Ramshorn is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Ramshorn site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Ramshorn site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Ramshorn collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Ramshorn also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Ramshorn. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Ramshorn for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Ramshorn site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Ramshorn public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Ramshorn does not read any of your private online communications.

Ramshorn encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Ramshorn so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Ramshorn is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Ramshorn and Ramshorn family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Ramshorn collects and uses your personal information to operate the Ramshorn Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Ramshorn also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Ramshorn and its affiliates. Ramshorn may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Ramshorn does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Ramshorn may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Ramshorn may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Ramshorn, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Ramshorn does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Ramshorn keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Ramshorn, in order to determine what Ramshorn services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Ramshorn to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Ramshorn Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Ramshorn or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Ramshorn; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Ramshorn, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Ramshorn Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Ramshorn pages, or register with Ramshorn site or services, a cookie helps Ramshorn to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Ramshorn Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Ramshorn features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Ramshorn services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Ramshorn secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Ramshorn secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Ramshorn will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Ramshorn encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Ramshorn is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Ramshorn welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Ramshorn has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Ramshorn at jim.everett@strath.ac.uk. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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