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Sterling Silver Bead Chains

Sterling Silver Ball / Bead Chains

With a wealth of knowledge and an enduring obsession to high quality, The Chain Hut is the best place to buy Sterling Silver Chains. As one of the most iconic, recognised and classic styles of chain our Sterling Silver Ball Bead chains are made with evenly shaped spherical links varying in: link thickness, lengths and colours, to provide you with the choice to match your individual style. Our range of chain lengths start from shorter 14 and 16" Inches, to standard 18, 20, 22 and 24" Inches and longer 26", 28" and 30" Inch lengths for Women and Men so you can stylishly attach that sentimental pendant to enhance its look, layer with other necklaces or simply wear alone. Our varying types of Ball Bead link thicknesses range from fine 1.2mm links, middle of the road 1.5mm links and wider 2mm beaded links. Whilst all of our Bead Ball link chains are finished with a brilliant jeweller's polish and are smooth & silky to touch, our diamond cut link option modifies the links with flat facets to catch the light and create flashes of bright sparkle like a disco ball. For extra luxury our Sterling Silver Ball Bead chain necklaces are also available with an enduring 1 micron plate of 9ct Yellow or Rose Gold - perfect to match existing watches or jewellery and lovingly packaged in our signature gift box as standard. Learn more about our quality standards here. 

