Website Privacy Statement

Albany Appointments will collect the personal details that you provide to us on our website for the purposes of providing you with services and/or information. In providing such services and/or information to you we will only use your data in accordance with the terms of the following statement.

This statement sets out below:
1. How personally identifiable information of yours is collected from you through the website.
2. How the information is used by us
3. With whom the information may be shared and for what purpose(s)
4. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information.
5. The kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected through our website
6. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

If you feel that this company is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, you should first contact Albany Appointments.
 
Information Collection and Use
Albany Appointments is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.  We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others.  Albany Appointments collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
 
Registration
We request information from the user on our online registration forms.  Here a user must provide contact information and information regarding the type of work you are seeking and your skills, qualifications and experience.  This information is used to enable us to provide you with work-finding services.  If we have trouble processing your application, this contact information is used to get in touch with you. Albany Appointments does not use this information for any other purpose.

Cookies
Cookies are used on this website to collect information about your use of the website and to measure the website's performance. This allows us to create more of the pages that users like and to remove unused content. When you visit the website you can allow or disallow it to store cookies on your computer's hard drive, by customising your cookie preferences using your web browser's preferences/options/tools. Your information is not disclosed to any third parties. We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Use of 'cookies'

1. What are cookies?
Cookies are widely used tiny pieces of software (files) that are installed on a computer or mobile device when an individual visits a website.

Windows Explorer, which is one of the main internet browsers, will usually store these files in a folder called ‘cookies’ in ‘documents and permissions’ on computers running Microsoft Windows.

Cookies allow websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. The cookies save some information about that user for when they access the site again in the future.

By using and browsing the Albany Appointments website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the 'help' menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

2. What types of cookies are there?
Broadly, there are 4 types of cookie:
Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential to make a website work and enable features that users have specifically asked for. These types of cookies are commonly used with e-billing. Without use of cookies, these features of the website could not operate.
Performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’.
Functionality cookies. These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
Targeting or Advertising cookies. These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.

3. What cookies does the Albany Appointments website use?
The table below shows what cookies we use and why.

Service Cookie Name Description Expiration Time
Google Analytics gtag.js and analytics.js _ga Used to distinguish users. 2 years
_gid Used to distinguish users. 24 hours
_gat Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_. 1 minute
AMP_TOKEN Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. 30 seconds to 1 year
_gac_ Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out. 90 days
Google Analytics ga.js __utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. 10 minutes
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascriptlibrary executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 30 mins from set/update
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmbcookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 6 months from set/update
__utmv Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable. This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. 2 years from set/update
PHP System PHPSESSID This cookie contains information that identifies the user and is destroyed when the session expires. Session
ASP System ASPSESSIONIDASDQRTAD This cookie contains information that identifies the user and is destroyed when the session expires. Session
  Acgroupswithpersist, Acopendivids These cookies are used to enable some areas of the website to display correctly, such as page elements and the user clicking links. They do not collect personally identifiable information and deleted once the browser is closed. Session
  Cookieconsent_status This cookie enables you to accept our cookie statement once every year. 1 year

Consent
If you continue to use our website we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from our website.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.  IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing
We may share aggregated demographic information with our clients. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Links
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Albany Appointments is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.  This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site. 

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information.  When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line. 

When our registration form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as information about your health), this is stored in a secure database and all document attachments are held in offline folders. We also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line.  All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices.  Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our accounts clerk or a marketing assistant) are granted access to personally identifiable information.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to faye.hampton@albany-appointments.co.uk

Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If your personally identifiable information changes (such as office address), we will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove the personal data provided to us.  This can usually be done by emailing conferences@albany-appointments.co.uk

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it.  If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email.  Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.