The information we collect
When you visit our website, our server will automatically record your domain and IP address together with the date, time and duration of your visit. An IP address is an assigned number, similar to a telephone number, which allows your computer to communicate over the Internet. This information does not identify you as an individual, but rather the computer that is being used to view the website. We do not link information automatically recorded in this way with personal information about specific individuals. We use this information only to enable us to see how people are accessing the website and to help us better understand how we could improve the website.
You are not required to provide any personal information on the public areas of this website. However, if you choose to subscribe for news or information from us, we will ask you to provide us with certain limited personal information such as your name and email address.
How we use this information
We will only use the information you provide to us in order to provide the news or information you have requested.
Please note that we may appoint third party organisations in order to assist us in providing you with the news or information you have requested. However, we have taken steps to ensure that all such entities protect your data adequately. In relation to any other third parties we will only disclose your information where you have given your consent or where we are required to do so by law, or where it is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.
A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer's hard disk or on a website server. Such cookies do not retrieve information about you stored on your hard drive and do not corrupt or damage your computer or computer files. You are not obliged to accept a cookie that we send to you, and you can in fact modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies.
We use up-to-date data storage and security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All our employees and any third parties we appoint (as described above) are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your information.
The website may provide links to third party websites for your convenience and information. If you access third party websites via these hyperlinks, you will leave the Advent website. Advent does not control such third party websites or their privacy practices, which may be different from Advent's. The Advent privacy statement does not cover the personal data you choose to give to third parties.
You have the right to apply for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small administration fee) and to have any inaccurate information about you corrected.
All email messages sent to and from Advent may be monitored to ensure compliance with internal policies and to protect our business.