2. About cookies
- 2.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
- 2.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
- 2.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
- 2.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
3. Our cookies
- 3.1 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.
- 3.2 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
4. Analytics cookies
- 4.1 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
- 4.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
- 4.3 The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _ga, _gat, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv.
- 4.4 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
5. Third party cookies
5.1 Our website also uses third party cookies.
6. Blocking cookies
- 6.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
- (a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
- (b) in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
- (c) in Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
- 6.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
7. Deleting cookies
- 7.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
- (a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage- cookies#ie=ie-11);
- (b) in Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
- (c) in Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
- 7.2 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.
8. Our details
- 8.1 This website is owned and operated by The Strategic Development Network..
- 8.2 We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 05946778, and our registered office is at 51 Salisbury Road Maidstone Kent ME14 2TY
- 8.3 Our principal place of business is at 51 Salisbury Road Maidstone Kent ME14 2TY
- 8.4 You can contact us:
- (a) by post, using the postal address given above;
- (b) using our website contact form;
(c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time; or
(d) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.
The Strategic Development Network understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits Our Site and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.
Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|“Our Site”||means this website, http://www.strategicdevelopmentnetwork.co.uk/; and|
|“We/Us/Our”||means SDN Enterprises Limited (t/a The Strategic Development Network), a limited company registered in England under 05946778, whose registered address is 51 Salisbury Road Maidstone Kent ME14 2TY|
- Information About Us
2.1 Our Site, http://www.strategicdevelopmentnetwork.co.uk/, is owned and operated by SDN Enterprises Limited (t/a The Strategic Development Network), a limited company registered in England under 05946778, whose registered address is 51 Salisbury Road Maidstone Kent ME14 2TY. Our VAT number is 892796553.
- Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?
- Data Collected
Some data will be collected automatically by Our Site, other data will only be collected if you voluntarily submit it. Depending upon your use of Our Site, We may collect some or all of the following data:
4.2 business/company name
4.3 job title;
4.4 contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
4.5 IP address (automatically collected);
- How Do We Use Your Data?
5.1 All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see section 6, below.
5.2 We use your data to provide the best possible services to you. This includes:
5.2.1 Responding to communications from you;
5.2.2 Supplying you with email Newsletters, Product Information and Information about up and coming events, that you have subscribed to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by contacting email@example.com
5.3 With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by Email with information, news and offers on Our products and services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
- How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
6.1 We only keep your data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 5, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
6.2 Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). If We intend at any time to transfer any of your data outside the EEA, We will always obtain your consent beforehand.
6.3 Data security is of great importance to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
6.4 Steps We take to secure and protect your data include:
6.4.1 Secure Communication. All data transmission to our services are encrypted using TLS 1.2 protocols, and we use certificates issued by SHA 256 based CA ensuring that our users have a secure connection from their browsers to our service. We use the latest and strong ciphers like AES_CBC/AES_GCM 256 bit/128 bit keys for encryption, SHA2 for message authentication and ECDHE_RSA as the key exchange mechanism.
6.4.2 IDS/IPS. Our network is gated and screened by highly powerful and certified Intrusion Detection / Intrusion Prevention Systems.
6.4.3 Control and Audit. All accesses are controlled and also audited.
6.4.4 Secured / Sliced Down OS. applications run inside a secured, sliced-down operating system engineered for security that minimizes vulnerabilities.
6.4.5 Virus Scanning. Traffic coming into our Servers is automatically scanned for harmful viruses using state of the art virus scanning protocols which are updated regularly.
6.5 Notwithstanding the security measures that We take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to Us data via the internet.
- Do We Share Your Data?
7.1 We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
7.2 We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
7.3 In certain circumstances We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal information, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of Us.
- What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
8.2 In the event that any of your data 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.
- How Can You Control Your Data?
9.1 When you submit information via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. In particular, We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails and at the point of providing your details).
9.2 You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
- Your Right to Withhold Information
You may access Our Site without providing any data at all.
- Contacting Us