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  1. Introduction
    1. AIEL takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This policy explains how and for what purposes we use the information collected about you through AIEL’s website (referred to below as the “Website”). Please read this privacy policy carefully. By using the Website and any facilities we offer through the Website, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy in respect of the information collected about you via the Website.
    2. If you have any questions about the policy, please get in touch with us using the contact details set out at paragraph 5 (Contact us) below and we will do our best to answer your questions.
  2. Information collected
    1. We do not collect personal information from you, but when you visit the Website our web server may automatically record your IP address. We may use IP addresses to help us administer the Website and to collect demographic information for aggregation purposes.
    2. We may also gather other non-personal information (from which we cannot identify you) such as the type of your internet browser which we use to provide you with a more effective service.
  3. Cookies
    1. When you visit the Website we may store some information (commonly known as a “cookie”) on your computer. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. A cookie helps you get the best out of the Website and helps us to provide you with a more customised service.
    2. We use cookies to track how our Website is used and to improve and update our content.
    3. You can block or erase cookies from your computer if you want to (your browser’s help screen or manual should tell you how to do this), but certain parts of the Website may be reliant on the use of cookies to operate correctly and may not work correctly if you set your browser not to accept cookies.
  4. Collection and use of technical information and ‘Cookies’
    1. AIEL uses Google Analytics (just like nearly everybody else) which is a service provided by Google. They gather anonymous data of how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc. Visitors can use this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser. The technical details logged are confined to the following items:
      1. The IP address of the visitor’s web server The top-level domain name used (for example .ie, .com, .org, .net).
      2. The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used.
      3. Data which shows the traffic of visitors around this web site (for example pages accessed and documents downloaded).
      4. The type of web browser used by the website visitor.
      5. Below is a list of the cookies used on the anonymous sections of our website:
      • Drupal (has_js) – this cookie is set by the website system (which uses a content management system). The cookie records whether the user has javascript enabled which can help the site present information appropriately.
      • Drupal (SESS…) – this session cookie is set by the website system (which uses a content management system).
      • Google Analytics (__utma, __umtb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz) – these cookies are created by the website for use with google analytics. The cookies record information about the first visit to the site, the last visit to the site, the number of visits to the site, duration of site visits, the link or search terms used to get to the site.
    2. AIEL will make no attempt to identify individual visitors from the technical details listed above, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is the policy of AIEL never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law.
    3. The technical information will be used only by AIEL, and only for statistical and other administrative purposes. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute “personal data” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act, 1988.
  5. Linking to third party web sites
    1. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our Website and we recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.
    2. In addition, if you linked to the Website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third party site and we recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.
  6. Contact us
    1. If at any time you would like to contact us with your views about our privacy practices you can do so by sending an e-mail to us at or write to us at Administration, AIEL, c/o William Sturges, Burwood House, 14-16 Caxton Street, London SW1H 0QY, England.