Terms of Use

By using this Website, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, then you are not allowed to use this Website and should immediately terminate such usage.

Aston Consulting Partners Ltd. that is providing this Website and is referred to in these Terms of Use as “we”, “us”, or “our”.

Use of Content; Restrictions; Privacy Statement

Unless otherwise indicated in the relevant content, and on the condition that you comply with all of your obligations under these Terms of Use, you are authorized to view (but not modify) the content on this Website; provided that such use is for informational purposes only.

You are not authorized to copy or use any software, proprietary processes, or technology embodied or described in this Website.

You will comply with all applicable laws in accessing and using this Website.

You acknowledge that we may use your personal information and data according to our Privacy Statement and Cookie Notice, which are incorporated herein by this reference. You hereby agree to the terms of our Privacy Statement and Cookie Notice, including any obligations imposed on you therein.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CONTENT OR OTHER PART THEREOF) CONTAINS GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY, AND WE ARE NOT, BY MEANS OF THIS WEBSITE, RENDERING PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR SERVICES. BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISION OR TAKING ANY ACTION THAT MIGHT AFFECT YOUR FINANCES OR BUSINESS, YOU SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR.

THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED AS IS, AND WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING IT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE SECURE, ERROR-FREE, FREE FROM VIRUSES OR MALICIOUS CODE, OR WILL MEET ANY PARTICULAR CRITERIA OF PERFORMANCE OR QUALITY. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY, AND ACCURACY.

YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR USAGE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WITH RESPECT TO LOSS OF SERVICE OR DATA. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF WE KNEW, OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN, OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

CERTAIN LINKS ON THIS WEBSITE MAY LEAD TO WEBSITES, RESOURCES OR TOOLS MAINTAINED BY THIRD PARTIES OVER WHOM WE HAVE NO CONTROL. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OF THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER REGARDING SUCH WEBSITES, RESOURCES AND TOOLS, AND LINKS TO ANY SUCH WEBSITES, RESOURCES AND TOOLS SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OF THEM OR THEIR CONTENT BY US.

THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ARE APPLICABLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE.

 

Additional Terms

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time in our sole discretion by posting such revised Terms of Use at the Terms of Use link (i.e., this webpage that you are currently viewing) or elsewhere in this Website. Such revisions shall be effective as to you upon posting, unless explicitly stated by us. It is your responsibility to be aware of any such revised Terms of Use by checking this webpage. Your continued use of this Website following changes to these Terms of Use constitutes your agreement to the revised Terms of Use.

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement Summary

This privacy statement explains what information we gather about you, what we use that information for and who we give that information to. It also sets out your rights in relation to your information and who you can contact for more information or queries.

Who this privacy statement applies to and what it covers?

This privacy statement applies to Aston Consulting Partners Ltd. with registered office address at 4 Kilin street, Alley 1, RBT1610 Rabat, Malta (“Aston”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

We are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your information in an open and transparent manner.

This privacy statement sets out how we will collect, handle, store and protect information about you when you use “our Website” or when performing any other activities that form part of the operation of our business.

When we refer to “our Website” or “this Website” in this statement we mean the specific webpages of astoncon.com and to specific webpages with a URL commencing ‘http://www.astoncon.com’

In this privacy statement, your information is sometimes called “personal data” or “personal information”. We may also sometimes collectively refer to handling, collecting, protecting and storing your personal information as “processing” such personal information.

What information we collect?

As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the Website, however, we may collect personal data from you when you voluntarily interact with this Website. We may also collect or obtain personal data from you because we observe or infer that data about you from the way you interact with us. For example, to improve your experience when you use this Website and ensure that it is functioning effectively, we (or our service providers) may use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser) and web beacons which may collect personal data. Additional information on how we use cookies and other tracking technologies and how you can control these can be found in our Cookie Notice. The personal data that we collect or obtain may include: your name; age; date of birth; gender; e-mail address; home address; country of residence; employment and education details (for example, the organization you work for, your job title and your education details); your postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and any other social media applications and services that we provide; your IP address; your browser type and language; your access times; complaint details; details of how you use our products and services; details of how you like to interact with us and other similar information.

We do not usually seek to collect sensitive personal information (i.e., data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union memberships, political opinions, medical or health conditions or information specifying the sex life or sexual orientation of an individual) from users.

We do not engage in the collection of personal information about your online activities across third-party websites or online services and we do not allow third parties to collect such personal information when you use the Website.

We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy. Our Website and services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or store information about children.

How we use information about you?

The personal information you submit to us may be used to manage our relationship with you, including any of your requests or to customize or improve the Website and related services offered to you.

Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users and, where appropriate, to comply with legal process.

The legal grounds we use for processing personal information

We will use your personal data for the purposes outlined above because: (a) of our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of our services to you; (b) of our legitimate interests in the effective and lawful operation of our business so long as such interests are not outweighed by your interests; (c) of the legal and regulatory obligations that we are subject to or (d) you have given us your explicit consent to process your personal data.

Who we disclose your information to?

In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the “How we use information about you?” section above, we may disclose details about you to:

  • third parties that provide services to us
  • competent authorities (including courts and authorities regulating us)

Our Website may host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Importantly, any personal information that you contribute to these Social Media Applications can be read, collected and used by other users of the application. We have little or no control over these other users and, therefore, we cannot guarantee that any information that you contribute to any Social Media Applications will be handled in accordance with this privacy statement.

