cda Statement of Privacy

cda are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We comply with the UK privacy and data protection requirements.

This Statement of Privacy describes how cda collects, uses and protects personal information you may provide through our website. 


Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you: 

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our services, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

Unfortunately the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site, any transmission is at your own risk. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

We use information held about you in the following ways:

To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computers.
To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between cda and you.
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
To notify you about changes to our service.
To improve our website


Cookies
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

How do we use cookies?

We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and in order to create reports. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual. 

The only cookies in use on our site are for Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it. 

Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We then use the information to compile reports and to help us improve our site. 

Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page. 

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. 

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see www.aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Third Parties

It is cda’s policy only to disclose information to third parties under the following circumstances:

As required by law.
If cda’s or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party.
When required to fulfil cda’s obligations.


IP Addresses

Like most website providers, we use IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to analyse how our website is being used. This information is not linked to personally identifiable information and is only collected and used at aggregate level for statistical and trend mapping purposes. We may use IP addresses to track the source of an internet-based attack on our website or if required to by a legal proceeding.

Security

cda are committed to protecting your personal information and have technical and organisational measures in place to do this. Only authorised cda personnel are provided access to personally identifiable information and these employees have agreed to ensure confidentiality of this information.

All information is restricted to our offices and our business partners who are bound by a confidentiality agreement. We have implemented security policies and rules and all our employees and those with access to this data are required to abide by these.

Our site may contain links to and from websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and cda do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. 


Protection of Children’s information

cda website does not knowingly distribute content or collect information from individuals under the age of sixteen years.

Access to personal information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet the costs in providing the information. Requests must be made in writing to:

Data Controller, cda, Oak House, 1 Limewood Way, Limewood Business Park, LEEDS LS14 1AB 


Changes to our Privacy Policy

cda reserves the right to modify or update this Statement at any time.