Your privacy and the security of your personal data are very important to AREF.  AREF wants you to be as comfortable as possible visiting this website.  AREF is dedicated to protecting the privacy of those who for example visit the website, ask questions and/or access the members only areas of the website. We may amend this privacy statement from time to time. Please read this privacy statement on a regular basis.

Your acceptance of these Privacy Statement terms state:

By using the AREF website network or any AREF service, you unconditionally agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement.

Web site usage:

AREF collects some information on its Website through the use of 'cookies'.  To find out how we use them, see Cookie Notice below.


AREF shall use the personal data which members have provided to give access to the members only area of the website and send you information which we think you may find interesting e.g. on our training seminars, conferences or services. If you do not - or no longer - wish to receive such information you can opt out by contacting us  In addition, you can request AREF to correct, supplement, delete or block personal data that AREF holds on you if those personal data are factually inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant to the purpose or purposes of the processing, or are being processed in any other way which infringes any legal provision. The request shall contain the modifications that you request AREF to make.

Log files/IP addresses:

When you visit the AREF website, we automatically log your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet) which is automatically recognised by our web servers.  We use IP addresses to help us administer our Web Sites and to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use.  We may also use your IP address in co-operation with your Internet Provider to identify you if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our terms and conditions or to protect our service, Sites, users or others.

Cookie Notice:

Why are cookies essential to how customers use the AREF Websites?

This website, along with most other major websites, uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to the cookie file on your computer's hard disk. Cookies enable users to navigate around websites and (where appropriate) enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of visitors who have accessed the Site and help us improve the user experience. Without cookies enabled we cannot guarantee that the website and your experience whilst visiting are as we intended it to be.  None of the cookies used on our websites collect personally identifiable information about you.

At AREF we use cookies in the following ways:

  • We use cookies within our site to protect our members and prevent fraudulent activity. If you are a member without cookies enabled you will not be able to access Restricted information that is available to our members.
  • To track how visitors reach our site and the path they take through it to help us improve our service to you. For example, we use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. Find out more about how these cookies are used on the Google Privacy site.
  • To monitor and manage our Website traffic.

How to control and delete cookies

AREF will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your handset manual.


Please e-mail any questions, concerns or comments you have about our Privacy Statement to or write to us at: Second Floor, Camomile Court, 23 Camomile Street, London, EC3A 7LL.