1.2 You do not need to give us any information to browse our website, but when you fill in the registration form to become a member, we do ask you for information about yourself.
1.3 On registration, you will be asked to subscribe for our newsletter. By subscribing the newsletter, you agree to receive emails in your registered email id regarding promotional campaigns of Holmes Language Assessment and associate companies and institution. You can unsubscribe the newsletter from the link provided in the sent email.
2. Information we collect and how we use it
2.1 We may store the information you submit to or through the site, as well as information we collect in connection with your use of the site.
2.2 We use the information to fulfill your requests, provide the site’s functionality, improve the site’s quality, personalize your experience, track usage of the site, provide feedback to course providers that are listed on the site, provide enquiry and application services on behalf of course providers (these are the interactive services that come up when you look up details of a particular course or display relevant advertising. Among the information we collect, please note:
Account information: If you create an account on Holmes Language Assessment, we may store and use your full name, email address, post code and other information you may provide with your account, such as your gender and birth date. Your information will be shared only with the institutions that you wish to enquire or apply to or are eligible to, and that the institutions can contact you directly or indirectly and help you with your queries.
Your first name and last initial, as well as any photo you submit through the registration process, will be publicly displayed as part of your account profile. You can modify some of the information associated with your account here. If you feel that an unauthorized account has been created depicting you or your likeness, you can request its removal by contacting us.
Public content: The information that you post to the site including your reviews, forum questions & replies is intended for public consumption. We may display this information on the site.
3.1 Your personal information may be passed to and used by our group companies in connection with providing services to you over our website and delivering or making our services available to you.
3.2 We may also disclose your personal information in the following instances:
If we are required to do so by applicable law or under a court or similar order.
As deemed necessary, in our discretion, to protect our legal rights or property or the legal rights or property of a member or third party, or to prevent personal injury.
In connection with a sale, merger, assignment, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of a portion or all of our assets or stock or our affiliated entities (including, without limitation, in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
4. Hyperlinks to other web sites
4.2 We generally do not object to you linking directly to the homepage of our website, although we reserve the right to refuse our authorization to such linking at our sole discretion. We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your website - our web pages must load into the user's entire window.
4.3 We reserve the right to move or change our website URL at any time in order to meet changing business needs and to continually improve our online service. External websites link to our website at their own risk.
5.2 Most internet browsers enable you to delete cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your hard drive. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to do this. However, should you decide to disable any cookies we place on your computer you may not be able to use certain services or facilities on our website.
6. Ask The Expert
6.1 Our website allows you to leave comments in our ask the expert section. They are open to the public and if you choose to disclose personally identifiable information or reveal your personal details to other users in these areas you are consenting to its unrestricted distribution in a public forum throughout our website and to and by other users of our website. We therefore cannot be responsible for the protection or security of such information, regardless of its sensitivity. You disclose all such information entirely at your own risk.
6.2 Please do not disclose personal information about third parties in this section - it is prohibited, and we reserve the right to ban you from our website if you breach this rule.