Privacy Policy

Who we are

At Hoopaugh Grading Company, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our website. We want to specifically assure visitors that we are not in the business of selling, renting, or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes – we’re just in the business of construction. This document is meant to further support our belief in your privacy and to disclose to you all the ways we try to grow our business while ensuring you’re protected.

Types of data we collect

Website Cookies

Our website use cookies to collect information.  This includes information about browsing and purchasing behaviors by people who access our website.  This includes information about pages viewed, products purchased and the customer journey around our websites. We do this so we can track our successes in helping you to find the solutions you’re looking for in a quick and efficient manner as well as to make sure our efforts in creating content and products as a small business make sense for our customers and potential customers.

What are cookies?

Like most websites, Hoopaugh Grading Company’s website uses cookies to collect information.  Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smart phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse this website.  They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our websites.  Cookies are essential for the effective operation of our websites and to help you shop with us online.  They are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to you, both on our websites and elsewhere.

Information collected

Some cookies collect information about browsing and purchasing behaviour when you access this website via the same computer or device.  This includes information about pages viewed, products purchased and your journey around a website.  We do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details.  Hoopaugh Grading Company can use cookies to monitor your browsing and purchasing behavior.

How are cookies managed?

The cookies stored on your computer or other device when you access our website are designed by third parties who participate with us in marketing programs.

What are cookies used for?

The main purposes for which cookies are used are: -

1. For technical purposes essential to effective operation of our website, particularly in relation to site navigation.

2. For Hoopaugh Grading Company to market to you, particularly web banner advertisements and targeted updates.

3. To enable Hoopaugh Grading Company to collect information about your browsing patterns, including to monitor the success of campaigns, competitions etc.

4. To verify Hoopaugh Grading Company’s paid marketing efforts on third party sites like Facebook, Google, Instagram, and Pinterest are worthwhile and effective.

How do I disable cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.   Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out here.

What happens if I disable cookies?

This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.

Google Analytics

When someone visits www.hoopaughgradingcompany.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don't rent or trade email lists with other organizations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Angie Giddens at angieg@hoopaughgrading.com.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This policy was updated February 2019 and is reviewed on an annual basis or as new services are added to our website.