What information do we collect?
We collect several kinds of information:
Membership forms (whether collected on paper or collected via the website)
Feedback (collected via the website)
Other information (submitted by you when you publish Content)
Website usage information (collected through cookies and log files).
What do we do with this information?
All membership information, including your email address will be kept private and will never appear on the website. You may change your personal information at any time via your account on the website.
Unless you ask us not to, we may use your information to write to you or send emails to you about membership renewal, local or ISKA events or any other matters we consider likely to be of interest to our members.
ISKA will not make members information available to third parties (including other members) unless we have their explicit permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
Feedback and polls
We value and welcome your feedback via email.
Normally any feedback we gather will be used in an anonymous way. If we intend to contact you about your responses to a particular survey we will say so when we ask you to take part in it.
If the ISKA webmaster permits it, nominated members may post content on the website. Such content must be in accordance with the aims of ISKA. Please remember that if you choose to include personal information in your Member Content you are placing it in the public domain, and we cannot guarantee that other agents using the internet will not gather and use it.
These include legitimate agents such as Google and less desirable agents such as the email harvesters used by spammers.
Site usage information: Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. Several cookies may be created when you visit the ISKA website. We may use both permanent cookies and temporary cookies (called session cookies). Permanent cookies stay on your computer between visits to the ISKA site. Session cookies disappear when you leave the site and close your browser. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.
Our cookies are used for the following purposes:
To count the number of times you return to the site and the pages that you visit. This helps us improve our site and identify redundant material.
To store your logged in status. Once you have logged in to the website a cookie will help your computer to automatically log in again in the future, until you explicitly log out.
To store other settings. For example a cookie is needed to let us know you have voted in a poll or taken part in a survey and another is used to store your preference for the page editor you use when you create content.
The information stored in our cookies is kept separate from your member information and will never be used with it.
You also have choices with respect to cookies.
By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your browser or other file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.
Please note that by deleting cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
Site usage information: Log files
Log files record visitors' use of the site. We can collect information about site usage from the data contained in these logs which we obtain from third parties.
Log files do not contain any personal information and they are not used to identify any individual person’s use of the site.
When a visitor requests any web page from our website, our web servers automatically obtain that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We may use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, to investigate abuse of the website and its users, and/or to cooperate with law enforcement. We do not generally disseminate this information to third parties and then only in aggregate.
What happens when I follow a link to another site?
Access to your information and contacting ISKA
24 February 2008