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“Conditions” means these terms and conditions;
“Contract” means the contract incorporating these conditions which is formed when you place an order and we confirm acceptance of such order;
“International” means countries other than the United Kingdom;
“Order” means an order placed by You through this Website for one or more Products;
“Personal Information” means all and any information provided by You in an Order or when registering on any part of this Website to include without limit your name, address and card details;
“Product” means any product advertised on this Website;
“UK” means England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man
“We/Us/Our” means Ventura Commercial Ltd of 101b Melton Road Leicester LE4 6PN, England registered in England and Wales with Registered Number 636095;
“V C Ltd” means Ventura Commercial Ltd;
“Website” means www.thechainhut.co.uk which is operated and owned by Us;
“You/Your” means a user of this Website.
These terms and conditions apply to the use of this website. By accessing and placing an order from this website you agree to be bound by the terms set out below. All contracts formed between ourselves (Us and You) shall be governed by English Law and any disputes arising in relation to this website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
This website is owned and operated by Ventura Commercial Ltd (also referred to as V C Ltd, The Chain Hut, We, Us, Our)
We kindly advise you to read these terms and conditions prior to making a purchase.
WEBSITE CONTENT & AMENDMENTS We make every effort to ensure our website provides as accurate information as possible on product prices advertised, descriptions and our services. Orders will only be accepted should no material errors occur. We take no responsibility for colours of products not matching the colours displayed on your viewing device as this will vary depending entirely on the reproduction, performance and screen resolution of your device. At any time we may be required to make changes to the website without notice or warning, including: Changes to these terms and conditions; changes to promotional offers and discounts; amendments to content and product information and temporary or permanent withdrawal of the website. PRICING All prices throughout this website are quoted in £ GBP Pounds Sterling and are applicable exclusively to goods purchased on this website. Where products will be put on Sale, the original price will have applied either on our website or elsewhere within the company at least twenty eight consecutive days in the last six months. Whilst we endeavour to ensure all prices are correct at time of publication, we reserve the right to reject or cancel an order should there have been a material error in the price advertised at time of the order being placed. PLACING YOUR ORDER Soon as you have placed your order and completed payment, we will send an email notification containing details of your order. This confirmation does not act as acceptance of your order as this is subject to the following: stock availability and delivery, correct pricing, fraud and identity checks and payment being authorised. Subject to these criteria, your order shall be approved and despatched along with an email confirmation to notify this. It is at this point that a contract will exist between us under these terms and conditions. DUE DILLIGENCE For the mutual protection and safety of using this website we carry out identification checks on all orders to validate the details supplied within your order. This is to prevent against fraudulent credit/debit card activity and to promote a secure shopping experience. When conducting checks, we use publicly available records such as the Electoral Roll and may elect third party services to perform checks on our behalf. Should we suspect fraudulent activity we may need to contact you to verify your information. If we are unable to approve your order due to these identification checks not passing we reserve the right to refuse your order and cancel any pending payments. PAYMENT Our method of accepting full payment of your order on this website is through Sagepay who is a secure third party payments processing provider. There is no expense applicable to you to use this service. For further information including the Sagepay User Agreement please visit https://www.sagepay.co.uk/support/online-shopper-support DELIVERY We deliver to UK and Northern Ireland addresses only. Where the delivery address differs from the billing address, we’re obliged to deliver to the address on an item, and not the name. So there can be situations when the Royal Mail deliver items to your address which aren't in your name, but not the other way round. At the time of placing an order you will be advised on an estimated delivery lead time. Every effort is made to meet this delivery time although on rare occasions and in circumstances beyond our control we may be unable to deliver your order within the advertised timeframe. In the event that this occurs we will notify you of the delay and provide a revised delivery estimate. The only exception to this is if Next Day Delivery has been paid and we have failed to meet the promised delivery date. Where a delivery time is quoted in days, this refers to ‘working days’ defined as Monday to Friday and excludes public bank holidays when ordering before 2pm. If you decide to return your order for a refund, any delivery charges paid will only be reimbursed if the item/s have been misrepresented by us or is damaged or faulty. RETURNS & EXCHANGES We guarantee that all of our products are manufactured to the highest quality standards in the industry and worldwide, and certain that you will be pleased with your purchase. Nevertheless, on the rare occasion that you are not satisfied we will be more than happy to offer a refund or an exchange (subject to availability). Simply return the unworn item to us in its original packaging and with relevant purchase receipts within 30 days of receipt. Please note that in the interests of hygiene we are unable to accept refunds and exchanges on earrings and pierced jewellery. This does not affect you statutory rights. Please be advised that if you have your item/s altered, repaired, or adjusted privately by an individual or commercially by another company, then this will invalidate your right to receive a refund or exchange. To maintain eligibility on this policy all work must be carried out by V C Ltd or an approved third party company working on behalf of V C Ltd. UNDELIVERABLE OR INCOMPLETE ADDRESSES In the circumstance that an order package dispatched from us to the Royal Mail is deemed undeliverable by the Royal Mail owing to: an addressee at the provided address gone away, address being incomplete, address inaccessible by post persons, addressee unknown at the address, refused at the address, or the address being non-existant we will provide a refund amount deducting the postage amount paid. Should the postage have been free owing to an offer provided, we reserve the right to deduct the amount of the postage paid as had would have normally been paid for orders not falling into such an offer. These amounts are namely: First Class Post: £1.95, First Class Recorded Post £3.95, Special Delivery: £9.95. Buyers who are unsure of their address, may use the Royal Mail form as additional guidance here: https://www.royalmail.com/find-a-postcode or contact us directly for further guidance here before placing an order: https://thechainhut.co.uk/contact CUSTOM JEWELERY ORDERS We are unable to offer exchanges or refunds on bespoke items or special orders. This means that we cannot provide refunds or exchanges on items that have been specially made to order for you, items that have been altered or personalised in anyway, and products that are not normally stocked by us but have been ordered specially at your request. Bespoke or special ordered products may only be returned if the goods are found to be faulty or supplied in error. This does not affect your statutory rights. COPYRIGHT & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY All website content including images and text, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights available when using this website shall remain the property of V C Ltd or its suppliers. Permission is only given to all purchasers to electronically copy and print sections of this website for personal non-commercial use only and for the sole purpose of using this website. Any other use, without the written permission of V C Ltd, is strictly prohibited.

Privacy Policy

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This privacy policy is for this website www.thechainhut.co.uk and served by V C Ltd and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
This privacy was last updated on 20th May 2018.
CONTENT OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY:

