Applicability of this privacy notice
This privacy notice applies only to the information we collect on this Site (at www.initiative.co.uk) and not to any information that we collect through other methods or services, including websites owned or operated by our affiliates, vendors or partners.
Information you provide to us
We may collect and store personal information that you choose to voluntarily provide to us when you contact us, such as when you sign up to receive our newsletter. Personal information may include your name, email address, or phone number.
Information we collect by automated means
We are committed to making your online experience with our Site informative and relevant. To achieve this, we collect certain information by automated means when you visit this Site, such as your IP address, the type of internet browser you are using, referring URLs, how many users visited our Site and the pages accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor this Site to our visitors. The various automated means are explained below.
Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer’s hard drive or mobile device when you visit certain websites. Cookie technology hold information a site may need to personalise a visitor’s experience. Cookies may also be used for security purposes and to gather website statistical data, such as which pages are visited, what is downloaded, and the paths taken by visitors to our website as they move from page to page.
A web beacon is a small graphic image place in the code of a web page. Web beacons are used for a number of purposes, including to track traffic patterns of visitors as they navigate the site or to determine whether content was viewed. As with cookies, the information that web beacons collects is aggregated “click stream” data, and is not associated with you as an individual, unless you have chosen to communicate with us by email.
How we use the information we collect
We may use the information we obtain about you to:
- send you newsletters, blogs and/or industry updates;
- process, evaluate and respond to your requests and inquiries;
- verify your identity to ensure security for the other purposes listed here;
- operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new services; managing our communications; determining the effectiveness of our advertising; analysing our services and website; and facilitating the functionality of our website);
- perform data analyses (including anonymisation of personal information);
- comply with applicable legal requirements and industry standards and our policies
- We may use personal information for other additional purposes. We will identify these additional purposes at the time of collection.
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information we collect about you, except as described herein or otherwise disclose to you at the time the data is collected.
We may share information provided by our visitors to this Site with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. We may use other companies to perform services on our behalf, including without limitation hosting or operating this Site, carrying out your requests, responding to your inquiries, and analysing data. We require these service providers by contract to appropriately safeguard the privacy and security of personal information they process on our behalf.
On our Site, you may choose to use certain features for which we partner with other entities. These features, which include the opportunity to receive information or marketing offers from another party, are operated by third parties not affiliated with us. These third parties use personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. When these features are offered, the relevant third parties are identified on the website. We strongly suggest you review the third parties’ privacy policies if you use the relevant features.
We may disclose information about you as compelled or required by law, to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, to protect or defend our legal rights, or in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or violations for our Terms and conditions for using this Site or other applicable policies.
We also reserve the right to transfer personal information we have about you in the event that we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business assets.
We may transfer the information we collect on this Site to other countries other than in which the information was originally collected. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. By submitting your personal data, you consent to this transfer. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Notice.
The security of information is important to us, and we are committed to using reasonable measures to protect the personal information we may collect. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and us or the information stored on this Site is absolutely secure.
Links to other websites
This Site may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from us. Linked sites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly encourage you to review to better understand their procedures for collecting, using and disclosing personal information. We are not responsible for the content of the linked websites, any use of these sites, or the privacy practices of these sites.
This Site is not intended for children and we do not knowingly solicit personal data from or communicate with children under the age of 13.
Access, updates and your choices
If you have provided us with personal information, you may request that it be updated, modified or deleted. You may do this by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please feel free to email us at email@example.com or write to us at:
42 St John’s Square
London EC1M 4EA
Changes to this privacy notice
We reserve the right to change or add to this Privacy Notice from time to time and will post any revisions on this Site. We will indicate at the bottom of the Privacy Notice when it was most recently updated. We encourage you to check back often to review the latest version.
Privacy notice effective date
18th August, 2014