Statement of Privacy

Privacy Policy

AM Communications takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This Statement of Privacy applies to the amcoms.co.uk website and governs data collection, processing and usage. By using the amcoms.co.uk website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (Act), the data controller is AM Communications.

Collection of your personal information

AM Communications may collect and process personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number (personally identifiable information). If you purchase AM Communications products and services, we collect and store billing and credit card information. AM Communications may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postal code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites. AM Communications will not delete customer information for paying members. However, AM Communications reserves the right to delete customer information for members with a free account status at any time.

"We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties"

Information about your computer hardware and software also may be automatically collected by amcoms.co.uk. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by AM Communications for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the amcoms.co.uk website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through amcoms.co.uk public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

AM Communications encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from amcoms.co.uk so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. AM Communications is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the amcoms.co.uk and AM Communications family of websites.

Use of your personal information

AM Communications collects and uses your personal information to operate the amcoms.co.uk website and deliver the services you have requested. AM Communications will send one welcome email following registration to all registered patrons. We will also periodically send service updates to registered users.

AM Communications may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from AM Communications and its affiliates, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes. AM Communications may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered, although you do not have to respond to such surveys.

AM Communications does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. AM Communications may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information is not transferred to the third party without your explicit consent. In addition, AM Communications may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. AM Communications may share your information with third parties who perform tasks required to complete a purchase transaction. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to amcoms.co.uk, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Storage of personal data

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

"We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties"

AM Communications does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

AM Communications keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within amcoms.co.uk, in order to determine what amcoms.co.uk services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within amcoms.co.uk to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

AM Communications will disclose or share your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with any legal requirements or comply with legal process served on amcoms.co.uk or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of AM Communications; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of amcoms.co.uk, or the general public.

amcoms.co.uk may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties: (a) in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets; and (b) if amcoms.co.uk or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

Use of cookies

The amcoms.co.uk website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize amcoms.co.uk pages, or register with amcoms.co.uk site or services, a cookie helps amcoms.co.uk to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same amcoms.co.uk website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the amcoms.co.uk features that you customised.

We may use any of the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our site or to fully experience the interactive features of the AM Communications services or websites you visit.
Security of your personal information

amcoms.co.uk secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. amcoms.co.uk secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at privacy@amcoms.co.uk

Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to this statement

AM Communications will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. AM Communications encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how AM Communications is protecting your information.
Contact information

AM Communications welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that amcoms.co.uk has not adhered to this Statement of Privacy, please contract us at privacy@amcoms.co.uk

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