PRIVACY POLICY & LEGAL STATEMENT

1. Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

The Optoelectronics College will not make new use of any personally identifiable information which The Optoelectronics College has gathered from individuals or users prior to any change in our Privacy Policy without first obtaining the individual or user's consent for any new uses.

2. Security

The security of your personally identifiable information is a priority to us and while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security over the means by which information is transmitted between your computer and our servers, or any information provided to us or to any third party through or in connection with the The Optoelectronics College Site. You provide all such information at your own risk.

3. Sensitive Personally Identifiable Information

It is possible that the selections you make or information that you provide when using our Services may indicate information about you that is sensitive such as the state of your health or your sexual orientation. As with all of the personally identifiable information you provide to us, you can be assured that any sensitive information you choose to supply to us will be used only in accordance with this Privacy Policy and/or applicable law.

4. How we use the Personally Identifiable Information you provide

We may use the personally identifiable information you supply to us to share information or to communicate with you except where you have asked us not to. We may contact you by email, post, text message or telephone. We may also use your personally identifiable information to send you relevant information where appropriate.

5. Disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information

We may also disclose your personally identifiable information in the following instances: (i) if we are required to do so by applicable law or pursuant to a court or similar order; (ii) as deemed necessary, at The Optoelectronics College's discretion, to protect the legal rights or the property of The Optoelectronics College, a member or third party, or to prevent personal injury; and/or (iii) in connection with a sale, merger, assignment, joint venture or other transfer or disposition of a portion or all of the assets or stock of The Optoelectronics College or its affiliated entities (including, without limitation, in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings). In addition, The Optoelectronics College reserves the right to allow access to its systems to third parties providing necessary technical services when such access is required in order to provide those services and to provide your personally identifiable information to third parties who provide services on behalf of The Optoelectronics College, provided that such third parties are bound by The Optoelectronics College's Privacy Policy.

6. Other Web Sites

Where we provide links to third party web sites (whether or not they are affiliated with The Optoelectronics College and even if The Optoelectronics College branding appears on these sites), such sites are not controlled by us and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. These links are provided for your convenience only. If you access these sites by using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy. Although where possible we endeavour to ensure that the site operators abide by our Privacy Policy, we cannot guarantee that they will and you are advised to check the privacy policy of such third parties before providing information to them.

7. Cookies

A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the 'lifetime' of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Two types of cookies are used on this website:

session cookies - temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the site;

persistent cookies - these remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

Session cookies:

  • To allow you to carry information across pages of our site and avoid having to log-in many times.
  • Within registration to allow you to access stored information.
  • Persistent cookies:

  • To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to our website.
  • To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.
  • Within research surveys to ensure you are not invited to complete a questionnaire too often or after you have already done so.
  • Disabling or enabling cookies

    You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled.

    What can I do to manage cookies stored on my computer?

    There are a number of ways to manage cookies. If you use different computers in different locations you will need to ensure that each browser is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.

    8. Third Party Personally Identifiable Information

    You must not disclose personally identifiable information relating to any third party in conjunction with any Service unless you have their express consent to do so.

    10. General

    Your personally identifiable information will be held and used by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy and UK data protection legislation. You have a right to access the personally identifiable information that is held about you. To obtain a copy of the personally identifiable information The Optoelectronics College holds about you please use the contact details provided on the site contacts page.

    By using the The Optoelectronics College Site, you confirm your agreement to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the The Optoelectronics College Site and do not register for any of the Services. Subject to the provisions above regarding material changes to this Privacy Policy, which we will notify you of, we may change this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice (including, without limitation, on the introduction of new services to our users which affect our privacy practices). You will be bound by any such changes to the Privacy Policy. Therefore, we ask that you bookmark and periodically review this page to ensure your continuing familiarity with the most current version of our Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the The Optoelectronics College Site following such changes to this Privacy Policy means you accept those changes.

    11. Unsubscribing, Correction and Deletion of Personally Identifiable Information

    If you would like to have your personally identifiable information on our database amended or deleted, please contact us using the details provided on the site contacts page., and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with your request in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.
    (We may need to contact you or verify who you are in order to be sure that we are deleting or changing the appropriate information).

    When requesting that personally identifiable information be amended or deleted, please keep in mind that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes. However, we may use that information, from time to time, to recontact former members or visitors to The Optoelectronics College Site in certain limited circumstances - for instance, if required to do so by law.

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    Legal Statement

    The Optoelectronics College provides this
    Site as a service to its users. Please review the following basic rules that govern your use of our Site (the "Agreement"). Please note that your use of our Site constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by these
    terms. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use this Site. Although you may "bookmark" a particular portion of this Site and thereby bypass this Agreement, your use of this Site still binds you to the terms. The Optoelectronics College may revise this Agreement at any time. You may wish to visit this page periodically for revised terms of use.

    Site Contents

    Unless otherwise noted, all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, photographs, streaming and video content and written and other materials that are part of this Site (collectively, the "Contents") are copyrights,
    trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual property owned, controlled or licensed by The Optoelectronics College. The Site as a whole is protected by copyright and trade dress, all worldwide rights, titles and interests in and to which are owned by The Optoelectronics College. You may download or copy the Contents and other downloadable materials displayed on the Site for personal use only. No right, title or interest in any downloaded/copied materials or software is transferred to you as a result of any such activity. You may not reproduce (except as noted above), publish, transmit, distribute, display, modify, create derived works from, sell or participate in any sale of or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, any of the Contents, the Site or any related software.

    User Feedback Policy and Other Submissions

    All comments, suggestions, ideas, and other submissions disclosed, submitted or offered to The Optoelectronics College on or via this Site or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with your use of this Site (collectively, the "Comments") are property of The Optoelectronics College. Communication, submission or offering of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to The Optoelectronics College of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the Comments. Thus The Optoelectronics College will own exclusively all such rights, titles and interests and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments. The Optoelectronics College is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay to user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments. You agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that no Comments submitted by you to the Site will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.

    INDEMNIFICATION

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold The Optoelectronics College harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising from or related to your use of the Site.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    Unless otherwise specified, this Site and the Contents thereof are displayed solely for the purpose of promoting The Optoelectronics College products and services. This Site is controlled and operated by The Optoelectronics College.

    Disclaimer

    While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of all products listed and statements made, we cannot be held responsible for innacuracies of pictures and/or text as a result of human error or program failure.

    The Optoelectronics College disclaims any duty to update or revise the materials on this site, although The Optoelectronics College may modify the materials at any time without notice. By your use of this site, you acknowledge that your use is at your sole risk and that you assume full responsibility for all costs associated with all necessary servicing or repairs of any equipment you use in connection with your use of this site. You further acknowledge that The Optoelectronics College shall not be liable for any damages or any kind related to your use of this site.

     

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    19.01.2015

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