Privacy & Security

 

PDST Technology in Education is committed to protecting your privacy.

Most areas of this website can be accessed without providing any personal information. In those areas or services for which registration is required, eg newsletter subscription or training evaluation forms, PDST Technology in Education will treat all personal data you provide as confidential and will use it solely for the purpose intended. The information will only be disclosed as permitted by law or for the purposes listed in PDST Technology in Education's registration with the Data Protection Commissioner - REF 13590/A.

PDST Technology in Education does collect data on visitors to the site. The information gathered is done on an aggregate basis for statistical purposes only to assess levels of traffic to the site. We do not collect and evaluate this information for others.

Our web site contains links to other sites. PDST Technology in Education is not responsible for the privacy practices within any of these other sites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements on other web sites you visit which collect personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on our web site.

PDST Technology in Education reserve the right in its sole discretion to amend this privacy statement at any time, and you should regularly check this privacy statement for any amendments.

Cookies

This website uses “cookie” technology. A cookie is a small piece of data or a small text file stored by the browser on your computer, at the request of our server. We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your personal preferences so you do not have to re-enter them each time you connect to our website – our cookies are not available to other websites. In particular cookies enable us:

to measure visitor traffic to our website and their usage patterns
to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our website according to your individual interests
to speed up your searches
to recognise you when you return to our website.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Disabling Cookies:

You are always free to decline such cookies, if your browser permits, or to ask your browser to indicate when a cookie is being sent. You can also delete cookie files from your computer at your discretion. Please see links to the following websites for the procedures to follow to manage and delete cookies on your computer:

How to delete cookies in Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10
How to delete cookies in Mozilla Firefox
How to delete cookies in Google Chrome
How to delete cookies in Opera

Types of cookies we use and why:

CookieNamePurposeMore information
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visitedClick here for an overview of privacy at Google
Online form session cookieASP.NET_SessionIdThis cookie is created when a user connects to an ASP.NET application and will expire when the user closes their browser. This cookie is essential for use of forms on our site to store the session id of the user’s current session.Visit the Microsoft website
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These cookies are via the twitter importer used on the homepage template. These are all sourced from twitter.comVisit Twitter API website

Usage of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.