THE WEBSITE This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website fully complies with all UK national laws and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 April 2016 . In general this law relates to the processing of personal data and its privacy and protection. LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR DATA When purchasing from our store it is necessary to obtain, process and retain your that data so that we can fulfil our obligation for the performance of our contract to your as our customer. This means using your details to deliver the product to your delivery address, verify your billing or delivery address for the purposes of preventing fraudulent transactions, meeting obligations for tax purposes. This is in compliance with Article 6 of the GDPR relating to Lawfulness of Processing including but not limited to section (1)(b)“Processing shall be lawful only if… processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract”. At The Chain Hut this means when you make a purchase through our website, or over the telephone and provide us personal details as mentioned in “DATA COLLECTED BY US AND HOW WE USE IT”. Under section (1) (a) of the GDPR we may also contact you through our e-newsletter to send information about our latest offers and new products, even you are not a customer who has purchased when you decide to sign up to our newsletter mailing list. This adheres to section (1) (a) of the GDPR which acknowledges a legal basis occurs when an “..individual has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose.” However, we will not distribute any e-newsletters to your e-mail address if you have not actively opted in. Further information regarding our e-newsletters can be found below under “EMAIL NEWSLETTER” DATA COLLECTION, USAGE, STORAGE: We’ll usually request data from you on our website strictly for the purpose of placing an order or subscribing to our e-newsletter. Such data is requested and obtained on the following pages of our website when filling out certain form fields and clicking either the ‘Save’ ‘Submit’ or ‘Next Step buttons’:

  • Checkout Page
  • Contact Us Page

You may however, decide to create an account voluntarily with us and provide your data to make future checkout quicker.

  • Customer Registration page
  • Customer Dashboard if creating an account

Some of this information is what’s known as personal identifiable information, in other words any information which can be used to identify an individual. This is important because the GDPR regulation ensures that all companies respect the rights of EU Citizens in respect of personal identifiable information. Below is a summary of each of the personal identifiable information requested on our website, and when collected how this is used (though it may be requested when placing an order over the telephone): Delivery Address A name of a person/persons and/or company, an address including post code, post town, city and country. Printed upon an order invoice packed with your order, printed upon a shipping label to deliver your goods to this address. Passed onto Sagepay to verify, authorise and legitimise payment by match details to that of the card used to purchase and to prevent fraudulent purchases through a fraud scan. Billing Address A name of a person/persons and/or company for whom is registered as the cardholder, an address including post code, post town, city and country. Printed upon an order invoice packed with your order and passed onto Sagepay to verify, authorise and legitimise payment by match details to that of the card used for a purchase and to prevent fraudulent purchases through a fraud scan. Telephone Number Used to contact you in case of any issues in delivery or payment, or provided to the Royal Mail to provide updates on the status of your package. Passed onto Sagepay to verify, authorise and legitimise payment by match details to that of the card used to purchase and to prevent fraudulent purchases through a fraud scan. E-mail Address When provided to us used to contact you in case of any issues in delivery or payment, reply to any queries or passed onto the Royal Mail to provide you with updates on the status of your package. Passed onto Sagepay to verify, authorise and legitimise payment by match details to that of the card used to purchase and to prevent fraudulent purchases through a fraud scan. Other Data we collect that are not directly entered by yourself: IP Address An IP address is collected to prevent or identify fraudulent, harmful or illegal activities against this website. In case of fraud an IP Address may be passed onto our merchant bank, Elavon or Sagepay who have a legal right to such data explicitly in respect of fraudulent payments if requested. We may also provide such data in rare circumstances if required by governmental agencies such as Action Fraud upon their request.

In the event that you abandon your checkout page and have not fully completed payment, but have still entered personal information in any form fields on the checkout page or customer account page, we will still hold this data in case you return to shop with us. However, in such a scenario we will never contact you using these details or pass any of this information on to third parties. When you enter any data into our checkout page but do not complete the checkout process your IP Address is still collected as explained for purposes above.

The data collected above may also be used in order for us to carry out certain services, such as: responding to general enquiries, a past purchase, a pending purchase, or for the making of a purchase.

Unless you’ve given us express consent, we’ll never use your personal information for marketing activities or newsletters.

All personal details, as mentioned above are held securely and V C Ltd agree to take all necessary steps to ensure the security and safety of such information to prevent unauthorised access or use. Your personal details will be held securely and protected to ensure it will not be used inappropriately, accidentally shared, used, accessed or lost and will not be passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website outside of the mentioned purposes in this privacy policy. In the unlikely event that a breach occurs that affects your personal information V C Ltd agree to inform you within 72 hours of such a breach, where feasible. A Breach of personal data may include: access by unauthorised third parties, sending such data to the wrong recipient, computers that have been stolen or lost that contain such information digitally.

In the unlikely event that a breach has occurred V C Ltd will also inform the Information Commissioners Officers (ICO) within 72 hours who are responsible for Data Protection in the UK.

