Data Protection Policy

TERMS OF USE
 
By using the inthehotseat.co.uk website it is assumed you automatically agree with all current terms of use. Please read these terms regularly as it is assumed that in continuing to use this website or any portion thereof, you are familiar with the current terms of use and fully understand them.
 
No part of the inthehotseat.co.uk website should be used for unlawful purposes or for their promotion. 
 
COPYRIGHTS
 
inthehotseat.co.uk has the copyright to all of its contents (textual, audio and visual materials, databases and programming code). Unauthorized use of any part of the web site shall be considered an infringement of the copyrights of the inthehotseat.co.uk website and shall be subject to complaint.
 
If you hold that inthehotseat.co.uk has violated your copyright, the case will be considered immediately, and the disputed content will be removed immediately if the truthfulness of the complaint is established.
 
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
 
inthehotseat.co.uk contains links to websites outside its own portal. It announces these links in good faith and cannot be held accountable for content outside its portal.
 
PRIVACY POLICY
 
This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices and the ways in which your personal data is used. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to its processing please contact inthehotseat.co.uk using the contact details on this website.
 
The information you provide during an online transaction is treated confidentially, and not disclosed to any third parties. We have adopted a set of guidelines to protect our users' privacy which comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applied from 25 May 2018 when it superseded the UK Data Protection Act 1998. 
 
inthehotseat.co.uk protects users' privacy to the maximum extent possible.
 
inthehotseat.co.uk undertakes to use in good faith the information obtained from users of its website so that private information will not be distributed or sold to third parties, except with the consent of the user.
 
inthehotseat.co.uk can, in accordance with the law, collect certain information about users obtained during the use of the website (excluding computer information and that related to the internet service provider) and the data entered in the registration process. 
 
inthehotseat.co.uk shall use this information and data only to have information about the users that use it and thus improve the portal and to further focus and adjust its contents. Data collection of this type is common, and it is used by many world-renowned web sites like MSN, Google, etc.
 
inthehotseat.co.uk undertakes not to use the collected private information, such as e-mail addresses, names, and surnames without users' permission or to sell or distribute them, except demographic data for a group of users without disclosing private information.
 
inthehotseat.co.uk undertakes to protect the privacy of the portal users, except in the case of serious violations of the rules of the inthehotseat.co.uk website or unlawful activities of users.
 
COOKIES
 
A cookie is information stored on your computer by the website you visit.
 
Cookies usually save your settings, such as your preferred language or address. They are reactivated upon revisiting the site again. This allows the site to display information tailored to your needs.
 
To make this website function properly, to be able to make further developments to the site, and to improve your browsing experience, this site must save a small amount of information (cookies) on your computer.
 
Over 90% of all websites use this practice; however, pursuant to the regulations of the European Union, since 25 March 2011 we have been obliged to ask for your consent before storing cookies. By using the website you agree to the use of cookies. In spite of blocking cookies, you can still browse the site, but some of its features will not be available to you.
 
Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personal information (such as your name or e-mail address). However, this information can be saved only if you enable it - websites cannot access information that you did not give and cannot access other files on your computer. Default activities of saving and sending of cookies are not visible to you. However, you can change your browser settings so that you can choose yourself whether you will approve or disapprove the requirements for storing cookies, delete saved cookies automatically when you close your internet browse etc.
 
How to disable cookies
 
Cookie settings can be controlled and configured with your chosen internet browser. For information on cookie settings, select the internet browser you are using (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Opera, Safari). If you disable cookies, you will not be able to use certain functionalities on the inthehotseat.co.uk website. 
 
What are session cookies?
 
Temporary cookies or session cookies remove themselves from your computer at the moment of closing the internet browser. With the help of these cookies, websites store temporary information, such as items in a shopping basket.
 
What are persistent cookies?
 
Persistent or stored cookies remain in your computer after closing your internet browser. With the help of these cookies, websites store information such as your login name and password so you do not have to log in each time you visit a particular site. Persistent cookies remain recorded in your computer for days, months, or even years.
 
What are first-party cookies?
 
First-party cookies come from websites you are viewing and can be persistent or session. In this way, websites store information that will be used again at the next visit to that website.
 
What are third-party cookies?
 
Third-party cookies usually come from ads from other websites (such as pop-ups or other ads) that are on the site you are viewing. Here cookies have the role of following websites for advertising purposes.
 
Does inthehotseat.co.uk use cookies?
 
Yes, with the primary goal to ensure you have a simpler and more useful experience.
 
What types of cookies does inthehotseat.co.uk use and why?
 
- Temporary cookies (session cookies) – these cookies will automatically expire and will be deleted once you close your internet browser. We use session cookies to access content and provide comments (things you must do when you log in with your data on the website).
- Permanent cookies (persistent cookies) – these are cookies which will remain “recorded” in your internet browser until they expire or you remove them yourself manually. inthehotseat.co.uk uses persistent cookies for functionalities such as "Stay logged in", providing easier access to the portal as a registered user. We also use persistent cookies to better understand user habits, so that we can improve the website accordingly. This information is anonymous – and does not include your private information.
 
Are there third-party cookies on the website?
 
There are several external services which store limited cookies for users. These cookies are not placed by this website, but some are used for the normal functioning of certain features which allow users easier access to content. This website currently enables:
- Social Networks - users can share posting on social networks Facebook and Google+ that place cookies to a user.
- Visit measurement – inthehotseat.co.uk uses Google Analytics – a service for measuring visits. If you wish to disable the saving of cookies of the site by this service, you can deny them here.
- Advertising
 
Additional information about disabling cookies
 
There are several websites for turning off the storage of cookies for various services. You can read more information on the following links:
- http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
- http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
- http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
 

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