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Custom Software – Privacy and Legal Statements, Cookie Law

This privacy statement only covers the customsoftware.co.uk website. Other links within this site to other websites are not covered by this statement and consequently we encourage you to read the Privacy Statements of other websites when entering their domain.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of our users and supports the Data Protection Act in spirit and word. Custom Software are registered with the Data Protection Agency. The information we collect from you is only that required by us to provide you with the information/products/services you have requested.

When you submit your personal details to us as described below you will be deemed to consent to their use by us in the ways indicated.

Personal Information

To obtain information from our website you may have to provide some of your personal data, including name, address, telephone number, email etc. The information collected is for several reasons including:

i) to allow us to contact you to provide the service requested
ii) to make you aware of additional products and services that you may find of interest
iii) to contact you regarding site updates, enhancements or changes to our services

Disclosure

We will not otherwise disclose your personal information to any other third party without your consent except where we believe the law requires.

Opting Out

If at anytime you have supplied information via our website, you will have a choice to “opt out” from receiving additional information about our services. At any time thereafter you may choose to stop receiving information from us by contacting us in anyway as shown on our contact page.

Changes

Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so we ask our website visitors to periodically review it as we are unable to inform you when changes are made.

Custom Software – Legal Statement

Any images used on our website have either been supplied by us (The website owner), obtained from a professional photographer, from a public domain or what appears to have been a public domain.

Custom Software are a bespoke software applications and other associated service provider and not in any way graphical solutions providers so therefore have no reason whatsoever to use any uncopyrighted images for their own gain.

If you believe any of the images shown on this website should not be there or you wish us to remove them, we will do so immediately providing you prove you are either the owner or have a valid reason for the image or images to be removed.

Please note that taking screen shots of our web pages is an infringement of copyright in itself as all images used belong to us at Custom Software as described above or using our own digital media device.

It is forbidden to copy the content or any code from this website without prior agreement and we WILL take action against anyone should they wish not to comply with this notice.

Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48) 1988 c. 48 – continued

Part I – Copyright – continued

Chapter VI

Remedies for Infringement

Rights and remedies of copyright owner

Infringement actionable by copyright owner.

96.—(1) An infringement of copyright is actionable by the copyright owner.

(2) In an action for infringement of copyright all such relief by way of damages, injunctions, accounts or otherwise is available to the plaintiff as is available in respect of the infringement of any other property right.
(3) This section has effect subject to the following provisions of this Chapter.

Provisions as to damages in infringement action.

97.—(1) Where in an action for infringement of copyright it is shown that at the time of the infringement the defendant did not know, and had no reason to believe, that copyright subsisted in the work to which the action relates, the plaintiff is not entitled to damages against him, but without prejudice to any other remedy.

(2) The court may in an action for infringement of copyright having regard to all the circumstances, and in particular to—
(a) the flagrancy of the infringement, and
(b) any benefit accruing to the defendant by reason of the infringement,

award such additional damages as the justice of the case may require.

Custom Software – Cookie Law

A new law on cookies demands that you, as a website user, are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on our website and consent to cookies being stored on your computer (laptop/mobile/tablet).

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded to your computer when you access websites. Typically, they contain the following information: a site name and unique user ID, the duration of the cookie’s abilities and effects, and a random number. As a rule, cookies cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.

When you visit a website that uses cookies for the first time, a cookie is downloaded onto your computer. The next time you visit that website, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the website. The website then notes that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. They also might record how long you spend on each page on a site, what links you click, even your preferences for page layouts and colour schemes.

Generally, the role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother with no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, online shopping would be much harder. Without cookies, some websites will become less interactive with the cookie option turned off.

Most common cookies

Session cookies

These cookies expire when you close your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome). These cookies are used for various reasons, for example, remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse a website. They can also be used for security to access your Internet banking or email.

Persistent cookies

These cookies are still stored on your computer after you have closed your web browser which allows your preferences on websites to be remembered. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, for example, remembering your preferences on a website (your language choice or your user name on a particular website).

First and Third Party cookies

This refers to the website placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another website, the website you are visiting may have advertising on the page and this other website will be able to set a cookie on your computer. Third party cookies on the main web browsers allow third party cookies by default. Changing the settings on your browsers can prevent this.

Exceptions

There are some exemptions to the above where it is essential for a website to store information on your computer, for example, to provide a service to you that you have requested.

Our use of cookies

Custom Software website does not use cookies for functionality purposes and we do not store any of your information including any payments on our website service.

Further information about cookies can be found at
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-pecr/cookies-and-similar-technologies/ and http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Thank you for reading our Privacy, Legal statement and Cookie Law information and for showing an interest in our website at www.customsoftware.co.uk

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