Privacy Policy

Updated as of 24 May 2018

This policy sets out how we will treat and protect your personal information. Please note that we keep our privacy policy under review and we will place any updates on this web page.


The Information We Collect

We may collect, store and use the following personal information:

  1. Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of the website including IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation;
  2. Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services;
  3. Information provided when you register with us;
  4. Information provided when you subscribe to our services and email notifications;
  5. Any other information that you may send us via our website, to our business premises, or in person.


Using Your Personal Information

UKABC collects and securely stores information about individuals purely for its own business purposes and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, General Data Protection Regulation 2018, or the relevant national legislation on data protection.

We will not pass this information to any third party unless required to do so for law enforcement purposes, other than to those providing a service on our behalf in connection with our business.

Any information you submit will be retained by UKABC for as long as you use our services, or the systems provided on the website.

Information that you may submit through any of our communication systems may be retained for a longer period of up to one year.

Personal information submitted via this website will be used for the purposes stated in this policy or on relevant parts of the website. Any or all of your personal information may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience. Specifically, information held about you may be used by us for the following reasons:

  1. To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  2. To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
  3. To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  4. To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  5. To notify you about changes to our service;
  6. To provide third parties with statistical information about our web users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
  7. To maintain internal records.

Where you submit personal information for publication, we will only publish and use that information in accordance with the terms of the permission you grant us.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.


Third Party Websites and Services

UKABC may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment handling, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services do have access to certain personal information provided by users of the website. Any information used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that UKABC requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any information that is processed by third parties must be processed within the terms of this privacy policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation 2018.

Where the website contains links to other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.



Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit or

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.



We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  1. To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  2. In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
  3. In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
  4. To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and
  5. To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.


Security of Your Personal Information

We take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will never ask you for your password in any correspondence.


Your Rights

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.

As well as subscribing to the website, we consider receiving a business card consent to receive follow-up communications.



Please contact for:

  1. Any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data;
  2. If you wish to exercise your right to know what information we hold on you, right to have that information up to date and correct, or right to be forgotten;
  3. Any other privacy concerns or inquiries.

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