Who manages this website?
This website is managed Kestrel Liner Agencies Ltd.
Changes to this policy
The Data Protection Act
Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. It will not be disclosed to any other organisations unless you give explicit permission, or there is a legal obligation to do so.
What information do we collect?
Information that you provide for specific purposes, eg. email address, mailing address, contact information, information requirements, curriculum vitae, project details.
Website usage information
We collect website usage information to help us:
- assess the effectiveness of marketing campaigns
- improve the usage of the website
- improve the design of the website and
- make it more usable for you
We collect website usage from a number of sources:
Our web server.
URLs passed to us when you enter our site.
Some data entered by you on forms on the website, but none in a form that can be traced back to an individual. In web usage information, postcodes are used to measure regional demographics, but are truncated to exclude the last two characters so that they are not traceable back to you.
In all cases, website usage information excludes any information that can be traced back to you, so is non-personal in the meaning of the Data Protection Act.
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Cookies are small files that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. A cookie often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies do not damage your computer. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser to either accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.
There are two types of cookie. Persistent cookies remain on your computer for a specified time, like six or 12 months. We use persistent cookies to collect website usage information for use as described above. These cookies contain no personal information and cannot be used to identify you.
Session-specific cookies are deleted when you leave the website. We use session cookies for the following purposes:
- to hold the information given while using an interactive tool on the website
- to hold your details when you are logged into the site
- to hold your search criteria while you are doing a search of the website
- to collect website usage information for use as described above - website usage
- information cookies contain no personal information and cannot be used to identify you
We may use Java applets, which are small programs, to collect anonymous web usage information for the purposes described above. You can disable this technology by turning off Java support in your browser, with no ill effect on your use of the website.
Information collected from our website via any of the mechanisms described above is used solely for the purposes of improving the quality of the website and reporting general statistical information. None of the information above can be related to an individual user of the website.
In some cases, we do use personal information about you, but only information that you provide. The personal information you provide is held on our database or in paper format for the specific purpose for which it was provided to us. The details you provide will be used by us or our agents to increase our understanding of your needs and to provide you with relevant information. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, details will not be passed to a third party without your permission.There are three sections on the site where you will be asked for contact details:
‘Inquiry Form’ – Completion of the request for specific information about Kestrel Liner Agencies Ltd
‘Call me back Form’ – Completion of the request for specific information about Kestrel Liner Agencies Ltd