general, DOT-COMmunICaTions does not collect, store, use or disclose
personally identifying information except in very specific instances,
such as when you elect to purchase one or more of our services.
Whenever we collect such personal information, you will have a choice
regarding whether to provide it and, if it could possibly be disclosed
outside the organisation, to whom it will be disclosed. The instances
in which DOT-COMmunICaTions does collect and use personal information
DOT-COMmunICaTions provides easy-to-use services.
DOT-COMmunICaTions values its clients and their concerns about privacy.
To this end, DOT-COMmunICaTions engages in consistent information practices and uses its best efforts to make clear disclosures regarding those practices.
DOT-COMmunICaTions also complies with all applicable data protection
legislation, including the UK Data Protection Act 1998. This Privacy
Policy is a part of that compliance.
The Act defines eight Data Protection Principles. They require that data shall be:
- fairly and lawfully processed
- processed for limited purposes
- adequate, relevant and not excessive
- not kept longer than necessary
- processed in accordance with the data subjects' rights
- not transferred to countries outside the EEA without adequate protection.
DOT-COMmunICaTions conforms to the provisions of the Act. We are exempted from notification since we only process personal data for our own business and for the following purposes:-
- staff administration
- advertising, marketing and public relations
- accounts and records
Processing includes the collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by DOT-COMmunICaTions.
Please be aware that, as part of the services, DOT-COMmunICaTions provides links to Web sites operated by third parties. DOT-COMmunICaTions is not responsible for the information, collection or privacy practices or the content of those third party Web sites or applications. DOT-COMmunICaTions does not determine what specific information those third parties collect.
DOT-COMmunICaTions may collect any or all of the following three types of information: (a) traffic or clickstream data, (b) cookies, or (c) contact information and other personally identifying information. Only the information in (c) is considered Personal Data, which falls within the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. DOT-COMmunication's collection and use of each type of data is described below, as well as the ways (if any) in which the data may be shared with third parties.
(a) Traffic or Clickstream Data. Data about traffic and usage is not personally identifying or identifiable, and is not supplemented or combined with personally identifying or identifiable information. DOT-COMmunICaTions may share information it collects with certain selected third parties, but only in aggregated, anonymous form. For example, we may tell a funder or partner that a certain number of people visited a certain area on our Web site or used one of our services. DOT-COMmunICaTions collects some information regarding use of the services by observing browser functions and the files (pages) readers' access. For example, DOT-COMmunication's servers collect information about the site from which you entered to enable DOT-COMmunICaTions to calculate and pay any affiliates, information about the most frequently searched terms to help its partners to provide the most relevant information, data about usage to check for fraudulent behaviour or other abnormalities and to ensure that our services are technically superior. In addition to the foregoing applications, DOT-COMmunICaTions uses the information (in aggregate form) to better design our services.
You may set your browser software to reject cookies, but you may not be able to use all of the features of the services. DOT-COMmunICaTions may share information about usage of the services collected by cookies with third parties, but only in aggregated, anonymous form.
A cookie is a small piece of code that a website gives to you, via your web browser. Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, but most commonly they are used to give sites information about their users. In this way, sites can appear to 'remember' information about visitors, such as passwords, preferences and viewing habits.
As far as clogging your machine goes, this is unlikely as cookies are very small - usually text files stored in a cookies directory within your browser applications memory on your local hard drive. As far as security goes, cookies can't spread viruses as they are not executables, i.e. programs that contain viruses.
You're not damaging your PC or software by using a cookie - you're only increasing the information that websites hold about you. If you don't like this, then you can use your browser to restrict or even cancel their use. Cookies are used in several sections of the website to ease access to resources.
(c) Contact Information or Personally Identifying Information. DOT-COMmunICaTions can obtain access to your Personal Data (such as name, e-mail address and other contact information) only (1) when you either become a client of DOT-COMmunICaTions, or provide comments, submit a problem, request some information from DOT-COMmunICaTions , or access one of our online services and provide your name or return contact information, or (2) in connection with special offers or contests.
Contact information provided in connection with problems, comments or requests is used only to respond to those problems, comments or requests. This information is not stored or used in connection with traffic or clickstream data and is provided to third parties only as is reasonably necessary to respond to the comment, problem or request.
