Privacy Policy - Best Funeral Prices

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Edited: 29/09/2018

Who We Are

The Best Funeral Prices website is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors and dedicated to the privacy of data submitted. In accordance with GDPR laws, we want to provide full transparency with our visitors by detailing what data we collect and / or store, why we need this information, how it is handled and kept secure. This policy outlines this in specific detail and so we encourage you to read on. The submission of any data on this website will require consent from the visitor by checking a consent confirmation button / checkbox before the submission can be sent. By consenting, you are formally acknowledging that you have read this Privacy Policy and are giving full consent to the collection, handling and storage of that data as outlined here.

Types of Data We Collect

Website Cookies:

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. For example, by allowing cookies, our website may remember the name you used to comment on a blog post to save you having to type it again. This applies to all fields of submission across the website. The search and directory portion of the website may also remember previous searches for you or preferences of selection previously chosen. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. By clicking any link on the site, a visitor is consenting to our storage of cookies. By default, cookies are only stored for up to 30 days and are automatically removed after that.

Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.

This website also uses cookies that can’t be disabled through the cookie settings on our cookie notification bar and will need to be disabled manually. The blog itself uses a commenting system by wpDiscuz which uses a cookie to remember some of the information you put in to save you inputting it every time. It also helps prevent comment spam.

The blog may also feature embedded items such as youtube videos which can set cookies to identify your device and approximate location to optimize bandwith and tailor ads as handled by google.

Our Directory also sets some cookies for the Map to function based on your selection and preferences.

Unfortunately the scripts for these features cannot be placed here for you to disallow the cookies manually, therefore the button on this tab will have no affect.

However if you wish to disable these cookie, you will need to disallow them manually in your browser.

For Google Chrome – Please follow this guide and add this website to the cookie block list: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US

If you need any support with this, or use a different browser you can contact us for advice.

Google Analytics:

When someone visits our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Blog Comments:

Our WordPress based blog contains posts that visitors are able to comment on including reply to other comments. Every comment collects several parts of data from the visitor. A Name and Email address are required to comment, but only the name is shown publically on the comment. The Website Address field is optional, but if included, will be added as a text link to the comment poster’s name. When visitors click on the name of a commenter, they will be taken to the website included in the comment form submission if one was added. (As external links are out of our control, we advise that you only click on comment poster names at your own discretion. If you find any comment, user, or external link to be offensive, inappropriate or spam and would like to report it, you can contact us via the contact form on the contact page of this website.)

To post a comment or reply also requires consent from the visitor by checking a consent confirmation button / checkbox before the submission can be sent. By consenting, you are formally acknowledging that you have read this Privacy Policy and are giving full consent to the collection, handling and storage of that data as outlined here.

To provide more features for discussion threads on our blog, we use the highly popular, and well-reviewed commenting plugin ‘wpdiscuz’. This plugin integrated directly with the native WordPress commenting system and so all submitted data is only stored within our databases. This data includes Names, Email and Website Addresses as mentioned above, but the system also logs visitor IP Addresses as is standard with the WordPress blogging system. The IP addresses are only viewable by our Admin and not visible to the public. This data is required to help prevent spam and maintain discussion threads. As default, every comment submitted also logs data and time of submission alongside the comment itself.

As a comment can only be submitted by ticking the consent button, consent is automatically proven for all comments posted and logged. You should be able to edit or delete a comment you have made from a device with the same IP address on the front end, but it is your right to withdraw consent and request or remove your data at any time. If you are unable to do this from your side, then you can contact us via the contact form on our contact page and we will be able to do this for you.

Directory Reviews:

A review submission stores data similar to that of the commenting system above to which much of the same applies. To leave a review we require your Name, Email, a Title for the Review and the Review itself. A website address is optional but will be made public with the name and review. The email address is only viewable by admin. The review system also offers the option to upload images relevant to the review itself. These are stored in our system and database along with everything else but are made public on the specific review you have posted it to.

As a review can only be submitted by ticking the consent button, consent is automatically proven for all reviews posted and logged. You may not be able to remove or edit a review on the front end but it is your right to withdraw consent and request or remove your data at any time. If you are unable to do this from your side, then you can contact us via the contact form on our contact page and we will be able to do this for you.

