Privacy Policy

Altus Ltd (“Altus” or “we”) understand that your privacy is important to you. Altus is committed to protecting the privacy of your information as you use this site. The scope of our commitment is described in this Privacy Policy. By submitting information, you agree to Altus’ use of such information as described herein. Please see our terms of use for more information about our on-line terms and policies in general.

What information is collected?
Altus collects information on the site when users send enquiries, sign up for webinars and events and apply for jobs. The information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, job title and your company name. For recruiting purposes, the information collected may include any other information that you include on your CV. In addition, Altus collects certain information that you do not visibly enter, such as your IP address, browsing pattern on the site, click stream data, HTTP protocol elements, and the status of cookies placed on your computer by Altus.

How can Altus use my information?
Altus uses your information to fulfil your enquiries, to process your requests, to participate in events and webinars, to evaluate any job applications, and for other purposes as you may request. We may keep any of your information on file and use it to contact you. Altus also uses information to perform standard statistical analysis of user behaviour in order to measure interest in specific areas and information posted on our site. Altus uses information collected from cookies and IP addresses as described below.

How are cookies used?
A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, thereby giving yourself a chance to decide whether to accept it, or you can refuse all cookies by turning them off in your web browser. If you accept a cookie from the site, you will be permitted access to certain pages of the site without having to log in again each time you visit.

Altus uses cookies to identify you and your interests and to track your use of the site.

To administer our website and for research purposes, Altus may on occasion use third parties to track and analyse anonymous usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and members. Such information is shared externally only on an anonymous, aggregated basis. These third parties may use persistent cookies to help us to improve the visitor experience, to manage our site content, and to track visitor behaviour.

Are IP addresses used?
Altus also logs IP addresses, or the location of computers on the Internet, to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the site, and to serve content based on your IP address.

Registration, newsletters, and alerts
By signing up for our newsletter or alerts, you agree to receive on occasion other correspondence from Altus or its agents. This type of information is shared externally only in anonymous, aggregated form for generalised user analysis or to enable third party agents to send e-mails to you on our behalf. You will be contacted by e-mail or otherwise only by Altus or it agents.

We ask for your e-mail address at registration. We will send an e-mail to this address to confirm your registration, if you opt in to our newsletter or alerts, and if you request that we contact you for any other reason. If you sign up to receive our newsletter, alerts, or surveys, you may on occasion receive other correspondence from Altus. Your e-mail address will not be shared with any third party except on occasion an agent who has agreed to send e-mails on our behalf.

Is information disclosed to third parties?
Altus shall not intentionally disclose or transfer (and shall take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorised or accidental disclosure of) your information to third parties (i.e., persons or entities that are not affiliates of Altus) without your consent, whether for such third parties’ marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. Altus may provide access to your information to third party vendors engaged by Altus to provide services related to the site; provided that such vendors will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information. Altus may also be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities without express user consent if presented with a court order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the Terms of Use or any other terms on this site including, but not limited to, a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through this site, Altus may disclose personal user information to affected parties and legal authorities.

Links to third-party sites
Altus may provide links to third-party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave this site. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Altus of the third party, the third party website, or the information contained therein, and Altus shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

Surveys
If you participate in a survey, all of our research results are reported as totals or in other aggregated form, and no information about you as an individual respondent is made public.

User forums
This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that you may disclose that may appear on this site. You should be aware that whenever you publicly disclose information online, that information could be collected and used by others. Altus is not responsible for any action or policies of any third parties who collect information that users disclose in any such forums on the site.

How can I access, change, and/or delete information? You may correct, update, and/or delete your information or unsubscribe from mailing lists by contacting us at Altus Ltd, Royal Mead, Railway Place, Bath BA1 1SR or enquiries@altus.co.uk

Security
Altus has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorised Altus personnel and third party vendors are provided access to this information, and these employees and vendors are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, Altus cannot guarantee that unauthorised persons will not obtain access to your information.

Trans-border hosting and transfer of information
Information collected on the site may be transferred from time to time to Altus personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world, and the site may be viewed and hosted by Altus or its vendors anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws of general applicability regulating the use and transfer of such data. By using the site and submitting such information on it, you voluntarily consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.

Children
Altus understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an on-line environment. The site is not designed for or directed at children 13 years of age or younger, and Altus will not intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under this age.

Consent; changes to privacy policy
By using the site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy was last updated on 29th July 2012.

Contact us
If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at Altus Ltd, Royal Mead, Railway Place, Bath BA1 1SR