At BBN Ltd we take privacy very seriously. Throughout the data collection process, all necessary steps are taken to ensure that data is used only according to the purposes that BBN Ltd has clearly stated.
Information is collected from the User on registration, or when contributions are made or certain features of the site used. It is collected primarily so that BBN ltd can both personalise the use of the site for Users and to assist in provision of its services.
Information is also collected so that BBN ltd may send Users further information about the site, related products or services, details of other BBN ltd products or services or those of third parties. The site allows the User to choose which of these will be relevant. BBN ltd will only pass information about Users (as an individual as opposed to aggregate information – as explained in clause 10) to third parties with Users’ consent or otherwise set out in this policy.
Users can amend information provided at any time by accessing User details.
All User information is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”). The Act requires BBN ltd to be registered as a Data Controller. Further details of the registration are available at http://www.dpr.gov.uk/
Users can access the data held on them by contacting BBN ltd in writing or by e-mail, subject to a nominal charge of £10, as authorised by the Act, to cover administration costs.
Users’ details may be transferred to another BBN ltd company or to the new owner if ownership of BBN ltd changes.
Whenever a User requests a page, username, IP address, browser and version and operating system are stored in a log file. This information is only used for statistical purposes to help improve this site and provide accurate statistics in the form of aggregated data.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us to make improvements. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors, where they have come to the site from and the pages they visited.||Google Analytics’ privacy statement|
|AddThis Analytics||__atuvc||Cookie from “AddThis” sharing plug-in, this provides analytics to help website owners better understand their visitors. For example, we use a randomly generated ID assigned to each web browser to tell a website publisher how many people are sharing content. We also use aggregate browsing data to tell a website publisher whether the people most likely to share their content with their friends, for example, are sports fans.||AddThis privacy statement|
|.NET||ASP.NET_SessionId||Session cookie sent to the web browser. Used when you open the browser and then go to a website that implements ASP.NET session state. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.|