What does this Privacy Policy cover?

This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of information that we gather when you are accessing or using our Websites or Services or when you contact us in any manner. We gather various types of information, including information that identifies you as an individual (“Personal Information”) from our users, as explained in more detail below.

Information You Provide to Us:

We may collect any Personal Information that you choose to send to us or provide to us. If you contact us through the website or emails, we will keep a record of our correspondence. We receive and store information you provide directly to us. For example, when enquiring for information on any of our services, we collect Personal Information, such as name and e-mail address, to provide you with Services. The types of information we may collect directly from you include: names, email addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers,  transactional information (including Services purchased), as well as any other contact or other information you choose to provide us or upload to our systems in connection with the Services.

Information We Automatically Collect:

When you visit the Websites, we collect certain information related to your device, such as your device’s IP address, referring website, what pages your device visited, and the time that your device visited our Website.

How do we use the information?

We will use the information we collect via our Website:

  • To improve our Website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • Analyse customers’ use of the Website through Google Analytics to determine traffic to the site;
  • As part of our efforts to keep our Website safe and secure.

We may also use the information you send to us via the Websites and/or Services, to communicate with you via email and, possibly, other means, regarding products, services, offerswe think may be of interest to you or to send you our newsletter, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences.  However, you will always be able to opt-out of such communications at any time (see the “Your Choices” section below).

How do we share and disclose information to third parties?

We do not rent or sell your Personal Information to anyone. We may share and disclose information (including Personal Information) about our customers in the following limited circumstances:

Vendors, consultants and other service providers:  We may share your information with third party vendors, consultants and other service providers who we employ to perform tasks on our behalf. These companies include our payment processing providers Paypal.

When you use PayPal, you agree that PayPal can share the information listed on the Log In with PayPal consent screen or in your Log In with PayPal account settings with the participating website. Information you allow PayPal to share with these third-party websites is subject to each third-party’s terms of service and privacy agreement, so you are encouraged to review their policies.

For information on Paypal’s own privacy policy, please access this here


We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our agreements with you and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of, our employees, our users, or others.

Is Personal Information about me secure? We use appropriate technical, organizational and administrative security measures to protect any information we hold in our records from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.  Unfortunately, no company or service can guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time. Among other practices, your details are protected by a password for your privacy and security.

Cookies and other tracking technologies

Our Website and some of our Services use cookies (small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters that we put on your computer) and other similar tracking technologies (like web beacons, tags and scripts) to uniquely identify your browser and to gather information about how you interact with the Websites and Services. We use this information for the following purposes:

  • Assisting you in navigation;
  • Assisting in registration, login, and your ability to provide feedback;
  • Analysing your use of our products, services or applications;

Your Privacy Rights

What choices do I have?

You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features.


You can accept or reject cookies through our Privacy Preference Centre, accessible by clicking the “cookie settings” button in our cookie policy. You can also do so by adjusting your web browser controls. Please consult our Cookie Policy for more information about our use of cookies and how to accept and reject them.

Marketing Communications

You can opt-out of receiving certain promotional or marketing communications from us at any time, by emailing us directly and asking for your details to be removed from our mailing list.

How can I update and access my information (Exercise my Data Subject Rights)?

If you would like to access, review, update, rectify, and delete any Personal Information we hold about you, or exercise any other data subject right available to you under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you can email us directly.

Our Privacy team will examine your request and respond to you as quickly as possible! Please note that we may still use any aggregated and de-identified Personal Information that does not identify any individual and may also retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Linked Websites

For your convenience, hyperlinks may be posted on the Websites that link to other websites (the “Linked Sites”). We are not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of any Linked Sites or of any companies that we do not own or control. Linked Sites may collect information in addition to that which we collect on the Websites. We do not endorse any of these Linked Sites, the services or products described or offered on such Linked Sites, or any of the content contained on the Linked Sites. We encourage you to seek out and read the privacy policy of each Linked Site that you visit to understand how the information that is collected about you is used and protected.


We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any Personal Information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us Personal Information, please contact us. If parents are bringing children on any courses or services we may require their name whilst training.

Will ADSCOMPUTERS  ever change this Privacy Policy?

