New Directions Holdings Ltd respects the privacy of every individual who visits its web sites and any information collected about you will firstly be used to fulfill any service you might request and secondly improve how as a company we serve you. We do this by making appropriate use of the information.
This information will not be disclosed to anyone outside of New Directions Holdings Ltd and its group of companies* except where it is necessary to provide a requested service. It will be treated in accordance with the legal provisions under English law concerning data protection and may be initially stored and processed inside or outside the European Union anywhere in the world.
You have the right as an individual to find out what information we hold about you and make corrections if necessary; you also have the right to ask us to not use the information. We will make all practical efforts to respect your wishes. However certain legislation, especially related to child protection, safety issues or financial regulation might prevent this.
* New Directions Holdings group of companies is made up of New Directions Holdings Ltd, New Directions Education Ltd, New Directions Professional Ltd, New Directions (Recruitment) Ltd and ND Care & Support Ltd.
Client and Candidate Registration
Registering as either a client or candidate with New Directions requires that the registrant supply sufficient data for us to provide the required service to the registrant. This data will out of necessity include personally identifiable information, and may be used by us in order to obtain further information about a registrant (eg. when conducting CRB checks). This information will be stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and only shared with appropriate third parties when required to do so in order to provide the required service(s) or where required by law.
Visitors who use the mail forms to contact New Directions Holdings Ltd are required to enter a valid email address, and may also be required to enter their name. This information is required to enable the recipients of messages to be able to identify the sender(s) and to permit them to provide a response. Any visitor that does not wish to disclose this information must not use the mail forms. Responsibility and/or liability for their use remains with the sender.
Emails sent via these forms, along with those sent via a standard email client, may be held on our email systems indefinitely, and may be accessible by other parties than the intended recipient (including systems administrators, managers and directors).
When someone visits this web site we collect standard server log information and some details relating to visitor behaviour (pages and files viewed, entry and exit pages, country, browser type, etc.). We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site and how they found that information which we use in order to help improve the web site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone and we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our web sites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want or need to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be clear about when and why we are collecting this information. In addition to the server log files we also use Google Analytics in order to assess how our web sites are being used, and this data is treated in the same manner as that from the server logs.
Certain aspects of this site may require a visitor to permit a small text file, called a cookie, to be saved to their hard drive in order for those aspects to work appropriately.
The cookies set by this web site are used to:
- Permit users to log-in to certain sections of the web site: eg. member or admin areas. The setting of these cookies is a requirement for access to these restricted areas.
- Allow Google Analytics and statistics software to track which areas of the web site are accessed by a visitor, as per the description above.
- Allow a visitor to set a region or other specific search parameters to enable narrowing job search results.
|Cookie||Cookie Name||Purpose||Further Information|
|To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.|
|Region Setting||region||This cookie is used on our Education department site so that a visitor can specify a geographical location in order to allow them to receive region related results when conducting a job search (this does not need to be the visitor’s location).||This is an opt-in cookie which, once set, will remain on a visitor’s computer for up to 1 year so that there’s no need to reset the option on subsequent visits – however the region setting can be updated at any time to allow searching other regions, including the option to view all regions.|
||These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.||
The cookies collect anonymous information, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
|WordPress Slim Stats (internal)||slimstat_tracking_code||This cookie is set by our internal statistics software, used to collect information about how many page views each page, news post and job vacancy receives. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.||
The cookie collects anonymous information, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
|Online Services||Session Cookie (PHPSESSID)||This is a session cookie which holds a number of details such as your National Insurance number (for candidates) or Client Reference number (for clients), to allow us to identify you and retrieve information associated with and for you within our online services web portal.||This is an opt-in cookie which, once set, will remain on a visitor’s computer until either the visitor clicks the Log Out link within their web portal or they close their browser window.|
|Post Commenting||Session Cookie (PHPSESSID)||This is a session cookie which is set when you choose to use a Social Media login to leave a comment on a news post (e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc.).||This is an opt-in cookie which holds the logged in reference to the social media login account used. Once set, will remain on a visitor’s computer until they close their browser window.|
|Post Commenting||wordpress_logged_in_[random key]||This is a cookie which is set when you choose to use a Social Media login to leave a comment on a news post (e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc.).||This is an opt-in cookie which holds the logged in reference to the social media login account used. Once set, will remain on a visitor’s computer until they close their browser window or clicks the Log Out above a comment form.|
|Post Commenting||wordpress_[random key]||This is a cookie which is set when you choose to use a Social Media login to leave a comment on a news post (e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc.).||This is an opt-in cookie which holds the logged in reference to the social media login account used. Once set, will remain on a visitor’s computer until they close their browser window or clicks the Log Out above a comment form.|
|Post Commenting||wordpress_test_cookie||This is a cookie which is set when you log out from our commenting system.||This is an opt-in cookie which is designed to just test whether cookies can be set. It’s set by our content management system when the login/logout is triggered. It will remain on a visitor’s computer until they close their browser window.|