Privacy Policy

Privacy and Cookie Policy

Version as of 10 October, 2019

At Consider This UK Limited (“Consider This UK Limited”), data privacy is at the heart of what we do, and protecting the privacy of those who use our services or visit our website (“Visitors”) is of paramount important to us. This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices in relation to the use of the Consider This UK Limited websites and the related applications and services we offer (collectively, “Services”).  For information about the privacy practices Consider This UK Limited employs when Consider This UK Limited’s customers use any of our cloud-based product solutions (“Products”) or associated consultancy services, please see our Product Privacy Policy, available here.

Consider This UK Limited has appointed Paul Taylor as its Data Protection Officer.  Please contact Paul if you have any questions on any of Consider This UK Limited’s privacy or data handling practices using the details in the “Contact us” section below.

 

  1. Websites covered by this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers the information practices of websites that link to this Privacy Policy, including: wwwconsiderthisuk.co.uk (collectively referred to as the “Sites”).

To enhance your experience, the Sites may include links to other, unaffiliated sites. Those websites will have their own privacy policies that you may wish to review. We have no responsibility for such linked websites or any use of those sites or those sites’ privacy practices. The Sites may also contain links to our presence on various social media platforms. As we do not operate or control such platforms, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of such platforms.

  1. Information collected

As a Visitor, you may ask for additional information about the Consider This UK Limited Products, including signing up to receive a newsletter, registering to use the Sites, or registering for an event. In that case, we may ask you to give us personal contact information, such as name, company name, address, phone number, and email address (“Contact Information”).

When purchasing the Products or registering for an event, Consider This UK Limited may ask you to provide Consider This UK Limited with financial qualification and billing information, such as billing name and address, credit card number, and the number of employees within the organisation that will be using the Products (“Billing Information”). Consider This UK Limited may also ask you to provide additional information, such as website annual pageviews, number of employees, or industry (“Optional Information”).

When Visitors apply for a job with Consider This UK Limited, Consider This UK Limited may also require you to submit additional personal data as well as a curriculum vitae (“Applicant Information”).

Contact Information, Billing Information, Applicant Information, Optional Information and any other information you submit to Consider This UK Limited to or through the Services are referred to collectively as “Data”.

As you navigate Sites, Consider This UK Limited may also collect information through the use of gathering tools, such as cookies, ETags and web beacons (“Website Navigational Information”). Website Navigational Information includes standard information from your web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on Sites (such as the pages viewed and the links clicked).

  1. Use of information collected (purpose and legal basis)

Consider This UK Limited uses Website Navigational Information to operate and improve its Sites. Consider This UK Limited may also use Website Navigational Information alone or in combination with Data about Visitors to provide personalised information about Consider This UK Limited. For additional information about the use of Website Navigational Information, please see Section 4 below.  We use legitimate interest as a legal basis for this processing. Our legitimate interest is operating and improving our website.

Consider This UK Limited may also use Data to improve its websites and deliver personalised content. This may involve anonymising the Data and then using it – typically in an aggregated form – to determine trends relating to online user behaviour, publish reports and develop features designed to enable website operators to improve their sites.

We use legitimate interest as a legal basis for this processing. Our legitimate interest is to deliver a more personalised experience on our website, e.g. showing you relevant articles or products. By using data in this way, you can expect our website to show you more engaging and relevant content than if we were not using personalisation.

Consider This UK Limited uses Data about Visitors to provide the Service. For example, if you fill out a “Contact Me” web form and actively opt-in to receiving communications from us, Consider This UK Limited will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in the Products. We use legitimate interest as a legal basis for that processing. Our legitimate interest is direct marketing to people who showed active interest in our products. However, we rely on your consent for the purpose of sending you the specific materials you have requested from us, unless you are an existing customer, in which case consent is not required but you can always object or unsubscribe from receiving such materials. If we rely on consent to contact you, we will only ever contact you in the way (and at the frequency) you have consented to receive communications from us.

