Thinking of Oscar is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. If you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be personally identified), you can be assured that it will only be used to support your relationship with Thinking of Oscar.
We are legally obliged by the Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that we only use information that you supply us with, such as your name or email address, for the purpose for which it was requested, and to ensure that it is kept securely. You have the right to opt out of any correspondence with Thinking of Oscar, alternatively you can email [email protected] and we will remove your information. We will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others and we store your personal information securely.
How to update my information or change my marketing preferences?
If any of your personal information changes or if you find that our records are out of date please email [email protected].
We cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites not owned or managed by Thinking of Oscar, including those linked through our website.
By using our website, our social media pages (such as Facebook), subscribing to our services, donating to us and/or shopping online you agree that we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use your data in accordance with this policy.
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org
What information can we collect?
We may collect some, or all, of this information when you visit our website, depending on how you use it. We monitor how people use our website so we can improve it. We collect this information anonymously.
However, you can use our website anonymously without giving us any information.
If you visit our website, we may record information about including (but not limited to):
- the areas of the website you visit
- the amount of time you spend on the site
- whether you are new to the site, or have visited it before
- how you came to our website – for example, through an email link or a search engine
- the type of device and browser you use.
- how you use the website and the quality of your experience – for example we may track your bandwidth when viewing videos.
Website statistics analytics
Our website 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 website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (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 website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
You can always opt-out of Google Analytics cookies by Google’s opt-out tool.
Changing your cookie preferences
The “Help” menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. Below is some helpful guidance about how to make these changes.
How to disable cookies?
If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and you wish to block Thinking of Oscar’s website cookies, you can perform the following:
- On your browser tools menu, select ‘Internet Options’
- Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab and then on the ‘Sites’ button
- Type into the ‘Address of website’ field:
- Click on the ‘Block’ button
- Click on the OK button
Find more detailed information on disabling cookies from www.allaboutcookies.org.
Last updated: October 2016