Last updated on: 25 July 2022
Here at UKVisaSuccess.com (“UKVisaSuccess.com”, “we” or “us” and, where the context so requires, “UKVisaSuccess.com” also meaning the website www.UKVisaSuccess.com and references to “our site” and “our website” are references to www.UKVisaSuccess.com), we take your privacy seriously. We commit to protecting the privacy of any personal data you give us. We will comply with all relevant data protection legislation.
For the purposes of relevant data protection legislation, UKVisaSuccess.com is the data controller of personal data we hold and process about you.
If you hear from us, we will always aim to be respectful, relevant and appropriate. If at any time you do not feel we have lived up to our philosophy, please let us know straight away. You can get in touch through the Contact Us page.
We are proud to give you access to UKVisaSuccess.com and, in return, we may collect, use and share your personal data. We will only use your personal data for our purposes in a manner permitted by relevant data protection legislation, which may include:
- where necessary to provide the website and its features available and in order to give you the best user experience;
- where we are under a contractual or legal obligation to do so;
- for our legitimate interests; or
- where you have explicitly consented (for example, by actively signing up to receive our newsletter).
By “legitimate interests”, we mean our interests in managing the www.UKVisaSuccess.com website and our relationship with you. We will make sure that we take into account any potential impact that such use may have on you. Our legitimate interests will not automatically override your interests and we will not use your information if we feel that your interests override ours (unless, of course, you provide your consent or we have a contractual or legal obligation to use your information in that way). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which is downloaded to your device when you access a website. The text file is then sent back to our server each time your browser requests a page from the server. This enables us to operate the site more effectively and load the site so that it reflects your personal preferences, based on your previous browsing on UKVisaSuccess.com as well as keywords we may be able to gather from URLs of other webpages from which you accessed Virgin.com. Cookies can also allow us to do various other things, as explained below.
What cookies do we use?
When you visit UKVisaSuccess.com, the following types of cookies may be downloaded to your device:
Analytical and Performance Cookies
We may use analytics service providers for website traffic analysis and reporting. Analytics service providers generate statistical and other information about the use of UKVisaSuccess.com by using cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how often visitors return to our site, how long they stay and how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, it helps users to find what they are looking for easily. The information generated relating to the site may be used to create reports about the use of the site and the analytics service provider will store this information.
Advertising and Targeting Cookies
These cookies record your visit to UKVisaSuccess.com, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed to other sites. We will use this information to try and make our site (and other sites) that you visit more relevant to your interests.
We may use functional cookies that allow us to remember choices you have made on the site so as to provide you with a more enhanced user experience by delivering content specific to your interests.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
These are cookies that are required for the administration and operation of our site. Some cookies that we use are necessary for our site to function properly and to enable you to move around the site and use its features.
Third Party Cookies
Because UKVisaSuccess.com has a strong presence on various social networks, we try to make it as easy as possible to share content and to see what content is popular on those networks. We add buttons to allow people to easily share with those networks. We also use Facebook to power the commenting functionality on the site. When we include these social ‘plugins’, it gives those sites the flexibility to use their own cookies. They cannot read any cookies we set from UKVisaSuccess.com, and we cannot read any cookies they set, but it lets them do the same kind of traffic measuring that we do on the rest of UKVisaSuccess.com(and it also lets them know whether you are logged into their site).
As of 27 March 2019, we use the following third-party cookies:
Aweber – Email distribution
Leadpages – collecting emails in return for providing the requested information
Facebook Social Graph – Social Comment publishing
Google Analytics – Web Analytics
Google Tag Manager – Tag Manager
Twitter – Advertising Targeting
Facebook Social Plugins – Advertising Targeting
YouTube.com – Video Player
Linked-In – Advertising Targeting
Facebook Custom Audience – Advertising Targeting
What If I Do Not Agree to Installing Cookies?
If you do not wish us to install cookies or you do not agree with how we use these cookies, you need to stop using and leave the website.
What information do we collect if you sign up for our newsletter?
