Terms & Conditions
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that this website and its content is current and free from errors (both typographical and factual), Prima Group does not guarantee the accuracy, validity or completeness of the content.
Where the Prima Group website contains guidance and notes on certain aspects of law as they might affect the average person, they are intended as general information only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. It should not be relied on as the basis for any decision or legal action. Prima Group takes every reasonable step to ensure the accuracy and reliability of information published on the website, but cannot accept liability for any loss suffered due to reliance on the contents of it.
To the extent permitted by applicable laws, no liability is accepted for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damage to any user (whether arising in contract, tort including negligence or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or these Terms except for personal injury or death of any person caused by negligence or for fraud.
Furthermore, Prima Group accept no responsibility for, and makes no guarantees that, functions contained at this site will not be interrupted or error free.
Third Party Websites
Prima Group is not responsible for the contents or reliability of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages. We accept no responsibility or liability for any losses or penalties whatsoever that might be incurred as a result of linking to any location on any linked sites or pages.
If you feel you need to comment on the information on the web site, please contact us.
Linking to the Prima Group website
You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The primagroup.org pages must load into the user’s entire window.
We also strongly object to the use of our images by directly placing image links on your site. This steals our bandwidth as well as infringing copyright. Cross site referencing of such resources may only be deployed with the permission of Prima Group.
Information Provided by You
You agree not to submit to Prima Group (whether via this site or by any other means) any materials which libel, defame, invade privacy, or are obscene, pornographic or harassing; infringe any intellectual property rights, including copyrights, of any third party; violate any law or regulation or advocate illegal activity.
Choice of Law
The terms and conditions are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
Prima Group reserves the right to add, modify, change or withdraw any portion of this website and its services, including these terms and conditions in whole or in part at any time without prior notice.
Visitors to our website and use of transactional elements (e.g. using our online forms for submitting information such as complaints, requests, etc.) and compliance with data protection law
Visitors to our websites
When someone visits www.primagroup.org we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting.
We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
What personal information about website users does Prima Group gather?
The information we have about our website users helps us improve our service to you. Here are the types of information we gather.
Information you give us: You have the ability to ‘Report antisocial behaviour’ and ‘Report a Repair’ through the Prima Group website amongst other general comment/ feedback options facilitated by online forms.
The information for both primary areas of the website referred above notifies Prima Group via email and is passed to and processed by the relevant staff accordingly. This information is not given or sold to any third-party vendor.
Does Prima Group share the information it receives?
Information about our site users is an important part of our business, and we do not sell it to others. We share website user information only within Prima Group amongst its housing organisations to ensure the relevant people are dealing with specific issue(s) raised.
With your consent – Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
In compliance with the updated Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 (in response to the EU Privacy directive) we present details of the cookies we use and options for not allowing cookies during your online navigational activities at www.primagroup.org
On using the Prima Group site the landing page you initially arrive at will have a bottom coloured bar which will ask your permission to allow cookies to be used. If you do not allow cookies and continue to navigate around the site, then selected functions of the site may not work.
The cookies listed below cannot be disabled, as each of them is needed for the functionality of the Prima Group website:
Cookie Name | Cookie Information
sifrFetch | This cookie is used to display the flash text font on each of the Prima Group web pages. This cookie does not share any information with a third party.
ASP.Net Sessions/ASP.NET_SessionId/ASPSESSIONID[XXXXXXXX] | ASP.NET sessions store information within a cookie for the functionality of the website. For example, when completing the contact form, Prima Group uses a session to store the information from one step to the next. Sessions are deleted when the browser is closed. This cookie does not share any information with a third party.
RegionCookie | This cookie is used by Prima Group to save the region, in which the user chooses. This cookie does not share any information with third parties and expires after 1000 days.
Third Party Cookies
Each of the third-party cookies that are used on the website can be disabled, more information on this can be found on their websites.
Cookie Name | Cookie Information
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Twitter | The cookie produced by Twitter, allows the Prima Group Twitter feeds to display around the website. For more information please see http://twitter.com/privacy
Met Office | This cookie displays the Met office application that displays the weather forecast. For more information please see http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/legal/privacy
Many browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you are using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari you should be able to configure your browser to restrict or block cookies, or you may wish to delete them, by going to your browsers settings. Below are short instructions for how to do this in the four most popular browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Click the ‘Tools’ icon in the top right hand corner and select ‘Internet options’. In the pop up window select the ‘Privacy’ tab. From here you can adjust your cookie settings.
Click the spanner in the top right hand corner and select ‘Settings’. From here select ‘Under the hood’ and change the settings under ‘Privacy’.
From the drop-down menu in the top left hand corner select ‘Options’. In the pop up window select the ‘Privacy’ tab. From here you can adjust your cookie settings.
From the settings drop down menu in the top right hand corner select ‘Preferences’. Select the ‘Security’ tab and from here you can adjust your cookie settings.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.
The search engine on our website is designed to be as powerful and easy to use.
The search used on the Prima Group website does not use a cookie. A query string is used to store the search terms in the URL, which are then used to perform the search and produce the results.
People who make a complaint to us
When we receive a complaint online from a person we make up a file on an internal database containing the details of the complaint. This normally contains the identity of the complainant and any other individuals involved in the complaint.
We will only use the personal information we collect to process the complaint and to check on the level of service we provide. We do compile and publish statistics showing information like the number of complaints we receive, but not in a form which identifies anyone.
We will keep personal information contained in complaint files in line with our retention policy.
Similarly, where enquiries are submitted to us we will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the enquiry and any subsequent issues and to check on the level of service we provide.
People who use Prima Group services
The Prima Group website offers various services to the public. Details (names, addresses, etc.) of our tenants are maintained on a central database (QL) and individual requests submitted through the website containing information which require any changes to the database will be dealt with in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant regulations. This may include complaints, requests to not receive publications, etc.
We have to hold the details of the people who have requested the service in order to provide it. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have requested a publication to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they received.
Job applicants, current and former Prima Group employees
When individuals apply to work at Prima Group, we will only use the information they supply to us to process their application and to monitor recruitment statistics. Where we want to disclose information to a third party, for example where we want to take up a reference or obtain a ‘disclosure’ from the Criminal Records Bureau we will not do so without informing them beforehand unless the disclosure is required by law.
Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be held for six months after the recruitment exercise has been completed, it will then be destroyed or deleted. We retain de-personalised statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities, but no individuals are identifiable from that data.
Once a person has taken up employment with Prima Group, we will compile a file relating to their employment. The information contained in this will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person’s employment. Once their employment with Prima Group has ended, we will retain the file in accordance with the requirements of our retention schedule and then delete it.
Complaints or queries
Prima Group tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Prima Group’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the Business Assurance and Quality Manager at the address below.
Access to personal data
Prima Group tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal data. You can find out if we hold any personal data about you by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold personal data about you we will, subject to the Data Protection Act 1998, be able to confirm this, provide you with a description of it, provide you with a copy of the information in an intelligible form and answer further questions you may have about it
To make a request to Prima Group for any personal data we may hold you need to put the request in writing addressing it to our Business Assurance and Quality Manager at the address provided below.
If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone, which may speed the process up.
If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by, once again, contacting the Business Assurance and Quality Manager.
Disclosure of personal information
In many circumstances, we will not disclose personal data without consent. However, when we investigate a complaint, for example, we may need to share personal information with the organisation concerned and with other relevant bodies.
Links to other websites external to Prima Group
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
Terms and Conditions
Please see the Terms and Conditions of usage for our website and our expectations from users.
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated in May 2017.
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