The Drapers' Company Cookie Policy
The Drapers’ Company is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
 
This sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
 
For the purpose of the Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the data controller is The Drapers’ Company of Drapers’ Hall Throgmorton Avenue London EC2N 2DQ.

Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site where registration is required, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information if you report a problem with our site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
IP addresses
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Information about our use of cookies
Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps you to browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below, with a note as to whether we use them; and then some details of the actual cookies on the site, their purpose, and what to do if you do not consent to any specific cookies being used. Please note however that since we only use cookies where they will be of benefit, any failure to consent may limit your use of this site.
 
Category 1: Strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

WE DO USE THIS CATEGORY OF COOKIE ON OUR SITE

Category 2: Performance Cookies:
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

WE DO USE THIS CATEGORY OF COOKIE ON OUR SITE

Category 3: Functionality Cookies:
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your devise.

WE DO USE THIS CATEGORY OF COOKIE ON OUR SITE

These are the cookies used on our site
Cookie name Category Purpose More information
Session ID cookie 1 Standard ASP.NET cookie containing the user’s session ID. Expires as soon as user navigates away
User Information Cookie 1 Stores the username of the current user when logged in and permission information about which sections / pages of the site the user is allowed to access Expires as soon as user navigates away
 
Culture cookie 2 Utilised to store the users CMS culture Type: Culture Code, Expires: 1 year
Visitor Status Cookie 2 Sets the visitor status (unknown/first visit/more visits) Type: Integer, Expires: 1 year
Current Visit Status Cookie 2 Sets the current visit status (throughout current day) Type: Integer, Expires: 23 hours
URL Referrer Cookie 2 User URL referrer. Remembers the page the user last visited. Type: Url String, Expires: 1 day
Form State Cookie 2 Utilised for a check if the form state needs to be restored. Decides if the submitted fields in the form should be repopulated. Fields in the form should be repopulated. Type: Integer - ID, Expires: 10 minutes
Google Analytics 2 Utilised by Google Analytics to track visitor’s data on the website. http://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html
Preferred Culture cookie 3 Storing details of the users preferred CMS culture Type: Culture Code, Expires: 1 year
CurrentTheme 3 Sets the current chosen theme Type: Integer - ID, Expires: 23 hours
VisitorStatus 3 Sets the visitor status (unknown/first visit/more visits). Type: Integer - ID, 1 year

You may be able 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. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our website.

If you do not consent to cookies being placed, you must notify us of the cookies to which you do not consent.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after one year.

Where we store your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. 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.

Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
  • To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do   so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.
We will only use your personal information for electronic marketing purposes if we have your consent or if we are allowed to do this by law.  If you agree to our providing you with marketing information, you can always opt out at a later date.  If you wish to cease receiving marketing material from us, please let us know at any time using the contact details at Contact Us.

If you are a Company member, please refer to the Members’ Privacy Statement that was enclosed with your membership form for further details about how we will use your personal information.

Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Drapers’ Company, our members, customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. We do not to disclose or share your information to any third party for marketing purposes.

Your rights
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at Drapers’ Hall Throgmorton Avenue London EC2N 2DQ

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
 
   
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to payment of a reasonable fee to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where applicable, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to the Archivist at Drapers’ Hall Throgmorton Avenue London EC2N 2DQ
 
23 May 2018
 

 
 
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Drapers’ Hall,
Throgmorton Avenue,
London
EC2N 2DQ
T: 020 7588 5001
F: 020 7588 5540
E: mail@thedrapers.co.uk