We respect your right to privacy. You do not have to provide any personal information to use this site. Where we invite you to supply your contact details it will be for the purpose stated and to enable you to take advantage of any additional services, or information we offer that may be of interest to you.
The details that you supply may be added to our database of contacts. Our database is only used by us or by selected third parties acting on our instructions and on our behalf, for client administration and fulfillment of client services, for our own marketing and business development purposes and to send articles, briefings or other materials or notices of upcoming events that we think may be of interest to you. We will not sell, rent or otherwise distribute your personal data.
By using our website, you give your consent to the collection and use of your personal data in the manner set out in this policy.
If you would like to see the information we hold about you on our database, or wish to be removed from the database or any mailing lists, please email or with your request.
If you would like to keep in touch, please use the same email address to inform us of any changes to your contact details.
We adhere to the 8 core data protection principles contained in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998 when processing personal data:
we will process all personal data fairly and lawfully
personal data shall only be obtained for specified and lawful purposes
personal data obtained will be adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose requested
the personal data held will be accurate and where required, kept up to date
we shall not retain personal data for longer than is necessary for the purpose obtained
we shall process personal data in accordance with rights afforded by the Data Protection Act 1998
we take appropriate measures to safeguard personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and accidental loss or destruction or damage
personal data will not be transferred to a country outside of the European Economic Area unless that country has adequate levels of protection for the rights and freedoms of those whose data is being processed.
We use certain Cookies to capture information about the way our website is used.
Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of information which download to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. The information they hold helps users to navigate the website more effectively.
Cookies may also remember preferences, enable statistics to be gathered anonymously about the number of visitors to a site, which areas of the site are most accessed and enable the user to perform certain functions- such as sign up to a members only area, or purchase goods from a shopping function.
Some Cookies collect information about your browsing habits to deliver adverts to you and may share this information with other organisations such as advertisers. Targeting or advertising Cookies are often part of the site functionality provided by other organizations- such as Amazon and YouTube for example.
There are different types of Cookies for different uses and to capture different types of information. ‘First party Cookies’ are set by the website you are visiting and can only be looked at by that website. ‘Third party Cookies’ are set by a party other than the owner of the website for example to enable a video to be watched on the site, or for advertising purposes.
When you visit our website, we use the following Cookies:
‘Strictly necessary Cookies’: these ensure that our website works effectively- for navigation purposes, and to enable access to a service on the site that is explicitly requested by the user- such as access to a separate members area, or remembering information being input onto a form to ensure it is not lost if the page refreshes.
‘Analytical and functional Cookies’: these allow us to anonymously monitor the number of visitors to our site, and see how they use the site. They also help us to remember the preferences a user may have set for browsing and to recognise a user on a return visit. The use of these Cookies helps us to understand if the content we place is relevant and whether the site easy to navigate and an enjoyable and interesting experience. This enables us to continually enhance our site’s functionality and content.
By visiting and browsing our website, you give your implied consent to the storage of these Cookies on your computer or device.
We deliver audio and video content that may use flash Cookies for functionality. We offer sharing and social media tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Google plus, YouTube, as well as links to the TED site and to the websites of some of our collaborators. If you access these, those sites set a variety of Cookies that are not within our control.
We do not use targeting or advertising Cookies that collect information from your browsing habits to deliver advertising to you. We are required by law to request your specific consent to the use of targeting or advertising Cookies.
For information about how to manage your preferences for advertising you receive on other websites you visit: www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Please note that if you decide to block Cookies, this may prevent you from being able to access all or parts of our website.