Privacy policy

Privacy policy updated May 2012:
In line with the new European e-Privacy Directive that comes into effect on May 26th 2012, we have updated this policy with new information on the cookies this website collects and uses.

 

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern AccountingWEB.co.uk's relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term AccountingWEB.co.uk or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Bridge House, 48-52 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1QB. Our company registration number is Our company registration number is 05923499 registered in England and Wales. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • You may not create a link to this website from another website or document without AccountingWEB.co.uk's prior written consent.
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.

Definition

The term AccountingWEB.co.uk or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Bridge House, 48-52 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1 1QB. Our company registration number is Our company registration number is 05923499 registered in England and Wales. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Information Collection and Use

We collect information from our users at several different points on the Website - this can be for registration, login, customer service and billing purposes, and also so that we may customise the Website according to individual selections. Sift Media is the sole owner of the personal information collected from this Website.

Your details are never sold or rented to any third parties. However, where your details are requested in order to download documents from our sponsors, you agree that such details will be provided to the sponsor.

Registration

In order to access the full range of content and features on the Website, and also to receive our regular email bulletins, we require users to complete a member registration form. During registration a user is required to give contact information (such as name, email address, and selected information about the company that you work for).

It is optional for the user to provide certain demographic information (such as gender), however we encourage the full completion of the registration form so that we can refine our editorial content and provide a more personalised experience.

Order forms

We sometimes may request additional information from users on order forms. Users have to provide contact information (such as name and delivery address) and financial information (such as credit card number and expiry date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fulfill customer orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file written to your hard drive that contains information about your account on this Website. Cookies do not contain any personal information about users. During the course of your visit to this Website, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. Cookies enable us to collect useful information such as the device a user is using and whether they have visited the website before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

How does AccountingWEB use cookies?
Information gathered from cookies helps us to analyse the behaviour of our visitors and their online behaviour and patterns. This means we can provide you with a better community and user experience by tailoring our site to your needs. We are constantly looking for ways in improve our online community and information from cookies is critical for this.

Cookies do not give us any personal information about you or your business. They simply allow us to see which areas of the site are working well i.e. visited most and which content is most of interest.<br><br>Cookies also allow you to have a more seamless experience of using the site i.e. you remain logged in for entire sessions or multiple user sessions, removing the need to remember usernames and passwords on a regular basis. Our session cookies are therefore essential to the functionality and usability of our site.

Third Party Cookies on AccountingWEB pages
During any visit to this Website you may notice some cookies that are not related to AccountingWEB or Sift Media. These may include 3rd party advertising cookies.

You may be served a 3rd party cookie directly from one of our advertisers. However, 3rd party cookies only gather anonymous information. The 3rd party cookies that our advertisers serve simply allows ads to be shown that may be relevant to you based on previous pages and content you have viewed.

3rd party cookies will come from Doubleclick, Atlas, Yieldmanager, Google DFP, Audience Science (revsci.net).

Any widgets we use like Google+, Twitter, FB, Linkedin may also set their own cookies and set their own Google analytics cookies.

You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

How to reject cookies?
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by any Sift Media website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

Please be aware that restricting cookies will have an impact on the functionality of this website and the quality of your user experience

List of cookies used on this website:

 

Cookie name

Purpose

SESS*

(Example SESS1ca9a32632600b7812b98819fcf511d2)

Session cookie:
Assigned when you log in, this keeps you logged in to the site so you don’t have to constantly re-enter your username and password. This cookie is essential for site functionality and the user experience.
Drupal.tableDrag.showWeight, has_js

CMS settings:
Drupal (http://drupal.com/) is our content management system and sets these cookies to store user interface preferences.

__gads, admanager_session_cookie, gam_web_property, __ar_v4

Primary ad server:
These cookies are responsible for, for example, displaying advertisements in a particular order or for showing particular ads to people in particular countries or locations.

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz Google analytics:
We use this to monitor the volume of site traffic. This does not collect any personal information about you or your business.
rsi_segs

Behavioural ad targeting:
This contains a series of codes that denote categories a user falls into based on previous browsing. For example, that they have ‘viewed at least three articles about a particular subject in the last week’. No personal information about you or your business is collected or stored.

 

Links

The content on the Website may include links to third party external sites. You agree that we cannot be held liable for the content, nature or reliability of any third party links.

Surveys & competitions

From time-to-time the Website will request information from users via surveys or competitions. Participation in these surveys or competitions is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose any information requested. However, the provision of information may be a condition of entry into such surveys or competitions. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address), and demographic information (such as postcode or company turnover).

Contact information will be used to notify the winners and to award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the functionality of the Website.

Security

This Website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the Website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

When our registration or order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number), all information is protected with 128-bit SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption.

If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact: member-services@accountingweb.co.uk.

Correcting/updating your personal information

If your details change (such as your email address) you can edit it directly on your personal profile. If you have difficulties accessing your profile, please contact: member-services@accountingweb.co.uk.

Notification of changes

If we should need to change our Privacy policy, we will post those changes on the Website's homepage, and also in our email bulletins, so that members of the Website are aware of what information we collect and how it is used.