Please note that some of the recipients of your personal data referenced above may be based in countries outside of the European Economic Area whose laws may not provide the same level of data protection. In such cases, we will ensure that there are adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal data that comply with our legal obligations.

Further details of the transfers described above and the adequate safeguards used by Aston in respect of such transfers (including copies of relevant agreements) are also available from us by contacting info(a)astoncon.com

In all cases, we may need to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law, a regulator or during legal proceedings.

Protection of your personal information

We use a range of physical, electronic and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your personal data secure, accurate and up to date. These measures include:

Education and training to relevant staff to ensure they are aware of our privacy obligations when handling personal data

  • Administrative and technical controls to restrict access to personal data on a ‘need to know’ basis
  • Technological security measures, including fire walls, encryption and anti-virus software

Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal data, the transmission of data over the internet (including by e-mail) is never completely secure.  We endeavour to protect personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to us or by us.

How long we keep your information for?

We will hold your personal data on our systems for the longest of the following periods: (i) as long as is necessary for the relevant purpose of collection; (ii) any retention period that is required by law; (iii) the end of the period in which litigation or investigations might arise in respect of services provided to you.

Your rights

You have various rights in relation to your personal data. In particular, you have a right to:

  • Obtain confirmation that we are processing your personal data and request a copy of the personal data we hold about you
  • Ask that we update the personal data we hold about you, or correct such personal data that you think is incorrect or incomplete
  • Ask that we delete personal data that we hold about you, or restrict the way in which we use such personal data
  • Withdraw consent to our processing of your personal data (to the extent such processing is based on consent)
  • Receive a copy of the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit such personal data to another party (to the extent the processing is based on consent or a contract)
  • Object to our processing of your personal data.

To exercise any of your rights or make a complaint to us relating to your privacy or if you have any other questions about our use of your personal data, please email info(a)astoncon.com.

 

Changes to this privacy statement

We may modify or amend this privacy statement from time to time, at our discretion.

The new modified or amended privacy statement will apply from that revision date. Therefore, we encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.

If at any time you do not agree with this Privacy Notice (as revised from time to time) you must terminate your use of this website and the included services.

Cookies

Cookie Notice

This Website uses cookies to improve the user experience and ensure that it is functioning effectively.

In order to provide you with a more personalized and responsive service we need to remember and store information about how you use this Website. This is done using small text files called cookies. Cookies contain small amounts of information and are downloaded to your computer or other device by a server for this Website. Your web browser then sends these cookies back to this Website on each subsequent visit so that it can recognize you and remember things like your user preferences.

Whenever you use this Website, information may be collected through the use of cookies and other technologies. This Cookie Notice is part of our Privacy Statement, which provides more information about us and how we protect visitor information.

What cookies do we use and why?

Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to move around the Website and use its features such as accessing secure areas that may contain content for registered users.

We also use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made and to allow us to tailor the site to our users; for example, to remember your language or region or that you have already completed a survey. This information is usually anonymized and is not used for any other purpose.

We or our service providers also use analytic services to help us understand how effective our content is, what interests our users have and to improve how this Website works.  In addition, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to count visitor numbers and performance cookies to track how many individual users access this Website and how often.  This information is used for statistical purposes only and it is not our intention to use such information to personally identify any user.  However, if you have registered and signed into this Website we may combine this information with information from our web analytic services and cookies to analyze how you use this Website in more detail.

This Website does not use Targeting Cookies to deliver targeted advertising to Website visitors. However, we may use cookie information for marketing purposes or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by us.

Please contact us if you would like more detailed information on the cookies we use.

How to control cookies?

Consequent to your review of the present Cookie Privacy Notice, we will request your consent to place cookies on your computer or device as explained above. You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please bear in mind that removing or blocking specific cookies can impact your user experience and parts of this Website may no longer be fully accessible.

Browser controls

Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you have and delete them on an individual basis or block cookies from particular or all websites. Be aware that any preference you have set will be lost if you delete all cookies, including your preference to opt-out from cookies as this itself requires an opt-out cookie to have been set.

Managing Analytics cookies

You can withdraw your consent for having your anonymized browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to withdraw your consent for their cookies by clicking on the following links:
Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Managing Local Shared Objects or Flash Cookies

A local shared object or flash cookie is like most other browser cookies except that it can store additional types of information. These cookies cannot be controlled using the mechanisms listed above. Some parts of this Website use these types of cookies to store user preferences for media player functionality and without them some video content may not play properly. These cookies can be controlled manually by visiting the Adobe website.

Social buttons

We use ‘social buttons’ to enable our users to share or bookmark web pages. These are buttons for third party social media sites and these sites may log information about your activities on the Internet including on this Website. Please review the respective terms of use and privacy policies of these sites to understand exactly how they use your information and to find out how to withdraw your consent or delete such information.

 

External web services

We sometimes use external web services on this Website to display content within the web pages of this Website, for example to display images, show videos or run polls. As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites or external domains, from collecting information on your use of this embedded content.

 

Email Communications

We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting.  If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications, you will need to withdraw your consent by unsubscribing, as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled.  Registered subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by contacting us, or you can unsubscribe following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us.

We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion. Such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.