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Privacy and Cookie Policy

Shard Media Group Privacy and Cookie Policy

This Privacy and Cookie Policy explains how Shard Media Group uses personal information we collect and how you can limit our use of that personal data.

1. What information do we gather?

1.1 We gather information that relates to, and can identify you (e.g. your name and address) and information that does not identify you (e.g. a visitor’s behaviour patterns when they visit our website). We collect information that does not identify you to evaluate our site, ensure that our site and services run properly and ensure we are paid for advertising services we offer.

2. How do we gather information?

2.1 Information is gathered in two ways:

2.1.1 indirectly (e.g. using website technology or technology when you use a Shard application for a mobile device); and
2.1.2 directly (e.g. when you buy a subscription, register to access parts of our site or download a whitepaper or return feedback surveys published at our events.

2.2 When responding to events, offers etc. by making a booking online or by telephone, if you do not wish for your details to be used by us to send you promotions and offers, please make this clear by stating “No Offers”.

3. Use of your information

3.1 We might use your personal information to:

3.1.1 remember you when you visit our website and track your browsing patterns by using cookies. You can prevent this; section 5 deals with this in more detail.
3.1.2 ensure any products or services you receive are correctly administered (including subscriptions).
3.1.3 contact you by email, mail or telephone to let you know about any of our products, services or promotions (which, in some cases may be provided by third parties) if you give us permission.
3.1.4 ensure materials on the website are presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
3.1.5 collate and log numeric internet addresses to improve the website and to monitor website usage.

4. Accessing and updating your personal information

4.1 You can update your details and marketing preferences by accessing your account pages on the website, by emailing dataprotection@creditstrategy.co.uk or by writing to us at Shard Media Group Data Department, Axe & Bottle Court, 70 Newcomen Street, London, SE1 1YT.

4.2 If you have signed up to receive marketing from us by text, to stop this, please reply STOP to the last message you received.

4.3 You have the right to access the personal information held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please send an email to dataprotection@creditstrategy.co.uk. There will be an administrative charge of £10 for providing a copy of this information.

5. Cookies

5.1 What Are Cookies: As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies...

5.2 How We Use Cookies: We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

5.3 Disabling Cookies: You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

5.4 The Cookies We Set: If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

5.5 Third Party Cookies: In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.

From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.

As we sell products it's important for us to understand statistics about how many of the visitors to our site actually make a purchase and as such this is the kind of data that these cookies will track. This is important to you as it means that we can accurately make business predictions that allow us to monitor our advertising and product costs to ensure the best possible price.

In some cases we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Twitter, LinkedIn, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

5.6 More Information: Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods. Email: dataprotection@creditstrategy.co.uk

5.7 Shard Media Group is in compliance with Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.

6. Security

6.1 The password you provide when registering with the website is encrypted to ensure protection against unauthorised access to your personal information.

6.2 We invest in high-quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy. No data transmission over the Internet can be entirely secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and/or use of the website. Any information that you send is at your own risk and may be read by others. However, once we have received your personal information we use strict procedures to protect the security of your personal information.

7. Disclosing your information

7.1 We may disclose your personal information if we are approached by a potential buyer of our business, if we are required to do so by law or in good-faith believing such action is necessary to comply with the law.

7.2 We never sell personal information, or pass it to third parties for marketing purposes without your permission.

8. Where we store your personal information

8.1 The personal information that we collect from you may be sent and stored outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) in order to carry out the activities listed in “Use of Your Information”.

9. Changes to this Policy

9.1 If we change our Policy, we will post the changes on this page. Please check the website regularly for any changes to this Policy.

10. If you don’t feel we’re adhering to this Policy, what should you do?

10.1 If you believe that we have not adhered to this Policy, please notify us by email at dataprotection@creditstrategy.co.uk and we will try to solve the problem promptly.
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