Privacy and Cookies

Interface – The knowledge connection for business is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers and website visitors. Our relationship with you is valuable and we understand the importance you place on the privacy and security of information which personally identifies you.

This Privacy Policy tells you what to expect when Interface collects personal information through online media. Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

By accessing this website you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within this Privacy Policy. In return, Interface gives the commitment that we will use the personal data you provide only in ways that are compatible with the following Privacy Policy.

Information that we collect from you

Interface provides a variety of online offerings, including information about Interface services, business information and publicity. Interface collects personally identifiable information you may provide through the newsletter sign up form, enquiry form, feedback form, registration for events and emails. We ask you for personal data only when it is needed to provide services you have enquired about or asked us to provide or to respond to your request for information. You do not need to provide us with personal data simply to browse our site.

Interface use this information to fulfil your request for our services, to communicate with you generally and to contact you about special offers, promotions or new events and services. We will never share your personal information without your consent.

Our website keeps track of standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns to better understand your website experience and to help us to improve our services for users. This information is collected by what are called cookies. The cookies used do not identify individual users and we do not make any attempt to find out identities of those using our websites.

Use of your information

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our website and to supply the services you have requested. It will also enable us to contact you where necessary. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the website or Interface services. Where you have consented, we might also use your information to let you know about other services which we offer which may be of interest to you and we may contact you by post, telephone or email. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know.

Your information will be processed by Interface in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998 and other relevant legislation.

Disclosure of your information

The information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the UK and may be accessed by our staff for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you. We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our website to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.

We may pass information you provide to us to one or more of our University Partners to enable them to contact you occasionally about products and services which may be of interest to you. They may contact you by post, telephone or email.

If our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners. We will always take steps to ensure that your information is used by third parties in accordance with this policy.

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent. Interface continually updates the services and facilities provided and website users can contact us at any time for further information about how their data will be collected and processed.

Cookie

We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

The list below describes 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 Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly. We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. 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 data 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.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html

WordPress: Our blog runs the popular WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with WordPress.

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

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 which allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. 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 website.

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.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off on your web browser and you do not need to have cookies turned on to use our service. Most browsers are defaulted to accept and maintain cookies, and you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

Emails

Some emails that we send you have no tracking in at all e.g. service emails with invoices attached. Other emails we send we can track, at an individual level, whether the user has opened and clicked on the email. We do not use this information at a personal level, rather we use it to understand open and click rates on our emails to try and improve them. If you want to be sure that none of your email activity is tracked then you should opt out of our emails which you can do via the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the Website.