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PRIVACY POLICY

We Build Better Mediator Brands

At COMSGateway, we take care of your creative and strategic needs so you can focus on running your mediation business at its full potential. We’re driven by technology as much as design and content to ensure we fulfill our key mission of helping our mediator clients achieve their successful future.


We’ve been helping mediators develop and define their brands since 2000. The times may have changed, but our creativity certainly hasn't. Get in touch so that we can start elevating your mediator success to where you deserve to be.

Key details

This website privacy policy describes how COMSGateway (Compare Mediation Services) protects and makes use of the information you give the company when you use this website. If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.

This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page. This website privacy policy was updated on 21st October 2020. If you have any questions about this policy, please email support@comparemediationservices.com

Introduction

We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide our services and to enable certain functions on this website. We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.

What data we gather

We may collect the following information:

·         Name and job title

·         Contact information including email address

·         Demographic information, such as postcode, preferences and interests

·         Website usage data

·         Other information relevant to client enquiries

          Other information pertaining to special offers and surveys

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login, e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information and methods used to browse away from a page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including those listed above); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations and personal profile.

How we use this data

Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking from the company, enabling us to deliver improved services. Specifically, we may use data:

·         For our own internal records.

·         To operate and improve the services we provide.

·         To contact you in response to a specific enquiry and to be able to contact our visitors and users with general or

          personalised service-related notices and promotional messages.

·         To customise the website for you.

·         To provide our users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support.

.         To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal information, which we or our

          business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services.

.         To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

Cookies and how we use them

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website. Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.


How we use cookies

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.

  • Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site.

  • Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.

  • Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.

  • To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.


Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies. However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.

Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.

To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.

How do we store, use, share and disclose our site visitors' personal information?

Our company is hosted on the wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our services to you. Your data may be stored through wix.com's data storage, databases and the general wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.

All direct payment gateways offered by wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

Controlling information about you

When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will see one or more tick boxes allowing you to actively agree to our terms of use and this privacy policy.


How can our site visitors withdraw their consent?

If you have agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, you can change your mind easily by sending an email to support@comparemediationservices.com

How do we communicate with our site visitors?

We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable UK laws and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, chat message and postal mail.


Security

We will always hold your information securely. To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards. We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to. Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Links from our site

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside the comparemediationservices.com domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy. Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.

Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.