If you want to sign up to receive our newsletter we will collect personal data from you as is necessary for the newsletter service, namely your email address and what you are interested in hearing more about. We aim to send our newsletter on a weekly basis.
How else will we use your information?
We may also use your information (including personal data) for the following purposes:
- to help us make the website and other related content available to you;
- to make the website more relevant for you and our other visitors. This includes sometimes requesting personal data from you to help us run and develop our website and associated functions;
- we may send you our newsletter if you have signed up to receive any information from us;
- to carry out occasional surveys to analyse our user base — ultimately we want to ensure that UKVisaSuccess.com provides everything that you — our audience — is looking for;
- to comply with the law; or
- as we feel is necessary to prevent illegal activity or to protect our interests.
How long do we keep hold of the information?
There are certain reasons that we have to keep hold of some of your information (including personal data). Naturally, we keep your information while you are registered with us so that we are able to provide the service to you but we also keep it after you have left us, though only for as long as we need it. How long we keep it depends very much on the type of information we are holding and the purpose for which we need it (as well as complying with our legal obligations).
You can request that we delete your personal data at any time.
Will we share your information with anyone else?
We may share your information only if:
- you specifically request this;
- it is necessary to comply with a contractual obligation or legal requirement or with the directions of the courts or other authorities;
- we feel it is reasonably necessary to prevent illegal activity or to protect our interests;
- we feel that other products and services may interest you; or
- it helps our trusted third party service providers to provide and improve our service to you or to carry out surveys and user analysis to understand your needs and preferences.
- We will also share your information with AWeber, who securely host emails and act as a supplier to distribute our newsletter. We contractually require these service providers to keep your personal data safe and secure. These trusted third parties can only use your personal data for the purposes we specify.
We may share some broader statistics and customer profiling information with third parties. However, we shall keep it anonymous.
We will never rent or sell our user’s details to any other organisation or individual.
What if you post information on our site?
This site contains an opportunity for users to comment (“User Content”) on content displayed on the site. This information is in the public domain. Therefore, it may be accessed by any person using the web in any part of the world. Also, it can be found using independent search engines. So, if you choose to post information to the interactive parts of our site, we have to state that you do so at your own risk. This is the case whether the User Content is uploaded directly onto www.UKVisaSuccess.com or through a connected site.
This means your User Content:
- Will not have its usage and circulation limited as described in the sections of this policy above.
We need to state that, to the maximum extent permitted by law, UKVisaSuccess.com will NOT be liable to you or to any third party for any loss or damage resulting from any User Content posted on www.UKVisaSuccess.com.
Please read our Terms and Conditions for more information about posting User Content. If you register on our site, you will need to comply with our Terms and Conditions.
If you have any concerns about User Content appearing on this site, please contact us using the Contact Us page on www.UKVisaSuccess.com.
How will we make sure our site is secure?
We follow strict security procedures to manage how we store or use your personal data. Also, who sees it and to help stop any unauthorised person getting hold of it. All personal data you register with UKVisaSuccess.com will be located behind a firewall. We take security extremely seriously. However, as no system is 100% secure, we cannot completely guarantee the protection of your personal data, any more than any other organisation can. So we cannot accept any liability for the loss, theft or misuse of the personal data which you have registered on our website if there is a security breach.
What are my rights?
You have the right to stop using the website at any time if you disagree with the way we collect use your data. Please note that, in these circumstances, we may still keep your data. We explained the reasons in the “How long do we keep hold of information?” section.
You have the right to complain to the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), about our handling of your data. You can use the relevant section of the ICO website to do this: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
What about personal data relating to minors?
Protecting the online privacy of children is especially important to us. If you are under 18 years old, please do not provide us with your name, contact details or any other information about yourself. To find out more, please read our Terms and Conditions.
www.UKVisaSuccess.com may contain links to other websites. Obviously, we do not have any control over those websites. Also, we cannot take any responsibility for any information you give them. Other sites have different privacy and security policies. They also have different terms and conditions. Therefore, we advise you to read these before using them.
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