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Data Protection Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Data Protection Disclaimer

ExpertView Ltd (“ExpertView”), a private limited company incorporated under English law with company number 5751360, whose registered office is at 19 Greenbank, London, N12 8AS, is the data controller, as defined by the UK Data Protection Act 1998, collecting the information obtained by this website.

ExpertView does not collect or compile personal data or information obtained by this site for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

ExpertView does not intentionally collect any sensitive information via the web site. Sensitive information includes race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other beliefs, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal records. We would suggest that you do not provide information of this nature but by doing so you will be deemed as providing your explicit consent which will enable Expert Views Ltd to use the information for the specified purpose for which it was supplied.

Under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 visitors to this site are entitled to a copy of their personal data held by ExpertView Ltd on payment of a limited processing fee. For further information please contact us in writing at:

The Company Secretary
ExpertView Limited
High Holborn House
52-54 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6RL

Should you require your information to be updated, amended or deleted from our records please contact us at the above address.

Privacy Policy

Please read this privacy policy carefully. If you are visiting any of our websites or using any of our services, by continuing to do so, you indicate your agreement to our use of your personal information as set out in this privacy policy.

Why do we have a Privacy Policy?

We have developed this policy because we want you to feel confident about the privacy and security of your personal information. ExpertView Limited is registered under the data protection laws in the United Kingdom and takes all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal information.

When we refer to "personal information" in this privacy policy, we mean information, which identifies you as an individual, or is capable of doing so. Accordingly, we may hold and use data about you in your capacity as an Expert, a business customer, as an individual acting on behalf of a business customer, as payment agent, or in any other capacity, for example, when you visit our websites.

What does this privacy policy cover?

This privacy policy only applies to how ExpertView deals with your personal information. It does not apply to any other company or to any other company´s websites even if you access them through ExpertView. If you disclose your personal information to other companies your information will be dealt with according to their privacy practices.

What information do we collect about you, and when do we collect it?

When you Register with ExpertView through the ExpertView.com web site as either a Client or an Expert we collect your name, telephone number, email address, and postal address.

For Registered Experts we also collect information that helps us to identify areas of expertise and employment history, a profile of your professional standing and, if you submit one, a textual biography.

For Registered Clients we may also collect details of which industries and topics you are interested in.

During the course of assignments, we also record details of what consultations have occurred between Clients and Experts. We collect this information in order to be able to issue invoices and payments.

This data is captured either through telephone conversations or over a secure internet connection utilizing SSL encryption.

How do we protect your personal information?

We are serious about guarding the security of your personal information and the details of any transactions made. We take appropriate organisational and technical security measures to protect your data against unauthorised disclosure or processing. We use a secure server to store the information you give us when you register. Any personal data you send us on-line is securely encrypted.

Please note that your user name and password can be used to gain access to the ExpertView web sites and to view your personal information. Please be sure to keep this information safe, and do not share it with others. For access to information such as itemised billing and some business account and ordering services, extra proof of identity and authorisation may be needed.

How do you find out about changes to our privacy policy?

We may change our privacy policy from time to time. New policies will be published on our web sites.

Does ExpertViews´s privacy policy protect me when I use ExpertViews´s websites?

ExpertViews´s privacy policy applies to information collected when you use ExpertView.com
You do not have to register to access some portions of our websites. However, if you provide information via the "contact us" or any of the other interactive features, you indicate your consent to our use of your personal data in the manner described in this privacy policy.

    If you do register on one of our websites, we may ask you to provide personal details such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone number and, where appropriate, areas of interest of expertise. We also ask you to choose a password, and to complete a password security question and answer, in case you forget your password for any reason.

  • Once you have registered on one of our websites, we may keep a record of your use of any of the services made available via that particular website. (Please see "When does ExpertView use cookies" below for more information on how we do this).
  • If you choose not to register with us and only browse our websites, we may gather information to help make your visit to our website more satisfying. However, this information will not identify you personally. (Please see "When does ExpertView use cookies" below for more information on how we do this).
  • If you do not wish to register, you will still be able to browse our websites. We will only ask you to provide such information as necessary to enable us to carry out the transaction in question. We will not use that information for any other purpose. You should note that some services are only available if you register on the website first.

