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Tuesday, 14 July 2009 11:04


This privacy policy sets out the basis on which your personal data will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how they will be treated by us.


We process personal information collected from our sites for the purposes of:

- providing any services requested by you,

- telling you about changes to our sites and their functionality,

- providing you with information about other products and services we offer,

- keeping you informed about important industry developments,

- notifying you of industry conferences, events and training courses,

- handling customer orders and billing,

- administering our business activities,

- customer service.

 

The collection of information

We collect personal information from you:

- through the use of registration forms,

- every time you e-mail us your details,

- from site use information automatically collected using web server logs and cookies as you browse our sites.


We may collect and process the following data about you:

- information that you provide by filling in forms on the site. This includes information provided at the time of registration or at the time of posting material or requesting further services,

- if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence,

- details of your visits to the site and the resources that you access.


IP Addresses and Cookies

We may collect information about your computer including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. These are data about our users' browsing actions and patterns and do not identify any individual.


For the same reason we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service.


Cookies and the information contained in your IP address enable us:

- to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;

- to store information about your preferences and so allow us to customise the Site according - to your individual interests;

- to speed up your searches;

- to recognise you when you return to the Site.


You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser, which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Site.

Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies over which we have no control.


Transfer of Personal Data Outside of the EU

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area where the laws on data protection are not necessarily as strong as they are within the EU. By submitting your personal data you agree to this transfer. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Risks Involved in Transmitting Personal Data Over the Internet

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. We cannot ensure the security of data transmitted by you to the Site. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use security procedures and features to prevent unauthorized access to it.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

 

Interest-based advertising

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to this website.
Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to this website and/or other sites on the Internet.
Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ad Settings.

 

Uses made of the information

We may use information held about you in the following ways:

- to ensure that the Site's content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;

- to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you;

- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service where you choose to do so;

- to notify you about changes to our service.


We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

- in the event that we offer to sell any assets in which case we may disclose your personal data to the potential purchaser of such assets;

- if substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be transferred to such third party;

- if we are required to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions or any other agreement; or protect the our rights, property, or safety, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for protection against credit risk and fraud.


We may also use your data or permit selected third parties to use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you unless you have notified us that you do not wish to receive such information.

We may provide our advertisers with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target. We would comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience using the personal data we have collected from you and from others.


To access and correct information

To request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our databases, please write to us using the contact details.

 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 November 2015 00:12
 

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