28 May 2012
This website is owned and operated by Reed Business Information Limited.
Information we collect from our customers and users of our websites may be used in the following ways. If the website offers recruitment services please also see Privacy information for job seekers (see below).
Personal information provided as part of the registration process for any publication, product or service is used to manage your subscription and to enable us to provide a better service.
Any information provided by you in connection with any transaction regarding your credit or debit card numbers, expiry date and billing or delivery address will be used by us to process the transaction. These details will be stored on a secure server and may be used by us to facilitate and personalise future transactions with you. If you do not wish us to store and use the information for future transactions, please contact us.
We will use contact details provided by you as part of any registration process (i.e. your name, job title, telephone and fax number and your e-mail and postal addresses) to provide any product or services requested by you and also to tell you about important changes to relevant subscription services and their functionality.
Contact details other than e-mail addresses will be used by us and by our associated companies to provide you with information about other services and products which may interest you and may also be disclosed to third party businesses and advertisers for the same purpose. If you do not wish to be contacted for this purpose, you may register your preferences by clicking here [link to data protection page]
We will not use or disclose your e-mail address for marketing purposes unless you have agreed that we may use or disclose it in this way. You may at any time opt-out of receiving further e-mails by registering your preference here.
If you wish to alter any of your registration details please click here.
We may ask for further information about you as part of online surveys or if you enter any competition or other promotional feature. This information will be used to enable us to improve the relevant publication, product or service and may also be disclosed to other companies as specified in the relevant promotion.
Aggregate statistical information provided by us to our advertisers or others regarding sales or website usage will not include personally identifying information.
Your personal data will be held on a secure server. Our sites are equipped with the latest security devices/firewalls.
Access to Data
Under the Data Protection Act 1988. You have the right to be told what personal information we hold about you on our databases. You should write to us, attn Company Secretary at the following address: Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS. UK stating your full name, your address and any of our publications or services to which you know you subscribe. A small administrative charge may be made for fulfilling this request.
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Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Further information about the cookies used by opticianonline.net is provided below.
Cookies used by Opticianonline.net
The following Cookie categories are based on the classification presented in The International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) Cookie Guide
Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies are strictly necessary to provide services that you have requested.
Category 1 Cookies used by opticianonline.net
To Identify you as being logged in to our website.
Cookies may be used to distribute load across our web servers - to ensure our websites perform well and give you the best possible experience.
User Subscription Data
Subscription cookies allow us to ensure that you can access resources which you have registered or paid for.
Category 2: Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated, so these cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve the way our website works.
Category 2 Cookies used by opticianonline.net
Google Web Analytics, Site Catalyst cookies are used to improve the design and user experience of our website by providing statistics on site usage and pages visited.
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Category 3: Functionality cookies. These cookies allow us to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more relevant features.
Category 3 Cookies used by opticianonline.net
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Optimizing User Experience
Remembering recently viewed pages. Remembering your last search term.
Login cookies may be used to communicate your login details across pages of this website. This data is encrypted and not shared with third parties.
Category 4: Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advert as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers.
Category 4 Cookies used by opticianonline.net
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Privacy information for job seekers
Profile and CV information
Some of our websites offer you the ability to create a profile and upload a CV to our database. Your profile and CV may be then made available for searching, viewing over the Internet and downloading by our customers. These may be direct recruiters, employment consultants or other organisations. Customers who request CVs matching your profile to be sent to them may receive your CV and profile via e-mail or CD Rom. Some of our customers may be located in countries outside the European Economic Area.
Your CV can only be viewed by a customer if you have consented to this within the profile section. You can choose to prevent our customers from accessing your personal details, CV or profile.
You can also choose to make your personal details and your CV anonymous, while having your profile available to be searched by recruiters. You can then choose to reveal yourself when you reply.
IMPORTANT: Your current employer may be one of our customers, or a client of one of our customers. We cannot restrict the customers who will access your CV or profile on our database and cannot be held responsible for any eventuality.
If you choose to create a profile and upload a CV to our database, we rely on you to ensure that your details are kept up to date. You should update your CV at least every six months, particularly if your contact details have changed. Once your profile and CV are on our database we will contact you every six months using your most recent contact details to ask whether you want it to remain there. If we do not hear from you, your profile and CV will be removed from our database.
We reserve the right to remove from our database CVs or profiles which include any content that we consider illegal or offensive.
We may use aggregated data to identify employment trends across different industries, such as salary averages. This information will not be capable of being linked to any personally identifying information about users.
If you create a personalised account on any of our websites it will be protected by your password and may only be accessed by you. It does not form part of our database available for searching or access by our customers. You can delete your account at any time.