Doug Bolton of the Independent wrote at interesting article about Windows 10 that we felt our customers should read below:-
The tech company's service agreement stretches to 12,000 words, but one part of it has worried users over the safety of their data.
One excerpt worryingly tells users that "we will access, disclose and preserve personal data", including the contents of emails or files in private folders.
They add that they will do this when they need to comply with law enforcement, prevent spam, maintain the security of their networks, or protect their rights or property.
Microsoft also keeps tabs on your behaviour in order to target adverts to you - something you might be uncomfortable with,
If you're worried about your privacy then you might be put off by upgrading to Windows 10 - which is a shame, because early reviews all seem to agree that it's a really good operating system.
Fortunately, it's possible to opt-out of these privacy policies, and Rock Paper Shotgun have explained how to do it.
Go to Settings - Privacy and turn off everything that looks dodgy
There are 13 screens you need to get through to cover every aspect of your machine, including what apps and programs have access to your location, contacts, messaging details and camera, amongst other things.
Turn off Cortana
Again, this could be a problem, as the Cortana search function, which is similar to Apple's Siri, has been highly praised as one of the best functions of Windows 10.
However, one of the reasons it works so well is because it logs your past searches and can provide suggestions and more personalised search results.
Users will have to decide whether they're willing to disable Cortana in exchange for increasing privacy.
Turn off personalised ads
What Microsoft 10's new home screen looks like
Obviously, ads that are tailored to what you want depend on storing some of your data, otherwise you'd be bombarded with adverts for things you have no intention of buying.
Windows 10 ads work by delivering you targeted adverts wherever you're logged in to your Microsoft account, whether you're on desktop, mobile or tablet.
It's clear that Microsoft doesn't want users to do this, because it's not as easy to disable as the other privacy features.
However, it's still pretty straightforward. You need to go to an external website , and simply turn both personalised ad options to 'off'.
Use a local Windows account
This is a fairly drastic option, because it would severely cut back on the synchronisation of features between your devices.
Instead of using an existing Windows account, you could use a newly made local account instead - this prevents Microsoft from getting your data, and using it to make sure your machine is updated when you log on with a Windows account.
This is a useful feature, but if you're concerned about the data harvesting that it involves, it just takes a simple step to avoid it.
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As an accredited Living Wage employer, we are thrilled to welcomes the increase in UK and London rates announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week (November 5th-11th 2017).
The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK. Decisions about what to include in this standard are set by the public; it is a social consensus about what people need to make ends meet.
Katherine Chapman, Director of the Living Wage Foundation said:
Greggs plc took up the charge and established the first ‘Greggs’ breakfast club. The Greggs Foundation now oversees over 430 clubs, providing a nutritious breakfast to over 26,000 school children each day, over 5 million each year!!!
The Greggs Foundation receives funding from a range of partners, often private sector companies including their major partner, Greggs plc.
Greggs Foundation uses the money to support breakfast clubs through an initial start up grant for equipment such as chest freezers to store food items or toys and activities for the club. They also make a payment each term towards other food items and Greggs plc donates bread from the nearest shop.
This approach tends to be very well received by our breakfast club schools, many of whom have worked in partnership with Greggs for over fifteen years. Schools tell us that they like the flexibility of the model, allowing them to tailor their club to suit the needs of the children that attend.The average club costs just £2,000 to set up and run for a year.