COOKIES AND PRIVACY POLICY

This Cookies and Privacy Policy describes how HGP uses and handles your personal data when you visit our site. It applies generally to our site. In addition to the privacy practices set out in this Cookies and Privacy Policy, we have Terms of Use which incorporate the terms of this Cookies and Privacy Policy.

COOKIES

Like many websites, we may use Cookies.  Cookies are small text files which are placed on the computer of a website user to provide the website operator with information about the use of a site. They are used to enable websites to function or to provide information to the owners of a website.

Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable the website operator to remember things about you as a returning visitor.

You can manage website cookies in your browser settings and you always have the choice to change these settings by accepting, rejecting or deleting cookies. If you choose to change your settings you may find that certain features and functions may not work as intended.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. Alternatively, you can search the internet for other independent information on cookies.

In broad terms we may use cookies on our site for the following purposes:

  • Analytical purposes: Analytical cookies allow the website operator to recognise, measure and track users of a site in anonymous form. The information collected includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages that they have visited. This helps the website operator to improve the way the site works, for example, by determining whether site visitors can find information easily, or by identifying the aspects of websites that are of the most interest to them.
  • Usage preferences: Some of the cookies on the site are activated when visitors make a choice about their usage of the site. The site then ‘remembers’ the settings preferences of the user concerned. This allows the website operator  to tailor aspects of the  site to the individual user.
  • Disclaimer: We may use cookies on our site to record when a site visitor has seen a policy, such as this one, or provided consent, such as consent to our Disclaimer.
  • Session management: The software that runs our websites uses cookies for technical purposes needed by the internal workings of the hosting servers. For instance, we use cookies to keep track of information about a user’s session and determine which options or pages to display in order for the site to function.
  • Functional purposes: Functional purpose cookies store information that is needed by our applications to process and operate. For example, where transactions or requests within an application involve multiple workflow stages, cookies are used to store the information from each stage temporarily, in order to facilitate completion of the overall transaction or request.

THIRD PARTY COOKIES

When you visit our website, you may receive cookies that are set by third parties. These may include cookies set by Google Analytics. These cookies are used for the purposes described in the “Analytical purposes” section above HGP does not control the setting of these third-party cookies, so we suggest you might wish to check the third-party websites for more information about their use of cookies and how to manage them.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

HGP may collect and process the following data about you in accordance with this Cookies and Privacy Policy:

A.    personally identifiable information such as names, addresses and information that you provide to us via our site when registering on our site or in order to contact us;

B.    if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence as well as your email address and may record telephone calls for regulatory compliance and record keeping purposes; and

C.    details of your visits to our site and the materials and information that you access.

USE OF THE INFORMATION

We may use data held about you in the following ways:

A.    to support your interaction with us, including to ensure that the content of our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer, and to provide you with information you may have requested through our site;

B.    to carry out any security or other verification activities to ensure the proper operation of our site or to ensure compliance with any of our or our affiliates regulatory obligations;

C.    for general internal research purposes, including to identify and analyse the regularity of the use of our site and the nature of our site’s users in order to improve the relevance and information content of our site.

The personal data we hold is kept securely and is only accessed by authorised personnel.  Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet may not be completely secure, therefore although we have implemented security controls, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission you make is at your own risk.  We will not sell, share or otherwise disclose any of the information we collect online from you except where we may disclose your personal data to our authorised affiliates, agents and contractors (including to parties located outside the European Economic Area) for the purposes stated above.

We may also disclose your personal data to third parties (including to parties located outside the European Economic Area):

A.    if we, or one or more of our affiliates are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation; or

B.    in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements or to protect our rights.

ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION

You have the right to access the personal data we hold about you and may request that we may amend, delete or update the data.  Please note that there may be circumstances where we cannot delete the data that we hold because of our legal obligations.   To submit a request or for any questions about this policy please contact us at info@hermesgp.com. By using this site, you consent to processing of your personal data in accordance with our Terms of Use and  this Cookies and Privacy Policy.