The purpose of this statement is to let users of this web site know what information is collected about them when they visit this site, how this information is used and if it is disclosed.
The information collected during each visit is aggregated with similar logged information and published in reports in order for The Franchise Society to identify patterns of usage of the site. This will assist us in improving the Service of The Franchise Society site and the services offered on it. The Franchise Society will not disclose or publish information that identifies individual machines, or potentially identifies sub-groupings of addresses, without consent.
EXCEPTION TO THE RULE
The Franchise Society will collect, use and disclose more extensive information than stated above in the following circumstances:
– unauthorised attempts to access files which are not published The Franchise Society pages; – unauthorised tampering or interference with files published on The Franchise Society site; – unauthorised attempts to index the contents of The Franchise Society site by other sites; – attempts to intercept messages of other users of The Franchise Society site; – communications which are defamatory, abusive, vilify individuals or groups or which give rise to a suspicion that an offence is being committed; – attempts to otherwise compromise the security of the web server, or interfere with the enjoyment of The Franchise Society site by other users.
The Franchise Society reserves the right to make disclosures to relevant authorities where the use of The Franchise Society site raises a suspicion that an offence is being, or has been, committed. In the event of an investigation, The Franchise Society will provide access to data to any law enforcement agency that may exercise a warrant to inspect our logs.
SECURITY OF INFORMATION
Information collected is stored in an appropriately secure format and held by The Franchise Society for archival purposes. When the information is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected it is deleted.
INFORMATION PROVIDED IN FEEDBACK
The Franchise Society provides feedback facilities on The Franchise Society site to allow users to provide input into the future development of the site and to comment on the provision of service. The provision of personal details on feedback is optional. Users may provide personal details for the purpose of receiving a reply to their feedback. This information will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided. We will not add your email address or name to any mailing list. The Franchise Society may publish aggregated information about feedback on the site, to the extent that it does not identify or cannot be used to identify individual users.
The Franchise Society captures this information on its own computers. Access to the raw data is restricted to a limited number of officers in The Franchise Society for the purpose of analysis and to report on the success of The Franchise Society in meeting The Franchise Society’s communication and access objectives. The officers who can access this data are the members of the Division of Information Services. If you would like to access information held about you by The Franchise Society please contact us. Due to the developing nature of privacy principles for online communication, this policy may be modified or expanded in light of new developments or issues that may arise from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from the time it is posted.