PRIVACY POLICY

1               Privacy And Your Personal Data

1.1            The AKA Group Limited (“AKA”, “us”, “we” or “our” for short) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is intended to inform you how we gather, define, and utilise your Information (as defined below).  This Policy is intended to assist you in making informed decisions when using the website, digital.akauk.com/yesprimeminister/website/html (the “Website”).  Please take a minute to read and understand the Policy.

1.2            This Policy, and our separate Cookies Policy are incorporated into and form part of our Website Terms of Use.

1.3            All your Information (as defined below)  shall be held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) where applicable.  If you want to know what Information we collect and hold about you, please write to us at: webteam@akauk.com.

1.4            AKA is the data controller of your Information for the purposes of the Act and is a company registered under number 05492853 in England whose registered office is at 115 Shaftesbury Avenue, Cambridge Circus, London, WC2H 8AF.  AKA shall ensure that your Information is processed and held in accordance with the Act.

2               What Information Do We Collect And Why?

2.1            When you visit the Website you may provide us with your name; email address; (together, the “Information“).  You may provide us with this Information in a number of ways:

(a)            by supplying us with the Information listed above, through subscribing to receive news, promotions, information or updates from us (our “online services”); [and]

(b)            if you choose to correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses;

2.2            We may also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type and the geographical location of your computer, for system administration and we may report aggregate information to our advertisers.  This is statistical data about browsing actions and patterns and does not identify you as an individual.

3               How Do We Use the Information that You Provide to Us?

3.1            We use your Information in the following ways:

(a)            to ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer;

(b)            to notify you about any changes to our service;

(c)             in accordance with your authorisation as expressed when you subscribe to any online service provided by us or when you correspond with us.

3.2            In limited circumstances we may pass your Information to other third party organisations:

(a)            if we buy or sell any business or assets in which case we may disclose your Information to the seller or buyer of such business or assets;

(b)            if we are under a duty to disclose or share your Information to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements or protect the rights, property, or safety of our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction; and

(c)             with your consent (for example when you subscribe to receive updates from our third party partners).

4               Cookies

4.1            Similar to other commercial websites, the Website uses a standard technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how the Website is being used.  Please see our Cookies Policy for further details about the types of cookies we use and your rights in respect of our use of cookies.

5               How Can You Access And Correct Your Information?

5.1            You may request access to all your Information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing webteam@akauk.com. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

6               Your Consent

6.1            By using the Website you consent to our collection and use of your Information as described in this Policy.  If we change our Policy and/or procedures, we will post those changes on the Website to keep you aware of what Information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. 

6.2            You have the right to ask us not to process for marketing purposes Information we collect from you.  You can exercise your right to prevent such processing of your Information by ticking the relevant box(es) on the form(s) we use to collect your Information.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at webteam@akauk.com.

7               Where We Store Your Information

7.1            The Information that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area. The Information may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. By submitting Information to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.

8               Security

8.1            We maintain the highest standards of security; however the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Any transmission of Information from you to us is at your own risk. Once we have received your Information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

9               Third Party Sites

9.1            Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Website to another website, our Policy no longer applies to your internet browsing.  Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which are linked to ours is subject to that website’s own rules and policies.  Please see our Terms of Use for more information on links to third party websites.

COOKIES POLICY

1               Introduction

1.1            The AKA Group Limited (“AKA”, “us”, “we” or “our” for short) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This Cookies Policy (“Policy”) is intended to inform you how our Website uses a technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how our Website is used.  This Policy is intended to assist you in making informed decisions when using the website, digital.akauk.com/yesprimeminister/website/html (the “Website”).  Please take a minute to read and understand the Policy.

1.2            This Policy, and our separate Privacy Policy are incorporated into and form part of our Website Terms of Use.

2               What Are Cookies

2.1            Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, and the websites visited just before and just after our Website.

2.2            For further details on cookies please visit All About Cookies where you can find comprehensive information on Cookie restriction and blocking for a wide variety of browsers.

3               How we use Cookies

3.1            We use both first party and third party cookies.  That is, both AKA and third party companies set cookies through this Website.

