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What information we collect and why we collect it
Podium Group collects certain standard information that is sent by your browser to our website. This includes your IP address (browser type, language, access times) and any referring website addresses. The information is collected and logged for statistical purposes.
Podium Group also uses this information to provide users with a personalised experience when visiting our websites. Through the use of a ‘cookie’, Podium Group can record the pages visited and the information acquired. This information is used anonymously and in aggregate, and is collected and logged for statistical purposes. Through analysis of these records, Podium Group is able to provide an improved service when users revisit our websites.
A cookie is a small data file that a website may write to your hard drive when you visit. A cookie file can contain information (such as a user ID) that the website can use to track the pages you have visited and your preferences. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you personally supply. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.
When choosing the ‘Text only’ function, the cookie allows users to move from page to page in text format without resetting preferences on each page, or on each visit.
When choosing the ‘Text size’ function, the cookie allows users to select and set the text size preference without resetting the preference on each visit.
Providing personal information
At times, Podium Group may ask you to voluntarily supply personal information, such as your name, email address and preferred means of communication, for purposes such as subscribing to Podium Group news alerts or requesting further information from Podium Group.
Other than as stated above, no attempt is made to identify users or their browsing activities except:
in the event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect logs;
or where Podium Group believes it is required to collect and produce relevant electronic documentation to fulfil its obligations to third parties, including statutory organisations under local law.
Job vacancy website
When you subscribe to Podium Group’s online job vacancy website, we will collect more specific personal information about you, such as your name, email address and telephone number, qualifications or career history. We may also ask you for other information, such as information on your interests and the types of jobs you are interested in. The personal information you provide to Podium Group via this job vacancy website will only be processed for the purpose of considering employment or internship positions at the Podium Group group.
Personal information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, health or sex life, litigation or conviction will only be processed by Podium Group if such processing is necessary to comply with equal opportunity laws and regulations. We recommend you only communicate such sensitive information if you believe it is required for Podium Group to comply with such laws and regulation.
Disclosure of the information we collect
Podium Group may disclose your personal information to the authorities; Podium Group’s advisors; suppliers of IT services; third parties engaged by Podium Group to provide services to you for the purpose of, providing services requested by you; to protect any intellectual property rights in any materials displayed on or otherwise available from Podium Group’s website; and to enforce Podium Group’s website Terms and Conditions of Use.
Transfer of your personal information to other countries
Podium Group takes all reasonable security measures to protect personal information from loss, unauthorised access, destruction, misuse, modification or disclosure.
Access to personal data
You can request access to any personal information that we hold about you at any time, providing the information was collected by us after the 21st December 2001. This is subject to some exceptions allowed by law. To request access please contact us using the details provided below. Depending on the complexity of your request, a small charge may be applicable.
(a) acts or practices of Podium Group that are directly related to employee records of current or former employees
(b) Information about companies, individual partners or sole traders acting in a business capacity