IR Global respects your right to privacy. We now meet the high standard for data privacy introduced by the new European data protection law known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in May 2018.
Any details that you give to us via this website or in any other way may be added to our database. You do not have to give us any personal information in order to use most of this website. However, if you wish to take advantage of some of the more special personalised member services that we offer, you will need to provide certain information.
Please note: you are not obligated by law to provide us with any information. You hereby acknowledge, warrant and agree that any information you do provide us is provided of your own free will and consent, for the purposes and uses described herein.
Visitors to our website:
When someone visits www.irglobal.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
Links to other websites:
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.
We use a third party provider, Constant Contact, to deliver our weekly e-newsletters & other mailers. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear gifs to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Security and performance:
IR Global uses a third party service (Superfast IT) to help maintain the security and performance of the IR Global website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses of visitors to the website.
People who email IR Global:
Both Inbound and Outbound email delivery is secured and filtered using a 3rd party anti-spam service. Email service runs on Microsoft Office 365 which uses TLS by default to encrypt the connection/session between two servers. You should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.
We will also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.
People who join IR Global as members:
We collect information which you provide us voluntarily. For example, we collect the Personal Information you provide us when you register to our Services; when you sign-in to our Services via third party services such as Facebook or Google; when you submit or upload such Personal Information as you use any of our Services; and/or when you contact us directly.
Regardless of the measures and efforts taken by IR Global, we cannot and do not guarantee the absolute protection and security of your Personal Information or any other User Content you upload, publish or otherwise share with IR Global or anyone else. We therefore encourage you to set strong passwords for your User Account and User App, and avoid providing us with any sensitive information which you believe its disclosure could cause you substantial or irreparable harm.
Job applicants, current and former IR Global employees:
IR Global is the data controller for the information you provide during the process unless otherwise stated. If you have any queries about the process or how we handle your information please contact us at [email protected]
All of the information you provide during the process will only be used for the purpose of progressing your application, or to fulfil legal or regulatory requirements if necessary.
If you are successful in your application, the information you provide during the application process will be retained by us as part of your employee file for the duration of your employment plus 4 years following the end of your employment.
Use of Personal Details:
Our database of personal details (however collected) is used by us, and third parties acting on our behalf, for client administration and marketing related purposes.
We may occasionally send you mailings which you have requested or we feel may interest you and/or are relevant to your business. Such mailings may include details of our products and services; newsletters; IR Global updates; and invitations to our events.
We do not rent, sell or disclose your contact details to any other third party.
We may retain your Personal Information for as long as your User Account is active or as otherwise needed to provide you with our services.
We may continue to retain such Personal Information even after you deactivate your User Account and/or cease to use any particular Services, as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce our agreements and/or protect our legitimate interests.
Contacting us about your information:
Your Rights: Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.
You can read more about these rights here – https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/is-my-information-being-handled-correctly/
If you would like to see the information we hold about you or would like to be removed from our database and/or any mailing lists, please contact [email protected].
To help us keep our database up-to-date, we would be grateful if you would let us know as soon as any of your contact details change or if you notice any inaccuracies in them. Please also let us know if you no longer wish to receive information or services from us.
Changes to this privacy notice:
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 25/02/2023
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By knowing that each subsequent request is related to the first, our website is able to track your actions as you move around the website and to provide interactive features. By analysing how our website is being used in general, we can improve the website experience for future visitors. Should you experience any problems in using our website, our website developers may be able to use this information to track down your specific “user journey” and investigate and fix any issues that might arise.
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