The Handle Consultancy is committed to protecting the privacy of every person who may visit our website. Under the Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998, we are required to comply with specific regulations which are designed to ensure that all data which you provide to us is processed with due care and attention.
What personal data do we collect?
We may log your Internet Protocol (IP) address in order to receive and send information from and to you over the Internet.
When you visit our website, send us an enquiry or make a course booking with us, you will be asked to provide personal data such as your name, company name, telephone number and email address.
We automatically collect data about visitors to our website (for example on browsing patterns) by using cookies, as explained below. This data is used only in an anonymous form and no individually identifiable data is provided.
A cookie is a small piece of data or code that is sent over the internet from an internet web server to your own internet browser (e.g. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera etc.). The cookie is stored locally on the hard drive of your computer.
A cookie cannot read any of the data on your hard disk, nor can a cookie read cookie files which have been created and stored on your hard drive by other web sites – so your personal data and information is safe and is not accessible by a cookie. Cookies do not damage your system. If you wish, you can set your internet browser to automatically refuse any cookie, or to alert you to when a cookie is being sent.
However, if you choose not to accept our cookies, then some features of our website may not work properly.
How do we use your personal data?
We use your personal data to supply our services to you or to your organisation, or to inform you about other services that may be of interest you.
We may also use your personal data to carry out research about our website visitors’ and clients’ demographics, interests and behaviour. We do this to improve our understanding of our visitors, clients and potential clients. This research is compiled and analysed on an aggregated and anonymous basis.
To whom might we disclose your personal data?
We may pass your personal data to anyone who needs the data in order to fulfil your request(s) for our services, or to process any payment.
We will not disclose your personal information unless we are obliged to do so by regulations or by law enforcement authorities, or where we need to do so in order to run our business (for instance where we may choose to outsource services or where we request other people process data for on our behalf).