At META Financial Education Limited, we understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone that visits our website and only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and our obligations under the law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Who we are
Our website, https://www.metafe.co.uk is owned and operated by Meta Financial Education Limited, Registered in England and Wales No.10631001. Our registered address is: The Old Stables, 38 Tintern Avenue, Westcliff-On-Sea, United Kingdom, SS0 9QJ.
Our data protection officer is Matt Fotherby who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
What information do we collect?
When you use the contact us forms and the free HR Toolkit sef-assessment tool on this website we collect the data you provide on the forms, and along with your IP address and browser user agent.
How will we use the information about you?
We process the information you provide to us on our contact forms to respond to communications from you. We use the IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection and the proper administration of our website.
We do not sell, distribute or intentionally make your personal information public.
How and where do we store your information?
We do our utmost to take all reasonable steps to ensure your information is treated and stored securely. To this end, we use data encryption on our website and host it in the UK on a server with firewall protection.
Rights you have over your information
You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
To help ensure that only those who really consent to receiving our emails are signed-up we use a double opt-in process where a confirmation email will be sent to the email address supplied with a link to click. Only after clicking that link will you be opted-in to receive our emails. At this point MailChimp will also collect your IP address, which along with a timestamp helps provide our evidence of consent should we need to provide this to the regulator.
By default we will retain your data in MailChimp for as long as you choose to stay subscribed or such time as we consider your account to be in-active (ie. you are no longer opening or engaging with our emails).
You can update your details or opt-out of our newsletter at any time using the ‘Unsubscribe’ or ‘Email Preferences’ links found at the bottom of every email we send via MailChimp. If you unsubscribe MailChimp will retain your email address for the purposes of a suppression list to ensure that no further marketing messages can be sent unless you actively choose to opt-in again.
Cookies we use
Necessary cookies are essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information. The third party cookies are set by Cloudflare, a Content Delivery Network (“CDN”) and Vimeo on pages with embedded video content from our Vimeo channel. These Cloudflare and Vimeo cookies do not store any personal information.
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||persistent||1 year||The cookie is used to store whether or not a user has consented to the use of necessary cookies. It does not store any personal data.|
|elementor||session||session||Used to check if cookies are enabled on the browser. It does not store any personal data and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.|
|PHPSESSID||session||session||Used to store and identify a users’ unique session ID for the purpose of managing the session on the website. It does not store any personal data and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.|
|player||third party||1 year||This is a functional cookie set by Vimeo and is required to play an embedded Vimeo video. It does not store any personal data.|
|viewed_cookie_policy||persistent||1 year||The cookie is used to store whether or not a user has viewed our cookies setting. It does not store any personal data.|
|vuid||third party||2 years||This cookie is required to play an embedded Vimeo video and is used by Vimeo to to collect anonymous information about users’ browsing sessions. It does not store any personal data.|
|_cfduid||third party||30 days||This is a functional cookie set by Cloudflare and helps detect malicious visitors and minimises blocking legitimate users. It collects and anonymizes IP addresses using a one-way hash of certain values so they cannot be personally identified.|
Our website uses Google Analytics to analyse traffic. Google Analytics is a tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page and interactions with the website. You can choose whether or not to enable this in the cookie settings pop up at the foot of every page.
|_ga||persistent||2 years||This cookie is used by Google Analytics and registers a unique ID for a user. It does not store any personal data.|
|_gid||persistent||24 hours||This cookie is used by Google Analytics to to collect anonymous information about a users browsing session. It does not store any personal data.|
Embedded content from other websites
Our website also contains embedded content from other websites, namely video from our Vimeo channel. Two Vimeo cookies are set in enable the content to play and to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
Managing your cookies
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. 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.
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