We use legitimate interest as a legal basis to share your application data with chosen partners and suppliers with the legitimate interest to maximise the efficacy of the website. By choosing to use the site you explicitly agree to these Terms.

Consider This UK Limited also uses Data about Visitors who sign up for Consider This UK Limited’s corporate events to plan and host corporate events, host online forums.  We use legitimate interest as a legal basis for that processing. Our legitimate interest is to organise the event for those individuals that have signed up for such event.

Consider This UK Limited may also use Data about Visitors for marketing purposes. For example, Consider This UK Limited may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in the Products and to send you information regarding Consider This UK Limited, its affiliates, and its partners, such as information about promotions or events. We use legitimate interest as a legal basis for that processing. Our legitimate interest is direct marketing to people who showed active interest in our products. However, we rely on your consent for the purpose of sending you marketing materials unless you are an existing customer, in which case consent is not required but you can always object or unsubscribe from receiving such materials. If we rely on consent to contact you, we will only ever contact you in the way (and at the frequency) you have consented to receive communications from us.

Consider This UK Limited uses credit card information solely to collect payment from Visitors. We use performance of the contract as a legal basis for this processing.

  1. Cookies and other types of Website Navigational Information

This section describes the types of Website Navigational Information used on Sites, including cookies, and how this information may be used.

Cookies
Consider This UK Limited uses cookies to make interactions with Sites easy, meaningful and responsive to Visitor’s needs and desires. In fact, it’s kind of our thing. When you visit one of the Sites, Consider This UK Limited’s servers send a cookie to your computer. Standing alone, cookies do not personally identify you; they merely recognize your web browser. Unless you choose to identify yourself to Consider This UK Limited, either by responding to a promotional offer, opening an account, or filling out a web form (such as a “Contact Me” or a “30 Day Free Trial” form), you remain anonymous to Consider This UK Limited. However, if you do not identify yourself you can miss out on some amazing features we have prepared for our Visitors.

Consider This UK Limited uses cookies that are session-based and persistent-based. Session cookies exist only during one session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your browser or turn off your computer for a period of up to one year of inactivity. Please note that if you disable your web browser’s ability to accept cookies, you will be able to navigate Sites, but the functionality of the Sites may be degraded.

The following sets out how Consider This UK Limited uses different categories of cookies and your options for managing cookies’ settings:

Required cookies
Required cookies enable you to navigate the Sites and use certain features, such as accessing secure areas of the Sites and using Consider This UK Limited Services.

If you have chosen to identify yourself to Consider This UK Limited, Consider This UK Limited uses cookies containing encrypted information to allow Consider This UK Limited to uniquely identify you. Each time you log into the Services, a cookie containing an encrypted, unique identifier that is tied to your account is placed on your browser.

Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how Visitors use the Sites, including which pages Visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not collect information that individually identifies a Visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. It is only used to improve how Consider This UK Limited’s Sites function and perform.

From time to time, Consider This UK Limited engages third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit the Sites. Consider This UK Limited may also utilize Flash cookies for these purposes.

Functionality cookies
Functionality cookies allow Sites to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language, or your region) and provide enhanced, more personal features.  These cookies also enable you to optimize your use of Consider This UK Limited’s Services after logging in. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize.

Consider This UK Limited uses local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our Sites to personalize your visit.

Targeting or Advertising cookies
From time to time, Consider This UK Limited engages third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit the Sites. Consider This UK Limited sometimes uses cookies delivered by third parties to track the performance of Consider This UK Limited’s advertisements. For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visited Sites. The information provided to third parties does not include personal data, but this information may be re-associated with personal data after Consider This UK Limited receives it.

Consider This UK Limited also contracts with third-party advertising networks that collect IP addresses and other information from web beacons (see below) on Sites, from emails, and on third-party websites. Ad networks follow your online activities over time and across different sites or other online services by collecting Website Navigational Information through automated means, including through the use of cookies. Third parties use this information to provide advertisements about products and services tailored to your interests. This process helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. Third parties, with whom Consider This UK Limited partners to provide certain features on our Sites or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.

