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Privacy Policy

Our policy for dealing with your information

Hollingworth & Associates Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the registration number Z9996732.

1. Pledge on Privacy
The term "personal data" as used in this Policy refers to information such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, that can be used to identify you. Hollingworth & Associates will not process your personal data without your consent. In processing your personal data, we pledge to fully comply with internationally recognized standards of privacy protection. In so doing, we ensure compliance by our staff with strict standards of security and confidentiality. The next sections explain how and when we collect personal data from you.

2. Intended Use of Personal Data
Most of our services do not require any form of registration, allowing you to visit our site without telling us who you are. However, to access certain areas of our site we may require you to complete some form of registration. When you register with us, you may need to complete certain fields (some are required and some are optional). In these situations, if you choose to withhold any personal data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site and for us to respond to your query. Hollingworth & Associates processes personal data for specific and limited purposes which we inform you about when we ask you for information. For example, we may collect and use personal data to provide you with products or services, to bill you for products and services you request, to market products and services which we think may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you for other purposes. Hollingworth & Associates keeps your data only for as long as is reasonably needed for such purposes and in accordance with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or documentation retention requirements.

3. Non-Disclosure of Information
Hollingworth & Associates will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personal data to third parties. However, personal data may occasionally be transferred to third parties who act for or on behalf of Hollingworth & Associates, or in connection with the business of Hollingworth & Associates, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected. Where disclosure of personal data to a third party is likely or necessary for whatever reason, Hollingworth & Associates will, wherever possible, endeavor to ensure that the disclosure and intended use of the data are clearly indicated. Such third parties may operate different privacy policies. However, we endeavor to ensure that such third parties provide the same level of protection as Hollingworth & Associates and, where appropriate, we will contractually require them to process data transferred only for the purposes expressly authorized by Hollingworth & Associates.

4. Right of Access
You have the right to access and update your personal data or to require their deletion. We endeavor to ensure that personal data are up-to-date, accurate, and complete. If you wish to access or correct your personal data held by us, please contact the webmaster at [email protected] Your requests will be dealt with in a prompt and proper manner. No charge will be levied for complying with a correction request. Requests to delete personal data will be subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document filing or retention obligations imposed on Hollingworth & Associates.

5. Security and Confidentiality
To ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data that Hollingworth & Associates collects on-line, Hollingworth & Associates uses data networks protected, inter alia, by industry standard firewall and password protection. Access to personal data is restricted to those employees who have a need to use the data and who have been trained to handle such data properly and observe strict standards of confidentiality. If an employee breaches our policies and procedures he/she will be disciplined accordingly. While we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse or alteration to data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

6. Data Transfer Abroad
Hollingworth & Associates is a global enterprise and has operations, and is associated with third parties in different jurisdictions. Hollingworth & Associates may transfer your data to one of its databases outside your country of domicile. If the level of privacy protection in a country does not comply with recognized international standards, we will ensure that data transfers to databases in that country are adequately protected and that the transfer of data to third parties in such countries will not occur unless we feel that the parties involved are prepared to respect our strict data protection procedures.

7. Anonymous Data and "Cookies"
Most of the information that Hollingworth & Associates collects from its website(s) is anonymous information, such as the pages you visit and searches you perform. When you visit our website we do not collect any personal data from you unless otherwise authorized by you. Anonymous information is processed by Hollingworth and Associates to help improve the contents of the site and to compile aggregate statistics about individuals using our site for internal, market research purposes.

8. Spamming
Hollingworth & Associates does not condone "spamming". Spamming is defined as sending unsolicited e-mails, usually of a commercial nature, in large numbers and repeatedly to individuals with whom the sender has had no previous contact or who have declined to receive such communications. In contrast, where Hollingworth & Associates believes that certain products or other information is of importance to you it reserves the right to inform you by e-mail whilst giving you the choice of opting out of such service.

9. Links to Other Sites
This Privacy Policy applies only to Hollingworth & Associates website to the exclusion of third party websites. Hollingworth & Associates may provide links to other websites which we believe may be of interest to our visitors. We aim to ensure that such websites are of the highest standard. However, due to the nature of the World Wide Web, Hollingworth & Associates cannot guarantee the standards of every website link it provides or be responsible for the contents of non-Hollingworth & Associates sites.

10. Contact Hollingworth & Associates
If you have any queries or complaints about our compliance with this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to make any recommendations or comments to improve the quality of our Privacy Policy, please contact the webmaster at [email protected] This privacy policy is effective as of January 1, 2007. We aim to constantly improve the tools available to you to manage the data that you provide to us. Please refer to this page from time to time to review these and other new features.

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