We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
(1) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including including name, email address, contact telephone number, organisation name, job title);
(c) responses and results from the Character Analysis are stored, along with your IP address and email address, for the purposes of monitoring the Character Analysis usage and for improvement of the test. From time to time the data will be used to produce statistics regarding the reliability and validity of the tests. All data will be anonymous in the resulting reports;
(d) any other information that you choose to send to us.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit.
Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. For more information on how to disable cookies, please visit: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1
There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this website:
First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.
Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.
First party Cookies
|JSESSIONID||This is a Session-specific cookie for identification.|
|Crumb||This works with JSESSIONID to prevent cross-site request forgery.|
|Secureauthtoken||This is the main token dropped on SSL to identify the unique ID of the member account.|
|Securedirect||This cookie is dropped on non-SSL connection for the purpose of redirecting to SSL.|
|SS_MID||This cookie identifies a unique visitor. No visitor information is stored except a unique ID dropped on visitors to the site.|
|ss_cid||This is cookie is used to identify a unique user for Squarespace Metrics. The value assigned is a random GUID, and no personally identifying information is associated with this cookie. It’s purpose is to determine uniqueness of the user (unique visitor). This cookie expires after 2 years.|
|ss_cvisit||This cookie is used to identify a user’s session (visit). The value assigned is the timestamp of the initial page view for a session. This does not collect personally identifying information. This cookie expires after 30 minutes.|
Third party cookies
|__utmb||Less than one day|
|__utmc||End of browsing session|
More information: http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/policies/privacy/
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||These cookies are used by YouTube to track views.||End of browsing session|
More information: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
(3) Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) enable your use of the services available on the website, e.g. the Character Analysis
(c) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(d) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(e) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website; and
(f) monitor the Character Analysis usage and for improvement of the test. From time to time the data will be used to produce statistics regarding the reliability and validity of the tests. All data will be anonymous in the resulting reports.
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website (for example by posting a comment), we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling;
(e) where you have taken the Character Analysis as part of a consultancy project, the results may be disclosed as part of feedback to the organisation and/or as part of a group discussion; and
(f) from time to time the data will sent to an independent verifier in order for statistics to be produced regarding the reliability and validity of the test and to improve its accuracy. All statistics will be anonymous in the resulting reports;
(5) International data transfers
Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including the United States, United Arab Emirates, Singapore), which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Areas (EEA).
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website, (e.g. by posting comments) will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
(6) Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
(7) Policy amendments
(8) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at £10.00).
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)
(9) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(10) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
Prelude Consulting Limited, 3 Park Farm, Black Notley, Essex, CM77 8JX.
Or by email at:
(12) Data controller
The data controller responsible for our website is Prelude Consulting Limited.