The Ancient Art of Advocacy is a website owned and operated by E-Conscientia Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales. Company No: 08328265, Registered Office: 57 Vale Road, London N4 1PP, VAT Number: GB 191 5018 18.
E-Conscientia Ltd is registered with the ICO, Organisation name: E-Conscientia Ltd, Reference: ZA808880.
Secure Site - SSL
Our website uses a Secure Socket Layer (commonly called an SSL certificate) to encrypt all data being transmitted between your browser and our web server to ensure that no personal information can be intercepted. This is denoted by the https: web address prefix. Click on the padlock in your browser address bar for details of our SSL certificate.
You can view the public sections of our website without any personal information being gathered about you.
Consent - Registering on our Website
By registering on our website, subscribing for access to private content on our site, or by sending us an email support request you are giving your consent for us to process and store the personal information you provide.
Your consent for our processing of your data is based on the Lawful Bases of Contract and of Legitimate Interest: you are providing your personal information and other information with the intention of our processing it for the purposes of providing contracted services, the intention of entering into a possible future contract, or with the intention of gaining further information.
If you register on our website, we will store the information you provide on our web server. This will include all the personal data you provide during the registration process. If you use our support and ticketing system, details of your messages will be stored on our web server as well as in our email systems and the systems of our email service provider.
If you send us an email support request, you will be registered automatically on our website, and your details and the information you provide will be stored as indicated above.
When subscribing to our site, your name and other information relating to your use of the site may be displayed to other subscribers. You can manage what data you choose to display through your account profile settings. Personal/profile data is not viewable to unregistered visitors.
We take website security very seriously, and we are committed to taking all appropriate steps necessary to protect any personal information stored in our databases against unauthorised access. Our site is hosted on a conventional server protected by the latest security software. Both the server operating systems and content management systems are fully maintained, and always updated to the most recent software level to minimise any likelihood of unauthorised access.
You as a user, also have a part to play in maintaining the security of your personal information, by following some simple rules when registering:
• Don’t use a username and password that would be easy to guess
• If possible, use a username and/or password that is not a real word
• Don't use a password that you have used on other websites
• Use a long password (8 or more characters) rather than a short one
• Use a password containing letters and numbers
• Use a username and/or password with a mixture of capitals and lower case letters
We recognise that your personal information should be protected and we will only share your information with third parties that have a need to know, such as those processing data on our behalf, or as a result of any statutory or legal obligations. We will not share any personal information, or pass or sell it to any other third party.
Email is intrinsically not secure. We do not provide an email encryption facility. Copies of any email messages you send us, or we send you, will be stored unencrypted on our computer systems and on those of our email hosting service providers.
If you are a registered user or subscriber, or if you have registered to receive our email newsletters, we may email you with information about our products or services. Our email newsletter system is Mailchimp, a GDPR compliant email service provider. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link on the bottom of each newsletter. You will then be automatically removed from the mailing list.
Website Tracking Information
When you visit our website, information is recorded in our server log files. We use statistical software which analyses traffic patterns and site use from this data. This provides anonymous information about how people have found the site, which pages they have visited, which page they exit from, and so on. These statistics are important to us so that we can make the website more efficient.
No personal information is gathered from any website tracking service we use.
When you register or subscribe on our website our website will record your ip address for security purposes.
Our website may contain links to other websites which are not under our control, and are not covered by this policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be processed by them in accordance with their own privacy policies, which may be different from ours.
Credit Card Information
WE DO NOT STORE YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD INFORMATION ON ANY OF OUR SYSTEMS. When subscribe or pay for an order, you are transferred from our site to your selected payment provider, and your credit or debit card is charged through their secure systems. We do not capture or store your card details at any point during the transaction.
Access, rectification and erasure of any personal information held by us
You have a statutory right to be informed about the personal data that is held by us about you. To:
• obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you,
• request changes to correct your personal information,
• request erasure (deletion) of your personal data,
please write to us at the address on our website or email us. For reasons of security we can only accept email requests for details or changes of personal information where the request is sent from an email address matching one contained in our data.
Before we release any personal information you may be required to verify your identity.