Privacy Statement

Sheffield DACT 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 Sheffield DACT Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Sheffield DACT website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Sheffield DACT collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Sheffield DACT 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 Sheffield DACT. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Sheffield DACT for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Sheffield DACT Web site.

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

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

Use of your Personal Information

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

Sheffield DACT does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Sheffield DACT 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, Sheffield DACT 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 Sheffield DACT, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

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

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

Sheffield DACT 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 Sheffield DACT or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Sheffield DACT; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Sheffield DACT, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Sheffield DACT 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.

For more information, please read our Cooky Policy.

Security of your Personal Information

Sheffield DACT secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Sheffield DACT 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

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