This policy establishes how we handle the information we learn about you when you visit our site.

Protecting the privacy and personal data of our visitors is of utmost importance to us. Protecting your privacy and your personal data is an important aspect of the way we create, organise and implement our business both on-line and off-line.

Our website follows the principles set out in the Recommendation of the Council concerning Guidelines Governing the Protection of Privacy and Transborder Flows of Personal Data (C(80)58/FINAL).

Linkages Characteristics

The specific practices outlined in this privacy statement apply to the Validus-IVC website. You are encouraged to review the privacy statements of other organisations when visiting their websites.

Purpose Specifications and Data Collection

In general, you can browse the Validus-IVC website without disclosing any information about yourself. If you visit the Validus-IVC website to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information that is automatically recognised: the date and time, the originating IP address, the domain name, the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser), the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the object requested and the completion status of the request.

Cookies and Other Technologies

As described above, we sometimes collect anonymous information from visits to our site to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit and we also measure visitor activity on the Validus-IVC website, but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. This includes analysing these logs periodically to measure the traffic through our servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.

We collect the anonymous information we mentioned above through the use of various technologies, one of which is called “cookies”. A cookie is an element of data that a Website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. In the Validus-IVC Log-In (if users register for it), cookies are used to save the visitor’s password so that it does not have to be re-entered at each new visit.

The following information is stored in the cookies:

IP address

Session number

Customer ID (first name, last name, job function)

If the user has chosen “remember login and password”, those two items are encoded and added to the cookie.

If a “registered” user to the Validus-IVC website returns to the site without logging in, the ID stored in the cookie are used to track the user (unless the user manually deleted the cookie, at which point the server will automatically regenerate another cookie).

Also, when we collect personal data from you we may extract some information in an anonymous format and combine it with other anonymous information.

This anonymous information is used and analysed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns. None of this information is reviewed at an individual level.

If you do not want your details used in this manner, you can either disable your cookies or opt-out at the order or request stage. We collect the personal data that you volunteer on registration with Validus-IVC website, survey, or other forms, or by email. We do not associate the information stored in a visitor’s cookie with any other personal data about that visitor. All our employees and processors who have access to personal data and are associated with the processing of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of data.

Visitor’s Choice

Registering on our site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use the Validus-IVC website. However, you will not be able to receive certain information. Validus-IVC views the customer information that it collects as a valuable and confidential asset of which we take great care to ensure its safety.

You may choose to register with Validus-IVC and receive information from the Company by selecting the appropriate option when you register personal data. If you choose to register, your information will be available to Validus-IVC Staff and to delegations for the purpose of statistical management. If you do not wish to continue receiving such information, please notify us by e-mail at info@Validus-IVC.com

Disclosure

You may also choose to receive information from other organisations. You can indicate this choice by selecting the appropriate option during registration. When you choose to receive information from other organisations, we only disclose your name and address to them. However, you should note that other organisations may follow privacy practices which are different from our own privacy practices.

At any time you can ask us not to further disclose your name and address by sending an e-mail to info@validus-ivc.co.uk.

Individual Participation/Access

You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you, and you can also request to receive a copy of that personal data. Before sending you any personal data, we will ask you to provide proof of your identity. If you are not able to provide proof of your identity, we reserve the right to refuse to send you the personal data.

We will make a sincere effort to respond in a timely manner to your requests to the previous questions or to correct inaccuracies in your personal information. At any time, you may request that we delete or correct your personal information in our logs. For such requests, please contact info@validus-ivc.co.uk.

Security

We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personal information. The Validus-IVC website has implemented technologies and security policies to protect the stored personal data of our users from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss. We will continue to enhance our security procedures, as new technology becomes available. Validus-IVC employees and processors who have access to personal data are obliged to respect the privacy of our visitors and the confidentiality of their personal data.

Links

In the Validus-IVC Website, you may find links to third party Websites. Please note that Validus-IVC is not responsible for the privacy policies or content on third party sites.

The Validus-IVC website enables you to communicate with other sites and to post information accessible by others. You should be aware that when you use these services, your data may be collected by other visitors.

Notifications of Changes

As the Validus-IVC website creates new services that may generate a need to amend this privacy statement, Validus-IVC will highlight such changes on the Validus-IVC website home page.

Privacy Support

If you have any enquiries about our privacy statement, please contact:

Validus-IVC Consulting at:

E-mail: info@validus-ivc.co.uk

URL:  http://www.validus-ivc.co.uk