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Privacy Statement

Updated: 08 January 2013

F1 Computing is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy statement explains data collection and use practices of the F1comp.co.uk site (the"Site"); and also applies to other online or offline F1 Computing sites, products or services. By accessing the Site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this privacy statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you to provide a service or carry out a transaction that you have requested such as receiving information about F1 Computing products and services, entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters, joining a limited-access premium site or service, signing up for an event or training, or when purchasing, downloading and/or registering F1 Computing products. The personal information we collect may include your name, title, company or organization name, work e-mail, work phone, work or home address, information about your job function, information about your company. Note we do not store your credit card information.

The Site may collect certain information about your visit, such as the name of the Internet service provider and the Internet Protocol (IP) address through which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages that you access while at the Site and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site. This information is used to help improve the site, analyze trends and administer the site. Some of our sites collect information about your hardware and software in order to provide a requested service. Windows Update, for example, needs to know information about your computer in order to recommend needed operating system updates.

F1 Computing technical communities provide opportunities to interact with F1 Computing employees, experts, and your peers in order to share knowledge and news about F1 Computing products and related technologies. In order to avoid your e-mail address or other personal information from being gathered and used by others for inappropriate or harmful purposes, F1 Computing advises that you should be cautious about posting a real e-mail address or other personal information to newsgroups, chats, or other public forums.

Use of your Personal Information

The personal information collected on this Site will be used to operate the Site and to provide the service(s) or carry out the transaction(s) you have requested or authorized.

In support of these uses, F1 Computing may use personal information to provide you with more effective customer service, to improve the Site and any related F1 Computing products or services, and to make the Site easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing the Site to your particular preference or interests. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in your interactions with F1 Computing, information collected by F1comp.co.uk may be combined with information collected by other F1 Computing services.

We may use your personal information to provide you with important information about the product or service that you are using, including critical updates and notifications. Additionally, with your permission, we may send you information about other F1 Computing products and services, and/or share information with F1 Computing partners so they may send you information about their products and services.

In some limited-entry sections of F1comp.co.uk, with your approval, we will combine site-visitation data with your personal information in order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and won't merge your personal information with site-visitation data.

When you sign up for a newsletter or agree to receive promotional e-mail, F1comp.co.uk may use customized links or similar technologies to track e-mail links that you click. We may associate that information with your personal information in order to provide you more focused e-mail communications or purchase information. Each e-mail communication includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication.

Some services on F1comp.co.uk offer individuals the ability to publicly display certain personal information, such as for a F1 Computing partner who wishes to publish contact information as part of offering a business service. Participation in such services is always optional.

F1 Computing may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on F1 Computing or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of F1 Computing and our family of Web sites; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of F1 Computing employees or agents, users of F1 Computing products or services, or members of the public.

Personal information collected on the Site may be stored and processed in the European Union.

Control of your Personal Information

 As described below in the next section, you can access your personal information and make choices about how you wish to be contacted.

Please be aware that this privacy statement and any choices you make on the Site will not necessarily apply to personal information you may have provided to F1 Computing in the context of other, separately operated, F1 Computing products or services.

F1comp.co.uk may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service or security issues related to a product or service you requested, or confirming you requested a product or service.

Access to your Personal Information

You can review and edit the personal information and contact preferences you provided at this Site contacting F1, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. UK time.

Security of your Personal Information

F1 Computing is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. Additionally, when we transmit sensitive personal information over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Protection of Children's Personal Information

F1comp.co.uk is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies on this Site to ensure the integrity of the registration process and to personalize the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site's features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other Web sites you visit.

Enforcement of this Privacy Statement

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact us by emailing enquiries@f1comp.co.uk

Changes to this Statement

We may occasionally update this privacy statement. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

Contact Information

F1 Computing welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement. If you believe that F1 Computing has not adhered to this privacy statement, please contact us electronically or via postal mail at the address provided below, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

F1comp.co.uk privacy

F1 Computing Ltd
3 Kelso Place
Sales and General Enquiries - Bath Office:
Tel: Free phone 0800 169 1890 or +44 (0)1225 336096
Fax: +44 (0)1225 444728

Postal address
3 Kelso Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AU, England
London Office
Tel: 0800 169 1890
Fax: +44 (0)1225 444728

Postal address
Valiant House, 4-10 Heneage Lane, London, EC3A 5DQ, England
@ F1 Computing Systems Ltd 2009