Privacy and cookie notice
Visitor data collected by OCVC
When you access our web pages, the visitor information and the essential and nonessential technical information listed below is automatically collected - we refer to those categories collectively as "access" information. No other information is collected through the web site except when you deliberately decide to send it to us (for example, by clicking on a link to send us an e-mail). The information you might choose to send us is listed below as "optional information."
Automatically collected access information
- Visitor information: the Internet domain, registered company (if applicable), GeoIP information, and Internet address of the computer you are using.
- Essential technical information: identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using; and the date and time of access.
- Nonessential technical information: the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our web site, and the "cookie information" described below.
- When you send us an e-mail: your name, e-mail address, and the content of your e-mail.
- When responding to online forms or polls or other questions or comment in a blog: Any Information entered into these forms, polls, questions or blog comment fields
The way we use information
Visitor information is used to route the requested web page to your computer for viewing. In theory, the requested web page and the routing information could be discerned by other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to you. We do not control the privacy practices of those entities. Essential and nonessential technical information helps us respond to your request in an appropriate format (or in a personalized manner) and helps us plan web site improvements. Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs, and also allows us to plan web site improvements. We may use incomplete optional information you have provided to contact you for the purpose of offering additional assistance.
We use information you provide about yourself to complete your specific request. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that request. Similarly, we use the information you provide about someone else when making a request only to complete that request. Again, we do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that request.
Finally, we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without a clear notice on the particular site and without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
The web site uses "cookies," a small data file transferred by a web site to your computer's hard drive. We send cookies when you surf http://www.ocvc.ac.uk , respond to online surveys or polls, or request information. Accepting the cookies used on our site does not give us access to your personally identifiable information, but we can use the cookies to identify your computer. The aggregate information collected permits us to analyze traffic patterns on our site. This can enable us over time to provide you with a better experience by improving the content and making it easier to use.
Providing information is your choice
There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our web site. However, our web site will not work without routing information and the essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our web site but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at the web site, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the web page may not be available to you.
Our commitment to data security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.