About Dignity

Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy & Cookie Policy

The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.

We do all that we can to secure your privacy including the use of encryption for the transmission of information. The very nature of the internet is such that there can be no absolute guarantee of security. Information can be accessed and used in ways which the company cannot foresee or protect you from with 100% security.

You therefore need to accept that information that you submit is to that extent at your own risk. The company recommends therefore that you should bear all of these matters in mind in considering what information you choose to submit.

What information do we collect?
We currently collect three kinds of information from visitors to www.dignity-hsc.com

•    feedback (through emails)
•    site usage information from session cookies
•    information contained in completed on-line forms

Dignity Hostage Survival Consultancy Ltd. (hereinafter called “the company”) will take all reasonable commercial steps to protect your privacy. While the company may provide aggregate statistics to others, these will contain no information to identify you personally. Any information that you have provided to the company that might identify you personally will not be used in any way that you have not approved.

You should be aware that the company collects and analyses information that is given to it from a variety of sources. Where we ask you to give information voluntarily, the site identifies this and tells you how the information will be used. It is a matter for you whether or not you want to provide it. In our analysis of the information we are seeking to improve and make our site more effective and fundamentally to improve it for your benefit as much as for our own.

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a small piece of text stored on your computer, phone or whatever you use to surf the Internet. Cookies have many uses, but fundamentally they are used to store information about you on your computer. We encourage you to accept the cookies our website uses as they help us to improve the user experience for you and many others. The cookies we use are:

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to monitor how our customers use our website. For example to find out how many people are using the site and which content is the most popular. This information is then used to improve the user experience on our website. Google Analytics tracking uses cookies in order to provide meaningful reports about our site visitors. Google Analytics cookies do not collect personal data about our website visitors. For more information about how Google Analytics uses cookies please see:  http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html
Google Analytic cookies will have the following names:
•    _utma
•    _utmb
•    _utmc
•    _utmz, etc.

For more information on the cookies set by Google Analytics please see Google’s privacy policy. You can also opt out of being tracked on Google Analytics (visit Google’s opt out page) but this will opt out for all websites not just www.dignity-hsc.com

Session Cookies
These are temporary cookies that are used on you visit to the website. They are not stored after you leave the website and are used to ensure you can do things like complete online forms.

To delete cookies or reject cookies
If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. We recommend you allow the cookies we set by this website as they help us provide a better service. If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from.  Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored. You can find more information on how to delete and control cookies at www.ico.gov.uk/cookiesadvice or http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2. If you set your browser to refuse cookies, please be aware that there may be functionality on various websites that does not work.

EU Cookie Directive.
As you may have read the law has recently changed in relation to the use of Cookies. We have looked at many ways in which we can meet this directive. Guidance is however still evolving and many of the options available are quite obtrusive and can interrupt your browsing experience.  Therefore we have taken the view that currently we will provide information on the cookies we provide (as above) and advise users on how to change their browser settings to block cookies. This will allow you to take control of cookies across all websites, not just on www.dignity-hsc.com  It is worth noting that by deleting or disabling cookies you may not be able to use features on www.dignity-hsc.com or other websites

What happens when I link to another site?
www.dignity-hsc.com contains links to other websites, both those of government and of other organisations. The company cannot control the contents of such other sites and has no responsibility for all or any part of their content or approval or endorsement by the company of anything that you may read there. The company accepts no responsibility for the data collection methods employed by such other sites. This privacy policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information. We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site.

Note: We are not affiliated with or connected to any other training provider or service provider by similar names. All contact with Dignity Hostage Survival Consultancy Ltd is solely through this website.