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Privacy Policy

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Be assured that your right to privacy is respected and we are committed to protecting it. 

The Privacy Policy informs you how your personal information is used. Your personal information will only be used in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. 

How is information collected and what is collected?

  1. Routine information collected when anyone accesses our site
    1. Log files
      Like most other web sites, we collect statistics about all visitors to our site. Whenever anyone visits a page on our site their IP address and domain name is stored, together with the time and date and the page accessed. This information by itself will not identify you personally. You can only be identified by combining this information with the log files of your Internet Service Provider, which we obviously do not have access to. We do not attempt to capture your email address by stealth. 
    2. Cookies
      Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your computer, which our web server sends to your browser. On request, the browser will send the cookie back to the web server. This allows us to customise certain aspects of the site according to your requirements.
      You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing your browser settings. You can set your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept cookies, your experience of our site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
    3. Data Uploaded for Analysis
      Any data you upload, whether it be an extract from an LDS National Index or a file of your own data, will only be stored on our site for a short period of time - long enough for you to generate distribution analyses.  A cleanup procedure runs once a day which removes uploaded files which are more than a day old.  Your data will not be examined by ourselves or our suppliers, other than for the purposes of troubleshooting technical problems.  No data you upload will be retained.
  2. Personal information provided by yourself

    On certain pages on our site you may be asked to provide personal information, such as name, email address etc. You are free to choose whether you provide this information or not. Any information you provide will be treated as confidential and will not be used for any purposes other than as stated. This information is not shared with third parties, other than in exceptional circumstances. These circumstances are described below.
    If you do not want to provide personal information on our site, you do not have to. However, if you do provide such information it will not be passed to others and will certainly not be used as a marketable commodity by ourselves. 
When would personal information be disclosed?  

We will only disclose your personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: 

  1. Conform with the law or comply with a legal order served on us by a UK court.
  2. Protect and defend the rights or property of this site, or visitors to this site.
  3. Identify persons who are violating the law or the rights of third parties.
  4. Cooperate with the investigations of alleged unlawful activities by legally authorised agencies.

The Legal Bit

All reasonable precautions are taken to keep any information disclosed to us secure. However, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties who receive the information. 

By visiting this site, you consent to the collection and use of information by us as specified above. If we revise our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information is collected, how it is used and under what circumstances it will be disclosed and to whom.