Unless stated otherwise, personal information which you give us is used
only for administering the Schola. It may be held by an organisation
which supplies a computer service, but it is not passed to third parties
for any other purpose.
If you submit articles for publication on the web site, and in the
newsletter, all of the information in the article will become public,
so it is important that you do not include anything which should not
be published, either about yourself or about others.
All accesses to this web site are logged. The information stored
in the logs includes the date and time, the address of the machine used
to access our site, details of the page requested, the browser version
you are using, and possibly the referring page. Other information sent
by your browser may be logged, especially if an error occurs.
When you send us a message using our contact form, some of the logged
information is also contained in the email message which we receive.
Any information we hold may be released to competent authorities if we
are legally compelled to do so, or to assist investigation of a suspected
misuse of our site.
accesses belong to a single session. This is required for security as
well as helping to improve the presentation. One cookie, called “_SESSION”,
is always used, and by using this site you accept our use of this cookie.
Another, called “_COOKIES”, is optional and enables you to control the
banner message about cookies.
The details of the way these cookies are used are as follows:
- _SESSION contains short term information to link your page accesses
together into a single session. This cookie has a short lifetime
(currently two hours) but it is renewed every time you access a page
on the site.
The information contained in this cookie is meaningless except to our
server, and the contents are never passed to any third party, unless
for legal or investigative purposes as described above.
For normal site visitors, it never contains personally identifying
information, although it may contain enough information to identify
the machine from which the site is being accessed.
(If you are allowed to log in to this site, and you are are logged in
at the time, the cookie does contain enough information to relate your
session to your identifying information held in the database, such as
your name and email address.)
- _COOKIES is a long-term cookie which is set only if you click on
the button to accept cookie use in the banner message about cookies.
If you do this, and if your browser keeps cookies for a sufficiently
long time, the cookie banner message will not appear again until this
cookie expires (currently one year). This cookie contains nothing other
than a word indicating your acceptance (currently just “ok”).