Privacy, Cookies Policy, Disclaimer of Liability & Links

Last updated 18 May 2018

Barcanet respects your right to privacy. This privacy policy describes Barcanet’s practices in its collection, storage and use of personally identifiable data and how you can exercise your privacy rights.  If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, then please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of this privacy policy.

Barcanet and its affiliated entities may be collectively referred to in this policy as “Barcanet,” “we,” or “us”. Barcanet’s websites (“Website”) may contain links to third parties. When you navigate away from our Website to such third-party websites, our privacy policy no longer applies.

What do we do?

Barcanet is an audit, analytics and business improvement consultancy based in UK.  We utilise our experienced auditors and consultants along with Microsoft’s suite of technology to help customers reduce costs, generate efficiencies and improve business performance.

What Personal Information Do We Collect and Why?

  • Information that you provide - Certain parts of our website may ask you to provide personal information voluntarily: for example, Barcanet may collect personal information when you register with Barcanet and/or use Barcanet products or services and/or to submit enquiries to us. You may be required to provide us with your real name, e-mail address, phone number and business address. For certain licensees, Barcanet may require additional information or other verification information. The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.
  • Information that we collect automatically - Whenever you visit the Website Barcanet may collect certain information automatically from your device. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area, this information may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws. This may include information like server logs from your browser, including your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Website, including the pages accessed and links clicked.

Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our Website, where they come from, and what content on our Website is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Website to our visitors.

Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further under the Cookies section below.

Some information may include usage data related to Barcanet services or software; and may relate such information to the personal information you provide.

  • Information that we obtain from third party sources - From time to time, we may receive personal information about you from third party sources. The types of information we collect from third parties may include names, email addresses, locations, contact numbers, company, role and we may use the information to make interactions with our Websites easy and meaningful, to maintain and improve the accuracy of the records we hold about you and to provide consultancy services for clients.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We may use personal information to (a) fulfil your requests for products and services, (b) improve our products and services, (c) contact you to conduct research, (d) provide services for clients, and/or (e) offer products and/or services to you. Once you have registered or have purchased Barcanet products or services, we may send you certain communications relating to the Barcanet service that are considered part of your Barcanet account. You may opt out of receiving communications from us upon a receipt of an email from us after you register on our Website or upon use of our software.

We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with third parties or nonaffiliated companies, except (a) to provide products or services our clients have requested and (b0 to provide products or services you have requested and (c) to our partners who may provide you with information regarding certain products and services in connection with your use of the Barcanet products or services, and who are under confidentiality obligations. These companies may use your personal information to help Barcanet communicate with you about offers from Barcanet and our marketing partners. These companies do not have any other independent right to use or share this information.

We may disclose personal information in response to legal process. We also may disclose personal information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of service to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our products and applicable laws, or as otherwise required or permitted by law or consistent with legal requirements. In addition, we may transfer personal information about you if we are acquired by, sold to, or merged with another company.

How We Secure Your Information

We have taken appropriate steps to assure that all information collected will remain secure and in its original form. As such, access to all personal information is strictly controlled. We have established relevant physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorised access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect.

You can check the security of your PC’s web connection to our Website by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the Website address will change from “http” to “https”.

International Data Transfers

Your personal information may be transferred to, and processed in, countries other than the country in which you are resident. These countries may have data protection laws that are different to the laws of your country.

Specifically, our website servers are located within Microsoft data centres located within European Union.  Note that Barcanet does not control or limit the locations from which clients or their end users may access their data.

Data Retention

We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or acc

When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

Use of Our Online Forums

We may provide blogs, bulletin boards, forums or chat rooms on the Website. Any personal information you submit may be read, collected or used by other users. Barcanet is not responsible for any use or disclosure of the personal information in your posts or during any other communication with other site users. You must evaluate, and bear the risk associated with, the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any forum. We do not pre-screen postings in such forum and reserve the right to remove any content posted.

Your Data Protection Rights

If you are in the European Economic Area you have the following data protection rights:

If you wish to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided below.

In addition, you can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us using the contact details below.

You have the right to opt-out of marketing communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by clicking on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you.

Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

How We Update our privacy policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our privacy policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material privacy policy changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.

You can see when this privacy policy was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this privacy policy.

About cookies

This website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Barcanet’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

Barcanet uses the following cookies on this website, for the following purposes:

  • Remarketing

Google cookies

Barcanet uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available at:]

Barcanet publishes Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on this website.  These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests.  To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies.  You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at:  You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at:  However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at:]

[Other] third party cookies

When you use this website, you may also be sent the following third party cookies, which may be used for the following purposes:

  • Analytics
  • Online Advertising

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Disclaimer of Liability

1.1 The material and information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. You should not rely upon the material or information on the website as a basis for making any business, legal or any other decisions. Whilst we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, Barcanet makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such material is therefore strictly at your own risk.

1.2 Barcanet will not be liable for any false, inaccurate, inappropriate or incomplete information presented on the website.

1.3 Although every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly, due to the nature of the Internet and the technology involved, Barcanet takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues (or otherwise) beyond its control or for any loss or damage suffered as a result of the use of or access to, or inability to use or access this website whatsoever.

1.4 Certain links in this website will lead to websites which are not under the control of Barcanet. When you activate these you will leave the Barcanet website. Barcanet has no control over and accepts no liability in respect of materials, products or services available on any website which is not under the control of Barcanet.

1.5 To the extent not prohibited by law, in no circumstances shall Barcanet be liable to you or any other third parties for any loss or damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising directly or indirectly from your use of or inability to use, this site or any of the material contained in it.

1.6 These disclaimers and exclusions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

1.7 Liability is not limited by the above disclaimers in relation to death or personal injury arising from negligence on the part of Barcanet.

1.8 Whilst precautions are taken to detect computer viruses and ensure security, Barcanet cannot guarantee that the website is virus-free and secure. Barcanet shall not be liable for any loss or damage which may occur as a result of any virus or breach of security.

1.9 Whilst making every attempt to secure personal data, Barcanet cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond the control of the Barcanet.

Links to Other Websites

Any external links from this website to other sites are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Barcanet of any of the products, services or opinions of the business or individual.

Barcanet bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.

Please contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions or suggestions, please email


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