We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
1. What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
- information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website;
- information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
- information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer hard drive by a web page server. You will normally see a message on the site before we store a cookie on your computer.
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
Types of cookies
Strictly necessary cookies – are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features. These cookies don’t gather information about you for the purposes of marketing.
Session cookies – are used to store information about or change setting for a user session It lasts only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser.
Functionality cookies – allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username). The information these cookies collect is anonymised (i.e. it does not contain your name, address etc.) and they do not track your browsing activity across other websites.
Performance cookies – collect information about how visitors use a web site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor although they may collect the IP address of the device used to access the site. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works, and the user experience.
First and third-party cookies – whether a cookie is a first or third-party cookie depends on which website the cookie comes from. First party cookies are those set by or on behalf of the website visited. All other cookies are third party cookies. We use both first party (session and functionality cookies) and third-party cookies (performance cookies).
Persistent cookies – the Transform website does not use persistent cookies which are used by websites to provide targeted advertising based upon the browsing history of the device. They last after you have closed your browser and allow a website to remember your actions and preferences.
Targeting cookies – the Transform website does not use targeting cookies which are used to collect several pieces of information about your browsing habits. They are usually placed by advertising networks. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as media publishers. These organisations do this to provide you with targeted adverts more relevant to you and your interests. This type of advertising is called online behavioural advertising and places an icon in the top right-hand corner of an advert. This icon when clicked, will take you through to the website ‘Your Online Choices’ where there is more help and guidance for you to Opt-out of this type of advertising. You can block these cookies using your browser settings.
How do I control my cookies?
You have the ability control, accept and decline cookies, if you choose to decline cookies; you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our site and any preferences will be lost if you delete cookies.
All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies. Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. You should do this through the web browser settings for each web browser you use and, on each device, you use to access the Internet.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wider variety of browsers.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
List of cookies used on Transform’s website
- Strictly necessary cookies
- Session cookies
- Functionality cookies
- Performance cookies
3. Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).
4. Policy amendments
5. Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity.
You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.
6. Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.