Privacy & Cookie Policy

BACKGROUND:

This Policy applies between you, the User of this Website and AIMS Consultancy Limited the owner and provider of this Website. This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Website. AIMS Consultancy has implemented this policy to ensure your privacy is protected.

1.Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Data” means collectively all information that you submit to the AIMS Consultancy Limited via the Website. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;

“User” means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by AIMS Consultancy Limited and acting in the course of their employment; and

“Website” means the website that you are currently using (www.aimsconsultancy.co.uk)and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2.Scope of this Policy
This Policy applies only to the actions of AIMS Consultancy Limited and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

3.Data Collected
Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected by this Website from time to time:

3.1 name;
3.2 date of Birth;
3.3 gender;
3.4 job Title and Profession;
3.5 contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
3.6 demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
3.7 information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
3.8 IP address (automatically collected);
3.9 web browser type and version (automatically collected);
3.10 operating system (automatically collected);
3.11 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected).

4.Our Use of Data
4.1 Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 5, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties.

4.2 All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. Fore more details on security see Clause 11 below.

4.3 Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

4.3.1 internal record keeping;
4.3.2 improvement of our products / services;
4.3.3 transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
4.3.4 contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the website.

4.4 If you believe that any information we are holding is incorrect or incomplete, please write or e-mail admin@aimsconsultancy.co.uk as soon as possible. We will promptly make the necessary amendments.

5.Third Party Websites and Services
5.1 AIMS Consultancy Limited may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment processing, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services [do not] have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.

5.2 Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that AIMS Consultancy Limited requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties shall be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

6.Links to Other Websites
This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. AIMS Consultancy Limited has no control over such websites and is in no way responsible for the content thereof. This Policy does not extend to your use of such websites. Users are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

7.Changes of Business Ownership and Control
7.1 AIMS Consultancy Limited may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of AIMS Consultancy Limited. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

7.2 In the event that any Data submitted by Users is to be transferred in such a

manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes. When contacted you will be given the choice to have your Data deleted or withheld from the new owner or controller.

8.Controlling Use of Your Data
8.1 Wherever you are required to submit Data, the data provided will not be shared with third parties without your prior permission (i.e. in the interest of obtaining a quotation for certification to a specific standard)

8.2 We may periodically send you communications directly (direct marketing). If you would like to opt out of this please let us know by writing or e-mail via admin@aimsconsultancy.co.uk.

9.Your Right to Withhold Information
You may access certain areas of the Website without providing any Data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on the Website you may be required to submit certain Data.

10.Accessing your own Data
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by AIMS Consultancy Limited (where such data is held) on payment of a small fee which will not exceed £25.

11.Security
Data security is of great importance to AIMS Consultancy Limited and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.

12.Cookies
12.1 All Cookies used by the Web Site are used in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

12.2 We may use Cookies for analytics purposes. These Cookies track your movements and activities on the Web Site and are designed to give us a better understanding of our users, thus enabling us to improve the Web Site and our services. None of the Cookies set by the Web Site jeopardise your privacy in any way and no personal data is collected.

12.3 By giving your consent to the setting of Cookies you are enabling us to provide the best possible experience and service to you through our Web Site. If you wish to deny your consent to the placing of Cookies, certain features of the Web Site may not function fully or as intended.

12.4 You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your web browser. By default, your browser will accept Cookies, however this can be altered. For further details please consult the help menu in your browser. Disabling Cookies may prevent you from using the full range of Services available on the Web Site.

12.5 You may delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Web Site more quickly.

It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your browser if you are unsure as to how to adjust your privacy settings.

13.Changes to this Policy
AIMS Consultancy Limited reserves the right to change this Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.