Privacy and Cookies

Thank you for visiting the KCOM HEY Business website, which is part of the KCOM Group PLC. KCOM Group and its companies take the privacy of your information very seriously.

This privacy policy applies to your use of the website of KCOM Hey Business, part of KCOM Group PLC. It also applies to KCOM’s provision of services to you and/or where you generally provide us with personal data.  KCOM Group and its companies take the privacy of your information very seriously.

Our privacy policy below explains how we will collect and use the information you give us.

This privacy policy is published by KCOM Group PLC ("KCOM" or "we" or "us"). KCOM Group is a company registered in England under number 2150618 at 37 Carr Lane, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 3RE ("KCOM Group Address").

1. Our Approach

KCOM takes privacy seriously. Generally, you can browse through our website without giving us any information about yourself (including your email address). When we do need your personal data to provide services that you request or when you choose to provide us with your personal data whether in connection with a contract with us for services or otherwise through your interaction with us, this policy describes how we collect and use your personal data.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.

2. Information Collection

We collect personal data (such as your name, email address and any other details you provide to us that identifies you as an individual) from you when you submit a request for information, or in connection with us providing services to you, or when you submit your details for any other reason. Personal data will only be collected with your consent and in accordance with the terms and conditions of any contract you enter into with us.

In relation to your use of our website, we collect personal information from you in order to provide you with a friendly, customized, and efficient experience whilst browsing our website.

When you browse our website, we may also log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of our website you visit and how long you spend here. Like many other websites, we may use a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how you use the website (see section 6. Cookies)

Save for the use of cookies, we do not automatically log data or collect data apart from information you specifically provide to us or which we receive as part of the provision of services to you (such as data automatically stored on our systems and infrastructure through your use of a service).

3. Use of Information we Collect

We (and other KCOM Group companies and selected third parties processing data on our or our group companies’ behalf) will use your personal data and other information for several general purposes including: supplying services to you and administering contracts with you, fulfilling any requests for information or services placed by you or your authorised contacts/persons, processing any other transactions or requests authorised by you or your authorised contacts/persons, keeping you up to date with news about KCOM Group, our products and services,  providing other information to you which we think you may find of interest, and for any other purposes set out in any contract you have with us for services.

4. Who May Process Data

Your personal data may be processed by us, by other companies within our group and by selected third parties processing data on our or our group companies’ behalf in accordance with this privacy policy. Such processing may include processing and transferring data outside the European Economic Area. Personal data will not be sold or transferred to other unaffiliated third parties without your prior consent.

Where any personal data is processed by us, we will comply with relevant Data Protection legislation at all times. We are registered to process data under the Data Protection Act (our registration number is D1303069) and you may refer to the Data Protection Register website for further information at http://www.dpr.gov.uk.

5. Security Measures

We are serious about guarding the security of your personal information that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use and disclosure, unauthorised destruction or accidental loss. However we cannot guarantee the protection of your personal data as due to the nature of the Internet, the website is theoretically accessible by any user of the World Wide Web. You should be aware that when you disclose personal information on the website it may be collected by another user and may result in unsolicited messages from other Internet users.

6. Cookies

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

If you choose to disclose personal information about yourself to us, we will use a cookie containing encrypted information to enable us to uniquely identify you. Each time you visit the website a cookie containing an encrypted, unique identifier that is tied to your account is placed on your browser. These cookies allow us to uniquely identify you when you visit the website and in order to enable us to provide you with a personal browsing experience. There are two types of cookies.  These are:

1. A "session cookie", which expires immediately when you end your browsing session (for example, by closing your browser); or
2. A "persistent cookie", which stores information on your hard drive for use of the cookie information at a later date.  This means that when you end your browsing session the cookie information is not lost, and when you next return to the website, the cookie information is retrieved and used by the website.

