What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that a website stores on your computer either in the memory of your computer or other devices such as mobile phones and tablet devices.
These cookies contain anonymous information that help our website provide a better user experience to you; or to assist in improving the website by tracking your interactions.
The cookies we use only contain anonymous information to improve the services we offer, and do not contain personal information.
It is also important to point out that not all cookies used by this website are created by us. These cookies (referred to as third party cookies) are covered below.
What Cookies do we use?
The cookies we use are generally only to provide functionality or analytical services.
We use the following cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
- Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
- Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
- Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the tables below:
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google, to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
|Cookie name||What it does|
|_utma||This cookie helps us determine the number of unique visitors to our website.|
|_utmz||This cookie helps us determine the referral method for people visiting our website. This helps us to analyse the traffic arriving at our website and to determine which are the most popular routes (e.g. direct, search engine search, email link).|
|_utmb||We use this Google Analytics cookie to help us to record the length of individual sessions from our users on our website. Each time you move to a new page within our website within 30 minutes of arriving the cookie updates so that we know that you are still actively using our website within a single session.|
|_utmc||Similar to _utmb, we use this Google Analytics cookie to help us record the length of individual sessions on our website.|
Our website uses AddThis which is an online service to track which social networking options you use. This information is only used to identify which are the most popular document networking tools, and how many people may like our content.
|Cookie name||What it does|
|Uid/uvc||Features for sharing via social media (Facebook, Twitter etc). AddThis tracks visitors who use any of their features.|
|Cookie name||What it does|
|.ASPNET||Lets us know that you have logged into a secure area of our website, and safely identify who you are|
|.ASPXANONYMOUS||Lets us identify you as an anonymous user so that when you login, any actions you have performed (e.g. adding items to a shopping cart) are carried over once you have logged in|
|ASP.NET SessionId||Lets us know when you are actively using our website, and enables us to temporarily store information so that it can be accessed by other pages of our website if necessary|
|_guid||Makes sure that if you fill a form in and send it to us, that you don’t have to fill the information in again if there are any errors or if any information has been missed out|
From time to time we may embed photos or video content from websites such as Flickr or YouTube. As a result, when you visit a page containing these items you may be presented with cookies from these websites.
We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party’s website for more information on their cookies usage or privacy policies.
You can find out more about cookies, including how to disable/enable them at the following website: www.aboutcookies.org
The expiration date of cookies varies depending on the actual type of cookie.
Residential Management Group Limited (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Residential Management Group Limited of Osterna House, Essex Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 0DR.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information you give us. You may give us information about you by filling in forms on any Osterna affiliated website or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, subscribe to our service, and / or when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, financial and payment card information
- Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
- Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
- Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.
- Information we receive from other sources. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, ) and may receive information about you from them.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- Information you give to us. We will use this information:
- to carry out our obligations arising from our appointment as managing agent of the block/estate within which you own a freehold or leasehold property and to provide you with the information, products and services relating to that property that you request from us;
- to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
- to carry out our obligations arising from our appointment as managing agent of the block/estate within which you own a freehold or leasehold property
- to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
- to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
- as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
- to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.
- to alert you to any changes to our services or our website.
- Information we receive from other sources. We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).
Disclosure of your information
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If Residential Management Group Ltd or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers and the affairs of its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
- In the event that we are instructed to transfer the management of the estate/block within which your property is located to another managing agent, we may disclose your personal data to the new managing agent.
- Where we engage third parties in relation to the data uses outlined elsewhere in this policy.
- In relation to joint claims for arrears of service/rent charge and/or forfeiture proceedings.
Where we store your personal data
All information, save for credit/debit card payment information, that you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted [using SSL technology]. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.