Contact Form:

Our Contact Form on the Contact Page, requires Name, Email and Phone information alongside a message. Any data you submit through this contact form is not visible to other visitors or shared with anyone other than the necessary recipients within the Best Funeral Prices administration. The Best Funeral Prices website does not log or store contact form submissions. The website acts as a middle man to forward submissions to the administrative email account responsible for handling contact form correspondence. As a contact form submission can only be sent by ticking the consent button, consent of handling that data is automatically proven.

Accreditation Application Form:

To apply for Accreditation, visitors are provided a link to an only PDF form for submission. Please note, whilst the information sent with this form goes directly to our admin including correspondence through info@bestfuneralprices.co.uk, this is an external link with a form not hosted on this website. We use a popular third party platform called SeamlessDocs (more info here: https://seamlessdocs.com/) to digitize our PDF forms. The handling of their data is detailed in their privacy policy, but nothing submitted within our forms are handled or stored through bestfuneralprices.co.uk.co.uk. So if you have any concerns regarding this particular form, or you wish to have any information submitted through this form altered or removed, then you can request this by contacting Fran via info@bestfuneralprices.co.uk who is the designated data controller of this form.

Use of Data

To provide and maintain a feature of the website
To notify you about a change to the website or policies that may directly affect you
To allow you to participate in interactive features of the website if you have selected to do so
To provide visitor support if requested
To collect analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the website
To detect, prevent and address technical issues
To monitor the usage of the website

Storage of Data

All data is stored on a secure server with a variety of security measures in place. Any data submitted or gathered through the use of this website that requires storage is only used for the purpose of usage analysis, service maintenance or specific content updates. For example, a comment on a blog post is designed to be submitted with full awareness that it will be made public and will need to be stored within our database to appear to other users on the front end. Any data that you consent to submit to our website will be stored for an unspecified amount of time. For reviews and blog post comments, we intend to keep this data available to view on the front end for as long as the website exists. However we are not obligated to hold this data indefinitely and any data submitted or logged may be removed at any time. By default, cookies are only stored for up to 30 days and are automatically removed after that.

Disclosure of Data

We cannot control the use of any information or data that you have chosen to share publicly through this website. However we will never share or disclose private information that we store administratively, unless legally obligated to.

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we do everything we can to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We use a secure server with features including but not limited to SSL technology. Our directories and databases are password protected to safeguard all information. In the unlikely event of a site wide data breach we will correspond with the relevant authorities immediately, and notify our users within 72 Hours.

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we do everything we can to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We use a secure server with features including but not limited to SSL technology. Our directories and databases are password protected to safeguard all information. In the unlikely event of a site wide data breach we will correspond with the relevant authorities immediately, and notify our users within 72 Hours.

Your Rights

You have the legal right to amend, correct or delete any information / data you have submitted through the use of this website. As we don’t use user registrations or hold accounts on this website, there are no stored controls or settings that you can access directly to remove something you have submitted in every case. Our Blog Comments system may allow you to edit or remove a comment within a certain amount of time, but this may not always be possible and so we ask you to make any requests through the contact form on our contact page. If you would like us to send you a copy of any / all data that you have submitted through use of this website, edit or amend any information or delete any / all of data submitted then you can request this by contacting us here: https://bestfuneralprices.co.uk/best-funeral-prices/ *We may ask you to verify your identity for certain requests to be accepted.

Links to Other Sites

You may find external links throughout our website that will send you to another site. We can only advise that you visit any external link at your own discretion as we cannot control the content of these site, or protect you under our own policies. If you find any link to be broken, inappropriate, or wish to know more about it before clicking it, then please contact us.

Your Consent

By using this website you are consenting to the policies detailed on this page. However to make consent of form submissions more transparent, we have included a required radio button / checkbox that will need to be ticked before you submit any data. As this data can only be submitted by ticking the consent button, consent is automatically proven for all comments and reviews posted and logged including contact form submissions.

*Important* You can only legally give consent if you are 13 years of age or older. Any data submitted by a person younger than this age will require the consent of a legal parent or guardian provided in writing. If you believe someone below this age has submitted data then you can inform us via our contact form. Any data submitted by a user below the age of consent will be deleted by legal obligation.

Changes to Our Policy

We maintain the right to amend this policy at any time and may update it from time to time. Any changes made to this policy will be added to this page. The top of page will show the date of the latest policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this policy you can contact us by filling out the form here: https://bestfuneralprices.co.uk/best-funeral-prices/