Major & Aspinall

Privacy Policy

Who manages this website?

This website is managed by Major & Aspinall. Major & Aspinall will be the 'data controller' under the Data Protection Act 1998 for any personal data you enter. This privacy policy explains what personal data we may collect from you and the purposes for which it will be used.

Changes to this policy

This privacy policy will change from time to time as we develop the range of services on the website. When this privacy policy changes, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties. You should always check the privacy policy before using this site, even if you have visited it in the past. This ensures that you will be aware of any changes. Changes to our privacy policy do not affect information we already hold about you. This statement was last updated on 3 February 2006.

The Data Protection Act

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

What information do we collect?

Depending on which site facilities you use, we collect several different types of information:

  • Website usage information - see below.
  • Information that you provide for specific purposes eg contact information.

Website usage information

We collect website usage information to help us:

  • assess the effectiveness of marketing campaigns
  • improve the usage of the website
  • improve the design of the website and make it more usable for you

We collect website usage from a number of sources:

  • Our web server
  • URLs passed to us when you enter our site.
  • "Tags" placed in web pages that run a small piece of javascript (sometimes also a java applet) on your machine and send information to us or our contract partners (see below for more on javascript and java applets).
  • A selection of Search Engine Companies.

In all cases, website usage information excludes any information that can be traced back to you, so is non-personal in the meaning of the Data Protection Act.

IP Addressses

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


Cookies are small files that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. A cookie often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies do not damage your computer. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser to either accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.


We use javascript, a simple web scripting language, for interaction with users. We also employ it to collect anonymous web usage information for the purposes described above. Javascript can be used to launch java applets. Java applets

We may use java applets, which are small programs, to collect anonymous web usage information for the purposes described above. You can disable this technology by turning off java support in your browser, with no ill effect on your use of the website.

Information collected from our website via any of the mechanisms described above is used solely for the purposes of improving the quality of the website and reporting general statistical information. None of the information above can be related to an individual user of the website.

Linking to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. None of the personal information described above is passed to any of these organisations.