3.2            We use “analytical” cookies which, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Website and which parts of the website are most popular. This helps us gather feedback so that we can improve our Website and better serve our customers.

3.3            We also use personalisation cookies to build profiles relating to you and other visitors (where we have received consent) so that we can direct more relevant content to you based on your use of our Website. Such personalisation uses cookies to recognise visitors returning to our Website so that relevant content can be directed based on previous visits.

3.4            We use ‘session’ cookies which enable you to carry information across pages of the Website and avoid having to re-enter information. Session cookies enable us to compile statistics that help us to understand how the Website is being used and to improve its structure.

3.5            We use ‘persistent’ cookies which are cookies that remain in the cookies file of your browser for longer and help us to recognise you as a unique visitor to the Website, tailoring the content of certain areas of the Website to offer you content that match your preferred interests.

3.6            By using our Website, you are deemed to consent to our use of the cookies described above.

3.7            You can refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies.

3.8            You may also delete cookies at any time by going to the browsing settings on your web browser.

3.9            Please note that 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 Website.

4               Cookies We Use

Here is a list of the cookies we use, their purpose and how long they will remain on your computer (unless you actively delete them earlier):

 

Name of Cookie

Purpose – why we or third parties set the cookie and what we do with the information collected

How long the cookie(s) are stored on your computers

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz

We use Google Analytics to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through the Website. This is known as ‘web analytics’. This information allows us to more accurately understand individual behaviours and needs. This means that we can more easily tailor offers and information which may be of interest to individuals.

Persistent

2 – 10 years

uit, uid, uvc, psc, __atuvc, di, dt, user_segment

We use Google Analytics to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through the Website. This is known as ‘web analytics’. This information allows us to more accurately understand individual behaviours and needs. This means that we can more easily tailor offers and information which may be of interest to individuals.

 

We also use a cookie to ensure materials on the website are presented according to the individuals specified preferences. This information allows us to provide individuals with a more tailored experience.

 

Persistent

2 – 10 years

PHPSESSID

When the user successfully logs in with Remember Me checked, a login cookie is issued to ensure that the individual does not have to log-in repeated times.  This means that we can more easily provide access to sections of the website to which the user has registered.

Session

w3tc_referrer

We use cookies to track the performance of our websites and these will track user activity to provide us with information on how we can enhance the individuals website experience.

Session

sess, uuid2, anj

We use a retargeting cookie to provide users with relevant online adverts and messages based on their expressed interest in a website or its offering.  We use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on our website. These have the capability to track individuals browsing across different sites but anonymously.

Persistent

3 months

oo, ck

This cookie is a third party cookie that aggregates user data to pass information onto a brand. This allows us to target users so we can direct adverts to them which correlate their interests anywhere on the web with a similar brand.

Persistent

5 years

ipinfo, acs, vstcnt, clid, vstcnt

This cookie is a third party cookie that aggregates user data to pass information onto a brand. This allows us to target users so we can direct adverts to them which correlate their interests anywhere on the web with a similar brand.

Persistent

6 months

_xgcid, _xguid, _mpush

We use a retargeting cookie to provide users with relevant online adverts and messages based on their expressed interest in a website or its offering.  We use a third party advertising network to deliver targeted advertising on our website. These have the capability to track individuals browsing across different sites but anonymously.

Persistent

1 day to 3 years

__utmam, __utmz, vdnaR, vdnaWidgetMC, vdnaSessionId

VisualDNA’s patented image-based profiling tool allows users to take control of their online experience, by providing access to advertisements, content and recommendations localised and personalised to them from across the web. We believe that individuals should be in control of their data, and our ultimate goal is to enable users to decide what information they choose to share and how they would like to benefit. To learn more about how we collect and use information for online advertising, please visit: http://visualdna.com/privacy-policy

Persistent

1 year – 10 years

X-Mapping-fjhppofk

The X-Mapping cookie is sent by the server to keep the user’s browser sessions intact as we load balance and use a clustered array of servers. If a user reloads a page they could be served the content from another server entirely but this cookie tracks the user to the same server.

Session

 

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