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Terms, conditions and cookies

By using this web site, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use, which may change at any time.

Terms and Conditions

1. Intellectual property

All material on this site is copyright of Advicenow or is used with the permission of the owners. All rights reserved. Permission is granted to copy electronically and to print one copy of portions of this site for personal use only. Multiple copies of teaching and learning resources on the Curriculum Centre web site may be made for use in educational establishments. Any other use of materials on this web site including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, distribution, republication, transmission, re-transmission, modification, or public showing whether for gain or otherwise is strictly prohibited.

2. Disclaimer

Whilst we believe that information provided through the web site is correct at the time of creation, Advicenow does not make any representation as to and accepts no liability for the accuracy or completeness of information contained on this web site.

In so far as permitted by law, Advicenow will not be liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information on this site.

3. Hypertext links

Certain links in this site will lead you to sites, which are not under the control of Advicenow. Whilst we make every effort to provide you with links to high quality, reputable sites, Advicenow accepts no responsibility or liability for any issues arising in connection with either use of your data, the site content or the services offered to you by these sites.

4. Privacy Statement

Advicenow is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only collect, process and store information about you that we have openly collected from you or with your consent. Your details will be used only by Advicenow for the purpose stated and will not be distributed, sold or rented to any third party.

We may share non-personal, non-individual information in aggregate with our partner(s) for research purposes. In other words, we will not tell our partners that you visited a certain page, but may tell them how many visitors visited that page.

5. Jurisdiction

This web site is controlled and operated by the OTHER media Ltd on behalf of Advicenow within the United Kingdom. These terms and conditions and anything in this website shall be interpreted in accordance with and governed exclusively by English law

Cookies explained

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that are sent by websites that you visit to recognise who you are when you return there. There files are stored on your computer’s hard drive, and are read by your web browser.

How are cookies used?

Cookies perform several functions, such as remembering who you are on a particular site (your welcome message), to keeping you logged in to your account screen on an ecommerce site (however, you should always log out if you are using a public computer). Advertising agencies also use cookies to find out if they have served you an advert from a particular brand on a site, or if you have seen a particular advert before. Website owners will use cookies to follow which pages that you’ve read so that they can see what parts of the site are popular or not. In short, cookies are a way of providing statistics on site visits as well as some limited functionality that makes your site visit easier. When used properly cookies are an asset to a site visitor and a site owner. They are not viruses, but some unscrupulous outfits will use them maliciously – we follow best practice for cookie use.

A list of all the cookies used on this website by us, and our technology partners can be found in our cookies list.

Flash cookies?

Adobe uses a particular type of cookie called a ‘Local Shared Object’, which is typically collected if you watch a video for example that uses the Adobe Flash media player, i.e. an embedded YouTube video on a page that is being played via Flash. Please note that these types of cookie will not be found on iPads, which do not support Flash.
Have a look at Adobe's website if you want to control Flash cookies on your computer. If you’ve got a Firefox browser you can also get an add-on to detect and delete Flash cookies.

Opting out of cookies?

There are a number of options available so that you do not have to store any cookies at all. You can either set your browser so that it will not accept and store any cookie, or if you have a little more time and knowledge you are able to allow only certain ‘trusted’ sites to store cookies on your computer. These sites may include us (of course!), or the site where you carry out your online banking, or possibly your favourite news service.

It’s worth bearing in mind that if you decide to delete all of your cookies, then you will likely have to re-enter all of your usernames and passwords on all of the sites that you visit, which you previously didn’t even have to think about. As we mentioned before, cookies can be a real asset to your web surfing experience.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (Information Commissioner’s Office) provides some advice about cookies and their use, but it also provides a link to ‘About cookies’ (www.aboutcookies.org) which is run by the law firm Pinsent Masons. This website provides even more information about cookies if you feel that this page and the ICO is not enough information for you, but it also details how you might delete any cookies that you find, and it also shows you how to allow those trusted sites to store their cookies on your computer.

What is a web beacon?

Web beacons are also sometimes referred to as ‘web bugs’ and are small single pixel transparent image files. They allow website owners to know when a visitor has reached their website, and are used in conjunction with cookies to allow further website tracking to be monitored. Again, these files are not viruses, but are useful in helping us to make your web surfing experience better.

Our main technology partners

We work with the following companies in maintaining and improving our website, and they must all satisfy the data protection requirements. If you have any more questions, please do contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

the OTHER media Limited

the OTHER media provide build and hosting services to Advicnow and help us to maintain the software that runs our website. They provide us with reporting statistics where required, and will serve cookies on our behalf to enable any site personalisation and log in functionality.