Scuba Courses are committed to the highest privacy standards. However you choose to interact with us, we will only collect data that is necessary for us to deliver the best possible service and ensure you are reminded about courses, marketing promotions or anything else relevant to your scuba diving interest. This policy provides detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it and the very limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and in-store.
Collection Of Your Personal Information
In addition to your basic contact information (name, email, telephone numbers, your addresses) we will collect other relevant details including current and past health and medical information, equipment used, and diving qualification information.
How We Use This Information
The information we collect about you is used to ensure we provide you with the best and most appropriate products and services. In addition to any courses or contacting you about equipment servicing, we will suggest relevant products or services that we believe would be of interest. We use your contact information to respond to queries from you. We will from time to time send you text, written or email communications with marketing promotions relevant to you, but you may opt-out from them at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, we may occasionally contact you to ask for your feedback on services we have provided and to offer the opportunity to trial new products.
Storage, Processing And Retention Of Your Information
To provision and manage our services, your data is stored and processed by Scuba Courses within their UK facilities. Any third-party company is only permitted to process your data for the specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions. We retain your information for as long as reasonably necessary to provide our products and services and to maintain records to satisfy tax and other legal requirements.
How And When We May Share Your Personal Information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. Where necessary we may disclose your information to health care professionals including the NHS. We may also pass information to external agencies and organisations, including the police, for the prevention and detection of fraud and criminal activity. If we are inspected or audited by HSE or PADI they have a legal right to review our records. Should any claim be made, we may pass your personal information to our insurers and if our business is wholly or partially transferred to a third party, your personal information may be one of the transferred assets.
Your Rights With Respect To The Personal Information We Hold
You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold on you; any such request should be made using our contact details below. If any data we hold is inaccurate, this will be corrected promptly on request. In certain circumstances you can request that we erase your data which we will do where this would not prevent us meeting our legal and regulatory obligations. You may request a report with all the data we hold and this could take up to a month to be processed.
Updating Your Communication Preferences
You may ask that we do not send you communications using any of the contact details we hold on our records, this may include your email, SMS, telephone, social media and postal information. You may also request we restrict our communications to only service or training necessary messages. Your personal preferences can be changed at any time by using our contact details below.
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The Cookies We Set
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This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
When you submit data to us through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Third Party Cookies
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Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
As we sell products it’s important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.
In some cases we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.
Several partners advertise on our behalf and affiliate tracking cookies simply allow us to see if our customers have come to the site through one of our partner sites so that we can credit them appropriately and where applicable allow our affiliate partners to provide any bonus that they may provide you for making a purchase.
Links To Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.
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Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3HE, United Kingdom