Types of Information Collected
We retain two types of information:
This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name and email address. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us.
Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information, user IP addresses, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.
Purposes for which we hold your Information
Any Personal Data you provide to us will be used as follows:
- to respond to any queries you submit to us;
- to communicate further information we feel you may be interested in; and
- to seek your views on our site and our services;
Note that you will be provided with an option to opt out of future communication in cases where we provide you further information you may be interested in.
We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from visitors to get a better understanding of how our site is navigated and where our visitors come from. This data is used to help us better design and structure our website.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure. We will disclose your Personal Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.
Sale of Business
Once your Personal Data is transmitted to us, it is held in a secure file off-line. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps to protect your Personal Data.
Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data
You may inform us of any changes in your Personal Data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 we will update or delete your Personal Data accordingly. To find out what Personal Data we hold on you or to have your Personal Data updated, amended or removed from our database, please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a Cookie
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while a user is browsing a website. When the user browses the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the state of the website or activity the user had taken in the past.
This can include clicking particular buttons, logging in, or a record of which pages were visited by the user even months or years ago. Although cookies cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are commonly used as ways to compile long-term records of individuals’ browsing histories — a major privacy concern that prompted European and US law makers to take action in 2011.
This website uses different types of cookies.
- Strictly necessary cookies: As the name suggests these cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the website or to provide certain features you have requested.
- Functionality cookies: These cookies enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences. For example, you can set your profile on the homepage.
- Third party cookies: To support our communications we embed the content of social media channels such as YouTube and LinkedIn we make use of sharing possibilities on social networks. The channels we are using may present cookies from these websites and we do not control these. You should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.
Opting out of cookies?
There are a number of options available to avoid the storage of cookies. Please visit the websites of the different browsers to learn how to block the storage of cookies.
It’s worth bearing in mind that if you decide to delete all of your cookies, you will likely have to re-enter all of your usernames and passwords on all of the websites that you visit, which you previously didn’t even have to think about. As mentioned before, cookies can be a real asset to your web surfing experience.