Who we are
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
The type of personal data that we may collect The categories of your personal data that we may collect includes the following:
- Contact details (including names, postal addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers);
- Professional information such as job titles, previous roles, and professional experience and qualifications;
- Where you provide the information to us, information concerning your interests both business and personal;
- Details regarding your attendance at our events, training events and CPDs (Continuous Professional Development)
- Details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, and web logs;
- Images captured by our office cameras (including CCTV) and images or footage for office or project promotion
Our Suppliers and Service Providers
We may disclose your information to our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other organisations for the purposes of providing services to us or directly to you on our behalf. Such third parties may include cloud service providers (such as hosting and email management), marketing agencies and administrative services.
When we use third party service providers, we only disclose to them any personal information that is necessary for them to provide their service. They are required to keep your information secure and not to use it other than in accordance with our specific instructions.
Your Personal Information in Contract
We may use and process your personal information where we have supplied you (or continue to supply you) with any services or products, where we have arranged for the supply of another company’s services or products to you, or where you are in discussions with us about any new service or product. We will use this information in connection with the contract for the supply of services or products when it is needed to carry out that contract with you or for you to enter into it.
Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they may have their own privacy policies and we do not accept responsibility or liability for these policies. Please note that the presence of a link to another website on our website does not imply any kind of endorsement or recommendation of that site.
We endeavour to ensure that all the material on our website is accurate and up to date. However, errors and omissions can happen, so the content is provided without any warranty or liability. We do not warrant that use of the website will not infringe third party rights. We do not warrant that use of this website or materials downloaded from it will not cause computer virus infection or other damage to property. It is a condition of use of the website and the materials in it that use is at the user’s own risk. Neither we nor any of the website’s editors or contributors shall be liable for any loss or damages suffered as a result of any use of the website, including but not limited to direct loss, consequential loss and loss of profits (but not including death or personal injury).
Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise indicated, we are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.