Confidentiality and Data Protection
Tallents, which operates the Internet site located at www.tallents.co.uk, recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about visitors to our sites.
As a general policy, no personally identifiable information, such as your name, address or email address, is automatically collected from visitors to our sites. Personally identifiable information about visitors to our sites is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted via registration or contact forms. We may collect certain non-personal information to optimize our Web pages for your computer (i.e., the identity of your Internet browser, the type of operating system you use, your IP address and the domain name of your Internet service provider). We may use such non-personal information for internal purposes, including but not limited to improving the content of our sites.
In those instances when we do collect personally identifiable information, the following policies apply:
Tallents will notify you when we are collecting personally identifiable information about you and how we intend to use it. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with information or a product you requested.
We may gain information about you from your use of this website. It may be ‘voluntary information’ – information that you provide to us voluntarily (such as contact details or information contained in an employment application form) or ‘involuntary information’– information that we gather through our monitoring of visits to this website.
Voluntary information will be retained and utilized in accordance with all applicable laws – in particular, the Data Protection Act 1998, in accordance with which Tallents will maintain and protect the confidentiality of your information.
Third parties may provide us with storage facilities. They will be required to adhere to the same confidentiality obligations that we have and will only be allowed to process data in accordance with our instructions. Apart from this, Tallents will not, unless required to do so by law or by regulators, disclose your data to any third party.
You are entitled to access and to have rectified any personal data provided to us. You may do this either by sending us a written request by post or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Involuntary information will not generally identify individual visitors to our website and is mainly statistical. It will be used mainly to improve the website and its navigability, and to identify areas that are of most interest to visitors. Where visitors are identified they will usually be organisations that already have relationships with us, and the information we gain will be used in developing those relationships and improving the services we provide.
This website may, like most websites, use ‘cookies’ to personalise your online experience. These are small files of text data sent to your computer so that our website will know that you have visited us before (but it will not be able to identify you). By retaining certain data (such as your bookmarks) through cookies our website can improve its responsiveness to you when you visit. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you an can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
You can block you internet browser from automatically downloading cookies. If you do so you will still be able to use this site. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
Types of Cookies we may use
Google Analytics – Google Analytics uses traffic log cookies to gain information about the use of pages on our website. We use the information from cookies to generate reports on the usage of our website which are used for evaluation and analysis. The purpose is to improve our website by tailoring it to the needs of users. No data specific to any identifiable user is retained.
As a user you can opt out of this process of collecting traffic log data. 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