Thank you for using http://ww.mqa.co.uk (the “Website”). Please read the following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) before using the Website which is operated by MQA Limited (company number 09123512), whose registered office is at The Broadgate Tower, Third Floor, 20 Primrose Street, London, EC2A 2RS (“MQA Ltd”, “we”, “our”). By continuing to access and use the Website you are deemed to have understood and agreed to the Terms. If you do not accept these Terms in full, you must stop using this Website immediately.
MQA Ltd has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this site is accurate at the time of publication. However, we do not warrant or represent the accuracy, timeliness or completeness of information provided on this site nor do we guarantee that use of this site will be uninterrupted or error-free. No responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of MQA Ltd for any errors, omissions or inaccurate information on the Website or in any materials available therefrom. All product designs and specifications are subject to change without notice. Weights and dimensions may be approximate and should be verified against an engineering drawing or by reference to an actual unit. Metric units are specified, and any Imperial measurements may be conversions from their metric equivalents. Without prejudice to your statutory rights, the site and all information, text, names, images, pictures, logos, links and icons and other materials (without limitation) are provided ‘AS IS’ and on an ‘IS AVAILABLE’ basis without representation warranty or endorsement, express or implied. In no event will MQA Ltd be liable to any person for any damage or loss that may arise from the use of any information contained in our site or products displayed on our site, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website.
All rights, including copyright and database rights, in the website and its contents, are owned by or licensed to MQA Ltd, or otherwise used by MQA Ltd as permitted by applicable law or the copyright holder. You are entitled to view, copy, download and store temporarily such content from this Website on a computer screen, print no more than one copy (no further copies of such material may be made by any means), and store such material in electronic format on disk provided it is for your own personal or internal business use. You may not adapt, alter or create any of the material or information in this site or use it for any other purpose other than for your personal non-commercial use. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes. MQA Ltd reserves the right to use for its own purposes any material submitted to the site, including text and images, either on the site or in any other form, including for publicity purposes. You hereby grant a royalty free, sub licensable, non exclusive, perpetual and worldwide licence to MQA Ltd to copy, store, process, modify, display, disclose, distribute, incorporate, transmit and otherwise use such material. MQA Ltd reserves the right to monitor submissions to the site and to edit or reject any submissions.
All names, images and logos identifying MQA Ltd are proprietary marks of MQA Ltd. All third party brand, product, service and company names contained on this site are the trademarks, service marks and trade names of their respective holders. MQA Ltd does not give permission for their use by any person other than the holders. Any such use may constitute an infringement of the holders’ rights.
Any external site that you visit by clicking through a link on this site is outside the control of MQA Ltd and you visit entirely at your own risk. Such websites are for information purposes only and have not been reviewed by MQA Ltd. We accept no responsibility for the content of such websites nor do we accept responsibility or liability for any losses or penalties whatsoever that may be incurred as a result of use links to any other websites.
Software, Downloads, Computer Viruses and Trojan Horses
MQA Ltd does not warrant that the Website or the downloads are compatible with your computer equipment nor that the Website, downloads or its server is free of errors or viruses, worms, bugs or “Trojan horses”. We are not liable for any damage you may suffer as a result of the transmission of any such destructive feature via the Websites or via any file avaliable to download.The software downloads from this site have been thoroughly scanned and tested at all stages of production, but – as with all new software – we still recommend that you run a virus checker before use. We also recommend that you have an up-to-date backup of your hard disk before using the software. MQA Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any disruption, damage and/or loss of data on your data or computer system that may occur while using the software. Consult your network administrator before installing any software on a networked computer. All software and information files that are available for download from the Website are subject to these Terms.
Changes to the Terms
MQA Ltd reserves the right to change the Terms at any time by posting changes online. By continuing to use the Website you agree to be bound by the Terms as amended.
Governing law and Jurisdiction
These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Disputes arising here shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
We are MQA Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (company number 09123512), our registered office is at 11 Latham Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6YE ("we/our/us"). We are the data controller in respect of the personal data we hold on you relating to your use of our websites: http://www.mqa.co.uk/ and http://bobtalks.co.uk (“websites”). We respect the privacy of every individual who visits our websites.
General Overview of Personal Data Collected
Personal Data means information from which you can be identified, either directly or indirectly, including your name and other personal details such as your email and postal addresses.
We collect personal information from visitors to the websites through the use of online forms (for example when you register for more information) and from any email that you send to us. This may include your name, title, and e-mail address. If you register more than once using different email addresses, we will store your data each time you register.
For quality control and training purposes, we may also monitor or record your communications with us.
