Podium Group Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is very important to Podium Group.  We are committed to maintaining the security of all personal information provided to Podium Group by visitors to; and users of our websites. This Privacy Policy details how we collect, use and manage this personal information.


Access to other websites via hyperlink

Other websites may be accessible via hyperlinks from the Podium Group website. Please note these other websites are not subject to the Podium Group Privacy Policy. Please review the privacy policy of each individual website you access via hyperlinks from this website, and assess whether the policy of each website is satisfactory to you before you use the other websites.


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.

Podium Group uses cookies to track user traffic patterns and to provide a better service for users when they visit the website.

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.

Users can set their browsers to provide notification when a cookie is received, and the opportunity to accept or reject the cookie. Users can also refuse all cookies by turning the function off in their browsers. However, to ensure the full functionality of the Podium Group website, the use of cookies is required


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.

Podium Group may share the personal information you submit to us with any entity within the Podium Group group and associated businesses and holding and parent companies.  These entities are required to maintain the confidentiality of this information and are restricted from using it for any purpose other than the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.


Transfer of your personal information to other countries

Please note that any person to whom Podium Group may disclose your personal information under this Privacy Policy may be situated in a country other than your own and that such country may not provide an adequate level data protection.  By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you consent to the transfer of your personal information to a country other than your own.



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.



Any emails we receive from you will only be used for the purpose given and are subject to the conditions set out in this Privacy Policy. Please note, as email communication is not secure, any personal information you send via email is done so at your own risk.


This Privacy Policy Does Not Apply to:

(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


Policy Reviews

We may from time to time review and revise our policies. Accordingly, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.


Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our privacy practices, or you wish to make a privacy complaint, please contact us.