More information about the ICO is available here: https://ico.org.uk/ PERSONAL INFORMATION PASSED ON TO THIRD PARTIES Sagepay Personal information as identified under “DATA HELD BY US ABOUT YOU” will be securely passed on to Sagepay only in the event that visitor clicks on Continue to Sagepay, to complete a purchase for the order that is placed on this site. Whether that purchase from Sagepay’s website is then completed fully or abandoned on the Sagepay site does not prevent data from being passed on. Any information that is passed on to Sagepay is strictly for the purposes for the payment of that order and this process which transfers the data from our website to Sagepay’s is done so securely with an encrypted method.

The following information is passed on from this website site to Sagepay only when clicking on “Continue to Sagepay” on the checkout page and not before:

Full Name, Delivery Address, Billing Address, Telephone Number, E-mail Address, Order Items, Order Quantity, Order Item Value, Type of Postage Service Chosen, Postage Value.

When completing and using Sagepay’s secure payment form, Sagepay have their own privacy policy and are therefore responsible for any information entered on their site. Therefore, before continuing to Sagepay from our site please ensure to learn more about how Sagepay use the data on their secure form:

https://www.sagepay.co.uk/policies
https://www.sagepay.co.uk/support/online-shoppers/about-sage-pay
https://www.sagepay.co.uk/support/online-shopper-support
https://www.sagepay.co.uk/policies/privacy-policy
https://www.sagepay.co.uk/policies/terms-of-use
https://www.sagepay.co.uk/policies/cookies
Royal Mail In the event that the address provided may appear to be unclear, misspelled, grammatically incorrect or improperly formatted in a way that is preferred by the Royal Mail we may choose to verify your address. Verification is carried out by a simple procedure: entering your postcode into the Royal Mail form database and browsing through the list of addresses provided to verify its existence. No names. Telephone numbers or other data are entered into this form and this form is available for use to all members of the public here: https://www.royalmail.com/find-a-postcode .

For more information regarding Royal Mail’s privacy policy relating to the use of this form on their website please click here: https://www.royalmail.com/privacy-policy . If you do not wish for us to do this when processing your order please contact us before completing payment of your order you can click here to contact us by telephone, e-mail, or write to us here https://thechainhut.co.uk/contact.

If you have already placed an order with us, the Royal Mail will be provided with your delivery address details as labelled on the package in order for them to deliver your order to you. Any telephone number and or e-mail address provided to us on the checkout page, over the telephone, or through your customer account page, may also be passed onto the Royal Mail specifically for the purpose that you may be informed about delivery status update of your order via SMS or e-mail and NOT marketing purposes. However, these are only for specific delivery services: Royal Mail Special Delivery, Royal Mail Tracked 24, Royal Mail Tracked 48, Royal Mail Tracked 24 with Signature, Royal Mail Tracked 48 with Signature – usually provided for purchases included in our free delivery option. If you are unsure regarding whether this is included in your opted service or do not wish this information to be passed on please contact us here: https://thechainhut.co.uk/contact before placing an order with us or immediately after (within 20minutes). Mail Chimp We may use Mailchimp when sending out our e-newsletters. Mailchimp is a subscription software that processes an e-mail address to enable us to send our e-newsletters safely and securely, and also makes it more efficient for us to handle any requests to unsubscribe faster and more efficiently than we would otherwise be able to do so. Mailchimp operate from outside the EU in the United States, and hold a certified level of compliance to a strict level as required by the EU – namely the Privacy Shield which ensures personal data received by Mail chimp is always in accordance with the Privacy Shield framework’s applicable principles. Mail Chimp is a registered Trademark and is owned and operated by The Rocket Science Group. Details about their Privacy Sheild Certification can be found here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active

Personal data that we use when sending out e-newsletters only include the e-mail address that you provide us and nothing else.

Mailchimp provide an option to include data obtained from e-newsletters sent to our subscribers for Data Science Projects, however we have expressly opted out and any data we provide them is not included for such uses as we respect with utmost importance your privacy. More can be read here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ Add This Google Google Privacy Policy https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=uk Google Analytics https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en EMAIL NEWSLETTER How to subscribe to our e-newsletter This website operates an email newsletter program (also referred to as e-newsletter), used to inform subscribers about the latest news, products, services or offers supplied by this website. The online process to subscribe and be a part of our e-newsletter program is activated by providing an e-mail address by the following methods: (1) in the footer link on this website and clicking ‘Submit’ (2) in a pop-up that appears upon any of our webpages and clicking ‘Submit’ (3) if a customer account has been created, navigating to the Newsletter section in the customer dashboard and marking the check box to opt in (4) at the checkout page when making a purchase marking the check box to opt in.

