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Privacy, Data Protection and Cookies on the AHC Website

Allman Horrocks Consulting Ltd. ("AHC") provides this Privacy Policy ( "Privacy Policy") to help you understand how we collect, use and disclose information, including personal information that you may provide to us or that we may obtain as you use and access our Site.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check back here periodically. This Privacy Policy applies to www.ahc.co.uk ("The AHC Website").

Collected Information and Usage

By using The AHC Website, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Information by AHC consistent with applicable data protection law and this Privacy Policy which is expressly incorporated into the Terms. AHC collects and uses the information you provide to us, including information obtained from your use of The AHC Website.

We use Personal Information (e.g., name, address, telephone number, email address, and location) to follow up enquiries/requests for information you have made. We may also use the information that we collect for our business purposes to develop, enhance, and improve our products and services, and for advertising and marketing consistent with this Privacy Policy.

By using The AHC Website you acknowledge, consent and agree that AHC may collect, process, and use the information that you provide to us and that such information shall only be used by AHC or third parties acting under AHC's direction in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

AHC collects and uses information from you in several ways:

The AHC Website

AHC may observe your activities, preferences, and transactional data (such as your IP address and browser type) as well as related usage behavior depending on whether you are using the AHC Website or a particular AHC Service.

While we may collect or log this information, we do not identify you or match this non-Personal Information with your other Personal Information unless or except if we believe doing so will help us better respond to a request you have made. Where such non-Personal Information is linked to your Personal Information we will treat such information as Personal Information.

Use of Cookies

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small electronic files which a website can transfer to a user's hard drive to identify a user and personalise their use of that website.  The AHC Website automatically collects standard information such as a user's IP address, browser type, operating system, access times, etc.

We use cookies to help us monitor how visitors use our website, enabling us to understand how effective our website is and to improve the experience of visitors to the website. The AHC Website does not use cookies to customise web page content.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Google Analytics Cookies

The AHC Website uses Google Analytics software which places cookies on a user's device to provide us with aggregated usage data of the AHC Website.

Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions.  These cookies are used to store information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page.  These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor.  Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.

Analytical cookies allow us to count the number of visitors to our website, and to see how users move around the site when they are using it.  This helps us to improve the quality of the delivery of our web materials.  No personal information is collected or retained by means of the cookies used to generate this statistical information.

Cookies Set By Google Analytics 

Analytical cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website, and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it.  This helps us to improve your website experience and the services we provide.  No personal information is collected about you or about your computer. 

Information on the cookies used by the default configuration and use of Google Analytics is available here - https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies#cookiesSet

Any information collected indirectly will be used by AHC only to:  

  • monitor the volume, type and pattern of traffic using this website
  • develop the design and layout of the website and
  • for other administrative and planning purposes.

The cookies for Google Analytics are created automatically unless the user's browser is set to refuse them.  Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies.  All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies. 

Further detail on how to control how webservers use cookies on your computer (including Google Analytics cookies) is available on the AboutCookies.org website, which contains a guide to deleting and controlling cookies. 

Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (BETA)

As a user you can prevent Google Analytics collecting traffic log data.  To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected Google Analytics has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.  The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics.

If you want to opt out, download and install the add-on for your current web browser.   To do so please visit the following site which provides a browser add-on that enables a user to opt out - http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.  The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

Statcounter Cookies

The AHC Website also uses Statcounter software to analyse the use of this website.  Statcounter generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. 

Only 100 hits are stored at any one time and no electronic or hard copy is kept of these records.  Statcounter will store this information.

Statcounter's privacy policy is available at: http://statcounter.com/about/legal/#privacy

Security

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure, therefore, we cannot ensure the security of any information you send to us and you do so at your own risk.  If AHC learns of a security system's breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using The AHC Website or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues.

Links to Third-Party Sites

The AHC Website may contain links to third-party websites, however, please be aware that AHC is not responsible for and cannot control the privacy practices of these other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies for these other websites, as they may differ from ours.

Marketing Communications

When you provide AHC with Personal Information, we may communicate with you using the information you have given us to provide you with information we think may be of interest to you as permitted by law.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy in the future, in which case we will post the new Privacy Policy on the AHC Website. Your continued use of the AHC Website following a change in the Privacy Policy represents consent to the new Privacy Policy to the fullest extent permitted by law.