Privacy & Cookie Policy

This Privacy & Cookie Policy explains the practices employed by R Hill & Co in collecting and using your information and the ways in which you can influence these. This Privacy & Cookie Policy relates to websites operated by R Hill & Co.

R Hill & Co collects various types of information about you through your use of our websites to provide a more personalised experience and to help us improve our websites. In doing this we may also collect anonymous information about you through the use of cookies. R Hill & Co will be the Data Controller of any personal data we collect about you.

What information do we collect about you?

Through R Hill & Co websites you can, amongst other things, register with our sites and place postings on the stories that we publish. In order to process these activities, we may collect personally identifiable information about you. The type of personally identifiable information that may be collected includes, but is not limited to: your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. You may also be asked to provide additional (non-mandatory) pieces of information for our records or choose to provide information by making a posting.

In addition, we may collect anonymous information about you and your website usage through the use of cookies. Such information will not be personally identifiable to you. If you choose, you may opt out of allowing our cookies to collect information about you. For further information please go to the section on cookies below.

How will we use the information about you?

We will use the personal information you provide to us to process any postings and requests. We may also use this information to communicate with you directly, for example to contact you in relation to an account you hold with us.

We will use the anonymous information we collect about you to analyse web usage and compile aggregate statistics about our users. For further information please go to the section on cookies below.

What will we disclose to third parties?

The information submitted at the time of registration is only used by R Hill & Co. Personally identifiable information is never sold or leased to any third parties.

How do we protect your information?

Once we have received your data we will endeavour to do our utmost to ensure that the data we collect is stored and disclosed appropriately and securely.

Unfortunately the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although R Hill & Co will do its best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.

Other Websites

R Hill & Co is not responsible for the content or practices of third party web sites that may be linked to from our site. Visitors to these web sites should refer to each web site's respective privacy policies and practices.

Changes to our privacy and cookie policy

R Hill & Co keeps this privacy and cookie policy under review and may update it at any time. Any updates will be made on this page so that you can always find out what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we will disclose it.

How to contact us

If you have any queries relating to the R Hill & Co's Privacy & Cookie Policy please contact us by using our contact form.

COOKIES

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that we, and in certain circumstances third parties, place on your browser when you visit our websites or open some of our emails.
Cookies, amongst other things, allow R Hill & Co to recognise you each time you re-visit one of our websites and provide you with a more personalised user experience. There are in existence a variety of different cookies which are designed for use in specific sets of circumstances.

How do we and third parties use cookies?

You should be aware that information on you may be collected through the use of cookies when you use R Hill & Co websites and/or selected third party sites. Some cookies, however, whilst useful, are not essential, and when using R Hill & Co websites you agree to the use of these non-essential cookies unless you specifically set your browser to reject them. Please see 'How to manage or refuse cookies' below for further details.

When you initially enter one of our sites we may place an anonymous cookie on your browser to enable us to recognise you the next time you visit the website. We may also place a further cookie on your browser when you register, this will enable us to remember you next time you come to sign in, eliminating the need for you to re-enter your login details and customising your future uses of our sites.

Cookies may also be used to track your use of R Hill & Co websites to better develop them, for example, determining which parts of the websites are more popular and determining content accordingly.

How to manage or refuse cookies

If you do not want your browser to accept cookies and use them in the ways described above it is possible to change your browser settings. It is also possible to delete existing cookies from your browser. However blocking all cookies will affect your web experience and may result in some parts of R Hill & Co websites not functioning properly. Some cookies are designed to help save you time, for example, by remembering your login details. The procedure for modifying your privacy preferences is different for each internet browser and we recommend you visit the following websites for further information on altering your cookie settings:

www.aboutcookies.org
www.allaboutcookies.org

For more detailed information on how to clear or disable all of your browser cookies, please go to http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?answer=32050&hl=en

Use of different cookies

We will use different cookies at various different stages of your use of our websites.

Session Cookie

These are used to maintain your session when you sign in on R Hill & Co websites, allowing you to browse R Hill & Co websites without the need to sign in on every page you visit.  

Cookies placed by social media platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and it's owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor it's owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.