Carnstone does not store any personal information about persons who access our website unless you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details by enquiring about our services, or contacting us via email. Information voluntarily given to us is only used by Carnstone and we do not pass on any of your personal details to any other party.
This website uses tracking software which logs your IP address so that we can see which of our pages are most popular. This is not linked to you in any other way, and no personal information is logged in this way.
We or us refers to Carnstone Partners Ltd. Web application or application refers to the code, resources and database providing the functionality of this web site at carnstone.com. A visitor is someone who browses the publicly available area of the application. A registered user is someone who has a registered account with which to log in to the application.
Data Collection & Use
The server software running the application logs requests from visitors when they view pages or download documents from the application. This information includes basic technical information such as your web browser, operating system and your IP address. It may also include referral information if you followed a link to get here. This information is used to improve the application, diagnose and fix bugs and analyse trends amongst visitors and registered users.
A session cookie is created and used to keep registered users logged in and to remember some of the actions visitors perform for the duration of their visit. This cookie contains only an ID which is used to maintain a persistent session and it is necessary for the proper functioning of the application. The cookie expires after 60 minutes of inactivity.
Google Analytics is used to collect information about non-logged-in visitors to specific, publicly available, areas of the application. Google collects your IP address but anonymises it at our request. We use this anonymised data to analyse traffic and trends amongst visitors and to market and improve the application. We do not combine the information collected using Google Analytics with personal information.
In collecting this information, Google creates and sets cookies to identify you and also uses specific identifiers to help collect information about your use of the application. You can find out more about how Google collects and processes your data. You can also prevent Google Analytics from using your information by opting out.
Sharing Information With Third Parties
We do not sell any personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
We retain information that we collect from you only for as long as we need it for legal or business purposes. When your information is no longer needed, we will destroy, delete, or erase it.
Regular backups are created and transferred to secure off-site servers to allow recovery of accidentally deleted data through user actions or software or hardware failure and to aid application development. Backups are retained for up to 31 days. Deleted information may remain in these backups for this period.
This application is built using industry-standard security measures. All communication with the application requires HTTPS. Passwords are salted and hashed before storage. Our server software is regularly updated with the latest security patches. We and the third parties who provide services for us, also maintain technical and physical safeguards on the data we store. We restrict access to personal information to employees, contractors, and agents who need that information in order to process it. Anyone with this access is subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations.
Changes To This Policy