- What information do we collect?
- What do we use personal information for?
- How do we use your information?
- What is a cookie?
- What is an IP Address used for?
- What is the scope of this policy?
A: We collect personal information from Online Visa Assessments, email and SMS alerts and data capture forms on our website. Cookies are used when entering our site to record the location from where each visitor arrived. These records are used for tracking visitors who come from our affiliate sites and other pre-defined web sources. Each web page access is recorded in a log file. The contents of the log file are analysed each month to determine how many visitors we serve, what pages they look at most, and from where they connect. This information is not shared with anyone outside our organisation.
A: We use your personal information to assess your suitability for different visa classes and your data to tailor our service to match your needs. We may also use personal information collected to conduct market research, to determine site usage, to run competitions and for direct marketing purposes relating to our business. An 'opt-out' box will appear each time you are asked to provide personal data for these additional purposes. Please tick this box if you do not wish your data to be used in this way. Visa Bureau does not sell or pass on it's data to any third parties.
A: We have legal obligations, under the Data Protection Act 1998, to collect any personal information that you provide to us fairly. Each time you provide us with personal information we will let you know how we intend to use it. Visa Bureau does not sell or pass on data collected to any third parties. We will hold your personal information securely. Manual destruction of files, records and computer print-outs containing sensitive data are carried out in a secure way by either internally shredding or using a supplier who uses secure disposal methods.
A: When you enter our site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are devices which identify your computer to our server and personalise the site for your future use. Cookies only record the areas of our site that a computer has visited. A cookie will not provide us with any personal information. Therefore, if you have not supplied us with any personal information, you can still browse our site anonymously. If you do not want a cookie you can set your browser to deny it.
A: If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 123.456.78.9. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. If there is a security breach the relevant IP Address will be identified by the Internet Service Provider and the user may be contacted.
A: We reserve the right to change this statement at any time without warning to meet any statutory requirements or changes in the nature of our activities and services. This privacy statement does not form the basis of any contract between parties.
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