Privacy Policy


This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes how Maria Consulting Ltd collects, uses, shares and stores information about you. This includes both personal information (i.e. information from which you can be identified either alone or in combination with other information) and non-personal information. We collectively refer to this as your “Information”.

Information we may collect about you

We may collect and process the following Information about you:

You may give us Information about you by filling in a form, or by corresponding with us by telephone, e-mail or using an online enquiry form. The Information you give us may include (but is not limited to) your name, address, email address, phone number, personal description and business information. If you give us Information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that you have given them the information set out in this Privacy Policy and that they have given permission for us to use their Information as set out in this Privacy Policy.

You may choose not to provide personal information and you will still be able to visit most of the Maria Consulting website, most of our sections and web pages are opened to all visitors and they do not require any login access.

At the moment the only place where we collect personal information on our website is in the Contact Us page.

Information we automatically collect about you:

Every time you visit our Website, we may automatically collect the following Information:

  • Technical Information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to, through and from our Website (including date and time);
  • Products or Services you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouseovers), and methods used to browse away from the page;
  • Any other Information set out in our Cookie Policy not covered above.
  • Some devices allow applications to access real-time location based information (for example GPS). If you access our Website from any such devices, we may collect such information from your mobile device at any time while you download or use our Website. We may use this Information to optimise your experience.
  • Unless permitted or required to do so by law, we will never disclose any Information which is classified as “sensitive personal data” (as defined under section 2 of the Data Protection Act 1998) without your explicit consent.

Data Security

  • We use advanced technology, secure third party suppliers and well-defined employee practices to help ensure that your Information is processed promptly, accurately, completely and securely.
  • You do however acknowledge that the transmission of Information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your Information as set out above, we cannot completely guarantee the security of your Information transmitted to our Website. Once we have received your Information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Access to your information

  • Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to request a copy of the Information that we hold about you (but only in relation to “personal data”). This is called a "subject access request".
  • If you would like a copy of some or all of your Information which is “personal data”, please contact us to request this by telephone, e-mail or in a letter and we will provide you with this within the statutory timeframe of 4 weeks.
  • You may also want to contact us to raise any other query or complaint in relation to the Information we hold about you. If you raise a complaint, in the unlikely event that we are unable to resolve your complaint, you may also be able to refer the complaint to Information Commissioner’s Office.

Cookie Policy

Why do we collect cookies

Maria Consulting Ltd uses cookies to make our site and our customer experience better. This policy (“Cookie Policy”) describes how we treat the information provided by visitors, what other information we gather and how we use it, why we sometimes need to store cookies and how to prevent this. In common with almost all professionally run websites, this website logs the IP address of each visitor in order to keep it running reliably. This is also essential for protecting the website and its visitors from malicious attacks, including infection with malware. This website provides information as a service to visitors such as yourself, and to do this reliably and efficiently, it sometimes places small amounts of information on your computer or device (e.g. mobile phone). This includes small files known as cookies. The cookies stored by this website cannot be used to identify you personally.

How cookies are used

Cookies are pieces of information that a website sends to your computer in order to establish useful continuity across the various pages of the site.

We use cookies to understand what pages and information visitors find useful, and to detect problems such as broken links, or pages which are taking a long time to load. We sometimes use cookies to remember a choice you make on one page when you have moved to another page, if that information can be used to make the website work better. For example: avoiding the need to ask for the same information several times during a session (e.g. when filling in forms); or remembering that you have logged in, so that you don’t have to re-enter your username and password on every page.

Cookies for Analytics

We use analytics to measure how many visitors are using the website, which pages interest them and so on, and this involves storing cookies.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify its treatment of cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your experience to our website more efficient and some of our site services will not function properly. Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit.

These Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy were last updated on 15/07/2016.