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Privacy and Cookies

When you visit this web site, our web server automatically collects a limited amount of information essential for the operation and security of our web site. Some of this information (e.g.browser type) does not identify who you are, while other information, such as your Internet domain name or IP address may identify you. The extent of personal identification depends, in large part, on the “naming standards”.

Some of these web pages may distribute small pieces of information (called “cookies”) to web browsers to assist you when you return to specific areas on the site. If you have concerns about this, the Internet Advertising Bureau provide in depth information about cookies. The IAB site also tells you how to remove cookies from your browser.

When you voluntarily send us electronic mail or complete an electronic form that includes identifying information about you, we will keep a record of this information so that we can respond to you. You will be asked to give your consent to this processing in line with the current advice from the Information Commissioner and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

The collection, use, disclosure and retention of information complies with the provisions of the Data Protecton Act (1998). Personal information collected in this way will only be used by authorised staff to fulfil the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. We will not disclose your information except as required by law. We keep the information only for the length of time necessary to fulfil the purpose(s) for which it was collected.

This web site contains links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of the operators of such web sites.

Security Policy:

This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Any unauthorised attempt to circumvent these measures will be viewed by us as a criminal act and will be reported to the relevant authorities. We also reserve the right to pursue claims through the civil courts to recover damages and any costs we incur against an individual, group or other legal entity suspected of attempting a breach of these measures.

What Are Cookies:

As is common practice with almost all professional web sites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies, see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies

How We Use Cookies:

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies:
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other web sites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Third Party Cookies:

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

From time to time, we test new features and make subtle changes to the way the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site, and ensure that we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

We use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook and Google Plus, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information:
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned, if there is something that you aren’t sure of, it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

Phone: UK + 44 20 8868 0098
Email UK:

Phone: US + 1 415 874 3101
Email US:

Statement Correct as of February, 2014