Protecting your privacy

This privacy policy is for www.safehousegroups.com (and our other domains) and is served by SafeHouse Habitats (Scotland) Limited and governs the privacy of users who choose to use it. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the website, website owner and its users. Furthermore, it covers the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve the user’s experience while visiting the website. Where applicable, this website uses a cookie control system. On their first visit to the website, users have the choice to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer or device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer or device.

Cookies are small files saved to the hard drive of the user’s computer. They track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use of cookies, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

If you request a copy of a white paper or other material that requires you to register with the website, the site will store the information you enter for the sole purpose of allowing this information to be recalled automatically for future requests of similar information. No other purpose is sought from the information stored in this cookie.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics, which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and use of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can find further information on Google’s privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure transaction for emailing users. However when using such forms to request responses from the site’s owners, users do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted or to provide you with further information about the products / services requested. This includes, if you select to receive email updates about Safehouse, using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter programs the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material and your rights are protected. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

External Links

Occasionally, the website will provide links to external sites, for instance to provide further information on News and Events. Although the website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web link. All external links are advertised with ‘External’ within each link.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send users to the advertiser’s website through a referral programme which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on the user’s computer hard drive. Users should therefore note that they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate with are custom to the terms and conditions, as well as the privacy policies, held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate or engage with them with due care and caution, with regards to their own privacy and personal details. This website, nor its owners, will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as the contact form on this web site, email or telephone.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save user’s requests to share a web page through their social media account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners, through their social media platform accounts, may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy web addresses (urls).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgment before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners.

Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking. Therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.