Last updated: May 2018
Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you.
Our contact information is provided if you have any questions.
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. When you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, it will only be used in accordance with this policy statement.
The information which we obtain about you includes your name, address, e-mail address, work and education history and your responses to and the results of assessments administered through the site, plus your nationality which we are required to collect by law. It can also include information which either you give to us or which we obtain about you.
The Grad Scheme will only share your personal data where data protection law allows it, with adequate protection and where appropriate will have contracts in place to protect the security and confidentiality of your data for the following purposes:
We will not sell or distribute your personal data to other organisations without your approval.
Requesting access to your personal data.
Under the data protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information held about you. Where you have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data, you may withdraw that consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of data processing based on consent before it is withdrawn. To withdraw your consent please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You also have the right to:
Certain personal data will also be reported to government authorities where required by law and for tax or other purposes. We will not sell your personal data to any third party. We do not transfer personal data outside the EEA. If this is required in the future, we will ensure that safeguards are in place so that such transfers comply with data protection legislation.
Note that in relation to requests to access personal data, we reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee to comply with your request.
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
We hold a person’s data under Legitimate interest and will be held for as long as you remain a client of The Grad Scheme require us to continue within the original client terms of engagement.
You have a right to challenge our legitimate interest if you believe we do not have a valid reason to collect, use, share or hold your data. You can withdraw your consent at any time. If you withdraw your consent for marketing you may miss out on information about our products, services, offers and other news that may be of interest to you. We will however continue to contact you regarding the administration of your existing accounts and relationship with us.
Contact information – Information used in marketing with your consent or to pursue a legitimate interest will be kept for 30 days once you have withdrawn your consent.
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We secure the Personal Information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. All Personal Information is protected using appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures and securely backed up on a regular basis.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.
You can find out more about deleting or controlling cookies by visiting www.aboutcookies.org
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Users contacting this us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk.
Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.
Shortened URL’s; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URL’s (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.
We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
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