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Privacy policy

This statement sets out our policy for the use and holding of personal information that is provided by you in this site's form.

By providing personal information on this form you are indicating your consent to our obtaining personal information from you and to the holding and use of the personal information that is provided by or obtained from you in accordance with this policy.

The personal information that is provided by or obtained from you is used and/or held by us for maintaining our records and in order that we can communicate with you in the manner requested by you in accordance with this policy. We will not disclose any of the personal information provided in the form unless you have authorised us to so do, or if we are required to do so by law.

If you wish to change, update or remove all or any of your personal information from our database you should contact us at alumnet@paconsulting.com, or telephone +44 207 798 2626.

Visitors to PA Alumnet

During any visit to PA Alumnet our server downloads the pages you wish to see along with something called a 'cookie' to your computer (see below). Cookies enable the Web site publisher to do handy things such as find out whether the user has previously visited the site. This happens on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie deposited there on the previous visit.

Cookies will not identify the user of a computer and can record only what areas of a site a computer has been used to visit. Anyone can set his or her computer so that cookies are not downloaded from the Web site server, but most people are aware of cookies and do not block them out. If you object to PA Consulting Group, or anyone else, using cookies you should set your computer to block them. Please note that if you do not block the use of cookies, your consent to the recording of the above information by PA Alumnet will be implied.

Cookie policy

Cookies are stored in your Web browser and identify your computer to our server. They also allow us to record how frequently you visit the site and the areas you navigate within it. You can check the cookie in your browser to ensure that the information record is correct.

First party cookies used on paalumnet.com

Cookie Name Description More information

Session Token: This is a simple token used by the web server to identify your unique session on the website. Typically used to maintain the integrity of your session while navigating between pages. It is set by the Microsoft.Net service.

Learn more about this cookie


Google Analytics:
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.
We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
The information generated by this cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to Google.

Learn more about Google Analytics privacy
Learn how to opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites






Load Balancer: This cookie is used by PA Consulting's load balancer to identify the server that is active for your request on our cluster. Its purpose is to improve the performance of the website.



Registration cookie: used to indicate that the visitor wishes his browser to remember his log-in details. These details are not recorded by the website.


How to refuse the use of cookies

Opting out of cookies set by our traffic management software

Other opt-out options

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings will typically be found in the 'options' or 'preferences' menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following link may be helpful, otherwise you should use the 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

Follow the following link for instructions on removing cookies from your particular browser

Useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:

Personal information

PA Consulting Group will always ask for your consent to PA Alumnet holding your personal details. These details will automatically be checked against the data contained within your cookie. To ensure that we have the exact information, when you submit personal information to us, we suggest that you look through the cookies in your computer to make sure that it is correct. Once your personal details are held on the database you are covered by law (Data Protection Act 1998) to get access to change or delete any information on you held by us.

What we collect

We will keep a record of your details (this also applies to people who visit our site who are under the age of 18). If you sign up to newsletters your details will not be passed on to third parties. On this site, you can order product or services, make requests, and register to receive materials. The types of personal information collected on these pages are name, contact, employment and address information.

How we use it

PA Consulting Group uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with a better service. Specifically, we use your information to communicate back to you, to update you on services and benefits, and to personalize our sites for you.

PA Consulting Group will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others unless we have your permission or are required by law. If you do not want to receive e-mails or general correspondence from us you can stop them by simply amending your details/requirements on the Directory information page.