The Lawful Basis for Processing Personal Data
Our lawful bases for processing your Personal Data when using our websites is:
Use of Personal Data
We process personal information collected via the websites for the purposes of:
The Retention of Your Data
We will keep your information for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes listed in the Use of Personal Data section. If we notice your e-mail address has ceased to function, or you do not open any e-mails we send to you, we shall cease to retain your Personal Data after 12 months. This period may be extended by other legal and mandatory requirements.
For the anonymous tracking of user behaviour, MQA uses Google Analytics, which will retain anonymised data for 26 months.
Storage of Your Data
The data that we collect from you will be transferred to, and stored at, destinations within and outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy. All Personal Data you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.
If you are a business partner, we store your Personal Data in SalesForce – an industry recognised best-practitioner of data security. SalesForce uses extremely secure connection methods and encryption for all Personal Data. For more information: More on SalesForce security
If you have requested that MQA send you news and marketing information, we store your e-mail data using Mailchimp, whose servers are located in the US. Again, company that takes data security and privacy very seriously. The link below offers some general information on how this data is secured. More on Mailchimp security
Your Rights and Your Personal Data
If you are based in the European Economic Area , you have the following rights with respect to your Personal Data:
When exercising any of the rights listed below, in order to process your request, we may need to verify your identity for your security. In such cases we will need you to respond with proof of your identity before you can exercise these rights.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
a) The right to access the Personal Data we hold on you
· At any point you can contact us to request to see the Personal Data we hold on you as well as why we have that Personal Data, who has access to the Personal Data and where we obtained the Personal Data from. Once we have received your request we will respond within one month.
· There are no fees or charges for the first request but additional requests for the same Personal Data, or requests which are manifestly unfounded or excessive, may be subject to an administrative fee.
b) The right to correct and update the Personal Data we hold on you
· If the data we hold on you is out of date, incomplete or incorrect, you can inform us and your data will be updated.
c) The right to have your Personal Data erased
· If you feel that we should no longer be using your Personal Data, or that we are unlawfully using your Personal Data, you can request that we erase the Personal Data we hold.
· When we receive your request, we will confirm whether the Personal Data has been deleted or the reason why it cannot be deleted (for example because we need it to comply with a legal obligation).
d) The right to object to processing of your Personal Data or to restrict it to certain purposes only
· You have the right to request that we stop processing your Personal Data or ask us to restrict processing. Upon receiving the request, we will contact you and let you know if we are able to comply, or if we have a legal obligation to continue to process your data.
e) The right to data portability
· You have the right to request that we transfer some of your Personal Data to another controller. We will comply with your request, where it is feasible to do so, within one month of receiving your request.
f) The right to withdraw your consent at any time to any processing of data for which consent was obtained
· You can withdraw your consent easily by email, or by post (details at the top of this document).
g) The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
· You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on +44 303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Communications from MQA
You can choose to sign up for our newsletter and to receive other marketing communications from us. By asking to receive this information you consent to receive marketing communications from us using any contact method which you have provided us with, including by post and email.
You may opt out of receiving information about our products and services by selecting the relevant option on our websites or by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes.
· Your Privacy
When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form ofcookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalised web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types ofcookies.We use different categories of cookie across the MQA website to perform different functions. You can disable most of these types. Please note, blocking some types ofcookiesmay impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.
Thesecookiesallow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information thesecookiescollect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow thesecookieswe will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
· Strictly Necessary Cookies (Always Active)
Thesecookiesare necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about thesecookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. Thesecookiesdo not store any personally identifiable information.
· Targeting Cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by any potential advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Some of these are analytics cookies, set using third-party web analytics software, which allow us to monitor our website traffic. We use Google Analytics cookies to help us do this. This information is not linked to any individual. Find out more about how Google uses your data or opt out from having your data sent to Google.
We will not pass data collected by cookies to third parties in such a way that would allow them to identify visitors personally. However, we may associate this cookie data with other Personal Data submitted by you (for instance when you submit or complete a form) to make sure that our communications are as relevant to you as possible. Sometimes we may use this data to highlight MQA news or partner products which we think will be of interest to you based on your use of our websites.
After defining your cookie options, you agree we may place these types of cookies on your device when using MQA’s websites.
Disclosures to Third Parties
We will only disclose Personal Data to other companies within our group of companies, business systems partners, government bodies and law enforcement agencies, successors in title to our business, and suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf.
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process Personal Data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing the websites and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge our processing of Personal Data in this way. However, we will endeavour to protect all personal information collected through the websites in accordance with strict data protection standards.
Where we transfer your Personal Data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring that at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
· We may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give Personal Data the same protection it has in Europe; or
· Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to Personal Data shared between the Europe and the US; or
· Where countries have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for Personal Data by the European Commission, we may transfer your Personal Data to third parties based in those countries.
This Notice was last updated in November 2020 and will be reviewed annually.