 

When you visit our website, we may use both a session and a persistent cookie.  Some cookies may contain information (such as the unique identity assigned by the cookie to identify you) that is used to track your usage of our website.  We use cookies to enable our systems to recognise our website users, to tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people.  We also use cookies in order for our systems to recognise you as a return visitor by the unique identity assigned by the cookie to identify you. This cookie is readable only by us. Cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on your computer.

You can find out more information about cookies and the cookies we use in our Cookie Use Policy.

7. Access and Changes to Your Personal Information

Upon request, we may provide you with a copy of the personal information which we hold about you (in return for a small fee). Please address requests to datacomplianceofficer@kcom.com and insert "access request" as the subject heading, or write to us at the KCOM Group address, stating your name and email address for identification purposes.

At your request, we will use reasonable efforts to update / correct personal data previously submitted by you. You may also request that we cease processing the personal data we have about you and that we delete your personal data from our database or records. However, it may be impossible to delete your information without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.

Please address your requests to change or delete your personal information to info@kcom.com and insert "change details" or "unsubscribe" as appropriate as the subject heading. Alternatively you may write to us at the KCOM Group Address, stating your name and email address for identification purposes.

We will only perform the activities outlined above to the extent that such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests.

If you do not receive a response to your enquiry – or if you feel your enquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact:

The Information Commissioner Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545700 Fax: 01625 524510
Website: http://www.dpr.gov.uk 
Email: mail@dataprotection.gov.uk

8. Change to this Policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. When such a change is made we will post a revised version on the website. It is your responsibility to view this privacy policy from time to time to be aware of any such change. Your continued use of the website will indicate your agreement to any such change.

9. Enquiries

If you have any further enquiries or concerns about our privacy policy please email us at webprivacy@kcom.com or write to us at the KCOM Group address.

10. Managing Your Contact with KCOM

If you would like to stop unsolicited telemarketing calls from KCOM and other companies, please contact the Telephone Preference Service on 0845 0700707 and register your telephone number(s). Direct marketing calls should stop after 28 days.

If you would like to stop unsolicited direct marketing mailers from KCOM and other companies, please contact the Mail Preference Service on 0845 703 4599 and ask for a registration pack. Direct marketing mailers should decrease after 3 months. (Remember to re-register if you change your address.)

If you would like KCOM ONLY not to call or mail you with details of products, services and special offers:

  • Residential customers please call 01482 602555.
  • Business customers please contact your Account Manager or call 01482 602900.

If you would like to stop unsolicited marketing facsimiles (faxes), please contact the Fax Preference Service on 0845 0700702 and register your fax number(s). Direct marketing faxes should stop after 28 days. If you are an individual consumer or a sole trader, it is illegal to send you such faxes unless you have given explicit permission to the sender.

Cookie Use Policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at:

www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu .

For a video about cookies visit www.google.co.uk/goodtoknow/data-on-the-web/cookies

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category can be seen below.

Most web browser settings are set for you to accept both our cookies and third party cookies. However, you are able to adjust those settings (in relation to both our own cookies and those of third parties) to accept the cookies, to prompt you to accept or refuse a cookie each time one is sent, or to reject all cookies outright.

If you wish to reject our cookies, you can configure your browser to do so, but please be aware that if you do, certain functionality of the website may not be available and your use of the website may therefore be diminished.

You can find out how to manage cookies for your browser here www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

Social Media Buttons

In order to implement the Social Media Buttons including Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside our control. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on our site. If you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

Further reading

Information about cookies

Useful information about cookies can be found at:www.allaboutcookies.org

Internet Advertising Bureau

A guide to behavioural advertising and online privacy has been produced by the internet advertising industry which can be found at:

www.youronlinechoices.eu

International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom

Information on the ICC (UK) UK cookie guide can be found on the ICC website section:

www.international-chamber.co.uk/our-expertise/digitaleconomy

 

Cookies in use on the KCOM HEY Business site

Cookie Name Description

exp_tracker, exp_last_visit,

exp_last_activity

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent these cookies we can't predict how our website will perform during your visit.
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

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