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    Your Privacy Matters to us

    Introduction:

    On this page is our Privacy Policy. We respect your interest in your privacy and as a result we have created this informational disclosure. This website is owned and managed by Searsons Family Funeral Services. Our contact details can be found on this page here.

    General Points:

    By using this website you signify your acceptance of our Privacy and Legal Policy. If you do not agree to the privacy policy, then please do not use this website. Your continued use of our website following any changes as may be added on this page by our publication of them, will be deemed your acceptance of those changes, as and when they may be updated. Searsons Family Funeral Services is committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy. With regards to protecting your privacy we take our responsibilities regarding the security of information you provide to us very seriously. The purpose of this privacy policy is to highlight and fully inform visitors to this website:

    (a) what kind of information we may gather about you;
    (b) what kind of information may be gathered about you when you use this website;
    (c) how we may use that information;
    (d) whether we disclose it to anyone and the choices you have regarding our use of that information.

    Personal information:

    When you contact us about our services, we will need to know a bit about you. Depending upon the services you require will dictate the amount and nature of information about you we need. We will usually require your name, address, telephone number, and where appropriate, your email address. In some cases, we may also collect additional information that you provide to us such as:

    any information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (company, job title, email address, postal address, telephone number, demographics);
    any information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to any website services we may be offering, email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name and email address);
    demographic information such as postcode, your preferences and interests, or other information relevant to customer surveys and/or promotions;
    any other information that you choose to send to us.

    At any time you may choose to refuse to supply any personal information, but this may prevent us from being able to deal with you, and offer you the best service possible.

    If you request us to provide goods and/or services to you, then we will use your information to provide those goods or services to you and to monitor our provision of those goods or services. By you providing us with your telephone number, email address or postal address, you are consenting to us being able to contact you by any of these methods, in order to provide these goods or services. You may at anytime you choose to, ask us to stop sending marketing or promotional communications to you. If you wish to stop receiving certain information from us with regards to marketing or promotions, then please follow the unsubscribe instructions on the correspondence you receive from us. By providing us with your personal information, you are consenting to us processing your information as set out in this privacy policy.

    Cookies used by this website:

    This website uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy can be viewed at:
    http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

    This website may also use other cookies, perhaps used by our advertisers or payment service providers (if applicable) to help serve you better. This website may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on it. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at:
    www.google.co.uk/ads/preferences/

    You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/ads/. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:
    www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/

    Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party 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. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one. For more information about disabling cookies please view this information at 123 Simples.

    We use Google Analytics to look at a statistical level at traffic on this site to try to make the experience here better. The way we use them means that they contain no personal information about individuals. Our website uses up to four Google Analytics cookies. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a better experience when you browse our website and also shows us ways to improve our site.

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    Click here to read an Overview concerning Privacy from Google

    By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set in our privacy policy and the terms of use. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this website.

    What are cookies?

    Cookies, apart from being a biscuit, are just small text files that are stored on your computer when you browse some websites. The website cookies we use on this website make our website easier to use, and optimize your user experience with us. Our usage of cookies is explained fully in our Privacy Policy. You can remove any cookies already stored on your computer, but doing so may prevent you from using parts of our website, or affect the user experience on our website.

    Cookies are NOT programs! And generally speaking they are mostly designed to do two things - store a site name and a unique user ID that matches.

    Why are cookies used?

    Website Cookies are mostly used to enhance a users experience when they visit a particular website. They may be used for storing some information for example like when logging into a website and starting a secure session on a website. It is a convenient way to help speed up your browsing experience, and lessen the time it might take otherwise if you have logged into certain areas of a website.

    What will happen if I disable or do not allow cookies?

    Some people may prefer to switch off (or disable) cookies within their browser. What happens will depend largely on which cookies you may have decided to disable but some parts of the site may not function in the best way they should do for you.

    Disclosure to third parties:

    We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may disclose your personal information:

    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);
    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.

    How we use this personal information:

    The personal information you supply to us is used for the following purposes -

    To personalise user experience: We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use our website.
    To improve our website: We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
    To improve customer service: Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your requests and support needs.
    To administer a content, promotion, survey or other site feature: To send users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
    To send periodic emails: The email address users provide for order processing, newsletter submissions or to respond to their enquiries and/or questions.

    We may use your information as set out in this privacy policy and in any other manner you expressly consent to us doing so, we may also use your information for any purpose if we are required to do so by any law or other regulatory or government authority, to enforce the terms of use or to enforce our rights, or to protect the safety of others.

    Security of your personal information:

    In accordance with our requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998, we will adopt appropriate security procedures to help prevent unauthorised access to your information. Your information is stored on a secure computer which is not directly connected to the Internet. Furthermore, all information is collected lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. None of the customers who have used the services of Searson Funerals have reported fraudulent use of their personal information as a result of using our website or by directly contacting us by telephone, post or in person.

    Third party sites:

    The website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party websites. By navigating to other websites outside of our own that may be featured on this website, you will be subject to their own privacy and legal policies, over which we have no control.

    Variation or Changes to this policy:

    By using this website you agree to the terms of this privacy policy and our terms of use. We may amend this privacy policy and the terms of use from time to time. You will be bound by the new terms upon your continued use of this website. We encourage visitors and users to frequently check this page for any changes so they may stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we may collect from you.