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Privacy & Cookies Policy

BACKGROUND:

This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Website and Meters Uk Ltd, the owner and provider of this Website.  This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Website.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Data” means collectively all information that you submit to  Meters UK Ltd via the Website.  This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;
Meters UK Ltd means Meters UK Ltd of Whitegate, White Lund Industrial Estate, Morecambe, LA3 3BT
“User” means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by Meters UK Ltd and acting in the course of their employment; and
“Website” means the website that you are currently using (http://www.meters.co.uk) and any sub-domains of this site (e.g. subdomain.trade.meters.co.uk) unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
  1. Scope of this Policy

This Policy applies only to the actions of Meters UK Ltd and Users with respect to this Website.  It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

  1. Data Collected

Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected by this Website from time to time:

  • name;
  • date of birth;
  • gender;
  • job title;
  • profession;
  • contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
  • demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
  • financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
  • IP address (automatically collected);
  • web browser type and version (automatically collected);
  • operating system (automatically collected);
  • a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected); and
  1. Our Use of Data
    • Any personal Data you submit will be retained by Meters UK Ltd for 12 months from your most recent access to the Website.
    • Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 5, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This does not include other companies in the same ownership. Such entities are bound by the terms of this Policy.
    • All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. Fore more details on security see Clause 11 below.
    • Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
      • internal record keeping;
      • improvement of our products / services;
      • transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
      • contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website.
  1. Third Party Websites and Services
    • Meters UK Ltd may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment processing, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services do have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.
    • Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that Meters UK Ltd requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited.  Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties shall be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
  1. Links to Other Websites

This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites.  Meters UK Ltd has no control over such websites and is in no way responsible for the content thereof.  This Policy does not extend to your use of such websites.  Users are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

  1. Changes of Business Ownership and Control
    • Meters UK Ltd may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Meters UK Ltd. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
    • In the event that any Data submitted by Users is to be transferred in such a manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. When contacted you will be given the choice to have your Data deleted or withheld from the new owner or controller.
  1. Controlling Use of Your Data
    • Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
      • use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
      • sharing Data with third parties.
  1. Your Right to Withhold Information

You may access certain areas of the Website without providing any Data at all.  However, to use all features and functions available on the Website you may be required to submit certain Data.

  1. Accessing your own Data

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by Meters UK Ltd (where such data is held) on payment of a small fee which will not exceed £10.

  1. Security

Data security is of great importance to Meters UK Ltd and to protect your Data we

have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to

safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies to set you apart from our other website users. This helps us make sure you have the best experience whilst browsing and allows us to keep improving our site in the future. You have the ability to adjust your cookie settings in your browser if you wish to.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that websites save onto your computer or mobile device when you visit a site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as language, font size and other display details) over a period of time. This means you don’t have to keep changing things, or re-entering details for example.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to use of cookies in accordance with the terms written here.

How we use cookies

We use only session cookies on our website.

The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

(a) we use a cookie starting with wfvt_ to recognise general geographic data about the computer when a user visits our website for the purpose of security to help identify malicious attacks. These are known as sessions cookies and are deleted when you leave the site.

(b) we use a cookie wordfence_verifiedHuman to mark that a user has been verified as human for the purpose of security to help identify malicious attacks. These are known as sessions cookies and are deleted when you leave the site.

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.

Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _ga

The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

Our analytics service provider’s Privacy Policy is available to see here: http:// www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;

(b) in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and

(c) in Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Deleting cookies

You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/ delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);

(b) in Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

(c) in Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Our details

This website is owned and operated by Meters UK Ltd.

You can contact us on 01524 555 929;
Email us on: [email protected]
Or write to us at:
Meters UK Ltd, Whitegate,
White Lund Trading Estate,
Lancaster, Lancashire, LA3 3BT

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to use your personal information for marketing purposes such as email marketing transmissions. You can exercise your right to prevent this by contacting us on [email protected] and we will remove your details from our list.

Our site may rarely contain hyperlinks to other sites relevant to the contain the link is contained within. Please note that if you follow a link to any other website, they will have their own Privacy Policy and that we do not accept any liability for these policies, or any of their content.

Access to information we hold on you

GDPR gives you the right to access any information we hold on you. This request is free of charge and we will stop using the information during the period of request and reply.

Meters UK Ltd reserves the right to change this Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law.  Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.