Privacy, Security and Cookies

Who are we?

The Paston Footprints project and the This Is The Pastons website is run in association with the UEA (University of East Anglia). In the following statements "we" refers to any or all of these organisations.

See this link for the full details of the UEA's GDPR data protection privacy policy.

Security

We are strongly committed to your security. Our website uses secure servers which support the SSL protocol. Secure socket layer (SSL) technology is used to encrypt transaction data. This safeguards confidential information such as payment card details. Entering any payment card details via your browser always uses secure mode. You can tell that your browser is in secure mode because in the address window the prefix 'http' is replaced with the prefix 'https'. A locked padlock will also be visible in the address window to confirm that your browser is in secure mode.

While your browser is in secure mode your details are encrypted and cannot be viewed by anyone else on the internet. This website supports high grade encryption which ensures that your details are as safe as possible at all times.

The certificate can be viewed at any time - double clicking on the padlock should bring up information about the certificate.

Privacy

We are strongly committed to the protection of your privacy. Unlike others we will never sell your address or exploit your personal details in any way. You will receive no junk mail as a result of any enquiry or order you may place with us. Any information about you will be used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, May 2018).

Your data will only be accessible to those who directly require it, which is limited to the UEA Project Administrator and the main administrators of the website.

Privacy Policy

We do not collect any personal information about you unless the information is voluntarily submitted. The information we collect about you may include your name, address, telephone number, email address and the organisation with which you are associated. Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties.

You have a right to request a copy of your personal details at any time in order to check the accuracy of the information held. If you wish to do this please contact us. The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. If you find any inaccuracies please advise us and they will be deleted or corrected promptly. Your data will only be held until the completion of the project. After this time your record is destroyed.

If you send an enquiry by email we will only use the information you give us to fulfil your information request. If you send an order by email we will only use the information you give us to provide the service or services you have requested. We may occasionally contact a customer after an order is completed to help us evaluate and improve the service that we offer.

This website contains links to other websites. The Paston Footprints project and the This Is The Pastons are not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave our website and we encourage you to read the privacy statements on other websites you visit.

This privacy statement forms part of the Terms and Conditions of this website. If the privacy policy changes in any way we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect and how your personal information is treated.

Cookies

Web sites within the EU are regulated as to their use of cookies. This regulation means that the site must inform the user of what cookies are in use, what they are used for and what the user can do about them if they don't want the site using them.

In general Cookies fall into 4 categories:

  1. Essential: Those which are needed for the normal running of the web site. Disabling these is not an option as the site will not function without them. An example of this type are ones which handle user logins, shopping baskets or remember where the user is on more complex sites.
  2. Functional: Those which improve the functionality of the site but are not essential. An example of this may be remembering a particular setting such as the language in which the page is to be displayed.
  3. Analytical: Those which benefit the site's owners. An example is the analytical cookies that count and track visitors, see which pages are the most popular and determine what the system capabilities of the user. The former help with determining what is popular and can help a site owner put more effort into the most popular sections of the site, the latter help in determining the best way to present information to the user (for example, is the audience primarily mobile or desktop). Knowing this information allows the site owner to adapt the site to the predominant type of user or, in some cases, to customise the display to the type of device detected.
  4. Advertising: Those to do with third-party advertisers whose adverts appear on the site. These are not listed below as we don't have any direct control over them. For Google adverts you can change your preferences on Google's site.

This web site does not use 3rd party advertising. The following cookies are used:

NameTypePurposeDuration
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__ckl1Remembers your cookie preferences.For up to 1 year - however, you also have the ability to clear it manually from within your browser (do a web search for how to do it for your specific browser).
__dlmmenustate1Contains the latest state of the main menu.Until the browser is closed.
__utmX3A suite of cookies used by Google Analytics (from __utma to __utmz).Some are persistent whilst others have a short lifespan - see here for more information.


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