Privacy Policy

We take privacy seriously

Thrive OwnHome Ltd is registered company (reg no. 10471254) and is a subsidiary of Thrive Homes Ltd. Thrive OwnHome Limited operates the www.own-home.org.uk website, which provides advertorial and general information on shared ownership and our properties for sale.

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies about the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information for anyone using our website www.own-home.org.uk
If you choose to use our website, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the website. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use
We collect information for marketing purposes providing you either sign up to register your interest in our new homes or to receive general news and information on Thrive OwnHome as an organisation on an enquiry form within our website. We will ask you to provide your name, contact number, email address to be either used against a property site you are interested in or to sign up to receive news and information about Thrive OwnHome as an organisation.

By completing the form with your contact details you are asking to be contacted with information regarding a property site you have expressed interest in or with information and news about Thrive OwnHome as an organisation. This form used to collect the information you provide goes directly to our partner Mail Chimp who manage our email marketing communications.

Cookies
Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • make our website work as you’d expect
  • remember your settings during and between visits
  • improve the speed/security of the site
  • continuously improve our website for you
  • make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do).

We do not use cookies to:

  • collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • pass data to advertising networks
  • pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • pay sales commissions.

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below:

Our own cookies
We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • remembering your search settings.

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

  • Google – Privacy Policy

Disabling these cookies is likely to break the functions offered by these third parties.

Visitor Statistics Cookies
We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our website and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software

Granting us permission to use cookies
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

Service Providers
We employ a third-party company, Mail Chimp, for the following reasons:

  • To send you emails relating to the specific property scheme you express an interest in
  • To send you news and information relating to Thrive OwnHome as an organisation
  • To assist us in analysing how our website is used.

Mail Chimp holds your personal information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. Mail Chimp has in place its own Privacy Policy and is obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Security
We value your trust in providing us your personal information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites
Our website may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

Data Controller
Thrive Homes
Building 3 Croxley Park
Watford
WD18 8YG

Tel: 0800 917 6077
enquiries@thrivehomes.org.uk