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Vertical Consulting: Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy  

Vertical Consulting are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
Our website uses cookies.  By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.


(1)      What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information: 

(a)    Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including [your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation and social network referral source

(b)    Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services

(c)     Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us  

(d)    Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications or newsletters

(e)    Any other information that you choose to send to us and DPO Requests


(2)     Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website.  We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website.We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

 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

 Our advertisers & payment solution services providers may also send you cookies.

We may 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 across the web using cookies.  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/.  You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.  However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, 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.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including this one

Browser Specific Cookie Management Information. For Information only ( Original C/O ICO )

  • Delete all cookies
  • block all cookies
  • Allow all cookies
  • Block third-party cookies
  • Clear all cookies when you close the browser
  • Open a ‘private browsing’ session
  • Install add-ons and plug-ins to extend browser functionality

Microsoft Explorer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835

Google Chrome https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB

Firefox http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Clear%20Recent%20History

Safari http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

Opera http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/


(3)      Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

 We may use your personal information to:

(a)    Administer the website
(b)    Improve your browsing experience by personalising the website
(c)    Enable your use of the services available on the website
(d)    Send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website
(e)    Send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you
(f)     Send you general non-marketing or commercial communications
(g)    Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested
(h)   Send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business
(i)     Provide third parties with statistical information about our users – this information will not be used to identify any individual user
(j)     Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

Our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, PayPal.  You can review the PayPal privacy policy at www.paypal.com.  We will share information with  PayPal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments.

(Other Payments methods are Streamline & Worldpay ( Needs updating )) 


(4)      Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(a)     To the extent that we are required to do so by law. 

(b)     In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings.

(c)     In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk 

(d)    To the purchaser or prospective purchaser of any business or asset which we are, or are contemplating selling

 (e)    To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information

 Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.


(5)     International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in our home jurisdiction.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website may or will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.  We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.


(6)      Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure password- and firewall- protected servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology

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


(7)      Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.


(8)   Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject the payment of a fee currently £10 GBP ( Pending DPO REG ((12))  

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. 


(9)     Third party websites

 The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.


(10)   Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.


(11)   Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us by email ( Needs Updating ) 


(12)  Data controller

The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Vertical Consulting – DPO Officer

Our data protection registration number is  ( pending reg)

(13)  Policy Updates

This privacy policy is currently being updated pending DP registration

This policy was last updated 24  August 2014