Privacy Policy & Cookies

We understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it.

Privacy Policy & Cookies

1. Background

Consult Red understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, consult.red (“Our Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of Our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

 

2. Definition and Interpretation

In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;
“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site. Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in section 14, below;
“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;
“Personal Data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 – the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);
“We/Us/Our” means Red Embedded Consulting LTD and its subsidiaries.

 

3. Information About Us

Please visit our contact page for details on our offices or our contact details.

 

4. What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site. Our Site may contain links to other websites. Please note that We have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

 

5. Your Rights

5.1 As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
 5.1.1 The right to be informed about Our collection and use of personal data;
 5.1.2 The right of access to the personal data We hold about you (see section 13);
 5.1.3 The right to rectification if any personal data We hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Us using the details in section 15);
 5.1.4 The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask Us to delete any personal data We hold about you (We only hold your personal data for a limited time, as explained in section 7 but if you would like Us to delete it sooner, please contact Us using the details in section 15);
 5.1.5 The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
 5.1.6 The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
 5.1.7 The right to object to Us using your personal data for particular purposes; and
 5.1.8 Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.
5.2 If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal data, please contact Us using the details provided in section 15 and We will do Our best to solve the problem for you. If We are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.
5.3 For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

 

6. What Data Do We Collect?

Depending upon your use of Our Site, We may collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data (please also see section 14 on Our use of Cookies and similar technologies.

6.1 name;
6.2 date of birth;
6.3 business/company name;
6.4 job title;
6.5 profession;
6.6 contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
6.7 demographic information such as postcode, preferences, and interests;
6.8 IP address;
6.9 web browser type and version;
6.10 operating system;
6.11 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to.

7. How Do We Use Your Data?

7.1 All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with Our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times. For more details on security see section 9, below.
7.2 Our use of your personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for Our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to Our use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in Our legitimate interests. Specifically, We may use your data for the following purposes:
 7.2.1  Replying to emails from you
 7.2.2 Supplying you with emails that you have opted into.
7.3 Third parties including LinkedIn and Google whose content appears on Our Site may use third party Cookies, as detailed below in section 15. Please refer to section 15 for more information on controlling Cookies. Please note that We do not control the activities of such third parties, nor the data they collect and use and advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third parties.
7.4 You have the right to withdraw your consent to Us using your personal data at any time, and to request that We delete it.
7.5 We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept): Data is reviewed yearly and will be removed if not being actively used. We keep active data up to three full years unless required by any formal implemented policy or law requiring data to be stored for longer periods.


8. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?

8.1 We only keep your personal data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 7, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.8.2 Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein).8.3 Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
8.2 Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein).8.3 Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.
8.3 Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.


9. Do We Share Your Data?

9.1 Subject to section 9.2, We will not share any of your data with any third parties for any purposes.
9.2 We may compile statistics about the use of Our Site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you.
9.3 In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal requirements, a court order, or a governmental authority.


10. What Happens if Our Business Changes Hands?

10.1 We may, from time to time, expand or reduce Our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Our business. Any personal data that you have provided will, where it is relevant to any part of Our business that is being transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use that data only for the same purposes for which it was originally collected by Us.
10.2 In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.


11. How Can You Control Your Data?

11.1 In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in section 5, when you submit personal data via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. In particular, We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails.
11.2 You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you from receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving communications that you have consented to receive.


12. Your Right to Withhold Information

12.1 You may access certain areas of Our Site without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
12.2 You may restrict Our use of Cookies. For more information, see section 14.


13. How Can You Access Your Data?

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held. Under the GDPR, no fee is payable and We will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge, unless your request is unreasonable, in which we may apply a fee. Please contact Us for more details at [email protected] , or using the contact details below in section 15.

 

14. Our Use of Cookies

14.1 Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device. First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us. We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our services. We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all times.
14.2 By using Our Site you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. Third party Cookies are used on Our Site for analytics. For more details, please refer to section 7, above, and to section 14.6 below. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site and your use and experience of Our Site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.
14.3 All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.
14.4 Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.
14.5 Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function. Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below in section 14.6. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies, but it is still important that you are aware of them. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 14.10, but please be aware that
14.6 Our Site may not work properly if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
14.7 The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Provider Name Purpose More info
Session cookies PHPSESS ID These session cookies are used to record a session/visit to the website. The contents of these cookies is usually a singly unique ID number.
14.8 The following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer or device:

Provider Name Purpose More info
Google Analytics _utma _utmb _utmc _utmz These 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. Google Privacy policy
Google Map NNID PREF Google Privacy policy
14.9 Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and the services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
14.10 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information.
14.11 The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) the following Cookies:

Name of Cookie First / Third Party Purpose Provider
_utma _utmb _utmc _utmz Third These 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. Google Analytics
14.12 In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
14.13 You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.

 

15. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact Us by email at:

[email protected]

Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data We hold about you (as under section 13, above).

 

16. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

 

 


 

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Who we are

Our website address is https://consult.red.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We collect personal data from our contact forms on the website. The data is then processed by a member of the Consult Red team. The information is securely stored on our database and is sent securely through encrypted mail services.

If, for whatever reason, you would like to exercise your “right to be forgotten” you can do so by emailing [email protected] with “GDPR Removal” as your subject along with any details you would like removing and we will delete the information quickly and safely wherever it may be saved.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use analytics on the website to track how people use and interact with our website. No personal information is tracked, and all data is removed within 3 years of capture. If you would like to opt-out of the analytics, you can do so by using our cookies bar to opt-out of the cookies.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your data with any 3rd party, nor do we sell your personal data. We only share your data with Consult Red team members and members of our web team when absolutely necessary.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You can contact Stuart at [email protected] for any GDPR concerns.

How we protect your data

We protect your data using 128-bit level encryption and always keep our website up to date to prevent any data breaches or security issues.

What data breach procedures we have in place

When a data breach occurs, we promise to notify you within 3 days of the breach with details of how the breach occurred and what steps we will take to stop it occurring again.

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This site utilises caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary.