We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page to ensure you are happy with any changes and notify us if you are not happy with the changes.
We will treat your information confidentially and never pass it on to a third party for marketing purposes. The information on the boat sale will be held for 7 years in line with the accounts requirements, during this time we will not destroy the title documentation should it be required at a future date.
1 – What information do we collect:
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
2 – How information about you will be used:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, to target your yachting needs whether new or brokerage. Personal information which you provide us may be used for business purposes including (but not exclusively) to:
3 – Control of your information:
You can choose to restrict our use of your personal information by;
4 – Information about website visits:
We may collect information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability, and for marketing purposes.
A cookie is a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The text file is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. We may send a cookie which may be stored on your browser on your computer’s hard drive. We may use the information we obtain from the cookie in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use that information to recognise your computer when you visit our website, and to personalise our website for you. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
5 – Third party websites:
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites. Once you have used these links and leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that 3rd party website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
6 – Other disclosures:
– To the extent that we are required to do so by law.
– In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.
– 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); and
– To the purchaser or seller (or prospective purchaser or seller) of any business or asset which
we are (or are contemplating) selling or purchasing.
7 – Policy amendments:
8 – Your rights:
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee. You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes. You can also instruct us not to use your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time.
9 – Security:
Williams & Smithells are committed to ensuring your personal information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and system procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you online and in person.
10 – Data Protection & GDPR:
Williams & Smithells Ltd have a limited and varied amount of personal information on our staff and our buying/selling clients. This privacy statement is mainly concerned with the personal information we hold; it is written to inform the individuals whose personal details we do hold. It is published to meet our legal duties in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act.
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Our website uses 2 cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer.
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These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
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How can I control my cookies?
You can use your web browser (eg Internet Explorer) to:
Browser – Where to find information about controlling cookies
Email – Reason to contact clients on a W&S database:
Please help us by – updating your records – opt out/unsubscribe
Consent – Disclaimer on emails or website coms:
We would like to send you information on our boats for sale and our services.
We will always treat your personal details with the utmost care and will never sell them to other companies for marketing.
All our initial communications include and opt out or unsubscribe option.
You can also ask for your personal information to be amended or deleted.
You might get 1-2 emails every 6 months for us.