Because online privacy and the protection of personal information are issues of increasing concern to internet users, we make every effort to ensure that your use of our website is secure and non-intrusive. The following questions and answers should help you to understand what information we collect about you and how it is used...
- What information do we collect?
We collect two kinds of information about our users:
Non-personal information such as IP address (the location of the computer on the internet), pages accessed and files downloaded. This helps us to determine how many individuals use our site, how many people visit on a regular basis, which pages are most popular, and which pages are least popular. This information doesn't tell us anything about who you are or where you live; it simply allows us to monitor and improve our service.
Personal information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc. We collect this information only in connection with specific activities, such as information requests, feedback, etc. You don't have to disclose any of this information to use the site.
- What happens to personal information collected?
Personal information submitted through the forms on our site is transmitted to our database, where it is stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act and your wishes. It is then used to fulfil the requests.
- How is the information used?
As well as using personal information to fulfil requests, we also like to keep our supporters informed about Exosect activities. We don't sell or rent personal information to any other organisation. If you do not wish to receive further email please let us know by e-mail. We will always respect your privacy and any personal communication between you and ourselves. We will always comply with any data protection legislation currently in force.
- How secure is information submitted through the website?
While we can't provide a 100-per-cent guarantee that personal information submitted through our website cannot be lost or fall into the wrong hands, we make every effort to ensure that all stages of our data transfer and storage processes are as secure as possible.
Cookies are small pieces of information stored on a user's computer that enable websites to recognise individual visitors (more accurately, individual computers). Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, such as providing personalised pages, but at present, we use them only to work out how many people visit our site. Cookies cannot cause harm to your computer.
The Data Protection Act
Any personal information submitted via the Exosect website is treated in accordance with The Data Protection Act (1998). Among other things, this means that you have the right to advise us at any time if you no longer wish to receive mailings from us. It also gives you the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold on you.
To find out more about your entitlements under this legislation, visit the Information Commissioner's website or read the Act online.