Cookie Policy

At Athona Ltd and Athona Education Ltd we take matters of protecting the confidentiality of our customers and users of the website extremely seriously. With this in mind, the below document is a full explanation of how we process information about visitors to the Athona website.

This cookies policy outlines how we, on www.athona.com, use cookies and is effective from 18th July 2018. This notice does not form part of any contract of employment or other contract to provide services. We may update this notice at any time.

Collection and use of personal data

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that will recognise the cookie.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your website experience. They can also help to ensure adverts you see online, are relevant to your interests.

This is where The Company has a legitimate reason to process your data provided it is reasonable and does not go against what you would reasonably expect from us. Where The Company has relied on a legitimate interest to process your personal data our legitimate interests is/are as follows:

  • Providing work-finding services to you, including sending your information to our clients where you have demonstrated an interest in doing that particular type of work but not expressly consented to us passing on your CV;
  • Managing our database and keeping work-seeker records up to date;
  • Contacting you to seek your consent where we need it (sensitive data)
  • Contacting you with information about similar services that you have used from us recently; and
  • Passing work-seeker’s information to regulatory bodies or other government agencies.

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like registering for job alerts, cannot be provided.

Please be aware our site uses this type of cookie.

Performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages a visitor goes to most often or if they receive any error messages on the web page. These cookies do not collect information allowing us to identify a visitor, all information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. This category of cookie is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree we can place this type of cookie on your device.

Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as username and password) and provide more enhanced and personal features.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages you can customise. The information this category of cookie collect may be anonymous and cannot track your browsing activity on any other website.

By using our website, you agree we can place this type of cookie on your device.

Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to your interests. They can also be used to limit the number of times you see an advert, as well as help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They remember you have visited a website and this information can be shared with other organisations, for example third party advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by other organisations.

Throughout Athona’s website you will find links to access other websites and once you have, it is the responsibility of that site to provide information as to how they use cookies on the respective site, over which we have no control. We can accept no responsibility or liability in respect of any material contained within those sites or servers.

Most web browsers will accept cookies, but if you would rather we did not collect data in this way, you can choose to accept or reject all usage of cookies in your browsers privacy settings. Rejecting all cookies means certain features cannot then be provided to you, and accordingly, you may not be able to take full advantage of the websites features.

Please be aware rejecting cookies may hinder the functionality of our website.

Our website is compliant with the Data Protection Act 2018 and we respect, recognise and address our obligations under this new law, which came into effect on May 25th 2018.

The information which we collect and store during normal use of the site is used to monitor and analyse how parts of the site are used. Such use does not result in any personally identifiable data being collected or stored.

We will not disclose without your consent any personal information we collect about you when you visit the site to a third party outside Athona Ltd or Athona Education Ltd, in line with our privacy policy. In connection with any application, request or enquiry you make, your information will be passed directly to the relevant contact within the business unit of Athona Ltd and Athona Education Ltd. When submitting your personal information through this website, you will need to consent each time to show you are happy for it to be processed in this manner.

At present, the option of storing candidates CVs within our database and website exists, and at this time no option exists for third parties to access this data. If a decision is made to change this aspect of the site, then we will seek your consent first. While all reasonable security measures have been implemented, we are unable to accept responsibility for intrusion by third parties acting illegally.

We are unable to offer any guarantee the contents of the site is free from viruses or similar that may have destructive or contaminating properties and shall therefore have no liability in respect thereof. We regularly check the site for viruses using the leading proprietary virus checking software.

On occasion, it may be necessary for us to update our cookies policy.

You can find out more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.

If you would like to contact Athona Ltd or Athona Education Ltd with regards to our cookies policy or use of your information, please contact us.