This website is owned and administered by us, EM Resolutions Ltd. The primary purpose of our website is to be a useful resource and information tool. We also want you to feel secure when visiting our website and we are committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so. This Privacy and Cookies Policy therefore sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
By using this website, you also consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out below.
The following now provides an overview of how we protect your privacy during your visit to our website.
What personal information do we gather?
Personal information is gathered from you in two ways: (a) indirectly (for example, through our website’s technology); and (b) directly (for example if you fill in a form online and submit this to us or if you create, or are provided with, a user name or password or you otherwise supply any other personal details to us).
IP addresses and cookies
One example of information we collect indirectly is through our internet access logs. When you access our website, your internet protocol (IP) address, operating system and browser type is automatically collected and is placed in our internet access logs, which we use for system administration and statistical analysis.
They help us to understand how our customers and potential customers use our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout, content and function of the site. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit. They save and retrieve pieces of information about your visit to the website – for example, how you entered the site, how you navigated through the site and what information and documentation was of interest to you. This means that when you go back to a website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about you on your last visit.
Some of our cookies are used to simply collect information about how visitors use our website and these types of cookies collect the information in an anonymous form.
If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website, please leave this site immediately and then delete and block all cookies from this site.
How do we use this information?
We analyse it to determine what is most effective about our website, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor our website to make it more effective. We use it to find out things such as the number of visitors to the site, the pages they visited, where they came to the site from, the numbers of downloads of documents from the site, etc. This information is then used to compile traffic analysis reports.
We may also use personal data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.
Will we share this with outside third parties?
We will not sell or otherwise pass your personal information to third parties. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide personal information to third parties.
What about sensitive personal data?
We do not generally seek to collect sensitive personal data through our website. If we do seek to collect such data, we will ask you to consent to our proposed uses of the data. We may also collect some sensitive personal data incidentally. By providing us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data, subject to applicable laws as described in this notice. The references to “sensitive personal data” are to the various categories of personal data identified by the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent.
While we will take all reasonable steps to maintain the security of our website, you should understand that the open nature of the internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that personal information you provide will not be intercepted by others and decrypted.
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