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Privacy and cookies statement

 

User anonymity and personal information


Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on this website's web servers. Log files do not capture personal information but do capture the user's IP address, which is automatically recognised by our web servers. Aggregated analysis of these log files is used to monitor website usage. These analyses allow measuring, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site.

Except as stated already, we will make no attempt to identify individual users. However access to web pages will generally create log entries in the systems of the PHS UK Internet Service Provider (1 & 1 Internet) or network service provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is beyond our responsibility or in our control.

We will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted. In the case of all users, we reserve the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of our web services.

As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for us to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access. No access to raw log files or log information is given to any third party.

Allowing users to log in to a website is a frequent use of cookies. Typically the web server will first send a cookie containing a unique session identifier. Users then submit their credentials and the web application authenticates the session and allows the user access to services. The PHS UK site uses this method where appropriate to authenticated clients and registered users who have explicitly opted-in or registered to access various parts of the site or services offered by PHS UK that are not available to non subscribers or non registered users.
Paypal

PHS UK uses Paypal donate as a payment processing service and does NOT store any PayPal user account details or credit card information on the PHS UK site as secure transactions are processed directly from within the purchasers PayPal account.

Our use of cookies

By using the Polish Heritage Society website you agree to the use of cookies as described in this Cookie Policy.

This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.

We embed videos from YouTube on the PHS UK site who may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player. Setting of YouTube cookies are outside of our control. To find out more please visit YouTube’s privacy policy page.

Strictly Necessary cookies: Essential for making our site work properly.
These cookies let you move around the website. These cookies don't gather any information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you've been on the internet.
We use these Strictly Necessary cookies to:
    1.    Remember things like information you've entered on order forms when you navigate to different pages in a single web browser session.
    2.    Identify you as being logged in to PHS UK if applicable.

Cookies we have defined as Strictly Necessary cookies will not be used to:
    1.    Remember your preferences or username beyond your current visit.
Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent these cookies we can't guarantee your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.
Examples: 
Cookies used to confirm you are logged in (if applicable).

Performance cookies: Collect information about how you use our website.
Performance cookies collect information about how you use our website e.g. which pages you visit, and if you experience any errors. These cookies don't collect any information that could identify you – all the information collected is anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our website works, understand what on the site most interests our users.
We use performance cookies to
    1.    Provide statistics on how our website is used.
    2.    Help us improve the website by measuring any errors that occur.
Using our site indicates that you accept the use of 'Performance' cookies. Accepting these cookies is a condition of using the website, so if you prevent them we cannot guarantee how our site will perform for you.
Examples: 
Piwik analytics, Google analytics,

Functionality cookies: Used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit.
‘Functionality' cookies are used to provide services or to remember settings to improve your visit. We use 'Functionality' cookies to:
    1.    Remember settings you've applied such as layout, text size, preferences and colours (if applicable).
    2.    Show you when you're logged in to the website (if applicable).
   Cookies defined as 'Functionality' will not be used to target you with adverts on other websites.
Examples: 
Cookies that capture your name when you log in as well as YouTube cookies that capture your preference.

Targeting cookies: Are those linked to services provided by third parties.
We use do NOT use 'Targeting' cookies.