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Privacy Statement

Information on the privacy standards for this website


In order to respond to customers' needs, this website uses a statistical analysis service that helps us to understand what you find interesting and useful on our website. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to collect cookie information when you visit the site.

This website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server. Our log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited. This general information does not personally identify you and we will not collect or store any information about you except that required for system administration of the web server.

In addition, you can decline the cookies set by this website, by changing "cookie settings". However, depending on which cookies you decide to decline, this may affect the functionality and usability of this website.

Other websites linked from this site do not necessarily follow the same policies.

The Ministry of Defence and this website will process personal information provided by you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, for the purposes of processing enquiries, operating user accounts, collection of statistical and associated data, and related matters.

Registered user accounts

We ask you to provide a minimal amount of personal data to allows us to operate user accounts. The information below, is required only if you wish to register for a user account on this website.

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Email address
  • Organisation name
  • Telephone number

The details above are securely stored on our web server, and retained until the account is deactivated. If you wish to deactivate your account, please Contact Us.

Further information on your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998, can be found on the Information Commissioner's website.


Glossary

  • Cookie

Message given to a browser program by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to allow users to personalise their visit's, for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site.

  • IP address

Every machine connecting to the Internet has a four-number address (e.g. 146.9.80.88) which may or may not stay constant between sessions online. Many web users connect indirectly to the Internet via an intermediary (proxy) server

  • Log files

Every time our web site is accessed an entry is made in the web server's log file. This tells us broadly where an access is coming from, when it was made, which file was requested and whether the request was successful or not. It usually does not allow us to identify individual users. The data is used to assess usage levels and spot technical problems (such as broken pages or web server errors).

  • Web server

The machine which this website is physically located, which delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.


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