Support Network takes your personal data privacy seriously.
Summary of terms
You may be asked for personal information if you want to take advantage of specific services we offer, or if you wish to apply for financial assistance. In each case we will only use the personal information you provide to deliver the services you have told us you wish to take part in. Personal data is not collected by Support Network through use of the website.
Support Network is a data controller and processor. Any third parties used by Support Network are also data processors. Support Network processes personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Collected data might include your name, date of birth, IMechE membership number, telephone, email and home address contact details. We will not contact you for fundraising or direct marketing purposes unless you have agreed that we can do so. If it is appropriate to your needs, and to the consequent help that we might be able to provide, we might ask you about your wider health and family circumstances and record this data. We will not process or store the personal information of individuals under 16 years of age, unless consent is given or authorised by the holder of parental responsibility.
We will retain data for as long as it is required in order to comply with legislation or other obligations. As this might differ depending on the nature of your engagement with us, additional data protection details are provided to service users and grant applicants/recipients.
Support Network will only disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent if it is under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, e.g. raising safeguarding issues.
This Support Network site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user's IP address and session information such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the Web server and is only used for system administration and to provide important statistics which Support Network draws on to evaluate use of the site.
Software application used to locate and display content on the web. The most popular ones are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome.
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned. (source:aboutcookies.org)
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
If you are connected to the Internet you have one, for example it may look something like this 184.108.40.206
Delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.