Privacy

Overview

Effective: 1 August 2014

GoldSovereignExpert.com is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This webpage tells you the data protection and privacy practices for GoldSovereignExpert.com, specifically:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected
  • Which organisation is collecting this information
  • How this information is used
  • Our policy on sharing this information
  • How we protect your information
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in this information

Summary

We take your privacy very seriously.

Children (under 18s) are not eligible to use our services and should not submit any personal information to GoldSovereignExpert.com.

GoldSovereignExpert.com does not actively track you as an individual.

Should you send us an email via our contact form, your name, email address and message will be emailed to us (as you would expect). This information is kept private. We will store this information within our own email system so that we are able to respond to you.

Should you comment on a blog post or web page on this site, then your name, email address, IP address and message will be stored in our website database (as you would expect). This makes your name, website address and comment (but not your email address) viewable by the general public on the website.

The website does use some cookies when you browse this website. These are used to ensure proper running of this website, and also to help us improve your experience when browsing.

We use 3rd Party / Tracking / Advertising cookies.

NONE OF THE INFORMATION WE GATHER VIA COOKIES IDENTIFIES YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL – IT IS ALL ENTIRELY ANONYMOUS.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies and web beacons are technologies which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a web site.

A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Web beacons are often used in conjunction with cookies to help people running a web site to understand the behaviour of their visitors. A web beacon is typically a tiny transparent (invisible) graphic image that is placed on a page.

Web beacons do not reveal personal information about you. They are simply a convenient way of gathering the simplest of statistics and managing cookies.

We also use third party advertisements on GoldSovereignExpert.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing UK based real estate ads to someone in the UK, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

The cookies we use are detailed below:

CookieTypeDurationDescription
Blog / Post CommentsPersistent1 yearIf you leave a comment on the website e.g. on a page, article or blog post, then a cookie may be stored to 'remember' your email address for the next time you post (should you choose the "remember me" option).
Cookie FooterPersistent1 yearIn the footer of each web page on this site you will see a message alerting you of our privacy and cookie policy. If you've seen this message once, you probably won't want to see it again. We use a cookie to remember this setting. User data is all anonymous.
DoubleClick DARTWe also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting The Cotswolds, you may see Cotswold hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about photography). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, national insurance number, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other web sites This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as accessing an administration account or our system remembering your details.
Google AnalyticsThis web site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the web site analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the web site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the web site, compiling reports on web site activity for web site operators and providing other services relating to web site activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this web site By using this web site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Tweet ButtonWe provides one or more "tweet" buttons that facilitates the ability of users to tweet the site's home url, a "Save URL", or other information about the site. This site loads one or more scripts, iframes, and/or images from twitter's servers in order to provide this capability. This site has no control over the content, execution, or use of cookies or other user data by these scripts and iframes.
WordPressPersistent1 yearWordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs some of this website. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.

Which organisation is collecting this information

GoldSovereignExpert.com is operated by Gold-Traders (UK) Ltd (United Kingdom Company Number 6521732) (‘us’) which is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998. You may contact us at the following address:

Gold-Traders (UK) Ltd
PO Box 3389
Swindon, SN4 7WQ
United Kingdom

You may contact us by e-mail at greetings -=at=- goldsovereignexpert.com

You may contact us by phone on 01793 230 331.

How this information is used

If you have chosen to share it with us, we use your email address to contact you in reply to your message. If you have entered your email address to leave a comment on the blog, it is used to identify your comment, however it is not displayed on the website or shared with any third party.

We may also use your email to help resolve issues or disputes, for example if you tell us that you cannot see any of your posts on the website, we would probably search our database using your email address to help diagnose the problem.

Our disclosure of this information

We do not share your personal information or email address with third parties.

Email opt-out

Just like you, we hate spam. We do not send you spam emails.

If we ever decide to send out a newsletter, you will have to opt-in to receive it. You may then opt-out of our emails at any time. An ‘unsubscribe’ link will be included in any email newsletter we send.

Protection of your information

GoldSovereignExpert.com uses best endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information but we do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. We do not believe that the personal information we collect warrants this level of security. It is important to be aware that there is no such thing as “perfect internet security”.

How to correct inaccurate information

Once posted, you cannot change or remove any comments you have submitted on our website pages and/or posts. However, if you would like to have this information removed please contact us and we will do this for you.

You should know that because of technical constraints, all information is never completely removed from our databases. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed. We will aim to remove all publicly-facing information.

How to contact us

Please use our contact form to get in-touch with us.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may update this Privacy Policy in line with website changes that may affect the personal information we gather about you. It is assumed that you accept such changes if you continue to use the site and services. If you do not accept such changes then you should stop using the GoldSovereignExpert.com website and services, and contact us (details above) if you would like any information removed.