Privacy and Cookies Policy

PRIVACY POLICY
LAST UPDATED: 24/05/2018

Please read all of the following information carefully.
By using Our Site and/or registering with us, you are agreeing to the terms of this Policy.
Networking Contact Ltd takes the security of and our legal responsibilities around your personal data seriously. This statement explains relevant information about our processing of your personal data collected via this website.
We aim to always respect your data protection rights in compliance with the latest Data Protection Laws, including the GDPR.

WHO WE ARE
This Website is owned and operated by Networking Contact Ltd (‘we’/’us’/’our’), a limited company registered in England and Wales under company number 08806581 having our registered office at Coltwood House, 2 Tongham Road, Farnham, Surrey, UK, GU10 1PH. Networking Contact Ltd is the Data Controller.
This Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Irfan Khalil. The DPO can be contacted by email info@networkingcontact.com.
Networking Contact Ltd (‘ Networking Contact ’, ‘We’ or ‘Us’) take data protection very seriously and are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

COLLECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information you give us
You may give us information about you or relating to you:
• if you register to become a user of Our Services;
• if you send Us a message through Our Services or correspond with Us by telephone in writing or otherwise;
• as you visit web pages on Our Website or use Our service;
• if you subscribe to one of Our Services;
• participate in a discussion board or other social media functions on Our Services;
• if you enter a competition, promotion or survey;
• if you report a problem to us; and
• from any of your activities in connection with your use of Our Services.
Before you can access and use all of Our Service’s features and services, you must register to become a user of Our Services.
To register, We ask that you provide Us with certain personal information, which will generally include your name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, academic record, profile picture and personal website (each to allow Us to customise your experience), a username and a password created by you. You may also elect to upload materials to your profile that include personal information. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you do not want to be publically available.

Information we collect about you
With regard to each of your visits to Our Services, We may automatically collect the following information:
• technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, your ISP and/or mobile carrier, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, your location (if you are accessing the Services from a mobile device (note that most mobile devices will allow you to prevent location data from being sent to us));
• information about your visits, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to, through and from which you access Our Service (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page, and any phone number used to contact us.

Information we receive from other sources.
• Others may post, write about and ‘tag’ you, or link to your profile through the Services (known as ‘following’).
• You and others may post content that includes information about you on Our Services.
• Customers and partners may provide data to us.
• We work closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers and search information providers) and may receive information about you from them.

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use your personal information in the following ways:
• to create, personalise, provide support and maintain your user account and profile for Our Services and to provide you with various services and with adverts that are more relevant and useful to you;
• to send you information about your account, the facilities We or Our related companies provide or changes or upgrades that We make to those facilities;
• to authenticate you and authorise access to Our Services;
• to alert you of relevant opportunities and activities (including, without limitation, jobs, workspaces, content and notifications (for example, if another user is following your profile));
• to allow you to stay in touch, in communication and up to date with contacts, collaborators and clients. To do so, you can find and ‘follow’ the professionals you choose;
• to suggest ‘follows’ or ‘tags’ for you and others;
• to allow you to seek out and be found for career opportunities;
• to serve you bespoke adverts;
• where appropriate:
• to promote to you, and enable you to enter, competitions ;
• to send you emails that contain promotions on behalf of our third party partners, including
• to send you newsletters (possibly including adverts) which you may either elect to receive or may be interested in given your user account and/or profile and/to provide you with any other information or services you request that We provide.
Except as set out in this Privacy Policy or otherwise agreed by you, We will not share your personal information with third parties (such as marketing companies) or use your personal information other than for Our internal purposes.
We do not store credit card details.
We monitor for and try to prevent security breaches.

ADVERTISING AND COOKIES
We use 'cookies' and similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, pixels, ad tags, and device identifiers) to identify information about your web browser session and personalisation data each time you visit and use Our Services. A 'cookie' is a small data file that will be stored by your web browser when you access Our Services. These cookies do not contain any of your personal information such as name or email, the information stored in the cookie will only identify you to Networking Contact. Cookies can be used to enhance your use of Our Services, as We use them to help personalise Our delivery of services and material to you, such as information which is most relevant to your profile and interests.
You can set up your browser so that it does not accept Our cookies. You can also manually delete Our cookies from your browser. However, you will not be able to login to Our Services without cookies being enabled on your browser. When browsing without logging in, some features may not behave as intended when cookies are not accepted.
Cookies from other entities – ‘third party’ cookies – may also be set on your devices.

HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We may engage third parties to undertake some of Our Services or related services such as hosting, archiving, data security and email communications. We may provide those third parties access to personal information for the sole purpose of them providing their services to us. We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure that those third parties only use your personal information for the specific purposes for which it is provided to them and consistently with this Privacy Policy.
We use others to help provide Our Services (e.g. maintenance, analysis, audit, payments, fraud detection, marketing and development). They will have access to your information as reasonably necessary to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for other purposes.
We may also disclose your personal information:
• to analytics and search engine providers that assist Us in the improvement and optimisation of Our Services;
• to Our related companies;
• to Our professional advisors;
• to law enforcement authorities, if We suspect that an unlawful act is being committed or that such disclosure will prevent that unlawful act; or
• as otherwise required or authorised by law.
If you apply for a position that is advertised via Our Services, We will provide your contact details to the person or company advertising that position.
Other than the types of disclosures set out in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise agreed by you, We will not disclose your personal information to any third party.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as HTTPS. We regularly monitor our systems and Services for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, We cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of Our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Please be aware that Our Services may contain links to third party websites. If you visit such websites, before providing your personal information on or in connection with those websites, We suggest you review the privacy policy and terms and conditions of use of the third party website.

YOUR ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You are entitled to know what personal information We hold about you. You are also entitled to update or correct your personal information. If you would like to contact Us in relation to your personal information, please do so by email to info@networkingcontact.com.

YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (“GDPR”)
You may be able to exercise some of these rights directly through the functionality We provide on Our Services. Alternatively, or where that is not possible, or if you wish to ask a question about your rights, please contact Us on info@networkingcontact.com.
You shall have the right, in accordance with the GDPR, to obtain from Us the following:
• Right of confirmation: Confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed.
• Right of access: Free information about the personal data We store about you at any time and to receive a copy of it.
• Right to rectification: Rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data about you.
• Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten): The erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay, subject to Our legal rights and obligations to retain the same.
• Right of restriction of processing: Restriction of processing where:
• you contest the accuracy of the personal data, for a period while We verify its accuracy;
• the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your personal data and request that it be restricted instead;
• we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but do require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and
• you do not agree with Our assessment that the processing is permitted for Our “legitimate interests”, for a period while verification is carried out as to whether those interests override your own interests.
Right to data portability
You shall have the right to have the personal data concerning you, which was provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to have it transmitted to another entity (to the extent that such data was processed by Us on the basis of consent or because it such processing was necessary for the performance of a contract).
Additionally, you will have the following rights:
• Right to object
• to object on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning you, which is based on Our legitimate interests. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions;
• to object to Our processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing;
• Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you, or similarly significantly affects you.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY
We may change the terms of Our Privacy Policy from time to time and at any time, and without actual notice to you. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes We make, as these are binding on you.


COOKIES POLICY

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our website and your web experience.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Our cookies
We use both/only session cookies and persistent cookies on this website. We will/may send to you the following cookies: We will use these persistent / session cookies for the purposes of which cookies are used are:
a. to recognise a computer when a user visits the website;
b. to track a user as the user navigates the website;
c. to enable the use of a shopping cart on the website;
d. to improve the website’s usability;
e. to analyse the use of the website;
f. to administer the website;
g. to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website;
h. to personalise the website for a user; and
i. to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to a user.
Third party [and analytics] cookies
When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies. Our advertisers / service providers may send you cookies.
They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies:
a. to track your browser across multiple websites;
b. to build a profile of your web surfing; and
c. to target advertisements which may be of particular interest to you.
In addition, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.
We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the web using the DART cookie.
You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.
ou can opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/ or by using the NAI’s (Network Advertising Initiative’s) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. However, these opt-out mechanisms use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.
To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.
Cookies and personal information
Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Blocking cookies
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.
For example:
a. in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
b. in Firefox (version 16) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
c. in Chrome (version 23), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on this website.
Deleting cookies
You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer.
For example:
a. in Internet Explorer (version 9), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
b. in Firefox (version 16), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” and then “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
c. in Chrome (version 23), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”. Again, doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

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