We take data protection very seriously here, and as such we like to ensure we protect your data as if it was our own data.
We have reviewed our data collection and retention policy in line with the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) and have created this section to give you an overview of our policy.
If you are a customer or supplier, we will have your data stored in a number of other places for the purposes of invoicing, paying bills and delivering projects. This page relates specifically to the marketing data collected via this website or our marketing events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further information.
We collect personal data from visitors to the website through the use of online forms, the contact us page and modals. We collect your details when you email us with an enquiry. We may have also collected your details when we met you at an event or you attended to one of our training sessions.
When you submit your data to us, either through the website, by email or in person, this is collected by Hubspot, Our Customer Relationships management system (CRM) and is used by us in a variety of ways, specifically:
We aim to ensure that it is perfectly clear what you are opting into and you will have given us full consent for us to use your data.
More generally, we do not pass on our data to any third party. If you have attended a workshop, downloaded a content offer or asked to subscribe to our newsletter, then we collect your name and email address and use this to send out news and information from IMSM. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list by emailing email@example.com
Disclosure, opt out and deletion of your data
We will not share your data with third parties unless we are obliged to disclose data by law, or the disclosure is necessary for purposes of national security, taxation, and criminal investigation, or we have your consent.
Want more information?
You have the right to see the data we have collected about you. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regards to these practices please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to opt out of receiving marketing emails or newsletter communication from us. Or would like to change the media that we use to contact you, for example changing from email to post mail, please contact email@example.com
Data retention & deletion:
Our policy is to retain data for two years, if we have not had any contact with you for over a two year period then we will delete our records of your information from our database. If you would like your data removed sooner please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Data capture information:
We will send you information according to the preferences you submitted via our online forms. If you would like to change these preferences at any point, please email email@example.com
We use Google Analytics (GA) to capture our user’s journey, including information such as, the average time spent on our website, and what content our users find interesting. We do not obtain any personal information through the use of GA.
If you have any questions or require any clarification on how we use GA, please contact us via email at Marketing@imsm.com
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our GDPR policy you can contact.
In addition to the above, we collect anonymous data information automatically about your visit to our website through cookies. Please see our Cookies Policy for more information. This does not fall within the remit of GDPR but it is very important.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Cookies and how they Benefit You
Our cookies help us:
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
Cookies for Website Function
Our own cookies
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Social Website Cookies
From time to time, we include the ability to “Like” or share our content on social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter.
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
Site Improvement Cookies
We regularly test new designs or site features on our site. We do this by showing slightly different versions of our website to different people and anonymously monitoring how our site visitors respond to these different versions. Ultimately this helps us to offer you a better website.
Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn’t as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won’t see adverts, just simply that they won’t be tailored to you any longer.
You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a so called “remarketing cookie” during your visit. We use these adverts to offer special offers etc to encourage you to come back to our site. Don’t worry, we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites, as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.
Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal informationpersonal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us at Acqumen Consulting (Pty) Limited and Acqumen Technologies (Pty) Limited, Ground Floor, Gateway West, Waterfall City, Midrand, 2066, Gauteng, South Africa.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to: Acqumen Consulting (Pty) Limited and Acqumen Technologies (Pty) Limited, Ground Floor, Gateway West, Waterfall City, Midrand, 2066, Gauteng, South Africa.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.