The IFA shall mean the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) and its tax faculty, the Federation of Tax Advisers (FTA).
The IFA recognises that your privacy is important to you. The information you submit to IFA will be kept confidential and secure once received. The information will be processed by IFA or on its behalf under strictly regulated conditions in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
By submitting personal information to IFA you consent to the collection, storage and processing of information in the manner described in this policy. Please note that your continued use of the IFA website and/or products and services constitutes your agreement to any changes to this policy and the website terms and conditions of use.
1.2 Collection of information
Any personal information provided by you to or obtained from other sources by IFA will only be used for the following purposes:
1.3 Disclosure of information
The IFA will only disclose this information in the following circumstances:
For operational reasons and/or in order to meet specific requests, data may also be processed on behalf of IFA by external organisations under strictly regulated conditions in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
1.4 Record of personal data
The IFA will take reasonable steps to create an accurate record of any personal data you have submitted. However, the IFA does not assume responsibility for confirming the ongoing accuracy of your personal data. You can update your personal data by writing, e-mailing us or by contacting us on +44 (0)1732 458080.
1.5 Changes to mailing preferences
If you wish to change your mailing preferences or opt-out of specific marketing communications sent from IFA and its subsidiary you may by notifying us that you do not wish to receive third party communications. Alternatively you may contact us on +44 (0)20 8612 6208. It may take up to 21 days for the changes to come into effect. Please note that this will not alter your current email subscription preferences.
1.6 Modifications to the IFA privacy practices
1.7 Data Protection Act 1998
The IFA complies with all data protection policies as stated by The Data Protection Act 1998 that ensures the provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to individuals, including the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information. An individual who has personal data collected and stored by the IFA has the right to access and view their personal data in accordance with the provisions under the Data Protection Act 1998 and subject to payment of the appropriate fee.
A "cookie" is a piece of information that is saved to the hard drive of a user’s computer and "remembers" information about the configuration of the user’s computer.
If cookies were introduced the IFA would be able to use this information to track the movements of a user through its website to find out how it is being used and assess its usefulness. Personal information about the user would not be collected during the tracking process.
Kick Interactive, the IFA’s website designers, currently use session variables to store information while the user is navigating around the IFA website. Once the user leaves the website and the browser the session is deleted along with all information.
The IFA would also be able to use persistent cookies if the user registers for any of the IFA’s online services. These cookies would allow the IFA to make the logging-in process easier and more secure. They also pre-populate details of the user should they need to complete one of the IFA online forms, making the process easier and less time-consuming.
Once a user visits the website a third party analytic software provider generates a cookie. The information gathered is used only for statistical purposes and allows the IFA to know how many unique users they have and how often they visit the site.
If the IFA were to introduce cookies, the user could easily disable the cookies the IFA attaches if the users browser supports this. Further information on how to disable cookies can be found at www.aboutcookies.org
For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:
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