Protecting your Privacy
We value our privacy and we respect yours. The information for Users and Subscribers below indicates how we intend to keep the minimal data we collect safe and private. If you have any other questions, please contact us.
We do not maintain log files of information that enable us to identify individual visitors but we do monitor the site access statistics to establish the overall number of people that have visited the visit, which pages they visited and so on. We do reserve the right to track IP addresses in the event of suspected security breaches that affect the integrity of the site, the information it contains or customer information.
Links are provided to other websites in good faith however we can accept no liability for the content of those sites should they change from that which we accepted at the time of registration. We do not knowingly link to adult sites or sites that we consider offensive. Any inappropriate links brought to our attention will be investigated as a matter of urgency and will be removed if they breach our terms and conditions or our moral ethics code. All the pictorial content of www.High.St is registered with the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA) and certified as being free from adult content. We want to keep it that way.
Surveys and Contests
We have no plans for surveys, giveaways or other contests but would not wish visitors to be denied the opportunity to win something should our more generous subscribers wish to donate a prize. However, all entrants will be free to choose whether they enter and separate conditions will be provided for each competition, survey, etc. Our advertisers do occasionally have special promotions that may be promoted on the site.
Information Collection and Use
All information collected on this site becomes the property of the site owners for the purposes of administering and running the business. The site owners are defined as the domain holder for the domain "High.St" and Solution Management Ltd, the operator of the High.St service. No usage will occur other than that stated elsewhere in this policy.
The information collected from participating businesses during registration will be used to set up your account, including details of where to forward your emails and your preferred web link. We also ask for contact details and, optionally, a brief description of what you sell so that this can be included as extra information for visitors to the site.
The only information collected during registration is what the subscriber can clearly see and enters his or her self. No hidden details are collected.
We do not share information with any third party except where that information is necessary to complete the financial transaction associated with subscription. See 'Finance Handling' below. Naturally we would have to share information with the authorities if legally compelled to do so.
The general customer details collected during registration are not sent by secure means. We do not believe this is necessary because of the simplicity and public nature of the information requested. Please contact us directly if you have any concerns.
Businesses will be invoiced for one-off services such as producing a web page. We currently take payment by cheque or through PayPal. Fees for email forwarding will be collected through a Standing Order. Any payment received by cheque or Standing Order will be processed in the traditional way by presentation to the bank. Payments made through PayPal are made using PayPal's secure system and are therefore safe and secure. We have no access to account information entered into PayPal. If, in the future, we offer a more general credit card facility, we may need to pass card details to the relevant financial institution but this will only be done using secure means and this Privacy Statement will be updated to reflect the secure measures put in place.
At present we have no need to compare user supplied data with information retrieved from outside resources. However, if this ever becomes necessary, we will ensure that such data is only sent by secure means.
There are no plans to operate a newsletter on this site. We do operate a news page however containing news worthy items about the high street and the retailers on the high street.
We do not operate a facility for 'emailing this site to a friend' so there are no privacy issues in this section. Of course, we are happy for you to tell your friends about the High Street and would encourage you to do so!
We may send you special offers from time to time but these will always be directly relevant to the High.St service that you have subscribed to.
Site and Service Updates
We will advise you of all major changes to the service, this will include new services and facilities as well as planned down times.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
We will happily update customer information to ensure its accuracy. In some cases, we may need evidence of the change to protect your security. In due course, an online system for you to check and update your own information will be provided.
It is not our intention to collect more information about our customers than we need to operate the service or to share the information you have provided to any external company. However, if this changes, all registrants will be given the option to opt out. We will endeavour to bind this condition on any Board or purchasing company should High.St ever be sold.
Notification of Changes
If it is necessary to amend this privacy statement and if applicable, we will advise members and offer them the option to opt out. The latest version of the privacy statement will always be available on this web site.
Updated 17 Jun 2008 (previous editions dated 9 May 2006, 15 Nov 05, 6 Nov 05 and 10 Feb 05)