Privacy and Cookies Policy

We take your privacy seriously.  We will only use the personal information which we collect about you if you have provided opt-in consent. We will ensure that all such information is processed fairly and lawfully, in accordance with our obligations and your rights under current UK legislation including, but not limited to, the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), and the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR) 2003.

We take appropriate security measures based on the sensitivity of the information held and will not hold information on our systems longer than is necessary to meet the purpose for which the information was obtained.

For the purposes of the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation, the Data Controller is Quantics Consulting Limited (SC233938) having a registered office at 19 Canning Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EG, herein known as ‘Quantics’ or ‘we’. The following statement describes our practices in relation to data collection and use, as well as your rights as a data subject when visiting the Quantics website and forum.

Any changes we may make to this privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Information We Collect

Quantics relies on freely given opt-in consent for the processing of personal data. Personal data includes any information we collect about you, provided by you when you register with our website or access our forum. This may include your name, employer, job title, employer’s address, contact details, associated contacts and products or services which you have purchased from us, together with some information about your technical and scientific interests. If you contact us, Quantics may keep a record of that correspondence.

Details of your visits to our website may be automatically collected, these include traffic data, information about the devices and platforms you access the website through including IP details, location data, and the resources that you access. These records may be associated with the information described in the paragraph above.

We will not collect sensitive personal information about you without your explicit consent.

We will never sell your information to a third party.

Information we use

The information collected by Quantics is held in line with UK GDPR standards. We collect information with your consent and for legitimate business purposes, such as serving you as a customer. We use the information collected to provide and personalise services both on-line and off-line. We do not anticipate that these purposes are likely to cause objection or complaint.

The information we collect will be used: to notify subscribers when new content (such as a blog) is available, to inform customers and interest parties about product updates and releases, and to analyse trends that will help us to understand and improve marketing and web services.

Other uses may include dealing with your enquiries, conducting quality assurance, and/or training staff. It may also include using your information for the purposes of negotiating product sales and administering warranty services.

We may use the information you submit for development, marketing and promotional purposes. For example, providing you with promotional offers and/or information about products and services by e-mail, telephone or post. If you have downloaded a QuBAS trial, we may contact you to offer support, gain feedback for development or pursue a legitimate business interest in marketing the product. If, at any time, you would like to opt-out of receiving marketing and promotional material from us, you can simply complete and submit the opt-out form at the bottom of our privacy policy.

Security and Retention

The information Quantics collect is retained for as long as it is considered to be potentially useful or required for legal purposes, given we have not received any objections to retention or processing by you, the data subject. Individuals whose data is maintained in our marketing and sales databases will have the option to ‘opt-out’ or unsubscribe from communications of that nature at any time. This will result in an automated process of the data subject’s details being added to a suppression list without modification of the contents of those records. For more information about objections, erasure and unsubscribing please read the section below discussing your rights.

We retain the personal information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, which is protected from unauthorised access.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

The Quantics website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of partner networks, and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Information we hold may be transferred internationally during the use of third-party processors. Transfers and retention of this data are secured by the encryption services of these third-party processors; for particulars, please see below.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, the security of your data during transmitted to our site cannot be guaranteed; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features and all reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorised access. In the event we become aware that any data has been subject to unauthorised access which may adversely impact you, you will be promptly notified.

Our website is not intended for or targeted at children under 13, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information related to children under 13. If you believe that we have collected any information related to a child, please notify us at the address given below that we may delete this information.

Disclosure of your information

The information Quantics collects may be shared with and processed by the third parties named. These third parties provide services to us. We ensure service providers are also compliant with relevant regulations.

In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets to the extent necessary for them to understand the nature of our operations and the customers that we collaborate with. If Quantics Consulting Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.

Quantics reserve the right to use or disclose your personal information if required by law, or if we reasonably believe that such actions are necessary to protect our rights, your safety, or the safety of others. Your information will be shared if Quantics are under a duty to disclose your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation; or in order to enforce or apply our Website Terms and Conditions or Terms and Conditions of Supply and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Quantics Consulting Limited, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

3rd party Processors

Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and HubSpot.


Quantics may take advantage of the following Google Analytics features: Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration, or Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. Using the Google Ads Settings, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Quantics make use of Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise online. Third-party vendors, including Google, may show our ads on sites across the Internet.

Quantics and third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to a website.

Quantics make use of Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting using Google’s 3rd-party audience data (such as age, gender, and interests) with Google Analytics.

