In order to benefit from the full functionality offered by this website, it is occasionally necessary for us to place a small amount of information (a cookie) on your computer. Cookies are used to store your viewing preferences. When you change these options, your new selections are recorded in a cookie for use next time you visit the site. No personal data is stored in cookies and cookies are not used in order to provide advertising.
Where it is possible to make a contribution to this site, these contributions are published, and except in very limited circumstances, will be a permanent part of this site. If you decide to contribute, you must keep this in mind.
“We” as used in this policy refers to East Lothian Council.
Public data and publishing
Browsing this site doesn’t reveal your identity publicly, although see private logging later in this document for more information.
If you contribute to this site, please use your real name. This will be shown on your posts and comments. Your email address will not be shown.
At this time, this site is open to content submission by all users. Your actions can be identified to the content moderator by your IP address. These numbers could potentially be traceable to identifying information about you, whether it is your home ISP or the university, college or work account where the IP address is registered. Your IP address could potentially be used in conjunction with other data to identify you. If you are concerned about attempts to match your IP address to your identity, you may wish to use an anonymous browsing service or attempt some means to disguise your real IP address.
In order to benefit from the full functionality offered by this website, it is occasionally necessary for us to place a small amount of information (a cookie) on your computer. Cookies are used to store your viewing options for displaying text, user-generated content functions and social networking functions. When you change these options or use these functions, your new selections are recorded in a cookie for use next time you visit the site. You may wish to clear these cookies and the browser cache if you wish to refrain from revealing any identifying information, especially if you are using a public or shared computer.
Any time you visit a page on the internet, you send quite a bit of information to the server. The web servers that host this site maintain access logs with the information that you send. This information is used to provide site statistics and to get an idea of popular pages and what sites link here. In the normal course of events we do not intend to use these logs to identify legitimate users.
This is an example of information that might be logged:
126.96.36.199 – - [21/Oct/2003:02:03:19 +0000]
“GET /wiki/draft_privacy_policy HTTP/1.1″ 200 18084
“Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/85.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/85.5″
The data logged may be used by us to solve technical problems with the site and, in cases of abuse of this site, to investigate the abuse.
Data release policy
Our policy is only to release to a third party the data we collect in the following circumstances
1. When required by law, such as in response to a valid request from a law enforcement body.
2. When given permission by the user.
3. To designated third parties to resolve or investigate abuse complaints.
4. When the information is related to spiders or bots, usually when investigating technical issues.
5. For abusive users, we may release information to assist in attempting to block the abusive user or to complain to that user’s Internet Service Provider.
6. If necessary to defend legal claims against us by third parties.
7. When we deem it necessary to protect the property or rights of the user community, or this website.
No selling of information
We will not sell your information, such as your email address, to third parties.
We make no guarantee that the information that you provide to us will be secure.