Privacy & Cookies

Privacy

This policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information that The Royal Environmental Institute of Scotland (REHIS)collects when you are on the www.rehis.com site and its sub sites.

Information Collection and Use

You can visit our site and use many of the services without telling us who you are or giving us any personally identifiable information. REHIS may use cookies for the smooth running of the site but does not use the information collected to match to your individual identity. It is only when you complete a form that requests personal information or e-mail REHIS that you can be identified. When completing forms you may be asked for a variety of personal information such as name, address, post code etc. REHIS also automatically receives and records information on server logs from your browser including your IP Address and the page you requested.

REHIS may use the information:

·         to fulfil your request for information or services

·         as input to improving our site

·         to inform you about improvements to our site

Information Sharing and Disclosure

REHIS will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. REHIS will only send personally identifiable information about you to other companies when we have your consent. This is only necessary when we need to share your information in order to provide the information or service requested. We also use the information in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process.

Questions or Suggestions

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this statement please contact us.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

This document was created using an SEQ Legal template (see seqlegal.com).

About cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identity and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and to identify users returning to a website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies on this website

We use both session cookies and persistent cookies on this website.

How we use cookies

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

1.      to recognise your computer when you visit our website;

2.      to track you as you navigate our website;

3.      to improve the website’s usability;

4.      to analyse the use of our website;

5.      in the administration of this website;

Third party cookies

When you use our website, you may also be sent third party cookies.

Our service providers may send you cookies. They may use the information they obtain from your use of their cookies. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Blocking cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. For example:

(1) in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector;

(2) in Firefox you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, and un-checking “Accept cookies from sites” in the “Privacy” box.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Deleting cookies

You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer:

(1) in Internet Explorer, you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);

(2) in Firefox, you can delete cookies by, first ensuring that cookies are to be deleted when you “clear private data” (this setting can be changed by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Settings” in the “Private Data” box) and then clicking “Clear private data” in the “Tools” menu.

Doing this may have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Contact us

This website is owned and operated by REHIS.  If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact us by email, by telephone or by post.

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