If you have registered for any of the services available through our websites you may choose to cancel that registration at any time. You can do this in one of two ways:

  • Login to the Website and choose “Cancel my Registration
  • send an e-mail to us by completing the feedback form under Contact Us on the web site. You will need to provide us with your user ID in order for us to cancel your registration on your behalf. Do not send your password in any email to ExpertView.

If you do either of these, your personal details will be flagged as inactive from our website database. We will retain your records in order to comply with UK Customs and Excise laws for the current minimum period.

If you have registered you have direct control over information in your personal profile on our website. You can access and change this information at any time by using the "Update your profile" link.

Over and above what ExpertView does to safeguard your privacy and security on-line, there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself from Internet fraud:

  • Choose a password (letters and digits) you can remember but others will not guess, change it regularly and, if you do write it down, keep it somewhere safe and secure.
  • When you have finished your session on our website, make sure you prevent your details being seen by anyone that you do not wish to see them. So, if you have registered and logged in, remember to log off.
  • Clear any cache so there is no record of any transactions left on screen - both Netscape and Internet Explorer let you do this.
  • We also recommend you then close your browser so any history of the session is cleared. As an extra precaution, your session on ExpertView.com will time out if you have not used the site for 60 minutes.
  • We collect information from visitors to our websites to help us to make improvements to the websites and to the services we make available. We know, for instance, how many visitors there are to each website, when they visited, for how long and to which areas of our website they went. We may share this information with our advertisers and to other companies which offer their goods or services on our websites. It helps to show these organisations how effective our websites are as sales channels for their products. You or any other individual cannot be identified from the information we share as the data is aggregated and anonymised.
  • We do not use this information to:
    • identify individuals visiting our website; or
    • analyse your visits to any other websites (except that we do track you if you go to websites carrying our banner, but we do not identify personal details while we do this); or
    • track any Internet searches which you may make while on our website

When do we use cookies?

A "cookie" is a text file which is allocated by our server to your personal computer (PC) when you visit our website. If you want to know more about cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org which explains how cookies work and how you can manage their use. We use "cookies" to collect information from visitors to our websites and registered customers. Our servers use two different types of cookies. The first type is known as a "session-based" cookie and is allocated to your PC only for the duration of your visit to our website. It helps you to move around the website faster. This cookie automatically expires when you close down your browser. The second type of cookie known as a "persistent" cookie is allocated to your PC only if you agree by selecting the "Remember me" function. This cookie, if chosen, will remain on your PC for a period of time. This cookie allows us to:

  • welcome you as an individual when you log on to our website
  • limit how often you see particular announcements on our website

We do not store information regarding your personal details in the cookie, and this information cannot be accessed using it. ExpertView´s cookies do not collect any information regarding the use of your PC or your Internet browsing in any way. Please note that as the cookie is based on your PC, we will not find it if you visit our websites using a different PC to the one you registered on.

How do you disable cookies?

All types of cookies can be removed from your PC but there may be some deterioration in the service you receive (for example, you may receive many pop up boxes containing the same advertisements or you may not be able to access a page you earlier personalised). Your browser lets you choose whether to accept, not to accept or to be warned before accepting cookies. These settings can be found in the advanced preferences

In Internet Explorer 6 or above select: Tools menu / Internet options / Privacy
In Netscape 7.1 select: Edit menu / Preferences / Privacy and Security / Cookies
In Firefox select: Tools menu / Options / Privacy / Cookies

For removing the "Remember me" cookie, just unpick the box when you sign in.

Are third party sites covered by this policy?

Third party Internet sites that you can link to from ExpertView´s websites are not covered by our privacy policy, so we urge you to be careful when you enter any personal information online. ExpertView accepts no responsibility or liability for these sites.