TechManchester (hereinafter referred to as "TechManchester" "us" "we" or "our") is committed to respecting your privacy and to complying with applicable data protection and privacy laws.
You should read this notice in conjunction with the Terms & Conditions of use for our website.
Personal Information Collection
Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact an individual.
We endeavour to collect and use your personal information only with your knowledge and consent and typically when you register on the TechManchester portal, use our services, make enquiries, register for information or other services, subscribe to newsletters participate in discussion forums or when you respond to communications from us (such as questionnaires or surveys).
The type of personal information we may collect could include, for example, your name and postal address, date of birth, gender, telephone numbers, and email address.
If you choose to provide us with personal information it will be used in support of the intended purposes stated at the time at which it was collected, and subject to any preferences indicated by you.
Non-personal Identifying Information
We may also collect non-personally identifying information about your visit to our websites based on your browsing activities. This information may include the pages you browse. This helps us to better manage and develop our site, to provide you with a more enjoyable, customised service and experience in the future.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research and marketing purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail.
If we combine non-personal and personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
How will we use your information?
We may use your information for a number of purposes which includes: enabling you to participate in any discussion forums we host, to provide you with newsletters; content and information, delivering any services; information requested by you; verifying your identity when required (you may lose your password or security information for example, and we may then need to ask you for other 'identifiable' information to protect your data from unauthorised access).
We may also undertake market analysis based on your use of our services and contact you with information about new developments and services and special offers by post, telephone and automated means such as mobile text message (SMS), Email and the world wide web (subject to any preferences expressed by you).
We may also tell you about the services of carefully selected third parties and allow you to receive advertising and marketing information from those selected third parties.
This helps us to make you aware of services that we may have specially negotiated for our own customers and which may be of individual interest to you.
However, you can contact us at any time to have your details removed from lists used by us for direct marketing purposes or lists maintained by our headhunting division, to update your information or to otherwise tell us how you would like to receive information about our and/or third party products and services - the choice is yours.
To update your marketing preferences please email info@TechManchester.co.uk and quote your mobile and/or account number in the body of the email and tell us what you want us to do (i.e. 'opt-out Email', 'opt-out SMS' etc or if you have previously objected to receiving information by post for example, but would now like to change your mind and receive information then just say, 'opt-in post' in the subject header of your email).
When will we disclose your information to others?
Please note that TechManchester does not sell or pass your personal information to third parties (other than as set out in the paragraph above) unless you have given us permission or unless it is necessary to deliver the services used by you. For example, we may disclose your data to a credit card company to validate your credit card details and obtain payment when you buy a phone or other product or service.
We may also be obliged to disclose your personal information to meet any legal or regulatory requirements or obligations in accordance with applicable law.
This helps us recognise you on subsequent visits so that you don't have to re-enter your registration details each time you visit us and allows us to carry out those activities mentioned in the above section "non-personally identifying information".
Depending upon the type of browser you are using, you may be able to configure your browser so that: (i) you are prompted to accept or reject cookies on an individual basis or (ii) you may be able to prevent your browser from accepting any cookies at all. You should refer to the supplier or manufacturer of your web browser for specific details about cookie security.
Access to your Information
You can write to us at any time to obtain details of the personal information we may hold about you. Please write to: Data Protection Officer - TechManchester, UKFast Campus, Birley Fields, Manchester, England, M15 5QJ.
Please quote your name and address together with your mobile and/or account number. We will take all reasonable steps to confirm your identity before providing you with details of any personal information we may hold about you.
TechManchester recognises that its customers are increasingly concerned about how companies protect personal information from misuse and abuse and about privacy in general. TechManchester is constantly reviewing and enhancing its technical, physical and managerial procedures and rules to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, accidental loss and/or destruction.
We use industry standard secure sockets layer (SSL) technology, for example, to encrypt sensitive information such as your credit card and other financial information.
Please be aware that communications over the Internet, such as emails/webmails, are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may route through a number of countries before being delivered - this is the nature of the World Wide Web/Internet. TechManchester cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.
The Policy is governed by the laws of England and Wales and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.