5abi.com takes the privacy of all its users and customers very
seriously, and takes great care with user and customer information. This Privacy Statement
outlines how your personal information is treated and forms part of the Terms and
Conditions of this site. We may occasionally modify our Privacy Statement, and when this
happens, we will notify you via our homepage.
What information do we collect?
In order to provide our users and customers with a range of
services, we may collect personal information from our websites, from telephone responses,
from written information sent to us and from other communications. We may for example,
keep a record of your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, gender and
Unless you have voluntarily given us the information, or we have legally permitted reasons
for processing it without your consent, we will always ask for your explicit consent if we
need to process any data categorised as "sensitive" by the Data Protection Act,
Information defined under the Data protection Act, 1998 as
"Sensitive Personal Data" is as follows:
- Information as to the racial or ethnic origin of the data
- Their religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar
- Their political opinions;
- Whether they are a member of a Trade Union;
- Their physical or mental health or condition;
- Their sexual life;
- The commission or alleged commission by them of any
- Any proceedings for any offence committed or alleged to
have been committed by them, the disposal of such proceedings or the sentence of any court
in such proceedings.
How do we use your information?
Any personal data relating to you will be used and recorded
by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this Privacy Statement.
We may use your personal information to communicate with
you, for record keeping purposes, and in aggregate (and therefore anonymously) for market
research purposes, to track activity on our web sites, to publish trends or to improve
usefulness and content.
We would like to use the details you give us to inform you
of products and services in which you might be interested.
Other companies approved by us so that they may send you
details of products and services in which you may be interested. Because the Internet is
an international medium, these companies may be both inside and outside the European
When asking you for your details, we will give you the
opportunity to opt out of these additional uses of your data. The Unsubscribe section at
the end of this policy also tells you how you may opt out.
We will endeavour to ensure there is adequate and
appropriate protection for any personal data transferred outside the European Economic
Area (which includes the United Kingdom).
In the unlikely event that this website and the customer
data relating to it are sold to another data controller, we will endeavour to ensure that
your rights and freedoms in respect of the processing of your personal data are adequately
and appropriately protected.
We reserve the right to pass on your personal information
to any law enforcement agencies requesting it in connection with the commission of any
offence, once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request.
We take every precaution to protect your personal
information. When we ask you to submit sensitive personal financial information, such as
your credit card number, we use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption
technology, making these pages secure. In addition, we have strict security protocols in
place to protect our customer database, and only allow access to it when absolutely
necessary, and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of such details.
Our websites may contain links to other websites, and you
should be aware that we are clearly not responsible for the privacy practices on other
sites. We recommend that you individually check the privacy statements of each and every
other website that you visit.
Surveys and User Groups
We always aim to improve the services we offer. As a result
we occasionally canvass our customers using surveys. Participation in surveys is
voluntary, and you are under no obligation to reply to any survey you might receive from
us. Should you choose to do so, we will treat the information you provide with the same
high standard of care as all other customer information.
From time to time, we ask customers whether they wish to
participate in User Groups, often to assist us in the development of new features,
services or sites. Participation in User Groups is voluntary, and you are under no
obligation to join any User Group. Should you choose to join a User Group, however, we
will treat the information you provide with the same high standard of care as all other
Your participation on our sites may mean that we
occasionally contact you with the opportunity to enter competitions. Entry to competitions
is voluntary, and you are under no obligation to take up an invitation from us to enter.
Should you choose to enter a competition, we will treat the information you provide with
the same high standard of care as all other customer information, and use the information
provided strictly within the entry terms of the competition and this Privacy Statement.
Email a Friend
We may from time to time operate a "Tell a
friend" service. This is a referral service, designed to make it easy for customers
to recommend our websites or offers to a friend, and is a two-step process. First, a
customer sends us the friend's name and email address, and secondly, we contact the
friend, telling them who we are, and inviting them to take advantage of a particular
offer, or to visit our website. When we contact your friend, we always advise them of the
name and email address of the friend who made the original referral . We will not use your
friend's details for any other purpose.
When you first visit one of our websites, upon entering
your name and address, we may send you a cookie. A cookie is a small file that can be
placed on your computer's hard disc for record keeping purposes, and we may use them to do
a number of things:
- Cookies help us to recognise you when you next visit one of
our websites and note the advertisements displayed to you. This allows us to tailor the
service we provide to your preferences;
- Cookies may be used to compile anonymous statistics related
to the take up or use of services, or to patterns of browsing. When used in this manner,
you are not individually identified, and data collected in this manner is only used in
You are not obliged to accept a cookie from us, or any
other web site, and may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies at your
discretion. Here are instructions on how to do this for Netscape and Internet Explorer
If you do not wish to receive cookies from us or any other
website, you can turn cookies off on your browser.
Here is how you turn off cookies for Internet Explorer 5.0:
First, on your top menu, click on "Tools", and then click on "Internet
Options". This will bring up the "Internet Options" Dialogue Box. On the
top of the dialogue box, click on "Security", then "Custom Level" or
"Customize" This will bring up the "Security Settings" box. Scroll
down using the scroll bar on the right hand side of the box, until you come to the section
carrying the title "allow cookies to be stored on your computer". Of the options
available, click on "Disable", and then click the "OK" button on the
bottom of the menu box. Following these instructions will stop your computer from
accepting cookies in future. You may reconfigure your computer to accept cookies again by
following these instructions, but by selecting "Enable", and clicking on the
"OK" button on the bottom of the menu box.
Here is how you turn cookies off for Netscape Communicator
4.7: First, on your top menu, click on "Edit", and then click on
"Preferences". This will bring up the "Preferences" menu box. From the
options on the left hand side, select "Advanced" which will bring up another
menu. Half way down, you will see a section on cookies, and if you wish to turn cookies
off, you should select "Disable", and then click the "OK" button on
the bottom of the menu box. You may reconfigure your computer to accept cookies again by
following these instructions, but by selecting "Accept All Cookies," and then
clicking the "OK" button on the bottom of the menu box.
We hope that you will be delighted with the range of
services you are offered. However, you may request that your personal information is not
used in the ways outlined above. This is called unsubscribing, and may be achieved by any
of the following methods:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the message to Unsubscribe
your details. Please allow forty days for the unsubscribe process to be completed.