Nominet UK (Company No. 3203859) is a not for profit company limited by guarantee whose registered address is Minerva House, Edmund Halley Road, Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4DQ.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Nominet UK.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide to us. – Information provided by others about you. – Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access. – IP addresses and cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
We are keenly aware of the trust you place in us, and our responsibility to protect your privacy. As part of this responsibility, we let you know what information we collect using cookies when you use our websites, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your experience.
Cookies are small text files that websites save locally to your computer, which allow sites to store and use information during your visit.
They can improve your experience when using a website by:
*Remembering preferences, so you don’t have to keep re-entering your choices when you visit again. *Measuring how you use a site, so that changes can be made to ensure it meets your needs.
None of the cookies used for our sites can be used to identify you personally. They are just used to help make the site better for you.
You can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, however some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.
Measuring our website usage – Google Analytics
We only use first-party Google Analytics cookies to track anonymous usage statistics and do not collect any personal information that can be used to identify you. This helps us analyse data about webpage usage and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.
Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.
Running our site – essential cookies
To run some parts of our site we set a session cookie. This cookie is used to identify user sessions between page visits. Those parts of our site will not work if the cookie cannot be set (for example if you set your browser to refuse all cookies).
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Social media – third-party cookies
db.nominet.org.uk uses social media buttons to allow users to easily share pages and post them to social networks. These use third party cookies.
We are currently implementing an opt-in script to allow users to decide up front whether they wish to have these third party cookies set, and will update this page with further details once this is in place.
Current concerns with cookies
There are many legitimate uses for cookies to enhance convenience and efficiency. However, some uses of cookies can lead to privacy concerns. These concerns typically emerge when a cookie holds personal information identifying you (e.g. a person’s name, e-mail address, billing information, address or similar), or is used across multiple sites to track users and internet usage.
http://db.nominet.org.uk does not use any of its first-party cookies to hold any personal information or track users across multiple sites. We use third party social sharing tools that set third-party cookies, and we are currently working to make all these opt-in.
Further information on cookies
For more information about how to manage cookies and their uses visit About Cookies.
For information regarding the updated law on cookies visit the ICO
For guidance as a website operator on cookies visit the ICC
Where we store your personal data
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer. – To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes. – To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us. – To allow you to participate in our applications process. – If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please write to us using the address information shown above.
Disclosure of your information
We may disclose your personal information to a third party if we are under a duty to do so in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any contract between us or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Nominet UK, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us using the address information shown above.
Other web sites
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to other web sites. If you follow a link to any of these web sites, please note that these web sites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for your use of such web sites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.