Privacy

Privacy policy and disclaimer

Mason Advisory Limited (Mason Advisory) is committed to protecting your privacy. We want you to feel secure when visiting our website and this page explains what information we collect about users of our website and describes how we will use it.

Your access to and use of this website indicates your agreement with the terms of this policy. Our website may contain links to other websites that are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy policy. If you access other websites using the links provided, your information may be used by the operators of those sites in accordance with their privacy policies.

Security

In compliance with European Parliament EC directives and the UK Data Protection Act 1998, we take appropriate measures to ensure that the information about you is not damaged, destroyed or disclosed to a third party except trusted partners in accordance with this policy, and that unauthorised access to it is prevented. This means that we may require you to co-operate with our security checks before we can disclose certain information to you.

What information do we collect?

Mason Advisory collects the following:

  • details you provide on registration, including your email address to download publications, or registering for an event/conference
  • information requests for regular communication from Mason Advisory which include the email addresses of clicked URLs embedded within an email message body
  • CVs when submitting an email for a position within Mason Advisory.

Cookies

Mason Advisory uses cookies to enable us to personalise your visits to our website.

Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. They enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the Web site by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.

We also use or allow third parties to serve cookies that fall into the three categories above. For example, like many companies, we use Google Analytics to help us monitor our website traffic.

We don’t sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies) and they do not contain any personally identifiable information. You need session cookies for any protected area of our website. If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set.

If you wish to restrict or block Web browser cookies that are set on your device, then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how.

How do we use the information we collect?

We are committed to protecting your privacy, and will only use the information in the following ways:

  • to determine what is most effective about our website to personalise your experience with us and enable us to identify ways to improve it
  • to notify you about changes to the functionality of our website
  • to send you information that we think you may be interested in based on your stated areas of interest and any information you have requested.

Our regular email communication, to which you may have subscribed, contains URLs. The URLs clicked within the message body are used to gauge user interest, which helps us make future communication more useful and assists us to customise the content provided to you.

By sending your CV and job application to Mason Advisory, you acknowledge and agree that Mason Advisory may use the information about you supplied in your application, or subsequently supplied, in order to consider you as a candidate for present or future employment, may forward details of your skills and experience, without your contact data, to our clients for them to assess your suitability for inclusion on their projects as part of our team and for inclusion in your employment records if you subsequently become a Mason Advisory employee.

We may also use data for other purposes, which we will describe to you before we collect the information.

If you have any requests concerning the use of your information please contact the email address below.

Disclosure and retention of your information

We will not sell or share your individual information or disclose information about you to third parties except as provided in this privacy policy and to the extent that we are required to do so by law. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to managers and senior employees of Mason Advisory for the evaluation of your suitability for a particular assignment and similar purposes; including transmission to our worldwide offices and certain permitted third parties, including trusted partners, some of whom are located outside the European Economic Area. We will transfer the information only to trusted third parties. By using our services, you consent to this transfer unless you advise us otherwise to the email address below.

Information will be stored so that our files can be kept up to date.

If you apply for a position or submit your CV we may, as permitted by law, retain the information for a reasonable time. We will also retain your CV in the event that you do not take up employment with Mason Advisory, for reference purposes for a reasonable time and to enable us to take it into account if you apply again or to contact you if a suitable vacancy arises in the future.

You may apply for subject access to view the data which we hold on you at any time for a reasonable fee to cover our costs.

Disclaimer

Mason Advisory does not guarantee or warrant access to our website will be uninterrupted or without delay, or that our website will be error-free, omission-free or free of viruses. Therefore, the information is provided ‘as is’ without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including accuracy, timeliness and completeness. In no event will Mason Advisory be liable to any party for either direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential, or other damages (including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data) without regard to the form of action and whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this website, any content on or access through this site or any site service linked to, or any copying, displaying, or use thereof.

Your access to and use of this website is provided by Mason Advisory. The information provided is free of charge and intended for information and guidance purposes. It does not create a business relationship between you and Mason Advisory. Information provided on the website should not be seen as a substitute for other professional advice or consultation unless stated otherwise. Links on the website to other companies or services are not an endorsement of that site or service by Mason Advisory and the use of information on external links is at your own risk.

Unless otherwise stated, the contents of this website including, but not limited to, the text and images contained herein and their arrangement are the property of Mason Advisory. All trademarks used or referred to in this website are the property of their respective owners.

Content on this website is the copyright of Mason Advisory and any unauthorised use of material on the website may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. You may download information for use on a single computer solely for your personal or professional use, provided that you do not modify the material in any way and you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other notices.

Data access and modifications

You are entitled to request details of the personal information we hold about you and may request that we amend it if the information we hold is inaccurate. Requests should be made to contact@masonadvisory.com. We may contact you by post, fax, email or telephone.

If at any time you decide you no longer want to be contacted by us or to receive offers and information from Mason Advisory via email or post, please send an email to contact@masonadvisory.com, subject ‘Unsubscribe’ and we will remove you from our mailing list.

Occasionally Mason Advisory may make changes to this privacy policy and we recommend that you re-visit this policy from time to time to learn of any such changes.