Protecting your privacy
Your privacy is important to us. Atom Services Limited is committed to safeguarding the personal information you provide to us and to protecting your privacy.
The purpose of this privacy statement is to assist you in understanding how we, use personal information collected via our websites, and the choices you can make about how your personal information is used.
By submitting your personal information to our websites, you are confirming that you have read and understood Atom Services Limited privacy statement and that we may use your personal information described in it.
Atom Services Limited reserves the right to modify or update this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. Any modifications will apply to all information collected by Atom Services Limited, including previously collected information.
The information we collect
You do not have to provide any personal information in order to browse our websites. Any information you provide will be held within and used by Atom Services Limited as detailed in this privacy statement.
We may collect personal information about you when you register with us through the use of paper and electronic registration forms.
This information includes name, email address, password, gender, ethnicity and preference information to enable personalisation.
In addition to your personal information, when you use our websites, we use Third party services such Google analytics to collect tracking information such as your browser type, the type of operating system you use, the name of your internet service provider and pages visited on the site.
Atom Services Limited gets this information by using technologies, such as google analytics to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our website and to better tailor our website to your needs.
For example, we may want to know how long the average user spends on our website or which pages get the most attention. Information such as this will only be used in aggregate form and does not identify you personally.
How the information is used
We collect information on our users for a variety of purposes:
- To help us improve and provide a personalised service to you.
- To conduct market research.
- To reply to your enquiries more efficiently through the services we provide.
- To run competitions.
- So that we can send you information relevant to your interests.
- So that we can inform you of new offers, products and services that may be of interest to you.
We also use information in aggregate form (i.e. your individual details cannot be identified) for the following purposes:
- To build up marketing profiles.
- To aid strategic development.
- To manage our relationship with advertisers.
- To audit usage of the site.
Our websites contain links to other websites which are not controlled by Atom Services Limited. This privacy statement applies only to our websites.
Updating your personal information
Please keep us informed of any changes in your personal details. You can at any time update or correct your registration information and change your choices about the information services you would like to receive, by logging into your account.
This policy is provided for all visitors of Atom Services Limited websites.
A cookie is a small text file (up to 4KB) created by a website that is stored in the user’s computer either temporarily for that session only or permanently on the hard disk (persistent cookie).
Cookies provide a way for the website to recognise you and keep track of your preferences.
Atom Services Limited’s websites use the following cookies all of which serve a specific purpose:
A session cookie is also known as a transient cookie. A session cookie contains information that is stored in a temporary memory location and then subsequently deleted after the session is completed or the web browser is closed.
This cookie stores information that the user has inputted and tracks the movements of the user within the website.
Functional cookies relate to the functionality of our websites and allow us to improve the services we offer to you through our websites, for example by allowing you to carry information across pages of our website to avoid you having to re-enter information and by recognising your preferences when you return to our websites.
Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it.
This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
A Persistent cookie is also known as a permanent cookie, or a stored cookie.
Persistent cookies are set with an expiration date, therefore it is stored on the user’s hard drive until it expires or until the user deletes it.
Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies arrive from announcements from other websites, such as advertisements and are used for marketing purposes, these cookies are collected anonymously and are used to ascertain how you reached the site, eg. Search words.
How to disable
Although most browsers are set up to accept cookies, they also allow you to control and disable the cookies through the browser settings, this is usually found under ‘Options’ or ‘Preferences’.
However, when disabling cookies, the site may malfunction or the service offered be limited.