Privacy statement

The sections below explain the CVQO Website Privacy Policy.

Statement of intent

From time to time, you may be asked to submit personal information about yourself (eg name, e-mail address etc) in order to receive or use services on our web site. By entering your details in the form fields requested, CVQO will be able to provide you with the services you choose and provide you with the information you wish to receive. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not in any event share or disclose your data with any other third party without first obtaining your consent. CVQO will act in accordance with current UK legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.

Information on users

During the course of any visit to the CVQO web site, the pages which you see, along with something called a 'Cookie', are downloaded to your computer (see below for more information on Cookies). Most, if not all, web sites do this, and that's because Cookies allow the web site to do useful things like find out whether the computer (and probably you its user) has visited the web site before and re-use any preferences set from previous visits. Any information that is supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and assists us to analyse the profile of you our visitor.

Use of Cookies

A Cookie is a small text file stored on your computer. The one set by the CVQO web site can only be read by the CVQO web site and will not expose you to any security risks. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used, this is perfectly safe and doesn't affect the performance of your computer in any way. It does mean that if you're using the same computer we can potentially recognise you when you revisit to our web site.

Disclosing Personal Information

When you supply any personal information to CVQO we have legal obligations towards you in the way we handle that data. We have to collect the information fairly, and to let you know how we will use it and whether we will pass the information on to anyone else. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Direct Marketing

Please note that any information you provide to CVQO will only be used within CVQO and will never be supplied to third parties without first obtaining your consent. The only time we may do so is if we are obliged by UK governing law to disclose information to law enforcement agencies as required.

Users under 18 years

Should you be under 18 years, please make sure that you obtain a parent/guardian's permission before you provide personal information to CVQO’s web site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.