Facebook and Instagram:

Facebook and Instagram provide Quantics with certain features and tools (e.g. pixels, SDKs and APIs) that we could add to our website to allow us to send data about actions that people take on our website (“Event Data”) to Facebook to track conversions (“Conversion Tracking”), to create custom audiences of people who have visited their website (“Custom Audiences from your Website”). To read more about Terms for Conversion Tracking, Custom Audiences from Your Website, and Custom Audiences from Your Mobile App:


Quantics use HubSpot to help us analyse and understand Website traffic and user experiences. Some content that appears on this Website is hosted by HubSpot and may use cookies. HubSpot uses persistent cookies to recognize return visitors. HubSpot will act as a data processor for the information you provide in registering to Quantics website, but it does not have access to any sensitive personal data. Read HubSpot’s privacy policy here:


LinkedIn provide Quantics with certain features and tools (e.g. pixels, SDKs and APIs) that we could add to the website to allow us to send data about actions that people take on our website (“Event Data”) to Facebook to track conversions (“Conversion Tracking”), to create custom audiences of people who have visited the website (“Custom Audiences from your Website”). To read more about Terms for Conversion Tracking, Custom Audiences from Websites, and Custom Audiences from Mobile Apps:


Quantics may use Twitter’s universal website tag, conversion tracking and tailored audiences’ products. Quantics and third parties collect user data through application for purposes of conversion tracking and serving ads targeted to users’ interests. Quantics does not select targeting criteria that could reveal sensitive information about users and don’t subject users to advertising that isn’t relevant to our brand.

You as a user can opt out of interest-based advertising through ‘Do Not Track’ functionality in your web browser or through such other methods that Twitter may specify here:

Use of cookies

A cookie is a text file that a website transfers to your device so that the website can remember information. Cookies only record those areas of a website that have been visited by your computer and for how long.

Our Website uses the two types of cookies.

Session Cookies –temporary cookies which are deleted when the browser closes, these allow you to carry information across the pages of the Website.

Persistent Cookies – these remain on your device until they expire or are deleted from your cache.

You will be prompted to manage your cookie settings on your first visit to the webpage and will always have the ability to manage cookies by modifying the setting of your browser. If you would like to do this, please see the help menu of your browser. You may not be able to use all the interactive features of our website if cookies are disabled.

Cookies set by our Website include:

PHPSESSID 0 days Functional Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, for example maintaining a logged-in status between pages.
test_cookie 0 days Functional This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to determine if the website visitor’s browser supports cookies.
li_gc 179 days Functional Used to store guest consent to the use of cookies for non-essential purposes
__cf_bm 0 days Functional Bot detection Used by  LinkedIn, supporting Cloudflare Bot Management
AnalyticsSyncHistory 29 days Functional Used to store information about the time a sync with the lms_analytics cookie took place for users in the Designated Countries
_gid 1 day Analytics ID used to identify users for 24 hours after last activity. Installed by Google Analytics; used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the website performs. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages visited in an anonymous form.
_gat 0 days Analytics Used to monitor number of Google Analytics server requests when using Google Tag Manager.
_ga 729 days Analytics Installed by Google Analytics; used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously assigning a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
ln_or 0 days Analytics Used to determine if Oribi analytics can be carried out on a specific domain
_fbp 89 days Marketing Set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook, or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
_gcl_au 89 days Marketing Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.
li_sugr 89 days Marketing Used to make a probabilistic match of a user’s identity outside the Designated Countries
bcookie 364 days Marketing Used by LinkedIn to track the use of embedded services.
lidc 0 days Marketing Used by  LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
UserMatchHistory 29 days Marketing These cookies are set by LinkedIn for advertising purposes, including: tracking visitors so that more relevant ads can be presented, allowing users to use the ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ or the ‘Sign-in with LinkedIn’ functions, collecting information about how visitors use the site, etc.
bscookie 364 days Marketing Used by LinkedIn to track the use of embedded services.

Your Rights As a Data Subject

The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

The right to be informed

You have the right to be informed about the information Quantics collect and how it is used, this is described in the above policy.

The right of access

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that Quantics holds about you. Please address any requests to Quantics Consulting Limited at the contact address set out at the bottom of this policy.

The right to rectification

Where you have made Quantics aware that the information that they hold about you is inaccurate or not up to date, we will update that information.

The right to erasure

You have the right to have your personal data erased in certain circumstances. Please address any requests to Quantics Consulting Limited at the contact address set out at the bottom of this policy.

The right to restrict processing

You have the right to request restricted use of your data in certain circumstances. If you feel that your data is being used for purposes it is not required for, but there are legitimate purposes to our holding your data, you can request that the purposes are restricted. Please address any requests to Quantics Consulting Limited at the contact address set out at the bottom of this policy.

The right to data portability

You have the right to request a copy of the data Quantics holds in a commonly used, machine readable format. Please address any requests to Quantics Consulting Limited at the contact address set out at the bottom of this policy.

The right to object

You have the right to object to the use of your data in certain circumstances. Please address any objections to Quantics Consulting Limited at the contact address set out at the bottom of this policy, or simply, unsubscribe.

Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

Automated individual decision-making is a decision made without any human involvement. Quantics does not engage in automated decision making and your data will not be used in this manner.

Contact Quantics

If you have any questions about privacy, or wish to exercise any of your rights as a data subject, please write to:

Andy Rust

Quantics Consulting Limited

Exchange Tower,

19 Canning Street,