The NorthBridge Group - Economic and Strategic Consulting

Privacy Policy

The NorthBridge Group is committed to privacy, the responsible use of information, the need to safeguard the privacy of our clients and visitors to our website, and to maintaining compliance with privacy legislation.

This statement sets out The NorthBridge Group's privacy policy for the use and holding of personal information that is provided to The NorthBridge Group by you.

What information do we gather?

The type of client/visitor information The NorthBridge Group collects generally includes a name, work address, telephone numbers, e-mail address and any other relevant contact details which you have communicated to us by whatever means whether by e-mail, through this website, or otherwise. We may also collect information about the use of our services, any preferences that we are told about, or information that is submitted voluntarily to us, such as requests for further information in a specific area of interest.

Information may also be indirectly collected through the The NorthBridge Group Internet access logs or cookies. This occurs automatically when you access northbridgegroup.com and/or nbgroup.com. This information is used to enhance your visit to our website. It does not personally identify you and we do not collect sensitive information.

What are 'cookies' ?

Cookies are the tools that give websites a sense of memory, allowing them to recognize one user's computer session from another. For example, this website uses cookies to count the number of visitors to our website.

Use of cookies on this website

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk, so that the website can remember which computer you are using to visit the website. A cookie typically contains the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the 'lifetime' of the cookie, and a value - usually a randomly generated unique number.

When you visit our website we may send you a cookie, which might be used in the following ways:

To help us recognize your computer as a unique visitor

To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use our website, and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.

How to refuse the use of cookies

You may wish to decline any cookies sent from our website to your computer. Some Internet browsers accept cookies automatically. You may need to adjust your browser settings so that you have the option to decline any cookies.

If you do not wish to accept cookies sent from this website, but are unable to delete them from your browser, you should leave this website immediately.

You can learn more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org

Why does The NorthBridge Group collect this information? How do we use it?

The personal information that is provided by or obtained from you is used and/or held by us for maintaining our records and in order that we can communicate with you.

We need to communicate with you to respond to any requests for information you make and to provide any specific service you request.

By providing personal information through this website, such as forms requesting publications or additional information, you are indicating your consent to our obtaining personal information from you and to the holding and use of the personal information that is provided by or obtained from you in accordance with this policy.

Disclosure of personal information

The NorthBridge Group will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise supply to third parties any personal information obtained from clients.

We will not disclose any personal information provided unless you have authorized us to so do, or if we are required to do so by law. Please note that if at any time The NorthBridge Group is required by law to release information about you or your organization, The NorthBridge Group will co-operate fully with the relevant authorities.

Keeping your personal information secure

The NorthBridge Group has security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse and/or alteration of the information under its control. These include firewalls. The NorthBridge Group has its own firewalls to provide security. These are designed to prevent others from accessing confidential data or accessing The NorthBridge Group’s internal networks that store client/visitor data.

Scope of the policy

Please note, this Privacy Statement does not apply to actions, processes or policies of The NorthBridge Group that are directly related to employee records of current or former employees.

Changes to the policy

The NorthBridge Group will update this privacy statement as required. If changes to our policy do occur, they will be posted on The NorthBridge Group’s website so that those affected are always aware of the type of information collected, how the information may be used, and under what circumstances and to whom it may be disclosed by The NorthBridge Group.