Delivering Professional Accountancy Training and Materials

Privacy Policy

General

Becker Professional Development International Limited and its related companies or affiliates (“Becker” or “we”) respect the privacy of every individual who visits our websites or responds to our promotions. We provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the way your information is collected and used. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on Becker websites, unless otherwise posted.

Information Collected From You

Personal information is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, for example, your name, home or work address, e-mail address, or telephone number. If you choose to make a purchase, we may collect additional information, such as your credit card number and billing address. If you choose to receive our newsletter or direct marketing emails, we will also record such preference. We may also collect personal data if you participate in a voluntary survey. Except as explained in the next paragraph, Becker does not collect any personal information from you unless you provide it voluntarily. Some of our services however require you to provide us some personal information in order to enable us to provide the service (such as sending an email). In such cases, we indicate in our data collection forms the mandatory fields with an asterisk (*). If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it to us.

Becker may also collect information, which may be considered as personal information in your country, about your interaction with Becker sites and services without identifying you as an individual. Some of this information includes standardized information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, browser type and language. We also use Web site analytics tools on our sites to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our site, the pages you view within our site, your browser add-ons, and your browser’s width and height. We use technologies, such as cookies (described below), to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our sites and services to better service your needs.

Use of the Personal Information We Collect

We use the personal information we collect

  • to communicate with you regarding the courses we provide you;
  • to communicate information on technical service issues and issues with delivery of our courses to you, security announcements, course registration dates and locations, professional examination dates and locations, professional certification requirements;
  • to offer and deliver our services;
  • to bill you for the services you purchased;
  • to better understand your needs; and
  • to improve our products and services.

If we are required to provide you with notice of a particular event or incident, we will send you that notice by e-mail, telephone, or mail.

Some of these communications may come from our marketing department to notify you of other courses or products we offer that may be of interest to you in furthering your professional education. If you receive a marketing e-mail from Becker about our products or services and you do not wish to receive such e-mails in the future, you may opt-out of them by following the specific instructions in the marketing e-mail you receive. Opting out of marketing e-mails will only stop the receipt of those e-mails, not “necessary” e-mails, for example, registration information, technical service issues, etc.

Use of Cookies

Some information we collect may be collected automatically by use of a “cookie.” Cookies are small text files that reside on your computer and identify you as a unique user. Cookies allow us to, among other things, measure activity on our website and to personalize your experience on our website. For instance, cookies may enable us to remember your viewing preferences without requiring you to re-type a user name and password. Cookies may also allow us to track your status or progress when ordering products/services from us.

We use the following cookies on our website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies are necessary to facilitate basic site functionality. Without these cookies, our website cannot provide the service you request.

This website uses the following cookies in this category:

Technical Cookie Name Description Expiration Time
woocommerce_cart_hash Shopping Cart functionality User session
woocommerce_items_in_cart Shopping Cart functionality User session
woocommerce_recently_viewed Shopping Cart functionality User session
wp_woocommerce_session Shopping Cart functionality User session
  • Functionality Cookies – These cookies facilitate additional site features for enhanced performance and functionality. This website uses the following cookies in this category:
Technical Cookie Name Description Expiration Time
_icl_current_language Stores user language selection 24 hours
wordpress_test_cookie Aids use of site 2 weeks
wordpress_logged_in Remembers login details of user 2 weeks
wordpress_sec Remembers details of your session activity Session
  • Performance Cookies – These cookies collect information about how you use our website. This website uses the following cookies in this category:
Technical Cookie Name Description Expiration Time
__utma These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. You can read more on Google Analytics at:
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/cookie-usage
2 years from set/update
__utmb 30 mins from set/update
__utmc End of browser session
__utmz 6 months from set/update

If you choose, you can set your browser to reject cookies or you can manually delete individual or all of the cookies on your computer by following your browser’s help file directions. However, if your browser is set to reject cookies or you manually delete cookies, you may have some trouble accessing and using some of the pages and features on our website. If you choose to accept cookies, you also have the ability later to delete those cookies that you had previously accepted. For more information on cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Sharing Information That You Provide With Others

