Privacy and Cookies Policy

Website privacy and cookies policy

This statement explains our policy on personal information we obtain when you visit our site or when you provide information online.  We are committed to safeguarding such information and using it only for providing you with information you have requested or the purpose of improving this website.

We are obliged to use any information you have provided in accordance with the laws protecting personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998 and EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).

Contact forms

We will only use information that you have provided for the purpose or purposes for which it was obtained. We undertake that we will not share any of the information we collect with any third party except with your explicit consent or in compliance with legal or statutory obligations.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.

Cookies

“Cookies” are pieces of code that allow web servers to identify and track activity of the web browsers; they help us to make the site more useful to visitors.

We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information but if you wish to restrict or block cookies which are being used by this website you can do so through your browser settings and the Help function on your browser will tell you how to do this. For further details you can visit the All About Cookies website.

The cookies we use:

  • Session Cookie (PHPSESSID) – set by the web server to anonymously distinguish users and sessions; it expires when the browsing session ends.
  • Google Analytics (_ga/_gid/_gat) – set by Google Analytics to anonymously collect information about how visitors use our site; _ga duration is 2 years, _gid duration is 24 hs, _gat expires when the browsing session ends. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. This link contains information about Google Analytics Cookie Usage.
  • Twitter/cdn.syndication.twimg.com (lang) – set by Twitter to show our latest tweets on our home page.– it expires when the browsing session ends.
  • Addtoany.com (uvc) – set by AddToAny for Social sharing, it allows a user to share a webpage with many social sites. Duration is 24 hours.
  • Cookie Consent (catAccCookies) – set by the UK Cookie Consent plugin to record that you accept the fact that the site uses cookies. Duration is 1 month.

Third Party websites

This website contains some hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties.  These third parties have their own privacy policies, including policies on cookies and analytics, and we have no control over their policies. When opening these links, we urge you to examine and be satisfied by their privacy and security policies.  It is these policies that will govern any information that you give to third party sites. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy and security practices of third party sites and you use these at your own risk.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments or contact details, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Security

We have in place appropriate security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of content and information presented on and collected for this site.  These security measures include protection to prevent, as far as reasonably possible, access to information by parties other than those with specific administrative authority given by Upperdrive.

Contact Us

This Privacy Policy was prepared with brevity and clarity in mind. If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding our Privacy Policy then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

To make things easier for both of us we would appreciate it if your queries were addressed  to: webmaster@upperdrive.uk.