This policy explains what information we gather when you
visit this National Society website and explains how that
information is used.
As with the vast majority of websites, the National
Society automatically logs certain information about every
request made of it (see below for more details). This information
is used for system administration, for bug tracking, and for
producing usage statistics. The logged information may be kept
Relevant subsets of this data may be passed to computer security
teams as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this
site or other computing equipment within the hosting organisation.
Data may also on occasion be passed to the administrators of other
computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this
site or of system misconfigurations. Otherwise the logged
information is not passed to any third party except if required by
law. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of
these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not
include information from which individuals could be identified.
Where forms are provided on this site, the pages containing
these forms include information on how data submitted on them will
be processed and used.
hard drive) to track the activity of external users.
The following data is automatically logged for each request:
- The name or network address of the computer making the request.
Note that under some (but not all) circumstances it may be possible
to infer from this the identity of the person making the request.
Note also that the data recorded may be that of a web proxy rather
than that of the originating client.
- The date and time of connection.
- The HTTP request, which contains the identification of the
- The status code of the request (success or failure etc.).
- The number of data bytes sent in response.
- The contents of the HTTP Referrer header supplied by the
- The content of the HTTP User-Agent header supplied by the
- Logging of additional data may be enabled temporarily from time
to time for specific purposes.
Access to user data
For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the 'Data
Controller' for the processing of any data collected by this site
is the National Society,