PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how PML uses and protects any information you provide when using this website. PML is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of users. When you provide us with personal information through this website, it will be treated in the strictest of confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Data collection

When you use our website, you may give us information about yourself as an individual by filling in forms, completing questionnaires or by corresponding with us by telephone or email. We also collect information from users who communicate with us via the website, including aggregate information on which pages users access or visit, and information volunteered by the website user (such as survey information and/or site registrations). The information we collect is used to improve the content of our product and the quality of our service.

There are elements of this website which are password protected and in order for us to provide access to these areas, you give us personal information which identifies you individually such as your name and email address. By signing up to these sections of the website, you agree to share your information with us.

We may share your personal information with selected third parties including business partners and website analytics specialists. No personal information you give us will be passed on, or sold, to third parties for commercial purposes. Our policy is that all information will be shared among PML members (and any third party) on a need basis, and according to legal regulations. If we have to confirm or share information with other organisations, this will be in-line with a legal requirement to do so. We are committed to ensuring your information is secure and only kept as long as is required by law.

When you provide information to us via this website, we will store this data and hold it on a server, a computer and/or in hard copy form. We will use this data to provide you with the services for which you have registered with us (e.g. to process job applications) and for the purposes described in this statement including, where relevant, marketing, administration, development and improvement of this website.

If you have applied for a job with PML through our online application process, your personal information will only be held on our servers until the advertised role is filled. After that, we may keep it on a computer or in hard copy form.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

As a data controller, PML is required to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office that it is processing personal data. The Company is registered in the register of data controllers. Data controllers must renew their notification with the Information Commissioner’s Office on an annual basis. Failure to notify constitutes a criminal offence. Any changes to the register must be notified to the Information Commissioner’s Office within 28 days of taking place. The Designated Officer shall be responsible for notifying and updating the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Cookies: Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

Please note that third parties (including, for example, providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. To find out how to allow, block, delete and manage the cookies on all standard web browsers, please go to www.aboutcookies.org If you use a mobile phone to browse our websites or other sites that use cookies, please refer to your handset manual for guidance.