This website only collects personal and business data from you with your permission that is not otherwise publicly available, for example if you register or fill in a form. No personal or business data is collected from you without you knowing about it.
Some web usage and technical information is collected by this website but this does not contain any personal data and does not personally identify you, Unless you otherwise agree the information you give us or that we collect about you will not be shared with any third party except with those third parties providing services to us ("our service providers") and then only in the form of statistical information which has been aggregated with other user information for the purposes of marketing, security of data, website research and development in an effort to improve your experience on the Site. We will never contact you without your permission, and we will immediately terminate any communications with you upon request.
Changes to this policy
1. Who manages this website?
This website is managed and delivered by Gradpreneur Ltd.
By entering or using this site, you accept its Terms & Conditions.
2. What information do we collect and how do we use it?
Depending on which services you use on this website, you may be asked to provide information, or we may collect information from you as explained below.
2.1 Information that you provide to us
We collect and process data that you provide for specific purposes such as registering with gradpreneur, when you use gradpreneurs products or services or enter promotions. You will be asked to provide information about yourself when you use certain site facilities, in order to complete your request or transaction. This may include personal information such as your name, email addresses, mailing address and telephone number. We use this data to provide you with the information, products or services that you request from us and to communicate with you. We may keep a record of any contacts you have with us. We may use the information that you provide for record keeping, statistical, or research purposes.
Gradpreneur receives and records information on our server logs from your web browser, which includes your IP address, cookie information, the page you request, the page you were referred by, information about your computer system, and other information. We also gather information when you use the Gradpreneur Service and/or web sites, which includes information about your use of Gradpreneur, what areas you visit, and what features you use.
Gradpreneur uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the content you see, to customize the advertising you see, to fulfill your requests for services and products, operate the Gradpreneur Service, contact you, conduct research, improve our services, operate our business, and to provide reporting for internal and external customers, compile and aggregate statistical data, and to fulfill requests made by you (such as in the case of our e-mail to a friend option, which will share your name and e-mail address with the friend you’ve chosen to e-mail).
From time to time, we aggregate Personal Information entered into our Site in order to identify our demographic audience (collective characteristics/ behavior) and to measure overall interest in specific areas of the Site. By aggregating the Personal Information into a form whereby we can no longer personally identify you, we are allowed to analyze how and where to best use our resources without impinging on your privacy. Gradpreneur may share such aggregated data with third parties and sales prospects, and we may use this information for promotional purposes.
SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION IS YOUR CHOICE You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Site; however you will not be able to access and use those portions of the Site that require you to register personal Information.
We also make discussion rooms, events, inspireUS available to you. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information.
2.2 Website usage information
As well as the information that you provide to us as set out above, we receive and store a range of website usage information whenever you use this website. We use this to:
assess the effectiveness of marketing campaigns
develop and deliver services and information that better meet your needs
inform you of events, services and products which we believe to be relevant to you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes
The type of website usage information that we collect during your visits to our site includes, for example the date and time, pages viewed or searched for, publications ordered, guides printed, tools used, subscriptions and referrals made, some truncated postcode or telephone area code information entered on forms (this is not traceable back to you) and other information relating to your browsing activity on our website.
Where you are a registered user of our website and have logged in, we may collect web usage information to enable us to build a demographic profile. We may also use web usage information to create statistical data regarding the use of our website. We may then use or disclose that statistical data to others and third parties for marketing and strategic development purposes, but no individuals will be identified in such statistical data.
Cookies are small files that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. A cookie often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies do not damage your computer.
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. You do not have to accept cookies. You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set.
Switching off cookies will still allow you to view the majority of content on our site, although it may restrict your use of our interactive tools, and of some services available through linked sites.
There are two types of cookie. Persistent cookies remain on your computer for a specified time. We use persistent cookies to:
- identify that a registered user has returned
- collect information on website usage as described above.
Session-specific cookies are deleted when you leave the website. We use session-specific cookies to:
- hold the information given while using an interactive tool on the website
- hold your details when you are logged into the site
- hold your search criteria while you are carrying out a search of the website
- collect information on website usage as described above
Cookies allow us to track behaviour on the site to determine content preferences and usage patterns. This information is for internal consumption and is only shared with third parties on a statistically aggregated basis. No specific or personally identifiable information collected through this process is ever shared with a third party.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Gradpreneur does not sell, rent, or share personal information about you with other people or non affiliated companies except when we have your permission, to provide services or products, or under the following circumstances: a) We may disclose personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, to defend against legal claims, or to establish or exercise our legal rights; b) We may disclose personal information when we believe it is necessary to share information in order to prevent, investigate, or take action regarding unlawful activities, suspected fraud, or situations where we believe that sharing information may prevent physical or financial harm to any person or entity, violations of Gradpreneur’s Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
We only retain this information where required to do so by law - for the length of time needed to provide the service or information you have requested (including any retention period specified by law or by government policy), or for the length of time that you choose to store information or permit us to contact you if you have registered with our website. If you are a registered user, we may use your details to offer personalised services, to notify you of changes to our service, to ask your opinions and to help us to improve our services.
3. Information sharing and disclosure
We will only disclose your information to others where there is a lawful basis to do so. We will not disclose your information except where:
- this is necessary to provide or complete a relevant service to you (see examples at section 2 above)
- this is required by applicable laws or court orders (for example to prevent or detect crime)
- you give us permission to do so
4. Linking to other websites
This website contains links to many other privately owned websites. Anonymous visit or session information may be passed to other websites for the web usage information purposes described above. None of this information can be related to an individual user of the website. The operators of other sites may collect information from you, which will be used by them in accordance with their own terms and conditions, and privacy policies.
We use leading technologies and security measures to safeguard your information and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We use industry-standard SSL encryption software when processing sensitive information such as usernames and passwords.
We cannot guarantee that unauthorized or malicious users will not defeat these security measures that we have in place. We cannot warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the internet and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure of personal information.
6. Your access to your information
You have a right to request a copy of any personal information that we hold about you.
You will be asked for appropriate identification when you request copies of personal information and an administration cost will be applicable.
If you register with this website, your account will include a personal storage area called 'My Account'. You can access and change your stored information at any time by logging in.