Privacy Statement - 05 July 2004
Privacy and Data Protection
ETHICOMP Journal is run from within De Montfort University. De Montfort
University is a Data Controller under the UK Data Protection Act 1998, data is held under their registration, and your privacy is protected by that law.
The information held to which this privacy statement applies is held for the operation of the ETHICOMP Journal. We may contact you about other matters using the contact details you have given us in connection with the ETHICOMP Journal, but we will not do this more often than twice a year unless you request more frequent contact from us. If you provide different contact details for the ETHICOMP Journal from those held by the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility for some other purpose or change those contact details, we may contact you to check whether they are both correct, and to ask if you want the same contact details used both for the ETHICOMP Journal and other communication with the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility.
Sharing your information with third parties
Confidentiality and security
We have a legal duty to protect the confidentiality of personal information, and recognise that we may have a moral duty in excess of our legal duty. We take precautions to protect information you submit, in accordance with legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998, aiming to meet or better industry standards of good practice for this sort of data.
Due to financial constraints, we do not make use of encryption of data transmitted to or from our website. However, if you wish data you send to us to be encrypted in transmission to protect confidentiality, we are willing to receive data encrypted using PGP. Please contact us to make arrangements as we do not currently have a PGP public key firstname.lastname@example.org
To use the ETHICOMP Journal, you must first complete the registration form. During registration, we ask you to provide certain details to allow us to verify your identity, and which we may use in future when the ETHICOMP Journal charges for subscription. You are also asked to provide contact information (such as an e-mail address), which we will use to let you know about the Journal and to respond to your questions about the Journal and the website. You can change or remove this information later (see "Correction/Updating Personal Information" below).
When you use the Internet, you are assigned a unique address (an IP address). We use IP addresses to analyse trends, to administer the site, and gather statistical information. IP addresses are not linked by us to personally identifiable information. Other people may be able to link them to personally identifiable information, but we will not allow them access to our log files (unless we are required to do so under UK law, which as we understand the law, would require a change in the law).
Our website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites, but if you find that one has practices that you feel are unacceptable, we will investigate, and remove the link if their practices are unacceptable.
Correction/Updating Personal Information
If your registration information changes, or if you no longer wish to use the ETHICOMP Journal, you may correct, update or remove your registration information from our records. This can be done either by emailing us or by contacting us at our address.
Notification of Changes to Policy