How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when MERiFIC collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:
- visitors to our websites
- people who use our services, eg who subscribe to our newsletter or request a publication from us
Visitors to our websites
When someone visits www.merific.eu we collect standard Internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.
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.
You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.
Cookies we use
_icl_current_language – used to store the language you are browsing the site with so you do not have to keep changing your language setting. This lasts for one day.
wp-settings-2, wp-settings-time-2 – used by the website software we use to help manage site pages. This cookie expires when you close your browser.
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz – these cookies from Google Analytics 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 the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Overview of privacy at Google.
Changing your cookie settings
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Collecting your data
MERiFIC is run by Cornwall Council. If you send information to us, your data is being collected by Cornwall Council. We will use your data to help process any enquiry you make.
If you send data using forms on our website, your data will be stored temporarily on a server within the EU, before being downloaded to MERiFIC. We may take backups of this data and store these on a server in the EU.
Data Protection Policy Statement
Cornwall Council regards the lawful and correct treatment of personal information as very important to successful operations and to maintaining the confidence of those with whom we deal. We will always do our utmost to ensure that our organisation treats personal information lawfully and correctly. To this end we fully endorse and adhere to the Principles of Data Protection as enumerated in the Data Protection Act 1998.
Links to other websites
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites.
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 24 August 2011.
How to contact us
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