Privacy Policy

A4ID is committed to protecting your personal data and respecting your privacy.  This privacy policy (the “Policy“) sets out the type of information we collect, what we use it for and the rights that you have in relation to this information.  By using this website you accept the terms of the Policy.

A4ID is the “data controller” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act“)

Collection and use of personal information

We may collect and maintain personally identifiable information about you, which includes but is not limited to your name and email address (“Personal Information“).  We obtain your Personal Information from the following sources:-

  • if you voluntarily provide us with information by filling in forms on our website www.a4id.org (the “Site“).  This may include information provided when registering to receive A4ID email updates, registering to attend an event, training, seminar, etc. and/or submitting a feedback form.
  • Your contributions to our blog (if you choose to disclose this information.)
  • Your browser, when you visit our Site and your browser interacts with us.

We use the Personal Information to enable us to ensure that the content of our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer, to provide you with information that you request from us [or which we feel may interest you (where you have consented to being contacted for such purposes)] to allow you to participate in the interactive features of the Site [and to notify you about changes to our service.  [You have a right to ask us at any time not to contact you by way of direct marketing.  You can do this by contacting info@a4id.org

Sharing Personal Data

We reserve the right to release Personal Information when we believe that release is appropriate in order to comply with the law, or to enforce our [terms and conditions], or to protect the rights, property or safety of the A4ID, a private independent company, our partners or other third parties.

We do not sell personal data about our website users to third parties.  However, we may release personal data if we enter in to a joint venture or similar arrangement with a third party or sell part of our business or acquire a new business.

Protection of Personal Information

We will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that all the Personal Information that you have submitted via the Site remains confidential.  As required by the Act, we have strict security procedures regarding the storage and disclosure of Personal Information.

Your rights

You have the right to access the Personal Information which we hold about you and to have any errors corrected.  It is your responsibility to ensure that we have the correct contact information.  This will enable us to provide you with the best service possible.

If at any time you wish your Personal Information to be completely removed from all our systems, or if you just want to update any Personal Information we have about you, please send an email to info@a4id.org or write to the address at the end of the Policy.  Please note, however, that we require certain key information from you in order to provide you with the services that you require.

Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Cookie Name Purpose
Session cookie SESS<…> When required, cookies beginning with ‘SESS’ are used to track an individual’s persistent status, such as whether they are logged in.
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
JavaScript has_js We use this cookie to track which browsers are capable of processing JavaScript. JavaScript is a scripting language which provides enhanced interactivity and visual effects.
Cookie acceptance cookied-agreed-en This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on this website.

Queries/Requests

Please address all your requests and/or queries about our Policy to info@a4id.org.

Privacy Policy Revisions

This Policy which governs your use of this Site may be changed from time to time without notice.  By using this Site, you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions contained in the Policy.  Our use of your Personal Information is subject to the terms and conditions of our Policy in force at the time when we use the information in question.

Privacy Support

Please contact us by any means if you are in any way unhappy and we are sure we can resolve any problems or issues you may have.  If you are not satisfied with our response you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner at www.ico.gov.uk

A4ID – 49-51 East Road, London, United Kingdom N1 6AH