For the purposes of the Data Protection Act the data controller of information submitted other than via the Wiki is Imagination.
1. Information we collect
Every time you visit a web page, you send a lot of information to the web server. Most web servers routinely maintain access logs with a portion of this information, which can be used to get an overall picture of what pages are popular, what other sites link to this one, and what web browsers people are using. It is not the intention of Imagination or Ford to gather such information from you.
When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to post your comments to the blog and deal with any communications arising from such comments, to process your inquiries, to respond to your requests and to improve our services (“User Communications”).
2. How we use your information
Aggregate non-personal information is essentially information that is recorded about users and collected into groups so that it no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user.
Log information and aggregate non-personal information may be examined by our developers in the course of solving technical problems or preventing abuse of the site.
We may use non-personal information in aggregate form to make our site better and more responsive to the needs of our visitors. This statistical compilation of non-identifiable information may also be used by us or Ford or provided to others for marketing, advertising or research purposes.
It is our policy that personally identifiable data collected through information that you may have provided to our Blog, or other communications to us or that we may have received from our Service Providers, may be released by us in the following situations:
• In response to a valid court order or other compulsory request from law enforcement
• With permission of the affected user
• To Ford or third parties when necessary for investigation of abuse complaints.
• Where the information pertains to page views generated by a spider or bot and its dissemination is necessary to illustrate or resolve technical issues.
• Where the user has been vandalising articles or persistently behaving in a disruptive way, data may be released to assist in the targeting of IP blocks, or to assist in the formulation of a complaint to relevant Internet Service Providers.
• Where it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of the Site, its users or the public.
Our policy does not permit public distribution of such information under any circumstances, except as described above.
3. Links & Affiliated Sites
A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
When you visit our site, we will not send you any cookies. However, our Service Providers may send cookies and again you should check their privacy policies.
You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. (Each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences).
5. Information security
The data that we collect is spread is stored in the U.K. but may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the UK who work for one of our Service Providers. By submitting any personal data you agree to this transfer, storage and processing.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to personal information to our employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. However, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of data provided to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.
6. Questions, Suggestions and Compliance
We regularly review our compliance with this Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Policy or our treatment of personal information by emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is our policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between us and an individual.
We may amend this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.