You may choose to provide other Personal Data, including contact information, other personally identifying information, and demographic information in order to receive email newsletters, participate in optional surveys or contests, which are run for promotional purposes and receive services from DOT-COMmunICaTions . This will require you to provide personal information such as your name, email address, home and work postcodes. This information is mandatory and is required by DOT-COMmunICaTions to supply a reasonable level of services to clients.
DOT-COMmunICaTions uses such Personal Data to contact you about our services or to notify you if you win the contest and may also use it for direct marketing purposes with your consent (see below).
In order to use these forums, readers are required to provide a user name, password and email address. Neither the Administrators of these forums, or the Moderators participating, are responsible for the privacy practices of any user. Remember that all information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to share any of your personal information. Any user who finds material posted by another user objectionable is encouraged to contact us via email. We are authorised by you to remove or modify any data submitted by you to these forums for any reason we feel constitutes a violation of our policies, whether stated, implied or not.
forums give readers two options for changing and modifying information
that they provide in their profile: Readers can login with their
username and password to change any information in their profile.
In case of lost password, readers can send an email to the Forum Admin.
Cookies must be turned on in your browser to participate as a user in these forums. Cookies are used here to hold your username and password and viewing options, allowing you to login.
By pressing the "Agree" button you confirm that, you the reader, are 13 years of age or over. You are fully responsible for any information or file supplied by this identity. You also agree that you will not post any copyrighted material that is not owned by yourself or the owners of these forums. In your use of these forums, you agree that you will not post any information which is vulgar, harassing, hateful, threatening, invading of others privacy, sexually oriented, or violates any laws.
This site contains links to other web sites and files. DOT-COMmunICaTions is not responsible for appropriateness or the content of external internet sites and/or links We have no control over the content and cannot ensure it will not be offensive or objectionable. We will, however, remove links to material that we (in our absolute discretion) feel is inappropriate as we become aware of them. DOT-COMmunICaTions however respects freedom of information and we will allow links that highlight issues if we feel that providing access to this information is more important that some users sensibilities.
Personal Data obtained from optional surveys or contests may be used by DOT-COMmunICaTions itself, or disclosed to carefully selected third parties, for the purpose of making readers aware, through direct marketing, of new products or special offers or promotions which DOT-COMmunICaTions thinks you may be interested in. DOT-COMmunICaTions will only do so if it has obtained your consent to this use at the point of collection of the Personal Data.
You will also be able to indicate that you not wish to receive such newsletters by using the unsubscribe functions. We don't intend to abuse the trust of our readers by offending them with spam.
You can withdraw any such consent that you give at any time by sending an e-mail from your registered email address and typing [remove] in the subject line. In addition, any time we do send you a communication, we will include a process for removing yourself from that mailing list in the event that you decide you no longer wish to receive information from us.
Personal Data and other information obtained by DOT-COMmunICaTions may be processed on behalf of DOT-COMmunICaTions by data processors outside of the European Economic Area. In addition, where DOT-COMmunICaTions discloses information to third parties, those third parties may be located or process the Personal Data, outside of the European Economic Area.
To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy and integrity, and ensure the appropriate use of information, DOT-COMmunICaTions has put in place appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the safety and security of the information it collects online, and ensures that any third party processing such information on DOT-COMmunication's behalf is contractually obliged to put in place similar measures. You should consider any communication that you transmit to DOT-COMmunICaTions (such as data, questions or answers, comments, or suggestions) as non-confidential, and agree that DOT-COMmunICaTions will not be liable or responsible if information that belongs to you is intercepted and used by an unintended recipient.
DOT-COMmunICaTions uses all reasonable efforts not to collect use or disclose individually identifiable information from children under the age of 13. The services are not targeted at children, and children may not register without parental permission for any portions of the services that require registration.
To request a copy of your Personal Data held by DOT-COMmunICaTions, please send an e-mail containing your request. You must provide your full name and the e-mail from which the request is received (and to which the response will be sent) must match the e-mail on file with DOT-COMmunICaTions. You may then correct or delete such information using the procedures specified in the e-mail.
Attn: Legal Affairs
Salem Community Centre
Or email Legal
You may also use the above contact information if you think any information about you is inaccurate, incomplete, or if you want to change the sort of information about you that DOT-COMmunICaTions may have collected.