Privacy policy

This website (the "The Hica Group Website") is operated by The Hica Group ("The Hica Group""we" or "us"). We regard your privacy as important and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. This Privacy Policy sets out our data processing practices and your options regarding the ways in which your personal information is used. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us.

Information collected

You are welcome to access the The Hica Group Website without disclosing your personal information.

We collect personal information from visitors to the The Hica Group Website through the use of online forms, information derived from phone calls and every time you email us your details.

We will only use any personal information you send us for the purposes of:

(a)                      dealing with your enquiries and requests; and

(b)                      sending our newsletter if requested

(c)                      for job recruitment purposes.

We will not use any personal information for non-requested marketing purposes.

We collect additional information automatically about your visit to the The Hica Group Website to improve our online service and store this information in the UK. By submitting personal information, you agree to the storing of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Who is collecting your information?

When you are on the The Hica Group Website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with The Hica Group alone unless stated otherwise.

With whom does The Hica Group share your information?

The Hica Group will only disclose your personal information to other companies within our group of companies, business partners, government bodies and law enforcement agencies, successors in title to our business and suppliers we engage to process information on our behalf. By providing us with your personal information you consent to us using your information in this way.

Cookies

Cookies and how they Benefit You

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

Make our website work as you'd expect

Remember your settings during and between visits

Improve the speed/security of the site

Continuously improve our website for you

Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)

Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)

Pass data to advertising networks

Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

Remembering your search settings

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing http://www.attacat.co.uk/, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

Access right

You can ask us whether we are keeping personal information about you and/or for a copy of such personal information by writing to The Website Administrator, The Hica Group, 1 Anchor Court, Francis Street, Hull HU2 8DT. Once we have received your request we will respond within 40 days.

We do everything we can to keep the information we have about you accurate and up to date. If, however, you find errors or inaccuracies in your personal information, please let us know and we will erase, complete or amend that information if possible (subject to statutory legal requirements) upon request.

What happens when you link to another site?

The Hica Group website may contain links to other websites which are outside of our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before submitting any personal information to these websites.

Internet-based transfers

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal information necessarily involves the transmission of information on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing the The Hica Group Website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal information in this way.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to any website; any transmission is at your own risk.  Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any material changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.

Subject Access Requests

We will take all reasonable and proportionate steps to ensure that any requests for access to any personal details are handled quickly and efficiently and we comply with the ICO’s Code of Practice on Subject Access Requests.

Contact

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us.