Privacy Policy

Hughes Health & Safety has established this Privacy Policy (Last Updated, August 2011) to explain how it protects and manages the personal information that it collects from you (the customer) online.

1. Consent for Collection, Use and Disclosure
Your use of the The Hughes Health & Safety site and/or your registration for Hughes Health & Safety products and services constitute your consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Hughes Health & Safety site.
Hughes Health & Safety may occasionally update this Privacy Policy.  When it does, Hughes Health & Safety will also revise the “last update” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.  In addition, Hughes Health & Safety will seek a customer’s prior consent, by email, for any new uses or proposed disclosures of information collected from the customer prior to the change. Hughes Health & Safety will notify customers by email of changes to this policy that will affect information collected from them in the future.  In certain circumstances, however, Hughes Health & Safety will not inform and obtain the consent of the customer, such as in connection with an investigation of a breach of an agreement, contravention of laws, an emergency where the life, health or security of an individual is threatened, the collection of a debt or in compliance with the request of a law enforcement agency or a court order.
A customer may withdraw his or her consent for collection, use and disclosure at any time by sending an email to  Please note that, if you do, Hughes Health & Safety may suspend its provision of products and services to you.  When you unsubscribe, if you fall within the guarantee period for any Hughes Health & Safety product and you request a refund, the guarantee will be honoured.

2. Accountability
Hughes Health & Safety collects, at the time of your registration and your sign-on to its web site, certain “personal information” (information that personally identifies you) including but not limited to your name, email address, home or work address, telephone number, and information about your computer hardware and software (e.g., IP address, operating system, browser type, domain name, URL, access times, and referring web site addresses).
Hughes Health & Safety has implemented this Privacy Policy to protect personal information received from its customers, and to respond to any inquiries.  The Privacy Policy also provides that Hughes Health & Safety will use appropriate contractual means to establish a comparable level of protection for personal information which is sent for processing by third parties on Hughes Health & Safety’s behalf.
Hughes Health & Safety has designated responsibility for your personal information to its Privacy Officer, who ensures compliance with the principles in this Privacy Policy.  Other Hughes Health & Safety individuals may be delegated to act on behalf of the Privacy Officer.

3. Purposes for Collecting Personal Information
Hughes Health & Safety collects and uses personal information for the following Identified Purposes:
(a)  to understand customer needs regarding Hughes Health & Safety’s services;
(b) to develop and provide our web site and our products and services for our customers;
(c)   to fulfill your requests for products, services or information;
(d) to communicate with customers and site visitors, when necessary, and to inform customers of upgrades, as well as of other products and services available from Hughes Health & Safety, its affiliates and third parties;
(e) to allow customers to access limited-entry areas of Hughes Health & Safety’s site;
(f) to personalize some of our services and products for you and to deliver targeted advertisements and offers from Hughes Health & Safety and third parties;
(g) to bill accounts and maintain payment records;
(h) to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request;
(i) to respond to a legitimate claim, or to address our reasonable belief, that you are violating the rights of any third party or any of the agreements or policies that govern your use of the Hughes Health & Safety site or any Hughes Health & Safety product or service;
(j) to protect the services, products or rights of Hughes Health & Safety, including but not limited to the security or integrity of the Hughes Health & Safety site; and
(k) to identify and resolve technical problems concerning Hughes Health & Safety’s site, products and services.

Hughes Health & Safety also uses personal information in an aggregate form (i.e., not individually attributable to you) for its business analysis, operational, marketing and other promotional purposes.
If we hire other companies to provide some products or services on our behalf, then we will only provide those companies the personal information they need for the Identified Purposes, and we will limit their rights to use and further disclose your personal information as appropriate in the course of their work for us.

4. Limiting the Collection of Personal Information
Hughes Health & Safety limits its collection of personal information to only that information which is necessary for the Identified Purposes.  Hughes Health & Safety does not direct its site to, nor does it knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen.

When you visit the Hughes Health & Safety web site, a cookie may be placed on your computer or the cookie may be read if you have visited the Hughes Health & Safety site previously. Hughes Health & Safety uses cookies to allow Hughes Health & Safety to determine which products and services you have already purchased so that Hughes Health & Safety does not provide redundant information to you, and, if you are an Hughes Health & Safety affiliate, to track Hughes Health & Safety sales made to customers referred by you so that you can receive compensation under our affiliate program.  If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the Hughes Health & Safety web site, you may not be able to view all the text on the screens, or to experience a personalised visit, or to subscribe to certain service and product offerings on the Hughes Health & Safety site.

5. Disclosure, Processing and Retention
Hughes Health & Safety does not sell, rent or disclose your personal information to anyone else, except:
(a) to someone you have designated to act as your agent, for one or more of the Identified Purposes (listed in Section 2, above);
(b) to Hughes Health & Safety’s employees, independent contractors, subsidiaries, affiliates, consultants, business associates, service providers, suppliers and agents, acting on Hughes Health & Safety’s behalf for any of the Identified Purposes;
(c)  as necessary if Hughes Health & Safety has reason to believe that disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with Hughes Health & Safety’s rights or property, other users of Hughes Health & Safety’s web site, products or services, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities; and
(d) to respond to judicial process and provide information to law enforcement agencies or in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, as permitted by law, or otherwise as required by law.
In addition, as we continue to develop our business, we or our affiliates may sell or buy other businesses or entities, or we may merge with another company.  In such transactions, personal information may be one of the transferred business assets.  Also, in the event that Hughes Health & Safety or substantially all of its assets are acquired, your personal information may be one of the transferred assets.

Your information may be stored and processed in the United States, or in any other country in which Hughes Health & Safety or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities.  By using this web site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.

After your account becomes inactive (that is, if you request to be removed from our database), Hughes Health & Safety will keep your personal information in its archives.  Your information will then be used only as necessary for tax reasons or to prove Hughes Health & Safety’s compliance with any applicable law.

6. Accuracy of Personal Information
Hughes Health & Safety will use reasonable efforts to keep customer personal information accurate for the Identified Purposes, and for minimizing the possibility of making inappropriate customer decisions based on such information.  Customers are responsible for informing Hughes Health & Safety about changes to their personal information.  You can do this by calling 08445040763  or sending an email to Hughes Health & Safety will use new or updated personal information it receives from customers to update its own records.

7. Security Safeguards
Hughes Health & Safety will use reasonable efforts to protect customers’ personal information.

8. Access to Personal Information
Hughes Health & Safety will afford you a reasonable opportunity to review the personal information in your file, if you so request by calling 08445040763 or writing to:
Hughes Health & Safety
1 Hanover Crescent
Bangor Co. Down
Bt19 7NX
Northern Ireland

… or upon request to the Privacy Officer at