Commissum

Privacy Statement


Commissum adhere to current UK data protection legislation and seek to meet international standards of data protection. We will use all reasonable endeavours to protect all personal information against loss, unauthorised access, use, modification, disclosure or other misuse. If you have any concerns about our data protection practices, please email us at info@commissum.com.

  • Disclosure of personal information
    You may browse the majority of this web site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. To access some of the information on the site, however, you may need to register. If you choose to register and therefore give Commissum personal information via the internet it will be clear to you when you are doing this before we collect this personal information from you. This notice tells you how Commissum will use the information.
  • Email newsletter lists
    You must register to access certain information and to join a mailing list by completing a form on this site. Commissum maintain email lists for interested visitors to inform them of new information on this website. Commissum do not divulge the email addresses on our lists to anyone else. Our list server software will not divulge the email addresses of our subscribers to anyone but authorised staff. If you ask to come off the list we will take your personal information off the list. If you tell us that you do not wish to receive additional information from us, we will respect this.
  • Use of information collected
    Except as stated, any and all information about you collected on this site will be kept strictly confidential and will not be disclosed to a third party except where that disclosure is reasonably incidental to the purpose for which the information was collected. No information you give on this site will be used in ways other than those specified below.

Commissum will not publish your name or email address or other personal data collected on this website without your prior permission. We will not communicate this information to others except as reasonably incidental to the purpose for which the information is collected.

  • Your access to personal information about you
    Commissum will, at the request of any individual and upon proof of that individual’s identity, provide that individual with access to all personal information which Commissum hold on that individual and Commissum will, at the request of the individual to whom the information relates, make appropriate corrections, deletions or additions to ensure that the information is accurate, relevant, up-to-date, and complete.
  • Children
    Commissum has rated this site as accessible to children. We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that no offensive material or material unsuitable for children appears on the site.
  • Other websites
    This website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Website cookies

The commissum website may place small text files on your computer. These are known as cookies. The majority of commercial websites use cookies. Our cookies are not used to identify you personally. If you wish, you can delete these small files using your browser’s privacy settings. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org. Or read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

1 How we use cookies

Commissum uses just one type of cookie, Google Analytics, and this is placed on each page of the website to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name Typical Content Expires
_utma randomly generated number 2 years
_utmb randomly generated number 30 minutes
_utmc randomly generated number when you close your browser
_utmz randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search) 6 months

2 Methods of opting out of Google Analytics

There are methods of opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics. Some of these methods do not involve cookies, but make use of other types of technology.

2.1 Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On

Google has produced the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on, which is available for free download at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout(currently available only for certain browsers). This tool will allow a user to specify that information about that particular website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. This add-on will not have any effect on your browsing experience.

2.2 Disable Javascript

If you disable Javascript in your browser, the Google Analytics tracking will not work, and you will not be tracked (either by this website or any other). However, disabling Javascript is likely to have a significant negative effect on your browsing experience. Different browsers have different methods for disabling Javascript: please refer to your browser help files.

2.3 Delete or block cookies

Every browser allows the user to delete cookies after they have been set, or to block them even before they are set. This could involve either only some cookies, or all of them. Deleting or blocking the Google Analytics cookies will ensure that browsing behaviour is not tracked by Google Analytics. This method will have no effect on the user’s browsing experience, but requires (minor) action by the user.

2.4 Use special-purpose software tools

There are special-purpose advertisement filtering programs and browser extensions that will block advertisements and tracking, and some of these are available free of charge. Two examples are the Firefox tools NoScript and Adblock. These tools are effective, but some may have an adverse effect on the user’s browsing experience.