the e-Assessment Association

Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for the E-Assessment Association and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information is also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

We take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of our members and users throughout their visiting experience. We believe that this website complies with all UK laws in this respect.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the user’s experience. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for website’s to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a users computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s usage of the website for the purposes of providing the users with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use of cookies they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website.

This website uses tracking software to monitor visitors to better understand how they use the site.

Other cookies may be stored by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting us do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. We have tried to ensure a safe and secure email process but advise users that they use this service at their own risk.

We may use any information you submit to provide you with further information about our services or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted.  This includes using your details to subscribe you to email newsletters but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting an email to us. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter to inform members about products and services supplied by this website, and regarding other e-assessment matters. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion and risk. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the organisation that operates this website. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website may contain tracking facilities within the email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is not a comprehensive list].  This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign.

External Links

Although we try to include quality, safe and relevant external links users should always adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or other losses caused by visiting any external links from the site.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program which may use cookies and will tracks the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that we participate in are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. We will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

Through our social media platform accounts, we may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy url’s [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened url’s published on social media platforms by this website and it’s owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine url’s are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and it’s owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Further Information

This Free Website Privacy Policy written by Jamie King Media – Logo Design © 2013 – v.2.0 April 2013 (http://www.jamieking.co.uk/resources/free_sample_privacy_policy.html) , and edited and customised by the eAssessment Association.