Thank you for visiting the AESC UK website, owned and provided by AESC UK Ltd, Washington Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR5 3NS.
We’re serious about your privacy and hope this policy explains everything you need to know in terms of how we collect, use, share and store your personal details.
All the details in this policy apply to any information that we collect from you, or is provided by you, on our website and other forms of communication such as email and telephone.
If you have any questions about how we use your data, please just get in touch.
We may collect information about the devices you use to visit our site and how you chose to visit us and what you did on our site. For example, we may track which pages you visited and whether you used Google to reach us.
We may collect information within what you send us or tell us when communicating with us. For example, we may collect your name and email address if you send them to us in a form on our site. We may collect any personal information stored in additional documents you may send us at this point.
If you send us a job application, we may collect the information you send us and store it on our own servers and those of third parties that we work with, which are detailed below. We may collect any personal information stored in additional documents you may send us at this point.
When we collect personal data about you, with your consent, we will use it in the following ways:
There must be a legal basis for us to process your data. These are the bases on which we collect and process personal data about you:
When we ask for your personal information, we will always explain why and how we will use it and ask for your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by unsubscribing from our updates or contacting us directly.
We only use your personal data in order to improve our communication and online experience for you and other people using our services. We understand that this can be a grey area and, if we rely on using legitimate interests to collect and store your data, then we will tell you what that is.
We have no intentions to sell your data to any third parties. If this situation ever changed then we would ask your permission in a separate, explicit consent communication request.
Your personal data will be held for as long as is needed for the purposes for which it was collected. In the instance where you delete your account, then we will remove all traces of personal data associated with it, in line with your “right to delete”.
When required or requested to do so, we may share your data with the following types of organisations:
You have rights regarding how we collect, use and store your personal data. You may:
If you would like to know, delete or amend anything related to how we use your personal data, please just contact us. In the instance you are unhappy with you we have handled your personal information, you can also report this to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Please note, we do have the right to ask for proof of ID and/or charge a reasonable fee if the effort to source your data is extensive. Our policy is to supply, amend or delete your requests related to your data within 21 days but we may extend this timescale if necessary.
We are serious about your data security and take appropriate steps to make sure your personal data is kept securely and accurately. This includes using compliant and reliable hosting services, secure protocols and encryption of data where required. Unless explicitly stated, all of our third party processors are resident within the EU.
Sometimes you may find links on our site to other websites, advertisers or partners. Please note that any of these links that you follow will then lead to websites with their own privacy policies, and we can not accept any responsibility for these. Please ensure you remain vigilant in checking the personal data you are submitting to any of these sites.
What are cookies?
Why do we use them?
We like to improve our website and the ways we help people reach it. Using cookies helps give us the information we need to be able to do this, such as which device you used to get there or which pages you were interested in. We might also use some cookies just to help the website work better for you, such as remembering your login details or language preferences.
We might also use something called web beacons or browser storage. These allow us to store some data across a number of times that you might use the site from the same device or tell us when you may have visited a particular piece of content such as an email or a newsletter.
The important thing to remember is that cookies aren’t necessarily bad for you or your computer. Cookies are simply a way of holding information about you that typically either help improve your use of a website or help feed into improvements for it and other communications in general.
You can completely opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics with the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Or, you can disable cookies within your browser.
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Which cookies will you find on this site?
Cookie compliance cookie
When you first arrive on our site, there will be a pop-up message, asking you to tell us your cookie preferences. Depending on what you tell us, we will store a cookie to remember these.
These cookies are essential for the functioning of the site.
We use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how you use our website to help us understand how you are using it, how you got here and what you are interested in. We can discover things like which sites you’re coming from or which of our articles and adverts you liked the best. This is so that we can continually improve our online experience and communications with you. Google Analytics stores information such as which pages you have visited and what you clicked while you were here.
These are the Google Analytics cookies that we use:
If you want to get the full ins and outs on the cookies used within google analytics then you can visit this great article.
It is possible to opt out of Google Analytics cookies, follow this link here Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
You can also learn more about cookies from Google Analytics by reading these sites. https://policies.google.com/technologies/typeshttps://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7105316?hl=en&ref_topic=2919631
ads/ga-audiencesto allow us to better use Google Adwords
Twitter Conversion Tracker
This cookie is from Twitter and helps us communicate better to our audiences between our website and the Twitter platform in terms of the content that we serve them.
The Facebook Pixel is a cookie from Facebook that helps us understand how audiences have interacted with our Facebook advertising and website, to help us make better decisions on Facebook advertising. For further information about the Facebook Pixel please see:
To opt out of these cookies across your full web browsing experience, not just our site, then you will need to do this directly with the providers such as Facebook and Twitter. If you want to know more about how these cookies might be being used, just visit Network Advertising Initiative website or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choice
We also place third party cookies from our trusted supplier Active Campaign, which may track your behaviour and store this against your user profile in Active Campaign, in order to tailor our ongoing communications with you. You can view how Active Campaign tracks and uses data here.
Other Third Party Cookies
If you view something called “embedded content” on our site (e.g. when there is a Youtube video pasted in our page) then you might receive cookies from these sites – please make sure you check directly on the third party websites for more information about these cookies and how to direct them.