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Privacy Policy

Overview
 
The YPHSIG is a professional network run for and by it's members. We are a not-for-profit organisation and in order to maintain our professional network we hold and share some information about you. You are asked when you join whether you give permission for us to share your professional contact details on our site and store your personal information in our membership database.
 
Our site utilises Google Analytics (a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website) Google Analytics allows us to view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with our website so that we can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

All website owners using Google Analytics are required to have a privacy policy that fully discloses the use of Google Analytics.
 
Our Privacy Policy

At YPHSIG, we are keenly aware of the trust that you place in us and our responsibility to protect your privacy. As part of this responsibility, we let you know what information we collect when you use our website, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your experience. The YPHSIG Privacy Policy describes how we treat personal information when you use our website.
 
IMPORTANT: Because you are using our website(s) we assume that you are happy for us to use cookies in this way.
 

If you are not happy, then you should either not use our website(s), set your web browser to not accept cookies from www.yphsig.org.uk or use your web browser's anonymous browsing setting (this is called 'Incognito' in Google Chrome, 'InPrivate' in Internet Explorer and 'Private Browsing' in Firefox).

For more information on cookies, how to control the use of them in your browser and how to browse the Internet anonymously visit the All About Cookies website.

Google Analytics Cookies

Like many similar services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store information, such as the time that the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.
Use of IP Address

Every computer and device connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. Since these numbers are usually assigned in country-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country, region and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. Google Analytics collects the IP address of website visitors in order to provide website owners with a sense of where in the world their visitors come from. This method is known as IP geolocation.

Google Analytics does not report the actual IP address information to Google Analytics customers. Additionally, using a method known as IP masking, website owners that use Google Analytics have the option to tell Google Analytics to only use a portion of the IP address, rather than the entire IP address, for geolocation. Whether or not website owners use Google Analytics, they have access to IP addresses for visitors to their sites.
Personal Information

Personal information is information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address or billing information, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information. The YPHSIG will not share this information without your permission. We do not associate personal information with web analytics information.
Browser Opt-out

To provide website visitors with more choice about how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.

Learn more about the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here
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