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Privacy Statement


The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you.


Our Principles
What information do we collect?
Email updates
Events and courses
Sharing your information
Cookies and Website usage data
Access to your personal information
Security
Protection of minors
Exclusions
Contacting NMK
Useful links

Our Principles
NMK's Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and associated services. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. NMK will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our members' needs.


What information do we collect?
We collect information on our users in two ways: through website usage data including cookies (see below), and through registration.

Registration allows you to use advanced features of the NMK website, such as the facility to contribute articles or take part in online discussions.

When you register on the NMK site you knowingly choose to provide NMK with personal information. The minimum information we need to register a user is their name, email address and a username of their choosing. By default, only the username will be visible to other users, unless you explicitly choose to make more of your details available to other users of the NMK website. Any further details you choose to supply about yourself and your company when you register are provided at your own discretion.

If you submit articles to the site or take part in discussions, we may retain the content of your articles, posts and related responses. You may be identified as the author of any content you supply to the NMK website by reference to the details you have chosen to make available to the public upon registration, and subsequently. (See the Publishing Disclaimer for details of NMK's policy on the use of content supplied by users of the NMK website.)

We also allow users to update their personal information and newsletter subscription status at any time.


Email updates
Users can opt-in to receive regular email updates from NMK when they register for the NMK website, or when they update their personal information.

Users can also opt to receive email updates without registering on the NMK website by providing their email address only. NMK will retain the email address until they receive a request to unsubscribe sent from the same email address.

NMK email updates will typically be sent once every two weeks, although additional emails about NMK services may also be sent from time to time. Subscribers will be notified if the frequency with which email updates are sent changes.

Only users who have opted in will receive email updates from NMK. We will never intentionally solicit or proactively send promotional emails to users unless they have explicitly asked to receive this type of communication.

Any user can opt out of communications at any time by updating their personal profile, by following the Unsubscribe instructions published in every NMK email update, or by sending an email with 'UNSUBSCRIBE' in the subject line to nmk@nmk.co.uk.

Events and courses
When booking for an event or course you will be asked for information such as your address, company, telephone number and credit card details. These data will be retained by NMK for purposes relating to the administration of that event or course, and may also be used to monitor usage of NMK's website and other activities.

By registering for a course or an event, you agree to receive communication relating to that course or event.


Sharing your information
At no time will we sell or release your personal data to any third party organisation (subject to the Exclusions stated below). Many organisations collect data in order to sell on to partners and affiliates, but NMK has no intention of doing this.


Cookies and Website usage data
Our website utilises 'cookies' and Web server logs to collect information about how the site is used. Cookies allow Web servers to recognise the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser software on the user’s hard drive. Cookies provide non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, which may include the duration of individual page views, paths taken by visitors through the site, the websites visited just before and just after our website, and other general information. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

If you are concerned about cookies, you can turn them off in your browser. However, if you do this please note that some areas of the site may not work properly. For more information about configuring how your browser handles cookies, consult the links at the foot of this page.


Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information NMK holds about you and have any inaccuracies corrected or removed. Please address requests in writing to the Data Protection Officer, NMK, University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3TP. (We charge £10 for information requests. Cheques should be made payable to The University of Westminster.)


Security
Should you send confidential personal information, such as credit card details, to the NMK website via the appropriate forms and interfaces, the information will be transmitted via Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, which is the industry standard method for protecting web communications. The SSL security protocol provides data encryption, server authentication, message integrity and client authentication to ensure that not only is the data encrypted before we receive it, but the information can only be understood by authorised computers.

Other email that you send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information to us through an unsecured email. Please use the appropriate forms and interfaces provided for such circumstances.

Periodically, our business practices are reviewed for compliance with industry standard policies and procedures governing the security and confidentiality of our information.


Protection of minors
The NMK site is intended for adults working in the digital media industries, and no part of our site is targeted to attract minors. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are aged 16 and under. We request that all visitors to our website aged 16 and under do not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. If we discover that an individual aged 16 or under has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete such information from our records.


Exclusions
We reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, and to operate our systems properly when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights or those of our users.


Contacting NMK
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of NMK, or your dealings with this website, please contact nmk@nmk.co.uk.


Useful links

Data Protection Act
<http://www.hmso.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/19980029.htm>

Microsoft Cookie Guide
< http://www.microsoft.com/info/cookies.htm>

Netscape / Mozilla Cookie Guide
<http://www.mozilla.org/projects/security/pki/psm/help_21/using_priv_help.html >

Data Protection Forum
< http://www.dpforum.org.uk/ >

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