Privacy Policy

1. Privacy Philosophy and General Terms

The MEA understands the importance of your privacy rights. We are committed to transparency and disclosure of the ways in which we use personal and non-personal information. Our goal is to be as minimally intrusive as possible, but also to be transparent about the way we do use your information and to educate the users of our site about the ways in which websites actually utilise personal and non-personal information and to locate our practices within that broader context.

The material you submit to the Site, including but not limited to, Pages, Posts, Groups, Activity, Links or other modalities, may be made public. If you are the administrator or editor of a Page, Post, Group, Link or other modality on the Site, you may adjust settings to restrict the availability of that material to outside search engines. In addition, there may be links to independent web sites outside of ‘themea.org.uk’ and we are not responsible for the privacy policies of other web sites.

We will take all reasonable measures to protect the integrity of private communication on the Site. However even protected sites can be subject to illegal hacking, technological glitches, user misconduct, and administrative errors, and we assume no liability for any of these actions or occurrences or their results.

2. Information We Gather

In general, visitors to the site may remain anonymous by not logging in. ‘themea.org.uk’ uses cookies to obtain non-personal information from visitors, to provide customisation options at login, or to keep track of where you are in the Site in order to provide the correct customisation options when you use the Site.

We do not retain or make available any personal data, except that which you actually post for public view (for example, information posted on your profile page). Please do not post any personal identification numbers, or other private information not required for registering or using the Site.

‘themea.org.uk’ uses your IP address to help diagnose technology-related problems with the Site, administer the Site, and monitor Site usage. ‘themea.org.uk’ also may combine your IP address with other information to create anonymous Site statistics. ‘themea.org.uk’ does not use your IP address or cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

3. Cookies

Like most sites, we store small text files called cookies on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer when you visit a website. They are sometimes used to make websites work, and can reveal certain non-personal information to the website owner.

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These are non-essential cookies used by Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.  To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

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You may see up to three wordpress cookies once you log into our Forum. If you have chosen to remain logged in, these will remain on your computer for up to two weeks, otherwise they are deleted when you close your browser. Remember, if you choose to remain logged in, anyone with access to your computer will have access to your Forum account.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit allaboutcookies.org.

4. Security

We have security measures in place for this Site to protect it against loss, corruption and alteration of the information under our control.

5. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Site, security, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact us by email at info@themea.org.uk.