Privacy Statement

Gerrard Consulting are offering through this website (gerrardconsulting.com), a considerable range of free and subscription-only resources for an online community: you, the professional tester. An important part of our relationship with you is trust. With Gerrard Consulting, you can trust that we are committed to protecting your privacy and your right to privacy. We aim to provide a safe, secure user experience and we will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you submit to us remains private, and is used only for the purposes described on our site.

We do not share any data collected via on our web site with any person outside our organisation. Only authorised staff are allowed to see or use the data collected. Only the owner of personal information may alter that information.

If you feel that we are not abiding by the terms of this statement, please use the Contact page.

Tester Bulletin

The Bulletin is a periodic electronic email message sent out by us to inform you of news, changes to the web site, links to new software testing papers, information on our web site and new Gerrard Consulting service and product offerings. When you register, we capture your email address and optionally, your first and last names.

Online Training and other Facilities

The TKB is an on-line resource comprising on-line training, methodologies, standards, procedures and guidelines. When you or your company purchases access rights to TKB, and at your request, we register your personal details as a TKB user. We record the following fields manually:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • a unique User ID
  • Password
  • Valid From
  • Expiry date.

When you access the training using this secure account, we record the following data:

  • Date of Last Visit
  • Last Training Slide accessed
  • cumulative Number of Logins.

Cookies

Our web site uses Microsoft Active Server Page (ASP) technology and this depends on the use of cookies. Cookies are small files that your Web browser places on your computer's hard drive. 

We use cookies in only one way. When you register for the Testing Resource Centre, we store your email address, first name and date of last logon in a cookie. When you revisit the site, we use the cookie information to welcome you back.

If you click through to other sites via a banner or link you may receive a cookie from a linked site or one of our business partners. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites. 

When you leave our site we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Logging user traffic

In order to analyse trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information and other information for aggregate use, we use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Each computer on the Net has an IP address which is a unique numerical address denoting its official location on the Net. These are not linked to personally identifiable information.

We do not share aggregate information with anyone outside our organisation.

Links

Our web-site contains many links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites. When you leave our site we encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every web-site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web-site.

Correcting/Updating personal profile details

If your personal details details change or if you no longer desire our service, you may use the 'My Account' facility to edit your details or remove your account details from the website completely.

Privacy commitment changes

If we decide to change our privacy commitment for the website, we will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose it to anyone. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about Gerrard Consulting's privacy commitment, please use the Contact page.