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Athene Publishing Privacy and Cookie Policy

This Privacy and Cookie Policy explains how Athene Publishing Limited uses personal information we collect and how you can limit our use of that personal data.


1. What information do we gather?
1.1 We gather information that relates to, and can identify you (e.g. your name and address) and information that does not identify you (e.g. a visitor’s behaviour patterns when they visit our website). We collect information that does not identify you to evaluate our site, ensure that our site and services run properly and ensure we are paid for advertising services we offer.

2. How do we gather information?
2.1 Information is gathered in two ways:
(1) indirectly (e.g. using website technology or technology when you use an Athene application for a mobile device); and
(2) directly (e.g. when you buy a subscription, register to access parts of our site pr download a whitepaper or return feedback surveys published at our events.
2.2 When responding to events, offers etc. by making a booking online or by telephone, if you do not wish for your details to be used by us to send you promotions and offers, please make this clear by stating “No Offers”.

3. Use of your information
3.1 We might use your personal information to:
(1) remember you when you visit our website and track your browsing patterns by using cookies. You can prevent this; section 5 deals with this in more detail.
(2) ensure any products or services you receive are correctly administered (including subscriptions).
(3) contact you by email, mail or telephone to let you know about any of our products, services or promotions (which, in some cases may be provided by third parties) if you give us permission.
(4) ensure materials on the website are presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.
(5) collate and log numeric internet addresses to improve the website and to monitor website usage.

4. Accessing and updating your personal information
4.1 You can update your details and marketing preferences by accessing your account pages on the website, by emailing dataprotection@insolvencynews.com or by writing to us at Athene Publishing Data Department, Axe & Bottle Court, 70 Newcomen Street, London, SE1 1YT.
4.2 If you have signed up to receive marketing from us by text, to stop this, please reply STOP to the last message you received.
4.3 You have the right to access the personal information held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please send an email to dataprotection@insolvencynews.com. There will be an administrative charge of £10 for providing a copy of this information.

5. Cookies
5.1 A cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your computer when you visit certain websites. Find out more about the use of cookies on http://www.cookiecentral.com.
5.2 We use cookies to:
(1) remember you when you visit this website to keep track of your browsing patterns and to build up a profile of how you and other users use the website.
(2) make our website work as efficiently as possible.
(3) administer services to you and to advertisers.
5.3 Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the “help” menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

6. Third party advertising cookies
6.1 We do not permit third party cookies except where you use a third party application like the comment functionality provided by Disqus. You can find out more details about how Disqus may use cookies here. [link to: http://docs.disqus.com/help/30/]

Some third parties generate their own cookies (or web beacons) to track how many people have seen a particular advertisement (or use the services of third parties to do this), and to track how many people have seen it more than once. These cookies cannot be used to identify an individual; they can only be used for statistical purposes, for example, in recognising you the next time you visit in order to provide access to services that are more relevant to your interests. Some of the information gleaned from third party cookies will be aggregated with other anonymous information for statistical purposes. The third party companies that generate these cookies have their own, very strict, privacy policies but we don’t have access to these cookies.

6.2 If you would like to disable “third party” cookies generated by providers of third party applications or services, please contact the relevant third party. Here are links to the two main third party platforms we use, each of which have instructions on how to do this:
Disqus.com – http://docs.disqus.com/help/30/
Nxtbook Media – http://www.nxtbookmedia.com/legal.php

7. Security
7.1 The password you provide when registering with the website is encrypted to ensure protection against unauthorised access to your personal information.
7.2 We invest in high-quality security and do our utmost to protect user privacy. No data transmission over the Internet can be entirely secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and/or use of the website. Any information that you send is at your own risk and may be read by others. However once we have received your personal information we use strict procedures to protect the security of your personal information.

8. Disclosing your information
8.1 We may disclose your personal information if we are approached by a potential buyer of our business, if we are required to do so by law or in good-faith believing such action is necessary to comply with the law.
8.2 We never sell personal information, or pass it to third parties for marketing purposes without your permission.

9. Where we store your personal information
9.1 The personal information that we collect from you may be sent and stored outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) in order to carry out the activities listed in “Use of Your Information”.

10. Changes to this Policy
10.1 If we change our Policy, we will post the changes on this page. Please check the website regularly for any changes to this Policy.

11. If you don’t feel we’re adhering to this Policy, what should you do?
11.1 If you believe that we have not adhered to this Policy, please notify us by email at dataprotection@insolvencynews.com and we will try to solve the problem promptly.

This Policy was last updated on 23rd November 2011.