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In certain places on our website you’ll see some clear data collection methods, such as our newsletter sign-up, or applications to job vacancies. Our website also uses cookies that will track activity on the website.


Depending on how you use the website, depends on what data we might collect. As an example, when subscribing to the newsletter or other optional input section eg a client survey, we may gather your name and job title, contact information including email address or demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests. You will be asked for and will be able to see / control what information you consent to give. 


Website Cookies will let us see certain site analytics, for example pages viewed, site operation and other site visiting data, however we do not have a log-in process on our site and can only view your site visit as an anonymous person visiting from x city at y time. 


We use this information to understand our site visitor's needs and to create a better service. We use it for internal record keeping and as information to improve our own services. If you have consented to supply your contact details through a submission form, then we may periodically send you promotional emails about our company or other information which we think you may find interesting, using the email address which you have provided.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


If, for any reason, you don’t want to have your information collected, you always have the choice to opt-out at any time. You can do this by: clicking where relevant on a submission form to indicate that you do not want the information to be used for direct marketing purposes, or, if you have previously agreed to AY-PE using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at, or by clicking the unsubscribe button in the marketing correspondence.


We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. This would only be if it relates to the services of AY-PE in some way, ie the services/ website to whom you have given consent to contact you.


You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to AY-PE, The Dovecote, Naburn Lane, Fulford, York, YO19 4RG. 


Our website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not provide any information on this website.


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 that other website. 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 privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Businesses grow and change, and so do our policies. We have the right to adjust this policy at any time but will only do so within the boundaries of the law and best, ethical business practice of that time. Please do check back from time to time to make sure you are happy with our data collection and privacy process.


Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. These cookies allow us to distinguish your website visiting behaviour, from other users of our website. This is whilst retaining your anonymity as we can not identify you personally, only that there is a site 'visitor’. The Cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website by providing us with feedback on pages visited, website engagement and buttons clicked. If you continue to use our website we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from our website. However, if you would prefer to change your cookie settings, you can do so at any time.


Overall company approach

  • Being an exemplar of good practice and integrity in our field of work and services, encouraging our colleagues, associates, clients and subcontractors to strive for a matching performance.

  • Acting in a socially responsible and respectful way.

  • Continually improving our performance and meeting all relevant legislation.

  • Continuous improvement through our Corporate and Social Responsibility Strategy.

  • Encouraging our staff to think about how their actions impact on people, sustainability and the environment.

Ethical Practices

We expect that all our employees perform their duties to the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all relevant legal principles. Integrity, trust and honesty are a core part of our values and we will always conduct our business in a competent, fair, impartial, and efficient way.


We are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports and respects all individuals and in which all recruitment processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship or other protected characteristic.

Modern Slavery Statement

We have a zero-tolerance approach to all forms of slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chain. We adapt our plans and ways of working to ensure that we continued to safeguard the fundamental rights and freedoms of those who work for us and with us.

Environment and Sustainability

The climate emergency is real and we are committed to reducing our impact. Consideration of the environment is foremost in our studio operations, practices, on-location work and travel.


These terms of use (together with the documents referred to within them) set out the terms on which you may use our website: (referred to henceforth as our “website"). Please read these terms of use carefully as you use our website, as these will apply to your use of our website. By using our website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our website.

Please also read these terms in conjunction with our other site policies (on this page) and in particular the Privacy policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we may have made as any such changes will be binding on you.

‍We may update our website from time to time and may change its content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

‍We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights‍

‍We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our website must always be acknowledged.

‍You must not use any part of the content on our website without our prior agreement. For any use for commercial purposes, you must obtain a licence to do so from us or our licensor(s).

If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

No reliance on information

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our website is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

You will indemnify us from your use of all contents, links and information from our website.

Limitation of liability

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use, our website or the use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


‍We do not guarantee that our Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

‍You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our website. You should use your own virus protection software.

‍You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

‍You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

‍Linking to our site‍

You may link to our webpages, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. Please email for any clarity on this.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our website in any website that is not owned by you. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Third party links and resources in our site

‍Where our website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over and cannot accept responsibility for the contents of any such third party sites or resources.


‍Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. These cookies allow us to distinguish your website activity from other users of our website, but operates on an anonymous basis so we do not personally know who you are. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website by providing us with feedback on website engagement, pages visited and buttons clicked.

‍If you continue to use our website we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies from our website. However, if you would prefer to change your cookie settings, you can do so at any time.

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