Web Site Privacy Statement

This statement applies to all users who access the website for Cambridge Studies LTD

General

This website makes some use of data that only indirectly identifies users. We take great care with practices that affect personal privacy. As a general rule, we do not collect or record data that directly identifies users.

Data Collection

Data that indirectly identifies users is gathered during interactions with the Cambridge Studies LTD website in the following circumstances:

Computer information

It is necessary that your web browser provides your machine’s network address, so the web server can address its replies back to the correct machine. In addition, the browser type and operating system information may be recorded.

Navigation and click-stream Data

Browsing any website generates a trail of pages visited, the amount of data transferred and the time of access. This information is recorded against the network address supplied by your web browser.

Electronic mail

It is a necessary part of electronic mail that a sender and receiver address is supplied. These are recorded as well as a message identifier, amount of data and the time. The address you supply as sender is only a pseudonym and may possibly bear no relation to your real name, so is not considered as directly identifying you.

Data storage, retention, use and disclosure

The data referred to above is generated by the systems you are accessing, and stored in system logs. These logs are preserved and archived for possible future use.

The data is used by the Cambridge Studies LTD website software, and by our support staff, only for:

  • Website and systems administration, including monitoring as a security measure
  • Customisation of the website to meet your needs
  • Evaluation, research and development

The data collected will not be disclosed to a third party except where it is legally required, such as in the investigation of a criminal offence.

Cookies

A cookie is a very small text file placed onto your computer when you visit a website. A cookie can be ‘persistent’ (meaning that it is written to a permanent file on your hard disk) or ’session-only’ (in which case the cookie is deleted at the end of your browsing session).

Cookies are not generally used on this site. The exception to this is the search facility, which has been built to use only temporary ’session ID’ cookies. One cookie is created at the beginning of the user’s search session and discarded at its conclusion. The cookie is not used to collect or store any information about the user, only to allocate a temporary identifier to the search session. Without such a session ID, the user would lose the entire search context each time a new web page is visited during a search session e.g. by viewing a document retrieved by a search. If cookies are disabled, the search program could not provide more than a very basic functionality – far less than is expected by our users.

Links to other sites

This site contains links to other sites. Cambridge Studies LTD is not responsible for the privacy practice or the content of such websites.

Accountability

Cambridge Studies LTD staff comply with information privacy principles.

 
 
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