Privacy Policy

Your right to privacy is important to us

Privacy and data protection

The following terms are provided to explain how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using the Website.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal Data

Only the personal information provided by you at registration is held by the Fault Dynamics Research Group, and we will never pass on this information to third parties unless required to do so by law.  Personal data is not stored nor captured intentionally through the Website without the prior knowledge and consent of Users (e.g. during user registration).

The Fault Dynamics Research Group is keen to strike a fair balance between your personal privacy and ensuring that you obtain full value from the products and services it provides, while ensuring that it complies with all protection the Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’) affords to you. The Act gives you a number of rights, including the right to know what personal information the Fault Dynamics Research Group holds about you and the right to access this information.

Cookies

This site will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

We currently do not use any third party analytics services such as Google Analytics. 

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Log Files

Continuous logs are kept of requests received by the Website’s web servers as it is accessed. These logs are used to analyse usage of the Website.  Each log entry includes the internet protocol (IP) address of the client used (typically, though not necessarily, the IP address of the personal computer (PC) used), the type of client used (typically, though not necessarily, the type and version of web browser used), the URL of the page (or object) requested, the URL of the previous page (or object) requested (known as the ‘referrer’ and could relate to this Website or another).  Logs additionally contain the username (if a register user has logged in to the website) used to access restricted areas of the Website.

We are only able to link log entries to individuals where it holds personal data that can be associated with log entries using IP address, username, or reference number from cookies. This is only possible in relation to Users connected directly to the Fault Dynamics website using a registered account. We will only use this information to identify you where we are required to by law or where we suspect that there has been a breach of the law.

Usernames and Passwords

You are solely responsible in all respects for all use of and for protecting the confidentiality of any username and passwords that may be given to you or selected by you for use on our Website. You may not share these with or transfer them to any third parties.

You must notify us immediately of any unauthorised use of them or any other breach of security regarding our Website that comes to your attention.

Who we share your data with

We do not intentionally share your data with any third parties, except where required to by law.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we retained indefinitely the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.