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Privacy

Colt Engineering, Inc. (Thoroughbred) respects your privacy and does not sell, rent or loan any identifiable information collected on this site. Any information that you give will be treated in a careful and secure manner. It will not be used in ways to which you have not consented.

This statement explains how we may collect and use information about you through our website. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, want to exercise your right to see a copy of the information that we hold about you or think that information we hold about you may need to be corrected, please send an email to our data protection officer, Darrin E. Croucher, P.E., S.I. (dc@Thoroughbred.Consulting).

We do not seek to identify individual visitors unless they volunteer their contact details through one of the forms on the site. These forms invite you to submit your contact details and other information about yourself or your organisation, or to send us emails which may, of course, also identify you. In each case, the purpose for which you are invited to give us information is clear and we also indicate where the requested information is essential for the relevant purpose and where it is optional – fields for essential information are marked with an asterisk. We will only use your details to send you information from Thoroughbred that you have specifically requested. If you no longer wish to receive such information, our emails contain a link that will allow you to change or terminate your subscription to our email alerting service. Alternatively, you can let us know your preferences by sending an email to dc@Thoroughbred.Consulting.  We will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details, and will not disclose it outside Thoroughbred, except in very limited circumstances and only with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so.

Thoroughbred is a global operation but its businesses are managed through various regional entities. When you provide information to Thoroughbred, to the extent that this is capable of being accessed from different countries, we are committed to ensuring that any Thoroughbred operation complies with local legislation and applies the same global standards regarding the security of data.

Thoroughbred takes all reasonable security measures to protect personal information from loss, unauthorised access, destruction, misuse, modification or disclosure. As far as permissible under law, Thoroughbred accepts no responsibility for the unauthorised access of personal information held by Thoroughbred.

This website contains links to other Thoroughbred business and third-party websites. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine the privacy statements of those websites. Thoroughbred takes no responsibility for the privacy practices or the content of any websites other than this one.

The content of our privacy policies may be updated from time to time, so we suggest that you return to the website on a regular basis and carefully read the information provided.

Cookies

Thoroughbred uses cookies to store information on your computer which will improve your experience on our website. With a few exceptions, these cookies do not collect personal details or information that identifies a visitor and are only used by us to improve how the website works. Of the cookies that do collect personal information, Thoroughbred and its third party suppliers will not use your information for purposes that are not clear when you provide your details, and will not disclose it outside Thoroughbred or the third party company, except in very limited circumstances and only with your agreement or where we are legally obliged to do so.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
If you would rather cookies weren’t stored on your device please read further down to find out how to control and delete them or visit the About Cookies website which provides comprehensive information on how to do this on a variety of browsers.
Read on for more information about cookies.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file downloaded onto your computer or device when you access a website. These cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
Their purpose is to help organise and store browsing information. Some cookies, such as automatic log-ins, are very useful.

Types of cookies
There are different types of cookies that allow different things to happen when you visit a website:

  • Session cookies
    These allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session only, for example on Thoroughbred.Consulting a session cookie is used to remember the details a user provides when downloading images from our image library. This means that if the user downloads more than one image they only need to enter their details once during that session.
    These session cookies expire after a browser session ie as soon as you close the browser window
  • Persistent cookies
    These are cookies which are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions which allow the preferences or actions of the user to be remembered. Thoroughbred.Consulting does not use these type of cookies
  • First party cookies
    This is the general name for cookies which are set by the website visited by a user
  • Third party cookies
    These are cookies set by a website other than the website which the user is visiting. This includes suppliers who set cookies on a website on a company’s behalf in order to provide a service to them. For example, on Thoroughbred.Consulting we use a third party to host our investor related webcasts whose website collects information provided by viewers who register to view these as they are being recorded
  • Analytical cookies
    These are cookies used to collect information about how people access and use a website and are the type mostly used on our site

Why use cookies?
Cookies are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • Analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better

Any changes to this policy will be posted here.