Privacy Statement (Ref 040504)

Last change 4-May-04

1. About this statement

This privacy and cookie statement applies only to personal data as defined in s.1 of the 1998 Data Protection Act ("personal information" or "information") and not other types of business or general information.

The statement tells you who we are, why and how, we collect personal information about you through this website and what we intend to use that information for.

Please read the statement carefully. By accessing or using this web site you are deemed to agree to the terms of this privacy and cookie statement, and if you do not agree with it, then you must not send us any personal information.

Note that if you follow a link from this site to another site (regardless of whether the site belongs to or is associated with LHA), this statement will no longer apply. We are not responsible for other sites' information handling practices.

Use of your information by the owner of the linked site will normally be governed by that site's privacy policy, which we encourage you to read.

Further information about privacy and data protection issues including the online Register of Data Controllers can be found on the Information Commissioner's website at http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk.

2. Who we are

We are Liam Healy and Associates ("LHA"), an unincorporated business operating in the United Kingdom.

Our address is Liam Healy & Associates, PO BOX 97, South Shields NE34 7YW.

If you have any queries about the information we hold on you, please contact our Data Protection Compliance Officer, who you may write to at the address above, or email at privacy@psychometrics.co.uk. We are entered in the Register of Data Controllers with registration no. PZ5281155

3. Who should access this website

This website should only be accessed by clients of LHA, which have subscribed for the provision of on-line psychometric assessment of potential employees ("Clients") and any candidates who have been provided with a Client ID and password by a Client for the purpose of completing an on-line psychometric assessment ("Candidates").

4. Why we collect your information and what your information is used for

Candidates

4.1. If you are a Candidate we will collect your information, as a data processor, solely for the purpose of facilitating on line psychometric assessment on behalf of our Clients. Our Client is the data controller of your information and is responsible for the collection, use and storage of your information under the Data Protection Act 1998.

4.2. We will only retain your personal information (such as your name) to inform the Client that you have completed your assessment and that the results are ready for the Client to generate using our on-line psychometric assessment facility. We will retain this information and make it available to the Client for 21 days, after which it will be deleted.

4.3. Your information (including the results of any assessment you undertake on this website) will only be accessible by the relevant Client.

4.4. Your information will be used to process the results of the on-line psychometric assessment for the purpose of allowing the Client to identify which candidate completed the assessment. For the avoidance of doubt, we will not be responsible in any way for any use by our Client of your personal data and we refer you to paragraph 4.7 below.

4.5. We will not share your information with any other organisation unless we are instructed to do so by our Client in accordance with its own privacy policy, which you should read and agree to before using this website

4.6. We may use aggregated data about users of our site and other statistical data, relating in particular to the on-line psychometric assessment facility, to improve our site and/or our psychometric assessment products and services, but it will not be possible to identify individuals from that aggregated data.

4.7. YOU MUST ENSURE THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE PRIVACY POLICY OF THE CLIENT WHICH PROVIDED YOU WITH YOUR CLIENT ID AND PASSWORD. YOU MUST ASK THAT CLIENT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW IT IS GOING TO USE THE RESULTS OF THE ON-LINE PSYCHOMETRIC ASSESSMENT YOU UNDERTAKE VIA THIS WEBSITE.

Clients

4.8. If you have accessed this website as a Client, we will collect your information for the purpose of verifying your identity in order to provide you with access to the website, and thus enable you to generate and download the results of any on-line psychometric assessments undertaken by your Candidates.

5. How we collect information from you

Cookies

5.1. A cookie is a small text file which is transferred from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive. It enables a website to "remember" who you are.

5.2. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies but if you are using Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, you should be able to configure your browser to restrict cookies or block all cookies if you wish. This will however, affect your ability to log into and use our shopping channel, community areas and other restricted areas of our website. Browser-specific instructions on how to restrict or block cookies may be found on the IAB's website at http://www.allaboutcookies.org.uk.

5.3. We use session cookies (which are temporary cookies) on our website to verify your identity when you log in, to keep track of where you are on our website and to personalise our service to you. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

5.4. We do not use persistent cookies, which remain on your hard disk until you delete them.

5.5. No cookies on our site are served or used by third parties.

Through traffic data and site statistics

5.6. We do keep a record of traffic data which is logged automatically by our server, such as your IP address, the URL you visited before ours, the URL you visit after leaving our site and which pages you visit.

5.7. We also collect some site statistics such as page hits and page views.

5.8. We are not readily able to identify any individual from traffic data or site statistics.

Candidates

5.9. We also collect information about you on behalf of our Clients if you complete any of the various fields on our website to enable our Clients to identify which candidate completed the on-line psychometric assessment.

Clients

5.10. We also collect information about you:

5.10.1. if you complete any of the various fields on our website to provide you with access to the website;

5.10.2. by telephone, fax or any other LHA website where you have requested or enquired about any products or services offered by LHA (including on-line psychometric assessment);

5.10.3. which you supply to us after your initial contact with us.

6. Security and storage of information

6.1. We will keep your information secure by taking appropriate technical and organisational measures against its unauthorised or unlawful processing and against its accidental loss, destruction or damage.

6.2. We will store your information:

6.2.1. if you are a Candidate, until such time as the Client generates the results of your on line psychometric assessment and, in any event, for no longer than 21 days from the date you completed the assessment.

6.2.2. if you are a Client, at least until we have finished providing any products or services to you.

7. Transfers outside Europe

7.1. We do not transfer any information submitted by you through the site outside the EEA.