Last Updated: 09/02/2016
Who Are We?
SCL.org is a website (“Site”) of the Society for Computers and Law. When we use the terms "We" "us", "our" or “SCL”, we refer to the Society for Computers and Law. More details about us can be found at
What is this document?
We process certain information about you when you visit our Site. Some of that information may enable you to be identifiable (“Personal Information”).
What Personal Information do we collect from you?
We collect Personal Information relevant to the activity you choose to undertake on our Site. This includes:
User and/or membership profile:
If you register for an account with our site, we will process and store personal information you submit to create and update that account.
Where you are or become a member of SCL, and provide Personal Information to us to maintain your membership record, this Personal Information will be automatically added to your account on this Site, as this account forms our authoritative record of your membership of SCL.
If you are a registered user of this Site but not a member of SCL, you may become a member of SCL by following the prompts on our Site or by contacting us. To reduce the risk of duplicate accounts we ask that you use the same email address for this Site and your membership registration.
Personal Information collected as part of your user and/or membership account may include:
If you choose to register for an event, we will process and store:
SCL does not process or store your credit or debit card details directly.
Comments and forums:
If you correspond with us, we will process and store:
We also collect some technical and statistical information about your use of our Site, including:
This technical and statistical information is typically anonymous (“Anonymous Data”) but may identify you in certain circumstances. Where it does, we treat it as Personal Information.
How do we use information collected from you?
As well as the obvious and direct uses of your Personal Information for the purposes noted above, your Personal Information is processed and stored in our membership administration database. This allows us to:
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Who do we share your Personal Information with?
We may share your Personal Information within SCL (i.e. our officers, staff, contractors and volunteers), and with our service providers, for example to service your requests or provide you with information.
As a membership organisation, we may share your Personal Information with other members where we believe it is in your legitimate interests to do so and does not have a detrimental effect upon you. For example, we might share your contact details with members who are organising events or collating material for our publications, if we believe that you might have an interest in speaking or attending such event or contributing to such publication. You may ask us not to do so by contacting us as set out below.
We may also share your Personal Information with other organisations or individuals when we have a good-faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to:
Where is your Personal Information stored and processed?
We will process and store your Personal Information in our membership database, email and office servers and equipment. We employ organisational and technical methods to protect your Personal Information.
We do not ordinarily transfer your Personal Information outside of the European Economic Area.
All connections to our Site are routed via a node (a “Cloudflare Node”) on our web application firewall provider CloudFlare Inc’s distributed network. This network allows us to deliver our Site to you more quickly, and to protect our server from direct access and attack.
If you use our Site outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), or if your connection is routed outside of the EEA, then you may connect to a CloudFlare Node outside of the EEA. If you are located inside the EEA, you will most likely connect to a Cloudflare Node that is also inside the EEA, although this is not guaranteed.
For more details about how CloudFlare Inc. may collect or use your Personal Information please refer to:
How long do we keep your Personal Information?
We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under registration number Z5938473.
SCL General Manager: Caroline Gould
Please be aware that in some cases we may not be able to process your request, for example, if it is technically impractical, risks the privacy of others, or causes a disproportionate burden on us.
However, we will do our best to respond promptly and comply with your requests.
We use website tracking technologies (commonly known as “Cookies”) as set out below.
We use three 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.
· "Security Cookies"
· "Performance Cookies"
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 technical information about your web browser, computer and internet connection (“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.
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: [Add search to Cookies tag]
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