Managing cookies
Because Required cookies are essential to operate Sites and the Services, there is no option to opt out of these cookies, other than by not using the Sites.

However, you can learn how to opt out of Performance or Functionality cookies (this can impact the functionality you receive) using your browser settings by clicking here and learn more about the Targeting or Advertising cookies and other advertising networks and their opt out instructions, by clicking here and here.

To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.

Web Beacons
Consider This UK Limited uses web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about Visitors’ usage of Sites and interaction with emails from Consider This UK Limited. web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognise certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Site tied to the web beacon. For example, Consider This UK Limited may place web beacons in marketing emails that notify Consider This UK Limited when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of Sites. Consider This UK Limited uses web beacons to operate and improve its Sites and email communications.

ETags
ETags are a feature of the cache in browsers, an ETag is an identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL. If the resource content at that URL ever changes, a new and different ETag is assigned. Used in this manner ETags are a form of device identifier.  ETag tracking may generate unique tracking values even where HTTP, Flash, and/or HTML5 cookies are blocked - however, Consider This UK Limited has implemented its own ETags to ensure that if a Visitor has disabled or blocked cookies no ETag will be set by Consider This UK Limited.  ETags are used by Consider This UK Limited to back up cookies and restore them if we notice they are not functioning properly or are missing - note, this does not undermine your ability to block or delete cookies.  If you block cookies, this will also block Consider This UK Limited’s use of ETags.  You can delete ETags by clearing the history in your browser settings (details on how to do this for different browsers are available here).  

IP Addresses
When you visit Sites, Consider This UK Limited collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-personal data. For example, Consider This UK Limited uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which Visitors navigate Sites.

Social Media Features
Sites may use social media features, such as the Facebook ‘like’ button (“Social Media Features”). These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on Consider This UK Limited’s Sites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. You may be given the option by such Social Media Features to post information about your activities on Consider This UK Limited’s Site to your profile page that is provided by a third party social media network. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on Consider This UK Limited’s Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the relevant Social Media Features.

Do Not Track Currently, various browsers — including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari — offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to Sites’ visited by the user about the user's browser DNT preference setting. Consider This UK Limited does not currently commit to responding to browsers' DNT signals with respect to Consider This UK Limited's Sites, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies or regulators, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent. Consider This UK Limited takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard.

  1. Sharing of information collected

Service Providers
Consider This UK Limited may share Data about Consider This UK Limited Visitors with Consider This UK Limited’s contracted service providers so that these service providers can provide services on our behalf. Without limiting the foregoing, Consider This UK Limited may also share Data about Visitors with Consider This UK Limited’s service providers to ensure the quality of information provided, and with third–party social networking and media websites, such as Facebook, for marketing and advertising on those sites.

Consider This UK Limited Affiliates
Consider This UK Limited may share Data about Visitors with other companies in order to work with them, including affiliates of the Consider This UK Limited corporate group. For example, Consider This UK Limited may need to share Data about Visitors for customer relationship management purposes.

Business Partners
From time to time, Consider This UK Limited may partner with other companies to jointly offer products or services. If you purchase or specifically express interest in a jointly–offered product or service from or through Consider This UK Limited, Consider This UK Limited may share Data about Visitors collected in connection with your purchase or expression of interest with our partner(s). Consider This UK Limited does not control our business partners’ use of the Data about Visitors we collect, and their use of the information will be in accordance with their own privacy policies. If you do not wish for your information to be shared in this manner, you may opt not to purchase or specifically express interest in a jointly offered product or service.

Third Parties
Section 4 of this Privacy Policy, Website Navigational Information, specifically addresses the information we or third parties collect through cookies and web beacons, and how you can control cookies through your web browsers.

Billing
Consider This UK Limited uses a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use Billing Information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on Consider This UK Limited’s behalf.

