Privacy Policy

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).

This privacy policy will help you understand how we process any information collected by us in relation to your general use of our website, and what choices you have. 

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 info@metafe.co.uk

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.

Newsletter

We use MailChimp for our newsletter. So when you subscribe to our newsletter the email address and name you submit will be held securely by them and the information also made accessible to us. MailChimp’s servers are based in the United States, so your information may be transferred to, stored, or processed in the US. MailChimp participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which certifies that is has adequate safeguards in place. As a respected email marketing provider MailChimp won’t share your information with any unauthorised third parties or contact you directly at any time – you can read their full privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

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

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. This website uses cookies  to improve security and your experience while you navigate through the website and to analyse our traffic.

Necessary Cookies

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.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessarypersistent1 yearThe 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.
elementorsessionsessionUsed 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.
PHPSESSIDsessionsessionUsed 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.
playerthird party1 yearThis 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_policypersistent1 yearThe cookie is used to store whether or not a user has viewed our cookies setting. It does not store any personal data.
vuidthird party2 yearsThis 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.
_cfduidthird party30 daysThis 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.

Non-necessary cookies

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.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
_gapersistent2 yearsThis cookie is used by Google Analytics and registers a unique ID for a user. It  does not store any personal data.
_gidpersistent24 hoursThis 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.

It should be noted though that this embedded content behaves in the exact same way as if you visited Vimeo. Consequently, if you have previously visted the Vimeo website, Vimeo may continue to collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with our embedded content.

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.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website. If you follow a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

We will keep our privacy policy under regular review and will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 13th October 2019.

Contact Us

If you have any queries concerning this Privacy Policy, your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please email us at info@metafe.co.uk or write to us: Meta Financial Education, The Old Stables, 38 Tintern Avenue, Westcliff-On-Sea, United Kingdom, SS0 9QJ.,