Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

This policy is effective from March 2011 and will be updated periodically.

The Karlton Index Ltd takes its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 seriously. This policy relates to information we hold about individuals and how we intend to use that information.

What information do we collect? How do we use it?

When you register with us we may ask for information such as your name, email address and the breeds of dog that interest you. This is necessary for us to recognise you as a registered user and to provide you with the information you requested.

Any confidential information offered to us relating to a specific dog, as opposed to a specific breed, will be kept confidential by us.

We may keep this information for a reasonable period of time for these purposes.

We intend to continue improving the content and function of our website. For this reason, we may monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us improve the design and layout.

How do we use your information for marketing?

The aim of our operation is to raise awareness about health issues relating to dog breeds and dog breeding. We may contact you by email with details of services and updated information relating to those subjects. By providing us with your contact details you consent to being contacted by us for these purposes. If you do not wish to receive further information from us please indicate this when contacting us. By providing us with your personal information you confirm that you have read the above and consent to our processing your personal data for the above purposes.

How do we protect your information?

We take appropriate measures to ensure that information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.


We link to a wide variety of external websites and are not responsible for the content or privacy policies if these sites, nor for the way in which information about users is treated. In particular, unless expressly stated, we are not agents for these sites nor are we authorised to make representations on their behalf.

Website Log Files

In common with nearly all Websites, our Servers automatically generate Log files of all requests for files. These Log files do not capture personal information, other than, the user’s IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers.

The Log files have various uses, one of which, is to generate aggregated analysis of Website usage. They can, for example, measure overall popularity of the site or particular pages within the website. We do not use the logs in an attempt to identify individual users. Please note, however, access to web pages will, typically, create log entries in the systems of your ISP or network service provider. These suppliers may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond the responsibility or control of The Karlton Index.

As already confirmed, we make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to our system is being attempted. In the case of all users, we reserve the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of our web services.

A condition of using this Website, is all users must give permission for us to use our Access Logs when attempting to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access. No access to raw log files is given to any third party, other than, our own Hosting provider, whom may need to analyse the Log files on our behalf, if we suspect any unauthorised access to our systems.


This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Some cookies are essential for the operation of this website and are automatically activated in your Browser. Other non-essential cookies are automatically deactivated and require, explicit, authorisation by you to become active. You are able to switch on or off these cookies via the Cookie icon, located in the bottom right corner of any web page.

The following are the cookies used on this website;

Cookie Name Description
JSESSIONID, random alpha/numeric strings Neccessary. This is used by Java applications to identify your unique session on the website. Typically it is used to maintain the integrity of your session, during interaction with our Website e.g. when completing any of our Contact Forms. Each page you visit will generate a random string cookie. They expire when you close the session with our site.
NCS_INENTIM, ckon1805 Neccessary. This is an anti-spam cookie to protect the Forms on our Website from Spam Bots and expires when you close the session with our site.
bp_user-registered, bp_ut_session, bp_user_role Necessary. These cookies are used by our website to determine which users should have access to private pages on our site and expires in 2032.
_gat_gtag_UA_118768016_1, _ga, _gid, analytics We use Google Analytics to identify unique visitors to our website, track them during their visit and try and identify where they came from. Google anonymously stores IP addresses on it’s servers and neither The Holt Partnership or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. These cookies can only be activated if you, explicitly, do so by activating the Button via the Cookie Icon, located at the bottom right of all pages. They expire between 24 hours and two years.
__atuvs, __atuvc, marketing We use AddThis Social Sharing Bookmarks, to allow the visitor to see the updated count when sharing a page on returning to our site after closing their session. These cookies can only be activated if you, explicitly, do so by activating the Button via the Cookie Icon, located at the bottom right of all pages. They expire between 30 minutes and thirteen months. AddThis collect non-personally identifiable information from many of the websites in which AddThis is enabled, including this website, and use that information to deliver targeted advertising and personalized content on those websites as well as other websites you may visit. If you prefer that AddThis do not collect non-personally identifiable information about your website visits for the purpose of delivering targeted advertising, then you have to manually opt out by clicking here..


Other information

You should note that if our business is sold or transferred at any time, the information we hold may form part of the assets transferred although will still only be used in accordance with this policy.

You are entitled to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.