Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://virtualfinancetraining.com. Virtual Finance Training is a unique brand of Mehan Educational Development Ltd (trading as Mehan Training), registered in England & Wales with No.06981104 (“Virtual Finance Training”). Mehan Educational Development Limited is the controller responsible for the personal information we collect and process.

This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) explains how Virtual Finance Training uses and protects any information that you provide to Virtual Finance Training or that we collect from you when you are on this website. Virtual Finance Training takes your privacy very seriously. Should you provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We ask that you read this Privacy Policy carefully. Virtual Finance Training may change this Privacy Policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This Privacy Policy is effective from 27th May 2020.

How to contact us

Should you have any queries, comments or requests regarding this Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@mehantraining.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

In operating this website we may collect and process the following personal information from you:

1.      Details of your visits to our website and the pages/resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.

2.      Personal information given when you sent us a request, filled in a web-form through our website or contacted us on social media such as name and job title, postal address, email address and telephone number.

3.      Information that you provide by filling in any forms on our website.

4.      Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason.

We collect and store this information primarily to enable us to understand your training needs and provide the services requested by you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

1.      To provide you with the information requested from us relating to our services.

2.      To meet our contractual commitments to you.

3.      We also require this information for internal record keeping and we may use the information to improve our services.

4.      If you agree, we may also contact you about other services we think may be of interest to you.

We process your data as part of our legitimate business interests, taking care to process it only where no reasonable alternative exists, and only for as long as that legitimate interest remains. You may opt out of receiving marketing communications at any time.

Marketing

Where you have consented to do so, we may also use your personal information to provide you with information about special features of our website or any other service we think may be of interest to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please send an email message to info@mehantraining.com.

Cookies

We may on occasion gather information regarding your computer whilst you are on our website. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

Such information will not identify you personally; it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. Note that no third party cookies are used and that no information will be shared with other websites which would enable them to tailor their advertising based on your browsing history on this website. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting on your browser which enables you to decline cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

The following persistent first party cookies are stored by this website:

Google Analytics

This gathers anonymous data about visitor behaviour so that we can improve our website. It cannot be used to identify you individually. This data is only used by Virtual Finance Training and is not shared with third parties. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. For more information, please see Google’s privacy policy available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Cookie Notice

This is used by the site to remember when users click the OK box on the cookie warning box.

Links to other websites

You might find links or references to external third party websites on our website. These websites should have their own privacy policies which you should check. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies whatsoever as we have no control over them.

Who we share your data with

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

Where we sell any or all of our business and/or our assets to a third party.
Where we are legally required to disclose your information.
To assist fraud protection and minimise credit risk.

How we protect your data

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  We will use reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information. Data that is provided to us is stored on secure servers. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

However, you should be aware that transmission of information via the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal information sent electronically from you or to you and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.

How long we retain your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. Please contact us using the contact details in this Privacy Policy if you would like more information.

What rights you have over your data

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please send an email to info@mehantraining.com. This information will be provided in electronic format. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

We want to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. If any of the information that you have provided to Virtual Finance Training changes, for example if you change your email address or name, please let us know the correct details by sending an email to info@mehantraining.com. You may ask us, or we may ask you, to correct information you or we think is inaccurate, and you may also ask us to remove information which is inaccurate. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.

In circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time. Please be aware that withdrawing your consent may prevent us from providing you with requested services. Please contact us by sending an email to info@mehantraining.com.  This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

We may need to transfer the personal data you provide to us to other countries which may be outside the UK and/or European Economic Area (EEA). The website and/or any services may be hosted on servers located outside of the UK and/or the EEA and maintenance and support services for the website and/or those services  may  be  provided  from  outside  the UK  and/or  EEA.  This means that your personal data may be transferred to, stored and processed in other countries apart from the UK, including outside of the EEA. The data protection laws in such countries may not be as comprehensive and provide the same level of protection for your personal data as those within the EEA. In these circumstances, we will take appropriate steps to ensure that your personal data is handled as described in this Privacy Policy. These steps will include appropriate contractual mechanisms. Please contact us using the contact details in this Privacy Policy if you would like more information.