Privacy, Acceptance and Cookies Policy
How we use information gathered through this site
Information gathered. We collect two types of information from you:-
- information you submit to us
- information our site gathers automatically
Information you submit. If you wish, where available:
- to access certain areas of the web site
- to purchase our products or make a donation
- to register your interest in any promotions, projects, services, competitions etc offered on the website
- us to contact you
We will normally require you to complete a registration form. Our registration form requires some basic information including contact information (name, address, and phone number), and payment information (if applicable) needed to process your order, register or enable us to contact you. There are also some non-required fields on our registration form that you may use to provide more data about yourself to help us provide you with tailored information.
By entering your details on any of the forms at the www.thetechpartnership.com, you hereby confirm that the Tech Partnership may use such information for their internal business purposes including monitoring enquiries and compiling enquiry statistics for internal purposes. Nothing in this section affects your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998.
When filling out a form on this website, if you wish to be contacted by the Tech Partnership and about other services and information of potential interest and benefit to you and/or your organisation, you will be given the opportunity to tick the “opt-in” box provided at the end of each form.
Information our site gathers automatically (Cookies)
Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the Tech Partnership cookies having visited the site.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that gets stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree upon visiting a site. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They are used to collect information about how you use the site and to ensure that visits go smoothly. [Our cookies neither reveal nor contain any identifying or personal data. Cookies can’t read any information on your computer or interact with other cookies on your hard drive.]
Usage tracking. We welcome everyone to search and use our site without charge to view the information and materials available for purchase or made available free of charge. As you browse our websitewe may log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer not the e-mail address) and other standard tracking data to evaluate which parts of our site you visit and how long you stay there. This information is aggregated with tracking data from all site visitors to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the web site, pages viewed, etc.
We use aggregated information to help us evaluate the information, training materials and other products and services, including any new offerings we make available on our websiteand to measure the use of our site and generally improve the content. Site use tracking data is never associated with individually identifiable information that would reveal anything personal about you.
Click through URLs. In some of our email communications, we may use a device called a “click-through URL.” When you click on one of these URLs, you pass through our system before arriving at the websitethat is your true destination. www.thetechpartnership.com uses click-throughs to determine the level of interest in particular topics and to measure the effectiveness of our communications. We do not share this data with anyone.
Email tracking. Some emails we send include tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site. Some emails we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. You can unsubscribe from our email communications at any time.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:
What cookies does the Tech Partnership use?
The Tech Partnership uses a number of vetted and trusted suppliers who set cookies on our website. Below you will find information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on what they do.
The Tech Partnership uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the Tech Partnership’s website. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Twitter buttons allows you to access your Twitter account when on the Tech Partnership website – no data, apart from that consented to when signing up to Facebook is captured or transferred when visiting the Tech Partnership’s website.
ShareThis provides content syndication services to the Tech Partnership, allowing you to share content on our site through existing social networks and email systems you already sign up to.
No data is captured or transferred when visiting the Tech Partnership’s website.
Google+ allows users to share content on the Tech Partnership’s website through their membership of Google’s social networking site: Google+
No data, apart from that consented to when signing up to Google+, is captured or transferred when visiting the Tech Partnership’s website.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 30 days.
How to control and delete cookies
Cookies are used to enable us to improve services for you through, for example:
- remembering if you are logged in so you can move around the website without having to log in again on each page
- measuring how many people are using each page of the website and for how long so that we can try to improve the quality of our website
- enabling you to view content shared on other sites e.g. YouTube or Twitter
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the Tech Partnership website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality and your experience of the Tech Partnership website.
Use of information
We will only use any personally identifiable information to, where applicable:
- process an order where online ordering is available
- register your interest in the Tech Partnership’s work
- improve our ability to serve you when you make an inquiry or request
- contact you where you have asked us to do so
If you purchase products through our site or made a donation, we use your registration information to process your order(s) and to send you email about your orders. If you submit credit card information, we use that information to collect payment for your orders. www.thetechpartnership.com uses encryption technology to attempt to protect your credit card details however we cannot guarantee that such technology is totally private or secure. If you would prefer to make payment by another method please contact us to discuss this aspect.
The information you provide or we obtain from you via the www.thetechpartnership.com will be held primarily by the Tech Partnership. You agree that the information you provide may be shown to such of its employees as need to see it and, because the Tech Partnership is sometimes funded by third parties in relation to specific projects or in connection with creating learning materials or in liaison with accreditation bodies, we may send it to such persons. You agree we may also share your information with third parties engaged to assist in the processing of any order, or in relation to any courses run or any other services provided to you.
We may also provide individually identifiable information to third parties in any case where it is required by law.
It is the Tech Partnership’s policy not to disclose any individually identifiable information about site users to third parties without specific permission to do so. We do not sell users’ names or email addresses to other companies to use to send unsolicited advertisements or mail.
Amending your information
You can, at any time, delete or change the information you submitted during registration by simply emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. Please remember to let us know of any changes to the information provided.
Please contact the Tech Partnership if you would like your personal information removed. We will retain in our files information you have requested to remove in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms & Conditions. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical constraints and the fact that we back up our systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed.
The Tech Partnership may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Tech Partnership site following the posting of changes to this Statement means you accept the changes we make. If you have any comments or questions regarding this Privacy Statement or site Terms, please contact us.
Last update: 04/04/17