This policy explains what types of personal information will be gathered when you visit the website of The Association for Research on Banking and the Economy (ARBE), and how this information will be used.
If you follow a link to any other website, please check their policies before you submit any personal information to those websites.
On some parts of the websites, you may be asked to provide some limited personal information in order to enable the provision of certain services (e.g. contact form, applying for a vacancy etc). ARBE may store this information manually or electronically. By supplying this information you are consenting to ARBE holding and using it for the purposes for which it was provided. Information provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfill that purpose.
We may also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any individual and allows us to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
How the information collected is used
Personal information provided to ARBE by you will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is requested. Personal information will not be sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies or other such organisations without your permission. Personal information collected and/or processed by ARBE is held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Demographical and statistical information about user behaviour may be collected and used to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of the websites of ARBE. Any disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual users.
How collected information is stored
Information which you provide to us will ordinarily be stored on our secure servers. We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share such information in order to comply with any legal obligation.
How "cookies" are used
Websites of ARBE may use "cookies". A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we place on your computer or mobile device. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our website.
For more detailed information on the cookies we use on main web pages of ARBE, please see our Cookie Statement.
Access to information
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you.
Any queries or concerns about privacy on these websites should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.