1.1 Your privacy is important to us. This notice explains our online information practices. In this notice we use the following expressions, which have the following meanings (unless otherwise stated):
1.1.1 “We” or “Cost Advocates” means Cost Advocates Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales (number 04116378) with its registered office at 4th Floor, Dukes House, 32-38 Dukes Place, London, EC3A 7LP and “our” shall be construed accordingly;
1.1.2 “Site” means the website operated by Cost Advocates located on the Internet at the URL http://www.costadvocates.co.uk
2. The information we collect
2.1 We do not collect personally identifiable information about you such as your name, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, etc unless you choose to fill out a “Contact Us” or “Free Benchmarking Trial” form, subscribe to our “Newsletter”, register for events or webinars or email us directly.
2.2 We do automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit the Site such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
3. How we normally use information about you
3.1 We use non-personally identifiable information to analyse Site usage (such as aggregated information on the pages you visited), which allows us to improve the design and content of our Site.
3.2 In the ordinary course, we use personally identifiable information you provide solely to respond to your enquiry.
3.3 We will not contact you about other matters, unless you specifically request it, nor will we share, rent, or sell your personally identifiable information outside Cost Advocates.
3.4 However, it is possible, though unlikely, that we might be forced to disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process or when we believe, in good faith, that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, summons or a law enforcement agency’s request.
3.5 Also, we cannot guarantee the privacy of personal information you transmit over the Internet or that which is capable of being collected in transit by others, including contractors who provide services to us.
4.1 A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
4.2 When you visit the Site we send you a cookie. Cookies may be used in the following ways:
4.2.1 To enable the personalisation features on the Site (which give you the ability to recall recently viewed pages and see information which you have input on line).
4.2.2 To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use the Site and to help us improve the structure of the Site. We cannot identify you personally in this way.
4.3 On this website we only use session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser for a set period of time after you have left the Site. We do not use persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer.
5. Disabling/enabling cookies
5.1 You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our Site if cookies are disabled.
6. Our commitment to security
6.1 We employ security measures to prevent unauthorised access to information available on the Site and information that we collect online. However, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
7. How to contact us
Issue Date: 1 November 2010
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