Privacy Policy & Cookies

 

Meridian Business Sales Limited (“Meridian”) take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy.

 

This Privacy Policy explains how we use the information we collect about you how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of that information and procedures that we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

 

The information we collect and how we use it

 

 

1.

When you register with our website, meridianbusinesssales.co.uk (“the Website”) we ask you for the following personal information including your name, e-mail address and full postal address. We also ask for your home telephone number and (at your discretion), your work telephone number, fax number and company name  As a cross-check for security purposes we require an e-mail address for confirmation. We also ask you about the price range you are particularly interested in (hereinafter referred to as “Personal Information”).

2.

We invite you to read the Terms & Conditions carefully which you should do in conjunction with this Privacy Policy. Having read them, you are required to signify your acceptance before proceeding with the registration.

3.

Once you have registered with our website you are not anonymous to us as your Personal Information is stored on a database connected to the Website. We will use your Personal Information to track and monitor, by electronic means, your use of the Website.

4.

In particular, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your own computer’s browser program (“your browser”), including your IP address, cookie information and the details that you have requested from the Website. Where you request information concerning a business or property appearing on the Website we record that fact on our business database (“Business Database”) to enable us to supply the information requested and so as to be aware of the type of business or businesses that may be of interest to you.  We also store information regarding the frequency of your use of the Website.

5.

We maintain a data record on our Business Database of all persons having an interest in particular businesses by reference to that business number.  We may contact you by e-mail, telephone or facsimile to acquaint you with any changes in the data relating to the business details which you have requested and, where we consider it reasonable to do so, details of any similar businesses coming onto the Website which may be of interest to you.

6.

We also may use your information for the following general purposes:- 
- to customise the presentation of business information and other content of the Website; 
- to fulfill your requests for certain products and services; 
- to contact you periodically via direct e-mail marketing campaigns on a range of subjects that, we hope, will be of interest to you; and 
- to compile general statistics (without personal identification) as to numbers using the Website, numbers of sales details viewed, total Site activity and other general statistical information.

 

 

Cookies

 

 

7.

When a user visits the Website, we use a number of first party session and permanent cookies. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous and unique session identifier connecting the user to his/her session.

8.

We do not use or set any third party cookies.

9.

Cookies are sent from the Website servers to the browser in the user's own computer, and are stored on the computer’s hard drive. These small pieces of information allow us to communicate with the user and provide the site in its full functionality.

10.

Cookies are either ‘permanent’ or ‘session’. Session cookies only stay in place for the duration of the user's session on the site. They do not track any information about a user or his/her behaviour and are not used to compile statistics. They do not collect or store any personally identifiable information.

11.

The Website cannot get to your e-mail address, name, address or other personally identifying information unless you have already provided that information to the site.

12.

Similarly, the Website cannot access cookie information destined for another site. Your browser will only ever send cookies relevant to the site being displayed.

13.

Whenever you visit any page on the Website, your browser will send back all the cookies that are relevant to our site and that your browser has accepted.

14.

You can configure your browser to accept or reject cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. As every browser is different, you will need to check the “Help” menu of your browser to find out how to change your cookie preferences.

15.

However, if your browser is set to reject either all or even some of the cookies we use, your use of the site will be limited. It may not display correctly and you will not be able to take full advantage of every facility. For example, if you make a business search, the Website may be unable to remember the list of matching businesses that relate to your search.

 

 

How to refuse the use of cookies

 

 

16.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, if you do this, some aspects of the site will no longer operate correctly and you will lose useful functionality designed to make the Website operate smoothly and for the benefit of users.

 

 

Information sharing and disclosure

 

 

17.

We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.

18.

We, will, however, send personal information about you to other companies or people where we have your consent to share that information, or we need to share such information in order to provide the service that you have requested, or we need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of Meridian or as business partners in order to provide a service or product to you.

19.

Meridian complies with Court Orders, subpoenas and legitimate requests from lawful authorities who by statute or legal process command our compliance.

20.

We will also disclose personal information about you in the event that your actions on our website violate our Terms & Conditions, or any of our usage guidelines for specific services.

21.

We may transfer information about you if Meridian acquires or is acquired by or merged with any other company. In this event, Meridian will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

 

 

Your right to edit and archive your personal identifying information

 

 

22.

Meridian gives registered users the ability to edit their contact details or to cancel their Registration as a user at any time by using the My Account section on the website.

Alternatively:

- telephone us on 01204 521417 or
- e-mail us on info@meridianbusinesssales.co.uk

23.

No charge is made by us for dealing with any such amendment or cancellation.

24.

You have the right, at any time, to request that communications sent to you by e-mail by Meridian either to acquaint you with any changes in the data relating to the business details which you have requested and/or in respect of any similar businesses coming onto the Website, shall cease by sending an e-mail to unsubscribe@meridianbusinesssales.co.uk indicating that you do not wish your contact details to be used for the purpose of sending you these details in the future.  We will process this as promptly as possible.

 

 

Amendment to this Privacy Policy

 

 

25.

We may amend this Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes to the way in which we use your Personal Information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.

26.

We welcome your views about the Website and our Privacy Policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments please send an e-mail to  info@meridianbusinesssales.co.uk