Brilliant Minds: Privacy Policy

Brilliant Minds Training & Development Limited is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to www.brilliantminds.co.uk. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

We are fully registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and ensure we comply with all protection the Act affords to you.

By registering or placing an order on this site, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT FROM YOU

When you visit, register or book training services on www.brilliantminds.co.uk you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, contact details and credit or debit card information. We may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from messages you post to the website and e-mails or letters you send to us.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our site and to supply the information, training or other services you have requested. It will also enable us to bill you and to contact you where necessary concerning your orders. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the site or our services. Further, where you have consented, we might also use your information to let you know about other products and services which we offer which may be of interest to you and we may contact you by post, telephone or fax, as well as by e-mail. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

The information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the UK and may be accessed by or given to our staff and third parties who act for us for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you. Those parties process information, fulfil and deliver training services, process credit card payments and provide support services on our behalf. We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our site to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.

Finally, if our business enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to our new business partners or owners.

We will always take steps to ensure that your information is used by third parties in accordance with this policy.

Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

SECURITY AND DATA RETENTION

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

COOKIE POLICY (information our website collects from you)

What is a cookie?

Cookies are used to improve your experience on the web by e.g. remembering your passwords, enabling you to set the size of text, or making it easy to add items to a shopping cart. Analytics cookies which track your behaviour across a site without identifying you in any way are collected to help website owners understand what works well on the site and what could be improved.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer / device so that when you visit a site again it remembers whether you have been there before and what your preferences were. Some cookies are only temporary and are deleted at the point you close your browser. Other cookies are stored for longer. Some cookies are designed to track your behaviour and remember what you have been searching for or looking at online in order to be able to tailor specific content to you when you visit the site again.  

Types of Cookie (as defined by the International Chamber of Commerce UK)

Category 1: Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: Performance Cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 3: Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. By using our website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Category 4: Targeting Cookies or Advertising Cookies: (we do not use category 4 cookies)

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

How we use cookies

We only use cookies that enable us to improve your experience using our site or that provide services which you have directly requested (such as logging in to our secure area).  We collect anonymous site usage statistics using cookies through Google Analytics which do not identify who you are. These statistics are aggregated so that we can look at ways of improving our website and how it works.  We do not use cookies that share your information or activity with third parties.

Cookies used on this site

Cookie name Details Category
PHPSESSID Generated by PHP and is required to maintain sessions within the website 1
__utma Generated by Google Analytics, the analytics system installed on the website. 2
__utmb Generated by Google Analytics, the analytics system installed on the website. 2
__utmc Generated by Google Analytics, the analytics system installed on the website. 2
__utbz Generated by Google Analytics, the analytics system installed on the website. 2
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Generated by YouTube, required to play videos on the website. 3
PREF Generated by YouTube, required to play videos on the website. 3
use_hitbox Generated by YouTube, required to play videos on the website. 3
popup Used to only show you the blog signup form once. 3


How to prevent cookies from being set

You can edit the preferences within your browser to prevent cookies being set. For help on doing this visit the help or tools section of your browser software. Note that if you do this it may limit the functionality of the website and you may not have access to the full features of the site.

How to remove cookies from your device

The method for removing cookies depends on which browser you are using. A useful starting point for this is either to search online for "How to remove cookies from [insert your browser] ..." and insert your browser or you can take a look at: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Browser's-Cookies

ACCESSING AND UPDATING

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the site and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.

CONTACT

Brilliant Minds Training & Development Limited, Raleigh House, 14C Compass Point Business Park, Stocks Bridge Way, St Ives, PE27 5JL. Telephone 01676 532627. Or e-mail admin@brilliantminds.co.uk.