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Business Requirements Analysis consultancy to blue chip companies

Privacy Policy

Web Sites

We operate the following websites and this privacy policy applies equally to each of them.

We never sell your personal information to third parties.

To us, Private means Private...

We do not rent, sell, share or disclose your information to any third parties, except when we have to provide details to vendors for the fulfillment of your order, and then only enough to complete the order.

The only exception to this are Cookies, Web Beacons and DoubleClick DART cookies as part of advertisments placed on our sites (see below).

Information Gathered

Crocus Information Ltd gathers information for one purpose! That is to offer you the use of our excellent services, easily and efficiently.

When you buy things from us, we will ask you for details such as name, address and contact e-mail, so we can give you the attention and service you deserve as a customer of ours. We will also ask for this information when you are inputting an enquiry. Of course you only need give us the minimum to answer that enquiry.

We use your IP address (see below for a definition) in compiling our web site statistics, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site.

Security & Ordering On-Line

Your security is our topmost priority and we take every step to maintain the security of any personal or contact information you may supply. We have chosen PayPal to manage our payment processing so you can rest assured your credit card details will be safe. Your credit card details are never transmitted to us, only to them.


We adhere to a strict opt-in policy. You will never be contacted by us, unless you specifically opt-in by contacting us first, either by making an enquiry or buying one of our products. At any time you can request to be removed from future correspondence. All you have to do is contact us with your request and we will do the rest, confirming by email your removal.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, email customer services

IP address

An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer. Web servers (the internet computers that "deliver" web pages to your computer), must identify your computer by its IP address. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that your session will be logged by our server, but you remain anonymous to us by this means.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or BT), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We use third party advertisements to support our sites. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing hotel ads to someone who frequents holiday sites).

DoubleClick DART cookies

We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google's DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (interest based targeting). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (for example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Devon, you may see Devon hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses non personally identifiable information. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Other Services...

For students and junior business analysts

You'll want to read through our Requirements Analysis and Specification briefing study and / or our Acme Fashion Supplies case study if you are:

  • studying for a computing degree
  • a business studies student
  • starting out as a business analyst / systems analyst

Accessories store for Freelancers

We've found nowhere dedicated to accessories for business analysts, project managers or other business-facing roles in our industry so, seeing the requirement, we've now opened our own store under our HightonRidley brand.

Drawn from the thousands of designer stores on Zazzle, these accessories include tie clips, cuff links, ties, wallets, watches, business card templates and much more, many with custom placeholder monograms. Elegant and leaning to the formal, these will help you establish your unique brand in the eyes of the client.

There are sections for women and men, all with designs you can personalize.

Just for business analysts

You can present an even more professional image when you're on client site - each of these Business Analyst Essentials are easily personalized with your details and a few contain the 16 Golden Rules of business analysis.

Click the image to see the full collection:

Client-site Business Analyst Essentials

If you like, you can easily change the colour when you get there by clicking 'customize'.