Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 2018-08-06T16:00:38+00:00

In general, visitors to the Sumerian website can browse and download content without supplying any personal details. In certain sections, where contact details are requested, we may use this information to contact you regarding your interest, and to further enhance our website and services. To help monitor trends and patterns in site usage, we track visits to the site using Google Analytics and Leadlander. The analytics cookies used do not gather any personal information apart from the name and email address that you may have provided, and will not identify you if you have Do Not Track enabled in your web browser. All visitors have the option of opting out of contact from us.

All personal details that are provided by you are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. Be aware that once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over those other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide when visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Cookie Notice

Last updated: 16 July 2018

This Cookie Notice explains how Sumerian and its group companies collectively “Sumerian”, “we“, “us“, and “ours“) use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website at www.sumerian.com.  It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.  Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by Sumerian are called “first party cookies”.  Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”.  Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics).  The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our websites to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our websites.  Third parties serve cookies through our websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.  This is described in more detail below.

We primarily use cookies to enable us to:

  • estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
  • speed up your searches; and
  • recognise you when you return to our site.

The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below:

Types of cookie Who serves these cookies How to refuse
Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Sumerian (www.sumerian.com) Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the websites to you, you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”.
Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our websites but are non-essential to their use.  However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable. Sumerian (www.sumerian.com)
Google reCAPTCHA (www.google.com/recaptcha)
To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”
Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our websites for you. Sumerian (www.sumerian.com)
Google Analytics (analytics.google.com)
To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”
Advertising cookies: These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you.  They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests. Sumerian (www.sumerian.com) To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading “How can I control cookies?”

 

What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website.  We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking pixels” or “clear gifs”).  These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them.  This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns.  In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.   As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising.  If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

How often will you update this Cookie Notice?

We may update this Cookie Notice from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.  Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Notice regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Notice indicates when it was last updated.

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at compliance@itrsgroup.com.