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Privacy Statement

EPPI-Centre is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the EPPI-Centre site and governs data collection and usage. By using the EPPI-Centre site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

EPPI-Centre collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number, if and only if you register explicitly to one of our services. EPPI-Centre also collects anonymous demographic information (via Google Analytics), which is not unique to you, such as your geo-location, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by EPPI-Centre. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by EPPI-Centre for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the EPPI-Centre site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through EPPI-Centre public message and comments boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: EPPI-Centre does not read any of your private online communications.

The commenting platform for our blog (Disqus) is not directly managed by EPPI-Centre, please see their Terms and Conditions for details.

EPPI-Centre encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from EPPI-Centre so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. EPPI-Centre is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the EPPI-Centre and EPPI-Centre family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

EPPI-Centre collects and uses your personal information to operate the EPPI-Centre Web site and deliver the services you have requested. EPPI-Centre also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from EPPI-Centre and its affiliates. EPPI-Centre may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

EPPI-Centre does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. EPPI-Centre may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, EPPI-Centre may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to EPPI-Centre, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

EPPI-Centre does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

EPPI-Centre keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within EPPI-Centre, in order to determine what EPPI-Centre services are the most popular. This data is collected by internal systems as well as the popular Google Analytics platform. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within EPPI-Centre to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

EPPI-Centre Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on EPPI-Centre or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of EPPI-Centre; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of EPPI-Centre, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The EPPI-Centre Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize EPPI-Centre pages, or register with EPPI-Centre site or services, a cookie helps EPPI-Centre to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same EPPI-Centre Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the EPPI-Centre features that you customized.

The secondary use of Cookies is to track usage, which is mainly done via the Google Analytics platform and uses its own independent cookies. The relevant privacy policy is here.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the EPPI-Centre services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

EPPI-Centre secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. EPPI-Centre secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

EPPI-Centre will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. EPPI-Centre encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how EPPI-Centre is protecting your information.

Contact Information

EPPI-Centre welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that EPPI-Centre has not adhered to this Statement, please contact EPPI-Centre at IOE.EPPIAdmin@ucl.ac.uk. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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