By using this site (the “Website”) or contacting us by email or through this Website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your personal information under the terms of this policy. If you or your organisation cannot accept the terms of this policy you must leave this Website immediately and you should not continue to use any of the services we provide.
Information that we collect from you
When you visit the Website or register or log in as a user of the Website you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name and contact details, including your phone number, email address and postal address. We may also collect information about:-
(a) your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device;
(b) your usage of our Website which may include, without limitation the URL you have last used and the URL you next go to, browser information and your IP address;
(c) messages you post to the Website and e-mails or letters you send to us; and
(d) information gathered during telephone conversations with you.
Use of your information
Your information will enable us to provide you with access to parts of our Website suitable for your requirements and the permissions (if any) which you have to access the Special Areas of the Website. It will also enable us to contact you concerning your queries regarding our services and functions.
We will also use, store and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our operations. This includes (but is not limited to):
· quality control and training purposes;
· providing a wide range of members’ services;
· providing a wide range of public services; and
· engaging in consultation with the Scottish Executive, Scottish Parliament and other governmental and legislative bodies over legislative and regulatory change.
In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and functions, and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the Website or our services or functions.
We may also use your information to let you know about other services and products which we offer which may be of interest to you. If these are of a commercial nature we will ask you for specific permission at the time we ask you to provide your information.
Ways in which we may contact you
4th Consulting Ltd may contact you by post, telephone, fax or email in connection with the purposes outlined above. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know by contacting us at our contact details set out below.
Disclosure of your information
The information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the UK and may be accessed by or given to our staff, our contractors, reporters and agents who act for us, for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you or as otherwise permitted by law. This may mean that your information is sent to computers outwith the UK.
By submitting your information to us, you agree that it may be transferred outside the European Economic Area. Countries outside the European Economic Area do not always have strong data protection laws. However, wherever practicable we will take steps to ensure that your information is used by third parties in accordance with this policy.
We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our Website to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.
We shall never sell or rent your personal information gathered through the Website to third parties for their marketing purposes.
We also reserve the right to disclose any of the information you provide to us where required to do so by law, or to comply with a regulatory obligation, or to assist in any investigation into alleged illegal or criminal conduct.
Security and data retention
We employ industry standard security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires. You should be aware however that it is technically impossible to provide a totally secure system on the web and you are responsible for ensuring your own computer system is adequately protected from access by unauthorised persons.
Your Password Security
In accordance with the terms and conditions of use of the Website, you are responsible for ensuring that any password and user ID, and any other security mechanism issued to you, remain confidential. If third parties have access to your password, user ID or any other security mechanism they can control your personal information and ID. We are not responsible for the consequences of their use of your personal information and ID in these circumstances. If your password or user ID or any other security mechanism is compromised you should contact us immediately, and until you do so we will be entitled to rely on any communications sent to us using your password and user ID and any other security mechanism as if they originated from you.
Third party information collectors and websites
Accessing and updating
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to request access to the information held about you and you are entitled to ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us at the address below as we are the data controller for this information. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. We may also ask you to provide suitable evidence confirming your identity before providing you with such details.
All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to :-
Contact: Managing Director
Address: 4th Consulting Ltd
1 Ainslie Road