Compelled Disclosure
Consider This UK Limited reserves the right to use or disclose information provided if required by law or if Consider This UK Limited reasonably believes that use or disclosure is necessary to protect Consider This UK Limited’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

  1. International transfer of information collected

Consider This UK Limited primarily stores Data about Visitors in the European Economic Area. To facilitate Consider This UK Limited’s global operations, Consider This UK Limited may transfer and access such information from around the world, including from other countries in which Consider This UK Limited has operations. This Privacy Policy shall apply even if Consider This UK Limited transfers Data about Visitors to other countries.

  1. Communications preferences

Consider This UK Limited offers Visitors who provide contact information a means to choose how Consider This UK Limited uses the information provided. You may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of Consider This UK Limited’s marketing emails. Additionally, you may send a request to develop@considerthisuk.com.

  1. Data subject requests, retention period, supervisory authority and other information

Data subject requests
You can ask us to update, change or delete any information Consider This UK Limited holds about you.  Requests to access, change, or delete your information will be handled within 28 days. You can find out if we hold any personal data by making a ‘data subject access request’ under the General Data Protection Regulation. If we do hold information about you we will:

- give you a description of it;

- tell you why we are holding it;

- tell you who it could be disclosed to and to whom;

- where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;

- let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form; and

- give you other information as outlined in Article 15 of the GDPR

If you want to delete the personal data we hold about you, we have an obligation to do that if the conditions outlined in Article 17 of the GDPR apply.

You can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data if (i) you contest their accuracy, (ii) the processing is unlawful and you do not want to delete the data, (iii) we do not need the personal data for the purposes of processing but you need them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or (iv) where you objected to the processing in accordance with Article 21(1) of GDPR pending verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

You have the right to receive any personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us. Article 20 of the GDPR applies to this.

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to our processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) (public interest, official authority and legitimate interests), including profiling based on those provisions.

To make a request to Consider This UK Limited for any personal data we may hold, please email the request in writing to develop@considerthisuk.com or by post to Consider This UK Limited office.

If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.

Retention period
Unless otherwise required by law, Data shall be stored for a maximum of six years after collection, except that Cookie Data about a specific Visitor will be deleted after one year of non-interaction with the Website.

Supervisory authority
The lead supervisory authority for Consider This UK Limited is Paul Taylor. We would always encourage our Visitors to reach out to us directly regarding any concerns about our data privacy or handling practices.  

  1. Security

Consider This UK Limited maintains tight controls over Data, retaining it in firewalled and secured databases with strictly limited and controlled access rights, to ensure it is secure.

Consider This UK Limited also uses third party tools to store Data. We use CRM services from PipeDrive and Asana to store Data about our prospective and current customers. We use Google services as a platform for Consider This UK Limited’s own products. If you want to learn more about security measures that our main third-party providers employ please see the links here: Pipedrive,AsanaGoogle

  1. “Powered by Consider This UK Limited”

As you browse the Internet, you may see or interact with certain applications, widgets or features that our customers run on, or have implemented into, their own websites with the label “Powered by Consider This UK Limited”.  This indicates that Consider This UK Limited technology is being used to deliver personalised content, or otherwise enhance a user’s online experience. Importantly, however, Consider This UK Limited does not operate or control such websites, and has no responsibility for those sites’ privacy practices. Those sites will have their own privacy policies that you may wish to review, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of such websites.

  1. Your information if there is a business transfer:

As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or purchase a business or assets. If we purchase another entity or if another entity acquires us or all or substantially all of our assets, or assets related to the Consider This UK Limited product offering, personal data, user data, and any other information that we have collected about the users of our products and services may be disclosed to such entity as part of the due diligence process and, if we or our assets are acquired, will be transferred to such entity as one of the transferred assets. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of Consider This UK Limited may continue to use your personal data as set forth in this policy.

  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Consider This UK Limited reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy. Consider This UK Limited will provide reasonably in advance a notification of the material changes to this Privacy Policy through Sites.

  1. Contacting us

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the information practices of Sites should be directed to “Attn: Consider This UK Limited Privacy” by e-mail develop@considerthisuk.com  or by writing  Consider This UK Limited to: 

ATTN: Privacy

Consider This UK, Brook House,
54a Cowley Mill Road,
Uxbridge
UB8 2QE