This privacy policy for the quintessa.org website describes the information we collect and the way we use it. It was last updated on 27 September 2016.

Quintessa Limited is committed to being open and transparent about our use of data. Any user data that we collect is handled in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

1. Your agreement.

By using the quintessa.org website you automatically agree to this privacy policy.

2. Collection of data.

Quintessa Limited may collect personal information from you if you choose to provide us with it. For example, you may fill in a form to sign up to one of our newsletters or to download some software from our website. You can later request to have this information modified or removed from our systems. We use this information to carry out the immediate activity specified and for no other purpose. We will not disclose this data to any third party unless required to do so by law.

3. Cookies.

The form-based features on the quintessa.org website, such as newsletter signups and software downloads make use of a session cookie for the purposes of:

  • ensuring that the forms cannot be submitted maliciously;
  • ensuring that a sequence of page requests in a process can be attributed to a single user; and
  • allowing users to log in to our account based services such as the CO2 FEP Database.

The session cookie itself does not store any personally identifiable information. You may, if you wish, configure your browser to block this cookie (Q_WWW_SESSION or Q_CO2_SESSION), in which case you will still be able to browse the website, but will not be able to use the form-based features.

We use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to assess how our website is being used by visitors. This service, is subject to Google's privacy policy. Google Analytics collects non-user-identifiable information exposed by your web browser and internet connection. To protect your anonymity further, we have configured the service to perform masking of your IP address when statistics are collected - so it is not possible to accurately determine your geographic location. The service may also set cookies in your browser; unless your browser has been configured to prevent it or unless you have you have used an opt-out option provided by Google as described below.

If you do not wish to allow Google Analytics to collect data as you browse the web, you may use a tool provided by Google to opt-out of data collection via Google Analytics. Alternatively, you may configure your browser to block access to scripts originating from the domain www.google-analytics.com to prevent data collection while browsing our website.

4. Links to external sites.

Quintessa Limited cannot be held responsible for the content or data policies and procedures on external sites.

If you'd like to be informed of any changes we make to our privacy policy then please contact us.