2. Collection of Personal Information
2.1 The types of personal information collected and stored by MHDPL might include your name, date of birth, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, employment records and credit/debit card details (to the extent permitted by the Data Protection Act 1998 and related legislation (“the DPA”).
2.2 MHDPL may collect personal information about you in the following ways:
(a) any data which you provide when you complete and submit an application to MHDPL to register on this or receive email alerts or other communications from MHDPL;
(b) any data that you provide via postings to forums and blogs and any other posting that you make to this website (in such circumstances the information posted by you will, of course, also be available to users of the website throughout the world);
(c) during any transaction with us; and
(d) any other data which you provide to MHDPL when you enquire about our activities, email, telephone or write to us or otherwise provide us with personal information.
2.3 MHDPL may also receive information about you from third parties, for example a friend who wants to tell you about this website.
3. Storage and retention of your information
3.1 MHDPL will keep your information on a secure server. The technology that MHDPL uses and the security policies which MHDPL has implemented are intended to safeguard your information from unauthorised access and improper use.
4. Use of Your Information
4.1 MHDPL may use your personal information (subject in each case to the requirements of the DPA) for the following purposes:
(a) administering your website account(s) and otherwise in connection with any service for which you have provided your information, including any email alerts, transactions with us and competitions and promotions that you take part in;
(b) responding to any enquiry you make;
(c) subject to your consent, sending you newsletters and/or alerts and information regarding MHDPL or any third party’s future services (in all formats to which you have consented e.g. post, email, text); and
(d) for generating aggregated statistics about users, traffic patterns, etc. of the website and other services and developing MHDPL’s marketing plans.
4.2 MHDPL may also disclose your information (subject in each case to the requirements of the DPA) as follows:
(a) if you have given your consent for MHDPL to do so, to other selected organisations to enable them to contact you or send you information by post, telephone and/or email;
(b) to any service providers, sub-contractors and agents appointed by MHDPL to perform the above functions on its behalf and in accordance with its instructions;
(c) to third parties selected by MHDPL as part of aggregated and anonymised statistics about users, traffic patterns, etc. of this website;
(d) to such individuals and/or bodies as necessary to ensure MHDPLs compliance with any applicable law, regulation, legal proceeding or governmental request;
(e) where you post material that does or may constitute a criminal offence, breach the rights of a third party, give rise to a civil action or breach the Terms & Conditions of the applicable website and as otherwise necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of MHDPL and its customers, to any relevant authority or third party requiring MHDPL to disclose the identity of or locate anyone posting such material on this website; and
(f) to any individual making a subject information request to MHDPL.
4.3 In the event that MHDPL is acquired by or merges with another company, your personal information may be passed to the purchasing/merging company amongst the transferred business assets. This will enable your relationship to continue with this website despite the change of ownership. Your personal information may also be passed (on a confidential basis) to companies with whom MHDPL is negotiating such a sale/merger as part of the verification exercise carried out on MHDPL by the third party.
5.1 To personalise your browsing experience, MHDPL uses “cookie” information technology. “Cookies,” are small pieces of information that are issued by your computer when you enter a website. Cookies are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive and enable the website to identify your computer and to store information about your use and navigation of the website.
5.3 Cookies enable MHDPL to store information about your preferences and therefore customise the website according to your individual interests. They are also used to monitor which parts of the website are the most popular to its visitors.
5.4 What are the cookies used on our website:
“Session” Cookies – this data is deleted each time your browser session is closed. We use session cookies to remember you have logged in and thus to be able to use information specific to your account.
“Persistent Cookies” – this data is kept on our device after you close your browser.
You can delete all cookies from our website by clicking delete cookies.
Third party cookies
We sometimes embed content such as images and video from other websites. This content may come with cookies from these websites. For example, when you use one of the share buttons a cookie may be set by that service. Cookies are used for statistics in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. MHDPL does not have control over these cookies and you should check the relevant third party services on their website for more information.
Some emails such as newsletters that we send you have a tracking facility so that we can tell how much traffic these emails send to our site. We rarely use this information at a personal level, rather we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them. If you do not wish for this to happen you should unsubscribe from your promotional emails.
5.5 You are not obliged to accept cookies and you can amend your browser’s settings to prevent cookies being accepted by it. Please be aware that if you do disable cookies however, certain services on the MHDPL websites will not be available to you and your use and enjoyment of them will be impaired.
6. Third Party Websites
7.1 To access certain parts of this website, MHDPL may require you to register and provide certain information about yourself.
(a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the relevant registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”); and
(b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it fully up to date.