FindAManAndVan.co.uk takes data privacy very seriously. For transparency, this policy aims to highlight the data we collect and process, and why we do so.
Who FindAManAndVan.co.uk is
FindAManAndVan.co.uk is run as a Sole Trader business in the UK by James Beach of 66 Wingate Court, Aldershot, Hampshire. GU11 1SU. It was setup when James struggled to find a Man and Van service himself. More details about the site can be found on the About Us page.
What personal data FindAManAndVan.co.uk collects
There are a number of ways we collect personal data.
We collect information when you use our website, or communicate with us by e-mail, phone or on paper (e.g. post). Website usage information is also collected, including use of Google Analytics and cookies.
As a website visitor
As with most websites, we use a web hosting company to host our website. Their servers automatically collect information about the device and internet connection you are accessing our website from. This information includes your device's operating system, browser software, Internet Protocol (IP) address, time of visit, and the full URL you visit (including any query string appended to the URL) amongst other things. This is the case for most websites.
Web server logs help us understand the popularity of pages of this site, as well as helping us investigate errors and any security incidents.
We use the Google Analytics service on this website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
In addition, we capture information regarding certain website events, for example clicking on a link to a listed businesses website, or when you receive a website error. This, combined with the device/connection details above, can help us investigate issues, or measure the popularity of listed businesses.
As a member
Members provide information about their business to us for listing. This may include personal data, such as your personal email address, if you choose to use this for registration. As part of signing up for a listing, you will be asked to consent to your listing being displayed publicly, and to us sending you e-mails in relation to maintenance of, or public interest in your listing. In order to verify your identity for maintaining your listing, you will be asked to provide a password. We store account passwords in a "salted hash" form, this means we store the result of a mathmatical calculation, and not the original password itself. This means your password will not be easy to identify if a data breach of our systems occurred. We will keep this information as long as you are a member, and will delete it 12 months after you notify us that you no longer wish to be a member. This is to enable recovery, should you c
As a reviewer
Reviewers provide their e-mail address along with their review wording, and a name they consent to be displayed publicly. This e-mail address along with their IP address are specifically captured (in addition to standard web visit information above). This e-mail address and IP are retained in our database, but not displayed publicly. This is to enable contact with the reviewer, should the listing business dispute any comment made, or to enble notification to appropriate legal authorities should inappropriate content be shared. IP addresses are routinely cleared from reviews, once comments have been verified.
As someone contacting us directly
If you contact us, we will keep a record of this, and any action taken as a result. This is to help us respond to any follow-up questions, and to ensure we have a record of reasons for actions taken.
This site displays advertisements that are either served directly, with no tracking, or are served by Google Adsense, which tracks information about the number of times an advert is displayed, and whether it is clicked or not. We are not able to identify you from this information.
Sharing your data
FindAManAndVan.co.uk uses Google Analytics to capture and report on site usage. This is not intended to identify individuals, but merely to provide us with information on the popularity of content, and issues being experienced in using our website.
FindAManAndVan.co.uk uses Google Adsense to provide advertisements on the website. Advertisements from Google Adsense are served directly by Google, providing them with technical information about the page you are visiting and technical information about the device and connection you are connecting from.
FindAManAndVan.co.uk is hosted by Hostinger.co.uk. As our web host, technical information about the pages you are visiting and technical information about the device and connection you are connecting from is accessible to Hostinger.
Exercising your rights to your data
Right of access
You have a right to access information we hold about you.
Right to rectification of inaccurate data
As a member, you may correct data in your listing that is inaccurate. You can ask us to correct any inaccurate data we hold about you.
Right to deletion
You can always ask, and we will delete data we hold regarding you.
You can always Contact Us about any other question you have regarding the data FindAManAndVan.co.uk holds or processes about you.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result
Raising a complaint
If you wish to complain about our handling of your data, please Contact Us.