Privacy Statement

1. Introduction

This website is operated by Pelham Smithers Associates Limited (“PSA”). This Privacy Statement outlines the way in which PSA ("we") gather and use information relating to you, the user of the website ("you").

By using this site, you consent to the use (including transfer) of information as described below.

2. What information do we collect?

We collect information such as IP addresses and information relating to what pages have been viewed (e.g. using cookies as described further below) and information volunteered by you (e.g. via online or offline registration forms), such as contact details, email address and whether you have chosen to receive future communications from PSA.

3. How do we use your information?

We use the information we collect on the website to help us understand how the website is being used and to allow us to communicate with you. Such information will enable us to communicate with you on any matter relating to PSA, including the provision by us of relevant information, goods and/or services in which we think you may be interested unless you have chosen not to receive such material. Information may be transferred to third parties and internationally (including to countries without data protection laws) for the foregoing purposes.

You can (subject to payment of an appropriate fee) request a copy of information held about you at any time by contacting info@smithers.co.uk. In the event that the operations of PSA are transferred to or integrated with another operation, your details may be disclosed to our advisors and transferee of the operations of PSA.

4. How do we use your personal information?

PSA may use your personal information, such as your name and contact details, if you choose to supply it, for the following purposes:

• to perform the services that you have requested, which may involve contacting you by post, telephone or by email;
• to make parts of the website easier to use by not making you enter your personal information more than once;
• for the detection of fraud and for market research purposes; and
• for other reasonable purposes, always acting within the limits of the Data Protection Act, 1998.

5. Cookies

This website uses one cookie, which is for session state. A cookie is a small file containing an identity code. Your computer accepts the cookie and stores it and when you next visit the website, the code is retrieved, allowing individual visitors or computers to be recognised. Cookies do not cause harm to your computer but if you do wish to stop your computer accepting cookies, go to the help section of your Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape) where you will find information on how to do this.

6. Internet Security

PSA is required to ensure that personal data processed by it is subject to appropriate security. Although we will meet this requirement, we cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website. As best practice, we also strongly recommend that you regularly run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the Internet.


7. Updating your information and opting out

If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, for example, if you change your e-mail address or name or if you wish to cancel your registration for access to the client area, please let us know the correct details by sending an e-mail to info@smithers.co.uk.

8. Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

9. Changes to Privacy Policy

If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this page, and may place notices on other pages of the website, so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes.

10. How can you contact PSA?

We welcome your views about our website and our privacy policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments, please use the contact page of this website or send an email to info@smithers.co.uk.