1. Collection of personal information
2. IP addresses and cookies
Lodestar may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration purposes. This is statistical data about the users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, Lodestar may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file that is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us improve the website and deliver a better and more personalised service.
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Third party cookies The code provided Twitter to include additional functionality on our website may, by default, set cookies. For information about these third party cookies, go to http://twitter.com/privacy.
3. Storage of personal information
Lodestar will keep your personal information for as long as we need it to provide our products and/or services to you. We will try to keep personal information that it holds about you up to date, but if you think that we are holding information which is inaccurate or you are otherwise unhappy about Lodestar’s use of your personal information, please tell us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The personal information that Lodestar collects from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and it may be processed outside the EEA by the staff of our suppliers. As you will appreciate, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will endeavour to protect your personal information, Lodestar cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the website. Any transmission is at your own risk.
4. Use of personal information
Lodestar will not sell the personal information that we collect from you. We use the personal information that we collect from you to help us provide products and/or services to you.
In the following circumstances, Lodestar may need to share your personal data with other parties: (i) where we have retained other companies or individuals to carry out certain services; (ii) where a related or associated company requires the information; (iii) in the event that some or all of Lodestar activities are transferred to another organisation; or (iv) where we are required by law to release or disclose customer information.
If you apply to Lodestar in writing, you are entitled under the DPA to a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. We may make a small charge for dealing with any such request.