Privacy & Data Protection Policy
The information we hold about you consists of the details you provided to us on registration or when you contacted us, such as your name, email address, company name and industry. We also keep information about the services we provide to you, your account details and product preferences. When you visit our website, we may collect and store information about how you visited the site and which areas and pages of the site you visited. Your contact details and details of the emails and other electronic communications you receive from us are also stored, including whether that communication has been opened and if you have clicked on any links within that communication. We want to make sure that our communications are useful for you, so if you don’t open them or don’t click on any links in them, we know we need to improve our communication with you.Why we collect this information and how we use it
Any personal details that you supply to us via this website such as your contact details will be stored and held by us on computer databases or otherwise for the purpose of:
- Providing you with the service(s) that you have requested.
- Fulfilling any agreement we may have with you.
- Providing you with information about any other special offers, products and services that we feel may be of interest to you (unless you inform us that you do not want to receive such direct marketing).
- For assessment and analysis (e.g. market, customer and product analysis) to enable us to review, develop and improve the products and services which we offer and to enable us to provide you and other customers with relevant information through our marketing programme.
- To compile statistical analysis of the pages of our website which you visit.
- Link online behaviour to subsequent application / registration details (if these are completed).
- Evaluate our sites advertising and promotional effectiveness.Site Tracking
A cookie is a text only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you and are not computer programs, and can't cause any damage to your computer.
Persistent Cookies are created and stored on your computer's hard drive for a period of time to identify it to the site tracking tool. The cookie does not collect any personal information. The cookie we issue contains the following information:
- A uniquely generated random number so that we can differentiate visitors and the expiry date of the cookie.
Session Cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave our site. Session Cookies allow you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to re-enter information into calculators, tools, illustrations and demonstrations.
We now outline the types of cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. The site operates an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete Hardware Pioneers cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)Persistent Cookies for Site Analytics and Performance
We use some persistent cookies to enhance the relevancy of information displayed on the site. User data is anonymous. More information about persistent cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/persistent-cookies-used-for.html
Google Analytics – we use this to understand how the site is being used in order to improve the user experience. User data is all anonymous. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.htmlDisabling / Enabling Cookies
By modifying the settings of your browser, you may opt to accept cookies, to be informed when one is about to be placed on your computer, or to automatically reject all cookies. However, you will not be able to use all the interactive features of our site or our online savings account if cookies are disabled. More information on cookies can be found at .Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following way: if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. By registering to our events, you give permission for us to share your details with our carefully selected and trusted who may contact you with information on the products and services they offer. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you - if you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:
Hardware Pioneers Ltd
4 Christopher Street
London, EC2A 2BS
United KingdomData Protection
You have the right to access and see a copy of the information we hold about you, and this will be provided at no cost to you on request. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. Before providing personal information to you or another person on your behalf, we may ask for some proof of identity or information so we can be satisfied that we are providing information to the correct individual and to protect the rights of our other registered users. You can contact us by email or in writing to request this information - please allow up to thirty days to receive the information disclosure. You also have the right for us to no longer communicate with you, to no longer holding your information or to not share your information with others any more, including having your information deleted forever. If you are not happy with our service or how we have processed or used your information you have the right to make a complaint to the UK supervisory authority which in the United Kingdom is the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office). You can find more information and contact details here https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
Data Protection Officer
Hardware Pioneers Ltd
4 Christopher Street
London, EC2A 2BS