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HBD is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

HBD may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from June 2012.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our services.
We may periodically send promotional email about new services, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps 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. Consenting to use of cookies

You can choose to accept or decline cookies in one of two ways:

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
If we detect that you are within the EU, we will seek your informed consent by means of a popup window. This requires that Javascript be enabled on your web browser.
Declining cookies will prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Details of cookies used

First party cookies
If you consent to the use of cookies (if you are outside the EU informed consent is automatically assumed) this website uses the following cookies:

civicAllowCookies – this persistent cookie is set if you are within the EU and give your consent to the use of cookies. It expires after 3 months.
civicShowCookieIcon – if you are within the EU and give your consent to the use of cookies, this persistent cookie is set as part of the cookie consent system. It expires after 3 months.
eZSESSID – if you have consented to the use of cookies, this session cookie is set when you log on or register as a website user. It expires at the end of the session.
is_logged_in – if you have consented to the use of cookies, this session cookie is set when you log on as a website user. It expires at the end of the session.
Third party cookies
If you consent to the use of cookies (if you are outside the EU informed consent is automatically assumed) this website enables some third party products which use cookies:

Google Analytics – please refer to Google’s documentation on the Google Analytics product for more information. If you do not wish Google Analytics to store cookies on your computer download and install the add-on for your current web browser from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

More about cookies
Although your browser may be set up to allow the creation of cookies, you can specify that you are prompted before a site puts a cookie on your hard disk. This enables you to decide whether to allow or disallow the cookie. You can find out how to do this here.

Alternatively, you can set your computer not to accept any cookies.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. 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.

Controlling 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.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.