Privacy Policy

1.    Privacy & Cookie Policy

1.1.Use of cookies by the OHE
Cookies are small data files transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide us with details of how our website is used.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

More information

ShareThis

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​Used for Add This sharing feature to allow for easy access to adding a site as a favourite.

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Google Analytics

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​Used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

www.google.com

 

 

 

site Session Cookies

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Used to ​register user interaction.

​This site also uses randomly generated numbers as session cookies that inform the site that you are still active during your session. These will be deleted when you log off and in no way personally identify you.

 

1.2. Cookies and IP addresses 

OHE may collect information about your computer, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration.  This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

When you use the site, certain information is automatically collected relating to that use. For example, we may use cookies, “clear GIFs” (a/k/a “web beacons,” or “pixel tags”), or similar technologies to retain information about you and your use of the site. 

Cookies are small data files transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide us with details of how our website is used.  Cookies often include an anonymous unique identifier and track and store your user preferences while using the site as well as technical information about your use of the site. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate.

Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie.  It is also possible to set your browser to reject certain types of cookies or cookies generally. If you set your browser to reject our cookies, then you will still be able to use the site, but full access to some portions may not be possible. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org

This site uses Google Analytics. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including, among other items, the number of visitors to the site, the time that you visited the site, whether you have been to the site before and what site referred you to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

We also may use clear GIFs or similar technologies to enable us to know whether you have visited a particular web page, viewed content or received a message.  A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a web page or in an email or other type of content or message, that is retrieved from a remote site on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a web page, content or message.

You cannot opt out or refuse clear GIFs.  However, where they are used in conjunction with cookies (for example, to gain an understanding of how you navigate through and process the content contained in the site), they can be made ineffective by either opting out of cookies or by changing the cookie settings in your browser (see above).

We automatically collect data about your Internet address when you use the site. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address or IP address, is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer or device by your Internet service provider or carrier whenever you are online.  If you access the site from a mobile or other device, your unique device identifier assigned to that device or other transactional information for that device may also be collected.  We may also record the web page from which you linked to the site (for example, another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on the site; the website you visit after the site; and/or other information about the type of web browser, computer, device, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on the site or a referral site; and other usage activity and data logged by us.  We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our servers and to operate the site.  We may also use such information to gather broad demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet service provider or carrier.

By using the site, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies as described above. However, as required by law, we will offer you the ability to opt-in to receiving non-essential cookies.
The following types of cookies are used on the site:

  • Session Cookies. A session cookie contains no personally identifiable information and only lasts until you end your session and leave the site.  These cookies contain technical information, which is used in a variety of ways to enhance your user experience.
  • Persistent or Login Session Cookies. When you log into a restricted area, OHE may set a cookie on your PC to remember your login details. This can be used for your convenience so that, on subsequent visits, you are not required to provide the entire login information again. This cookie will remain on your computer indefinitely, even after you leave the site, unless you manually remove the cookie.

By using the site, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies as described above. However, we will offer you the ability to opt-in to receiving non-essential cookies.

2. Personal Data Policy
2.1. User-provided data

We ask you to provide us with certain personal information when you register to view, download or purchase our publications and other materials on the site or when you register online for an OHE event. This personal information includes any or all of the following: your name, position, organisation, business address, email address, telephone number, and any other data directly related to our providing the service to you.

If you contact us via any of the contact pages, or an events registration page, we may keep a record of that correspondence. In addition, you may submit personal data when you send a message via any contact page or when you choose to comment on or register to receive e-mail feeds from the OHE News section of the site.

We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

2.2. Use of your personal data
We may use your personal data and site usage information collected as described above to:

  • Process orders placed with the OHE for its publications or to access materials on the site
  • Process your registration for an OHE event
  • Where you have opted in when registering with OHE, to send you information about marketing, advertising and promotions and to notify you of events, workshops and training sessions that we believe may be of interest to you. If you would prefer not to receive this information please email us at info@ohe.org.
  • Contact you to resolve any queries in relation to any comments uploaded to the site or provide you with any documentation relevant to your comments submitted or use of the site
  • Analyse use and users of the site
  • Seek feedback on any service provided
  • Ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer

2.3. Sharing your personal data
Processing personal data for the above purposes may entail sharing the information with employees, contractors, agents and professional advisers of OHE. We may disclose or share your personal data where we are under a legal obligation to do so, or in order to enforce or apply these Terms and Conditions of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of OHE customers. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Save as provided for in this policy or required by law, OHE does not sell, lease or share your personal information with third parties unrelated to it, unless you have given your express consent.

2.4. Storage of personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers, files or paper files (e.g. files of faxed orders). Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

2.5. Your rights 
The Act gives you the right to access personal data held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

3. Variations to this policy
We may revise this policy at any time by amending this page. Your continued use of the site constitutes your acceptance of any such revised terms.  Some of the provisions contained in this policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site. If you do not agree to, or cannot comply with, any revised policy, you must stop using the site.

4. Jurisdiction and applicable law
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law.

5. Your concerns
If you have any concerns about material that appears on our site, please contact info@ohe.org.

Effective Date: October 2014