Privacy Policy

Last Policy update:   19 October 2011

Howard Boon (Insurances) Ltd. is commited to protecting and respecting your privacy.  At no point will we use or pass on your information for marketing purposes.  The following information sets out how we use information collected from visitors to our website.  After reading the following information, should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us using the link on the right hand side of this page.


1. What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

a. information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including but not limited to your IP address, browser type and version, length of visit, page views and website navigation;

b. information that you provide to us for the purpose of general enquiries;

c. any other information that you choose to send to us.

2. Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser.  The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

Your browser may store cookies to help facilitate page loading when revisiting web pages.  This will depend on your individual browser settings and can be amended through your browser settings

Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until; deleted, until they reach a specified expiry date or otherwise depeninding on your individual browser settings.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website.  Google will store this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

3. Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

a. send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

b. send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

c. deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you.

We will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

4. Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to [any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors] insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

a. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

b. in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

c. in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

e. to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.]

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

5. Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure password-protected systems.

Data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

6. Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. It is your responsibility to check this page, ensuring you are in agreement with the most current privacy policy.

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

7. Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.  Provision of such information will be subject to:

a. the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00); and

b. the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity [(for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address)].

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

8. Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites.  We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

9. Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

10. Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email to enquiries@howardboon.co.uk or by post to Howard Boon (Insurances) Ltd, 24 Cornwall Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RX .