We’re constantly trying to improve our Websites and Services, so we may need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time as well. We will alert you to material changes by, for example, placing a notice on our Websites and/or by sending you an email (if you have registered your e-mail details with us) when we are required to do so by applicable law. You can see when this Privacy Policy was last updated by checking the date at the bottom of this page. You are responsible for periodically reviewing this Privacy Policy.

What will happen to my information when it is destroyed?

We keep (paper based) registers and course information for a period of 2 years. After this time paper copies are shredded and disposed.

Email contacts if asked to be included on our mailing list will be kept until you ask for removal.

What if I have questions about this policy?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to [email protected], and we will try to resolve your concerns.

Latest News and Updates

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1 month ago

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Christmas and New Year opening hours.

Its that time again. So here are the hours for the next few weeks.

Here's wishing everyone a really Happy Christmas and New Year.

Monday 20th 10.00am to 4.30pm
Tuesday 21st 10.00am to 4.30pm
Wednesday 22nd 10.00am to 4.30pm
Thursday 23rd 10.00am to 1.00pm Phone support only. Workshop is closed.
Friday 24th CLOSED
Saturday 25th CLOSED
Sunday 26th CLOSED
Monday 27th CLOSED
Tuesday 28th 10.00am to 4.30pm Visits by appointment only.
Wednesday 29th 10.00am to 4.30pm Visits by appointment only.
Thursday 30th 10.00am to 4.30pm Visits by appointment only.
Friday 31st CLOSED
Saturday 1st CLOSED
Sunday 2nd CLOSED
Monday 3rd CLOSED
Tuesday 4th 10.00am to 4.30pm
Hours then as normal.

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2 months ago

ADS Computers

PC For Sale - refurbished ex-gaming PC.

I dont usually do this, but I did offer to help a customer who has just bought a new PC from us, and wants to sell his old one. We built it six years ago, and have serviced it annually, so we know its history.

We are simply advertising this for him, so it wont be us supplying it - it's a private sale.
We have fully refurbished it for him as part of the new PC sale deal. It will be for collection from here at ads computers, although the seller will be here for the sale.

The PC was very powerful when new, and is still a very fast system. It has an Intel i7 2nd gen CPU, a Radeon RX580 4.0GB graphics card, 16.0GB of memory. It has a 256GB SSD as the main drive, and a 1.0TB HDD as the data drive. It also has a built in wireless adapter. It will still play games, although it will struggle on the very newest games that require newer processors. This is ideal as a photographic PC or a PC for playing older games such as Counterstrike, World of Warcraft etc. The trade term is "light gaming".
It has the latest update of Windows 10 - 21H2 - installed, along with a standard software package. We will install any Office program or software etc for the buyer.

It comes with a relatively new wireless keyboard and mouse, and a 22" Viewsonic monitor.

Price being asked is £495.00. No offers though, as this is a good price in the first place.

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2 months ago

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Amazon & Visa credit cards

As you may well have read or heard in the news yesterday, after January 19th 2022 Amazon will no longer accept Visa credit cards. This is basically because Amazon claim the charges they pay have been increased from 0.3% to 1.5%. More detail about this is in the link below.
Amazon released a mailshot yesterday to all customers, one that will arrive over the coming days, outlining what's happening. BUT, they have included a link for a £20.00 voucher as "compensation" to affected customers.

Firstly, the link only works if you already have a Visa credit card on file with them.
Secondly. the are a plethora of scam versions of this email out there already.

If you get this email, whether its the real one or the scam one, dont click any links on it. I must reiterate this a dozen times a day as we get asked about email authenticity many times a day - never click on an email link unless you are a)expecting it, and b)100% sure you know its genuine.
The simplest way, with this Amazon example or any other email tempting you to click a link, is to delete the email, then access your account for that company direct from their website. If the email was genuine, the offer or reward will be there for you in your account settings.
Below is a copy of the genuine email. BUT - the fake one is identical in all but one respect. On Amazons email, the link takes you to your account settings. On the fake email, the link takes you to a copy of the Amazon website, and immediately asks for your log on details.

Its easy to avoid getting scammed this way - never click on an email link unless you are a)expecting it, and b)100% sure you know its genuine.

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