AAT carries a firm commitment to the privacy of your personal data.
- What we do with it
- Who we share parts of it with
- The information we collect and how we use it.
We believe it is essential to respect the privacy of all visitors and to make safe and ethical use of the information provided to the website. We aim to give you as much control as possible over the information you give us, and in all cases the disclosure of your personal details is voluntary.
Where we ask for information we do so in order to offer you better services, both on the website and in the rest of our operations.
If you believe that any information we hold about you is inaccurate, you can update your details in your MyAAT account or contact us to update it.
Some of the information you give will be held in databases: we ensure that these are highly secure and can only be accessed by authorised people.
We will ask for your email address to:
- Set up your MyAAT account
- Update you with information and newsletters relevant to your studies and membership
- Send you occasional invitations to participate in surveys to help us enhance and improve our service.
You can change your email address or choose not to receive further information at any time.
Who will have access to the information
Any information you give will be available to AAT. We will never share your email address with third parties except select parties we commission to undertake research on our behalf.
We will only allow trusted and relevant organisations to contact you, where we believe you will be interested in the information they can provide. Your contact details will not be provided directly to the third party organisation but to an independent mailing house who will then delete your details from their database as part of the Data Protection Act 1998. The information you’ll receive from third party organisations will be related to your AAT studies, CPD opportunities, career or study progression
Information you give in response to surveys and questionnaires on the website will be used in two ways:
- By AAT itself to help determine policy and to help improve its services to members
- By third parties that AAT may make the information available for market research - in this case, the information will be made available only in the form of anonymous qualitative and statistical reports.
We may follow up some survey responses by phone or email, but only where you have given your permission for us to do so as part of the initial research.
Like most websites, our server gathers limited information about you during a session, including the IP address and domain name from which you are accessing the server and your browser configuration. This information is only used to help us improve the content, design and performance of the site, and is not linked to the identity of any individual user.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are transferred to and stored by your browser on your computer.
In no circumstances do we collect any data that is not directly related to the use of the website (for example, we do not record other sites that you have visited).
The log files or any information they contain about your use of the site will not be made available to any third parties other than as anonymous usage statistics.
Our site uses the following two Google Analytics advertising features:
- DoubleClick platform integration
- Demographics and interest reporting.
Google Analytics collects data about our site’s traffic via the use of Google advertising cookies. We will never match any personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information through the use of these Google Advertising features. You can opt out of the use of Google Analytics advertising features
if you wish.
The website contains external links to other sites. AAT is not responsible for the privacy policies, content or practices of these sites.
Data Protection Act
This privacy statement forms part of AAT's commitment to the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
If you wish to exercise your rights of access to your personal data processed by AAT then please contact the co-ordinator in writing at the address below:
140 Aldersgate Street
The terms and conditions contained in this legal notice shall be governed by English law. You may access the website from anywhere in the world; however, this legal notice shall apply regardless of how you access the website and from where.
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A company limited by guarantee (NO. 1518983) and registered as a charity (NO. 1050724)
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