile after you leave this site. On this website third party cookies are used for the following purposes:
Scripts: The site uses script libraries which Google keeps up to date and secure.
Fonts: The site uses Google fonts/typefaces.
reCaptcha: To validate a user as human using the Google reCaptcha mechanism when you fill in a form.
Google Analytics: We activate Google Analytics from time to time. When activated this service runs in the background and puts one or more cookies to your computer or mobile device. The cookies help us measure and analyse how you use our website content by tracking the web pages you visit. The data Google Analytics stores about you is non-identifiable data such as, visits, pages views, time on site, and the journey you take through the site. Update Oct 2018: We are using Google Analytics for a few months to get an idea of how useful our website actually is.
Google Maps: This service runs when you visit the website page displaying our location as a map.
For more details on Google privacy and cookies please visit their website.
When first visiting our website you should see a message asking you to accept or decline cookies. If you decline cookies all the website will be available but may be slightly different. For example interactive maps and contact forms are replaced by simple images or a simple email link.
There is an option to change your mind at the foot of most web pages whichever choice you make.
Please note that clicking on links to other websites, such as Facebook, may place cookies on your computer or mobile device whether or not you accept cookies from this site. These cookies are subject to the policies of the website linked to rather than this website.
Email Contact and Other Forms
We use email forms as they afford some protection against spam bots and malicious users. Your email address will only be used in relation to the matter you write to us about. It will not be sold, rented, leased to or otherwise given to others without your express permission, unless required to by law. We hold a copy of your message for a short time on the web server for the purpose of fraud and error detection. This data is accessible only by our webmaster who has the correct security credentials. This copy of the data is deleted normally within a month. Due to the nature of email, sending information via the internet involves risk which we reduce by using encryption of the website page and email message in transit. On arrival your email is unencrypted then handled with the same rigour as applied to all sensitive information, details of which are available on request using the contact form on this website, telephone or other means.
Like most standard websites, this website uses log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp.
Some of the information stored in the log files, including but not limited to IP addresses, can in the extreme be linked to personally identifiable information. The log files are held for three days only and accessible solely by our webmaster to detect errors, prevent fraud, unauthorised use of the website and to take corrective action.
Having first gained your verbal permission we may from time to time publish articles or images that can be used to identify you. After publication we will send you an email asking you to confirm or refuse permission to display the personal information. If we do not receive an email confirming your consent within 30 days we will delete the elements in the article or image that could be used to identify you.
Emails confirming permission will be stored indefinitely until either you withdraw your permission or the article or image is routinely deleted.
How Data is Used
We only use the personal information we collect from you via the website to deal with any matter raised by you and to ensure correct operation of website and email systems.
We will not in any way share this information with a third party, except as may be required by law or if you specifically ask us to.
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data or to restrict our processing of your personal data.
You have the right to obtain a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
You also have the right to ask us to correct any mistakes or inaccuracies in your information which we hold.
These rights apply to all data we hold about you not just data gathered by the website.
You should take appropriate precautions if you are accessing the website using a public computer or a wifi connection.
v 2.3 Date of publication 24th - 31st May 2018