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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy and Cookie Policy

1. Introduction

The DMC’s Privacy Policy sets out the ways the DMC processes personal data. This Privacy Policy only relates to personal data collected by the DMC via the DMC website, emails and telephone calls. Any personal data collected by the DMC is used in accordance with UK data protection legislation.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal data provided to the DMC by any other means or via any other website. Users should be aware that if they access other websites, using the links provided, these are outside our control. If they provide personal data to other companies, the privacy policies of those companies determine the uses to which that information is put and the DMC’s Privacy Policy will no longer apply.

2. The Data Protection Act 1998

The DMC website complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

3. Use Made of Personal Information

Personal information provided to the DMC will be used for the purposes outlined at the time of collection or registration. Any personal information which is collected by the DMC will be used by the DMC only in accordance with current data protection legislation.

In addition, personal information may be used for statistical analysis.

Personal data will be collected and processed by the DMC for the following purposes

(1) to process your complaint, and
(2) administration.

Processing personal data for the above purposes may entail sharing the information with employees, contractors, agents and professional advisors of the DMC. (However, written agreements exist between the DMC and such parties that there must be no further disclosure of such personal data.

4. Consent

By providing personal data to the DMC users consent to the processing of such data by the DMC as described in this Privacy Policy. 

5. Verifying, updating and amending your personal information

If, at any time, a user wants to verify, update or amend their personal data they may write to:

The Database Manager
DMA House
70 Margaret Street

Verification, updating or amendment of personal data takes place within 10 working days 

6. Cookies

A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed on a user’s computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and the most common are often referred to as ‘session’ cookies. These are used to keep track of information needed by a user as they travel from page to page within a website. These cookies have a short lifetime and expire within a few minutes of the user leaving the site.

Other types of cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are usually sponsored by organisations external to the website being visited and are generally known as ‘third party’ cookies. These usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are ‘harvested’ and ‘refreshed’ whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.

The DMC uses benign, short lived ‘session’ cookies to tell whether a website user has logged in, where to find details that can be used to pre-fill parts of on-line forms and to personalise the user’s visit to the website.

DMC cookies do not analyse visits to other website or any searches undertaken whilst on the DMC website.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default; however, it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. If this is done it is important not to exclude the benign and useful session cookies. Choose an option that rejects all third party and long lived cookies.

The DMC uses cookie free technology that uses Internet Protocol (IP) information exchanged during the course of normal web activity combined with data enhancement technology to get detailed analytics information.

 7. Links to Third Party Websites

This Privacy Policy applies solely to the personal data collected by the DMC and does not apply to third party websites.

The DMC is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites. The DMC advises users to read the privacy policies of other websites before registering any personal data.

8. Security

The DMC holds your personal data in accordance with the security provisions of the UK data protection legislation.

If you have any questions about security please contact the DMC on 020 7291 3350

9. Notification of Changes

The DMC will notify all users of any changes it makes to its Privacy Policy. If the DMC decides to change its Privacy Policy, it will post such changes on this page so that you are always aware of how the DMC uses your personal data.

Users have the right to ask the DMC, in writing, for a copy of all the personal data held about them upon payment of a fee (“subject access request”) and to request that the DMC correct any inaccuracies in that information.