Deadline Distribution collects information on the pages viewed on this site. This data is only used internally, and is used only for information purposes. The data is not processed, manipulated or shared with any third party, and does not identify the user.

Accuracy of information

The information provided in this site is of a general nature and is intended as a guide only. It is correct at the time of publication. Whilst Deadline Distribution makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, it can provide no assurances about the accuracy or correctness of the information included in the site, or any external site referred to.

Data Protection Act

Deadline Distribution complies fully with the Data Protection Act of 1998. If you have any questions or queries about the Data Protection Act with regard to Deadline Distribution, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

External links

This website has some hyperlinks to external websites. Deadline Distribution is not responsible for the content of any of these sites, and the content of these sites does not represent the views of Deadline Distribution nor does this imply Deadline Distribution’ endorsement of the linked websites or any association with their operators.


We use a feature of your internet browser called a ‘cookie’ on the Deadline Distribution website. We do not use ‘cookies’ to retrieve personal information about you from your computer. We will only gain such information if you have knowingly and willingly provided such information to us.

Our promise

We understand how important it is to treat the data we capture correctly. We do not, nor will we ever sell, rent or loan any data to 3rd parties that identifies you without your consent. For further details on how we use your data please see our Privacy policy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

In this policy we have used the following categories of ‘cookies’

  • Non-essential
  • Essential
Google Analytics

This allows us to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our website. It allows us to identify trends, popular types of content and make informed decisions on how to improve the site. It is not linked to any data that allows us to identify users individually.

For more information please view the Google Analytics ( privacy policy.

Cookie Maintenance

You can set your browser to accept or reject all specific ‘cookies’. You can also set your browser to alert you each time a ‘cookie’ is presented to your computer. You can delete ‘cookies’ that have been stored on your computer but remember, if you prevent us from placing ‘cookies’ on your computer during your visit, or you subsequently delete a ‘cookie’ that has been placed, it will not be possible for you to use our website effectively.

By disabling your ‘cookies’ from the browser settings, you will be restricting the ‘cookies’ that Deadline Distribution uses to manage its website and this will have an impact on how the website will function. This will apply to all websites once ‘cookies’ are disabled via your browser settings and not only on the Deadline Distribution website.

If you would like to restrict or block ‘cookies’ that are set by us and other websites, you can do this through your web browser settings. Instructions for how to do this for the four most used web browsers are below. For other web browsers, please use the Help function on your browser for details on how to do this. For information on how to restrict or block ‘cookies’ on your mobile phone, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Guide to Disabling ‘Cookies’ using Web Browsers
  • Safari 
  1. Go to the Safari menu.
  2. Click on the Preferences.
  3. Click the ‘Security’ tab.
  4. Under ‘Accept cookies’, set it to accept, reject, or selectively accept cookies.
  •  Firefox 3.0+ 
  1. Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar
  2. Click on ‘Options…’
  3. Click on ‘Privacy’ Tab in the top section
  4. From the drop down box select ‘Use custom setting for history’
  5. Un -tick the box that says ‘Accept cookies from sites’
  6. Click OK and close the screen.
  • Internet Explorer 7.0+ 
  1. Click on ‘Tools’ in the menu bar
  2. Click on ‘Options’
  3. Click on ‘Privacy’ Tab on top section
  4. Click on the ‘Advanced” button
  5. Select ‘Prompt’ for both ‘First party cookies’ and ‘Third party cookies’
  6. Click OK and close the screen.
  • Google Chrome 8.0+ 
  1. Click to ‘Tools menu’
  2. Click on ‘Options’
  3. Click on ‘Under the bonnet’
  4. Click on ‘Cookie setting’ button and tick ‘Block all third-party cookies without exception’
  5. Close the screen.
Security policy

To ensure that customers’ transaction data is kept secure at all times, we use Sage Pay as our payment service provider (PSP). Payment details are not stored by Deadline Distribution.

Transaction security

All transaction information passed between our site and Sage Pay’s systems is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent from Sage Pay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering. Anything passed to Sage Pay’s servers cannot be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information.

Encryption and Data Storage

All sensitive data held by Sage Pay is secured using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards. The encryption keys are held on state-of-the-art, tamper proof systems in the same family as those used to secure VeriSign’s Global Root certificate, making them all but impossible to extract. The data held by Sage Pay is extremely secure; they are regularly audited by the banks and banking authorities to ensure it remains so.

System security

Sage Pay’s systems are scanned quarterly by Trustwave which are an independent Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) for the payment card brands. Sage Pay is also audited annually under the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and is a fully approved Level 1 payment services provider, which is the highest level of compliance. Sage Pay are also active members of the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) that defines card industry global regulation. View Sage Pay’s PCI DSS Certificate

Links to banks

Sage Pay has multiple private links into the banking network that are completely separate from the Internet and which do not cross any publicly accessible networks. Any cardholder information sent to the banks and any authorisation message being returned is secure and cannot be tampered with.

Internal security

Sage Pay is controlled by Iris Scanners, which are the latest and most precise biometric security devices available for identification. As used by; chemical plants, airports, police stations, prisons and other facilities where security is paramount. No one can enter or leave any Sage Pay building without a valid security pass.

Staff validation

All employees at Sage Pay are Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checked prior to employment and no unauthorised individual has access to or is able to decrypt transaction information or cardholder data. Sage Pay systems only allow access to their most senior staff and only in extenuating circumstances, such as investigations of card fraud by the Police. All transaction and customer card information is secure even from Sage Pay’s own employees.

Disaster recovery

Sage Pay operates on twin data centres to ensure optimal system security and up-time and has a full disaster recovery and business continuation policy.