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Privacy and cookie policy

This privacy policy sets out how a-n The Artists Information Company (a-n). uses and protects any information that you give a-n when you use on our websites (www.a-n.co.uk, new.a-n.co.uk and www.itool.co.uk).

a-n may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st September 2012

What we may collect

We may ask to collect the following information:

  • Contact information including email, address and telephone number
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • IP addresses of computers used by those posting material online.
  • Other information relevant to customer or research surveys and/or competitions and offers.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to manage the services you have requested, to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • For internal record keeping to manage your membership and AIR PPL insurance
  • To improve our products and services
  • To help prevent misuse of the community services.
  • To periodically send emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to occassionally send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. For more information on cookies please visit www.aboutcookies.org or allaboutcookies.org

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Email communications

The majority of our emails we send contain an unsubscribe link that you can use to stop that type of email from being sent to you. There is also a page on the website Join in > My messages where you can also control what email you receive.

Controlling your personal information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The Data Controller, a-n The Artists Information Company.

Subscribers can view and amend most of the personal details hold on you by going to Join in > My account

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Cookies

The following contains details of either cookies we may set or may be set by online services we use.

First party cookies:

.a-n.co.uk

CAKEPHP This is a CakePHP cookie that contains your session ID 4 hours
PHPSESSID Basic php programme session id Session
anlogin Maintains your login authentication between pages on the site Session
Phorum_session_v5 Used by our forum function Session
__gads Used by Google DoubleClick to identify and target our site for delivering relevant advertising. Persistent

 

new.a-n.co.uk

CAKEPHP This is a CakePHP cookie that contains your session ID 4 hours
News index category Enables filtering by category in a-n News pages Session
News index keywords Enables searching by keywords in a-n News pages Session
cc-cookie_accept This cookie is set once you have pressed the “Accept cookies” button to tell us you have accepted the use of cookies on our website and to stop us from showing you the message again. 1 year

 

.itool.co.uk

_ziToolkitvis Checks whether you have registered and allows you to save and uniquely retrieve data you have entered 20mins
ziToolkitTutID Identifies which toolkit you are working on 20mins

 

Third-party cookies

addthis.com
More information on the cookies set by AddThis and how to opt out are on the AddThis website

__atuvc Used by AddThis to ensure user sees updated count if page is shared 2 years
__utma Used by by Google analytics to monitor which pages are visited and allow us to make improvements to the website by analysing visitors interest and behaviour. All data collected is anonymous. 2 yearst
__utmz Session
di We use the AddThis plugin to enable visitors to share our content across their social networks. AddThis collect data on visitors who use the plugin to share content. They do not install any tracking software on a user's computer and this data is not assigned to you directly, instead a randomly generated ID is used. AddThis may use your data for advertising purposes. If you would prefer for your data not to be used, they provide an opt out form on their website, http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out 2 years
dt 1 month
loc 2 months
psc 2 years
ssh 2 years
uid 2 years
uit 1 day
user_segment 1 month
uvc 2 years

 

Google analytics

.a-n.co.uk

More information on the cookies set by Google Analytics and how to opt out are on the Google Analytics website

__utma Used by by Google analytics to monitor which pages are visited and allow us to make improvements to the website by analysing visitors interest and behaviour. All data collected is anonymous. 2 years
__utmb 30 mins
__utmc Session
__utmz Session

 

Doubleclick.net

_drt_ Used by  DoubleClick for online advertising frequency capping and avoiding the duplication of ads on a page, meaning a user will not have to view the same ad over and over again. 1 month
id 15 mins
 __gads  Used by Google DoubleClick to identify and target our site for delivering relevant advertising. Persistent

 

Twitter.com

guest_id Twitter cookie that appears on pages where ‘Tweet’ button is used and serves as your unique identification number associated with Twitter. 2 years

 

Userecho.com

session_id Session_id generated when using the userEcho feedback tool 2 weeks

 

Annews.userecho.com

__utma Used by by Google analytics to monitor which pages are visited and allow us to make improvements to the website by analysing visitors interest and behaviour. All data collected is anonymous. 2 years
__utmb 30 mins
__utmz Session
csrftoken Used by userecho to stop 1 year

First published: a-n.co.uk August 2012

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