The 'Company' means Academy for Distance Learning. The 'Purchaser' means the person whose order is accepted by the Company. The 'Recipient' means the person who receives the goods from the Company as directed by the Purchaser. The Company is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
What we will do with your contact information
The Company will never disclose any of your personal details to any third party, unless legally obliged to by UK Government authorities. We will use this information to send you an e-mail newsletter every month to keep you informed of new products and seasonal offers and suggestions.
When you register on the site you will be given the opportunity to opt out of receiving any communication from us other than that required to process your registration or subsequent orders. In accordance with the Privacy & Electronic Communications Act passed into law 11 Dec 03, we do not send random marketing emails to personal email addresses (spam).
E-mail reminders and opt in
In order to receive e-mail reminders from Academy for Distance Learning you must opt in to receive communications from us. Should you unsubscribe, via your account page this automatically unsubscribes you from all correspondance. You will always be given the option to "opt-out" of our mailing list (postal or e-mail).
What are cookies?
In order to improve the service offered to you, technology may be used to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to the site and to help personalise the content displayed to each user. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your computer.
Cookies are very small text files used to store small amounts of data on your computer or device and allow web applications to respond to you as an individual and remember preferences and settings.
Certain cookies on our website are necessary to provide access and enable certain functions. Others help us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Essential Cookies (Strictly Necessary)
The use of certain cookies is essential to provide access and functionality to this website. These cookies are set by us and do not store any personal information about you.
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We use the free Google Analytics tool (see http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/) to collect and analyse site statistics. Google Analytics uses persistent cookies to track data. These cookies do not collect any personally identifiable information and are only used for the statistical collection of data such as visits and page hits. Google Analytics’ cookies store IP addresses but we cannot link those addresses to any individual or path through the website.
Google uses the cookies to read information and evaluate visitors’ use of the website in the form of statistical reports that we can access. The Google Analytics’ code is incorporated into our site’s code so that our site serves the cookies, but Google has access to the cookies. You can stop being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by going to Google's site at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
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Third Party Cookies
Advertising Cookies (Targeting Cookies)
Please note that we do not use any third party or targeting advertising on any of our websites.
You can choose to accept or decline some or all cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Please note however that choosing to disable cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and accessing certain features.
Security of personal Information
All of the personal information you enter, including your name, address and password, are held securely in our database. This ensures that no unauthorised users can access the data. You are entirely responsible for the safekeeping of your username and password and any orders placed using them. If you become aware of any unauthorised users you must notify us immediately.
If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the forgot your password button, which will prompt you to enter your email address. You will then be automatically sent your password.
Credit card transactions
Your card details are transferred directly to our Secure Payment Service Provider Card Save or Paypal, for immediate validation and authorisation they are not recorded or stored in our database, or viewable by any of our staff. Once we have received authorisation from our Payment Service Provider we will confirm your order.