Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how ASIC uses and protects any information that you give ASIC when you use this website.

ASIC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

If we decide to change the ASIC Privacy Policy, we will post those changes to our website at

What we collect

ASIC collects two types of information. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that a hundred people visited this Privacy Policy today via our website, but we do not know their names, where they live or their date of birth – they are ‘anonymous’ to us. Many of the individuals who access our services via our website are anonymous to us.

The second type of information that ASIC collects is personal information. ASIC collects personal information from you when you apply to use our products, services and programs. The type of information collected and stored by ASIC generally includes your name, last name, country, email address, qualifications & interests etc. This information may also be used to inform you of additional products and services, which may interest you.

Use of Anonymous Information

ASIC automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of its website like the numbers and frequency of visitors to our website and its areas, very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us to determine how people use parts of the site, so we can improve ASIC to provide a better all round experience. ASIC will not publish or provide this aggregate data to other people.

Use of Personal Information

ASIC will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. ASIC will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.

Controlling your personal information.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above email address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


We protect any personal information we hold from misuse or loss. We also protect it from unauthorized access, modification and disclosure.

Only authorised users can access your personal information and access is only for approved purposes. Your personal information may be stored in hardcopy documents, as electronic data, or in ASIC’s software and systems.

We maintain physical security over our paper and electronic data stores.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst 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.

Complaints About Privacy

If you have any complaints relating to ASIC’s privacy issues please contact the Chief Executive. While ASIC accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the website service, we will investigate all complaints.

Phone: + 44 (0)1740 617 920
Fax: + 44 (0)1740 617 929
Postal Address: ASIC House, 13 Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3NJ. England

ASIC is the trading name for ASIC UK Ltd. (Reg No. 6040297)