Privacy Policy

Updated: July 2020

Your privacy is very important to us.

At Near-Life™, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our sites.

Near-Life™ is the trading name of Digital Training Solutions Ltd (“DTS”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”). We operate several websites including,, and It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect about you while operating Our websites. This Privacy Policy relates to this website only: (the “Site”), to view the Privacy Policy of other Near-Life™ operated websites, please visit those websites.

The Site may contain links to other web sites not operated or controlled by Us. The policies and procedures described here do not apply to web sites or other services that We do not operate or control. Links from our Site do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed those websites or other services. We suggest contacting those services directly for information on their privacy policies.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Near-Life™ 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. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Our visitors use the Site. From time to time, We may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of the Site.

Near-Life™ also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Our blogs. Near-Life™ only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that We use and disclose personally-identifying information as described below, except that, where applicable, blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the Site choose to interact with Us 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, We ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive updates via email, We collect their emails. In each case, We collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Us. Near-Life™ does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Near-Life™ may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to the Site. For instance, Near-Life™ may monitor the most popular pages on the Site or use spam screened by our servers to help identify spam. Near-Life™ may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Near-Life™ does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Near-Life™ discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of Our employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Near-Life™’s behalf or to provide services available on the Site, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organisations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Site, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Near-Life™ will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to Our employees, contractors and affiliated organisations, as described above, Near-Life™ discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Near-Life™ believes, in good faith, that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Near-Life™, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the Site and have supplied your email address, Near-Life™ may occasionally 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 Near-Life™and Our products. We primarily use Our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send Us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Near-Life™ takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Additional Rights, Rules, And Provisions For European Economic Area Users

If you are the resident of a country in the EEA, you may have additional privacy rights available to you under applicable laws. We will process your requests in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

  • Right not to provide or withdraw consent: you have the right not to provide or withdraw your consent at any time.
  • Right of access: you may have the right to access the Personal Data that you provided Near-Life™.
  • Right of erasure: you may have the right to the erasure of Personal Data that Near-Life™ holds about you.
  • Right to object to processing: you may have the right to request that Near-Life™ stop processing your Personal Data and/or to stop sending you marketing communications.
  • Right to rectification: you may have the right to require Near-Life™ to correct any of your Personal Data.
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you feel the above conditions aren’t being met.
  • To make such requests regarding your personal data, please email with the term “privacy” in the subject line.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Near-Life™ uses cookies to help Us identify and track visitors, their usage of the Site, and their website access preferences. Near-Life™ visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Site, with the drawback that certain features of the Site may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Near-Life™, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Near-Life™ goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Near-Life™ may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of Our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognise your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Near-Life™ and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Near-Life™ may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Our sole discretion. Near-Life™ encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact us

Please contact Us if you have questions or wish to take any action with respect to information to which this Privacy Policy applies. Questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be submitted to Near-Life™, Institute of Management, University of Bolton, Great Moor Street, Bolton, BL1 1NJ or via

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee all aspects of our privacy and data security policies. If you would like to contact our Data Protection Officer, please send an email to

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