Privacy and cookie policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

This policy is divided into three parts:

• Part A provides information about our collection and use of personal information;

• Part B provides information about the cookies used on this website; and

• Part C contains information about us (including contact details).

By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

PART A: YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation);

(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us including a username, email address and password;

(c) any other information that you choose to send to us.

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.

(2) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;

(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;

(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;

(k) keep the website secure and prevent fraud;

(l) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website.

We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(3) Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; and

(e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(4) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

Information you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States, Japan, India and Australia which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(5) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and other login details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

(6) Policy amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(7) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

(a) the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 20); and

(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

(8) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(9) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

PART B: COOKIES

(10) About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies.

A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date).

A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

(11) Our cookies

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

We may send to you the following cookies:

Set by/for (applicable domain name) Name Contents Duration Purpose/notes
First-party cookies set by H.Crabtree's software

Our website software, Drupal, sets a number of cookies as follows
H. Crabtree (hcrabtree.co.uk) has_js A number Session Allows the server to know if it can depend upon javascript. Set to "1" if user has javascript enabled by whichever page a visitor arrives on.
H. Crabtree (hcrabtree.co.uk) [session id] A unique identifier 3 weeks Used to log in. Set on any page when a visitor arrives
H. Crabtree (hcrabtree.co.uk) Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight "false" 4 weeks Enables the user interface to work for 'booking a job' onto the system.
First party cookies set for other services

We set our own cookies for Google Analytics, which are anonymous and let us see how our websites are being used
Google Analytics (hcrabtree.co.uk) __utma

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A unique identifier for that browser; information about how the user came to our website Various: a mix of session and "permanent" cookies lasting 30 mins, 6 months, or 1-2 yrs Anonymously tracks use of website These cookies are set or updated on any page visited. See here for full details. Several cookies are set but all serve the same purpose of how people reached the site and used it including search terms used and referring sites.

(12) Cookies and personal information

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

(13) Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";

(b) in Firefox (version 16) you can block all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy", selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu, and unticking "Accept cookies from sites"; and

(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can block all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings", and then selecting "Block sites from setting any data" under the "Cookies" heading.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.

(14) Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:

(a) in Internet Explorer (version 9), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);

(b) in Firefox (version 16), you can delete cookies by clicking "Tools", "Options", "Privacy" and then "Show Cookies", and then clicking "Remove All Cookies"; and

(c) in Chrome (version 23), you can delete all cookies by accessing the "Customise and control" menu, and clicking "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Clear browsing data", and then selecting "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data" before clicking "Clear browsing data".

Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

PART C: OUR DETAILS

(15) Contact us

This website is owned and operated by H. Crabtree Ltd.

If you have any questions about our cookies or this policy, please contact us:

(a) by email traffic.newmills[at]hcrabtree.co.uk

(b) by telephone (to 01663 742231); or

(c) by post (to H. Crabtree Ltd, Hyde Bank Road, New Mills, High Peak, Derbyshire SK22 4BP).

(16) Data controller

The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is H. Crabtree Ltd.