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Oxfordshire Museums Council

Bringing History to the Public

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Oxfordshire Museums Council (OMC) uses and protects any information that you give OMC when you use this website.
OMC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
OMC may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from July 2012
What we collect
We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information – primarily  email address

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information

  • To enable us to restrict access to certain pages only to members of OMC
  • To enable us to automatically deal with issues such as lost passwords
  • We may occasionally send informational emails about OMC activities.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.
It allows your browser to better respond to your preferences within the site. It also allows us to analyse our web traffic to see such things as what pages people use, whether people arrive at the site from a particular search engine, what country they are located in, what browser they are use and whether they ever come back!
We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Web browsers usually accept cookies by default but you can set them to decline cookies if you prefer. This will adversely affect the behaviour of our website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other carefully selected websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you are entitled to see information that we hold about you.  We will only have information about you if you are a registered user and this will simply be your name email.

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