Privacy and Cookies notice

Information collection

This notice sets out how ProjectMatch uses and protects any information that you give when you use our website. We are fully is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this notice.

You have to submit any personal information in order to use the website. This website only collects personal information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by you. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, organisation and email address.

We may also store and maintain any content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide.

We do not collect sensitive information (such as race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from our visitors.

Whenever you use this website, information may be collected through the use of cookies and other technologies. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies as described below.

What cookies do we use and why?

To help this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this too.

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at

The ProjectMatch webservers collect anonymous information, like the IP address of your computer, the browser software used, the operating system, access times and pages visited. This information is used to monitor usage and to assess the effectiveness of the ProjectMatch website.

In some sections of the ProjectMatch website anonymous data such as browser type or IP address may be used to customise webpage content. This information is used in an anonymous form to ensure appropriate and effective delivery of content.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. The tables below further explain which cookies ProjectMatch uses and why:

Internal Cookies




User Preferences Cookie


Used to identify users' choices in form fields and show them as options the next time the user logs in.

Stats cookie


Used by to count the number of unique visitors to the page.



Enables correct page display.

Text size


Enables correct text size display.



Used for user identification and tracking of authorisation attributes for user sessions.



User for user identification and tracking of authorisation attributes for user sessions.

External Cookies




More information

Google Analytics

_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, PREF, NID, Rememberme, UA-1580171-1, UA-34489726-1

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.

Overview of privacy at Google


guest_id, pid

A Twitter widget in the footer of some pages enables visitors to tweet about the page.

Twitter Privacy Policy


Enablesapps.uploader, HSID, login_info, sid VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF, use_hitbox, demographics, watched_video_id_list_nLYix, itsessionid1000571795845, itvisitorid1000571795845

Enables users to view embedded YouTube video.

Information on Privacy at YouTube


wp-settings-time-1, wp-settings-1, wordpress_test_cookie, wordpress_logged_in_da97b4397da3d182f30465df2848f668, wordpress_da97b4397da3d182f30465df2848f668

Used to authenticate logged-in users for Wordpress blogs, and store various settings.

Information about Wordpress cookies

Google Analytics

Google Analytics use traffic log cookies to gain information about the use that is made of pages on our website. We use the information from cookies to generate reports on the usage of our website which are used for evaluation and analysis. The purpose is to improve our website by tailoring it to the needs of users.

How do I control the use of cookies?

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You should be aware that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of ProjectMatch website. If you are unsure how to do this, use your favourite search engine to look this up using the term 'declining cookies' with your browser name, or contact your local IT support for advice.

Managing Analytics cookies

You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following service providers and you can learn more about their privacy policies and how to opt-out of their cookies by clicking on following links:

Google Analytics:

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this notice. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

What we do with the information we gather

Use of this website requires you to provide personal information to gain access to core functionality. The information you submit will be used to customise and improve this website and related services offered to you. We may also use your personal information to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by ProjectMatch that we feel may be of interest to you. Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users and, where appropriate, to comply with legal process.

You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your provision of personal information via this website.

Information security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via this website from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Access to your information

If you would like to request access to your information, update your details or unsubscribe from communications, please contact us. In all cases we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Changes to our Privacy and Cookie notice

We may change this notice from time to time by updating this page and will amend the revision date at the top of this page. The modified or amended notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. You should check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This notice is effective from 15 February 2016.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using this website, please contact us.