Privacy

Data and Cookies

Last updated: 09.10.15

Your privacy is important to us and SERIOUS is committed to ensuring it is protected. Should we ask you to provide identifiable information when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

SERIOUS may amend and update this policy from time to time.

What we collect

When someone visits www.seriousideas.com we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way that does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. In those circumstances we may collect various information, but we will always ask you for it first.

What we do with the information

We collect information to understand our clients and to allow us to keep in contact with visitors who are interested in our services, in particular for the following reasons: To provide news and relevant information to visitors who subscribe To learn how visitors use our site and to help us provide content and services relevant to them

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. We may also embed videos from our YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies from us if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookies used on this site

The only cookies in use on our site other than those used to provide functionality of the site itself are for Google Analytics.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.

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Security

The electronic information we collect online is treated with the utmost security and you can be assured that we take all reasonable steps both physically and electronically to store this securely.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways: When you are asked to fill in a form on the website, we may store this information to use at a later date to contact you or send you information we think you will be interested in. At any time if you do not wish us to make any further contact you can email us at talktous@seriousideas.com and ask us to remove your details from our systems. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information that we think you may find interesting, you can remove yourself from our mailing list at any time by following the 'unsubscribe' link. You may request details of personal information that we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to SERIOUS Marketing Communications Ltd.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
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