Generally we do not give or sell your information, including your personal information, outside of Becker and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent, except in the following situations:

  • Blogs and Online Communities. You may choose to submit information as part of a blog or online community offered by Becker. Any information you choose to post, including personal information, may be available generally to the public, or to other members of the blog or online community.
  • Subcontractors/Vendors. We may share your information with subcontractors/vendors that provide us with services. These services may include, among other things, helping to provide services that you request, helping to create or maintain our databases, helping to research and analyze the people who request services or information from us, helping to provide marketing or solicitation materials for our products or services, and/or helping to process payment card information.
    They will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose than for delivering the service to Becker in accordance with Becker’s instructions and policies. However, our vendors may use aggregate data for fraud detection to help improve their services. This helps them to more accurately detect fraudulent transactions.
  • Law Enforcement. We may report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful, or that we reasonably believe may aid a law enforcement investigation into unlawful activity. In addition, we reserve the right to release your information to law enforcement agencies if we determine, in our sole judgement, that either you have violated our policies, or the release of your information may protect the rights, property or safety of you or another person.
  • Permitted by Law. We may share your information with others as required by, or permitted by, law. This may include sharing your information with governmental entities, or third parties in response to subpoenas, court orders, other legal process, or as we believe is necessary to exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims that have been brought against us, or to defend against possible legal claims that we determine in our sole discretion might be brought against us.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions. In the event that Becker, or substantially all of Becker’s assets, are acquired, your Information will be transferred to the acquiring entity. In such a situation, you will be provided with notice that a transfer of your Information is imminent, and you will be given an opportunity to opt-out of the transfer of your information.

Personal information collected on Becker sites and services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Becker or its affiliates, subsidiaries or service providers maintain facilities, and may be transferred across borders between the European Union, the European Economic Area, the United States and other countries. Although the data protection and other laws of these various countries may not be as comprehensive as those in your own country, Becker has taken appropriate steps to ensure an adequate level of protection if data is transferred to such a country through the use of a EU model contract for data transfers, in compliance with European Union data protection laws and regulations.

Children (under age 17)

All persons age 17 or under must ask for and receive their parents’ or guardian’s permission before sending any information about themselves to us or to anyone online or over the Internet. Parents or guardians of persons age 17 or under must send us an e-mail indicating their approval of the child’s participation in any of the services/resources that require collection of personal information on our websites.

Parents/Guardians

Any information collected by Becker from children is used for the sole purpose of delivering The requested service/materials. If you have a question, or would like to review or delete your child’s personal information, contact us via one of the methods listed at the bottom of this statement.

Third-party websites.

Any links to third-party websites on Becker sites are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Becker site. Becker does not review all third-party sites, nor does it control or assume responsibility for the content or privacy policies of any of these sites. Thus, Becker does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access a third-party site linked to a Becker web site, you do so at your own risk.

Security of your personal information

Becker is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or alteration – including administrative, technical, and physical measure. For example, we store the personal information we collect on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. When you make purchases from us over the Internet, you should use an SSL-enabled browser, such as Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

If a password is used to access the products/services we provide you, or to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.

Your right of access

If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice or would like to have access to your personal information or have your personal information modified or deleted from our records, please e-mail us or call us, as described in the section below.

How to contact us

Should you have other questions or concerns about this privacy notice, contact us at:

Mail:

Becker Professional Education
16 Elmtree Road
Teddington
Middlesex
TW11 8ST
UK

Telephone: +44 20 8943 1046
Email: info@atc-global.com

Changes to the privacy notice

Becker reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy notice at any time and for any reason. For this reason, we urge you to review this statement from time to time while you’re visiting our website. We will however bring explicitly to your attention any operational change that could impact on the choices you have made on our website regarding the processing of your personal data. The privacy notice was last updated on 24 July 2014.

Becker is an ACCA Approved Content Provider that delivers Accountancy materials and study support

Contact Us

Email: acca@becker.com
Tel: (UK) 0800 023 9026
Tel: (INT) +1 630 577 8508
Address: Parkshot House, Richmond, London, TW9 2PR