The Distance Agency Limited
Company No: 6939899
Registered in England and Wales
VAT Reg. No: GB 974 0042 33
Thank you for visiting our website. Your privacy is important to us and this document describes what information we collect from you, as well as how we use and protect that data. We are commited to meeting the requirements of the following laws and codes:
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Data Protection Act 1998 and the new Data Protection Act which will enact GDPR requirement
We may update our terms from time to time, so you should check this document periodically to ensure you are happy with any changes. We will notify you of any major alterations. You can also find the latest update time at the end of this page.
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: 01904 217171 and ask to speak to the Data Protection Officer
- Post: The Distance, Cromwell House, 31 Micklegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6J
If you have concerns regarding how your personal information has been processed by The Distance you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) via the following options:
Website: https://ico.org.uk/concerns Telephone helpline: 0303 123 1113. We are registered with the ICO under registration A8087534.
Definition of terms
Throughout this document, we make reference to a number of terms which are defined below.
- This Website, This Site, Online Services
- The content (online and downloadable); functionality; tools; and services found at thedistance.co.uk, including any subdomains.
- Our Company, Us, We
- The Distance, trading as The Distance Agency Limited from The Distance, Cromwell House, 31 Micklegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6JH.
- The Visitor, You
- Individuals visiting and/or using this website, including offline services as defined above. Visitors may or may not have an account with us or the website.
- There are a number of possible accounts:
- Website Account
- An profile created by a visitor where the visitor has provided identifiable information and has received login credentials in order to access additional functionality and/or content. This may include, but is not limited to, tracking orders online; commenting on items or content; viewing activity history; or setting personal browsing preferences. Identifiable information stored as related to the account may be updated by the visitor via the website.
- Newsletter Account
- An opt-in subscription to our newsletter service. The account holder may opt-out of the newsletter service via the link in any campaign email.
- Offline Account
- Any account that the visitor has with the company which does not directly apply to our online services. This relationship falls outside the scope of this document and enquiries or requests should be made with the company directly.
- Personal Information, Identifiable Information
- This relates to any information you provide us which may identify you as an individual. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Your name or contact information, such as postal address; telephone number; email address; or links to other online accounts.
- Transaction information, where applicable, such as methods of payment; past purchases or wishlists; or credit / debit card information.
- Personal preferences, such as default language or currency; or marketing consent.
- Anonymous Information, Non-Identifiable Information
- The Website Agency, Website Manager
- This website is managed in-house by our company.
- Hosting Provider
- The company responsible for providing our hosting services. We use Amazon AWS; for more information, please visit their site at https://aws.amazon.com/.
- Email Provider
- The company responsible or providing our email services. We use Google Mail for Organisations; for more information, please view their terms of service.
- Web Server
- The machine or software upon that machine used to serve content to your browser. The machine is managed by our hosting provider. The software we use is Apache or Nginx.
Collection of Information
Information you submit to us
This relates to information you choose to send to us; this usually contains identifiable information sent via webforms or emails. The following are the primary methods through which you submit information through our website.
We use personal information to identify you on site where necessary (such as when logged into your website account or place orders through the site); to respond appropriately to website enquiries or transactions; to save your website preferences. We may also occasionally use your contact details to contact you with information relevant to your activity on site, for example to email our account holder about changes to operational information. We will not contact you with marketing information unless you have opted into receiving this kind of information.
We may solicit information from you via the following methods:
- Contact Forms
- Comments on Content
- Direct Emails from between you and us
Information we collect
While you are on our site, we may collect information about your visit. We do this in order to track and analyse visitor trends and improve our service to you. The following details the primary means we employ to record this data.
As is standard practice, any visit made to this site is logged by our webserver in order to provide general statistics about the site’s visitor demographic.
The information collected in our server log will contain, at most, the following details:
- Your public IP address (which may be shared by others in your house or even neighbourhood. It can also be masked using proxies, as detailed above).
- The time you visited the page (accurate to one (1) second).
- Whether you had just submitted a form (the request method, either GET or POST).
- Whether the server sent the page successfully (a 3 digit status code).
- The size of the page or image you viewed.
- The address of the page you were on before, if you followed a link or submitted a form from that page (the “referer (sic)”).
- The browser and version you are using (though some browsers can mask this information).
- The operating system your computer is running.
- Install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for Internet Explorer 7 and above, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox 3.5 and above.
- Install Ghostery – a browser extension which blocks unwanted tracking scripts and cookies.
- Disabling cookies in your browser
Our presence outside this website
We may implement technology outside the website itself to complement our online and offline services. These services may include, but are not limited to:
We may use Google Adwords to increase traffic to our site through paid search results. Paid search results appear at the top of a Google search page and are clearly denoted as such. No personally identifiable information is recorded by entering our site through one of these listings, however our analytics system will record that you entered the site via this method, and will record this for the duration of your visit.
This allows us to calculate ROI of our campaigns, as well as analysing general visitor trends.
Who has access to collected data?
We operate on a need-to-know basis, both within our company and also with our relationships with our website manager and hosting provider. For development purposes, relevant members of staff within the website agency have access to our administration area and analytics data; our hosting provider do not have access to this data but have systems access to website and database files in order to diagnose and optimise server performance.
The hosting provider does not have access to our email mailboxes.
We will never sell, lease or otherwise distribute your information to third parties unless we have your explicit permission and/or are required by law to do so.
We recognise the importance of security as related to your personal information. We follow industry standard methods to protect both personal and anonymous data, both during transmission and once we receive it. Please contact us by email if you have any questions or comments relating to our security measures.
Right of access and right of rectification – You are entitled to access the personal information we hold about you (which is known as a subject access request) and you have the right to update any incorrect information.
Right to withdraw consent – You also have the right to withdraw consent you gave for participation in one of our surveys at any time
Right to be forgotten – this request allows you the right to have your personal data held by us securely erased. In such requests we will delete them from the project we have contacted you on/for and will pass the request to the organisation that provided us with the details in the initial instance.
Wherever reasonable and practical we will carry out such requests and do so within 10 working days of you contacting us on the details above.
Terms and conditions
- The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
- Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
- Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
- This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
- All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
- Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
- From time to time, this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
- Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.