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Privacy Statement

This notice describes how information about you may be used and disclosed, and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully.


Our commitment to privacy

Arts Research Ltd is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy as a visitor to our website at We take the issue of privacy very seriously and value the trust you place in us each time you use our services and access this website. This Privacy Statement describes the practices and policies we have put into place to safeguard your personal information that may be gathered and used as you visit our website.

The statement may change from time to time so please check back periodically. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, we encourage you to contact us using any of the methods outlined at the end of our Privacy Statement.

Who is collecting the information?

Arts Research Ltd is collecting information on this website as outlined in this privacy statement.

What information do we collect?

Automatic collection of information:

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website or download information, our system will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and is used in an aggregate way to help us improve our website and tell us the number of visitors to our site each day.

Our web server automatically collects and records the following information:

  • The visitor's domain name, but not the e-mail address
  • The visitor's IP address
  • The name and release number of web browser software used
  • The operating system used
  • Date and time you access our site
  • The address of the website that linked to us (referrer URL)

Permission-based collection of information:

At different places on our site depending upon the feature you use, you may be asked to volunteer personal information such as your name, email, mailing address and telephone number.

The following information is collected with your permission at this website:

  • Personal identification information for Subscription, Registration and Research Submissions

We do not collect or store any personal credit information. We use worldpay to process any online financial transactions.

How do we use the information we collect?

The information we gather automatically and with your permission during your visit to our website is used in the following ways:

  • Correspond with subscribers and registered users
  • Monitor, review, measure, and analyze website utilization
  • Modify and enhance the website
  • Improve the content and design of our website
  • Respond to your requests
  • Monitor and improve our customer service efforts
  • Study general usage habits and demographic information for our own marketing research purposes

With whom will the information be shared?

The personally identifiable information gathered during your visit to this website is not shared with any organization for any purpose.

Access and correction of personal information

Review of personal information

Upon request we provide site visitors with access to:

  • Unique identifier information (e.g., Customer number or password) that we maintain about them
  • Communications that the consumer/visitor has directed to our site (e.g., E-mails, customer inquiries)
  • Contact information (e.g., Name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them

How to access and correct personal information

Consumers can access and request correction to this information by:

Our use of cookies

Many websites now use cookies to provide useful features to their visitors by providing customizable and personalized services.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. For example, a website may use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you, your preferences, or the pages you last visited.

Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies, or to ask you if you would like to accept or decline a cookie from a particular site before it is set. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the Help section of the toolbar. You should know, however, that if you reject a cookie, certain functions and conveniences of a site may not work properly.

We use cookies on our website for the following purposes:

  • Store and sometimes track visitor preferences
  • Record session information, such as when subscribers log in.
  • Customize web page content on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends
  • We will never link the cookie to your personal information

Registration for access

Some websites require you to provide some personal information through a registration process in order to take advantage of certain website features and to access content areas. For example, a registration form might request your name, telephone number and e-mail address.

Access to some of the features on this website requires subscription, and the disclosure of some personal information, which may include:

  • Your name
  • Email address
  • Postal address
  • Contact telephone number

Security of communications

We recognize that many people are concerned about the privacy and protection of information as it is transmitted over the Internet. You should keep in mind that the possibility exists for unauthorized individuals to intercept any email message you send over the Internet. In some cases, information can be encrypted (scrambled or encoded) to make it very difficult to read if it is intercepted during communication. Certain technology and practices allow websites to provide an increased level of security for your personal information when appropriate.

We use the following practices on our website to enhance the level of security for communication and the transmission of personal information:

  • We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally identifiable information that you may provide
  • We use e-mail forms to allow our customers to ask questions about our services and programs. These are not hosted on a secure server. The possibility exists that unauthorized individuals may intercept email messages
  • We are not responsible for the privacy of e-mail messages except those stored in our system
  • All financial transactions are processed by Worldpay on their secure server.

E-Commerce, online donations, and online shopping

Purchasing items or making donations over the Internet usually requires you to provide your personal identifying information and credit card information on a website. Many people have become accustomed to on-line commerce as a time-saving and useful convenience. There are a number of practices that can make providing your sensitive credit card information more secure and therefore make you feel more comfortable about doing so.

At this time, all credit card payments are processed by Worldpay.

Advertising servers

On-line advertising, such as banner ads, has become commonplace on many websites. Certain websites have developed relationships with third-party advertising servers to display these advertisements on their sites. By clicking on one of these banner ads, you will be taken to another site with different privacy policies. These third party ad servers may also use cookies to collect non-personal information on your preferences and interests via the advertisement you decide to view.

At this time, we do not partner with or have special relationships with any advertising server companies.

Links to other sites

Websites often provide a number of links that offer direct access to other useful or interesting websites holding potential value to site visitors. Inclusion of the other sites by links does not imply any endorsement of the material or information on the other sites. Users are encouraged to review the privacy statement of each linked site before sharing personal information.

This site includes links to non-affiliated external websites. We have the following practices:

  • We encourage users to review the privacy statement of each linked site, as we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other sites

Changes in our privacy statement

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we have the following practices:

  • We will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the statement change forward.

Website contact information

Please contact us If you have questions about our privacy statement.

Corbridge Business Centre
Tinklers Yard
NE45 5SB

Contact: Annie Livesey
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +44(0)1434 636089

This privacy statement was last modified on 01 May 2007.