1. Introduction and General Terms
In order to provide you with the full range of AURA services, we are sometimes required to collect information about you.
what information AURA may collect about you;
how AURA will use information we collect about you;
when AURA may use your details to contact you;
whether AURA will disclose your details to anyone else;
your choices regarding the personal information you have provided to us;
The websites contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit or are collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
2. What information will AURA collect about me?
When you sign up to participate in or receive a service from any AURA.org.uk website, such as newsletters, competitions, live chats, message boards or register with the single universal online registration system used across different parts of the AURA.org.uk called "Single Sign-On", we may ask for personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, e mail address, postal address, telephone or mobile number or date of birth. Different webpages may ask for different personal information. By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable AURA and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Your personal details and preferences can be updated on the Edit Profile page of the website.
3. How will AURA use the information they collect about me?
AURA will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:
for "service administration purposes", which means that AURA may contact you for reasons related to the service you have signed up for, as set out in paragraph 4 below (e.g. to provide you with password reminders or to notify you that a particular service has been suspended for maintenance);
to contact you about a submission you have made to the websites, including any content you provide
to personalise the way AURA content is presented to you
IP addresses are used to identify the location of users, the number of visits from different countries and also to block disruptive use;
to analyse and improve the services offered on AURA.org.uk. e.g. to provide you with the most user-friendly navigation experience.
Where AURA proposes using your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for your use other than as listed above.
4. When will AURA contact me?
AURA may contact you:
in relation to the functioning of any service you have signed up for in order to ensure that the AURA can deliver the services to you;
where you have opted to receive further correspondence;
in relation to any contribution you have made to AURA.org.uk, e.g. on the AURA message boards;
to invite you to participate in surveys about AURA services (participation is always voluntary);
for marketing purposes where you have specifically agreed to this (see paragraph 5 below)
Local pages will give you detailed information about how AURA will contact you in relation to specific services.
5. Will I be contacted for marketing purposes?
AURA won't contact you for marketing purposes, or promote new services to you unless you specifically agree to be contacted for these purposes.
6. Will AURA share my personal information with anyone else?
We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies) or as described in paragraph 7 below. Generally, we will only use your information within AURA. However, sometimes AURA uses third parties to process your information. AURA will require these third parties to comply strictly with its instructions and the AURA will require that they do not use your personal information for their own business purposes.
7. Offensive or inappropriate content on the AURA website
If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on or to AURA.org.uk, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on AURA.org.uk, AURA may use your personal information to stop such behaviour.
Where AURA reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any of the laws UK (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), AURA may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.
8. What if I am a user aged 16 or under?
AURA’s services are aimed at the Clientside Insight / Research community and as such we do not anticipate website users aged 16 or under. AURA will not knowingly accept any information provided by users aged 16 or under.
9. How long will AURA keep my personal information?
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is set out in any relevant subscription you hold with AURA. Subscriptions are reviewed annually. In the case that you wish to cancel your registration as an AURA.org.uk member, once an account is deleted a red flag goes on the database and, while people cannot use the personal information, it stays on the system for a period of one year for administration purposes before being deleted by the AURA Administrator.
Where you contribute to AURA.org.uk the AURA will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.
10. Can I find out what personal information AURA holds about me?
Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the personal information AURA holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.
11. What if I am accessing AURA website outside the UK?
13. Cookies Policy -Information AURA collects from you
a. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a "device") browser from a website's computer and is stored on your device's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their website in order to track online traffic flows.
Cookies record information about your online preferences and allow us to tailor the websites to your interests. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all of the AURA.org.uk features. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.
Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. For example: if on a previous visit you went to our education pages, we might find this out from your cookie and highlight educational information on your second and subsequent visits.
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Last updated 25 May 2018
Company name: AURA Insight
Registered office: 15 Whitehall London SW1A 2DD