CODE of CONDUCT
The Code states that as a member of one of the IPI & EPIC, I will undertake the following:
1. I must be accountable for all my work and/or investigations, which I will carry out within the highest standards of legal, professional and ethical principles, ensuring that my activities are covered by appropriate professional insurance. I will only operate in subjects or disciplines for which I am are qualified and/or recognised as being competent.
2. I will treat all information received in the course of my work and/or investigations with discretion, confidentiality and in compliance with data protection law and principles. I must require confirmation that a client’s information and instructions are for lawful uses only and address any conflicts of interest, ensuring that I am personally or corporately registered with the appropriate Data Protection body.
3. I will deal professionally in all matters with discretion, courtesy and confidentiality within ethical constraints. I must not deny any professional services to any client for any reasons of race, colour, religion, sex, accessibility needs, sexual preference, or national origin. I will interact with others with Courtesy, Fairness and in accordance with the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
4. I must not misrepresent or exaggerate my activities and/or services. I will uphold the aims and objectives of my professional organisation(s) and protect their reputation and that of their members.
5. I will maintain a high level of self-development and professional competence and keep up to date with legislation; techniques and any relevant disclosures required of me by my organisation, in particular any convictions recorded on the criminal database in my jurisdiction.
6. I will ensure that any others assisting me in my work will also comply with this Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. I will challenge and report any improper conduct of colleagues. I will refer all matters of conflict between members to the organisations’ governing body for arbitration, whose decision will be accepted as final and binding.
Your privacy is critically important to us at P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED and we have a few fundamental principles:
We do NOT ask you for personal information unless we truly need it - we do NOT ask you for data like your gender or income level for no apparent reason!
We do not share your personal information with anyone, except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
We do NOT store personal information on our servers, unless required for the on-going operation of one of our inquiries, investigations, projects or services.
If you have questions about accessing or correcting your personal data, please contact us via email, phone or by any other correspondence method.
It is P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED Policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect, while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site and the date and time of each visitor request.
P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website. From time to time, P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
GATHERING OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
Certain visitors to our website choose to interact with P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example through our contact forms in some cases, we may ask for an email address, name or telephone number. In each case, P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED collects such information only in so far as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor's interaction with us.
P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED does NOT disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Our visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance we may monitor the most popular pages on the P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED website or use spam screened by our filters to help identify spam.
We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that
(i) Need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at our websites.
(ii) Have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country but by using our websites you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone, other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above.
P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED discloses potentially personally-identifying only when required to do so by law or when P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of us, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a user of a P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED website and have supplied your email address, we will NEVER send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback or just keep you up to date with what's going on with P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED and our products.
We may be required to disclose an individual's personal information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED acknowledges that all individuals have the right to access the personal information/data that we maintain about them. An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend or delete inaccurate data, should direct his query to firstname.lastname@example.org. If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable time frame & not to exceed one week.
If we ever were to engage in any onward transfers of your data with third parties for a purpose other than which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized, we would provide you with an opt-out choice to limit the use and disclosure of your personal data.
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files, which are stored by the browser on your computer. Only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting a website, can be stored in a cookie. Allowing a website to create a cookie does not give that or any other site access to the rest of your computer and only the site that created the cookie can read it.
For more information about these controls, visit your browser or device's help material. All modern browsers provide a setting that allows a user to block third-party cookies. Please note that if you delete or disable our cookies, this may impact functionality in certain areas of the website
PURPOSE OF COOKIES FOR THIS WEBSITE
Session cookies Often used for 'Shopping Cart' and to remember, which pages you visited or for when you use the 'Back' button. Once you close your browser or log out, the cookie will expire and be deleted.
Persistent cookies Can be used to store information or settings about you to improve your experience on a website. For example, “Remember me” cookies which store your username and password when you visit a site. This is not used to identify you, only to make logging into a website faster and more convenient.
Third Party cookies These are cookies placed by another website or service i.e. it has a different address to the one you see in your browser’s address bar: in other words a third-party. They are used to allow that third party to provide a service to us. Examples include cookies created by Google's services (Google Analytics, Google Ad Sense), cookies stored when you share content on social sites (such as Facebook/Twitter) and those created by advertisements served from a different website, which is very common.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES POSSIBLY USED BY THIS WEBSITE
Purpose: Enable Google functionalities such as Google search, Maps, Analytics, YouTube
Purpose: Enable social sharing and like
P&D INVESTIGATIONS LIMITED will notify clients by email, when making changes.