Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Disclaimer

1. TERMS OF SERVICE

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before using this website and any of the accompanying social media sites.

By using any part of the website, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you must immediately stop using the website. If you are under 18 years old, you must ask your parent/guardian to read and accept these terms on your behalf. In no event shall the owner be liable to you with respect to the use of this website and/or be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damages.

Use of Information:

The information on this website and any of the accompanying social media sites are our own opinions and experiences. I am not responsible if the information on this website and any of the accompanying social media sites is not current, accurate or complete.

Ownership of Rights:

All rights including copyright of the content on this website and the accompanying social media sites are owned by and licensed to Independent Oxford Ltd. Unauthorised use and/or duplication, distribution, reproduction, publication, broadcasting, storing or modification of anything on this website or the accompanying social media sites for any purpose is strictly prohibited. You are prohibited to use the website in any manner that may infringe the owner’s rights or the rights of a third-party.

Submitted Content:

If you submit content to the website you agree that Independent Oxford Ltd. and other Users of the site may, at any time, publish, copy, edit, distribute, translate and otherwise use it in any medium. We may edit, monitor or remove content that we determine as unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, pornographic, defamatory or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service. At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the website.

Damage to your Equipment:

We try to ensure that this website is free from viruses or defects. However, we cannot guarantee that your use of this website or any websites accessible through it will not cause damage to your equipment. We will not be liable to any person for any damage or loss which may arise to your equipment because of using this website.

Updates to the Terms of Service:

The site owner reserves the right to make changes to the Terms of Service at any time. It is therefore recommended to check this page often and refer to the date of the last modification at the bottom. Your continued use of the website after any change in this Terms of Service will mean you accept such change. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Terms of Service, the User must cease using the website.

2. PRIVACY POLICY

Data Controller: Rosie Jacobs & Anna Munday (enquiries@independentoxford.com).

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of what information we may collect and how it may be used. This Privacy Policy only applies to this website.

The types of Personal Data collected and held:

IP address
Usage data
First name
Last name
Email address
Website address

How your Personal Data may be used:

To offer you a better browsing experience
To analyse site traffic
To enable you to receive a newsletter (containing some marketing)
To respond to comments and inquiries
To provide you with user support
To protect, investigate and deter against any illegal or unauthorised activity

Where the Personal Data is Held:

Your information and privacy are important to us and we take appropriate security measures to protect the Personal Data we hold. To prevent unauthorised access, all the Personal Data is restricted by passwords and where possible encrypted.

Third-party companies who hold Personal Data:

We share your information with third-parties, either when you authorise us to do so (for example when you join the mailing list) or when it’s required to run this website (for example collecting website traffic and user behaviour). The third-party services support our website and business and provide us with user analytics which are key to providing you with a better user experience. Each third-party service has its own Privacy Policy and can be accessed on request. I am not responsible for any breach of security or actions undertaken by any third-parties that receive the information.

This website uses the following third-party service providers:

Cookies

WordPress

Google Analytics

MailChimp

Additional Information:
Blog Comments:

WordPress allows you to write and publish comments on this website. If you provide your email address you may receive follow up comments by email. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments and can remove them at any time either by deleting them or contacting the site owner.

Mailing List hosted by MailChimp:

Emails including newsletters (containing some marketing) and blog posts updates are sent through MailChimp. When you join the mailing list you supply your email address, first name and last name (optional). Your data is help by MailChimp and you can unsubscribe at any time. This can be done using the unsubscribe button at the bottom of every mailing or by contacting the Data Controller. Mailings contain tracking data which allows us to see if the newsletter has been opened and if links have been clicked, this is to help us to improve the content of future mailings. For further information please visit MailChimp.

Analytics:

We monitor and analyse website traffic to identify user behaviour and improve my services. This is done via WordPress and Google Analytics.

WordPress:

This website is created using WordPress which uses Personal Data (Usage Data) to track and examine the use of this website and to prepare reports on its activities. For further information please visit WordPress.

Google Analytics:

Google Analytics is a website analysis service which uses the Personal Data (Cookies and Usage Data) to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and to share them with other Google services. Google may also use the Data collected to personalise the ads within its own advertising network. For further information please visit Google Analytics.

How Long the Personal Data is Held:

The Personal Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, for legal/business reasons or for reasons outlined in this Privacy Policy.

Controlling your Personal Information / Rights of Users:

Website Users have the right to know if their Personal Data is being stored and can consult the Data Controller at any time. This will enable the User to confirm the accuracy of the Personal Data and/or to ask for the Personal Data to be accessed, updated, amended or deleted, provided it is not required to be retained for valid legal and/or business purposes.

A request may be declined if the site owner cannot adequately verify the identity of the User or is at risk of endangering the privacy of others. To request access, an update, a correction or the removal of your personal information, please contact the Data Controller directly.

This website does not support “Do Not Track” requests, to determine whether any of the third-party services honour the “Do Not Track” requests, please see their privacy policies.

Legal Action:

We will not disclose your Personal Data without your consent and will never sell, rent or share your Data information. We will only share your Personal Data if required by law or legal process or for the investigation of illegal or criminal activities, or the exercise of legal rights in defence against any legal claims, or from improper use of this website, social media sites or the related services. The User also declares to be aware that the Data Controller may be required to reveal Personal Data upon request of the public authorities.

Updates to the Privacy Policy:

The Data Controller reserves the right to make changes to the Privacy Policy at any time. It is therefore recommended to check this page often and refer to the date of the last modification at the bottom. Your continued use of the website and social media sites after any change in this Privacy Policy will mean you accept such change. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the User must cease using the website and social media sites and can request that their Personal Data is removed.

3. COOKIE POLICY

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better User experience. In general, cookies are used to retain User preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the help section of your browser or looking at the about cookies website which offers guidance for modern browsers.

4. DISCLAIMER

This website and the accompanying social media sites only work with companies and organisations that align with the values, beliefs and aesthetics of Independent Oxford Ltd. All sponsored posts and advertisements are fully disclosed.

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If you have questions about any of the above information, please contact Independent Oxford Ltd. (enquiries@independentoxford.com).

Last updated: May 2018

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