The Madiston Platform

The protection of Your information is very important to Us. We understand that You have the right to privacy and that You expect Us to keep Your information safe and secure. In general We do not share non-public information about You with third parties without Your consent, except as explained in the rest of this policy.

Personal Data

We Respect Your Privacy

Our privacy policy relates only to information that We obtain from You. If You visit a Website operated by a third party through a link included on this Website, Your information might be used differently by the operator of the linked Website.
Personal Data is information that identifies You and/or is specific to You. The Site respects Your privacy and the confidentiality of Your Personal Data in compliance with the data protection laws. This policy exists to help You understand how the Site, as Data Controller, uses and protects Your Personal Data.
We shall take appropriate organisational and technical measures for protecting Personal Data, and We shall store Personal Data only as long as necessary for the correct function of the Site and legal requirements.

Other information that We collect includes certain information about your computer and/or your mobile or handheld device (such as a smart phone or tablet), including where available your:

  • IP address
  • operating system
  • type of browser and
  • web pages visited

This information is used for maintaining the Site, identifying trends in usage, improving the Site's security, improving products and services, for statistical analysis and market research and for monitoring purposes.

We will keep Personal Data confidential and only give it to others as strictly necessary for exercising rights and meeting obligations resulting from legitimate use of the Site or pursuing Our legitimate business goals.
We reserve the right to appoint an Internet service provider to host the Site on Our behalf which may be situated outside the European Economic Area. By agreeing to the ToU You consent to any transfer of Your personal information outside the European Economic Area. This may be necessary for Us to achieve the purposes set out above.
We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to the Site. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on Your browser. You have a right to refuse this and if You don't want this to happen, then You should modify Your browser to prevent this happening.

YOUR RIGHTS

Your Personal Data is protected by legal rights, which include your rights to object to our processing of your Personal Data; request that your Personal Data is erased or corrected; request access to your Personal Data.
For more information or to exercise your data protection rights, please contact us.
You also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office which regulates the processing of Personal Data.

COOKIES

Cookies are small text files stored on Your PC when You visit the Site and can be used in order for the Site to run effectively or to identify Your PC whenever You return to the Site.

We use a number of different cookies on Our Site. For further information on Cookies We recommend You visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies We use on this Site and what We use them for. Currently We operate 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 the 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.)

First Party Cookie

These are cookies that are set by this Site directly.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on the Site. Google Analytics stores information about what pages You visit, how long You are on the Site, how You got here and what You click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of the Site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store Your personal information (e.g. Your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who You are.

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.html

Joomla: The Site runs the popular Joomla CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on Your interactions with Joomla, and whether You have logged into Joomla. We use a session cookie to remember Your log-in for You if You are a registered user and We deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the Site. If these are disabled then various functionality on the Site will be broken.

More information on session cookies and what they are used for at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies/session-cookies-used-for.html

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on Your machine by external websites whose services are used on this Site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the Site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of the Site. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what You are doing all around the internet, including on this Site.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use Your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.

We and Our advertisers may use cookies and other techniques for passively collecting demographic information, personalising Your use of the Site or recognising Your computer when You revisit the Site. Advertisers use cookies for recording clicks on adverts. This assists them in displaying relevant adverts. We may combine cookies information with Personal Data.

The Site may contain links transferring You to other websites. Such websites may not be within Our control, and therefore other privacy policies may apply to such sites. We recommend that You take care when You visit another website and supply Personal Data.

We reserve the right to transfer Personal Data to a legal successor who acquires the right to use such information in case the Site is sold or assigned.

We reserve the right to modify the data protection measures and the Privacy Policy should it become necessary. We shall notify You of such changes by email.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, You have a right to access, view, correct, or remove any Personal Data We, credit reference agencies and fraud prevention agencies hold about You. If you would like to know more or put in a request, please contact us. We will meet Your request in a reasonable period of time and after proof of Your identity provided that We do not infringe any legal provisions by doing so. We will first inform You of any fee that might be payable, and You have confirmed to Us that You wish to proceed.