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Foundations of IT Law Programme: Module 7 - A to Z of Data Protection in the IT World

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Nothing on this site constitutes legal advice. Some of the material on this site may have been prepared some time ago. Specialist legal advice should be taken in relation to specific circumstances.

The contents of this site are for general information purposes only. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and we do not accept any liability for error or omission.

We shall not be liable for any damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of, or inability to use, this site or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.

The views expressed in the articles, reports, reviews and other contributions to this site including the magazine Computers and Law are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the officers, Council or any member of the Society for Computers and Law.

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You may print any page or download it to a local hard disk for your personal use only.

In material issued to third parties, you may quote from this site so long as you give due accreditation to the author and the Society for Computers and Law.

You may provide a link (but not a framed link) to this site from any other business information or business service web site, but not (save with our prior written agreement) in any way which gives the impression that we are associated with or have approved such other site. Apart from this you may not reproduce or store any part of this site on any other web site without our prior consent.

The above consents do not authorize you to incorporate any part of this site in any commercial document or in any material sold or otherwise made available for profit without our prior consent.

Privacy

Your personal information is only collected by this site as follows:

1.     SUBMISSIONS:  Personal information is collected when voluntarily submitted by you, for example, when you log into this site, when you change your profile or when you leave comments.

2.     TECHNICAL INFORMATION:  Certain information about your computer and internet connection is collected automatically, for example:

i.       your "IP address" which identifies your internet connection and may allow us to deduce information about you, such as your location and in some cases your name;

ii.     which ISP you use or, if you access this website from a work connection, who you work for; and

iii.   certain technical details about your internet browser and computer.

3.     COOKIES:  This website uses cookies. The word "COOKIES" is a common name for website tracking technologies.  For example, COOKIES allow us to recognise you, track your visit and if applicable to make sure that you stay logged into our site).  For more details of our use of COOKIES please see below.

What do you do with personal information?

We may use your SUBMISSIONS:

a.      as part of the content of the site.  For example, we make your comments, including your name, available to visitors to the site.  

b.     to your profile to keep our membership database up to date and to help provide the benefits of your membership (for example, mailing lists).  For further details, or to opt-out of mailing lists please email maddie.southorn@scl.org 

c.      to provide you with news and other information which you may have requested. Occasionally we may notify you about important changes to the site and new information or services which we think you may find valuable. If you do not wish to receive this information, please send an e-mail to maddie.southorn@scl.org 

We use your TECHNICAL INFORMATION to maintain and improve our website.  We may also use it to help prevent abuse of our website (for example, we may use TECHNICAL INFORMATION to help detect if multiple persons are using one member's username and password).

We use COOKIES as set out below.

How do you use cookies?

We use two different categories of COOKIES as follows:

·       "Strictly Necessary COOKIES"

These COOKIES are an essential part of our log in system and other interactive parts of our website.  They contain a "session ID" which is a unique number that identifies you to our site.  We use them to make sure that you stay logged into our website from page to page and can use our interactive features correctly.  Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like reading full articles or booking seminars, cannot be provided.  

These COOKIES are not shared with third parties other than our website developers as necessary for them to support and develop the site.

Unless you ask us to remember you from visit to visit (in which case we will use a COOKIE to do so), these COOKIES will automatically expire shortly after the end of your visit to our site.

·       "Performance COOKIES"

We also use COOKIES to track your visit, so that we can understand how many times our site is visited and how popular certain articles or pages are (i.e. the performance of our site).

For this we use a third party service called Google Analytics operated by Google, Inc.  Google Analytics sets COOKIES containing "tracking IDs" which are unique numbers that identify you to the Google Analytics servers (which may be based in multiple locations worldwide including the United States of America). 

Google Analytics collects performance data such as which pages you visit, the number of pages you visit, and how long you spend on our site.  Google Analytics also collects your TECHNICAL INFORMATION. Google Analytics does not store your personal data except incidentally in circumstances where your TECHNICAL INFORMATION is classified as personal data (for example when your IP address can easily be used to reveal your identify – possible in some cases but not others).  

Further information about Google Analytics' use of your data, including how to set your browser to refuse these COOKIES, can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

Certain Performance COOKIES will be saved on your computer for up to two years following your last visit, in order to recognise your visits from time to time.  

How do I disable cookies?

You can remove COOKIES at any time by clearing these COOKIES from your browser.  You can also set your browser to refuse to accept COOKIES. Refer to your browser's "Help" function for further details.

Further, in order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics code on this site to stop data being sent to the Google Analytics servers. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of this site in any other way.

The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is not provided by the Society for Computers & Law and its use is subject to Google, Inc.'s terms of use, however a link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided below for your convenience: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None

If you are interested in the topic of cookies more widely, our site contains several articles, news stories, blog posts and other information on this subject: http://www.scl.org/site.aspx?i=se0&s=cookies

How do you use my personal information?

We may transfer your name, position and other identifying details to the speakers, hosts and organisers of events, or CPD providers, if you sign up for an such events or CPD courses.  This information may also be displayed on a sign-in sheet at the event.

Except as set out above, any personal information received from you will be retained by us and will not be sold, transferred or otherwise disclosed to any third party, unless such disclosure is required by law or other court order. 

We may provide aggregate statistics about our users and traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

Access to personal information

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to request a copy of the information we hold about you. We may charge a fee for complying with this request.

If you become aware that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may request that we amend it. Any requests should be made in writing to us (see contact us for our contact details).

Business Relationships
This site contains links to other Web sites. Society for Computers and Law is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Will you disclose the information you collect to outside parties?
Any personal information received from you will be retained by us and will not be sold, transferred or otherwise disclosed to any third party, unless such disclosure is required by law or other court order.

We may provide aggregate statistics about our users and traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-parties, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

Access to personal information
In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to request a copy of the information we hold about you. We may charge a fee for complying with this request.

If you become aware that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may request that we amend it. Any requests should be made in writing to us (see contact us for our contact details).

This website
This website is operated by Society for Computers and Law but processing is carried out on our behalf by a third party which hosts our web site.

Changes to this statement
We reserve the right to change this statement at any time by posting revisions on the site. This privacy policy is not intended to, and does not, create any contractual or other legal rights.

Other terms of use
Whilst we endeavour to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, we will not be liable if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

By accessing any part of this site, you shall be deemed to have accepted these terms in full.

These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law.

 

 

 

 

 

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