Privacy and Cookies

By using this website you consent to our retaining your information under the terms of this privacy and cookie policy. We are committed to preserving the privacy of your data. The following policy will explain how we use and protect your information. All information is stored securely, collected lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you do not agree to our processing of your data in the manner outlined below, please do not make use of our service.

Information we collect from you on the site

We collect Contact Data in order to facilitate the ordering process on Soumac. This data will include contact information such as Email address, Contact Name, Company Name and Telephone Number. You consent to us using the information to facilitate the ordering process on your behalf and in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

How we use your information

Your contact details may be passed on to Soumac partners to facilitate the ordering process. This passing of information is designed to make it easier to setup your account with a partner. When logged into the Soumac website your contact details can be edited by using the “Your Profile” link on the top navigation.

We may use your information to analyse how our site is used in order for us to improve and develop our business.

We may use your contact information to contact you about new developments in our business or to notify you of new offers. If you opt out of receiving such communications when registering you will not be contacted with this sort of information. If you have consented to receive communications from us and then change your mind, please visit the “Your Profile” link to make the necessary changes.

Disclosure of your information

The information provided by you will be held on our computers and may be accessed by our staff.

Unless we are required by law to do so, we will not otherwise disclose your information without your consent.

Use of cookies

To make full use of the Soumac website, your browser needs to accept cookies.

Our cookies don’t store sensitive information such as your name or address. However, if you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from our website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences. We also have a ‘Manage your cookies’ section below.

Here’s a list of the main cookies we use, and what we use them for.

wordpress_test_cookie A WordPress (Our content management system) cookie that checks to see if you are logged into the site. This cookie is only actively used by site editors and administrators.

There are some cookies on our website which are generated by third party services. Google Analytics, Statcounter and GetClicky are used to track traffic on our website.

Cookie name Cookie purpose
_utma Google Analytics: stores each user’s amount of visits, and the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit (presumably partly for double checking of this information).
_utmb Google Analytics: are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends (c expires quickly).
_utmc Google Analytics: are used to check approximately how long you stay on a site: when a visit starts, and approximately ends (c expires quickly).
_utmz Google Analytics: stores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)

Managing cookies

You don’t need to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block cookies you can do this through your browser settings, the Help function in your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers.

Useful websites:

www.ico.org.uk
www.aboutcookies.org
en.wikipedia.org