Privacy Statement



1. This Privacy Policy

1.1 The Independent Financial Adviser (“Advison”) referred to in the Contact section of this Web Site, is committed to protecting your personal information and other data provided to Advison via this and any other Advison web site (“Web Site”). Please read this Privacy Policy carefully as it contains important information about the use of any information you provide to Advison via this Web Site. This Privacy Policy explains what information Advison collects about you, and how Advison collects and uses your information, including setting out the circumstances where Advison could provide it to third parties. You should also read the separate Advison User Terms that are applicable to this Web Site. These can be viewed on the User Terms page.

1.2 Because of the financial nature of Advison’s business, Advison’s products and services are not designed to appeal to or to be sold to persons under the age of 18. Therefore, Advison does not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children.

2. What information Advison collects and what does Advison do with it

2.1 To take advantage of some of the services offered via this Web Site you may be required to log on or register with the Web Site. Advison and any third parties who hosts or maintains this Web Site may need to collect information about you and your computer to enable you to do so. The information will be collected when you register with the Web Site or when you choose to use one of the services available via the Web Site.

2.2 Advison may use the information which it collects to personalise your experience on the Web Site, to help you to log-in in future, to continue to use the Web Site, and to help Advison select services or materials for inclusion on the Web Site which may be of interest to you. Advison may, from time to time, use your information to recommend other products or services to you.

2.3 The nature of Advison’s business is such that Advison may on occasion ask you to provide sensitive personal data as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998 (for example, questions relating to your health where that information is required in order to provide life insurance quotations). Where Advison does so, Advison will request your explicit consent to the use of such sensitive personal data. Where you consent to provide Advison with this information Advison will take appropriate measures to protect such sensitive personal data.

2.4 Advison or third parties hosting servers on Advison’s behalf may also monitor traffic patterns and usage of the Web Site to help it to improve the Web Site design and lay out.

2.5 Please note that Advison is not responsible for what any third party content provider or other third party offering goods and services via web sites linked to this Web Site may propose to do with information about you. So please ensure you read their terms and conditions carefully.

3. Sharing of Information with Third Parties

3.1 Advison will not disclose your personal information to third parties other than as described in this clause (unless it is legally required to do so). Advison may need to pass your information to third parties who help Advison to maintain, administer or develop the Web Site but, if so, that information is only given to those third parties for that limited purpose. In addition, Advison may provide aggregate statistics about its customers, sales, traffic patterns and related Web Site information to reputable third-parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

3.2 Advison reserves the right to access and disclose personal data or information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly, or to protect itself or its users.

4. Your Consent

4.1 You acknowledge and agree that:

4.1.1 in the course of registering or using this Web Site and any services offered via this Web Site, certain information about you will be captured electronically (including sensitive personal data where required, but this will be subject to you giving your explicit consent in such cases) or otherwise and transmitted to Advison or and, potentially, to any third parties as set out above, or to third parties who host Advison’s web servers or assist Advison in maintaining this Web Site; and

4.1.2 Advison may send your information outside of the European Economic Area for processing or use in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

4.2 By using this Web Site, you expressly agree to the collection and use of your information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

5. Contests and Competitions

From time-to-time Advison may request information from users for the purposes of running contests or competitions. Participation in these contests or competitions is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice regarding whether or not to disclose this information.

6. Advison’s Responsibilities – How does Advison protect user information?

As required by the Data Protection Act 1998, Advison follows strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have provided via this Web Site, to prevent unauthorised access.

7. What are ‘Cookies’ and how does Advison use them?

7.1 A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive by your Web browser. On visiting the Web Site, your computer server will use the cookie to guarantee a secure connection. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you choose not to receive cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of this Web Site.

7.2 Advison may conduct analyses of user traffic. These analyses will be performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies which are required to ensure a secure server connection. Advison does not use cookies to store any personal data or browsing habits.

7.3 Third parties such as advertising agencies and content providers may use cookies on this Web Site to collect personal information about you. Advison recommends that you read the privacy statement of any third party before using their web site. Advison is not responsible for the use of such cookies or any other ways in which your personal data may be collected or used by such third parties.

To disallow cookies please follow the instructions in the cookie control box  located on the left bottom hand corner of the screen or visit

Once you have closed your browser, we do not use the information these cookies collect. You can use this website while prohibiting cookies, if you prefer.

We are currently using cookies for the following;

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8. Changes to Privacy Policy

Advison reserves the right to add to or change the terms of this Privacy Policy in its sole discretion, without prior notice to you. If Advison changes this Privacy Policy, Advison will post the new Privacy Policy on the Web Site, and it will become effective from the time of posting to the Web Site. Please visit this Privacy Policy on a regular basis to make sure you have read the latest version and you understand what Advison does with your information. Wherever possible, Advison will give you notice of any changes prior to their implementation.

9. General

This Web Site may contain links to other web sites. Please be aware that Advison cannot be held responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites. Advison encourages its users to be aware when they leave the Web Site and 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.

10. Feedback

If you have any queries or problems with regard to this Privacy Policy or the uses to which Advison puts your information, please contact Advison via the Contact Us page.