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Privacy Policy

The Office Group

Website and Applications Privacy and Cookies Policy

Introduction

This is the privacy and cookies policy for http://www.theofficegroup.co.uk (Site) and each of our mobile applications that we make available from time to time (Applications) including The Office Group Community.

We dare to be different, and we never miss an opportunity to say hello….

The Site is operated, and the Applications are provided, by The Office (Islington) Limited with registered company number 04878697 (we, us and our). For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, we are the data controller.

We are committed to protecting your privacy on-line. We appreciate that you do not want the personal information you provide to us distributed indiscriminately and here we explain how we collect information, what we do with it and what controls you have.

By using the Site or any Applications, you consent to the collection and use of information in accordance with this privacy policy.

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy from time to time by changing it on the Site or by updating the relevant Applications. This privacy policy was last updated on 14 July 2016.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following information about you:

  • information (such as your name, email address and telephone number) that you provide by completing forms on the Site or any Applications, including if you register as a user of the Site or any Applications, subscribe to any service, upload or submit any material via the Site or any Applications, request any information, or enter into any competition or promotion we may sponsor;
  • your photos and calendar where you choose to allow us access, for example, when you upload a photo to The Office Group mobile application;
  • a link to your social media account profiles if you choose to provide this, for example, the web address for your LinkedIn profile i.e. linkedin.com/username;
  • information about your job title including details about your role, name of employer, industry, skills and expertise;
  • which of our office locations you use most regularly in accordance with your employment (which we will enter manually into The Office Group mobile application);
  • communications you send to us, for example to report a problem or to submit queries, concerns or comments regarding the Site or any Applications or its content; and
  • information from surveys that we may, from time to time, run on the Site or any Applications for research purposes, if you choose to respond to, or participate in, them;

You are under no obligation to provide any such information. However, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services.

When you visit the Site or access or use any Applications, we may automatically collect additional information about you, such as the type of internet browser or mobile device you use, any website from which you have come to the Site and your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer or mobile device on the internet) and your operating system, which are automatically recognised by our web server. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on the Site or Applications and to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Cookies and other similar technologies

When you interact with the Site or any Applications, we try to make that experience simple and meaningful. When you visit our Site or access or use any Applications, we use cookies and / or similar technologies to track information about your use of our Site and Applications. When we use cookies our web server sends a cookie to your device. Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your computer or mobile device (as the case may be) when you visit a website or access or use a mobile application and which store and sometimes track information about your use of the Site or Applications (as the case may be). Other similar technologies are used in Applications to perform the same function. A number of cookies and other similar technologies we use last only for the duration of your web or Applications session and expire when you close your browser or exit the Applications. Other cookies and similar technologies are used to remember you when you return to the Site or Applications and will last for longer.

We use cookies and other similar technologies to:

  • remember that you have visited us before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
  • customise elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the Site or Applications;
  • collect anonymous statistical information about how you use the Site or Applications (including how long you spend on the Site or Applications) and where you have come to the Site or Applications from, so that we can improve the Site and learn which parts of the Site and which functions of the Applications are most popular with users; and

Some of the cookies and other similar technologies used by the Site and Applications are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf.

Most web and mobile device browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser or mobile device. Please note, however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on the Site or Applications, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site or Applications (as the case may be).

The types of cookies we use and what we use them for are listed below:

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