Cookies & Privacy

Privacy Policy

 

1. Introduction

This privacy policy describes how Certa (“We”) obtain, store and process information which we collect on the website, www.certa.org.uk, and any other website which we may integrate into this website from time to time (“the Website”). We reserve the right to update or make changes to this policy without notice and it is your responsibility to re-visit this page from time to time to ensure that you comply with this policy.

By using the Website and not advising us in writing to the contrary, you agree that we may store, process and use the information provided by you for the purposes set out below.

2. The Information we collect

Information is collected from you when you register with us, or when you contribute to or use some of the advanced features on the Website. The type of information we collect includes your name, address, gender, contact details and other information relevant to the products and services that we provide.

We may also use cookies on the Website. A cookie is a small amount of data which is stored on your computer’s hard drive making it easier to identify you and which will be revealed to us when you use the Website. If you do not wish your information to be stored in this way you can configure your browser not to accept cookies, although this may hinder the quality of the service provided.

3. Why we collect it

We collect information about you so that we can personalise your use of the Website, assist your use of it and improve the Website generally.

4. Who we disclose it to

We are the sole owner of the information that you provide to us and we will take all necessary steps to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. Under this Act, we will process any information that we receive about you in a lawful and fair manner. We will not disclose your information to any third party unless:

§  we are specifically required to do so by law

§  in response to a valid, legal request by a law enforcement or governmental authority

§  we need to share or send your information to third parties who work with us or on our behalf

§  we are authorised to do so in writing by you

We will not pass your information to a third party in another country unless that other country has adequate data protection measures in place.

You may inform us at any time in writing if you no longer wish us to use your information by writing to The Data Compliance Officer, Certa, Certa House, Lower Warrengate, Wakefield WF1 1SA.

5. Accessing and updating your personal information

We are registered with the Information Commissioner in the UK as a “data controller” in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. Further details are available at www.dpr.gov.uk.

You may at any time request details of the information that we hold about you. A nominal fee may be payable. If you want to make a request, you should write to the data compliance officer at our address.

If you believe that any of the information we hold about you is incorrect or needs to be updated we ask you to inform us of this in writing.

6. Security

We will take all necessary and appropriate steps to protect your information both online and offline. If you would like further details of our security procedures then please write to us.

No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.

7. Third Party Websites

The Website may contain links that make it easy for you to visit other websites. If you use the links to leave the Website and visit a website operated by a third party, we do not have any control over that website. Accordingly, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which users have provided while visiting such websites. Users should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the Website in question.

Our use of cookies

 

Cookies for managing your current visit
Name: site-session
Typical content: randomly generated text
Expires: when user exits browser

Cookies for improving service
Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast. Some of these cookies include:

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 2 years

Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 minutes

Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser

Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number plus information on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search, etc.)
Expires: 6 months

For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.