Privacy Policy | Paul Lawrie Golf

Information and Data Protection

Information Collection

Paul Lawrie is the sole owner of the information collected at http://www.paullawriegolf.com/. Paul Lawrie may collect information from users at several different points on the web site. If personal data is to be collected you will be informed first of all.

Information Use

Paul Lawrie will not collect any personal data about you (name, address, telephone number, email address or other data from you which you can be identified) unless you provide it voluntarily. All personal data will be processed in accordance with UK Data Protection Law.

If you do not want your personal data collected, please do not submit it. If you have already submitted personal data and would like it removed from any records held by Paul Lawrie please email info@paullawriegolf.com. Paul Lawrie will then use all reasonable efforts to remove your information from its records.

We may also collect other information about you. Examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of computer operating system you are using, and the domain name of the web site from which you linked to this site. By using this site you imply agreement to this.

Profile

We may store information that we collect through cookies and/or log files to create a profile of our users. A profile is stored information that we keep on individual users detailing their viewing preferences. Consequently, collected information is tied to the user’s personally identifiable information to modify the content of the site for the user. This profile is used to tailor a user’s visit to our web site and to direct pertinent marketing promotions to them. We may share your profile with third parties. Your profile is shared in aggregate form only.

Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie simply terminates. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.

By setting a cookie on our site, users can, amongst other things, choose the colour scheme most suitable for them. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our site. Persistent cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.

Log Files

Like most standard web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broader demographic information for aggregate use.

IP addresses are tied to personally identifiable information. We use this to assess our actual audience and compare with our target audience.

Communications from the Site

Special Offers and Updates

Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Please see the Choice and Opt-out sections.

Newsletter

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users' privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. Please see the Choice and Opt out sections.

Service Announcements

On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance we might send users an email. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature. Users may opt-out of these communications. Please see our Choice and Opt out section.

Customer Service

We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the users' wishes.

Sharing

Legal Disclaimer

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have belief, in good faith, that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our web site.

Business Transitions

In the event that Paul Lawrie goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' personal information will, in some instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via prominent notice on our web site for 30 days prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition the users' personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.

Choice/Opt out

Users are given the opportunity to 'opt out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for information. For example, a request form may have an ‘opt-out’ mechanism so users who provide information but don’t want any marketing material can keep their email address off of our lists.

Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by emailing us at info@paullawriegolf.com.

Users of our site are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed with services that require an outside party.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Paul Lawrie, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Tell-A-Friend

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. Paul Lawrie will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Paul Lawrie stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. The friend may contact Paul Lawrie at info@paullawriegolf.com to request the removal of this information from our database.

Security

Paul Lawrie takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit information via the web site, their information is protected both online and offline.

We do everything in our power to protect user information offline. All of our users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. All employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. The servers that store personally identifiable information are in a secure environment, in a locked facility.

If users have any questions about the security at our web site, users can send an email to info@paullawriegolf.com

Correcting/Updating/Deleting/Deactivating Personal Information

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes or if a user no longer desires our service, changes can be made by contacting info@paullawriegolf.com stating the nature of the changes and your authority to request the changes.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, a notice of change to the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

If, however, we are going to use users’ personally identifiable information in a manner markedly different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their information, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

info@paullawriegolf.com