By submitting your e-mail address in any of the above methods, you may be required to check your e-mail provider inbox and click on a confirmation link.

At the point of submitting an e-mail address to this site, visitors who subscribe to our e-newsletter program agree that they are the owners of that e-mail address or have the express permission of the owner of that e-mail address and therefore also provide their consent to be a part of our e-newsletter. How we will use your e-mail address By providing your e-mail address as above, you agree to V C Ltd communicating to you by e-mail for the purpose of our e-newsletter which contains the latest news, offers, product services and any updates in respect of privacy policy changes that may affect you as a newsletter subscriber when necessary.

All personal information relating to our e-newsletter subscriptions are held securely and V C Ltd agree to take all necessary steps to ensure the security and safety of such data to prevent unauthorised access or use. In respect e-newsletters personal information means the e-mail address that you have provided to us since no other information is required or requested upon sign up to this service. Your e-mail address will not be passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. In the unlikely event that a breach occurs and the e-mail address provided has been compromised V C Ltd agree to inform you within 48 hours of such a breach and its nature. In the unlikely event that a breach has occurred V C Ltd will also inform the Information Commissioners Officers (ICO) who are responsible for Data Protection in the UK more information about the ICO is available here: https://ico.org.uk/ Amendments or updates to e-mail your email address If you require to update your e-mail address you can contact us directly here https://thechainhut.co.uk/contact . Requesting a copy of information we hold about you Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website's email newsletter program. No fee is payable and any information will be provided within 30 days. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us, e-mail us or send a message using our contact page on this website here https://thechainhut.co.uk/contact. How to unsubscribe from our newsletter: If you wish to unsubscribe from our e-newsletter you can do so at any time in the following manner: (1) If you have created a customer account navigate to the Newsletter Subscription, unmark the Checkbox, and click Save (2) If you do not have an account simply enter the words unsubscribe along with the provided e-mail address by contacting us here https://thechainhut.co.uk/contact (3) If you’ve already received an e-newsletter, there will be an option at the top of this e-newsletter to unsubscribe. Simply click this and we won’t send you anymore e-newsletters.

We agree to remove your e-mail address from our e-newsletter subscription list upon receiving notice of your preference within 24 hours of receiving contact from you by the above methods.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].

This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will be detailed instead. Unconfirmed Newsletters Should your e-mail address provided to us for our e-newsletter purposes remain unconfirmed after 24 hours we'll remove your e-mail address from our e-newsletter list. CONTACT & COMMUNICATION Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advises users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk. This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties. DATA RETENTION We’ll always ensure that we don’t keep your data anymore than we need to. For tax obligations we may , keep a record of the data specifically those mentioned in “DATA COLLECTED BY US AND HOW WE USE IT” as well as information about the transaction itself which includes items purchased and order values for a minimum period of 3 years. REQUESTING A COPY THE DATA WE HOLD ABOUT YOU You are entitled to request and obtain a copy of information we hold about you. If you wish to do so please contact us here either in by writing or by e-mail here: https://thechainhut.co.uk/contact and we will honour such a request within one month of receiving such a request free of charge. Please note we may request proof of identification of such a request to protect your information and prevent misuse of such a request by unauthorised or unknown parties. Should a request be excessive or manifestly unfounded we have the right to refuse or charge for such a request. If we refuse a request that we consider to be excessive or manifestly unfounded we will provide a reason why. If refused we will aim to provide a refusal reason will be provided within one month and without any undue delay. UPDATING OR REMOVING YOUR DATA Should you wish to remove any personal data, please state which data you would like to be removed and we’ll remove your data securely. You can request or enquire about the removal of your data by contacting us directly either in by writing or by e-mail here: https://thechainhut.co.uk/contact If you wish to update any of the data you’ve previously provided please also contact as above. EXTERNAL LINKS Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites) The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned. ADVERTS & SPONSORED LINKS This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve. Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned. SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively. Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email. This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account. SHORTENED LINKS IN SOCIAL MEDIA This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.