We know that you care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do that carefully and sensibly. This page answers some important questions about how we collect, use and protect your personal details. By visiting http://www.jisc-collections.ac.uk, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Notice.
Any personal information provided to or to be gathered by us is controlled by the JISC Content Procurement Company Limited (which trades as JISC Collections), Brettenham House, Ground Floor, 5 Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN, United Kingdom. JISC Collections is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office with the Registration Number Z9546606 in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The information we learn from members and other users helps us personalise and continually improve your experience of using our website. We use the information communicate with you, update our records and generally maintain your accounts with us. We also use this information to improve the user experience, prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website, and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf. Here are the types of information we gather.
When someone visits www.kbplus.ac.uk we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our main website (www.kbplus.ac.uk). We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and explain what we intend to do with it.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device you will need to refer to your manual for that device.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website and your user experience.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
|Application Cookie||JSESSIONID||This cookie is used by the J2EE web application and is required for the correct functioning of the website and is used when storing the user’s session within the application This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.|
|Shibboleth Login||_shibsession_xxxxx||Handling the user’s shibboleth session.|
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and what pages they have visited.|
We do not sell, trade or rent information on our members to any third parties.
We may from time to time share institutional identification records such as Ringgold Id, IP address range, UK Access Management Federation IdP ID that are stored in Your Account with our project partners who are developing librarian tools such as Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP), Electronic Licence Comparison & Analysis Tool (ELCAT) and the Entitlement Registry to enhance the user experience. We do not transfer or share any personally identifiable information.
Our site may include links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to third party websites.
We give you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with our website for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. This list will change as our website evolves.
Under the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of the personal information JISC Collections holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for information requests and require you to prove your identity with 2 pieces of approved identification). We will use reasonable efforts to supply, correct or delete personal information about you on our files.
Our business changes constantly and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may email periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of member information collected in the past without the consent of affected members.
This privacy notice was last updated 9 August 2012.