Privacy Policy 2017-06-14T12:05:29+00:00

Privacy policy

Your privacy is of the utmost importance for us. First Step Consulting Limited values your trust and respects your need for online privacy. We endeavor to protect any personal information you may share with us.

By accessing or using our Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and accepted the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and be aware that we may change it at any time. Thus we recommend that you check back regularly to this page to be apprised of any updates of changes.

PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

When you contact us directly by submitting certain forms, emails, and mails, or otherwise voluntarily supply information to First Step Consulting Limited, you are agreeing to share your personal information with First Step Consulting Limited, including your name, contact information, title, address, company or university affiliation, email address, occupation, reason for contacting First Step Consulting Limited, telephone number, fax number, and any message you submit to us.

We use your personal information mainly to fulfil your requests and communicate primarily through email. We may share your information with third parties if necessary. Occasionally we may send electronic copies of FSC Insights, emails regarding recent changes and updates, surveys, and other materials to some of our contacts. If you wish to opt out of receiving such communications or wish to notify us of a change in your contact or other details, please contact us.

First Step Consulting Limited does not sell or licence personally identifiable information you provide, however.

We may also disclose your personally identifiable information if required to do so by law, or if we believe that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with legal requirements, (2) protect and defend our rights or property or those of our users or (3) protect the personal safety of our users or the public. This may involve exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. First Step Consulting Limited reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information if we reasonably feel that you are in violation of our Terms or other published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any harmful, infringing or illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to disclose such information in response to court and governmental orders, civil subpoenas, discovery requests, and as otherwise required by law, as well as in response to allegations of infringement.

NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

We use non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher-quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behaviour of our visitors and members, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the Website. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

We use your personal information mainly to fulfil your requests and communicate primarily through email. We may share your information with third parties if necessary. Occasionally we may send electronic copies of FSC Insights, emails regarding recent changes and updates, surveys, and other materials to some of our contacts. If you wish to opt out of receiving such communications or wish to notify us of a change in your contact or other details, please contact us.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, or by installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by us and Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. All of our activities fall within the bounds of the Google Analytics Terms of Service.

SECURITY

We try to keep our Website secure and to protect the security and integrity of personal information provided to this Website. However we assume no liability for any disclosure of information provided to us through our website or by email or stored on our system or otherwise in our care. We cannot guarantee that your information will be absolutely safe from intrusion by the third parties. If you contact us by email or a form or similar feature on our Website, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure.

MISCELLANEOUS

If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm to us that you have their permission to do so and that they are aware of the contents of this privacy policy and do not have any objection to our processing their information in accordance with this policy. You are responsible for informing us of any change in your details, such as a change of address. You have a right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in the information we hold about you.

Please also note that First Step Consulting Limited does not knowingly collect Personal Information from users who are under 13 years of age. In the event that we discover that personally identifiable information has been collected from a child under 13, we will delete that information from our systems.

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If you have any questions, please send an email to legal@firststepconsulting.co.uk

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